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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 08:05:11 PM »
So answer this question, do you ever back-up your computer to make sure you don't lose the important files/photos you have saved???  Having a 2nd memory card slot is the same thing when it comes to a camera!  I guess we're not going to agree on the importance of having back-up files! 

My point is from a retail price standpoint, I'd much rather have a camera with a 2nd memory card slot and pop-up flash vs. a camera that had one card slot and no pop-up flash, but had GPS and WiFi.  If you talk about the "wants v. needs", how many people really need GPS and WiFi? 

Also, I don't think most people who own a DSLR bought it because they wanted the video feature, so it is also a feature that Canon could of left out of the 6D, and that would have kept down the cost.....it would have drove those that wanted video toward the 5D MKIII.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 05:17:06 PM »
The two things that the 6D is lacking that I think are important to a amateur/prosumer photographer are a second memory card slot and a pop-up flash.  I just purchased a Nikon D600 for my father, rather than the 6D, because the D600 had the second memory card slot and a pop-up flash.

I could care less about WiFi and GPS....and video for that matter!  I think Canon should have designed this camera geared toward purely still photography, and left out the video, which would have kept down the retail price and Canon might have been able to price it around $1,500.  The Nikon D700 doesn't have video, and look at how many still love that camera!

I am fascinated as to why people feel a second card slot is worth a dime, I have had one for years and rarely use it, even then it is only for an Eye-Fi, something I could easily live without. Why do people value a second card slot so highly?


for example:
dual slots can be used as a raid setup so writing the same to both cards , that way you don't have to pull all your hair out of your head when a card goes corrupt  :o
or shoot jpg on one and raw on the other so on events you can ofload the jpg's quickly and keep the raws as backup

I disagree regarding card slots.  Dual cards I'd say is more of a 'pro' feature.  The average user is the type that will shoot in jpeg only, and consider 100 shots a huge amount, filling up a 16 gig card may take weeks.  Also, the importance of files ---  pro's need that redundancy, the casual user does not (yes they do want it, but no, it is not a NEED.).  Now the pop-up flash I can see being useful and wanted for the casual user.  that's my overall problem with the 6d --- it's kind of pro, but really not, and kind of casual, but really not.   

I went on a fishing trip with my grandpa a few years ago and I took several hundred photos with my Nikon D700...the memory card I used was a Sandisk Extreme 8GB.  I still don't know what happened, but when I went to download the photos, the memory card somehow got corrupt and all the photos were lost.

My Grandpa died last year, and I sure wish I had the photos from that fishing trip....if the Nikon D700 had a 2nd memory card slot, I would have those photos!

Now, do you get the picture of why I think a 2nd memory card slot is so important....you can't replace the moment of when a photo is taken!  This has nothing to do with 'Pro' vs. amateur features!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 04:57:54 PM »
The two things that the 6D is lacking that I think are important to a amateur/prosumer photographer are a second memory card slot and a pop-up flash.  I just purchased a Nikon D600 for my father, rather than the 6D, because the D600 had the second memory card slot and a pop-up flash.

I could care less about WiFi and GPS....and video for that matter!  I think Canon should have designed this camera geared toward purely still photography, and left out the video, which would have kept down the retail price and Canon might have been able to price it around $1,500.  The Nikon D700 doesn't have video, and look at how many still love that camera!

I am fascinated as to why people feel a second card slot is worth a dime, I have had one for years and rarely use it, even then it is only for an Eye-Fi, something I could easily live without. Why do people value a second card slot so highly?

I usually shoot RAW to the primary card slot and jpeg to the secondary.  I'd hate to lose a priceless moment to a memory card failure....I know it rarely happens but it does happen (even with Sandisk Extreme Pro cards)!  So, to me a 2nd memory card slot is way more important than GPS or WiFi!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 02:41:18 PM »
The two things that the 6D is lacking that I think are important to a amateur/prosumer photographer are a second memory card slot and a pop-up flash.  I just purchased a Nikon D600 for my father, rather than the 6D, because the D600 had the second memory card slot and a pop-up flash.

I could care less about WiFi and GPS....and video for that matter!  I think Canon should have designed this camera geared toward purely still photography, and left out the video, which would have kept down the retail price and Canon might have been able to price it around $1,500.  The Nikon D700 doesn't have video, and look at how many still love that camera!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: November 20, 2012, 07:20:26 PM »
Blizzard....

