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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Expired: EOS 5D Mark III Body $2574
« on: May 12, 2014, 10:32:49 AM »
Anyone know who these guys really are? Can't find any physical address or tele.

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Canon General / Re: Tilt & Shift Fan?
« on: May 09, 2014, 04:23:01 PM »
Time & Sales?

Love me my deep-book.

Gets my arbitrage on!

 ;D

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PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot & EOS Cameras to Offer DOF Control?
« on: May 05, 2014, 01:40:42 PM »
This makes me confused and that makes me cranky.

Don't my existing DSLR's have this already? Don't we call it Av?

What if you missed your subject in Av mode @ big apertures?
;D I never miss! How absurd!

Besides, that one-eye-in-focus look is, um, artsy!  ::)

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PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot & EOS Cameras to Offer DOF Control?
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:10:58 AM »
This makes me confused and that makes me cranky.

Don't my existing DSLR's have this already? Don't we call it Av?

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Canon General / Re: My weapons of war.
« on: May 04, 2014, 10:10:31 AM »
Really? 

My chief weapon is surprise! Surprise and a 5Dmk2!
Err, a 5Dmk2 and surprise . . . my two weapons are a 5Dmk2 and surprise...and a 7D.

My *three* weapons are 5Dmk2, surprise, and 7D . . . and an almost fanatical devotion to using Primes . . .

Oh crud . . . ;D

sanj must have either very strong arms, or a small boy to tote everything around for him  :D

Ended up watching the videos again. OMG, my eyes are still tearing.

I rarely find Monty Python funny the first go round. By the fourth my ribs hurt though.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Adobe Lightroom 5 $80 via Amazon
« on: May 02, 2014, 12:54:33 PM »
...but being able to install LR on all 4 of my home computers with no finagling or multiple licenses wins me over.



Is this a function of buying a LR perpetual license?

You can install LR from the Creative Cloud Photographers suite on up to two computers:
http://www.adobe.com/ca/products/creativecloud/faq.html#pslr-bundle

Can I use the software I download from Creative Cloud on multiple computers?
Yes, you can use Creative Cloud desktop applications on two computers at once, regardless of operating system, for the individual associated with the Creative Cloud membership. See the product license agreements page for more information.



Apple App store; pay full price once, it authenticates updates to your account via password.

Sorry, I don't quite follow. Does the Apple Store give you more than one LR license to use?

One license, good for all of your personal computers.  DRM doesn't really exist except for updates need to use your apple ID and password.  Think of it as a "household license".

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Adobe Lightroom 5 $80 via Amazon
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:13:49 AM »
...but being able to install LR on all 4 of my home computers with no finagling or multiple licenses wins me over.



Is this a function of buying a LR perpetual license?

You can install LR from the Creative Cloud Photographers suite on up to two computers:
http://www.adobe.com/ca/products/creativecloud/faq.html#pslr-bundle

Can I use the software I download from Creative Cloud on multiple computers?
Yes, you can use Creative Cloud desktop applications on two computers at once, regardless of operating system, for the individual associated with the Creative Cloud membership. See the product license agreements page for more information.



Apple App store; pay full price once, it authenticates updates to your account via password.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:12:45 AM »
Two comments, once you 1D X there's no going back, so watch your credit cards.  I just paid mine off but my photo budget is blown for the year.  No regrets whatsoever, though, and if you need 12FPS and/or a bulletproof camera, there is no substitute.

Also, Canon is known to cancel orders paid with non-US payments, so that may be what happened, if you're outside of the US or using a foreign payment source.  If not, just call them, they have great customer service in my experience.

Source was US/ship address was bill address. 

I may call them back today; Adorama didn't pan out as a lead.

I don't fault the customer service, just the system, which leads to them saying they can't help me.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Adobe Lightroom 5 $80 via Amazon
« on: May 02, 2014, 09:42:16 AM »
Dang. Gotta hop on some iTunes gift card deals the next time they come up.

