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EOS Bodies / Re: A 2014 Roadmap Part 1: The 7D Mark II is Coming [CR2]
« on: December 19, 2013, 02:17:13 PM »
Price will be (puts a pinky to the corner of his mouth) one MILLION dollars. muh ha ha ha

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Grab a Pancake! $129 at B&H Photo
« on: December 19, 2013, 01:52:03 PM »
At $129, I couldln't resist that.  Hell, I've had bar tabs that high before...

20 minutes in downtown Greenwich CT

Good martinis were $15/each last I checked 8 years ago

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except for the lack of AFMA, the 60D was a fine camera.... note that AFMA is back on the 70D... apparantly Canon listens...

I agree, but I'm saying the perceived 'loss of features' came from the fact that they repositioned the camera, and I'm wondering if they've "learned from their mistake" and maybe that's why they're not calling it a 7D mk II.

Honestly, the only things I don't like about my 7D are:
1) no locking wheel
2) No dual-MFA entries (like the new ones)

If it had the kidsy settings the 60D, it'd make my life easier, as I could ditch my 60D that my wife gets as a loaner when she needs something good.

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If it's being renamed, it's probably going to be a 50D -> 60D scenario, unfortunately.

7D MarkII, on the name alone, will draw people in since it's a known quantity. 

But if you look at the 50D -> 60D change . . . was there anything wrong with the 60D?  No. 
How many posts have there been about 'no metal body' and 'no mfa'? A billion. 
What was wrong with the release? Expectations.

If the 60D had been named it a Kiss PRO or a 600D PRO, people would have complained about something else . . . the 7D could have been the 60D and (from the huge price difference) they could have sold both.

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Landscape / Re: Sunrise!
« on: December 17, 2013, 03:30:55 PM »
Yep; straighten the first one a touch, then bring the blacks and shadows up a notch and you've got a print ;)

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Lenses / Re: Two Lenses Coming for CP+? [CR2]
« on: December 16, 2013, 02:03:04 PM »
Dear Canon:

With regard to 'development announcement's: Please Don't.

Take a note (as should the entire electronics industry) from Apple's playbook and aim for week-1 availability.

We're tired of hearing about nice things that we're not allowed to play with.

Thanks.
You're forgetting about the Mac Pro.
I remember it; the announcement was a bad break in a good policy.

I also said "aim", meaning supply constraints etc. 

Personally, the only one that affects me is getting excited over something that doesn't exist yet.  Being a gear head, I've had to watch as the electronics industry promise and not deliver time and time again.  It's 2013 and I still have to get a living creature to bring me a cold drink from the refrigerator.  The OmniBot 2000 promised me that YEARS ago!

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EOS-M / Re: Grip available for EOS M
« on: December 16, 2013, 09:32:44 AM »
Oh come on! I clicked for an absurdly large-as-the-camera battery grip, but this is actually a halfway decent idea!

Darn you internet!

 ;D

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Lenses / Re: Two Lenses Coming for CP+? [CR2]
« on: December 16, 2013, 09:20:52 AM »
Dear Canon:

With regard to 'development announcement's: Please Don't.

Take a note (as should the entire electronics industry) from Apple's playbook and aim for week-1 availability.

We're tired of hearing about nice things that we're not allowed to play with.

Thanks.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0.5 Now Available
« on: December 13, 2013, 02:14:40 PM »
Wow. The level of paranoia here is incredible. Was there a sale on tinfoil hats somewhere?


Your logic is correct.... If there was a sale on tinfoil hats, then more people would be protected from the "mind control rays", and without the message to stay calm and docile the level of paranoia would rise. :)

(This is why I live in a house with a steel roof, aluminum siding, and wire screens on the windows)

False Flag! False Flag!

Everyone knows that the tinfoil only AMPLIFIES the orbital mind control lasers .  . .

 ;D

The only place you are truly safe are big-box stores, which are purposely designed so you can't get a cell (or any other kind of) signal in or out of to contact your spouse and buy the right thing the first time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III & Third Party Batteries
« on: December 13, 2013, 02:10:47 PM »
Listed for ~$60 (out of stock right now), I paid ~$60 back in 2010, so let's just stop with the "$100" talk, because MSRP is never the price (look at the 5DmkIII)

So, is this a conspiracy? Let's look at some points:
Date first available at Amazon.com: November 5, 2008 (5 year old design)

Compatible with:
EOS 5D Mark III
EOS 5D Mark II
EOS 6D
EOS 7D
EOS 70D
EOS 60D
EOS 60Da

If Canon were protecting their 'monopoly' wouldn't they change the tech slightly each year to make it harder to copy?
If Canon were gouging it's customers, wouldn't it make the batteries different so every time you upgrade, they get more cash?

I'm not seeing it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III & Third Party Batteries
« on: December 12, 2013, 02:06:00 PM »
I saw "I don't want to pay $100 for a battery" from someone, in a $1700 camera?  I don't get it . . . get your camera at the best price possible, then you can afford genuine accessories.

Are there any improvements that come with these batteries, or is it all a price game?

Do any of these, for example:
charge faster?
take more of a charge?
last longer (more charge cycles)?
operate in more extreme temperatures?

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....some time after ordering Canon 70-200 f4 IS, since I didn't receive shipping confirmation, I found on their web site that the order status is "canceled". Without any explanation or even notification from Adorama. I tried again with the same result. When I called their customer service, I was told, literally: "your information doesn't match... please don't order from us any more".



I am truly sorry that this was your experience.

We use an ID verification service in conjunction with our bank. If an order is flagged as suspicious unfortunately we have no way at all of over-riding that. With rampant and ever-increasing identity fraud we have chosen to work with a particularly robust system.  It may be that other retailers are using different systems from ours, with different stringencies

Keep doing it.  I've had two cards 'go wild' in a week that Chase managed to catch in time. Apparently tis the season for identity theft.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0.5 Now Available
« on: December 11, 2013, 02:20:51 PM »
Quote
Firmware Version 2.0.5 is for cameras with firmware version 2.0.3. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 2.0.5, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to version 2.0.5, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version.

Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.

You realize those kind of shenanigans get threads locked?

Run away! Run away!

 ;D

I had read about the battery problem with Nikon D5300 camera after the last update..... I think that the messing around with compatability is the reason why Sigma has come out with thier docking station for updating lens firmware.... Personally, I would not buy an expensive third party lens without something similar.

That 6 year warranty from Tamron is pretty reassuring.

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+1 for dumb fault (for expecting anything other than one describes, sometimes, you have to swing at the ball either way ;) )
+1 for done well with Adorama

I'm actually of the opinion that I like vendors/manufacturers that engage in a public forum; it takes guts because you run the risk of taking flak, even if nothing is wrong. (TWM Performance, for example, won't reply even when they are a sponsor ;D -- some people take every chance to mention that fact  ::)

I've seen tech-support reply to bad reviews (in comments) on Amazon trying to rectify technical problems. 

In the end, nothing and no company will be distinct except for how it treats it's customers.

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Video & Movie / Re: Aviation Help! 5D 3 vs GoPro
« on: December 05, 2013, 05:04:23 PM »
50...30... RETARD, RETARD!

Ha ha, people not in the know will think you're being abusive! ;D
Counting my big-'bus time, I've been hearing that call for 16 years.   ;)

If ever there was a look that said "Don't call me Shirley", that'd be it  ;D

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