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What do you Love about the 5D3? POLL!
« on: November 10, 2012, 03:08:34 PM »
I love the ergonomics, and the 61 pt focus system in combination with being able to shoot 6 fps, which makes the camera so much more versatile.

One other thing I love about the 5D MKIII is the crystal clear glass LCD....Nikon's LCD are terrible!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Refurbished 5D MK3s?
« on: November 07, 2012, 06:57:07 PM »
Canon has not been selling refurb 5D MK III's.  They usually let them pile up for a year or so.  The Used cameras that B&H sells are not Canon refurbished.  We may see Canon refurbished 5D MK III bodies at B&H, and Adorama before they appear on Canons site.


I guess what I don't understand is why refurbished Nikon D800s have been available at Adorama for the past few weeks, yet they have no refurbished 5D MK III's listed....only used 5D MKIII.   The 5D MKIII has been on the market longer, so I would think there would be refurbished cameras available for sale. 

http://www.adorama.com/INKD800R.html

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Third Party Manufacturers / Sony price watch website???
« on: November 04, 2012, 07:30:28 PM »
I'm trying to find a website similar to canonpricewatch.com and nikonpricewatch.com, but I can't find one.  Does anyone know of a website that lists the best prices for Sony cameras, and also has a feature to set-up an email price alert?

I would like to find the best deal on the Sony RX100, and set an e-mail price alert.

thanks

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 II Or Primes Particularly 50MM 1.2L
« on: November 04, 2012, 10:26:06 AM »
im using a 1dx

i already have 24,35,85l and 70-200.

im thinkng of selling the 24 and get a 24-70 or get a 50l.
im quite torn on what to get,  i thnk ill miss the 24, its giving out really good images,

Why do you want to sell the 24LII, and replace it with the 50L/1.2.....is it because the 24L limits the type of photography you're doing, and the 50L will give you more flexibility with the type of photos you can take: landscape, portrait, street, sports?

The reason I ask is because I'm considering purchasing the 24LII, but I feel the use will be limited to just landscape photography, where as the 50L would cover a variety of photography uses, therefore I will use the the 50L a lot more than I would the 24LII.

thanks

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
« on: November 04, 2012, 10:00:17 AM »
Excellent review! 

Do you use the 50/1.2 at all for low light landscape photography...city skyline, nighttime sky with the stars and moon, outdoor Christmas lights?  If so, do you have any photos you can share?

Thanks

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Refurbished 5D MK3s?
« on: November 03, 2012, 09:52:41 PM »
Why are there no 5D MK3s listed on the Canon refurbished website, or for sale by the major camera stores? 

What happens to the cameras that have been used, and get returned within 30 days to Adorama, B&H, etc...those cameras can not be resold as new, correct?

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Lenses / Re: Hoya UV filters
« on: November 01, 2012, 11:10:56 PM »
Does anyone know how the Hoya HD2 filters stack up against the B&W MRC filters?

http://www.adorama.com/HY77UVHD2.html

I have the original Hoya HD filters, but I know many of you like B&W.  I need to purchase a new 77mm filter, so I'm looking at the Hoya HD2, or the B&W MRC, which is $37 cheaper than the HD2.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D600 High ISO Examples
« on: November 01, 2012, 08:40:32 PM »
I just purchased an open box D600 with full factory warranty from Crutchfield for $1,889....also, I took advantage of the befrufal.com 2.7% cash back to save another $51.  This will be my dad's Christmas present...he is going to be one happy camper!

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: G15 or G1X for my mom???
« on: October 29, 2012, 07:16:32 PM »
Thanks for the feedback!  Also, I should mention that less than 20% of the photos she'll be taking are going to be action type shots, plus her current camera is a 6 year-old point and shoot Fuji S5200 5.1 mp camera, so anything I buy her will be a significant upgrade!

I just noticed the G1X is on sale for $399 with the $400 rebate gift card offer....man that price is hard to pass up!

I broke down and ordered one for my wife today.
Considering I can sell the printer for $250 and the software for $30, the net cost is under $150.  When I sell her old G11 for $250-$300, I'll not only be getting a new and better camera with a warranty, but $100-150 back.  Better than a free upgrade.

I took advantage of the G1X deal and made the purchase today as well.

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