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Software & Accessories / Re: Reikan FoCal not compatible with Win 8
« on: January 13, 2013, 12:26:41 PM »
I tested it on my Windows 8 as well.  Not officially tested yet with Windows 8 does not mean that it is not compatible.  Tons of software runs fine with windows 8 but is not officially supported yet.
 

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2013, 09:07:22 PM »
Slow week at CR?  Yet another CR1's to pass the time?  ;)
What happened to the Jan 8th 35L II and 14-24L UWA from last week?  :P
You have been playing the same tune over and over.  Perhaps you think that you can force Rumors to be true, or that only rumors that are guaranteed to be true are posted.
If you can't handle rumors, you need to stop reading them and then complaining that they are  ... Well, just Rumors.

Instead of instructing me that this is a rumor site, which I fully understand, you could perhaps learn to read what the tongue-in-cheek or tongue sticking out icon  :P means...I hope I am allowed to comment if a Rumor goes Dud and the original short comment was not a severe criticism in any case.

Unless CRs policy is to check with you first. Would your busy schedule with 90000 posts here allow for that time? :P
Its fine to point out your concerns, its posting the same thing over and over like a broken record is the issue.

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I suspect that Canon feels that their strategy is more successful.  At a time where camera sales are hard hit, Canon is doing relatively well.  Companies tend to stick with what works for them.

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No. 
Lenses, not bodies are where your investment should be.  Saving $500 on a body is peanuts compared to $!0K - $20K in lenses.  How many would want to invest that much in lenses from a company that may possibly go away in the coming year or next.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Reikan FoCal Pro with 40 STM
« on: January 12, 2013, 07:41:52 PM »
My 40mm worked well with Focal.  Somethings wrong with your lens or your setup.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2013, 07:35:55 PM »
Slow week at CR?  Yet another CR1's to pass the time?  ;)
What happened to the Jan 8th 35L II and 14-24L UWA from last week?  :P
You have been playing the same tune over and over.  Perhaps you think that you can force Rumors to be true, or that only rumors that are guaranteed to be true are posted.
If you can't handle rumors, you need to stop reading them and then complaining that they are  ... Well, just Rumors.
 
 

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: WW2 Kodachromes 4x5's
« on: January 12, 2013, 02:52:15 PM »
I'm glad that the Kodachrome images kept their colors so well.  I inherited many film negatives from my parents, and the old 120 Kodacolor(not Kodachrome) negatives are badly faded away, even though stored in light proof boxes and envelopes.  The B&W ones are fine, as are my Kodachrome slides from the 1950's and 1960's.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: whats up with 5d2 used pricing?
« on: January 12, 2013, 02:38:26 PM »


+1. I was going to say almost exactly the same thing. These days with eBay it is very easy to determine the market value of almost anything. Just watch for a week or so and see what the selling prices are. On almost any used product, whether it is cameras or anything else, there tends to be very little variation in price, unless there is something unusual about a particular item.
You do not need to watch for a week, just look at recently completed sales to see what they actually sold for.
During the last week, selling prices on ebay ranged from $1300 to $1500 for a body only.  Most were in the $1300 to $1400 range.
The best way to buy, IMHO. is to use the Canon customer Loyalty program (if in USA).  You usually get a low actuation body that is tested out, and you have 14 day return rights and a 90 day warranty.
The CLP program gets you about 20% off the regular refurb price or about $1400.
 

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I had both, in fact, 2 of each.  The 5D got 90% of the use, the 7D was better at difficult AF, but really poor in low light.  I could get images with the 5D MK II as much as two stops faster (ISO 6400 versus 1600)  The reason is that using lots of NR does not erode the detail away.

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Ideally, a 1.4X TC would be my choice.  Unfortunately, the best TC that physically fits (Kenko 1.4X DGX is known to lockup the 5D MK III.  I was able to confirm this the hard way)
I was able to use it with AF and a shorter extension ring.  I handhold the lens, so I had to hold my breath and be very still.
5D MK II, 100mmL f/10 ISO 800 and a substantial crop.
 

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Sports / Re: The Destroyer
« on: January 11, 2013, 08:20:12 PM »
Here he is in his new truck at the Spokane County Fair last fall.  (Canon 5D MK II with 70-200mm f/4L IS)
 


 

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Lenses / Re: How many times did you return (L) lenses to get a good copy?
« on: January 10, 2013, 11:36:41 PM »
The only "L" lens I returned was a 24-70mmL.  It was average, which is to say not very good.  I owned five total of them before giving up on the likelyhood finding one I thought was excellent.
Now, I prefer primes and have not tried the new 24-70L.

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United Kingdom & Ireland / Re: Jessops close to administration?
« on: January 10, 2013, 11:33:18 PM »


I wonder how many of us do this, with so many different items, not just camera equipment. I do not buy my camera stuff online, unless it is something simple like CF cards. Anything costly is purchased in store.
There is no profit in selling cameras, the profit that keeps stores in business comes from selling accessories like memory cards and filters. 

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Lenses / Re: 35L "focus stuck" after drop?
« on: January 10, 2013, 11:27:20 PM »
Probably some of the internal plastic parts cracked and broken, plus the lens elements are sure to be decentered.  Send it in for repair and rent a replacement if need be.  This is not a home screwdriver repair job.

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EOS Bodies / Re: CES 2013
« on: January 10, 2013, 12:06:32 PM »
I think the only THING they have announced was the 200-400 F4 1.4X with ridiculous price tag....
So far, I'm still disappointed with Canon... :(
I haven't seen a announcement, only rumors.  Can you post a link to a official announcement?

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