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EOS Bodies / Re: Debating on selling my 5D II and 35L/135L for a...
« on: May 26, 2014, 02:55:46 PM »
Sounds like you are bored with your current setup... that malaise happens periodically to the best of us.

Going back to rebel is going to leave you wanting more... I'd suggest not using the battery grip and maybe downsizing to a 6d which is a touch smaller and lighter. Then maybe filmmaker a new type of lens that junk starts your creative steak again.

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Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 26, 2014, 08:11:48 AM »
My camera (1Ds Mkii) was made in 2005.  I don't think IQ at low ISOs has improved much since then and have never considered upgrading.

I also have a filter fetish.  I've got over 50 at home.  But I only ever use three or four.



And boobs.

I was trying to figure out how I could bring my slr into a strip club the other day... and my conclusion is that I need a wider aperture lens which I didn't bring. 

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Canon General / Re: I was shooting in the rain forest today...
« on: May 26, 2014, 07:57:36 AM »
And before y'all start asking for amazing shots from the rain forest... there weren't any.  It's all green on green on green...

Really?  No near-macro shots of a micro-ecosystem on a rotting log?  No multi-colored fungi?  No critters peeking out from under a leaf?

I had my baby in my left right arm, and my infant daughter in my left arm.... :)

But I left the macro at home... and no critters.

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Canon General / Re: Canon warranty transferable?
« on: May 25, 2014, 10:33:32 PM »
My understanding is that it is applicable for the primary owner with receipt... or as a gift with receipt. 

So if you know the person you are selling to and if they have issues... when they call to report a warranty claim... give the model#, serial number, indicate they have a copy of the original receipt... and if they ask about the name on the receipt... say it was a gift.


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Canon General / I was shooting in the rain forest today...
« on: May 25, 2014, 10:29:13 PM »
...there's no punch line... sounds like a joke, but no. 

My point is that it was rally liberating to know that the gear I was shooting with is weather resistant.  It rained... It cleared up... It rained again and I couldn't have cared less.  I didn't have to rush to put a sleeve over the lens and the body. I didn't have to put my gear into its bag.  I didn't have to run and find shelter... which there really wasn't any. 

I seriously mulled over the new sigma 50 art... and while I went another direction, having the weather sealing is a joy. 

And before y'all start asking for amazing shots from the rain forest... there weren't any.  It's all green on green on green...

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I dance with the devil I know.  The gas may be greener, but just having familiarity with the control makes me a better photographer on the fly.

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Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 23, 2014, 03:11:05 PM »
My perversion is boobs. 

But on the photo landscape, I enjoy selling gear more than I do buying and using gear. 

Now I do buy gear at below market pricing and I sell it at above what I paid for it... but still.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sandisk CF sale at B&H, today May 20 only
« on: May 21, 2014, 10:22:50 AM »
I feel like the kid on Better Off Dead, I want my two dollars.  I want my two dollars!  I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!!!.

So maybe I mask my side order of crazy for a little while.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sandisk CF sale at B&H, today May 20 only
« on: May 21, 2014, 10:20:12 AM »
The deal on the 64GB CF card is quite good - I bought this card for $285 in March and it's the fastest most amazing card I have and now it's $228.  Too bad I needed it then and couldn't wait...
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1000363-REG/sandisk_sdcfxps_064g_a46_64gb_extreme_pro_compact.html


Yesterday I think it was going at $200... I didn't check because I have my interests in the 32gb, but I thought I saw they were taking another $25 off.

Really?  I know they're having a HUGE discount on the Lexar cards (also very good) but this is the first time I've seen the Sandisk cards on sale in a while.


Per Canon price watch, these are historical lows.  One day mind you, but a really good sales price is a really good sales price.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sandisk CF sale at B&H, today May 20 only
« on: May 21, 2014, 10:07:24 AM »
The deal on the 64GB CF card is quite good - I bought this card for $285 in March and it's the fastest most amazing card I have and now it's $228.  Too bad I needed it then and couldn't wait...
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1000363-REG/sandisk_sdcfxps_064g_a46_64gb_extreme_pro_compact.html


Yesterday I think it was going at $200... I didn't check because I have my interests in the 32gb, but I thought I saw they were taking another $25 off.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sandisk CF sale at B&H, today May 20 only
« on: May 21, 2014, 09:56:47 AM »
I saw that... great deal.  But I bought one from adorama last week for a solid price of 119.99... So I sent a message to Helen last night asking her to price match and she couldn't because the price had changed by the morning, when she got my message.  It may only be $11, but there are like twenty things I want to buy that are less than $11... So now I'm annoyed... and I admit it is irrational considering I shell it about $20,000 on  gear every year...

So I continue to take deep breaths...

And what annoys me more is that I harbor ill will... which is easily my worst character flaw... but I digress.


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I decided against the one from china/amazon.  It is a touch short... I'm cheap with the legs... but I think I might get another dolica since it is a devil I already dance with, and then just get a better ball head... so... thanks all.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Lens Pouches
« on: May 20, 2014, 09:16:52 AM »
After buying many Canon lenses, I can say that the supertelephoto luggage/suitcase/cases are nice, the padded pouches of the 70-200 and 180 are quite nice, but the pouches are all but worthless as anything other than a dust cover and even then they are open enough to let dust into the pouch.

Has anyone ever used the lens pouches or found another use for them?

Just one more thing to keep track of in case of resale.
Someday Canon will either discontinue or change them, like the crappy lens caps.
Until then look at Sigma's excellent lens cases and sigh.

I keep mind in the box and when I sell the lens, it is new looking. 

The bags are worthless.

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Isn't the calibration Canon applying a micro auto focus adjustment?  At f4, the depth of field is usually sufficient that your subject shouldbe in focus.  At ff1.4, sure... but f4 is a while different animal.  I'd be more concerned that the lens is off rather than the body and lens need to be paired.

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http://www.photographybay.com/2014/05/15/colbert-report-takes-on-amazons-seamless-white-background-patent/


Man I love Colbert, sorry to see the show go.  Can't wait to watch this clip tonight.


I didn't think the Amazon joke was his best, but I'm sad to see it go as well.  There are so many talk shows all doing the same thing... entertaining yes, but the Colbert report was just a sublime parody that truly felt ground breaking.  It is sad to see the character go.  I'm more upset by Colbert than Letterman who I grew up watching.

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