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Landscape / Re: Utah
« on: November 02, 2012, 08:47:42 PM »
Awesome photos Dave. I particularly like the last one. I have been all over the USA but never to the south of Utah. It's on my bucket list.

Well, this really sucks. I was just getting ready to buy a 135mm f/2.0L lens. B&H had it yesterday (10/30/12) for $879 with the rebate. Now WITH the rebate it is $989.

1975 - Kodak 126
1978 - Minolta XG1
1980 - Nikon F3HP
80's   - Several other Nikon's - FM, FE, FM2, FE2, FA
1985 - Hasselblad 500CM
1992 - Camerz Classic Long Roll Camera
1996 - Nikon something autofocus (I can't remember)
1998 - (2) Nikon F5's
2000 - Nikon D1
2001 - (4) Nikon D1h's
2002 - Nikon D100
2004 - (2) Canon 1D Mark II's - Sold all my Nikon stuff
2004 - Canon 20D
2007 - Canon 50D
2010 - Canon 7D
2011 - Canon 5D Mark II
2012 - Canon 5d Mark III
2012 - Canon 1Dx

Wow, that's a lot of cameras over the years. Don't ask me to list the lenses. I'm not sure my memory is that good.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Moonbow!
« on: October 30, 2012, 10:00:36 AM »
Very Nice!

EOS Bodies / Re: Can you BACKDATE the 1DX firm ware VIA EOS UTILITY?
« on: October 22, 2012, 10:05:10 PM »
Back in May 2004 I bought two of the brand new 1D Mark II's. I did a firmware update that came out soon after I bought them. When I installed it on both cameras I discovered that the FireWire port didn't work. It was a bug in the new firmware. I couldn't go backwards and install the old firmware. I had to send both cameras back to Canon to go back to the old firmware.

I don't think that is something that Canon normally does, but luckily they admitted the problem and the only immediate solution was to go backwards.

Lenses / Re: Lens design and Firmware
« on: October 20, 2012, 10:00:40 PM »
I just bought the new 300mm f/2.8L IS II in July and it needed the firmware update. I am CPS Platinum. They emailed me a label for free FedEx Priority Overnight shipping. I shipped it Thursday last week. They received it on Friday, did the update, then shipped it back to me by FedEx Priority Overnight. I had it back on Monday.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx Shutter speed TV->M
« on: October 16, 2012, 11:25:23 AM »
If I am understanding you correctly. When you switch modes from Tv to M, the shutter speed you set in Tv will remain as it is when the mode is switched to M. That is normal.

Lenses / Re: DXO - lens reviews - 300mm f/2.8 IS II - that bad ???
« on: October 15, 2012, 08:43:12 AM »
I've been shooting professionally for 28 years now and the EF 300mm 2.8L IS II is the sharpest lens I have ever owned. I think even better than some of the Carl Zeiss lenses I had with my Hasselblad years ago.

Lenses / Re: "Zoom Creep" on the 24-105L : My Solution
« on: October 14, 2012, 07:42:48 PM »
My 24-105 developed zoom creep after using it every day for 6 years. I sold it on eBay last December and bought a new one.

Lenses / Re: B&H Issues!!!
« on: October 12, 2012, 05:05:28 PM »
When I bought my 300mm f2.8L IS II from B&H back in July, I got next day air UPS. When a tracking number hadn't shown up by evening, I called B&H and they admitted that they had for some unknown reason failed to ship it. Without asking, they immediately refunded my money for shipping and sent it out next day air. Out of the 26 orders I have made with B&H this year, this was the only one that they screwed up on.

Software & Accessories / Re: Bags: Tamrac 5612 vs. Domke F-2
« on: October 06, 2012, 06:29:17 AM »
I bought my first Domke F2 back in 1980 or so when Jim Domke was selling them out of his house. I think I am on my 4th or 5th one now. It's a great bag.

Now I keep everything in a Think Tank Airport International 2.0 roller and just use the Domke to put specific equipment in that I need to carry for a job. I've read something recently that said the best bag for getting your equipment TO a job may not be the best bag to have AT the job. I've come to subscribe to this philosophy.

I am sure glad I had all my gear in the Think Tank when the 78 year old pulled out, hit me and totaled my SUV a few months ago. The Think Tank with $32,000 worth of gear went flying in the back of the SUV, but everything was ok. The Domke would probably have had sufficient padding to sustain the crash, but things would probably have come out of it and been damaged.


and how much LOUDER is the 1D X?

I have both cameras and the 5D3 is considerably more quiet in the silent mode than the 1Dx. It's kind of surprising to me that there is so much difference in the noise level of the silent mode.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Adobe RGB or sRGB please?
« on: September 24, 2012, 09:47:47 PM »
The Adobe RGB colorspace contains way more color than sRGB. Most printers (Labs) print in sRGB. Shoot in Adobe RGB then dumb it down to sRGB yourself if you need to for printing. sRGB is a very old colorspace developed many many years ago by Microsoft. Adobe RGB is a much more modern, up to date colorspace.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: CPS Membership - Gold vs Platinum
« on: August 24, 2012, 04:51:34 PM »
I have been considering upgrading. I just called CPS a couple of days ago about how it works since my renew date is March 2013. Basically when you upgrade before your next renew date you get to keep the 2 clean & checks from the Gold and get an additional 6 with the Platinum. Your new renew date is one year from the day you upgrade.

Lenses / Re: What lenses do you own?
« on: August 19, 2012, 05:42:18 PM »
I shot Nikon from 1980-2004. Switched to Canon in April 2004 when the 1D2 came out. My current lenses are...

24/1.4L II
100/2.8L Macro
300/2.8L IS II
24-105/4L IS
70-200/2.8L IS II
1.4x II
2.0x III

My next purchases are mainly updating/replacing lenses...

Replace the 17-40/4 with a 16-35/2.8L II
Replace the 24-205/4 IS with a 24-70/2.8L II
Replace the 50/1.4 with a 50/1.2L (when a version II comes out)
Replace the 1.4x II with a 1.4x III

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