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  1. coastalconn

    coastalconn Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Well as hard as it is for me to type this, I have decided it is time to part ways with Canon. They wanted me to sign a NDA just to keep the loaner camera that was working perfectly. Canon did not want me to post anything anywhere on line about them. They also wanted me to give up all rights of ever suing them and the contract was open ended with no expiration date. Screw that!

    Anyways my plan is to get the D500 in a few months, but in the interim I think I will pick up a D600. That way I will have a back up full frame later on. I've tossed around another D7100, but the buffer is a real bummer. Even a D300 Since they are stupid cheap or even a D700 so I would have similar controls. I really like the idea of the D700, but it is a bit dated and I don't think I would dig only have about 5 MP in crop mode.

    On the lens front I am leaning towards a Sigma 150-600 Sport. I am pretty bummed that I won't be able to keep the 500 F4. It is the love of my life, but sadly I won't use gear from a company that doesn't stand behind their products. I have actually proven using FoCal and real life tests that not all 7dm2 bodies produce the same levels of sharpness in controlled situations. Anyways the gear in my siggy will soon be for sale except the 1D4 which is going back to Melissa Groo.


     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Coastal, sorry to hear that Canon thing didn't work out.

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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hmm, Sony has a 500mm f/4 ...
     
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    SquarePeg hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So is Canon going to give you a refund on the body that's not working properly?
     
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    spiralout462 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wow! They are making a terrible decision in my opinion. Not long ago it seemed like they wanted to keep you happy. Big corporations continue to let me down. :(
     
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    coastalconn Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks robbins
    LOL, I could just buy a sony camera and stick the Canon 500 F4 on it..
    I doubt it. The CSR gave me serious attitude when I told him I would not sign the NDA. They said the replacement camera was performing to their specs so that is what I'm getting I guess
    Yeah, it's a big bummer. Tough decision which body I want to buy to re-enter Nikon world...
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    You know you could probably do that and help finance it all at the same time. I imagine a lot of people would be willing to throw in a couple of bucks to see a picture of a Canon 500 F4 mounted on a Sony A7RII.. lol

    Well as you mentioned the 7100 has kind of a limited buffer, 7200 might be an option - I just got my own D600 and haven't really got a chance to put it through its paces but fairly impressed at least thus far.
     
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    Never been a fan of Canon. We had a few of the c7011vp presses for a while but they were junk compared to iGen.
    I have a AIO printer at the house that's fine though.
    My wife had a few of the film cameras but always preferred using my Nikon's.
     
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    Good luck with all of it! I would like to hear what you think of the D500 once you get it. It's kind of funny my sister shoots Canon and bought a 7D because of the pictures you get with it.
     
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    Good luck. Pity about the 500 though, that is one sweeeet piece of glass. Have you thought about the Nikon 200-500, or will you get the Sigma dock for fine tuning?
     
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    That really sucks.

    Here's to a smooth transition.
     
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    I head out regularly with a buddy who has a (I think working fine) 7dii and I use a d7200. We probably get a similar amount of keepers from various shoots etc. The d7200 may be an option, I had the d7100 and do think the d7200 is a little better, especially the buffer. Maybe 6fps isn't enough for you?

    Nikon do an equivalent 500 f4, will you swap one brand for the other here also?
     

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