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Industry News / Re: Looks like B&H, Adorama, etc will start collecting sales tax
« Last post by -1 on June 24, 2018, 12:22:53 PM »

That's a naive expectation. I believe the intent is for sates to start collecting money left on the table, nothing more or less.
Exactly, states relying on sales tax for income are suffering.  Its Walmart and the Big chains pushing for the new rules.

Instead of relying on sales tax, why not eliminate it completely and raise income tax. It is the same people who pay income tax and sales tax. This would reduce the cost of the extra bureaucracy for collecting sales tax.
There are nine states which have no state income tax (though two of those states tax investment income) so that would be an issue.  And the sales tax is often divided between state/county/city (in Texas it is divided between state/city with limits on both and how it is distributed).  I once did some research on states with income tax vs. states without income tax but a higher sales tax.  Using my estimated figures in retirement it worked out to about the same (I also figured in property taxes).  Those states with higher property/sales taxes and no income tax ended up with about the same amount of my income and those with lower property/sales taxes and an income tax.  Can't escape taxes, I'm afraid.

The main difference between VAT and income taxes are that high VAT works like a toll between different economies in a toolfree zone. That's why the VAT is maximized to around 20% in the EU, that is such a zone. You pay less tax for local product vs "imported", comparably. That would work the same way between states in the US too...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union_value_added_tax#VAT_rates
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EOS Bodies / Re: The EOS 80D Replacement to be a Big Leap Forward [CR2]
« Last post by fullstop on June 24, 2018, 11:52:54 AM »
I’ll take your word that there isn’t cost savings to be had with long lenses covering a smaller format, but ask: why do not the cost savings from short lenses translate? Is it simply a competition issue (ie there aren’t many long crop lenses)?

no, it is a physical/optical "issue".  :-)

To save me the wording and typing, I 'll just quote another forum users' answer: https://photo.stackexchange.com/a/56674

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This is a combination of two factors:
For any lens, the front element needs to be at least (focal length)/(aperture) in size - e.g. for a 400mm f/2.8, the front element needs to be 142mm in diameter. That number is independent of sensor size.
For telephoto lenses, it's the big front element which makes up the majority of the weight and the cost (making a big element is much harder than making a small one).
The only advantage to making an APS-C telephoto lens would be that some of the elements in the body could be a bit smaller (as they need to project a smaller image circle), but that's not going to significantly affect either the weight, the size or the cost of the lens as it's the front element which constrains all that. Now, Canon, Nikon and everyone else almost certainly could design an APS-C telephoto lens - but given the advantages would be marginal over the full-frame lens, they just make the one lens so they don't need to duplicate the R&D effort.


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That's a naive expectation. I believe the intent is for sates to start collecting money left on the table, nothing more or less.
Exactly, states relying on sales tax for income are suffering.  Its Walmart and the Big chains pushing for the new rules.

Instead of relying on sales tax, why not eliminate it completely and raise income tax. It is the same people who pay income tax and sales tax. This would reduce the cost of the extra bureaucracy for collecting sales tax.
There are nine states which have no state income tax (though two of those states tax investment income) so that would be an issue.  And the sales tax is often divided between state/county/city (in Texas it is divided between state/city with limits on both and how it is distributed).  I once did some research on states with income tax vs. states without income tax but a higher sales tax.  Using my estimated figures in retirement it worked out to about the same (I also figured in property taxes).  Those states with higher property/sales taxes and no income tax ended up with about the same amount of my income and those with lower property/sales taxes and an income tax.  Can't escape
taxes, I'm afraid.
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That's a naive expectation. I believe the intent is for sates to start collecting money left on the table, nothing more or less.
Exactly, states relying on sales tax for income are suffering.  Its Walmart and the Big chains pushing for the new rules.

Instead of relying on sales tax, why not eliminate it completely and raise income tax. It is the same people who pay income tax and sales tax. This would reduce the cost of the extra bureaucracy for collecting sales tax.

B/c is this the US and we want to be tricked into paying high taxes and not just have one high bill at the end of the year.
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EOS Bodies / Re: The EOS 80D Replacement to be a Big Leap Forward [CR2]
« Last post by bwud on June 24, 2018, 11:05:31 AM »
...current prices start at euro 555,- so it is indeed significantly less than the tamron/Sigma 150-600 versions...

