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      11-08-2011, 08:18 AM   #1871
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nice shot rodi, but technically did you really shoot that one?
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      11-08-2011, 08:24 AM   #1872
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Damn, that's disappointing. I've been thinking of buying one of those Rokis. But no sense having a lens with a seriously low keeper rate.

Nice SP, though, rodi.
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it may have been the high altitude. i'll keep it through the 30-day period and test it on real things - like models.
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it may have been the high altitude. i'll keep it through the 30-day period and test it on real things - like models.
can't wait to see the results of your testing
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      11-08-2011, 09:51 AM   #1875
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I wonder when Canon will have another 15% coupon for refurb lenses... it's holiday shopping season already!
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Quick novice question for you guys:

How do you calculate your "crop" factor on your shots? I mean literally (not the Crop body, as in 1.6, 1.3. I already know what that is). I mean by 100% crop, 98% crop, etc, etc....I have heard a couple different explanations and want a definitive answer....
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Quick novice question for you guys:

How do you calculate your "crop" factor on your shots? I mean literally (not the Crop body, as in 1.6, 1.3. I already know what that is). I mean by 100% crop, 98% crop, etc, etc....I have heard a couple different explanations and want a definitive answer....
zoom in on post processing program to 1:1 ratio, or original size, or 100% depending on program, then crop that area, turn that crop into a jpeg and post it, and you will have posted a 100% crop.
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You could easily sell that lens for $800, which brings the cost for the body under $2k. Pretty sweet. Wish I had $2k to lay out.
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You could easily sell that lens for $800, which brings the cost for the body under $2k. Pretty sweet. Wish I had $2k to lay out.
body only price is 1999

so wouldn't do much to sell the lens, besides, it's a decent lens.
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zoom in on post processing program to 1:1 ratio, or original size, or 100% depending on program, then crop that area, turn that crop into a jpeg and post it, and you will have posted a 100% crop.
Ok then explain a 98% crop? Or better yet a 50% crop?
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body only price is 1999

so wouldn't do much to sell the lens, besides, it's a decent lens.
When I checked a minute ago, body only was listed at $2300.
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Ok then explain a 98% crop? Or better yet a 50% crop?
Same thing. Set the zoom setting on your software to 50% and crop from there. That's a 50% crop. Don't know why you'd crop at 98% except to remove something along the fringe of the image.
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Ok then explain a 98% crop? Or better yet a 50% crop?
when someone can't quite fit what they want in the crop, so they zoom out a tiny bit, or make a custom zoom number.

you know how in photoshop you get the little number down in the bottom left corner that has a % sign, click on it, then type 50% and you'll see what the picture looks like at 50% type in 98% and you'll see your 98% crop. So when you actually crop the image where you choose, it's still not at 100% full original file size. and you're getting a 50 or 98% crop.

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When I checked a minute ago, body only was listed at $2300.
wonder where i saw that price listed then..... I'll have a look around and see if i can find where i saw that.
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Couldn't find where I saw the 1999$ one, but i also gave up because I found it cheaper elsewhere.... 1899$


http://www.rythercamera.com/catalog/...ducts_id=30139
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      11-08-2011, 12:19 PM   #1885
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that strikes me as one of those scam sites. probably a grey market camera. if B+H has it for $2379, i wouldn't trust a retailer selling it for less than $2200.
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that strikes me as one of those scam sites. probably a grey market camera. if B+H has it for $2379, i wouldn't trust a retailer selling it for less than $2200.
good theory, onintheory...

sorry, i had to.

but it's possible, this is why i don't buy things off internet if i can help it.
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Definitely a scam site. Probably no warranty and Chinese software in it.
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Definitely a scam site. Probably no warranty and Chinese software in it.
haha, still less then 2k
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http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Ryther_Camera

not bad ratings... but I'd still be weary.
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not bad ratings... but I'd still be weary.
Reseller Ratings has become a farce. They won't let you post a bad rating unless you post your invoice number from the merchant and then the merchant can contact you and give you grief. They tend to remove a lot of bad reviews if the merchant claims that you wouldn't try to resolve the issue with them.
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ahh... I didn't know that Mark.
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everything i buy new comes from B+H...or Adorama if i really need something and it's one of the 45 holidays b+h closes for every year. customer service has always been excellent with both, and i can trust any expensive item I buy from them.
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