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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« on: December 01, 2013, 08:50:57 PM »

I'll look up the name of the app again buy yes I do remember seeing an app for this

Now that would be awesome.

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Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: December 01, 2013, 08:30:13 PM »
I'm not certain I can agree that the EOS system is stronger because of Canon's decision to orphan all their previous owners.  Since they felt the need to start with a (mostly) clean slate, they could have chosen the flange distance such that a high quality adapter for the FD mount lenses would have been reasonable (and profitable).  They took a calculated risk that they wouldn't drive all their customers to Nikon (and remember they did hedge their bet by make a very special adapter for those few customers who had invested in the really expensive telephoto lenses), and it paid off.

They tested the waters (unsuccessfully) with their autofocus FD lenses, analyzed the market trajectory, made some strategic decisions, and were eventually proven to have chosen correctly.

But we'll never know what might have been if they had made the decision to make their new design adaptable to their old lenses.  Perhaps they might have been even stronger.  (although then Ed Mika wouldn't be in business)

But given their demonstrated lack of loyalty to the installed base, one has to wonder what 10 years will bring.

I can't imagine the uproar if the same thing was done today... but I suppose it's possible.

I wonder what technical aspects made the 2 systems incompatible.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon buy 1, get 4 paper sale on again
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:57:37 PM »
Promo has been extended to 12/28/2013

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« on: December 01, 2013, 05:42:07 PM »
... the pro is a full laptop which has a pen,and can also turn into a tablet like Waco (sp) for your pc

By this, do you mean it is possible to use a Surface Pro as a touch input device for a PC?

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Canon General / Re: Question re: 4K
« on: November 28, 2013, 11:04:37 PM »

Are you saying there's no difference between HDMI 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4?  1.3 has been around since 2005 or 2006. 

From what I can tell, the only way to watch 4k video content in the home, is via Sony's pre-loaded, dedicated hard drive, on their 4k sets.  Sharp and Samsung have something similar, but Sony owns the rights to a lot of movies, so their drive comes with like 20 movies on it.  Whether or not the majority of those movies was remastered at the 4k resolution, rather than just upsampled to it, I can't say.  Whether or not I would want to watch any of those 20 movies more than twice, I can say...the answer is NO. 

Either way, I can agree that unless there starts being a lot of 4k content, then TV's with that resolution will not sell well.

I may have the 1.X number wrong, but unless the set has 2x HDMI 1.X input, HDMI 2.0 and/or a DisplayPort input, you aren't getting 4k at more than 30 Hz.

I didn't inquire at the store I saw the 4k sets at as to what the input source was.

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Canon General / Re: Question re: 4K
« on: November 28, 2013, 07:41:58 AM »
I don't even know why I'm asking this here, but we will see if anyone knows the answer.

Do you really need a 4K TV to view 4K?

I mean, I view a lot of online stuff, and my monitor's resolution is only 1280X1024.
We all know the difference between 480p and 1080p, and you can see the difference even between 720p and 1080p. And, this is all through youtube. Anyway, I've been watching plenty of 2.5K videos on vimeo... the video is so pristine... and thats on my 1280X1024 monitor...

Similarly, there is a huge difference between a blu-ray movie that is 1080p and a dvd movie that is 1080p.

I have seen some 4k demo sets and the picture was incredible. A bigger difference than a good crt (say, Sony XBR) to 1920 x 1080 in my opinion.

There is a bottleneck, though.

A single HDMI 1.2 cable can do 4k, but only at 30hz.

Higher refresh only happens with (1) 2x HDMI 1.2 inputs, (2) HDMI 2.0 or (3) DisplayPort input.

So far, only certain Panasonic models have HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort.

Supposedly, LG has "promised" to upgrade early adopter sets to HDMI 2.0, but you better check on your own.

There is *no way* to upgrade HDMI 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 with a "firmware update".

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: The opposite of a good deal
« on: November 26, 2013, 04:32:48 PM »
You must not be watching closely enough  ;D

Not all of the lenses are a good deal (like some of the low end lenses, kit lenses, etc), but there are some incredible deals on L glass if you can catch them in stock during a 15-20% off sale.

I did catch a good price on a 600 ex-rt.

The only lens on my list is a 24 ts-e ii.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: The opposite of a good deal
« on: November 26, 2013, 06:30:27 AM »
I purchased a refurb lens from Canon on 11/12 with the 125 back.  That lens just went on 15% sale...The long and short of it is that I would have saved about $150 if I had waited for this sale to purchase it.

I watch the Canon refurb lens "sales", and maybe I'm missing something, but the "deal" aspect in general seems to be missing.

The lens rebates happen to coincide with price increases.

A good part of the selection seems to be "out of stock" when there is a percent-off sale.

Maybe I'm just missing the "deals".

Unlike most other brick and mortar stores, there is no reason to offer a post-sale price guarantee.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: 5D mklll (USA) for $2575 via Big Value
« on: November 25, 2013, 03:30:54 PM »
These guys are LIARS.  Ordered this camera, shipped quickly, and then I was told that I MUST be home to sign for the delivery‚Ķ and they do not deliver on Saturday of course.  For years, I have NO problem picking up my deliveries at UPS.  I show up with a Driver's License and it's all set.

They put all kinds of restrictions on the delivery‚Ķ could not have it delivered to a neighbor's house.  Could not have it held at UPS for pickup.  I HAVE to be home and sign personally.



As noted by others, it protects the seller from fraud and theft.

Some high value items need to be picked up or shipped at the actual UPS distribution center -or- handed to a UPS driver. The "UPS Store" isn't good enough. The assumption is the UPS depot employees are employed by UPS and the UPS Store employees are not- another layer of fraud protection.

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Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:44:22 AM »
Hard to say what the future will bring.

However, what I have now can do more than what I imagined 10 years ago.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Dell U3014 Monitor $849.99
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:42:07 AM »
I bought the A03 version a few month back and I love it!  It has a bit of edge bleed in a perfectly black screen, but in normal use is awesome.  If you calibrate it and use a 10-bit pipeline, the colors are amazing.

I like mine, too.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Dell U3014 Monitor $849.99
« on: November 25, 2013, 09:37:15 AM »
I have an early version, probably A01.

Had a few odd issues with it not turning off correctly (LCD "black", but the backlight was still on), but i found a driver update at Dell and it hasn't acted up since.

I haven't experienced the other issues that people are complaining about with A01 and A02 versions, but maybe I'm not looking close enough.

There is an A03 version, but for now, the only way to get that one is to send it back to Dell according to info found on a Dell forum.

I had a second one on order, but after seeing 4k stuff, I'll wait.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Dell U3014 Monitor $849.99
« on: November 24, 2013, 08:30:18 PM »
I think Dell has a 4k monitor in the pipeline, but it will probably cost almost $4k...  ;)

I saw some 4k TV sets and the picture was stunning.

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Software & Accessories / Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« on: November 24, 2013, 07:43:24 PM »
Dell U3014 is now $849.99 new in the box from Amazon and NewEgg... don't know for how long.

Pretty darn good price.

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