October 23, 2014, 07:22:43 AM

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Thanks for the support everyone!

quick update:
After this discussion I send the repair center another email to which I didn't receive any answer, but roughly 15 hours later I received an email stating the camera was ready for pick up.
Today I had time to pick it up, and everything works fine.
However, now my notebook broke and I'm afraid it won't be as easy and certainly not as fast to get that one repaired.. CPS for the win.
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Lenses / Re: Travel gear thoughts...
« Last post by tomscott on Today at 07:06:11 AM »
IQ of the 100D isn't up to standard for me… that 18mp sensor is awful. Otherwise it would be a good alternative.

Spoilt with FF.
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Canon General / Re: new 70d, wrong manual, no plastic wrap
« Last post by AcutancePhotography on Today at 06:59:00 AM »
I'd go to Eoscount.com and get a shutter count on the body.  If it is more than you put on it... I'd complain. 

There is also a program that does that same thing that was advertised on here a month or two ago... so that's an option and has more long term use than eoscount.

I have never used a shutter count service.  Do all brand new cameras have zero shutter counts?
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Hi all,
just found this.
Adam Jones is a Canon Explorer of light and love to say amazing, but I guess the Canon 7D2 will be just that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sISU0_YvsXA&list=UUFJ7r70nIWRe0mJ2lp7NAsA

Bye

Markus
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« Last post by leGreve on Today at 06:52:06 AM »
This crappy update is a fine example of what happens when you try to cover too many bases.... They can't do this because that will devalue that, and they can't not do this because then that will be better.

Canon has become a joke company in so many ways. I think it stems from old fashioned management and business model. Cut off all the lose weight in the senior management and replace them with people who actually wants Canon to make a difference. (though to be honest wouldn't know who that somebody would be)

Then downsize the product catalogue by 50% and do proper stuff instead of these camera lines that may differ in appearance but in science are more or less Camera A 1.1 A 1.2 A 1.3 and so on.

Get 1-2 high end cameras
Get 1-2 semi pro cameras
Get 2-3 Consumer cameras

Cancel the rest. Then they would be able to offer something that resembles a real update rather than this bullshit.

Hello Sony, how are you doing this fine morning?
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 06:37:31 AM »
Personally, if I were going to Alaska or Yellowstone, I'd take the best gear I could afford.

...unless I'm shooting at dusk or dawn...

Personally, I would not go to a spectacular location to shoot wildlife and plan to bring gear I knew was not well suited for use at the great times of day for shooting wildlife. 
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Thanks! Very interesting comparisson.
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Lenses / Re: Night Sky
« Last post by lintoni on Today at 06:27:45 AM »
Yep, as the previous posters said : for wide-field astro photo, you'll need a Samyang lens. They're pretty much the only ones to do wide aperture with almost no coma (maybe Zeiss too, but i've yet to see a test for coma with the 18/21mm Zeiss lenses).
The Canon 16-35 f/4L is mostly comma-free, but F/4 is really not ideal.
Djaaf.

Thanks, this is great advice. Your sample pictures were amazing.

Is Samyang just making another version of the Rokinon lens or vice versa?

If I am going to buy another L, I'd rather get something I'll use more than the 24L at that cost.

Made by Samyang, also sold under the Rokinon, Bower and other names.

@ Djaff - wonderful photos!
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Mk II Availability Question
« Last post by AcutancePhotography on Today at 06:25:57 AM »
Would you really want to shoot a football game with a camera you have not become familiar with?  It will take longer than one day just to get through the manual and settings.   ;)
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« Last post by ajfotofilmagem on Today at 06:24:26 AM »
I am waiting for FF camera with 24-105 STM for $999.  Then, I will start thinking about FF.
How much improvement, I am going to notice for basic family use (screen up to 1600X900, printing up to 8X10 and videos up to 1080P) with FF.   Unless I need very shallow dof, am I going to notice any ISO advantage if I need to stop down with FF.   What is cheapest FF alternatives for 55-250mm and 10-18mm.  I can get 50mm 1.8/40mm 2.8 prime to start with.
US$999 :o ??? ??? ???
Then you will have to wait a looooooong time. ::)
I agree that there are no EF lenses that compare (image quality versus price) as the great 55-250 STM and 10-18 STM.
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