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Reviews / Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« on: January 05, 2013, 07:56:30 PM »
Dustin, have you run this through any AF testing?  I just got mine for X-mas and was running foCal on it, getting a -5 at 24mm and +5 at 70mm  -- I've got to re-run when I have time because I stupidly forgot to shut off the VC, but I was sort of surprised that it was off in that manner.

I'm a prime-fiend, but this was supposed to win my heart back to the zoom side of things, so my hopes are high; I have gotten ZERO real world chance to use this as everyone (myself included) is sick.

Do you do MFA on any of your zooms?

I MFA'd the lens (although on MK2 I can only do focal length, which I did at at 70mm).  I ended up setting mine at a +5.  I will be picking up a MK3 in this calendar year and look forward to being able to dial it at a couple of settings.  I've been happy with the sharpness after the adjustment.
Can the MK3 do MFA by focal length/lens or do you just mean that it should be more accurate out of the box?

Thanks again.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS Resolution Tests
« on: January 04, 2013, 04:09:17 PM »
Hrm, looks like it's soft as all get out @ f/2.8

*ducks*

:D

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 4, 2013 - At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 8th, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveils the vision behind its 2013 lineup of connected digital cameras, camcorders and printers.

So...no new products, just some marketing mumbo-jumbo about stuff they're already selling.  Woo hoo.   ::)

Thanks for translating that -- I don't speak marketing and my wife is away on vacation (she's fluent)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: January 03, 2013, 02:16:47 PM »
Wrong - depreciation is not the same as market value.  Go back to school and pay attention - you may be able to get a better job and you wont care about a $500 price reduction.  :)

+1.  I just sent a piece of scientific equipment to salvage.  Price new in December, 2008 was $250K.  Net book value (what it's currently worth based on depreciation) is $110K.  Fair market value is $7K.  And you thought your dSLR lost value fast... 

Now...who should I bitch to about that?  At least I'm not the one losing $103K...   ;)

By "Salvage" I hope you mean in a plain freight pallette c/o Grant Imahara, in California  ;D

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Reviews / Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« on: January 03, 2013, 11:25:09 AM »
Dustin, have you run this through any AF testing?  I just got mine for X-mas and was running foCal on it, getting a -5 at 24mm and +5 at 70mm  -- I've got to re-run when I have time because I stupidly forgot to shut off the VC, but I was sort of surprised that it was off in that manner.

I'm a prime-fiend, but this was supposed to win my heart back to the zoom side of things, so my hopes are high; I have gotten ZERO real world chance to use this as everyone (myself included) is sick.

Do you do MFA on any of your zooms?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 12:50:10 PM »
CR0? :P

5.3 FPS on the 60D, which has already been re-positioned . . . how they going to spin it?

New processor + MFA and they can sell it for another two years with nothing else.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:52:23 AM »
-> carefully open the box
-> take out the original camera

-> buy a disposable camera, and label it "5DMkIII" with a black marker
-> put it into the box and seal

now, when it comes to unwrapping, quickly(!) pull out the 5D to frame the expression of her face.
Great photography is all about being well prepared  ;)

My wife can't tell the 5DmkII from the 60D, and she's used the 60D on a trip  :o

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2012, 09:05:19 AM »
If the rumor is true, and if it's under $1k (meaning they don't REALLY put the screws to us on pricing) then it's going to be a great lens.  And 5 years from now, when it's selling at $500, it'll STILL be a great lens.

Buuuuut we're complaining about price already. If there were no IS, we'd complain about that.

You know it doesn't come with free cookies, are we going to whine about that next? Where's the napkin with the cookies? :P

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D Mark III + 24-70L II - Night Cityscape
« on: December 07, 2012, 08:15:00 AM »
HDR?

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 09:49:44 PM »
Some things aren't worth getting free stuff:
1) Twitter account
2) Facebook Account
3) Any of the above, or similar

--- bear in mind how quickly this thread got 11 pages .  . . God I hope the Mayans were right.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
« on: December 06, 2012, 12:33:34 PM »
What the heck is wrong with companies these days?

Whatever happened to deny any issue exists until it's totally fixed, then release a firmware update quietly?

Geeze where did these people go to business school? :D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« on: December 03, 2012, 12:35:18 PM »
The price complaints felt like sour grapes to me.  This was the camera people WANTED, and they wanted it for the price of the current model. 

If car manufacturers skipped 5 years, then gave you a new price, we'd all crap our pants.

I'm waiting for lower, but I can't say it's anything other than my pride/feelings that make $3000 or $3500 too much.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Alternative (to weddings) revenue stream
« on: November 30, 2012, 11:30:21 AM »
At my last two races the photos were so bad that the event photographer should have been embarassed to offer them for sale (at the bargain-basement price of $60, no less) 
I agree that that is not a very good picture, especially not at that price range, but, I can count about 25+ people around you, and those are people he had to get pictures of too. You'd need at least 3 cameras going at once to capture everyone.
:o

When he gave you the pic, did it say: Sent from my free-with-contract Android phone?

I can't even begin to speculate how this was taken in broad daylight with any SLR made in the last 20 years . . . was there some sort of yogurt smeared about the rear element of the lens?

Or was this a far-away utra-wide shot that they cropped down for the 45 people that were in it?

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Even though it's worth every penny, did anyone get to pay LESS than every penny for it?

I've been waiting for it to drop SOME, but even the tamron rebates haven't included this beastie.

I was also waiting for Tamron rebates.  However, the 24-70mm had never been on its rebate list.  Finally, I got this lens when Beach Camera had 10% eBay buck few month ago.  That's about 100 bucks cheaper than its tag price.

Yeah, I guess it'll be 3900 amazon points which *IS* $39 bucks, better than a sharp stick in the eye.

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Even though it's worth every penny, did anyone get to pay LESS than every penny for it?

I've been waiting for it to drop SOME, but even the tamron rebates haven't included this beastie.


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