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Messages - danski0224

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Lenses / Re: What 2nd bokeh lens for wedding?
« on: December 02, 2014, 10:48:13 AM »
Nikon 105mm DC.

Adjustable bokeh.

Super sharp if you don't use the DC control.

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I suspect you haven't looked through the view finder of the Sony A7r.   The A7's  are the first of a new breed of Mirrorless that show  a real potential to outperform DSLRs. I think Sony believes their predictions  and are trying to strategical place their products to take market share off Canon and Nikon.  If you look at the new A7ii  you see the operational side of the strategy. Canon and Nikon rely on lens based image stabilisation. Sony has reinvented IBIS   and made it so any camera professional can pick up a Sony and use the lenses( including short length primes) they already have.  Sony are asking the question why stick to one lens system when you can use nearly any lens on their cameras( leica etc)?  Its really following on from how minolta cameras were used( but in a much more effective way) people would buy minolta cameras and use other lenses on those cameras.   Its a risky move but  it will make a major differentiation between Sony, Canon and Nikon. Its the sort of differentiation that will make or break a market for a manufacturer.  If Sony succeed Canon and Nikon will have a real challenge!! Sony can afford to take the risk as they are not just a Camera Company!

I haven't looked at the new Sony cameras.

Sony doesn't seem to have a good long term track record for product support. Canon doesn't have indefinite support either, but it is better and there is a 3rd party aftermarket for obsolete gear.

I have owned a few Sony consumer grade products, and have not been impressed.

For now, Canon capabilities exceed mine.

whatever Canon releases next should be good.

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I have a mirrorless point and shoot- what a pain. A couple, if you include a cell phone.

The screen washes out in daylight, no real stability holding it away from my face, it chews batteries and AF is slow.

When it gets a good image, it is very nice. Other times, it is really hit and miss.

I can't see mirrorless cameras taking off without some sort of EVF that is at least as good as an OVF.

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Canon General / Re: What were you hoping to buy on Black Friday?
« on: November 29, 2014, 11:48:13 AM »
I wouldn't mind some deals on roll paper...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: For 1dx owners
« on: November 28, 2014, 07:11:08 AM »
Hey Guys.
Knowing what you all know about the 1DX, and looking into your crystal balls, would you buy one now?  I have a 5D3, and have been waiting to see what would be next for the 1DX.  I am interested in the low light performance, the better focusing and iq.  I think the mps for both the 5D3 and 1DX are fine for me. 

It is just that I am seeing dramatic price drops and am wondering if it may  be time to pull the trigger.  I have the usual trepidation about buying and next month something new and far superior comes out ( though not that likely with Canon, as had been noted).

Thanks to all of you sage 1DX ers.

sek

If you have the funds and the desire/need to buy one now, why not?

I recall seeing prices for the 1DX at ~$4799 and *if* there is a replacement 1DXII or 1DsIV in the works, I wouldn't be surprised if the price would be $4799 x 2. Some of the older 1D bodies were released with prices right around $8k USD, adjusted for inflation, they would be higher today.

With electronic stuff, something "new and better" is always around the corner.

There are many subtle improvements from 5D3 to 1DX.


The only reasons not to do it are:

You do not use a grip on the 5D3 or are not interested in 1D form factor

Magic Lantern (no go on 1DX)

You consider 1D bodies to be "too heavy"

You need truly silent shutter (no go on 1DX)


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Photography Technique / Re: Share 3x your own advice to yourself!
« on: November 27, 2014, 01:08:10 PM »
Pay attention to the background.

Always shoot in RAW and the largest file size, storage is cheap.

Enjoy those slightly overcast days with diffuse light :)

Sometimes, sharpness is overrated

 

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Pricewatch Deals / Capture 1 Pro 8 20% off
« on: November 27, 2014, 10:55:36 AM »
New license or upgrade, use promo code "black14"

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: For 1dx owners
« on: November 27, 2014, 08:54:04 AM »
I'd have to see something called a 1DsIV

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Buy one, get 9 free on select photo paper.

Free gifts (paper) with photo ink purchase.

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/canon-black-friday-deals-and-specials#CONSUMABLES?cm_mmc=EM-_-ES-_-141110-_-blkfriInk&WT.mc_id=EM1411ES10049


Canon branded ink seems to cost the same almost anywhere, so why not get free stuff and shipping too? :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Switching to Full Frame
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:54:57 PM »
On a bit of a tangent, the 1DIV seems to be selling for less than a new 5DIII...

Does Nikon have the lenses you want to use?

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 01:33:11 PM »
It didn't go in backwards it went in sideways. There is nothing to prevent you from doing that if you try. It is a design flaw. The contacts should be on the narrower edge to prevent that. Such as the SD card. There may have been good reasons why it was designed that way at the time, but if somebody put that design on my desk today I'd reject it in a heartbeat.

I do not own a 7DII.

That said, any other Canon body I have used that uses a CF card will not allow full insertion of the card if the female end is rotated 180* and insertion is attempted.

Yes, the CF card goes in a little bit, but it stops. All I can muster is about 1/3 insetion if it is attempted incorrectly.

It is impossible to insert the CF card with the female end up (holes out). The end opposite the holes is wider in the narrow dimension.

There isn't much of a visible difference in the slots on the narrow sides of the CF card, so one of them may be worn on the card itself or the guide in the camera is out of tolerance.

I suspect that it is much more likely to insert the card on an angle, bending the pins in the camera. I damaged a card reader this way.

For the OP-

I would certainly try to get the repair warrantied without any lengthy details or "fabrications". It very well could be a design problem and not your fault.


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Promo on select photo paper:

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/11-02-14-buy-one-get-two-free-when-you-buy-select-packs-of-genuine-canon-photo-paper

11/2 to 11/26, USA only

There are also a bunch of freebies when buying printer ink.

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Lenses / Re: MY GAS. ILLNESS COME TO VISIT ME AGAIN.
« on: November 13, 2014, 05:12:08 PM »
I had gas too...

I feel your pain

 ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: do you hope for sony sensors in the 5D MK 4?
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:03:31 PM »
No.

As others have mentioned, it will stifle competition and innovation.

I have no plans to get the 5DIV, so it is a moot point.

For those that long for a Sony sensor, you can buy one today and use Canon glass with an adapter.

If everyone that PAM'ed about the poor quality Canon tech bought a Sony, then maybe something would change... oh, wait, you can't build a camera company on 20 sales...

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:57:25 PM »
Availabilty, Q1, 2016 :)

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