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Canon General / Hamilton Park in Weehawken
« on: February 16, 2014, 11:28:53 PM »
Bar none, the best skyline view.  I don't have a picture handy but I'll link to someone's flickr:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/acmace/5466026377/#

The park is high off the river giving a much better viewpoint of midtown.  There are no restrictions.  The Burr-Hamilton duel occurred nearby, and it's a very nice spot to bring a date.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Don't buy from getitdigital
« on: July 10, 2013, 09:11:51 PM »
And it did register ok. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Don't buy from getitdigital
« on: July 10, 2013, 08:45:06 PM »
Yeah I decided against sending it back because Canon confirmed that they will honor the warranty whether the warranty card came with it or not.  I believe getitdigital is taking advantage of this lenient policy and advertising their Canon cameras as having a USA Canon warranty, because technically they do, grey market or not.  Nikon is not so lenient and if you look at their Nikon auctions they are very clear in explaining its a grey market model.

I can't complain about the shipping (free, two days) or the price ($1556) but they are dishonest and the guy on the phone admitted the above.  Buy at your own risk.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Don't buy from getitdigital
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:28:40 PM »
Received my 6D advertised with "100% Brand New Canon USA Model with Canon USA Warranty" and also "never been used, not refurbished not grey market."  Well it did not include a warranty, and the agent on the phone admitted that sometimes they ship cameras that don't have warranties.  Buyer beware.

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Canon General / Re: saw this blog about recieving wood instead of 5d mk3
« on: January 18, 2013, 01:06:59 AM »
I once bought a Sony PSP from Walmart and when I opened it had a big rock in it.  I don't doubt this happens but this guys story, especially the pictures are fishy. 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Snowboarding with a DSLR
« on: January 14, 2013, 09:26:17 AM »
I have a Dakine Sequence backpack that works well.  The compartment opens from the back panel side so you can drop the pack in the snow and unzip without getting too much snow in.  I have done this skiing however if you think you will wreck on your snowboard you might want to rethink having a backpack where your gear would be crushed if you fall on your butt.  I would think some kind of hip bag would be safer.

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Lighting / Re: Pocket Wizard Canon firmware update 6.150 problem
« on: October 05, 2012, 02:33:17 PM »
I had a really bad time with my pocketwizard flextt5's at the last wedding I shot.  They were rigged to fire strobes in trigger mode, and one or both of them would stop working seemingly at random.  I turned them off and just used bounce flash the rest of the night. 

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Lens case for 70-200 f/2.8 II
« on: October 05, 2012, 08:42:40 AM »
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/36806538

The Lens Exchange 200AW is very overrated imho.

Thanks for sharing your opinion.  Assuming that as you indicate above ('imho'), it is your opinion, based on your personal experience Lens Exchange 200AW, and that you're not letting some forum poster form your opinion for you, like the internet version of a Jedi mind trick (because we know what sort of minds that works on, right?).

As for the review you linked, note that the person states at the end, "If you are using it strapped to your belt, this becomes a whole different story."  That's how I, personally, use my Lens Exchange 200AW - and it's great for that.  As for the differential padding, note that it's not called a lens case.  Also, my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II w/ hood reversed slips down into the case just fine (and unlike the poster I also have a Wimberley P-20 plate on the tripod foot, and it still fits in the case fine).

The link IS my opinion.  I wrote it.  And the hood would simply not fit without forcing it in.  See the pic where the lens is fully suspended because the hood is stuck in the opening?  I thought it was a terrible design, although they may have adjusted the size since then.

I have since become a fan of the TT lens changer series for this type of bag.  But I did keep the big lens case 4 and I use that most often for transport, with its own strap.

Later in the thread I report that I also got the slim lens pouch 75 AW and really liked it.  I never updated the thread but I have since had a terrible experience with that bag - the Velcro is not in the right spot and the flap will come open if you have a medium sized lens inside.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Lens case for 70-200 f/2.8 II
« on: October 05, 2012, 01:55:56 AM »
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/36806538

The Lens Exchange 200AW is very overrated imho.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 21, 2012, 12:28:40 AM »
Ordered mine Saturday within 2 minutes of this post originating.  Not sure where I was in line, but it was early.  Got the shipment notification Sunday and it said it would be here (Maryland) Tuesday.  Then UPS was reporting it would actually arrive 1 day early on Monday!  It never happened, so it arrived Tuesday while I was gone for work.  Just got it and am cradling and admiring it now.  ;). Sixth digit is a 4, and all is in order.  It is one beast of a camera. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 15, 2012, 03:19:09 PM »
Saw this one minute and 30 seconds after you posted- ordered one immediately!  Thank you!!! Goodbye, APS-C!!

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Haha!  This is the justification I use every time I buy a new lens  :D

Just a little lesson in manufacturing economics.  The cost of manufacturing has nothing - repeat - nothing to do with the price that any product sells for in the marketplace.

+1 ... another factor they'll have in mind is the devaluation of the products and what premium customers will pay to get a product that doesn't drop in price too fast (ff camera bodies) or not at all (L lenses). That's why I'd even consider buying the new 24-70ii - unless it's stolen or I manage to trash it, unlike Tamron I'd expect to be able to sell the Canon lens later on if I find I don't need it anymore.

As long as there are people who think a 4 year old 5D Mark II is just as good as a brand new D600, Canon has NOTHING to worry about...

But they do, actually their worry is that the 5d2 is just too good to make an easy profit with a "real" successor 6d - either it'll be too expensive to people will still get a 5d3 or 5d2 as long as possible, or it'll be too inexpensive cutting profits.

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