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United States / Re: Bait and Switch Camera shops fined
« on: February 28, 2011, 06:40:01 PM »
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Software & Accessories / Re: Light Peak on EOS digital
« on: February 25, 2011, 01:30:20 PM »
I don't think I've transfered pictures off a card while it's still in the camera but twice, maybe three times.

I'd rather have a good, fast, card reader that I can use for all my cards/cameras.  Why pay extra to integrate it into every camera, if the current USB2 connections are more than adequate for occasional use?

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM?
« on: February 25, 2011, 12:02:19 PM »
P.S.  Sorry, I meant to add: I've decided I'm going to buy this lens.  I'm waiting until April and if there is nothing definitive about an update, I'm going to buy the current version.

If a new version is released in conjunction with a 5DM3, I will probably buy the kit hoping to save a few bucks on both the camera and the lens.

It would be nice, but I doubt the 5D3 will have this as a kit lens; especially with IS it would just be too expensive of a lens, and would probably put the kit in the $3800-4000 range.  I think an updated 24-105/4L would be much more likely.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM?
« on: February 25, 2011, 09:18:57 AM »
"Rumors of it's replacement have been greatly exaggerated" - Mark Twain

But seriously, there have been rumors for at least 3 years that it is being replaced/upgraded with IS, etc.  I honestly think they'll eventually release both a new version, and a version with IS.  When?  No one but Canon knows.

If you need the lens, I would get it now.  If the new version is worth upgrading to, you probably wont lose much (5% ?) when you sell yours since the new version will surely be significantly more expensive.

Portrait / Re: Let There Be Light!
« on: February 24, 2011, 03:52:36 AM »
I especially like the second one (photoshopped in rain and all :) )

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D & 7D Rebates coming February 20
« on: February 21, 2011, 09:54:43 AM »
... I should snag it now for the best Sub $500 price I can find ...

At that price I'll take three :)

Sports / Re: Monster Jam 2011
« on: February 21, 2011, 12:57:39 AM »
Wow, those look infinitely better than mine.

Software & Accessories / Re: Using Canon Battery Pack in Speedlite Flashes
« on: February 19, 2011, 02:22:38 PM »
So you want to replace $10 worth of rechargeable batteries, with a $65 battery that has less capacity?

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D & 7D Rebates coming February 20
« on: February 15, 2011, 07:10:16 PM »
10mb/s isn't the fastest SD card. I have a 30mb/S SD card.

Watch your units.  10Mb/s is not equal to 10MB/sec.

30mb/s is approximately equal to 3MB/s which is class 3.

EOS Bodies / Re: Godwin's Law for Digital Photographers
« on: February 13, 2011, 05:57:30 PM »
I'm going to vote agree on one condition/criteria.. if there is a thread started *specifically* to discuss the merits or lack thereof of MP counts, then said thread is immune from said action. 

Works for me.
I would like to add that personal attack should be banned.

I would like to add the personal attacks ARE banned, and perpetrators will be dealt with accordingly.

Canon General / Re: Canon 60D or 7D
« on: February 13, 2011, 02:27:47 AM »
There are several variants of the 75-300, but none of them focus very fast, and all are optically mediocre.  It's tough to tell without more details, but the T2i probably isn't your weak point.

Have you thought about getting a new lens?  The 70-200 f/4L USM would be better than the 75-300 in every way, if you can afford to lose 100mm on the long end.  It is also very reasonably priced.  Before you put a new body behind sub-par glass, I would suggest at least renting a better lens for a weekend.

Canon General / Re: Canon 60D or 7D
« on: February 12, 2011, 10:29:21 PM »
it doesn't capture(snap) the movement as clearly as I would like.

Out of focus?  Motion blur?

What AF mode are you using?  What lens?

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D & 7D Rebates coming February 20
« on: February 12, 2011, 02:03:42 AM »
Compact flash is significantly faster than SD.

SD class 10 (the fastest you can get) = 10MB/s = CF x66 (probably the slowest you can get)

High end UDMA CF cards these days are up to x675 = 100MB/s.  Which is almost fast enough to shoot a 7D continuously at full speed (jpeg) without buffering.  If the 7D came with an SD slot, it would be unusable.

Site Information / Re: Non-responsive script
« on: February 11, 2011, 01:11:05 AM »
I normally use Chrome, but I just tested with Firefox 3.6.16 on Linux (Fedora 14) and I see no delays.

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