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Software & Accessories / Re: Benbo Tripod?
« on: July 30, 2014, 09:14:21 AM »
I have a Benbo.............. and a Benro!

Both are fit for purpose, and I would buy again.  Ditto for my Manfrottos!

 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 26, 2014, 04:07:49 PM »
Does this mean a Mark II might be imminent?  Why did nobody tell us?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:11:00 AM »
I'll wait for the MkIII.

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I've run "carrying solutions" through my BS Reverse Demodulator, and it's come up with "bags".

Hope this helps.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod recommendations
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:00:11 AM »
I have various Manfrottos, even an original Benbo, but I'm glad I came across the Chinese Benro brand at the NEC a couple of years ago.  I now use one of their carbon fibre travel tripods almost exclusively.  It's light, sturdy enough, folds down small, and the price is right.  I'll bet they have a model that would meet your height requirements.

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Will this feature be built-in to new C300's, or is it retrofit only?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« on: April 23, 2014, 08:07:53 AM »
Happy with my Benro head.  Although I haven't tried (or even seen) a Wimberley.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« on: April 23, 2014, 08:05:14 AM »
+1 for Op/Tech pouches.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 08, 2014, 09:24:23 AM »
Let's hope this kicks loose a cross-device Aperture mega-application.  Apple has all the tools, and huge advantages with iOS7/OS X integration and a massive iPad population.  All it needs is some assertiveness, and possibly persuasion from its customer base - us!

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I think the vast majority of dSLR owners simply don't see the need/utility.
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Which is why I'm suggesting better promotion.  A campaign to show the benefits of owning even one extra lens would be an easier sell than upgrading a body. 

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But on the other hand I can't be the only one with two EOS bodies and eight EF/EF-S lenses.

You're not!  Which is why people on this forum are not representative of the typical EOS users.

DARN! I have 2 bodies and 9 lenses.... I have to sell one off to be "normal"....

I have 2 bodies and 14 lenses... I'm ok being abnormal.   ;)

The point I'm labouring to make is that if the average EOS owner owns only 1.4 Canon lenses, then the opportunity for Canon is surely to sell them more.  This may require better promotion and/or more aggressive pricing.

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There must be an awful lot of people who have only one lens, and don't really need an ILC.

At least a minority doesn't get a new kit lens with every body. A 24-70/105, 70-200, the odd prime paired with successively a 5D, 5D2, 5D3 and you're about to end up in the 1.5 lenses/body-group quite fast. And then you have 3rd party lenses, Canon wouldn't include those in the announcement. ;)

But on the other hand I can't be the only one with two EOS bodies and eight EF/EF-S lenses.

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Have I got this right?  Canon have sold 70m EOS cameras and 100m lenses?

There must be an awful lot of people who have only one lens, and don't really need an ILC.

wrong conclusion. :-)

There are an awful lot of low-end Rebel DSLR buyers, who expect "better image quality than from compacts and smartphones" but will never buy another lens other than the kit lens supplied. Even if they do buy a double-zoom kit, most of them loathe taking along a second lens or changing lenses.

Obviously, they'd be much better served by a very compact, non-mirrorslapping, noise- and vibration-free, sturdy  APS-C sensored camera. Something like a G1X II but with a 3:2 sensor, reasonably fast dual-pixel hybrid AF (70D). Fully retractable zoom lens, no need for f/1.8 or so, but rather a bit more tele ... say 18-80mm/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The whole thing priced at a reasonable USD 299. It would sell liek hotcakes. :-)

Instead, Canon believes they can sell the weirdo G1X II for 799,-  ::) :P  ... that's why folks still buy DSLRs like Canon Rebels and Nikon D3xxx/5xxx. Each time with a "brand new" 18-55 kit zoom. :-)

So it was the right conclusion then.  Or does :-) mean you're writing the opposite of what you mean?

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Have I got this right?  Canon have sold 70m EOS cameras and 100m lenses?

There must be an awful lot of people who have only one lens, and don't really need an ILC.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Coming May 9, 2014
« on: March 12, 2014, 04:32:16 AM »
Amazon UK has this morning announced availability from July 1, at £799!

So that's a 'no' from me.

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