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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Wait for 5D4 or go for 5D3/6D right now ?
« on: January 10, 2015, 12:42:29 PM »
Hey guys,

My old DSLR body is canon 400D....it's very very out of fashion.

I'm going to take a 2-week trip to Germany in June and I should bring a good and reliable camera with me at then.

Should I wait for 5D4 ?   

Actually no one can promise me the release date of 5D4.

So maybe 5D4 would come later than June.

Or just buy 5D3 or 6D right now ?

What really makes me hesitate is the fact that both of 5D3/6D are not new...

Any idea ?

Thank you.

Do you own any lenses that will work on the 5DIII or 6D? Lenses that are not EF-S?

If you own regular EF lenses, the 6D will exceed what you have been using by a wide margin. Even a 5DII will be an improvement, much less a 5DIII.

If you do not own any EF lenses, then sticking with an APS-C body and going to a 70D would be a big upgrade... unless you want to buy lenses too :)

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It seems that Sony really is on the verge of bankruptcy. They had the idea to revive the Walkman in a digital version that costs 1.2 thousand U.S. dollars! :o :o

I assume that you have never compared prices between a consumer grade CD player and an audiophile CD transport, outboard DAC, power supply and connecting cables?

The Mark Levinson No 31 still commands north of $3k USD and that is over a decade old.

I have listened to a CD played through $200k in gear and cables (not my stuff, unfortunately).

At $1,200, this is nothing in the audiophile market.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 06, 2015, 06:51:02 PM »

True, wouldn't be bad option to get used or refurb 1DX while waiting. One problem is that no-one wants to sell theirs, so used ones are really rare.

Check out the Buy and Sell section at Fred Miranda's site.

Plenty of them for sale.

There was a recent deal on a grey market one recently in the Canon section.

Seek and ye shall find.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:33:35 AM »
I would think that the last cycle of development announcement to general availability of the 1DX would be considered a failure. What would Canon gain by repeating this event with a 1DXII or 1DsIV?

I suspect that the next model will be announced when it is ready to be shipped. There is a (seemingly) large pent-up demand for a 1DsIV, so having inventory onhand would be a smart move. Certainly better than ~1 year from announcement to availability.

The $800 MIR on the 1DX could be taken as a way to lower MSRP without actually changing the numbers. The pro's that needed one already own it. Now Canon is trying to sell to the people that didn't want to pay MSRP.

Canon is very good at keeping secrets. Look at all of the 100-400II lenses that were stockpiled and not one single leaked photo or spec sheet until things were at the distributors.

If you buy a 1DX now, it will not become worthless when the 1DXII comes out, nor will it stop taking pictures, even if the replacement is announced "next week"- if anything, the prices on the 1DIV would tank.

Just get one and enjoy it until the $8k replacement comes out. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Speculate: How much noise improvement from 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:13:59 AM »
I realise that the 5D4 hasn't been announced yet, but I'm curious on views about how much improvement in noise we might expect going from the 5D3 to the 5D4 (assuming it comes out in the first half of this year).

The difference between the 5DIII to 5DIV isn't as great as the difference between the 5DIV to the 5DV. I'd wait.

The direct print button finally works too.

:)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 04, 2015, 07:55:51 AM »
I might consider used (or refurb maybe) 1DX while waiting... I'm sure it's great body, but I feel it's not great enough compared to 5D3 to justify the cost. That's why I think I should wait for 1DX2. OTOH, if Canon had great deal on refurb (w/ warranty), buying one and selling when 1DX2 comes out wouldn't be much waste of money.

There have been several sales of brand new 1DX's in the ~$4300 range. Not refurb.

Probably grey market, which may or may not matter, depending on where you are located.

That is roughly the same price people are trying to sell "used" models for.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Two monitors vs ultra-wide one?
« on: January 03, 2015, 07:33:12 AM »
I am personally ticked off the 2560x1600 size has gone away.  Love my Dell 3007 to death.


Dell U3014 :)

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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: January 03, 2015, 07:16:27 AM »
Not a macro, but I also like dreamy and soft :)

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: January 02, 2015, 11:53:04 AM »
Just be ready to buy right then and there. That's the hard part for me!

I have picked up a couple of things only because I did the purchase on my phone. For the low inventory deals, it is the only way to go.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: January 02, 2015, 10:15:10 AM »
I agree that the Canon refurb store is the best way to go, but I've not had any luck catching the gear I want there. The really good stuff always sells out too quickly. (Then, again, I'm not in front of my PC all day, either.)

Set up an alert at CPW, then whenever something pops up, you will get an email.

Just be ready to buy right then and there.

The alert can include official sources like Canon refurbs or grey market.

It does work.

My phone gets emails, and I can buy stuff via phone. No need to sit in front of the PC all day.

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Post Processing / Re: Backup to Blu-ray
« on: January 02, 2015, 08:39:57 AM »
Are CF cards a viable option for long term file storage?

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Macro / Re: Another pink orchid set
« on: January 02, 2015, 08:35:26 AM »
The last one was pretty well panned so I altered the lighting just a bit...what say you all?      ;)


While the technical aspect is pretty cool and certainly beyond my abilities (assuming that the process of making the image is similar to the last one), the image doesn't do anything for me.

I see bluish reflections/hot spots that look unnatural.

I don't care for the multiple shadow lines.

I am used to seeing or expecting to see some area(s) that are out of focus.

On the other hand, maybe this image would really pop when viewed in a larger format than the web attachment. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: December 31, 2014, 08:35:40 PM »
There is no timeline (outside of Canon) for a 1DXII.

Nor is there anything about a 1DsIV.

The only certainty is that the 1DX prices are pretty low now in comparison to MSRP, so if you have the $$$ and the need or want, then why not?

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Technical Support / Re: How to remove a filter that is bent.
« on: December 29, 2014, 08:41:38 AM »
Dynamite always works :)

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I do use the phone camera more often, and that's what the basic question is. I can't email or text a picture from the DSLR directly.

That said, the phone camera is no match for a real camera. Problem is, the real camera + lens(es) is quite a bit larger and more expensive than the phone cam, plus being an additional item to bring about.

Sometimes, I have wished to have had the "real camera" along.

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