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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 02:27:16 PM »
I feel sorry for Nikon owners.
It doesn't matter what model they buy, even when first released, as a few months down the track, Nikon will bring out a new and improved version of it making your current model obsolete and now worth substantially less than it cost you. Remember the D600 then the 610?
Canon does hang onto models much longer, and hence they have better re-sale value later on as say, after 3 years, your Canon may be just superseded, but if you had an equivalent Nikon, it would be 3 models old and practically worthless.

I'm not saying that Nikon cameras are no good, in fact, they are very good indeed, but constant model updates is not how you keep up the perceived and resale value of products.
It also makes it more difficult regarding spare parts too, as many models mean lots of parts and distributors only have so much space and money for parts.

I feel sorry for people who buy cameras based on how much they can sell them for.

If your camera is in good enough condition to be sold as "mint" or "near mint" condition then you obviously haven't used it very much.

I'm one those guys. I like to keep my camera bodies and lenses nice and clean at all time. 

Just sold one of my 5D III on CL for $2600 cash. Buyer seems to be very happy with the cosmetic condition - MINT.
+1 ... I keep all my camera gear in MINT condition, including original boxes, manuals, CDs etc ... in the last 6 months I made over 70000 photos (not counting tons of video footage) ... only absolute ignorant people think that if your gear is in mint condition than you are not using your camera much ... good house keeping of your camera gear is not a sign of a poor photographer ... by the same token, just because one's camera is full of dings or scratches does not mean he/she is a good photographer.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 25, 2014, 03:28:44 PM »
I really like the looks of this one. I can wait for 7 or 8 months until Sony releases the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Vl so I can pick up the lll for $500. I wish they'd release one with a Canon hot shoe :)

Yes, that is the funny thing with Sony, you can guarantee that their next model will be along very quickly, sometimes too quickly.

May I ask though why you would want a hot shoe?

Because the current camera doesn't have one, therefore it is an indispensable feature.
Hot shoe allows for a small radio trigger to be added for off camera flash units ... I would have liked to have it, but its no big deal for me, so I'm still getting the RX100III

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Photography Technique / Re: The definition of insanity
« on: June 25, 2014, 03:22:44 PM »
it may have been shot a million times before, but it's the first time for me, so I still enjoy it.
+1 ... life is all about experiencing it personally ... just because someone else has experienced something and captured it, does not mean we shouldn't capture it with our camera ... much of what we do in life has been done by billions of people before us, yet we find joy, happiness and fulfillment in experiencing it ourselves for the first time ... so why should it be any different just because others think we shouldn't be photographing the same scenery shot a million times before!
BTW, that's a very nice image ... I've never seen lava in real life, one day I'd like to and I'm sure I'll go crazy photographing the lava, even if there are a billion of those photos on the internet.

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Photography Technique / Re: The definition of insanity
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:15:39 PM »
Can anyone relate?
Absolutely!
On long vacations (3 weeks or more) I tend yo carry a lot of gear but don't get to use all of it, having to carry the heft ... this is one of the reasons why I started liking the mirrorless system, as it allows me to carry 2 cameras, 6 lenses & 2 speedlites in a shoulder bag ... in fact, in about 48 days I will be selling my 5D MK III, 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II & 16-35 f/2.8 L II ... already got a buyer who gave me an advance yesterday ... but knowing me I may end up buying another Canon FF camera, most likely the 5D MK IV  ;D (whenever that comes out) ... I guess one never learns  ;D ... I once read somewhere that photography is a far more expensive vice than drug addiction, coz druggies tend to die quickly, but photographers live longer, thus spend more money.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 24, 2014, 12:47:51 PM »
Just ordered the RX100 III and it will arrive on Thursday.

Congrats Rienzphotoz, bet you are going to love it.

To be able to carry something that small around in your pocket and still get amazing image quality and video is awesome.

I still have not bought it, but have played with it extensively now, so most likely will.
Thank you ... ever since I got into the mirrorless camera world, photography has become "easier" ... I don't have to worry about which camera + lens to pack in the bag due to size weight concerns, now I can take 2 mirrorless cameras and 5 lenses in a small bag ... from what I've watched and read about the RX100III, I am hoping that it'll be a happy compromise with quality images in a tiny package ... the thought of being able to carry a good quality camera, (with RAW output, view finder, built-in ND filter, tilt screen and a great aperture), all the time is awesome.
Will post some pics once I get my hands on the camera.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 23, 2014, 11:37:39 AM »
Just ordered the RX100 III and it will arrive on Thursday.

