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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2013, 04:11:29 PM »
Going to have to pull the trigger on the 24-70L II at BH for that deal.  Must first get some idea if I can get $1k for my Zeiss 21 and $300 for a Sigma 50 to help pay for it. 

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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2013, 04:46:30 PM »
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Seriously considering that $99 EF-M 22mm at B&H.

I don't have an M, but it's a strong future option. Even if I go another way, I should get my money back on that deal!!

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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2013, 04:56:17 PM »
You all go shopping.  I'm going out to take pictures....

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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2013, 05:17:40 PM »
I've been angling to get an X-mount into my kit to play with and ordered a super deal on a basic X-A1 with 16-50mm kit lens on Thursday for a bit under $500.  The lens isn't great so could sell it and have a really good, APSC imaging engine with a very short flange distance for under $300.

The exciting part comes when you head over to eBay and find adapters to allow darn near any kind of lens mount to be adapted to the Fuji X to use in manual mode. There's even tilt-and-shift adapters! YAY!!  55mm & 105mm Nikon macro lens now with added T&S capability on a crop sensor.

I think I'll have a lot of fun with this thing and the pile of various (Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Canon, M42, T-mount, etc) glass I already have.

I don't much care for the ergonomics on this little camera but it won't matter since it'll likely live on a tripod most of the time and the tilt display and WiFi may be useful.

If I enjoy the Fuji way of doing things then an X-E2 or whatever the new X-pro gets updated to might be on the get list next year.  Hopefully by then there'll also be better support for the X-trans demosaicing than there is now, which is another reason, other than being really cheap, I went with the Bayer-filtered sensor in the A-1 for now.

I think the APSC X-mount is more of an operational sweet-spot than a MFT body. If only Pentax had made a versatile, short register body instead of the K-01...  :-\

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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2013, 05:30:36 PM »
I managed to snag a 600EX-RT for $399 from DigJungle off ebay. Not too exiting, but at least now I have two. It felt kind of silly having one and still using YN622's for it. Now if Yongnuo would just release the YN-E3-RT, I could take a load off my poor 6D.

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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2013, 05:32:06 PM »
Still can't get over 1400usd for a 6D, anyway looks like bf is slowly coming to Britain saw a bunch of Irish people fighting each other in an asda store on the telly  :-\

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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2013, 05:33:57 PM »
I bought the iPad Air from Apple yesterday and used the gift card to almost pay for the smart case. I upgraded from the original iPad so the reduced weight and enhanced features of the Air are really nice!

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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2013, 06:57:22 PM »
Going to have to pull the trigger on the 24-70L II at BH for that deal.  Must first get some idea if I can get $1k for my Zeiss 21 and $300 for a Sigma 50 to help pay for it.

You can absolutely get $1k for your Zeiss 21, I was thrilled to pay $1400 for a used one, that was by far the cheapest I'd seen it used. Granted that could just be because they haven't been around that long, but seriously don't sell it for $1k, waaayyy too cheap.
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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2013, 07:53:19 PM »
I snapped up an EOS-M with 18-55 kit lens and the little 90EX flash, for $280 CAD + tax, albeit the white one - I wanted black or grey.

This is the lowest price I have ever seen on an EOS M kit + flash and the biggest sensor to have in that price range... just for casual pictures with friends and family.   :D
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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2013, 07:54:06 PM »
Got LR5, another 1tb portable drive and a couple of  32 gb sandisk sd cards.  Also got a couple of ipad minis and an ipad air. Cant pass it up with the $100 gift card that you get with it.

Currently fighting the urge to get the 24-70  mkii since i already upgraded my gear a few weeks ago when there were a bunch of double dips with the 100L and 70-200 mkii. Also got the 6d and patietly waiting for the 7d2  :)

So its been an expensive 2013 to say the least :-[

And managed to convince a friend to get the eos m with 18-55 kit.
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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2013, 09:12:53 PM »
Could not resist on the 5d MKiii deal for $2445 at BigValue Inc. It's on it's way.

As I currently have a 7D I also needed a 24-70 which I bought form Adorama for $897 (1197 + 300 mail in rebate). In addition to that I pulled the trigger on a 17-40 F4 refurbished from the Canon store for $571.

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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2013, 09:30:36 PM »
I snapped up an EOS-M with 18-55 kit lens and the little 90EX flash, for $280 CAD + tax, albeit the white one - I wanted black or grey.

This is the lowest price I have ever seen on an EOS M kit + flash and the biggest sensor to have in that price range... just for casual pictures with friends and family.   :D

triggyman, where did you get that?, 280, I'd do one 2

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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2013, 09:33:05 PM »
Nothing. Waiting until late Spring to buy a 400mm f/2.8L II!!!
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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2013, 09:48:17 PM »
I snapped up an EOS-M with 18-55 kit lens and the little 90EX flash, for $280 CAD + tax, albeit the white one - I wanted black or grey.

This is the lowest price I have ever seen on an EOS M kit + flash and the biggest sensor to have in that price range... just for casual pictures with friends and family.   :D

triggyman, where did you get that?, 280, I'd do one 2

I got it from Don's Photo, that was a web only offer and to avoid shipping & handling costs I opted for in-store pick-up. I expect to pick up the camera this Monday.
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Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2013, 09:48:43 PM »
Going to have to pull the trigger on the 24-70L II at BH for that deal.  Must first get some idea if I can get $1k for my Zeiss 21 and $300 for a Sigma 50 to help pay for it.

You can absolutely get $1k for your Zeiss 21, I was thrilled to pay $1400 for a used one, that was by far the cheapest I'd seen it used. Granted that could just be because they haven't been around that long, but seriously don't sell it for $1k, waaayyy too cheap.

Yeah I did the same thing.  Got it last year from lensrentals for $1400 and haven't used it much.  It was even a crazy res one.  Probably the only lens I've seen them state "obscenely high resolution" and list it at 24/24 lines per/mm.  Crazy some of the same lens will say 20/20, a lot actually.  With quite a few at 22/22.

I'm just bad with selling lenses.  I just want to move them so sell them too cheap.  Though I haven't quite talked myself into going to $1000 yet.  But did just order that 24-70 and sold the Sigma 50.  I'd probably be content getting $1000.  Lens rentals has one for $1300 right now or did.  Should probably just try that out.