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Software & Accessories / Re: B+W "Kaesemann" CPL versus regular
« on: December 26, 2012, 01:19:41 PM »
I honestly cannot tell you if it is worth it because I live in a dry climate but if I was going to an area such as Costa Rica I would definitely want it. As fotoray says, the slim line has no threads on the front and the cap falls off a lot I hear. That is why I bought the B+W 82mm XS-Pro line Kaesemenn CPL MRC nano. The XS-Pro line is an all around better filter. The XS-Pro has a threaded front, a nano coating to bead water even more, 1mm less thickness and is made of brass while the slim is made of aluminum (for production purposes). Price difference is about 20 bucks. Also, I can confirm the XS-Pro adds no vignetting to the 16-35 2.8l II.



BTW the slim line version of this filter has been discontinued according to BH. Probably replaced due to the new XS-Pro line.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: December 21, 2012, 05:56:33 PM »
When you buy tech items within a month or two of their release.... of course you will pay a lot more than half a year or a year later. Can canon continue this? Well, you were an early adopter, I was an early adopter and other were as well so yes they can as long as we keep buying. Also, it is hard to find the 5DIII much cheaper than 2999 from a reputable dealer. I stick with amazon, adorama and BH and they wil not have it much cheaper than that unless its a very special deal somehow. I got "lucky" and amazon dropped the price to 3350 for a few hours one day and I made them price match me since I bought mine for 3499 a week before lol.

The key is to wait until it drops, buy when you absolutely need it, or buy it and enjoy it and not worry about the price drops that will always come a half year after a tech item is released.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Am I the only one without 5D3 Problems?
« on: December 11, 2012, 04:41:27 PM »
My first 5dIII suffered greatly from stuck pixels. I couldn't take a picture at sunset without a larger purple dot. My second 5dIII has been great. No problems so far with it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5DmIII for $2,199
« on: November 17, 2012, 03:51:04 AM »
Since it is happening multiple times, I would suspect them doing it on purpose to lure people to their site. You will not find the 5dIII at that price for a good 5 years lol.

Yeah.. they could sell that for 1 dollar and still make money by you having to buy ink for it. If you already print your own pictures and already have a budget for ink then its a good deal.

Ink Tanks:
- PGI-9 Matte Black
- PGI-9 Photo Black
- PGI-9 Cyan
- PGI-9 Magenta
- PGI-9 Yellow
- PGI-9 Photo Cyan
- PGI-9 Photo Magenta
- PGI-9 Red
- PGI-9 Green
- PGI-9 Gray"

At 16 dollars each or 120 for a "value pack" on amazon. Good luck with that.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III sensor cleaning noise (squeaks)
« on: November 04, 2012, 12:42:16 AM »
I have had two 5dIII (returned one) both made 2 high pitch noises when turning it on and off while it said it was cleaning so I would not worry about it. I am also one of those can can tell if a crt is on anywhere in the house. And those damn apple chargers for their laptops drive me crazy with their high pitch noise!

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 03, 2012, 01:47:08 AM »
@ RPT.
My settings were f/10, 1/100 shutter, manual focus.
I was probably about 7-8 inches away. I tend to just manual focus all the way down to the closest setting and move the camera to get the focus. I only took 2 shots and both came out beautiful.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 02, 2012, 06:57:28 PM »
Love this lens. This is from a handheld shot with no processing.

Canon General / Re: Black Friday Deals
« on: November 02, 2012, 01:39:32 PM »
The only thing I would not be surprised seeing is a bundle deal with purchase of a camera over a certain price. Probably useless for higher end camera. But maybe... just maybe a gift card with purchase of a high end camera. That would be nice.

Software & Accessories / Re: Cheap student and teacher Lightroom 4
« on: September 05, 2012, 11:49:10 PM »
Nice. I just got LR3 a couple months ago but it doesn't support my camera's raw files so I have to get the LR4...dirt cheap though.

Software & Accessories / Cheap student and teacher Lightroom 4
« on: September 05, 2012, 09:57:20 PM »
Just doing my part by posting this. If you are a student or teacher and need lightroom 4. Check out the current deal on amazon for the student and teacher version, shipped and sold by It is out of stock but I just got mine backordered at 32.99. To me the savings is worth the wait to get it back in stock. Sure it won't be too long.

I have to suggest Yosemite. I live right by it and everytime I go I am amazed. The trip from LA to Yosemite isn't that bad and has very little traffic once you get out of the LA area. On your way up to Yosemite you can see Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. There you can see the General Sherman and the General Grant Trees: the two largest trees in the world. Good luck trying to fit either of those trees completely in one shot lol.

Oh also, if you have not yet, buy a national park pass. It is 80 dollars for 1 year and grants you entry to all National Parks and most Federal Recreation lands, else its 20 dollars per national park.

Lenses / Re: CORRUPTED! Firmware Version 1.2.0 for EF 40mm pancake
« on: August 22, 2012, 12:32:44 PM »
I updated yesterday and it worked fine.
Downloaded file.
Saved to root folder of SD card.
Inserted SD card into 5dIII.
Set to P Mode.
Turned on camera and selected the upgrade option.
Finished to 100% and sensor cleaned.
Turned off camera, removed battery for atleast 2 seconds.
Put battery in and turned on camera.

Do Not press any buttons while it's updating. Update takes effect after battery removal.

Software & Accessories / Re: Variable ND question
« on: August 20, 2012, 03:42:30 PM »
I would only buy heliopan if you have great glass you are putting it in front of. I personally will be going with a non-variable one when I start buying my ND filters. Most likely a b+w 3, 6, and ten stops ones. I suggest you look at hoya and tiffen if you arnt using L glass, they make some variable nds and arnt too expensive. If I were you though, I would buy the ND for the biggest lens filter thread you have that you might one day use it on and then use step down rings to fit all your other lenses you might ever want to use it on.

Lenses / Re: MRC or single coating for 10 stop ND
« on: August 13, 2012, 03:21:11 PM »
I will definitely be using it in the woods and on the coast so I guess that pretty much answers my question. Now I need to find 250 dollars worth of change under my sofa cushions..

The 82mm MRC and SC only come in f-pro mount. Does yours vignette on your 16-35mm?

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