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If I lose all my gear and have to start over, the it'll be:
EOS 70D + EF100-400 L IS
Sony a7 + 55/f 1.8 + 70-200 f/4 OSS + 24-70 f/4 OSS + 10-18 f/4 OSS

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Too late ... I was hoping for this lens from Tamron in 2012 and ended buying their first 28-300 VC version, only to be disappointed with poor performance ... but now that I've been shooting more with the mirrorless cameras, these kind of "all-in-one zoom" lenses, no longer make sense for travel for me.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 19, 2014, 01:01:39 PM »
Damn it, this forum really makes you buy even more things than you wanted before!  >:( ;D
Welcome to the club! ;D ;)

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As posted at http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/marketing-fail-worldcup-photographer-wear-sony-4k-vest-but-do-shoot-with-canon/

Sony is one of the big sponsor at the Football World Cup in Brazil. Even though photographers are “forced” to wear Sony 4K advertising vests, as you can see from the 360 degree pics posted at Visualise.com, not a single one of them shoot with a Sony. It’s all about Canon (and few Nikon). Let’s hope Sony will make a real Alpha Full Frame Sports camera that will convince some of them to switch over to Sony!

 :

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 14, 2014, 06:59:34 AM »

The RX100 models are still fantastic and I'm now a bit bummed because I know I'll cave eventually and end up getting one too. :(
+1 ... I'll be getting the 100 MK III within this month.

sounds like your GAS kicks in AGAIN....... ;D
Indeed  ;D ... I've taken a liking to Sony mirrorless cameras and lenses ... the more I use them, the more I like them ... it has been 2 months since I touched my 5D MK III & the 70D ... but my Canon lenses do get a work out with the a7 ... I can easily carry from 12mm (FF FOV) to 200mm + 2 Sony mirrorless cameras in my office bag, its fun and convenient when the size is small while still providing great image quality.

You going to need more space under your signature soon ;D

I went to local camera shop last week, just looking for camera backpack that can hold x2 5d III with 24-70 II and 70-200 attached. I ended up with this............. ::)
Congratulations! That is one impressive camera ... I understand how easy it is to get tempted ... that's one of the reasons I sometimes do not carry my debit or credit cards (especially when I am going to a good camera store), coz I am scared  I'll end up buying something that I may not use much ;D

Yes, if you carrying that giant around, people will think you are a real photographer. The bigger the better!!

I do like my RX1 and A7r + FE 55. The X simply works better with bigger lenses.
Yeah the Sony Full Frame mirrorless cameras are a joy to use ... the passion of spontaneously taking my a7 with one or two small lenses and taking photos is just amazing ... my 5D MK III is a much better camera in every way but it is not always convenient to carry it around, thus the passion for spontaneously carrying it anywhere is not same as a smaller sized camera.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 13, 2014, 02:09:20 AM »

The RX100 models are still fantastic and I'm now a bit bummed because I know I'll cave eventually and end up getting one too. :(
+1 ... I'll be getting the 100 MK III within this month.

sounds like your GAS kicks in AGAIN....... ;D
Indeed  ;D ... I've taken a liking to Sony mirrorless cameras and lenses ... the more I use them, the more I like them ... it has been 2 months since I touched my 5D MK III & the 70D ... but my Canon lenses do get a work out with the a7 ... I can easily carry from 12mm (FF FOV) to 200mm + 2 Sony mirrorless cameras in my office bag, its fun and convenient when the size is small while still providing great image quality.

You going to need more space under your signature soon ;D

I went to local camera shop last week, just looking for camera backpack that can hold x2 5d III with 24-70 II and 70-200 attached. I ended up with this............. ::)
Congratulations! That is one impressive camera ... I understand how easy it is to get tempted ... that's one of the reasons I sometimes do not carry my debit or credit cards (especially when I am going to a good camera store), coz I am scared  I'll end up buying something that I may not use much ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: 1-Hour Photo iPhone App - Why?
« on: June 12, 2014, 04:22:59 PM »
I couldn't but help laughing when I read "to bring back that feeling of anticipation of waiting for film to develop" ... seriously?  ::)

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Reviews / Re: Is Canon 5d mk 1 still a good camera?
« on: June 12, 2014, 03:49:20 PM »
6D is a definite step up from the 5D MK I ... you will notice significant difference in high ISO noise, better image quality and many modern features ... Get the 6D, you will like it ... of course 5D MK III is the best "all arounder" full frame camera on the planet, if you are willing to spend the money, go for 5D MK III ... but do know that 6D is far superior camera than the original 5D.
Happy shopping.

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