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I find there is a direct correlation between my shutter count and the number of times in that period I have managed to head to a national park...  :)

For street and general photography my shutter count is low ('high' keeper rate, 2/5 perhaps), but when i go to a national park, it is more like 1/10-100! :)

Lenses / Re: Lens price drops around the world
« on: September 05, 2014, 03:59:45 AM »
From what i am hearing, it is US only...  but other countries have dropped a bit.  I just hope that it drops a bit here in India...  I've been saving a long time for my 500 f/4 and would be miffed to buy and then it loose value right away!

Lenses / Re: Lens price drops around the world
« on: September 04, 2014, 03:00:10 AM »
One fairly large foto company with a number of stores  in Germany has dropped the prices of the big whites (300 to 600 mm) by about 8%. That means rebates of 500 to almost 800 €.

Thanks...  i'm checking it here in India everyday, but still nothing! :(

Lenses / Re: Lens price drops around the world
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:03:49 AM »
Prices are dropping here in Australia too.
Local prices are pretty close to grey market + freight.

to be honest, I think it is stupid for canon not to at least match this price....

Lenses / Re: Lens price drops around the world
« on: September 03, 2014, 01:47:43 AM »
I'm not expecting the same special treatment as Canon USA, but at least some reduction would be nice...  :(

Lenses / Lens price drops around the world
« on: September 03, 2014, 01:23:08 AM »
We have all seen that Canon USA has reduced the prices of 26 lenses. Moreover, it is possible that this price-drop is permanent.

Has anyone heard of any other Canon branch doing likewise? I know the rest of us non-USA Canonites would love to see this....  Any rumours/thoughts?

I have cash for a 500L, and was about to pick one up when this happened...  I'm asking my contacts here in India if it will also be applicable, but no one seems to know. I guess i am not asking the right people! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 02, 2014, 05:13:32 AM »
Drum roll please!!!!  ;D

Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: September 02, 2014, 04:39:41 AM »
Sinharaja rainforest, Srilanka

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 06:07:56 AM »

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: September 01, 2014, 05:40:05 AM »
If i were you I would skip the second body and go for a better lens!

500 f/4 would be ideal! :) 

The 5D III is great for BIF, so grab better glass!

Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2014, 03:56:08 AM »
I so hope this is true!!!!  :D 

Abstract / Re: best missed shots
« on: August 06, 2014, 02:39:09 AM »
My missed shot was of a Sloth bear in India...  it charged us, reared and stood on its hind legs a few meters away from our jeep...  everyone on the jeep was so scared no one shot an image... I came to my senses too late and shot an extremely blurry out of focus pic...  it haunts me! :(

I'll try and dig out the pic to share once i'm home from work!

Lenses / Re: Breaking GAS
« on: August 05, 2014, 02:38:27 AM »
So, I've tried to have a lens free year this year... 

Wow ... how do you take any photos when you're lens free???  ;D
Indeed, it has been tough! :P

The best way to curb G.A.S. is to stop reading photography-related websites!

Agreed, and have been avoiding this site for a time now for that very reason...  but now...  well... screw it! :D

Lenses / Re: Breaking GAS
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:55:46 AM »
Thanks guys....  :D

It is gonna get some use heavy use in India...  i've only got 2 years left here!

Lenses / Breaking GAS
« on: August 04, 2014, 02:46:28 AM »
So, I've tried to have a lens free year this year...  2013 was a big GAS year, so this year i was trying to break it...  And i've failed...  BIG time. I've just ordered a 500mm F/4 L IS II....  I guess in GAS terms, this is drug/drink equivalent of a month long bender?

It would appear when i go cold turkey the pent up GAS eventually explodes spectacularly....  I think it is better for smaller GAS release for me.

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