Love the photos. Which lens did you use for most of these?
STAY AWAY FROM DELL.
Worst Monitors I have owned. I am going on my 4th monitor in 5 months because of dead/dying pixels and other issues.
Specs are nice - but product is crap. Your luck may vary, but I don't even bother putting the box in the attic any more... I just leave it right besides the desk.
Maybe Dell can offer a new service and include a future dated RMA with every purchase.
Sounds like you have been buying the Dell office grade cheapies. They're patently not suitable for working with images or performance gaming. In a recent similar CR thread I mentioned we have five Dells in the studio, U3011, U2711 and three older UltraSharp spec 24 inch panels.
They have all been faultless workhorses. I will buy more Dells when required. My first Dell, a 24 inch Ultrasharp from around 2007 is still working perfectly. It calibrates fine with the EyeOne. Very stable. Go figure. People just seem to love flaming Dell. That said, I wouldn't buy anything from them other than their premium monitors. It's not that their other hardware is bad, it's just not suitable.
I had ordered the 2173H on Tuesday and it is on the way to be delivered Monday. I had lost some sleep last night wondering whether it would be a crash and burn for the $ 1,000 I paid for it.
Awesome inputs as always. Looks like there are quite a few options. So far I am looking at these options
1) hähnel Giga T Pro II
2) Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release
3) Yongnuo RC603C
I like the idea of being able to auto focus wireless-ly. For some timed interval shots the Giga seems to be the way to go. Correct me if I am wrong.
I guess it's Canon sussing out the perception of the competition, but it might give some idea as to the future of the 5D. Make of it what you will.My sense is that people always want more of everything. More features, better quality, greater durability, better sealing, faster speeds, etc. Improving anything requires greater investment by a manufacturer — in employees, research, development, materials, testing, manufacturing, quality controls, etc. — and of course charging accordingly. But when a manufacturer introduces the improvements that people said they wanted, there is inevitably much complaining — even outrage — about the price. "How dare they raise the price!?" It's as if we forget that all of the extra things we ask for actually cost money.
The 5DIII is the perfect example of this. Canon improved and upgraded just about every detail of the 5DII, as per many photographers' requests. Then there was no end to complaints about the price.
Don't completely agree with this. Technology improvements are expected from one revision of a product to another, but it doesn't mean it should increase the price everytime an improvement is made. Look at other manufacturers, like Apple that introduces an ipad almost every year with improvements while keeping the price the same. A more relative example would be the Nikon D700, which had an introduction price of $2999 which is the same as the D800, while Canon increased their price of the 5D3 from the 5D2 about $700!
You're right, not every improvement needs to increase the price. But many do. It just depends on the improvement and how much it adds to production costs. Apple products have much greater sales volume than cameras like the 5D3, so they can take advantage of greater economies of scale. And I'm guessing production is very different and labor costs are lower than for high end cameras.