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      08-08-2012, 05:18 AM   #3675
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      08-10-2012, 12:40 PM   #3677
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it's still over $7k, Mark.
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      08-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #3678
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That's like saying buy a new 550i, get a free tank of gas.
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      08-10-2012, 01:01 PM   #3679
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this is for flashy people, like Badger
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it's still over $7k, Mark.

Pocket change for you Mr. 1dx.

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That's like saying buy a new 550i, get a free tank of gas.
Tru dat, but if you were going to buy one anyway, why not grab the free 2X TC?
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bro iz had this for yearz now...

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bro iz had this for yearz now...

That's true... I completely forgot about that. It goes well with your pink shades.

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Pocket change for you Mr. 1dx.
Right now my wallet and pockets are empty thanks to that 1D X.
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Speaking of money and empty wallet...

How much would a perfect condition d7000 body with about 11000 clicks on the counter would go out for these days? With the kit 18-105 lens

Still 4 yrs warranty. I thought of a 1250; am I about right?

And what about a D5000? With 3 yrs left and maybe 4000 clicks on the counter? With the kit 18-55 lens. 3 extra batteries, 32gb class6 SD and a couple accessories. That one is tricky, I dont know how much that could be worth. Would 500 be too much?

Trying to check if I could afford keeping the D7000... Would really love keeping a good dx body handy and benefit from its fast fps performance when needed to. But I know the D5000 would sleep on its shelf and my girlfriend is using it maybe 5-6 times a year (like its been doing for the last year)
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I would be very content with this combo but happier with the 1.4x. I need the $.10 value menu Mark.
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2x takes away 2 stops which sux
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I would be very content with this combo but happier with the 1.4x. I need the $.10 value menu Mark.
I'd be out of the house and probably looking for a new wife.



...but now that I think about it....
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2x takes away 2 stops which sux
Still will AF, though.
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Have any of you guys tried shooting with the body cover on to see if there are any hot pixels? ISO 100-1600 or something like that, and 30s, RAW, no in-camera noise reduction.

I tried this on my 1D X and saw 1 hot pixel at ISO 100, and 3 hot pixel regions at ISO 1600. Sadly, they all show up in my images... should I be concerned?
You peaked my interest, but I only tried it at ISO 800 with my 5D3. Knock on wood, I had no hot pixels.

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sweet! What are you shooting Gary?
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Have you seen this tripod head before, Dave? Sounds pretty cool.
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sweet! What are you shooting Gary?
ALMS @ Road America on Saturday. Thinking about bringing a monopod for the day, but then again I'm so jacked that hand-holding all day shouldn't be a problem
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Being the damn fool gear collector I am, I ended up with a 2xIII about 6 months ago ($350 Craigslist deal I couldn't pass up). Honestly though, it's sharp but not worth the hype. At least on my 500/4 I couldn't see any real difference between it and the 2xII. Maybe on one of the new mkII superteles the enhanced AF would make it worthwhile, but for ordinary mortals with older glass I'd give it a pass.

PS. About that new Gitzo birdwatching head - No matter how smooth the movements the center of rotation still appears to be well below the center of mass. For a big lens it's hard to beat a good gimbal head like the Wimberley...

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I've never seen it. Look for reviews. The way it's described I'm afraid it's for birding scopes and not cameras.

Fluid designs make a lot of sense and I know of some people that have done it, but with big, video heads that cost over $1,000.

Of course, you know that I've gone to almost 100% hand holding. I use my tripod when I'm going to focus on one subject for a long period of time and I don't expect a lot of movement. The tripod gives my arms a rest.

I use the Arca-Swiss Z1 ballhead (which is also great for scenics and meteor shadows) combined with the Wimberley Sidekick, a combination that I highly recommend.

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Being the damn fool gear collector I am, I ended up with a 2xIII about 6 months ago ($350 Craigslist deal I couldn't pass up). Honestly though, it's sharp but not worth the hype. At least on my 500/4 I couldn't see any real difference between it and the 2xII. Maybe on one of the new mkII superteles the enhanced AF would make it worthwhile, but for ordinary mortals with older glass I'd give it a pass.
Great deal. From what I've read, the real reason to get a Series III TC is to match it with a Series II lens to gain faster AF over the Series II TC.

It's funny, but even with a 2X TC, you're likely to crop a little, so you're working with the center of the image, which is going to be sharp.

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