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Lenses / Re: Canon 200-400 and Adorama
« on: August 23, 2013, 09:27:34 AM »
Glad to hear that Adorama came through for you.    It is a great lens -enjoy it

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 11:48:57 AM »
Canon doesn't seem to have interest in high-end compact cameras, therefore, Fuji & Sony will cont. leading this area.

I just don't see myself buying Canon compact camera at this time.

Think Canon would add a  few hundred dollars to the cost and to create a great compact P&S?

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 11:45:21 AM »
no GPS? seriously!  ???

Zactly what I was just wondering... 
Don't want to carry another device to geotag after a WiFi xfer, may as well just shoot the geotagged shot w the tablet.

+1 on the no GPS!!! Why Canon? Why?

Surprised not included.    Could it be either size or cost?

Site Information / Re: What happens when you hit 10,000 posts?
« on: August 22, 2013, 11:40:47 AM »
Am I the only one curious about this?  Is the 1DX the pinnacle of the rankings?  Or do you become a 1DC?  To me, advancement to a 1DC seems a little odd...I know it sells for more than the 1DX, but being a photographer, I wouldn't really consider it an upgrade.  I guess we'll find out in the next couple of weeks.

Are you planning on posting a lot???

Technical Support / Re: Wedding shooter - DO NOT TRY THIS, UNLESS
« on: August 21, 2013, 01:13:51 AM »
Unless what?  Looks like fun until you get the lawsuit !

Lenses / Re: Any chance Canon will incorporate 1.4x into Great Whites?
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:20:19 AM »
Now if they arranged it so you could buy the lens by itself, and have the TC as an add-in module which you could switch in and out of the path without opening anything to dust then they'd have a real killer; You could decide which one to use and install it in a clean environment and not be stuck with it permanently.

...Then again I'll probably see a left-threaded jar of pickled chicken lips before that happens.


Grat idea, swing in extender. I guess it would be an extension tube when swung out

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Basic Specs [CR2]
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:18:44 AM »
I'dtake low MP and higher ISO. Mini 1Dx would be ideal, but I think that would be a different camera and a much higher price pt

EOS Bodies / Re: More Medium Format Talk
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:16:22 AM »
I think thatCanon is very confused.   They look at $ for cine lens and potential MFN bodies and combine these with 1Dx sales.  Ain't going to happen.   At $50-75K per system, sales will be very low.   

Lenses / Any chance Canon will incorporate 1.4x into Great Whites?
« on: August 18, 2013, 04:35:27 PM »
Having used the 200-400 on several trips, I can say that they incorporation of the 1.4 into the lens is a great plus.

I would love to see this in their long lenses, especially 500, 600 and 800.

Don't expect to see this soon, but it would be nice.

Canon General / Re: What's so bad about HDR?
« on: July 31, 2013, 01:14:21 PM »
I can answer that.  It is because people take it too far.  Using HDR in difficult lighting situations is perfectly acceptable.  But to make it feel like you are tripping on acid... it isn't nearly as cool of an image as you want it to be.

+1000.  Natural looking is great.  Grunge is can be really nice or over done.  More often than not, it is over done.

Software & Accessories / Re: How Long Does Your CF Cards Last...
« on: July 31, 2013, 01:12:14 PM »
Finally had a SanDisk Extreme 32GB (2-3 years old) card fail. Only card in about 30 I have owned over the years (sell older cards to camera club friends).

Software & Accessories / Re: External HDD for backups
« on: July 31, 2013, 01:10:14 PM »
I used a combination of

1. Drobo as main storage for my images (both raw and those I have processed).  The drobo I use has 5 drives (hot swappale) with dual redundancy.  In other words, if 2 drives fail, the data is safe.  I can pull a drive out and replace it will the machine is running (Hot swappable).  The dual redundancy reduces storage by 40% but adds safety from failure, not stupidity.

2.  I keep backups on either Seagate or western digital external drives (2 or 3 TB), never plugged in except when I am using them.  That way they are immune from lightning strikes which could fry everything inspite of 2 surge protectors.

3.  I don't do this, but need to do it soon.  Keep a copy of the files off site, that way I lose the house (fire) I still have a backup my images.

I don't go to the cloud - cost, speed, and companies have been know to go out business without warning.

hope this helps.

Technical Support / Re: Not Windows
« on: July 30, 2013, 01:57:12 AM »
Cost is the only reason I've not completely gone Apple.  I have an iphone and ipad mini.  I can completely upgrade my system for $800.  I've been building my own systems since 2008 and will never purchase from a big box store again.  The only issue I have now is the lack of an SSD for my OS drive.  I'd love to have a mac book pro, but for that money, I could get an awesome PC and have enough left over to buy a prime lens.  I do love playing with macs and imacs at the local BB store.

Looking to moving from Win 7 Dell XPS to a Mac Pro and Macbook Pro but concerned about $$$.    Afraid the move will set me back $7-8,000 (! ouch!)

Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 30, 2013, 01:54:17 AM »
Just wondering, how often do you (the readers) shot at 2.8 and want something faster?

Or is the desire for better AF or ?

This will be a large 24-70 lens (just like the 70-200 F2.8 is larger than the 70-200 F4).  Unless the IQ is significantly better than Canon's at mid apertures, I will skip this lens.

Canon General / Re: Canon Camera Sales Down in Q2, Imaging Revenue Up
« on: July 29, 2013, 04:43:21 PM »
Smart phones are saturating the market.  People don't care about image quality - 40+MP smart phone.  What type of IQ will you get?    Wait a few years, cameras will make a come back, especially when someone marries a smart phone with a quality P&S.

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