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EOS Bodies / Re: How can I choose between 1DX and 5D MARK III?
« on: November 26, 2013, 02:38:55 PM »
$ - 5D M3 wins

Higher FPS (for birds) - 1Dx wins

Build and feel - 1Dx wins

IQ - 1Dx wins

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Lexar Memory Card Sale at B&H Photo
« on: November 26, 2013, 09:42:52 AM »
I have a handful of Lexar 1000x 32 GB cards and have not had any problem with them. Hoping to get some 64 GB cards but would like to find a real sale.   

This lens will doubtless be out of the range of most. Let's hope it makes the 100-400 go for peanuts.

A ton+ of peanuts at $1/lb.   I except this lens to be north  to price of the 70-200F2.8 II.

Lenses / Re: Primes vs. Zoom for Indoor Sports
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:19:48 AM »
I have the 70-200 f2.8 IS II and my only compliant is the weight.   Optically excellent.   I don't either of the other lenses you mentioned, so I can not compare them

Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 21, 2013, 05:26:17 PM »
Now that you are part of the Great White club, time for Canon to come out with V III with built-in 1.4 extenders.  I have the 200-400 and the built in extender is great.  Wish my new 600 had it ..

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF-S 10-22 $529 at B&H Photo
« on: November 21, 2013, 01:00:21 PM »
Hope the price of cards drop soon

Coming in late to this thread but yeah I don't particularly like when people compliment the camera - "your camera is awesome, I want one like that", "how much was you camera", "your pics are great what camera do you use?"  Etc.

I think they're just trying to be nice and pay me a compliment in a round-about way. However to me It's kinda like they're saying - "hey, well done for being able to spend large amounts of cash on your equipment. You must be doing well to be able to waste your money on fancy gadgets! Of course your pictures are good, they ought to be for that price!"


That captures my sentiment precisely and probably reveals a lot about both of us.  I'm not a pro, but I am a relatively passionate amateur.  I have an above-average level of disposable income.  I guess I am sensitive that people are mistaking me for a rich asshole who buys expensive toys to demonstrate status.

I think the next step will be to respond to "your camera takes great photos" with "thank you!  Tell me what you like about these images.  I'm always trying to improve my craft."

I respond to this either of two ways.

1.  I sometimes say - you should see the pictures I get back when I send the camera on a trip by itself.

2. Or I will say, do you tell you favorite chef that he/she must have a great set of knives or a wonderful stove?

Always trying to be humorous and with a smile :)

Lenses / Re: Dear Lord in case I die
« on: November 19, 2013, 12:08:55 PM »
"In case"?

are you planning or fearing something?

Lenses / Re: Replacement foot for Canon 600II
« on: November 19, 2013, 12:07:48 PM »
Shouldn't be.  Main reason is the foot needs to extend behind the mounting screws for proper balance with a TC, especially with a gripped/1-series body.

Got it.  Thanks

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« on: November 19, 2013, 01:04:16 AM »
Honest question.  I don't get why a well made lens with half dozen machine ground lenses of a particular shape and in one configuration can cost 10-20x what another well made lens with a half dozen machine ground lenses of a similar shape and configuration?  How can the shape of a lens element or the coating cost so much more to produce?  What is special about this lens that Canon, Nikon or Sigma could not reverse engineer (i.e. lens shape) and produce for $400?

Issue is not cost, but why would someone pay for it.  What does it deliver that than "regular" lens does not - beside the ego boast of having the best and most expensive lens (based upon focal length)

Lenses / Re: Replacement foot for Canon 600II
« on: November 19, 2013, 01:00:08 AM »
I have the 4th Gen on my 200-400.  Like to adjustable foot, but not sure if it worth the extra $50.  Plus if I use the plate as a handle, the weight of the lens and body is supported by 2 screws.  Probably not an issue, ... or is it?

Lenses / Re: Replacement foot for Canon 600II
« on: November 18, 2013, 06:52:30 PM »
The RRS LCF-53 is what I use.  Can be used as a handle, which is definitely useful for a great white.

I have one and it is great except that it is too tall (takes up too much room in the bag).

Any travel with the foot removed?

Lenses / Replacement foot for Canon 600II
« on: November 18, 2013, 05:43:49 PM »
Yes I just got.

I am looking for a replacement foot for this lens.  Both the regular foot and short foor take up extra rooms in the bag  take up too much space in the bag.  I am lookig ath 4th genreation design (see http://www.naturescapes.net/store/4th-generation-designs-crx-5-lens-foot.html) or the Wimberley AP-602 (http://tripodhead.com/products/replacement-feet-main.cfm).

Both are very low and can not be used as a handle but will save considerable room in the camera bag when traveling.

Any opinion?  Any other choices?  My fall back position is the monopod foot that came with the lens.



Canon General / Re: Got paid $350 for doing what I LOVE - photography
« on: November 18, 2013, 11:51:00 AM »
Best of both worlds - fun and money ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:01:17 PM »
Next thing you know, Canon will be offering their rebels in every colour like they did their P&S line in order to garner more sales.

Actually, you're a bit late to the party‚Ķ   ;)

Where is the pink one?

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