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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon 1D Mark IV with low actuations?
« on: September 22, 2013, 10:40:39 AM »
I have been on the lookout for a great deal on a used Canon 1D Mark IV with low actuations.  My idea of low is less than 100K out of the 300k estimated life.  I am seeing ads and auctions for bodies with less than 10K and some below 2500!!!!  Is it believeable that someone would spend upwards of $6000 and shoot only 2000 images?  I can squeeze that many off in one game.   I suppose they may have been videographers but would video use entail the same wear and tear as tens of thousands of shutter actuations?

Now that the 1Dx is on the refurb list for mid $5000, I may abandon my search for a $3000 1D4 and get a 1 year warranty.

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 21, 2013, 09:16:26 AM »
I personally begged Canon to release the prototype.

If they won't do your bidding, what hope do we mere mortals have?  :-)

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Lenses / Re: What (nd) filter to put in the 17-40L back filter holder?
« on: September 20, 2013, 05:02:21 PM »
My point is both were shot with a 10 stop ND3.0.  I've shot up to 30 minutes with an ND3 filter.  I recall the hot pixels became an issue.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 16-35 II f/2.8L AND/OR Canon 14mm II f/2.8
« on: September 20, 2013, 02:16:32 PM »
I believe my math was correct: 3 degrees from center on each side adds up to 6 degrees unless you believe you get the additional FOV on one side.  It's 3 degrees wider on each side.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 16-35 II f/2.8L AND/OR Canon 14mm II f/2.8
« on: September 20, 2013, 12:17:54 PM »
I'm a mechanical engineer so I probably understand optics better than most.  Qualitative opinion is what I am seeking.  What will the extra 2mm and 6 deg FOV give me beyond the physics and math?

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Lenses / Re: Canon 16-35 II f/2.8L AND/OR Canon 14mm II f/2.8
« on: September 20, 2013, 11:50:04 AM »
Thanks, I know about the FOV difference.  I needed qualitative responses.

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Lenses / Re: What (nd) filter to put in the 17-40L back filter holder?
« on: September 20, 2013, 11:13:30 AM »
I just dug out a test 25 second exposure with a B&W 10x shot with my 17-40 at f/4 ISO 100.   I lengthened the exposure to 138s at f/4 and ISO 100 to get more light in and more blur. 

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Lenses / Re: What (nd) filter to put in the 17-40L back filter holder?
« on: September 20, 2013, 09:23:13 AM »
Try the Marumi 16.5 stop ND filter.  I haven't had much luck stacking ND filters but the LEE 4x4 seems promising if I could ever get my hands on one.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 16-35 II f/2.8L AND/OR Canon 14mm II f/2.8
« on: September 20, 2013, 09:21:00 AM »
There's a big difference between 14 and 16 mm.

Please explain.  Physically, the 14mm gives you around +/- 3 deg FOV on a FF.  Is the difference in IQ worth having both?  Since you are so bold in your statement, do you own both?

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Lenses / Re: What (nd) filter to put in the 17-40L back filter holder?
« on: September 20, 2013, 09:00:09 AM »
I did just fine with cloud blur using a screw-in B&W ND3.0 77mm on my 17-40L.  I got 30s and longer exposures with small apertures and low ISO.

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Lenses / Canon 16-35 II f/2.8L AND/OR Canon 14mm II f/2.8
« on: September 20, 2013, 08:57:45 AM »
I had both of these lenses on my glass upgrade list and now that I got a deal on a Canon refurb 16-35, is there any greatly added utility to having a 14 along with my newly acquired 16-35?  Would I use both?

That said, I am now selling my 17-40mm f/4L

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: P-51 Mustang
« on: September 19, 2013, 06:06:53 PM »
A P51 and a friend

The friend is the Supermarine Spitfire the original source of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine that made the P-51 the best propeller driven plane of WWII

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Yet another Canon Refurb Store Sale Starts Sunday
« on: September 18, 2013, 02:30:13 PM »
Consider the $100 as the utility cost of having it earlier as I will not receive my purchase for another week.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Yet another Canon Refurb Store Sale Starts Sunday
« on: September 18, 2013, 01:24:01 PM »
I picked up a Refurb 16-35mm II f/2.8L for $1259.20 after the $100 discount.  With a 1 yr warranty and the new CPS maintenance program, it sure beats $1699 from Amazon and B&H

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Canon General / Re: Canon USA Changes the CPS Program
« on: September 14, 2013, 12:20:41 PM »
For those of you who blast Canon CPS, please read this: http://www.nikonpro.com/aboutnps.aspx

Canon has always shipped my evals Fedex 2 day, even to my travel location in California.

For my loans, I arrange my loans to arrive Friday then I ship it back the second Monday for them to receive it the following Wednesday. So my loans have gone for nearly 15 days.  With the new plan, they ship Wednesday, I receive it on Friday and the 10th day is on a Saturday when they are closed.  I will have a case to say the shipping it back on Wednesday for it to arrive on Friday makes it a 9 day loan so I can keep mysame routine.

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