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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?

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Pricewatch Deals / Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash $169 @ Adorama (via Amazon)
« on: November 29, 2012, 08:47:37 AM »
Saw this on another forum, figured I'd clue in anyone here too:

If you're into that sort of thing :)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Cyber Monday at B&H Photo, Adorama & Amazon
« on: November 26, 2012, 02:22:35 PM »
I don't think it's MAP that's the real hangup.  I think most of the retailers don't think they  have to take a hit as long as no one else is doing it.

The 5d3 and 1dx are great (new) products that will continue to generate orders . . . my experience is that vendors are more concerned about losing orders to other retailers.  Amazon and Newegg were going at it (watching each other, bestbuy and walmart) last year, but this year the deals have been pretty much ho-hum across the board.

I think that every time we declare a sale DAY, they pull back because of guaranteed orders . . . this year Cyber Monday was the new buzzword on everyone's lips that wasn't one of us doing 99% of our holiday shopping online.

We may still see some price drops, but it's a moving target.

(I changed sales to orders where appropriate to avoid confusion)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Cyber Monday at B&H Photo, Adorama & Amazon
« on: November 26, 2012, 10:49:02 AM »
Hrm; I think it's like one of those magic-eye puzzles, where you just have to stare at it a long time for it to jump out at you . . .

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
« on: November 23, 2012, 03:24:14 PM »
If you look at the list of buyers, some folks purchased 3 or 4 bodies, all within a few minutes. Love the impulsiveness or maybe they are needed to set up a 3D project

These are people that make their money off of buying/selling merchandise like stocks.

I'm (sort of) one of them with regard to Legos.  It's that selling part I haven't quite gotten around to  ;D

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