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EOS Bodies / New BG-E11 comes in at $350 not $499!!!
« on: March 06, 2012, 12:19:51 AM »
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847530-REG/Canon_5261B001_BG_E11_Battery_Grip_for.html

Also in Canada:
http://www.mcbaincamera.com/productdetail.php?mcbain_id=0206427.1

So $350USD and $399CAD still a little more than it should cost considering it's just a shell of magnesium, but I for one am glad to pay more than what I payed for the BG-E6 (Also over priced) because of the better build and design. Especially the new controls. The fact that when I grip it the battery door will no longer creak and bender under pressure will be a good thing I think.  Do you think Nikon will drop the price for there even MORE overpriced grip? ($490 USD)

I personally think the new grip should be at the old grip's pricepoint and all plastic grips for current generation cameras should be cut in half but that's just me. I can buy a REALLY nice Point and shoot for $350 USD.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 05, 2012, 09:00:07 AM »
I bought through B&H as well but used paypal to check out so I could use some available USD from lens sales and they already took my money and charged my credit card..... my paypal account shows $0 so it's obviously not a pre-auth as some have stated. how do you pre-auth cash?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 04, 2012, 12:52:20 PM »
I actually was one of the first orders for Camera Canada with the free "$120" Pro Lexar 16GB CF and I have sent a request to cancel via their contact us form (anyone know a different way to cancel?) because after doing the math for me the order from B&H is $400 cheaper!!!. I weighed my pro's and con's and came to the decision that even though I ordered only today and not right when it came out it will not matter if I don't receive it in time for my trip to Hawaii if I save $400!!! How can a Canadian ignore those savings? (also because I used paypal to check out with the money I had sitting as USD from sales of lenses) Seriously though? $400 DOLLARS??? I can't ignore that even though now I will probably not get it till June or July... I just need it by August for sure or I will be screwed! I have a bunch of payed work that requires a pro body by the end of August.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Full Spec List?
« on: March 01, 2012, 10:13:49 PM »
It has been said before, but it seems the post is lost in the ocean of others !

the jump in the retail price  from 2700 USD (at the time of the release)  to 3500 USD is entirely due to the currency rate.
3 years ago, the US Dollar was around 105 to 110 Japanese Yen, since last year it plunged to around 75 / 80.
So in Japan 3500 USD now means the same as 2700 USD at the time, if not cheaper  8)
Selling the MK3 cheaper in US wouldn't make any sense for a Japanese company selling a made in Japan product...

So please people, get mad at bankers on this one, Canon is NOT milking the cow ;D

No. YOU are the one that failed to see the "lost post".

D800 -> 91k metering, flagship af. 36MP. prob 14 stop DR = $2700
5DIII -> 64 zone metering, ?flagship af, 22mp, prob less than 12 stop DR (I hope to god I'm wrong) = $3500.

DOES THAT MAKE IT CLEAR?

Save us the crap about USD/Yen and keep the brainwash to yourself. FYI, Nikon got hit harder by tsunami than Canon did.

D800 NOT "$2700", actually $2999 USD. 14 stop DR? Where is the proof, I haven't seen it.
5DIII 63 zone metering----1DX 252 Zone, 100k metering so we don't know the resolution of the metering sensor of the 5d3 yet just that it has 63 zones. If you didnt change resolution after 4 years don't you think it will have more than the 12 stops of the 5d2 when they said they specifically worked on speed, iso, and DR????

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EOS Bodies / Biggest Hardware Issue still not fixed?
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:37:41 PM »
By far the biggest hardware issue with Canon cameras for me that has not been fixed in the last ten years..... Poor grip build. The P-L-A-S-T-I-C gear wheel in their grips is the cause of so much grief for myself and the rest of the shooters in my circle. I personally have replaced 3 of them from BG-E2, BG-E2N, and BG-E6! It's a metal gear attached to the threads but a plastic one for the thumb wheel! Unbelievable and it makes the connection feel very flimsy at times, and the reason the grip loosens from the body from time to time. Added on to that is that it gets over tightened because it seems so loose! I finally decided to not use a grip on my current 5d2 because of this and the weakness, and I really miss the vertical shooting when I switch from my 1D3! The new grip for the D800 is finally magnesium to match the body and I suspect it is much sturdier! Anyone else hoping for the same from the new BG-E11????? I wouldn't mind paying the extra dough for it if it was actually solid! (hopefully not the same crazy hike that the D800 grip saw)
Anybody else have problems with the current lines of grips and their build quality?

p.s. it effects which RRS L-Plate I purchase as well, and they are expensive! worth it but expensive.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 27, 2012, 04:08:38 PM »
I have to say I'm a little disappointed. Canon still don't have a built-in eyepiece cover for the 5D line like the Nikon D700 - making you use that S___ty little rubber eyepiece cover that might be attached to your neck strap, if you use a neck strap.

First chink the armor.

GRRRRRRR!!!!!

ummm... are you serious?  As a professional, I cant say i've ever in the last decade thought in the back of my mind... I wish my camera had an eyepiece cover... Never... Not once...  I think it could be a nuisance more than anything else... when I want my camera ready to shoot, it better be ready to shoot... If any dust gets in the peice, I'll take a qtip and clean it... done.
Uhmmm, the eye piece cover is to be used shooting on a tripod in bright daylight. It prevents light leakage through the view finder.

This is a huge issue for landscapers when shooting panoramas or long exposures with ND filters.

