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EOS Bodies / Re: Refurb 7D Question
« on: November 24, 2012, 11:13:51 PM »
I bought a 5DII refurb from Canon USA. I would have thought it as new if I didn't buy it myself. A refurb can be a return, a damaged box an overstock item... basically a million reasons why the manufacturer could get the product back. Then they can't legally sell it as new so it goes for refurb. It has also been put through factory standard testing to make sure it is up to snuff. It's not a "USED" product. But I guess it's possible it could have a scuff or a few shutter clicks. I wouldn't hesitate because of that though.

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EOS Bodies / Re: When will we have a full frame body below $1,000?
« on: November 24, 2012, 11:02:52 PM »
Buy a film body. Full frame with an interchangeable sensor. It's pretty awesome and has been around for a little while, so they have had time to work out all the bugs!

But to answer the OP's original question. It's hard to say since they are marketed as top end consumer cameras and "professional" cameras. There is no REAL reason "Full Frame" has to be considered a high-end / pro format. My EOS Rebel G is all plastic (even the mount) with 3 AF points... and IT'S FULL FRAME! Does that mean I could have considered myself a pro when I got it from Santa as a kid?

Basically FF will have to be the standard sensor in entry-level cameras first to be marketed <1K.

Also, ask the average tourist walking around with a Rebel what size sensor is in their camera, or what the "crop factor" is, and you'll most likely get a blank look. They don't care.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Has Canon entered the Graveyard Spiral?
« on: November 12, 2012, 12:17:10 PM »
What "innovations" has Nikon brought to the table recently? Technology is pretty good these days. If people switch systems every time the competition has a marginally better spec'd product on paper... you'll be spending a LOT of time and money switching back and forth rather than taking photos.

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Lenses / Re: 85mm 1.2L II on Haute Dogs
« on: November 11, 2012, 11:00:51 AM »
Why is "sharpness" such a requirement for photos now? Why can't a photo be "soft"? Or anything less than the optimal sharpness of a lab test? Photography is still considered art last time I checked. Most of the critiques on the poster's photos are subjective. Chill on the pixel peepin.

No one's is pixel peeping. It's outrightly obvious that the photos are soft.

And you're missing the point. Softness is ok if appropriate for the scene/subject. In this case I don't think it's appropriate.

Yes photography is an art. But it doesn't mean any guy with a camera is an artist.

I wasn't aware there were rules on when/ where a certain technique
Is allowed to be used. Next you are goin to say it's not "appropriate" to take a portrait with a wide angle lens!

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Lenses / Re: 85mm 1.2L II on Haute Dogs
« on: November 11, 2012, 01:14:03 AM »
Why is "sharpness" such a requirement for photos now? Why can't a photo be "soft"? Or anything less than the optimal sharpness of a lab test? Photography is still considered art last time I checked. Most of the critiques on the poster's photos are subjective. Chill on the pixel peepin.

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There will be price drops and deals. There always are. Around Christmas, stores will compete. I remember last year stores like Adorama & B&H got aggressive on items like the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. It fell below 2K in the US.

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Lenses / Re: 24 1.4 II- wow
« on: November 08, 2012, 04:41:47 PM »
This is such a cool lens!, I have been itchin to get one for along time!, but I have heard of so many people getting bad copies out there.

I think that is because people with proper working gear don't usually shout from the rooftops that their lens works like it was expected to. I have this lens. Works flawlessly on my 5DII and 7D without any micro focus adjusting.

I'd go into a store though and try a copy to make sure THAT LENS is within the tolerances of YOUR CAMERA.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70/4 MFT charts
« on: November 06, 2012, 03:29:55 PM »
Canon again acted like there was no one else on the market.

Why would you spend double as much as for the 24-105?

Why would you spend considerably more than for the Tamron 24-70?

I hoped this lens was supposed to be priced in the same league of the 17-40. Charging 1500$ for a 24-70 f/4 zoom is ridiculous.

Maybe because you are getting 2 lenses in 1! You get a standard zoom + a Macro HIS! The price is just MSRP. It'll drop in price a little, then get hit with a rebate, and all of a sudden peeps will feel the urge...

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Lenses / Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« on: November 06, 2012, 09:15:58 AM »
How about some new non-L primes without IS!! I'll happily pay 4-500 for the 35 f/2 with USM and no IS.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70II or 17-40+5DMARK II
« on: October 30, 2012, 09:50:05 AM »
I think that is a LOT of money to spend on a lens where you will only be using a portion of it's optics. I believe the new 24-70 is so expensive because of the quality of it's glass- beyond the center. Using that lens on a crop is a waste IMO.

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This is Nikon's second generation of their mirrorless. Let's remember how well loved the first version was.

Just wait for the EOS-M2... It's gonna be AMAZING!!!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: October 26, 2012, 02:57:03 PM »
This is my playing in the park lens. Don't wanna look like a creep with a big lens in a park full of children!


Vi &amp; Dolly by Philip DiResta, on Flickr


Girls by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

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Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 02:04:07 PM »
I also think technology is getting to the point where the annual upgrades are so incremental, you really don't need to buy a new model every few years. The 5DII will still actually produce beautiful photos in 5 years from now.

Point & Shoots are dead.

Businesses will evolve.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 26, 2012, 09:47:17 AM »
I think it is silly comparing 35mm cameras to medium format and large format.

They are different tools for different types of photography. I always thought 35mm was for photojournalism, events, etc. It was never intended to be used for billboard sized prints or massive works of fine art. Isn't the "smaller format" the whole point? Portability, hand-holdable, faster focus, faster shutter-speeds, etc. is the trade-off to a smaller image.

If it isn't enough, get a different tool.

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Let the complaining for everyone's wishlist missing features and the April 2013 date begin...

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