People like to beat Apple up about the whole "walled garden" thing, but being able to install LR on all 4 of my home computers with no finagling or multiple licenses wins me over.

Good deal for single-computer households though.

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Canon General / Re: My weapons of war.
« on: May 01, 2014, 02:17:11 PM »
Really? 

My chief weapon is surprise! Surprise and a 5Dmk2!
Err, a 5Dmk2 and surprise . . . my two weapons are a 5Dmk2 and surprise...and a 7D.

My *three* weapons are 5Dmk2, surprise, and 7D . . . and an almost fanatical devotion to using Primes . . .

Oh crud . . . ;D

sanj must have either very strong arms, or a small boy to tote everything around for him  :D

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And then they wonder why the dSLR market is stagnating, shrinking.   10 Million lenses in 11 months, that's a bubble that can't be maintained if one compares to the sales from 1987 to 2001.

Do threads still get locked for Princess Bride references?  ;D

Maybe someone else will do it for me.

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Cool, but on the other hand, I guess no other EF lens manufacturer will ever reach this number in the foreseeable future. I find it actually a tad "misleading".
But still happy about the quality and that it's still mostly made in Japan :)

While that is one way to look at it I believe the intended message is the number of a lens line by a manufacturer given the proprietary nature of lens manufacturing.  Canon does not make Nikon lens, etc.

Right; by "EF Lens" they mean 'current generation'.  Nothing misleading at all.  It would be misleading if they said how many lenses they've manufactured and included FD and any other lens from years ago . . .

What would be cool to see is the breakdown of the numbers of which lenses :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:13:48 AM »
Heh. What a rip of Canon Direct is. 
Cancelled my order, no notification.  When I asked why, they said "payment failed", couldn't tell me why, and now it's OOS.

I had ordered from Canon Direct before and knew that something was up with my order for the 5DIII on Friday/Saturday because the order confirmation didn't come through by then.  I called Canon Direct and also received an email from them that many orders were screwed up and people who had not ordered products actually got confirmation emails incorrectly.  Dunno what exactly happened but here's the email:

"We would like to sincerely apologize for a miscommunication you may have received from Canon on Friday, April 25th thanking you for placing an order with us. The message was intended as confirmation for those who did place an order, and may have been inadvertently sent to you.

Please note that this action was due to an over inclusive selection of customers contacted. Appropriate efforts are being made to prevent a recurrence of this error.

We apologize again for any inconvenience and thank you for your continued support."


Dunno if that is true or if it affected your order but I made dang sure to call several times on Mon to check that my order was being filled/processed.  I did - finally - receive a tracking number so we shall see (knock on wood).

It's unfortunate about your cancelled order.  Is there any way Canon can give you a heads up or first in line on the next refurb deal?

No idea; I'm going to call Adorama and see if I can work something out since I have a lot of gear I need to offload. 

From what I gathered, CLP runs like a call center that manually inputs a discount into Canon Direct; I gathered this from the last conversation I had about what can and can't be done there.  Also, it took longer to set up the CLP order than it would if I were typing myself (and I could hear her typing the info in).

The e-mail you got is utter nonsense; there's a human link somewhere that there shouldn't be.  Something along the line of someone having to fill out a web-form in-house and click send. 

I'm guessing Canon doesn't keep any developers on-hand to fix problems like no-email on cancel or merging inventory and order systems; a lot of companies do that these days.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Technology Coming From Canon? [CR1]
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:06:03 AM »
Hah? How is this been a boring period of time? You can GO OUT and BUY a 70D, 5Dmk3 or 1Dx

Maybe it's boring because we've got great options.

Besides, we haven't heard the REAL details of this rumor yet . . . will it be available in a white body? ;D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559
« on: April 28, 2014, 03:44:49 PM »
Heh. What a rip of Canon Direct is. 

Cancelled my order, no notification.  When I asked why, they said "payment failed", couldn't tell me why, and now it's OOS.

Amazing; Mabury RFD over there.

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