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DXO has zero credibility when it comes to rating cameras.  They just don't get it.

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Lenses / Re: New EOS Compatible mount tested in Germany - Polar Mount
« on: October 12, 2012, 10:37:56 PM »
You get an idea of how big a polar bears head is.
Yes, that might be the largest I've seen, and I've seen several.

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I waited, and was ready to jump when the Adorama $2750 deal came along.  I now have $55 ebay bucks to spend as well.
Just keep a eye open, sign up for e-mail notification of a price drop at Canon Price watch and other similar sites, and wait.

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Lenses / Re: New EOS Compatible mount tested in Germany - Polar Mount
« on: October 12, 2012, 10:31:39 PM »
He thought it was a lens mug.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 7D Maximum burst after FW v 2.0.0
« on: October 12, 2012, 09:41:52 PM »
Sigh... typical.

Tell ya what.... I don't look at the gosh-darn number in the display. 

Instead, I try to know the nature of the beat (the camera), as if it were an extension of me.

In that manner of familiarity, I just know I'm going to get a lot, or just a few frames, depending on how things were set.

I don't have a 7D, but I have had a 350D and 400D, and a 5DmkII... each has their own unique personality.

I may be geting a 7D soon... have not decided yet on which to get.   So, its nice to know there is an "issue", but its not a deal breaker for me.  Every camera has issues.....
While its not a issue for us do to the NR setting, I do look to see how many exposures are remaining on my card.  I change the card when there are too few left to be able to get thru the next few minutes without having the card run out and missing a critical shot.
I expect that many do not just risk losing a shot and check for remainding space.

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Lenses / Re: B&H Issues!!!
« on: October 12, 2012, 09:31:57 PM »
Says Order Processed: Ready for UPS 10/11/2012 at around 11p.
Origin Scan around 7:30p today.
Departure Scan around 8:45p today.

Well, I'm glad to know where it is but hugely disappointed in having to wait all day because of what B&H told me.  They'll definitely be hearing from me on Sunday.
It sounds like UPS issue.  B&H loads them into a empty trailer which UPS picks up every 2-4 hours.  Apparently, UPS either missed picking up the trailer or left it sitting for a day.
Whatever the reason, its disappointing.
Contact Henry Posner of B&H and ask him for help.  He is their Goodwill Ambassador and will do anything he can.
 e-mail henryp[at]bhphoto.com  Henry is pretty good at helping out.
 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Hand Strap Question
« on: October 12, 2012, 09:12:05 PM »
I don't think that the hand straps actually add much security.  A black rapid strap will be more secure, and unlike most neck straps, they are comfortable.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 7D Maximum burst after FW v 2.0.0
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:50:22 PM »
Not too many photographers use that setting.  High ISO noise reduction in camera results in losing a lot of detail.  Many prefer using Raw to jpeg.
Of course, it should work, but for me, I'll never notice it.

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Software & Accessories / Re: OS Questions
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:23:48 PM »
I much prefer windows 7 64 bit over XP.  However, if some of your hardware does not have drivers for Windows 7, then that will be a issue.  Fortunately, most of the mainstream hardware does support it, but older scanners, and older cameras that use firewire do not have 64 bit drivers.
I did not have any issues with my hardware. 
If you want to use a SSD, for example, get Windows 7.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 60D?
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:17:56 PM »
I'd go for a refurb 7D, or a T4i.  The T4i has sharper images, and the AF while in video is usable as long as you are not taking videos of objects moving toward or away at high speed.
The touch screen is also a huge plus, at least for me.
The lack of AFMA in the 60D  is disappointing (not in T4i either, but you can use live focus and its fairly fast.)

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Software & Accessories / Re: 7D Reborn at Magic Lantern
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:11:20 PM »
All the features in ML are certainly interesting, but I have never talen the time to play with them. 
 
Maybe this winter when I'm stuck in the house with 6 ft of snow outdoors ;) (I guess that wouldn't work either, I'd be shoveling snow off our roofs)

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It sounds like it will be a very good lens.  Some are reporting issues at the long end, so I'd check that out.
I'm waiting for the eventual price drop to decide if I'll get one.  By then,there will be a lot of feedback from users.

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Lenses / Re: B&H Issues!!!
« on: October 12, 2012, 07:53:23 PM »
Well, tracking has finally updated!  Lens is still in New York!  The only conclusion I can come up with is that B&H didn't get the package out yesterday and lied to me today about it being sent out!  I asked them if it was sent yesterday, twice, and both times they said it was!  Very disappointing...
What pickup time does it say on the tracking page?  B&H can put it out for UPS, but, until the UPS truck gets back to the terminal, unloads, and scans packages, the time might not be set.  If the UPS truck breaks down or gets delayed, that can happen.
I ship by UPS and occasionally this happens. 
Ask for a refund of shipping after the item arrives.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III, or 6D+7D combo - your thoughts?
« on: October 12, 2012, 07:47:45 PM »
The 7D is worthless unless you are shooting in good light - Once you go full frame all this crap about "greater reach" is nonsense, thats like digital zoom. The 7D is sadly short speced in the most important part of the camera - its sensor. How canon could put a rebel sensor in a camera and sell it for twice the price beats me.
The 7D came first, three years ago.  The rebels use the 7D sensor.  For a APS-C sensor, there are no big breakthrus in technology. 
I have a 7D and FF.  There is little doubt that If I move my 100-400mmL from my 5D MK III to my 7D, I get greater reach without loss of resolution from cropping.

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This is invaluable - thanks Mt. Spokane (hope your hands are doing better)

I'm doing fine.  I'm having both hands done for carpal tunnel.  I have been unable to hold my heavy photo equipment, and the pain has been growing worse.
It will take a few months before the damaged nerves completely heal, but only about three weeks before I can reasonably hold 10 lbs in one hand.
There are a lot of nerves in your hand, and they all pass thru that tunnel.  I don't know how I came to get the issue in both hands, probably typing for hours on CR ;)

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