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Lenses / Re: which 200mm lens to get
« on: February 20, 2015, 11:21:06 AM »
Though I lust for the 2.0, at ~$5k used, my 2.8 seems like a super duper deal . . .

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EOS Bodies / Re: Skipping the 5D-s. What do you want in 5D4?
« on: February 19, 2015, 12:18:16 PM »
Definitely more DR.  My lens-cap photos are atrocious!

oooh, that and facebook integration

 ;D

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Lenses / Re: repair center
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:01:33 PM »
hello, I'm new to the forum.  I would love some advice; I'm looking for an independent repair center which may have better pricing than the canon repair facilities.  I'm actually a nikon shooter (sorry! i love them both - just shot with nikon in college so i stuck with it..) , I'm helping my good friend out.  thank you in advance!!

Scott

The obvious questions are:
Where is this person located?
What is wrong with the camera?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Interview With Head of EOS 5Ds & EOS 5Ds R Development
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:00:27 PM »
If you were in that situation, what questions would you have asked the head of R&D?

(Bearing in mind that his personal assistant told you you are not allowed to ask about dynamic range. Directly asking about dynamic range would bring the interview to an abrupt end.)

If only that worked here . . .  :)

But we have a few persistent people that keep bringing that up for no good . . . . ooooooooooooooooh I see what you did there.

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Who has a list of L glass released since 2010?
Wikipedia:
8–15 mm f/4    2010
70–200 mm IS II f/2.8    2010
70–300 mm IS f/4-5.6    2010
300 mm IS II f/2.8    2010
400 mm IS II f/2.8    2011
500 mm IS II f/4    2011
600 mm IS II f/4    2011
24–70 mm II f/2.8    2012
24–70 mm IS f/4.0    2012
200–400 mm IS f/4    2013
16–35 mm IS f/4    2014
100–400 mm II f/4.5-5.6   2014
11–24 mm f/4    2015

Don't forget that the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II @ $7k isn't an L lens ;)

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Canon General / Re: dpreview: Canon not listed in "Best product for 2014"
« on: February 06, 2015, 02:03:42 PM »
...
You see, you can get statistics that suit your side of the argument.

I didn't go searching for the statistics, they were on the front page.

Yet here we are, again.  The only thing we're missing is a backhanded snipe at Neuro.  Care to do the honors?

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UNless people boycott any further Canon purchases you'll be stuck with the same old sensor quality for probably another 10-15 years at least. Nothing but a total sales failure for this will make any difference.

Leading by example goes a long way . . . one could start small, say boycotting further Canon-related forums . .

 ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Press Release
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:56:33 AM »
No mentions of expanded DR and such, so I'm sure the usual suspects will begin complaining about that.  I was hoping for built-in GPS, but otherwise, all looks great to me.  I wonder if the body will be the same as the 5DIII - it would be nice if I didn't have to buy a new L-plate.

Yup.  50.6 MP is a huge STFU to the other whiners though :)

Nearly fell off my chair laughing at a guy on a deals forum complaining the A7R wasn't supported in Dx0 v8 and claiming it was a 'popular camera model'.

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Site Information / Adwords in posts?
« on: January 30, 2015, 12:39:40 PM »
I just realized (after incorrectly flagging a post) that some sort of advertising is putting links IN posts AND signatures.

Was this intentional?  If so, it's going to be hard to ferret out random links.

Please disregard a report earlier from me today; sorry for the confusion.

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Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 28, 2015, 08:37:43 AM »
+1 for custom build

We're really turning into slashdot here where the summary is deceiving. As other people pointed out, the person is asking for left-hand, single-handed use.  I could see even a high end P&S being released for this market.

Southpaw isn't quite the 'disability' it used to be, where so many manual things were ergonomic. Scissors and can-openers come to mind, but a camera? You need both hands, if the first camera I picked up were backwards to what it was, I'd have learned to shoot that way.

If the buttons on my toaster or microwave were on the left, I'd use my left hand.

As for the original "request", again, like with prosthetics, customization adds for better needs fulfillment with customization.  Some people suggested a bracket, others a battery grip alteration, it's not rocket science to find someone willing to prototype for this with all the hackerspaces and startups, petition one of them.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Says it all
« on: January 23, 2015, 11:59:34 AM »
On a new camera? Cap is fine. Used? I'd like at least one shot of the mirror.

That said, my CL ads have all cap-on except for the frontal.

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Most folks don't realize that the major laptop brands have two lines.  One is retail you see in stores.  The other is business/enterprise that are only available through specific channels.  The enterprise lines are more expensive, better built and last longer.  It's not that the retail lines totally suck, they just aren't built to the same standards or consistency.  Kind of like L Lens vs EF and EF-S lenses.

I can't stress that enough for longevity.  In desktops, the price-to-reward makes it a no-brainer. Every time someone says they spent $500 on a computer, I raise an eyebrow and am very glad they don't have my number.

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You're better off with Windows 7 (64-bit).

I just got my kid an office-grade desktop (SSD, i7, 32GB RAM) and Windows 8.1 takes a LOT of getting used to; it's frustrating because I can set up a Win7 box so an XP user can find everything in 20 minutes.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 06, 2015, 09:05:37 AM »
They are the Nero of the imaging world I think.

You're saying that like Nero, Canon is about to be redeemed because in fact most actions are sensible - but the reputation is intentionally hampered by 3rd parties baring a grudge? And the Sonikon competition needs a scarecrow to make their gadgets appear innovative, just like the early Christian church characterized Nero as the antichrist because it made them appear as heroic martyrs?

+1 we went from a place with exceptional posters to a place where people posting helpful things (Neuro) are an exception . . . seriously . . . what the heck?

CES has always been the SEMA of the electronics world . . . lots of oooh-ahhh stuff, but nothing awesome that's going to make it to the mainstream market any time soon.

As for complaining about yearly refreshes of P&S, I'd ask those offended to kindly shut up.  People don't buy the SX10 IS, then the SX20 IS, then the SX30 IS . . . when they're ready for new gear, they buy the current version. SX10-> SX40 specs, but waited four years, we'd get the same a-bags that complain about old sensor tech in cameras.

P&S sales pay the bills.  Trickle-down of features guarantees that higher-end cameras get refreshed with newer, better features. Look at the 70D, everyone started freaking out it was so good . . . wait, wasn't Canon supposed to go out of business because no one would buy higher-end cameras when that came out?  ::)


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Ok, it's not just me.

Honestly, I'd prefer an adobe "stream from lightroom" set top box more . . .

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