Certainly light leakage can occur when shooting in auto exposure mode. However, shooting in manual mode gets around this: you always get the exposure you set! Any light leaks never reach the sensor.  This is a very practical approach, especially when working on a tripod when landscape images are taken at a more deliberate pace.  This technique also works very well when shooting panoramas.  I just don't miss having a built-in eye piece cover.
Tell that to my files ruined from me forgetting to cover the eyepiece on my 5d2, 40d, and 1d3!!! Why do you think a professional camera would include a viewfinder shutter like the 1 series have?

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« on: January 28, 2012, 11:18:40 AM »
You guys arguing about they would never put the specs of the 5D III so close to the 1D X are forgetting that's exactly what Nikon did with the D700 and D3 and it worked for them I would say. I am actually leaning towards the 1D X if these specs are true for the build quality and dual cards etc. What if with this new restructuring canon decided to treat the new cinema EOS as the 5D as it were and cripple that body since mostly movie guys will be using it anyway? Then the 5D X or whatever they will call it will be the new 7D of the 5 Series and the EOS C will be under 4FPS and have lousy AF because it will mostly not be needed.

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Canada / Re: Canadian Customs for large lens HELP
« on: September 19, 2011, 08:56:47 PM »
I sent you a PM mr. admin sir. Would be so grateful if you can help me :)

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Canada / Re: Canadian Customs for large lens HELP
« on: September 19, 2011, 05:45:52 PM »
I am fully aware of the requirements for GST (Alberta here! :) ) and carrier charge, my lens is just "somewhere". I know I must pay when it get here... my problem is just that it is somewhere and I don't know where it is, and the three parties involved are not talking to each other or me and have different stories :(

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Canada / Re: Canadian Customs for large lens HELP
« on: September 19, 2011, 11:55:54 AM »
Now after contacting USPS they say that it DID clear customs on the 7th and that it left through the Toronto sort facility on it's way in Canada. They can't open a "research into this" unless I'm the shipper :( I'm wondering if a customs agent saw an opportunity to get themselves a free lens :(

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Canada / Re: Canadian Customs for large lens HELP
« on: September 19, 2011, 11:21:52 AM »
So I just got off the phone with Canada Post and they can't help at all, the package is not in their hands yet, so they have no information. CBSA also can not be reached to find out. BAAAAHHH!!!!!

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Canada / Re: Canadian Customs for large lens HELP
« on: September 19, 2011, 11:04:20 AM »
I don't believe that, I have received multiple items over $2000 without a hitch, two different 1d3 bodies as examples.

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Canada / Re: Adorama shipping to Canada
« on: September 19, 2011, 10:26:34 AM »
You are all forgetting the scam UPS runs on the end user (which I've been told directly from two different UPS employees) "Brokerage fee" which does not exist when using usps. I have been charged over $200 3 months after receiving a product and $187 a week after receiving my monitor worth $400 from the states. I have not had ONE good result using UPS in over 25 times. USPS is cheap, fast for me, and have never lost or damaged a package. I will not be ordering from Adorama until UPS scamsville is no longer an option (fedex blows too). B&H got it sooooo right with the purolator service, they have my business because of it.

When you ship using the low cost standard shipping, they add a brokerage fee based on value (none for low cost items).  When you use premium shipping, its included in the cost of the shipping.  They also collect your taxes as required by the Canadian government.  You really can't blame Canadian taxes on UPS.

One of those shipments that gave me problems was from B&H using UPS Worldwide Saver. I was told that brokerage was included.... WRONG, I got charged $65 dollars ONTOP of the shipping charge of $35 when I went to pick up my 32GB Lexar 600x CF card. After that, I said no more. Purolator on most packages shipping is 9 or 10 dollars, add in the taxes and it comes up to around 30 or 35. That's it. No more fees for me. That's the way it should be.

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Canada / Canadian Customs for large lens HELP
« on: September 19, 2011, 10:20:22 AM »
So in many years of buying and selling camera gear online to and from the US, I have never had anything but problems with UPS and Fedex. USPS had a clean record until now. The vast majority of my packages coming from the states have been from USPS Priority International with them using their own boxes (so it's not flat rate shipping). My experience with tracking has been pretty weak, it usually doesn't update with the small transfers, only the big things like leaving the country from this city and clearing customs and then released to Canada Post. So I have only done large transactions within Canada (over $3000) and have never bought a Super Tele Big White from the US. So I found a 300 F2.8L IS, and bought it from a guy in the US. He ships it out on August 30th, the usually weak tracking tells me it goes to Chicago sort facility and then leaves the Country. 7 Days later it's in Canada Customs in Missassauga, Ontario. And there it sits. It has not cleared customs yet. I have bought 8 other things (some larger) since then and have received half of them. Nothing has been in customs this long ever in my experience. It's now the 19th of September, 13 days and still in customs, 9 business days. Are they using my lens just because they can for fun? What could possibly take them this long? I am leaving on an epic road trip on the 30th and I expected I would have it with more than enough time to spare. Has anyone had any problems like this? Anyone bought large lenses from cross border? Most important question for me is can I call them and ask a real person about it? I investigated the CBSA website and called their number and got the impression that it's a nono to ask about a specific shipment. HELP!!!!

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Canada / Re: Adorama shipping to Canada
« on: August 28, 2011, 07:46:21 PM »
You are all forgetting the scam UPS runs on the end user (which I've been told directly from two different UPS employees) "Brokerage fee" which does not exist when using usps. I have been charged over $200 3 months after receiving a product and $187 a week after receiving my monitor worth $400 from the states. I have not had ONE good result using UPS in over 25 times. USPS is cheap, fast for me, and have never lost or damaged a package. I will not be ordering from Adorama until UPS scamsville is no longer an option (fedex blows too). B&H got it sooooo right with the purolator service, they have my business because of it.

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