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We could have printed so much lager than 32x48. It would have made all the difference in the world to me. I want to leave you with one final thought as you find a new home. Don't let the door hit you in the A$$.  :o

How ever did Salgado, McCurry, Art Wolfe, Paul Nicklen, Alex Webb, Ami Vitale, et al, ever make museum-quality large prints, for years, before July 18, 2014 when the D810 came out? :o To think, they were never informed of their folly, until now...

Exactly.  World famous photographers print large with any camera.  Museum quality.  Gallery quality. 

But anonymous people on the internet "can't survive" without their extra pixels.  Nikon gives 7,360 horizontal pixels.  Canon gives 5,760 horizontal pixels.  So with Nikon one can print 5 or 7 inches bigger.  Wow, that's like ... soooo much bigger.  Worth a system change for sure. ;)
I like big bits and I can not lie
You other clickers can't deny
That when a camera walks in with an itty bitty lens
And more pixels then you'll grin

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 at Adorama
« on: July 03, 2014, 04:31:17 PM »
Adorama must have been slammed pretty hard by last minute orders. UPS says "a label has been printed" for mine but  they don't have the package yet.

At least now we know when the forums will be flooded with people complaining
I for one am disgusted that the new camera does not include an integrated popcorn maker and cheese grater.
(just trying to beat the rush)  :o ;D ;)
Your expectations are very low ... along with the "popcorn maker and cheese grater" I also want an integrated coffee maker. ;D :D
You guys are really missing it - what you really want is the kitchen sink - which is the only thing missing from the 1D X ;D
And a pony. No pony is a complete dealbreaker.

At least now we know when the forums will be flooded with people complaining
I for one am disgusted that the new camera does not include an integrated popcorn maker and cheese grater.
(just trying to beat the rush)  :o ;D ;)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon Pixma Pro-100 $34 at Adorama
« on: June 30, 2014, 04:23:38 PM »
A great deal, and I'm in for one, but I still think a MIR is a PITA. Plus, in my area at any rate, finding places that will take an AMEX card is another PITA.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2014, 10:56:04 AM »
Could this mean the introduction of the long rumored multi-imp iconograph?  ;D

Previous EOS Utility updates have played very badly with OSX updates. Let's hope that Canon & Apple are having compatibility conversations prior to the release of OS X Yosemite.
I would settle for an update installer that actually installs updates.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 13, 2014, 12:36:50 PM »
Finally got out to play with the 150-600.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang 650-1300mm
« on: April 15, 2014, 02:46:51 PM »
Mostly OT, but I've been wanting to share this photo of a 14,000+ mm setup from Outdoor Photographer ...

The photographer called this setup ridiculous. :o

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: In-Depth Review: Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:30:05 PM »
Anyone know how long the backlog for the lens is? I ordered one a week ago from B&H and am trying not to be whiney about it. :'( On the plus side, I have decided to name it Tamronasaurus Rex.  ;D

Don't know if this has been posted elsewhere on the forums, but since we are talking about Getty, here is what you can pick up for $425 grand at the Canon Store ...

Canon General / Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« on: December 10, 2013, 10:25:30 AM »
I wouldn't call mine exactly useless, because I did get a couple of good years out of it. My first camera was a Ricoh that I got for college graduation and I used it for about 10 years before it was stolen. I was pretty broke at the time so I picked up a used T-60 because it was super cheap and came with a fairly nice 70-300 lens and I was able to pick up a couple of other lenses in pawn shops over the years. I got some good shots despite the horrible limitations of that camera. That was about 1992. A few years later, I had the scratch to upgrade my camera body only to be told "everything is EOS now, nothing works with your lenses." I think he offered me a trade in of five bucks a lens or something like that. So my tale of woe is more about obsolescence and bad timing rather than poor design, but it felt pretty useless at the time.

Lenses / Re: Replacing my 18-270
« on: November 15, 2013, 11:29:27 AM »
Given that the 24-105L would give me half the flexibility at three or four times the cost, (not to mention having to carry around a 55-250 or 70-300 as well, which is what I am trying to avoid in the first place) that's pretty much a non-starter. Plus, a small town journalist, I avoid a lot of income tax by avoiding a lot of income, so cost is pretty high on my priority list for this purchase.

Lenses / Replacing my 18-270
« on: November 15, 2013, 10:40:49 AM »
Just a quick question for the group mega-mind. My Tamron 18-270 (older version) bit the dust (literally, I work in the North Dakota oil patch and until they paved some key roads this summer it was like a dust storm every day). I use my 7D for newspaper work so IQ isn't the #1 priority compared to getting the photo right now, and I appreciate not having to swap lenses. So right now B&H has the Sigma 18-250 with a $200 instant rebate at $349 and the Tamron has a $70 mail in rebate at $379. I am leaning towards the Sigma because I don't think I will miss those 20 extra mm and I really don't like mail in rebates. Any thoughts one way or another on these two lenses, especially in terms of durability and weather resistance?

Site Information / Re: The 10 Commandments of CR
« on: August 23, 2013, 09:45:27 PM »
Thou shall proclaim thine happiness with the adequacy of thine sensor and lenses until the announcement of new models.

Honor thy camera shop and processing lab

Thou shalt honor the Golden Hour and shoot it only.

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