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The combustion engine has been around for 100 yrs, but with the advances in other technologies(battery) electric cars are starting to look more and more appealing.

IC is going nowhere any time soon.  Both Subaru and Mazda are going full-on "KISS" and aiming for better gains from conventional wisdom (optimizing, weight reduction etc.) over more complicated models, and Ford is betting big on twin-turbo.

Before SLR goes anywhere, we're going to need to see a consistent lineup of better products from a variety of sources . . .

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What is the PowerShot S100V, a typo?

Don't see anything about it on their website.

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Lenses / Re: 70-300L on 5D Mark III
« on: May 30, 2012, 11:34:32 AM »
Is the 70-300mmL worth the extra dough over the standard 70-300mm? Thats the Question... 8)

The Non-L is garbage IMO.  Worst lens purchase I've ever made :(  I've honestly used my 200mm f2.8 more than the 70-300 I have and I've only had it a few months.

IQ was a major letdown.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: It's Not Even April Fools [CR1]
« on: May 29, 2012, 08:41:53 AM »
Hehe never will happen, where will people threaten to go to?  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« on: May 22, 2012, 11:17:23 PM »
Also, who'd want a 50mm f14?

Lol should be cheap, not a lot of glass. ;)

It's actually going to be internal into the new mirrorless.

It'll make up for digital viewfinders slurping keynoter by being very small ;)

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You're going to buy every part and accessory you can until they ship you that 1Dx, aren't you? :)

Good writeup as usual Neuro; let us see some shots with/without when you have time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 21, 2012, 02:40:00 PM »
70D sounds logical as a more or less rebodied 7D with flipscreen. However the AF of the 7D is already good enough for Bird in Flight and most sports  - so the 7D mkII needs more than just a better AF and viewfinder upgrade. It needs better IQ and that is only possible with a new designed sensor ...   

If they did that, put MFA back in, they'd seriously have a contender, that's for sure.

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Canon General / Re: Suggestions on new Canon DSLR -- thinking 60D
« on: May 18, 2012, 02:53:51 PM »

Nice shot Brian!

Didn't the cat get annoyed by the flash? A friend of mine got bitten by his cat due to flash firing  :D

Sounds like a nice set of fur gloves to me.

The 60D is a great camera coming from P&S cameras, but the T4i is going to be a super shooter if they put DigicV in it.  At very least, wait until next month to figure out what the 'new cameras' are, most likely the price of the 60D will only improve.

Craig was nice enough to reply to an e-mail to me a few years back and recommended the 60D and the 15-85mm, which was a great setup.  The only changeout I might suggest is the 24-105mmL which I got afterwards, but the 15 is nice on the crop body.

If you at all care about image quality, I really would shy away from cheaper glass over 100mm --- I have a 70-300 that I just plain hate.  Honestly, I got a used 200mm F 2.8 L and I love it.  I use it on my FF or with a TC (1.4) on my 60D with a monopod and lens ring and it's just awesome what I can get out of it.

So, in short (too late), go with a cheaper body and better glass if you can.  LightRoom (and other software) have lens-specific correction for vignetting and barrel distortion, making lenses like the 15-85mm comparable to an L lens in a lot of circumstances.

Also, don't be afraid of used gear (lensrentals has a buy area that I've gotten 3 lenses from).


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specs [CR2.5]
« on: May 17, 2012, 01:43:40 PM »
Finally, a touchscreen.  Now, all those naysayers can rest easy.   ;)

Yep.  Let's hope it drops calls as well as the other cameras out there too.

I knew VZN was limiting their bandwidth for a reason!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Announce 2 Cameras in June [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2012, 11:35:06 AM »
Don't get too excited.
It would take 6 more months to ship. 6 more months to "beta test" among the early adopters.
So we can pretty much ignore this kind of news these days.

 :D That's so cynical I'd +1 you hehe 

Sad, but true; this gave me a good chuckle.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Announce 2 Cameras in June [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2012, 09:25:51 AM »
"It's like a million users cried out and were suddenly si . . . well, took to the discussion boards to gripe"

Haven't we had enough of the experimental stuff?  The new rebel will sell super well, which makes sense, but honestly, don't we DESERVE a refreshed 60D/7D?  Say, best features of both, and add DigicV . . . please?

No? Didn't think so.   ;D  If wishes were fishes the sea would be full :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Officially Discontinued?
« on: May 15, 2012, 12:41:59 PM »
Crap - I was hoping the Tamron was going to come down in price; can't help having no current competitors  >:(

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamaron 24-70 f2.8 Review
« on: May 11, 2012, 03:35:02 PM »
;DI purchased the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC on 5/4/12 for $12889.00.
Seems legit to me ::)  $12889.00 for Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC.

That includes tax  ;D

This lens is definitely on my want list.  Nice to know about FOV difference.

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What exactly do you mean "somewhat" popular? That movie is already at $210 million at the box office after its first weekend and has 93% score on RT.

That would be sarcasm sir. :)

Whoa, I missed it too, and I'm not just a member of the sarcasm club for the internet, I'm the President :D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Manfrotto Monopod
« on: May 09, 2012, 07:00:00 AM »
I bought a monopod first because it seemed like a good idea, didn't really use it.

Once I got a good (carbon) tripod setup, I figured the monopod wasted money.

Suggestion:  Get a quick-release tripod ring for the 70-200 and leave it mounted --- I've recently found use for the monopod in this way and it keeps it light and usable.

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