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EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 16, 2012, 08:54:42 AM »
Maybe someone has spoofed their eBay account...

 ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X AF at f/8 with the Kenko 1.4TC
« on: September 09, 2012, 10:00:46 AM »
Might be time to scratch off the 1DX from my wishlist too... cheaper that way anyways.

 :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 Second Curtain Sync - Design Flaw?
« on: September 09, 2012, 09:58:02 AM »
I soooo want the 5DIII, but reading stuff like this changes my mind...

5DII is safe for now.

 ;)

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Lenses / Re: Which Lens?
« on: September 08, 2012, 04:56:21 PM »
So I just purchased the 16-35 II and to be completely honest, I was kind of disappointed to learn 16mm isn't as significant a difference from 24mm as I had hoped.

Huh?

Huh?

I have a 16-35 and see a pretty big difference.

Also a big difference between 14mm and 16mm, but I do not think the 14mm is a general purpose lens.

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Lenses / Re: Which Lens?
« on: September 08, 2012, 01:06:27 PM »
So I just purchased the 16-35 II and to be completely honest, I was kind of disappointed to learn 16mm isn't as significant a difference from 24mm as I had hoped.

Huh?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X AF at f/8 with the Kenko 1.4TC
« on: September 04, 2012, 07:26:21 PM »
How long 'til a firmware update fixes this...

 ;)

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Insurance pricing varies, and Canon surely gets a discount (if they ship insured).

My local UPS store charges walk-in customers 2x the UPS website rate for retail package insurance per $100 of valuation.

I know of one company that ships their stuff without insurance- they ship 1000's of packages a year. Cost of insurance > risk of package loss. They may self insure, but they sure aren't paying UPS for it.

Canon may be the same, and Canon requires a signature upon delivery. I had to go to the FedEx depot to get my stuff.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« on: September 02, 2012, 11:22:02 AM »
I returned mine because it was soft.

 ;)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photoshop CS6 on sale
« on: August 31, 2012, 10:21:34 PM »
Do NOT buy it from Direct Software Connection.

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During my recent summer vacation I have been shooting lots of macro photos....

Nice picture.

Is that a crop?

What lens did you use?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSLR and zoom lens for ~$1,000.00 USD?
« on: August 29, 2012, 10:55:31 AM »

In this case, recommend your friend a SX40HS. It looks like an DSLR, handles much the same way, but no need to change lenses. It has a REALLY good "green mode", but also possibilities to mess with ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Movie mode is good. ZOOM is unbelievable! And all for under 400$

From what I can discern from your comments, this friend of yours wants to learn a little bit more before "taking the leap" to DSLR country. A SX40HS is a small investment, so he/she can get used to form factor etc. And if he/she don't want to take it further, the SX40HS is still a really nice camera.

Thanks. Passed the info along.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSLR and zoom lens for ~$1,000.00 USD?
« on: August 29, 2012, 08:57:30 AM »
I also think the 5DC would be nice, but maybe not the choice for someone that has used only point and shoots with limited desire to move on from that.

Unfortunately, the point that the 5DC is old in tech terms is true, and convincing a newbie or rank amateur to spend a good amount of money on a used digital camera may be an uphill battle. I won't even suggest it to the person I am talking to.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSLR and zoom lens for ~$1,000.00 USD?
« on: August 29, 2012, 07:00:11 AM »
Thanks for the input.

I took a 7D and some lenses over to the person that originally proposed the question.

Considering that the 7D has the same sensor as many of the other APS-C format cameras, it seemed appropriate.

The lenses were brought to show "what they look like" to provide some reference.

I showed how to move the focus point and explained that most P&S cameras do not allow this.

Took some pictures to show exaples of depth of field.

The size of the camera was mentioned (I mentioned that the Rebel cameras are a bit smaller). Switching lenses was brought up (not a big deal once you know what you want to take pictures of). The number of buttons is also intimidating.

I tried to convey that really nice and wide range zoom lenses are quite expensive (a big zoom lens was brought up a few times).

I also demonstrated the green square mode, which would be OK to use while the other stuff was messed with.

In the end, I'm not sure this person will make the transition from point and shoot to DSLR.

There is a lot of good info here for those that choose to read this thread. In some ways, I wish I bought a Rebel series instead of the 7D... would have left some $$$ over for a nicer lens (or, just $$$ left over).


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / DSLR and zoom lens for ~$1,000.00 USD?
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:22:51 PM »
Given a budget of $1k USD, what new (new as in not used) items would you buy?

If that budget could be stretched to $1.5k (max, no more), what changes?

Looking for "ease of use" (amateur, no prior DSLR experience) and a zoom lens.

I am initially drawn to the T4i with the 18-135 IS STM lens kit and possibly the 40 shorty.

PowerShot?

Thanks.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Survival of the fittest/luckiest
« on: August 26, 2012, 05:09:29 PM »
Rapid strap. Happened to me, never used it once i got the spiderpro holster.

For what it's worth, mine isn't a Rapid Strap.

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