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Lenses / Re: Preorder: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:57:41 PM »
Frankly, I never understood the attraction of ordering a product before it is reviewed. Is being the "first kid on the block" one of the motivations?

As a general rule, this is a good policy. However, with this lens I think ordering is a safe bet. Does anyone doubt this lens will be anything less than stellar?

No question this is a great lens and Canon will sell tons. I think I will need one next year when I get the money.

I also like the lens hood. The door for adjusting polarizer is great, but so is the "normal" shape of the hood. I am not a fan of the tulip shaped hoods, especially the elongated ones for my 70-200 (and yes I know what the purpose of that design is).

Street & City / Re: overgrown train tracks
« on: November 06, 2014, 12:38:54 AM »
Well here is one from a low angle. There is a freeway right behind this location, so the background is busy. Since this shot is wide angle the freeway is less noticeable, but it is there.

Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: November 05, 2014, 02:06:22 AM »
My best railroad image. 5D2 with 24-105L.

Street & City / Re: overgrown train tracks
« on: November 05, 2014, 01:54:53 AM »
I went back this afternoon to try some more compositions. This is JPEG straight out of camera, other than downsizing and adding watermark. 5D3 with 24-105L.

From my adopted home state of Arizona:

Elk at dawn, Grand Canyon (2 months ago, 5D3)

Pronghorn in afternoon, Prescott Valley (2 years ago, 5D2)

Pronghorn at dusk, Buenos Aires NWR (almost 20 years ago, Pentax K1000)

Third Party Manufacturers / Most ridiculous camera ever?
« on: October 30, 2014, 11:56:57 PM »
The original version was enough of a mystery. (The mystery being who in their right mind would buy one?).
Now we have this limited version:

Oooh, but how cool is a gold plated lens? Sorry, the lens itself is not gold plated, just the hood and lens cap!  :o

But hey they are donating a portion of the 41K sale price to "humanitarian causes." Great, all for it, but they do not say what percent, I imagine it is well below a thousand dollars. So you can do that or you can buy a regular DF for three grand and mail the extra 37 grand yourself straight to your favorite charity. (Or buy a camera that actually makes sense and send the extra whatever is left to charity).

Lenses / Re: More EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Talk [CR2]
« on: October 30, 2014, 02:21:19 AM »
If it is based on the 70-300L design, let us not forget that lens does NOT take 1.4x or 2x extenders. Any chance this new 100-400 would not take extenders?

EOS Bodies / Re: Where are the Canon fun Pentaxian colors?
« on: October 26, 2014, 09:34:42 PM »
There is always this option: easy skin covers. The problem is the Canon version only comes in red or camouflage while the Nikon version comes in yellow or camouflage. As much as I am making fun of all these colors, I actually think the yellow looks kind of cool. (Well it looks good with a black lens anyway, probably not so much with a white lens).

EOS Bodies / Re: Where are the Canon fun Pentaxian colors?
« on: October 26, 2014, 09:14:17 PM »
I can only say one thing: What the hell is this S___? :o :P
I can also tell another: Pentax is dead. :-X

Well, it does have a white lens. We all know which company started that trend...  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Where are the Canon fun Pentaxian colors?
« on: October 26, 2014, 07:04:59 PM »
The best part is the promotional ad debocle.

Yes, but everyone is missing the point of this innovative camera. For the first time ever, the ad shows that you can actually have your finger in front of the lens and the camera will automatically correct for it!

EOS Bodies / Re: Where are the Canon fun Pentaxian colors?
« on: October 26, 2014, 07:02:28 PM »
Actually brown would go very well with my Stash English Breakfast Tea.  :)
Well, until I add the vanilla creamer, which makes it lighter. So I guess I really need a beige Canon SLR.

EOS Bodies / Where are the Canon fun Pentaxian colors?
« on: October 26, 2014, 06:30:39 PM »
What is with all the boring black cameras from Canon?  ;)

Why are they not innovative like Pentax? First Pentax blows them out of the water 12 (count them 12) color options for the K-S1 digital SLR. (And don't even get me started on the cool grip LED's).

As if that is not enough, now they have three new special combos to match your favorite drinks and dessert: blue cream soda, lime pie, strawberry cake.

Click on the link and see for yourself - I mean that camera matches that drink perfectly! I do not like coffee (and definitely not black coffee), so what am I going to drink with my boring 5D3?

And read the Pentax press statement: these special editions will "make digital SLR photography even more fun." Well how am I supposed to have fun now with my black Canon? They are sucking the joy of photography right out of me!  :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D + EF24-105L f/4
« on: October 21, 2014, 07:47:47 PM »
No personal experience, but as stated above I myself would not buy a gray market product.

United States / Re: Is this the norm or outrageous?
« on: October 19, 2014, 06:57:52 PM »
For framed prints that sounds very cheap to me.

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