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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.

EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 15, 2012, 02:11:19 PM »
I just bought one.  I buy most of my Cameras and lenses from Adorama.  In addition to the low price, there is $55 in ebay bucks plus a rebate on my CC  makes it a very good price.
Adorama has a 30 day money back or exchange return policy, so you can't really go wrong.

Lenses / Re: What buy? A 24mm f/1.4L II or a 24-70mm f/2.8L II
« on: September 15, 2012, 11:53:53 AM »
If you are in low light, a  f/1.4 lens on a crop camera is cheaper than a 1D X with a f/2.8 which you would give you about about the same light sensitivity.

Lenses / Re: Canon 10-22 with 7D or 17-40 with 5D3
« on: September 15, 2012, 11:49:04 AM »
I could never warm up to the 17-40mm on FF, and the 10-22 is wider on crop than the 17-40mm is on a crop.
It wasn't bad, but not magical either.  Since I've only had the one copy, it could have been a copy that was not as good as it could be, but others often report the same thing.
Here is a image from Yellowstone with the 17-40mm L and my 5D Mark II.  Its f/16, so maybe some diffraction effects.

Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D MKII Mode Problems
« on: September 15, 2012, 10:54:10 AM »
Cameras break and have issues.  Thats why a backup is always recommended.  Imagine doing a wedding and your camera quits entirely.  If you were being paid, and had no backup camera, you could be sued for negligence.

Lenses / Re: Should I sell 35L f/1.4 to get 24-70II?
« on: September 14, 2012, 10:52:19 PM »
I love my 35mm L on my 5D MK II, as well as my other cameras.  I seems to be the right focal length for much of my uses.
However, if you do not use faster than f/2.8, and the extra cost is not a big deal, the 24-70mm f/2.8 sounds supurb.  I'm glad it is, I might even get one after haveing five of the version 1 lenses that did not impress me.

Lenses / Re: Zoom-walking, Walk-zooming
« on: September 14, 2012, 10:47:33 PM »
If you have only a prime on your camera, you can indeed fill more of the frame by walking toward the subject. or get a wider view by backing up.  This is what those are referring to who call it zooming with your feet.  In some cases, moving towards or away from the subject is practical, and in some cases it is not. The field of view of the lens does not actually change, as we all understand, but the image does change.
There might be a lot of wordsmithing going on about the exact words, but the principal is used by many photographers.  I do which ever works out the best for my situation.  I do not, for example like to move forward or backwards when I'm on the edge of a canyon, river, freeway, or other unsafe place.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sandisk QC lacking?
« on: September 12, 2012, 11:31:37 PM »
I've never had a failed or corrupted card, and i've had hundreds.  I always buy them from Adorama or B&H.  There are just too many counterfit cards being sold where you don't expect it.

Lenses / Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« on: September 12, 2012, 10:05:12 PM »
Rumors are just that.  Nothing you read here is guaranteed, and many post that a item is confirmed based on talking to a local camera salesman, who likely has no real inside knowledge.
Never buy or sell equipment based on just a rumor.  Just enjoy the many fine contributors to the site and take photos!

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