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EOS Bodies / Re: Buying from Canon Refurbished
« on: October 21, 2011, 10:23:15 AM »
   Several months back I started looking for a camera for my daughter.  After I decided on a T2i and started comparing prices, I checked out Canon refurbished hoping to find a good deal.   Initially it did look like a better price through the Canon store.  However by the time I got to the end of the checkout process, I realized that it was about $30 cheaper to buy a new body from B&H than it was to get a reconditioned one from Canon.  The difference was shipping and sales tax.  Canon was charging me them and B&H was not.  So what started out looking like a cost savings really wasn't once everything thing was totaled up. 
   I'm sure the balance sheet will vary depending upon the exact situation. I'm just advising to make sure you check out the final price out the door not just the listed price.
   Have fun shopping.

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United Kingdom & Ireland / Re: Warehouse express offering £100 off 7D
« on: October 14, 2011, 12:38:25 PM »
In the US, Adorama is selling the 5DII + 24-105mm kit at it's normal price of $2300, but including a SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro CF card, an extra LP-E6 battery, and a carry bag, which is close to $300 in extras for free.

I believe you meant $3200 not $2300.

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Canon General / Re: "Old Lenses" and "Digital Camera Compatibility"?
« on: September 14, 2011, 10:30:32 AM »
I still have my two original EF lens I bought with my EOS650 in 1987.  They are an 35-105mm f3.5-4.5 and a 70-210mm f4.0.  Both are push-pull zooms, surprising clean considering all the nasty things one reads about push-pulls. And both are still working perfectly on my Canon digital cameras.  My daughter has stolen the 35-105 and uses it on her Rebel T2i.  I still use the 70-210 lens on my 7D.  Both are capable of taking nice sharp pictures especially the 70-210.  You have to love a company that makes a product that still works perfectly 24 years after you bought it. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Lens Mug - Giveaway
« on: August 30, 2011, 12:14:06 PM »
Auto upgrade button: Pressing button automatically upgrades your Canon camera to the latest model release.  Alternately by use of a menu selectable feature you can change button function to upgrade to your favorite fantasy version of camera from Canon Rumors.  (Think of all the griping about release dates we would be spared if this feature existed.)

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Canon General / Re: 5d Classic Problem (??)
« on: August 18, 2011, 03:19:33 PM »
@Edward

I looked for it, even on dpr and didn't find anything.  If you can find it that would be great, but alas, nothing here.

@everyone else

The problem is fixed, so I'm glad everyone can be so helpful on my subject.  Hopefully this doesn't happen to anyone else.

Click on the link Edward provided.  Go down the page to "Setup Section (Yellow)".  Look at the fourth item from the bottom of the list.

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Landscape / Re: HDR bracketing
« on: August 16, 2011, 02:31:34 PM »
It's a little annoying that Canon blocks out features like that via software. They've already done the work coding the firmware, it doesn't take much to just add it to other bodies.

Isn't this sort of like saying, Photoshop Elements should have all the feature of Photoshop and Lightroom since Adobe has already done all the coding.  Canon like all companies is trying to find the right mix between making money and keeping customers happy.  Unless you are a monopoly or a politician you must do both to stay alive.

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Contests / Re: Holga Giveaway
« on: July 19, 2011, 11:20:15 AM »
I'm in.  This seems like it could be a really cool tool.

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