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Lenses / Re: Price went down for Canon 24-70 f2.8
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:46:54 PM »
Its discontinued, and the few remaining in stock have high prices.  Used ones are pricey as well.
I think you got about as good of a deal as you can expect for a new one.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Information.
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:33:46 PM »
I've got a bad feeling about the price of these new STM lenses....

I sure hope this pancake comes in at about $200.   We could start a pricing pool -- unfortunately my guess would be $400.

Sure hope $200 wins the pool!

Cost to make depends on size and number of lens elements.  with 7 small elements, it will be a cheap lens to make.  If Canon is using their new radial diffractive coatinngs, it will be pretty good optically, since the CA is reduced to allow a shorter lens.

Just use a digital audio recorder to record the feed off the sound board.  Then use the digital file for audio in your video.  Digital audio recorders are not expensive, starting at $100.   http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=digital+recorder&N=0&InitialSearch=yes

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just a quick idea
« on: June 07, 2012, 10:20:49 AM »
I'm sure its possible, they likely try to estimate how many users will need a feature before they add it. 

You will see some difference, but it should be less than 1/3 stop.  Canon can adjust and match your bodies if its critical.

EOS Bodies / Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« on: June 07, 2012, 10:09:39 AM »
i'm confused.. Nikon gear is more expensive than Canon.. ? lenses, etc.. for the same performance.. such as the 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, etc primes..

Rather than compare prices, i prefer to think in terms of price for performance.
Nikon Lenses like the 80-400mm, 24-120mm, 35mmG, are overpriced for their performance.
The 70-200mm f/2.8, the 24-70G, and the 14-24G are all priced about right for their performance.

I'm sure you'll be ecstatic if/when Canon releases that newer 100-400L II.. :)

I'km quite happy with the one I have, people have been predicting a new model for several years, but with no one else in the industry competiting at that price level, they are not under any pressure.
If only Nikon had something close to even the old Canon design, I would be much happier to keep the D800.  Nikon seems very good at shorter focal lengths while Canon has a good selection at longer focal lengths.  The D800 has a lot of features I really like.  I'm still considering trying a D800E.
Both have really good super telephotos. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark II Refurbished
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:45:47 PM »
Thanks, I've been waiting and watching every day.  I expected them to be in stock for fathers day.  i'll be calling them tomorrow for a CLP order if they still have them.

Software & Accessories / Re: DxO Optics Pro 7 and 5D Mk III
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:41:23 PM »
Has anyone used DxO Optics Pro 7 with 5D Mk III RAW files and if so, how does the resulting image quality compare with other RAW processors e.g. DPP, LR, ACR, Capture 1 etc?

Pros and cons?

All are good, it depends on what you want to do.
They do not all do the same things. 
LR is designed as a complete suite of tooks for photographers, and manages, converts raws, prints, creates photobooks, edits, and a whole lot more.  DXO converts images automatically, but does not pretend to be a complete solution. 
ACR is a photoshop plugin, so you must have photoshop to use it.  Photoshop does not manage your images, which means you will be without a powerful tool unless you purchase management software.
DPP is more of a raw converter, as opposed to editing and all the other things a photographer needs to do.
I'd recommend trying each out, If it does what you need, fine, but if you still have to buy additional software to do what you need, you will want to know that up front.

EOS Bodies / Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:27:45 PM »
I have a 5D, w 70-200 f4, 24-105, 85 1.4, 50 1.4, grip, 2 580s.  I've been waiting for the price to come in line w Nikon on the 5dii.  That does not look like it's going to happen-  especially considering the angst with the 5diii.

Where is the best place to unload this used gear?



i bought a D800, but hung on to my canon gear.  Good thing too, there is no lenses on the Nikon side up to the quality of the 24-105L, the 135mmL, the 100-400mmL, the 17mm TS-E, and so on.  There are a few lenses that are capable of giving the results the body can deliver, but selection is very limited.
Since the 24-105mmL, 135mmL and 100-400mmL are among my most used lenses, I was pretty disappointed.  The D800 is now listed on ebay along with my 24-70mm G and 80-200mm f/2.8D.  I kept the 50mm lens for now.  I had been planning on buying a 14-24mmG, but without my commonly used equivalent lenses, I was never going to be very happy.  I do quite a bit of low light photography, and the D800 is weak there.

I think you should install the eos utility and try again.

Yes, Install the EOS utility and verify that you can remotely operate the shutter.

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