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I'm in College Station, Texas, USA.  Before that, Houston, Texas.

@Macguyver - I bet you have better landscapes that I do :)
I'll take that bet, though I'll admit to finding a few spots of beauty every now & then.  Here is what 90% of the scenery looks like and keep in mind that this is a pretty section of it.  There's lots of stuff to sting, bite, kill or eat you living in there, too, on top of the bugs:

Change the palms to weeds and you have my backyard.  :)    Our environments aren't too different regarding all of the pests, though I agree you may have more of them.  We aren't normally aren't as humid as Houston, but this year has been the exception.   I'm sure if we swapped locations, we could both find inspiration.
** Edit **
The only pest that still gets to me is scorpions.  I killed two in my house over the weekend.   I can handle almost any pest, but scorpions creep me out.

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I'm in College Station, Texas, USA.  Before that, Houston, Texas.

@Macguyver - I bet you have better landscapes that I do :)

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Lenses / Re: Is there a need for a 50mm?
« on: September 07, 2014, 09:15:06 AM »
why sell it do you need the cash that badly? you'd get what 50 maybe 60 bucks for it...
No, of course not. But, why keep stuff when you don't use it?
Sounds like you've answered your question here.  If you don't see any value in keeping it, the letting it go is the best option for you.  I agree with the others here and recommend keeping it for those times when f/2.8 isn't fast enough - the money is already sunk.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: September 06, 2014, 03:41:16 PM »
Has Canon ever produced a super tele-zoom lens?  I mean, something that goes into the 500-600mm range like this Tamron or the newly announced Sigma.

FD150-600/5.6L

http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/lens/nfd/data/zoom/nfd_150~600_56l.html

Wow.  I know that there is the 200-400, but wonder why they don't make a lens like this now.   Cost prohibitive?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:54:53 AM »
Has Canon ever produced a super tele-zoom lens?  I mean, something that goes into the 500-600mm range like this Tamron or the newly announced Sigma.  If there is such demand, I'm surprised that they have not decided to produce one.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: SIGMA 150-600!!
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:51:09 AM »
It'll be interesting to see side-by-side performance comparisons between this and the Tamron.
+1

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:32:54 AM »
What is the point of this thread?   This is a canon site.  If you don't like what canon has to offer, then go to another forum.  Pretty simple.

I have checked the forum rules and there is nothing about only posting positive things about Canon.

If you don't like what a poster has to offer, then go to another thread.  Pretty simple. 

I prefer tollerance over censorship.

That is true, there is nothing in the rule book that states that negative comments should not be allowed.  But then again, neither is there a rule that states that a response like the one I gave is not allowed either.

I recommend you start tolerating. :)

Your post was just trolling, correct.

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If you don't like what canon has to offer, then go to another forum.
No.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:26:59 AM »
What is the point of this thread?   This is a canon site.  If you don't like what canon has to offer, then go to another forum.  Pretty simple.

I have checked the forum rules and there is nothing about only posting positive things about Canon.

If you don't like what a poster has to offer, then go to another thread.  Pretty simple. 

I prefer tollerance over censorship.

That is true, there is nothing in the rule book that states that negative comments should not be allowed.  But then again, neither is there a rule that states that a response like the one I gave is not allowed either.

I recommend you start tolerating. :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:21:13 AM »
I'm cheap so I'll have to outsource, or as my company calls it, "right shoring"
The company I work for calls it right shoring. The staff all call it wrong shoring.

Personally, I agree with you.   Problem is that I view my company's ledger from a different perspective than the executives.  I'm sure they have a much clearer view than I do.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 04, 2014, 10:43:33 PM »
Good grief. One HUNDRED frames per second. And people complain about 50mp image sizes...it doesn't matter if all you have is 19mp, at 100fps full RAW stills your going to eat all the disk space on the planet in less than a year! :P
19Mp... say 25MB raw files, that's only 2.5GB per second... it would take 26 minutes to fill up a 4Tb drive....

and then you have to sort through the pictures to see which frame best captured the squirrel :)

LOL. You would fill up nearly 81,000 4TB hard drives in a year. That's nearly 324Petabytes in a year. :D  8)

I would hate to have to sort that.

Well, money is no object, right?  Just hire a team of photographers to sort and process your images.

I'm cheap so I'll have to outsource, or as my company calls it, "right shoring"

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony does a "Canon" (manufacturer ethics)
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:48:43 PM »

My HP 24 port smart switch died last week during a lightening storm (It was on a filtered UPS), I bought it in 2009, for about $200, so I was going to buy another, since I liked it.  I checked the HP site, and their warranty calculator said the warranty was good until 2109 (100 year warranty??).  I sent them a e-mail with serial number, and the other info, they overnighted a replacement to me, along with a return label.

Needless to say I was happy with the service.

Most of the procurve switches are "lifetime warranty" - assuming you don't live past 100 years that is :)

Thank you for your purchase (back in 2009) and for helping to feed my family!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:28:10 PM »
Good grief. One HUNDRED frames per second. And people complain about 50mp image sizes...it doesn't matter if all you have is 19mp, at 100fps full RAW stills your going to eat all the disk space on the planet in less than a year! :P
19Mp... say 25MB raw files, that's only 2.5GB per second... it would take 26 minutes to fill up a 4Tb drive....

and then you have to sort through the pictures to see which frame best captured the squirrel :)

LOL. You would fill up nearly 81,000 4TB hard drives in a year. That's nearly 324Petabytes in a year. :D  8)

I would hate to have to sort that.

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS: Took the plunge...
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:01:13 PM »
Congratulations on your purchase!  Post some pics when you get a chance.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 04, 2014, 08:56:09 PM »
What is the point of this thread?   This is a canon site.  If you don't like what canon has to offer, then go to another forum.  Pretty simple.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 03, 2014, 12:47:35 PM »
I was hopeful for an updated 100-400, but maybe next year   :(

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