« on: February 05, 2013, 02:16:40 PM »
i'll be happy to pay for 24-105 2.8 IS around $2300 price. That would be a golden lens. Not really interested in 24-70 fl.
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Well... the key word here is (quite correctly) "integrated". If only integration was a reality.... Sorry for offtop.This was taken at an impromptu demonstration against the British National Party.Wow! I did not know that about Glasgow! Great! More power to integrated societies.
I happened to be walking down Glasgow's main shopping area with my camera bag when my attention was taken by some ragtags and bobtails wearing hi-vis vests with the union jack flag on them.
Alarm bells rang and I hung around to see what developed, within 5 minutes there were civilians of all creeds, class, colour and age protesting against these anti-immigration loon-balls, to the point where Police were mobilised for their protection.
I love Glasgow. It has it's faults, but most of it's people are solid gold, and generally we stand up together against to people like this.
Glasgow was once one of the worlds busiest ports, our ships mobilised world trade, and brought impoverished hungry Irish and persecuted Jews to our city, enriching it's culture, fighting in our Army's, providing both brain and brawn to our industries. We have a history of acceptance, of refuge. And thats why we stand up to the BNP, when they attack the Eastern Europeans and Muslims who have made Glasgow their home in more recent years.
No one needs 21MP. All it does is slow everything and clog your hard drive.[/i]
Try shooting your 5D Mark III at its M (11MP) or S (5MP) settings. If you look at your images at 100%, you'll see that the lower resolution shots are sharper pixel-by-pixel!
When I'm photographing family and friends, I shoot at SMALL JPG. Even SMALL is good enough for great 20x30" prints.
The smaller-sized images out of the 5D Mark III are spectacular. They are much, much sharper and cleaner than images from cameras on which that is their native resolution. When you start with over 20MP, it looks pretty good if you use all those to make 11MP or 5MP.
Why? Because they use less, or no, Bayer interpolation. No digital camera really resolves its rated resolution; they cheat and interpolate up, so at 100% at its rated resolution, no digital camera image is as sharp as a true scan from film.
I'm at a loss on Canon's MAP program. If retailers want to discount (or even lose money) on Canon's products as a featured item, what does Canon lose? This "cyber Monday" is non-existent for Canon. If they think they're establishing value, anyone buying a "deal" knows what the normal price is - that's the starting point value.Well, you are not alone. I saved some $$ for the new body hoping to pick up a deal, but there is nothing from the authorized retailers. The sale is not even on the "Meh..." level. But look at the bright side - the unauthorized retailers are making a killing now. At least someone is benefiting from MAP. They don't even have to go too low with their prices as the authorized dealers can't even come close to compete with them now. So yeah, I donno what Canon is doing, but whatever they are doing - works well for the grey market. I'm not sure how all this is supposed to help and protect "smaller authorized retailers" (I believe this was announced as Canon's logic behind MAP), but hey, what do I know...
I guess it's Canon sussing out the perception of the competition, but it might give some idea as to the future of the 5D. Make of it what you will.My sense is that people always want more of everything. More features, better quality, greater durability, better sealing, faster speeds, etc. Improving anything requires greater investment by a manufacturer — in employees, research, development, materials, testing, manufacturing, quality controls, etc. — and of course charging accordingly. But when a manufacturer introduces the improvements that people said they wanted, there is inevitably much complaining — even outrage — about the price. "How dare they raise the price!?" It's as if we forget that all of the extra things we ask for actually cost money.
The 5DIII is the perfect example of this. Canon improved and upgraded just about every detail of the 5DII, as per many photographers' requests. Then there was no end to complaints about the price.