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Canon General / Re: What gear to bring for London?
« Last post by rcarca on Today at 10:05:23 AM »
I really don't think anyone from Norway will be too fazed by our weather in London!!! Everyone knows we can enjoy four seasons in one day... but I suspect that is true in Norway as well.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Being Tested by Photographers
« Last post by ahsanford on Today at 10:02:54 AM »
It was irrelevant because I'm not looking for a breakthrough / revolutionary product to satiate my lust for new/hot/gamechanging/best things that will give me the tech endorphins I crave.  ::)

I don't dread anything being absent from the 5D4. What A7 feature would one not want in a 5D?

I'm afraid that doesn't clarify very much.  About the only thing the A7 has that's absent in the 5D3 is the Sony sensor; is that what you want in the 5D4?  It would be nice to have some LV features like zebras and focus peaking, but aside from that, doesn't the 5D3 kick the tar out of the A7 series?  The reports I hear from the A7 are that it works great as a landscape camera, but is not quite ready for general use.  There have also been many reports of QA problems, slow service, inadequate function with Canon lenses, etc.

About the only thing I'd want out of the A7 in a 5D4 is the sensor.  Have I missed something?

+1. 

I'd also enjoy a crack at the A7 app ecosystem.  That will be useful someday if developers get behind it. 

But Orangutan is spot on otherwise.

- A
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That particular seller has been on eBay for 4+ years with very high ratings.

That a seller appears trustworthy means little.  You also must trust the supply chain behind that seller, and often that supply chain includes the Chinese wholesaler Alibaba, which has a reputation as an unscrupulous clearing house for counterfeit merchandise.   Sometimes counterfeit products are of decent quality, often not.  If you're comfortable with the risk in exchange for saving a bit of money, that's your choice.

A high rating is a requirement, not proof of character (necessary but not sufficient).  The seller still has value in their own rating and *should* value the integrity of their supply chain.  There is certainly no shortage of folks selling these things.  As with anything done on the internet, I never said this was a sure thing.  Increased reward is always associated increased risk.  I actually buy quite a lot of stuff directly from China and have had generally good experiences.  I have saved enough on these transactions that I'd still be ahead if one of these deals failed entirely.  I've had far worse experiences buying from folks in the US (that guy should be getting out of jail soon).  The internet is fundamentally changing the marketplace even today.  Many longstanding business models will fail as a result of increased international competition.  The market inherently maximizes efficiency.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Last post by Click on Today at 09:52:00 AM »
Very nice series, scyrene. I especially like the last picture. Well done.   :)
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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Last post by Mr Bean on Today at 09:50:44 AM »
Mt Bogong, Victoria, Australia.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Last post by scyrene on Today at 09:49:15 AM »
I popped down to the coast yesterday to see a pretty rare bird here, a gull-billed tern. Unexpectedly, it was flying about and feeding right in front of where the bird watchers were, so I got the opportunity to take some good shots. Sadly I've never got my head round the AF settings so a lot were deleted, but enough were okay that I felt pleased.

All 5Ds, 500L+1.4x.
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I hope I am wrong, but do you not think there is something very fishy about buying a Lexar Professional 128GB 3400x CFast 2.0 memory card from ebay (Hong Kong) for US$ 159, or even the new ebay price of US$ 199 when on BH it is US$ 349.

I say that as while the cards are made across the border in China, they tend to be a lot cheaper to buy from Adorama or BH than to buy locally in Hong Kong.

Plus, despite what I just wrote, wouldn't you sell it for US$ 260, or thereabouts, if you know that in the US it is US$ 349?

Definitely has my warning bells ringing.

I was prepared to have an unhappy ending.  The card was packaged EOM style, no flashy packaging or plastic storage case, just double anti-static bags that appeared to have been processed on an assembly line.  These seem to be packaged for bulk sales.  It also had high quality (read indistinguishable from authentic) labeling and embossed part-number on the edge as is typical of Lexar cards.  What do you think the per unit cost in a quantity of 1000 would be as compared to the retail price (in China)?  I would not be surprised if they wholesaled for less than US$ 100.
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That particular seller has been on eBay for 4+ years with very high ratings.

That a seller appears trustworthy means little.  You also must trust the supply chain behind that seller, and often that supply chain includes the Chinese wholesaler Alibaba, which has a reputation as an unscrupulous clearing house for counterfeit merchandise.   Sometimes counterfeit products are of decent quality, often not.  If you're comfortable with the risk in exchange for saving a bit of money, that's your choice. 
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Being Tested by Photographers
« Last post by Orangutan on Today at 09:18:31 AM »
How was it irrelevant?  ahansford was pointing out that we have a pretty good idea what the 5D4 will be based on past behavior.  It will probably be an incrementally-improved 5D3, with sensor tech borrowed from the 80D and 1DX2.

Question to you: what, exactly, do you hope to see dread will be absent in the 5D4, that you expect to see in the next Sony?

It was irrelevant because I'm not looking for a breakthrough / revolutionary product to satiate my lust for new/hot/gamechanging/best things that will give me the tech endorphins I crave.  ::)

I don't dread anything being absent from the 5D4. What A7 feature would one not want in a 5D?

I'm afraid that doesn't clarify very much.  About the only thing the A7 has that's absent in the 5D3 is the Sony sensor; is that what you want in the 5D4?  It would be nice to have some LV features like zebras and focus peaking, but aside from that, doesn't the 5D3 kick the tar out of the A7 series?  The reports I hear from the A7 are that it works great as a landscape camera, but is not quite ready for general use.  There have also been many reports of QA problems, slow service, inadequate function with Canon lenses, etc.

About the only thing I'd want out of the A7 in a 5D4 is the sensor.  Have I missed something?
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Third Party Cameras / Anything Shot with a Pentax K1
« Last post by K-amps on Today at 09:16:27 AM »
Not sure many guys went out and bought a Pentax K1 like me  (with the  D810 and the A7r2 getting more attention in the non Canon World)

Here are some shots to get it started from my flickr stream: All (except 1) shot with the D-FA 15-30mm lens


 IMGP0311 1000p by K-Amps, on Flickr

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