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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by narlus, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    first the crappy fall rebates, and now no new successor to the 5D...instead, another entry level camera (450D). bah!

    bastards.
     

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  2. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You could always switch to Nikon. :monkeydance: :p
     
  3. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    for what i am looking for, the 2.5 yearold 5D still beats the brand new D300, at the same price point.

    let's see some of yr wife's shots. i'm curious.
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    She's not been taking many photos now that she's the sole breadwinner. :D

    I've been taking most of the photos and I'm no photographer...
     
  5. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i didn't specify *recent* photos. :P
     
  6. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    5D is still an awesome camera is it not? Or were you hoping that a MKII would make MKI prices drop?
     
  7. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I think he just wants to hear himself bitch. :rofl:
     
  8. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    24,186 posts and no bitch posts.

    moff, the 5D is still a great camera, but i was hoping for a few advancements (faster fps, more cross-type AF points, digic III/14 bit RAW, more info in the viewfinder, etc).
     
  9. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Well on the bright side for me , hopefully that will knock the 400d's price point down
     
  10. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Which pushes it into 1D territory, doesn't it?
     
  11. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    not necessarily...the 40D has all those features.
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    If you don't like your 5D, you can send it my way. I'd send you a 30D in return. It has faster FPS


    :D
     
  13. blue

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    I have a 20D that I'm also willing to um...Barter...with.

    :D ;)
     
  14. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    hopefully i'll get in touch w/ the guy on POTN who's selling his 5D/grip for a good price.
     
  15. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    step away from the technology race, tim. good enough is good enough (especially for a bargain)...
     
  16. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Don't discourage the obsessive-compulsives, now... our economy depends on them... :busted:
     
  17. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    says the guy w/ the carbon fiber hood on his car? and an iPhone? :busted:


    having a full-frame camera would be really nice...i shoot in some small places and getting more than one band member in the frame is just not possible at times.
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Man, I'd love a 5D!

    Right now I'm in the market for a Tokina 10-17
     
  19. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    that looks like a pretty sweet fisheye. every once in a while a used one pops up on POTN.
     
  20. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    So the 450D is just a XTi on steroids?

    Didn't they notice that this didn't really work for Nikon w/ the D40x vs. the D40? People look at the results vs. price, especially in the entry level market.
     
  21. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    my current car is bone stock except for an extra set of (oem) wheels + tires, the radar detector wiring, and aux in for my iPhone.

    and the iPhone gets an exception because it brings a sense of childlike wonder to all who behold it...

    :D

    more seriously, i have totally checked out from even following camera news. my current gear works for me, and that's all i need.
     
  22. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i didn't even take a look @ the 450D specs, so i'm not sure what improvements they made.

    toshi, i was referring to yr darth vader STi, not your soccer mom RX-8.

    :monkeydance:
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    well i just pulled the trigger on a used 5D.

    :monkeydance:
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    SO jealous!

    I just pulled the trigger on a Tokina 10-17 :)
     
  25. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    fishes are fun; all accounts i've heard of that lens is that it's a good one.


    hopefully i will get confirmation of my purchase from the seller tonight and get an ETA.
     
  26. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    ebay?

    Congrats. Of all the Canon bodies I've picked up, that thing is the most portable of the big tanks in the lineup.
     
  27. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    well it was kinda weird...the guy posted a for sale on POTN, and i got a PM from him saying he also had it on ebay, but didn't give me a link.

    i found what i thought was his (based on the price, and description) and pulled the 'buy it now' trigger. $1600 + twenty for shipping sounds like a very solid deal. ~6K clicks on it.

    the 5D is about the same size as the 30D. i do plan on getting a battery grip.

    i figure that if the new one comes out later this year, i can sell this one and still get most of my value back (or, depending on features, sell the 30D).
     
  28. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    That ain't nothing. The shutter's just been broken in.

    http://olegkikin.com/shutterlife/canon_eos5d.htm


    Really? I remember the 5D being much more substantial. (been awhile since I picked one up)
     
  29. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    how the HELL does one take 800K images?

    say he got the camera the day it was announced (late aug 05)...he'd have to average roughly 900 shots per day.
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i would bet a large amount of $ that he's had improper contact w/ a canine.
     
  32. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    I think he posted on ....dpreview maybe? That he smoked a shutter in record time.

    There was a thread about it here somewhere....
     
  33. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Been several threads about him and every time he posts on DPReview the thread hits the front page as being one of the most popular, just consisting of six hundred people saying, "OMG! You're an idiot!" and six hundred other people saying, "Shut up! He can shoot however he wants!"

    I guess there's wisdom on both sides, he can use his equipment however he feels he wants to use it... but sheesh, just buy a super high resolution video camera like a Red One and video them, then pick the stills.
     
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    How much for the Tokina 12-24, narlus? Or your 17-55 2.8 :busted:
     
  35. narlus

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    don't forget the sigma 30 f/1.4 either...i'm still trying to figure out what lenses i'll need, but at least one if not three of those will be on the block.

    i will likely buy the 24-70L, but i'm not 100% convinced that 24mm on a crop will be wide enough...if i'm shooting a big hall w/ the 3 song rule in effect, i'll likely have the 70-200 on the 5D, and i'll need a wider alternative for the 30D.
     
  36. narlus

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    hey blue -

    does $425 shipped and insured for the Tokina sound ok to you?