A closer comparison would be to the Sigma 100-400 6.3 full frame lens. There is currently just a $50 difference between the two and most reviews rank the 100-400 as a sharper and better built lens, so your previous point that there is no savings at longer focal lengths between crop and full-frame still stands.

Apples to apples comparisons are pretty hard to find.

I’ll take your word that there isn’t cost savings to be had with long lenses covering a smaller format, but ask: why do not the cost savings from short lenses translate? Is it simply a competition issue (ie there aren’t many long crop lenses)?
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Lenses / Re: General purpose f/2.8 zoom for 80D?
« Last post by slclick on June 24, 2018, 10:55:50 AM »
I second the 17-xx range for crop. Both Canon and Sigma make great options.
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Software & Accessories / Re: ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 - Release Notes
« Last post by Durf on June 24, 2018, 10:52:42 AM »
Has any one else been using this?

I've processed several images in the last few days and it does feel a little bit faster and runs a bit smoother.

I still have LR but have been using ON1 only for the last 8 weeks or so, basically testing myself to see if I no longer actually need LR. So far I haven't even opened LR in almost 8wks, I think ON1 could possibly work for me as a stand alone editor....(I most likely will not renew my LR subscription).

This latest update to ON1 is not a majestic leap forward but it does seem to be working better.
I think that different editing software matches specific needs for many different photographers.  I absolutely hate sidecar files, for example, so I refuse to use software that forces them on you.
Secondly is file management, only software with a database/catalog can do this.  Even some simple inexpensive software like ACDsee comes with a file management database.  I believe ON1 has added some capability this way too.

I've found Adobe Lightroom Mobile to be great, When traveling, I transfer images to my iphone, cull them, and it syncs them to the could where they are available to me in Adobe Lightroom Classic, and, of course, I can post them to online sites as well.  They keep upgrading the App, its a lot more powerful than it was originally.

ON1's got a lot better with the file management and now imports can be renamed, presets and meta data added etc., although it's all done on the drive and not in a  separate catalog like lightroom's.

I also like how in ON1 you can just switch modules and start doing masking and layers etc as in LR you have to go through a process to send the file to Photoshop and then back to LR usually. Yes photoshop is much more powerful but ON1 seems to be capable of doing what I need to do and then some.

I never use my phone for anything when it comes to editing but only my laptop at home. I like to sit down at a desk with a large screen, just a personal preference; besides, my eyes aren't what they used to be! ;)   
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EOS-M / Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Last post by slclick on June 24, 2018, 10:38:00 AM »
The screen slip thing isn't a deal breaker for me personally since I never flip down the screen or would want to. Now if it articulated, that would be different.
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Software & Accessories / Re: ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 - Release Notes
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on June 24, 2018, 10:37:27 AM »
Has any one else been using this?

I've processed several images in the last few days and it does feel a little bit faster and runs a bit smoother.

I still have LR but have been using ON1 only for the last 8 weeks or so, basically testing myself to see if I no longer actually need LR. So far I haven't even opened LR in almost 8wks, I think ON1 could possibly work for me as a stand alone editor....(I most likely will not renew my LR subscription).

This latest update to ON1 is not a majestic leap forward but it does seem to be working better.
I think that different editing software matches specific needs for many different photographers.  I absolutely hate sidecar files, for example, so I refuse to use software that forces them on you.
Secondly is file management, only software with a database/catalog can do this.  Even some simple inexpensive software like ACDsee comes with a file management database.  I believe ON1 has added some capability this way too.

I've found Adobe Lightroom Mobile to be great, When traveling, I transfer images to my iphone, cull them, and it syncs them to the could where they are available to me in Adobe Lightroom Classic, and, of course, I can post them to online sites as well.  They keep upgrading the App, its a lot more powerful than it was originally.
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Industry News / Re: Looks like B&H, Adorama, etc will start collecting sales tax
« Last post by kphoto99 on June 24, 2018, 10:25:35 AM »

That's a naive expectation. I believe the intent is for sates to start collecting money left on the table, nothing more or less.
Exactly, states relying on sales tax for income are suffering.  Its Walmart and the Big chains pushing for the new rules.

Instead of relying on sales tax, why not eliminate it completely and raise income tax. It is the same people who pay income tax and sales tax. This would reduce the cost of the extra bureaucracy for collecting sales tax.
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