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United States / Re: Prime lenses you currently own or on your wishlist.
« on: December 02, 2011, 06:25:20 PM »
28mm 1.8
50mm 1.4
35mm L 1.4

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Lenses / Re: Lens filter for L sealing
« on: December 02, 2011, 04:19:02 PM »
make sure you get a multi coated filter.
I once bought a non-multi coated and completely ruined my night shots during a vacation.

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Lenses / Re: Zoom for new 5D Mark II -- 24-70 or 24-105
« on: December 01, 2011, 03:18:47 PM »
no kids of my own but plenty of nephews and nieces.
I have a 24-70 L 2.8. Some say it's heavy. I tell them, hit the gym.
At 2.8, it's not super sharp all around. Set it between 4-5.6 and I can catch the fastest of my rug rats, I mean nephews or nieces.
Some argue that the 24-70 lacks IS; I tell them, work on your technique and skill.
The 24-70 I consider a great walk around lens. I do miss some of the reach from my previous 28-135, but that's less than 5% of the time(maybe even less).
With the 24-70 I don't need a flash.  If you get the 24-105, you may need to get a flash for indoor/darker places.

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Lenses / Re: Battle of the 50mm's - 1.8, 1.4 and 1.2L
« on: November 23, 2011, 01:15:48 PM »
I borrowed a 50mm 1.8 from a friend and I loved it.  EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THIS LENS even if it's for a crop sensor camera.  It's not expensive and it's one of the best bang for the buck lens out there.
My girlfriend eventually surprised me one x-mas with a 50mm 1.4.  I LOVE THIS LENS.  It's about 3.5-4 times more expensive(I think).  For indoor, no flash, night time shooting it's fantastic.  Although on a crop sensor, it's the equivalent of 80mm so it has its set of challenges.
If budget is tight, get the 1.8.  Buy a used one and if you don't like it, you can sell it for the same price.
I eventually bought a 35mm L 1.4 for indoor night time shooting.  FANTASTIC!!! On a crop sensor it's a little over 50mm.

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Now that I can start to buy, thanks Mt. Spokane.

15% is still pretty good.  Certainly not the same as saying (we make no money)  15% is $150 profit on every $1,000 moved.  Customer pays the sales tax, every expense is a write-off, and they more than cover the overhead on the accessories and then some.

I wouldn't be surprised to hear even slightly larger % margins from some sellers, not including those bonuses you mentioned.

What about things like price changes in the MSRP?  Aren't they guaranteed by Canon when the MSRP lowers?  I could have sworn they were.

expenses are not write-offs. Expenses are deductions.
both write-offs and deductions will be paid from the gross margin.
15% margin (any margin) on the item needs to pay for all other expenses. Which means, if you have a profit of $150 from a $1000 camera, you still need to pay rent, taxes, fees, employees, advertisement, etc, etc.

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Canon General / Re: Is anyone awake in Canon HQ?
« on: November 10, 2011, 06:49:38 PM »
Save the "pixel quality" and "sensor noise" arguments for the summer BBQ parties.
those two points are two of many reasons that separates the 5d from A77.

Pixel Quality is a huge factor in picture quality.
Ignore sensor noise; are you seriously saying you don't care about noise?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Dear Guys at Canon...
« on: September 01, 2011, 04:03:06 PM »
OP, your post comes across as this.
Nikon blah blah good more blah blah.
Canon blah blah not perfect more blah blah and I am still going to buy Canon.
If I were, which I am not, a Canon exec your post does not make a case for me to speed up my timeline.

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if it's an option for you, rent as needed.
I bought a used 100-400 for a great deal so I don't mind that it comes out to play only 3-5 times a year sometimes even less; it has not come out of the bag and box not even once in 2011.

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM L IS
« on: June 27, 2011, 05:30:51 PM »
@Heidrun
 a constant aperture requires complex design; read: not cheap
Canon has a 100-400 4.5-5.6
Canon has a 200-400 coming (but not your suggested 5.6)
Having a 3rd option in this range (your suggested 200-400 5.6) would "crowd" this range with possible cost of cannibalizing sales of the 300 and 400 primes.


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EOS Bodies / Re: A grateful end to the DSLR video "revolution"
« on: June 15, 2011, 02:22:30 PM »
every change brings a new set of challenges.
Previous to all this evolution, pros were the ones with the skill and money to buy the equipment.
Now there are millions of amateurs that have very good equipment.  Some are awful at shooting and some are not bad and some are very talented.
Video/photo customers will and have been hiring bad amateurs; in essence gambling their once in a lifetime opportunity. 
It's only a matter of time before these god awful amateurs go out of business because talented is not something you can develop. Not everyone has "the eye" to shoot.

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because canon has
24-70 2.8 not IS but rumor has it that it's coming, but I really don't see the point given that it's2.8 and with current ISO technology being so good - current MSRP $1,399
70-200 2.8 IS - MSRP $2,499
300 2.8 with a whopping MSRP $4,879.  How much do you think a 150-300 2.8 would cost?!

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Lenses / Re: 24-70.. bite?
« on: June 07, 2011, 01:20:30 PM »
I see that the 24-70 II is coming out soon. I probably won't be able to afford it, but the original 24-70 has dropped in price far enough that its within reach.

MY QUESTION IS: When the 24-70 II comes out, how much do you think  the original 24-70 will drop in price?

Do lenses usually have a fast drop in price when the replacement comes out? Because it seems like the 70-200 2.8 IS didn't drop in price too much even after its predecessor came into the market.

questions questions questions
you can buy a used one and if the price drops, you won't have lost that much money.  If the price increases like the 70-200 28IS MKI, you stand to make a few bucks if decide to sell it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What am I getting out of my upgrade?
« on: May 24, 2011, 11:29:16 AM »
when searching for an answer, you should know the question first.
I think you should determine what it is that you are missing, lacking, wishing then look for the right camera.
It may not even be a new camera, it may be as simple as different technique; I am not implying you are lacking on skill.

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