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      08-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #3741
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Can I rant a bit here? I have *the* worst luck when it comes to buying stuff. The price on the 7D jumped way up just as I was ready to buy one, but I bit the bullet and bought it anyway. And then yesterday I bought the Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6L through Amazon for $1399 (because we have Prime and I get $3.99 overnight shipping.) I got the lens about an hour ago. And just now I get an email notice from Canon Price Watch telling me Adorama just reduced the price on this lens to $1259. I just spoke with an Adorama rep yesterday who told me they couldn't discount the lens beyond the current rebate price of $1399. So much for that.

Amazon said I could send it back and order from Adorama, but I want the lens for an airshow tomorrow, so I'll just keep it and avoid the hassle. But I'll be damned if this doesn't always happen to me. This is the big reason I don't dabble in the stock market.
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Can I rant a bit here? I have *the* worst luck when it comes to buying stuff. The price on the 7D jumped way up just as I was ready to buy one, but I bit the bullet and bought it anyway. And then yesterday I bought the Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6L through Amazon for $1399 (because we have Prime and I get $3.99 overnight shipping.) I got the lens about an hour ago. And just now I get an email notice from Canon Price Watch telling me Adorama just reduced the price on this lens to $1259. I just spoke with an Adorama rep yesterday who told me they couldn't discount the lens beyond the current rebate price of $1399. So much for that.

Amazon said I could send it back and order from Adorama, but I want the lens for an airshow tomorrow, so I'll just keep it and avoid the hassle. But I'll be damned if this doesn't always happen to me. This is the big reason I don't dabble in the stock market.
Yes, if you go into the stock market, DON'T try to market time. You'll lose your ass.

To make you feel better, I paid $1,800 for 7D (early adopter) and don't regret a dollar of the investment. I'll probably jump on the 7D MkII as soon as it's an option.

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Might as well be a medium format at that price and MPx rating. I'd be bold enough to say it would be $8500
No way will it cost more than a 1D-series camera. If they want to compete with Nikon's D800, they'll have to make it cheaper than the 5D3, but I don't see it happening.
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No way will it cost more than a 1D-series camera. If they want to compete with Nikon's D800, they'll have to make it cheaper than the 5D3, but I don't see it happening.
I don't think they'll need to lower the price IF they beat the D800's resolution. That would be the key for a studio pro. The top guys will still use 80MP backs and $50,000 rigs, but this'll aim at the entry level studio photog that can't afford the big rig yet.

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Nice... looking forward to seeing it, Gary.
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Nice. Just make sure it's easy to upload pics or you'll find yourself not keeping it up. (I know this from personal experience ).
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So what will brown do for you? 70-300?
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What did you buy Kevin?
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7d and 135/2 ie. bokehlicious effin sharp
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awesome! The 135mm f/2L is one of my favorite lenses.
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So what will brown do for you? 70-300?
Being a brown person, I'm offended by that question.
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Yes Chewy, what will you do for me? Possibly change your sig (photography equipment)
Joking around at work yesterday letting the newbs to the job know that they were sitting at the minority table. Got some strange looks for that one.
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Yes Chewy, what will you do for me? Possibly change your sig (photography equipment)
Joking around at work yesterday letting the newbs to the job know that they were sitting at the minority table. Got some strange looks for that one.
Need to prepare for SF Fleet week and get to buy goodies for the airshow.
Just buy my 20D and it'll come off my sig.

Aren't you up a little early in SF this morning?
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ahh, that's cool. I didn't know you were an electrician.
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Changing topics a bit... how the hell do I find the contact info for a band's manager or tour manager?

Google has been failing me so far.
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