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Site Information / Re: HowTo? Revise "Gear List"?
« on: May 30, 2014, 03:37:10 PM »
I'm having a miserable day; this really cheered me up.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: May 30, 2014, 11:41:47 AM »
New 5D and 7D should be out today.

I just bought a 5Dmk3.

You're welcome :P
All sarcasm aside, you will not regret it one bit. A fantastic all-purpose camera. And presumably you're getting it while the price is much lower than it has been since launch.
No, I do like it.  Finally can use my Tamron 24-70 MFAd in both directions.

Have a 5Dmk2, 7D and a 60D, so it wasn't so much of an upgrade as a consolidation.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:21:33 AM »
New 5D and 7D should be out today.

I just bought a 5Dmk3.

You're welcome :P

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: C P S Central Warranties
« on: May 26, 2014, 09:26:59 AM »
Our local Craigslist has been remarkably free of this type of thing for several months now.  They've changed it so that Robots have a tough time responding to listings.

I only had one "mail it to me" scam.  The responses all go to my spam folder (yahoo) which I can't seem to correct.  I suspect a lot of inquiries I respond to get lost in spam because I use the Craigslist mail.

One guy offered me $600 for a like-new 5Dmk2 . . . I just don't bother responding to these people.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: C P S Central Warranties
« on: May 25, 2014, 09:09:09 PM »
Purchase with a credit card that doubles the warranty, and get a reliable warranty just in case the original does not pan out.
 
Call B&H or Adorama and see if they will match the price.

You posted this 5 minutes after I decided to bite on it.  ;D

I gotta get serious about selling those bodies now.  Once you put high-priced stuff on CL, the jerk wads really come out.

If you want to sell it to me, I can send you a cashiers check, and make it out for a extra $5,000.  If you refund $2500 of that extra to me, you can keep the other $2500 for your service.  A Courier will pick up the camera tomorrow.
That'd be funny except I have been heavily using craigslist lately and . . . ye gods . . . I'm losing my mind.

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I can only add: uhh huh huh huh, he said butt.

Seriously:
1) Okay, we got the thread "how will canon respond to X"
2) We're missing the outraged "I'm switching to Nikon" guy
3) You buy Canon or Nikon because you know someone with that system . . . if not, then you're splitting hairs
and lastly
4) he said butt

 ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: C P S Central Warranties
« on: May 23, 2014, 12:01:33 AM »
Purchase with a credit card that doubles the warranty, and get a reliable warranty just in case the original does not pan out.
 
Call B&H or Adorama and see if they will match the price.

You posted this 5 minutes after I decided to bite on it.  ;D

I gotta get serious about selling those bodies now.  Once you put high-priced stuff on CL, the jerk wads really come out.

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Third Party Manufacturers / C P S Central Warranties
« on: May 22, 2014, 11:09:28 AM »
Does anyone have any actual experience with CPS Central and claims?

The Gray Market 5Dmk3 that's listed on the front-page, the company says the warranty comes from that company.  Looking them up, I see some mixed reviews (mostly cell phones) so I shied away initially.

On Lens Authority, however, that is THEIR third party warranty, and I trust the LR people as much as here.

It's essentially an insurance plan that you have to use THEIR repair shop; just wanted to know if anyone has actually used them.

Thanks guys.

-Ernie

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559
« on: May 21, 2014, 09:24:51 PM »
Nevermind; found out it's CPS Central, which gets terrible reviews, which is a type of Insurance.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559
« on: May 21, 2014, 03:11:01 PM »
This listing NOW states that they're gray market, but they have a 3-year international warranty.

I'd like to know who the provider of said warranty is if anyone knows.

I posted a question on ebay but haven't heard back.

ALSO: Change your ebay passwords; there was a break-in there and the keys may have been compromised.

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Some things are worth it, some people just want over-'shopped photos out of a higher-end camera.

Lots of things separate a pro from an amateur.  As Neuro said, bunnies?

I've stopped doing my own formals of my kid because it drives me up the wall when he 'poses' and gives that wooden smile and I can't not start raising my voice.  This is why I only do candids (which I'm decent at). 

I'm no child portrait photographer . . . and it shows.

Local studio my mom 'sneaked' my son into and got great shots.  LifeTouch does school pictures and I get that stupid wooden grin like the person said to "SAY CHEESE" and his dress shirt isn't touched in.

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I'm sort of the same as you, except I have not yet gotten past personal/organizational usage.

Personally, I license "all rights reserved" and give written permission . . . myself, I'd be loathe to hand over 'everything', especially if it's commercial at that point.

At this point, you're past the 'little old lady' pricing; just make sure whatever everyone else tells you to do here, only sell what portion of the rights you're comfortable with and have a decent contract done up.

Good luck!

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Lenses / Re: The Next \
« on: May 20, 2014, 10:30:16 AM »
ISO 12233 charts.   :P

That's only a problem for you city-folk.  You just get a 'nuisance permit' and you're allowed to shoot ISO 12233 charts out of season here.

Heck, people are always running them over with their cars, you're doing them a service.   ::)

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« on: May 20, 2014, 09:08:18 AM »
Typo or not, the model is HOT! ;)

Took me a good 3 minutes to find where it said the lens in the upper corner.

Hot or not, someone needs to get that girl a sammich, stat!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: "Higher Bit" Sensors
« on: May 16, 2014, 08:39:50 AM »
I thought I saw that a new MF camera was rumored to be coming out with a 16 bit AD.  I'll have to search.  MF might benefit from 14 bits actual.
 
I found it!  The Ricoh Pentax 645Z.   Lots of megapixels (51) and 16 bit AD converter. Dual SD slots and 4:3 format.  Maybe it is just a big point and shoot ;)
 
 http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/04/15/ricoh-announces-medium-format-pentax-645z
 
At $8500, its not a consumer grade camera, but its not a $30,000 MF body either.  I'd like to play with one, but its not something to carry around.

3fps hehe

Looks like a black "Apple Cube" with a lens.

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