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EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 16, 2012, 05:01:02 PM »
Just got my tracking number.  It will likely be picked up tomorrow though.  I guess the Adorama guys are all working hard today trying to fill those orders.

EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is Taking Pre-Orders for EOS 6D
« on: September 16, 2012, 04:56:41 PM »
It appears that adding an "early adopting fee" (EAF) is part of Caon's selling strategy nowadays.
In case you haven't noticed, its been the same way for similar products for maybe the last 100 years.
New Car models start out high and drop after the initial rush, TV sets, Iphones, its the standard way of doing business around the world.  any product that tends to have technology that is periodically upgraded in a few years drops in price over time.

I returned my 5D MK III in April, after deciding that it was a excellent camera, but I did not like the unlighted AF points not the price.  I decided that I would try a D800 and ordered one locally.  Meanwhile, I added a few high end Nikon lenses bought off the local Craigslist to my collection, the Camera arrived in short order, while buyers were still waiting elsewhere.  I ren about 1100 shots thru it, but decided that while it was a very good camera, lenses from Nikon to match it were hard to come by, my 24-70mm f/2.8G, while sharper than the Canon 24-70mm MK I, had horrible CA, and was not all that good.  Then, when looking for somethinng to match my 24-105mmL, my 135mm L, my 100-400mm L, and a couple of others that I was not going to be happy with the lens availability, so I sold it on ebay for a profit.
I bought a very low actuation refurb 5D MK II thru CLP for $1400 (they went up to $1550 the next day), and it now has 735 actuations and is a wonderful Body.
When I saw the $2750 price along with 55 ebay bucks as well, I jumped.  I just finished listing my 5D MK II for sale on Craigslist. 

Lenses / Re: 7D Crop Factoer Question
« on: September 16, 2012, 04:39:41 PM »
I realize that an EF lens on a crop sensor camera must be multiplied by 1.6 to arrive at the equivalent focal length on a crop camera, but my question; when using an EF-S lens, has the crop factor already been converted?  So that an EF-S 17-55 on a crop would be equivalent to a EF 17-55 (if one existed) on a Full Frame without having to multiply by the crop factor?

It kind of makes sense that on an EF-S lens Canon might have already factored in the crop equivalent when stating the focal length.  And then again maybe not.  Please advise
EF and EF-s lenses have their actual focal length specified.  There are some P&S cameras that put the equivalent crop factor on their lenses, but the specs normally show the actual focal length.  A EF-s 17-55 and a EF 17-55 would be the same except for the ability of the EF to cover the larger sensor.

EOS Bodies / Re: Fullframe War
« on: September 16, 2012, 04:35:48 PM »
Its a funny memo, and obviously very fake. No one writes memos like that in Canon, or any other company, for that matter.

EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:44:24 PM »
Doh! After waiting to talk to my wife about it and her definitely approving of it, I went to order it... and it is now sold out!  :'(
Deals like this are typically one day or less.  Someone will be doing it again, so be ready.
As long as the global downturn in the economy continues, there will be bargains.

EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is Taking Pre-Orders for EOS 6D
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:22:07 PM »
When I tried doing that for the 5D Mark III a week before the announcement, my Adorama sales agent just said Wait.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-M Body Only?
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:14:36 PM »
The cost of designing packaging and maintaining inventory of a body only just to sell 50 or so would be a big loss for a manufacturer.  This might not be the case in some countries with a high markup and huge profit.
I'd get one with lens, if only for the eventual day I sold it.  Of course, I'd not use a EF lens as a primary lens, just in cases where a native lens was not yet available.
The Camera with adapter and FF lens mounted will be the same thickness as a Rebel DSLR, but akward to hold and use.  It is a compromise, very slow autofocus, particularly with EF lenses.

Is this a commercial to help the owner of EOS count run up sales of his $1.49 a whack service :)
For many cameras (Not 7D, or 1D series), EOS Info is free, and has a Mac Version as well. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 15, 2012, 11:36:53 PM »
Well, mine is on order, this is the 2nd one.  Meanwhile, I was out with my 5D MK II today photographing my friend and his Monster Truck.
I know you can't capture sports or races due to the 5D MK II autofocus, but don't tell it that ;)


With Art Morris, a big Canon maker of Light touting the Kenko 1.4X TC and its ability to AF with the 800mm f/5.6, we are goiing to see something happen.  This has to be a huge embarassment for Canon to have their guy suggesting a Kenko TC.

EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 15, 2012, 10:20:29 PM »
Canon likely has a overstock.  The D800 has been seeing big discounts on ebay as well.
  The reason is simple.  Worldwide, the economy has slowed down and sales of luxury items has dropped.  Canon likely gave Adorama a sweet deal if they would buy a couple million dollars worth of cameras, but they do not allow Adorama to advertise them below Canon's guideline prices.  So, Adorama has had a longtime presence on ebay, and they are blowing them out for a few dollars each profit.  Even at $100 profit each, they can quickly convert them into a bit of cash in short order.  Chances are that they get a big ebay fee reduction for the deal as well, so they are not paying 2.8% like I do.

Video & Movie / Re: From another perspective: Podklasztorze
« on: September 15, 2012, 09:47:15 PM »
yes, it's mine. I made it as an editor. Next videos I made as an operator, too.
Good job.  I always like to see the authors post links to their work.  Feel free to tells more about how it was made.

Video & Movie / Re: From another perspective: Podklasztorze
« on: September 15, 2012, 02:24:53 PM »
Is it your video?

Lenses / Re: Zoom-walking, Walk-zooming
« on: September 15, 2012, 02:22:29 PM »
I do a lot of low light photography with a f/2-f/1.4 aperture.  Fortunately, I photograph at theatre rehersals and I can walk all over the theatre, even up on stage if I really need to.
There is no question that moving around changes the perspective, but then, that's what I want.
I could, of course, just sit in the middle of the theatre with a f/2.8 zoom and ISO 25800 and get a lot of noisy images, all with the same perspective.  As it is, ISO 6400 ot 12800 is still sometimes required.

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