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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
« on: March 19, 2011, 11:24:21 PM »
I kinda like the green slime photo.

Granted, I wouldn't want every photo like that, but that one looks cool.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 60d low light test
« on: March 18, 2011, 03:30:37 PM »
Was it Auto WB, or Auto Exposure that kept "jumping"?

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Canon General / Re: what should i do?
« on: March 17, 2011, 04:18:04 PM »

well this is my gripe about canon, there isn't a cam that has more features than the d7000 in their mid range line, so far all we have from canon is a 60d and now the 600d, so i feel the closet thing would be the 7d.

im wandering if many canon owners who have budget-mid slrs actually decided to switch to nikon d7000 due its many features.

The d7000 is right between the 60d and 7d in performance, and price.

If you already shoot Canon, why wouldn't you just spend the extra $250 over the d7000 and get higher resolution, higher FPS in jpeg, much higher FPS in raw, better video, better AF, full magnesium body.  The only advantage of the d7000 is dual memory slots, but they're only SD not CF (or ideally one of each).

On the other side of the coin though, if you already shoot Nikon, the d7000 is close enough to the 7d it would be silly to switch unless there are other considerations.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Patents 42x Zoom Lens!
« on: March 16, 2011, 02:28:32 PM »
Another fine example of "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should."

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk II advice
« on: March 15, 2011, 11:51:56 AM »
strange a scam site is using https? thought that was meant to be secure version of http?

https only means it's ssl encrypted between you and them.  Unless it's an EV (extended validation, costs about $2000) certificate there is no guarantee of the identity of the website, it's owners, etc.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk II advice
« on: March 15, 2011, 11:47:19 AM »
It's a scam.  the site has only existed since 2011-03-04


[bvukich@bvlaptop ~]$ whois laylandelectronic.com
[Querying whois.verisign-grs.com]
[whois.verisign-grs.com]

Whois Server Version 2.0

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   Domain Name: LAYLANDELECTRONIC.COM
   Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
   Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
   Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com
   Name Server: MNS01.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
   Name Server: MNS02.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
   Status: clientTransferProhibited
   Updated Date: 08-mar-2011
   Creation Date: 04-mar-2011
   Expiration Date: 04-mar-2012

>>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:43:30 UTC <<<

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk II advice
« on: March 15, 2011, 10:38:53 AM »
1300 Euros is almost certainly below cost.  It has to be a scam.

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Canon General / Re: Canon Updates Manufacturing Status
« on: March 13, 2011, 08:57:30 PM »
the only upside of this natural disaster will actually be long-term economic recovery for Japan, not the other way around ... but that's pretty much the only silver lining.

prayers and well-wishes for all the people affected by this horrible event in Japan


There is no upside.  Destruction is always a net loss; this time measured in tens of thousands of lives, and trillions of yen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window

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EOS Bodies / Re: MPEG2 Based Codec for 5D Mark III?
« on: March 10, 2011, 12:33:42 AM »
Why couldnt we format CF cards in something thats not FAT32......

The camera needs to support format, and most only support FAT12/16/32.

SDXC brings with it the potential to use exFAT, a proprietary, licensed, patent encumbered file system, but that addresses the limitations of FAT32, though adding some of it's own.  If they (SD Card Association) were smart, and not as easily swayed by Microsoft, they would have used something like ext2.  Ext2 has none of the limitations of FAT32 or exFAT, and any manufacturer could use it freely.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Replacement Soon?
« on: March 09, 2011, 11:45:41 PM »
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Do you honestly think they will  let the 5D go almost 5 years without a refresh?

Five years would be Sept. 2013.


Oops, for some reason I had it in my head that it was released Aug 2007 (But that was the 1Ds3).  :-[

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Replacement Soon?
« on: March 09, 2011, 08:54:26 PM »
1DV soon, 7DII in the fall, and 5DIII next spring.

You heard it here first  8).

Do you honestly think they will  let the 5D go almost 5 years without a refresh?

Not likely.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Thoughts on 430EX
« on: March 09, 2011, 02:47:04 PM »
I was ready to buy the 430EX but decided on the 580EX I (used) and added the 580EX II subsequently.  I'm glad I did go this route.  The differences for me that made me decide on the 580 are the guide number/power of the 580EX's and using them with umbrellas, no white bounce card in the 430EX, AF assist for the 430EX is 9 pt and 45 pt for the 580EX and recycle time is much faster with the 580EX. I would consider a used 580EX I rather than the 430EX II.  The weight of the 580EX I is similar to the weight of the 430EX II.

You can also use an external battery pack on the 580, which reduces cycle times, and increases battery life.  You can get generic versions from your favorite Chinese dropship site (I've had good luck with dealextreme) for less than the cost of the batteries you put in them.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II in April? [CR2]
« on: March 08, 2011, 11:15:32 PM »
I doubt if I'd buy a kit with a 24-70 unless it was discounted enough that I could resell it to subsidize the cost of the body.  I've come to prefer primes to zooms, and f/2.8 is not as fast as I often need in dark venues.  I returned my 70-200mm f/2.8 MK II for that reason.

I'm guessing $2000-$2200 for one with IS, but it might be a couple of hundred less.  Price does not seem to matter, buyers line up to get the latest lenses and backlogs run several months before the pipeline gets full.  Then, when all the early adopters have one, the price will drop 10%.

However, I'm certain that many will buy one and love it, I am burned out after having five of the existing 24-70mm L's that were only fair.

I've come around to a similar ideology.  I plan on getting the 5D3 kit, hopefully with a newly updated 24-105 f/4L IS, as soon as it's released.  That'll cover my general/walk-around/vacation zoom quite nicely.  If I need fast, that's what primes are for.

Hmmm, price guessing...  I'd put the 24-70 f/2.8L II at $1699 list, and the 24-70 f/2.8L IS at $2349 list.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II in April? [CR2]
« on: March 08, 2011, 10:19:06 PM »
They may get released at the same time (would be nice), but the 24-70 is too expensive, and too specialized to be a kit lens.


Actually, the local Nikon (Taiwan) did release a D700 kit which came with the Nikon 24-70:

http://www.coolpix.com.tw/shop/shop_eye_detail.php?Shop_Eye_ID=48

So I won't be surprised if an upcoming 5D3 would appear with the 24-70L II ;D


Dare I ask how much?  $4k+?

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II in April? [CR2]
« on: March 08, 2011, 07:14:32 PM »
They may get released at the same time (would be nice), but the 24-70 is too expensive, and too specialized to be a kit lens.

I would suspect that most people that would get the kit would be significantly less likely to own any existing L glass, and would need a high quality general purpose lens. The 24-105 f4L IS is a much better (subjective, I know) general purpose lens, and what they would benefit the most from having if it's their only L.

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