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Getting a sense that the OP is campaigning.

Have no fear, Sony will fumble any success with cameras as they have with most other aspects of the conglomerate these past 15 years.  TV's.  Entertainment industry.  MP3 players.  Smartphones.  Camcorders.  Computers.

The company is breaking up, spinning off, and in very serious trouble:

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21618863-dismal-results-show-need-more-vigorous-restructuring-pouring-cold-water

As wonderful as their sensors might be, and even Sony branded bodies, what's the support infrastructure?  Are they going to turn around a serious repair within a week?


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Videography Technique / Re: About the Fisheye lens
« on: October 28, 2014, 07:54:24 PM »
The link OP gave us is very PHISHY indeed.  Looks like hacker haven too me.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Whats wrong with the 70 D ?
« on: October 28, 2014, 09:35:18 AM »
Focus issues with central focus point.

Canon deny about this problem, but serviced mine and now it's better. My old 60D focus was more reliable...

I'm sorry, I don't understand your point.  If Canon serviced your camera, which apparently had an AF problem, how could they be denying that it had an AF problem?

The CPS Europe said that they don't know about the common issue with central focus point on 70D. Then I sent the camera to my local service.

So... I'm not happy when even Canon "Professional" Services are hiding something like that. We have to believe that they don't have internet and thousands of returned 70D bodies for focus fixing...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Whats wrong with the 70 D ?
« on: October 28, 2014, 07:49:26 AM »
Focus issues with central focus point.

Canon deny about this problem, but serviced mine and now it's better. My old 60D focus was more reliable...

I'm sorry, I don't understand your point.  If Canon serviced your camera, which apparently had an AF problem, how could they be denying that it had an AF problem?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Listed as Discontinued at Amazon UK
« on: October 26, 2014, 10:47:10 PM »
Is indeed showing on the amazon.co.uk website as "discontinued" as of this posting.

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Software & Accessories / Re: How do I create caricatures in Photoshop?
« on: October 25, 2014, 07:31:31 AM »
I think this is great, Viggo!  Thanks for starting something fun.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 22, 2014, 01:21:37 PM »
Funny how this thread has become all about Arthur Morris, with a little DPP thrown in.  What was the title?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 21, 2014, 07:32:33 PM »
He's a great nature photographer, but he does work for Canon.  His insights are valuable, but remember he is a Canon Explorer of Light.

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Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 18, 2014, 02:10:31 PM »
I'm grateful my Paul C Buff CyberCommander has a built-in accurate flash meter.  For studio lights, having the flash meter saves a tremendous amount of time.

For the life of me, I can't see the point of a meter if flash/strobe is not involved.  My 5D3, and for that matter, 60D do such a great job.  In M mode, I always use Center Weighted, as suggested by a friend, and get consistently excellent exposures.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Woe and Pathos in the Sigma 50 Art?
« on: October 16, 2014, 03:49:59 PM »
Eldar, thanks again for your logical, thorough approach to evaluating your copies of the 50mm Art.  You were one of the first members to post about your experiences.

At this point, we've pretty much come to the end of what can be done with the current version of the firmware.  Either there is a problem with QC of the Sigma, or there is some elusive variable within Canon bodies, especially, it seems, the 5DIII.

Sigma has released some firmware updates this month, and from what I remember, the 35mm Art got its firmware update within about the same amount of time after release as we are in now for the 50mm Art.

So, my hope is eternal and my fingers are crossed.  Lets see what the update brings.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Woe and Pathos in the Sigma 50 Art?
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:16:41 AM »
My first copy was BAD. Totally psycho. All over the place with the auto focus. I spent the better part of a day trying to calibrate it with the the dock, then thought, "why am I doing someone else's job???". LOL!

The lens was so incredible when actually focused, that I HAD to give it another shot. (B&H is very understanding of this issue.) I sent the first one back and tried another. Glad I did. Out of the box it was a completely different experience. Very slight tweaking on the dock.  I left the focus adjustments on my 5DIII on zero.

The whole experience is a bit ridiculous for a $950 lens..but it does WOW me. :-)

Glad to hear this additional case of success on a second try.  I will definitely buy a new one when the firmware update is announced.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Woe and Pathos in the Sigma 50 Art?
« on: October 16, 2014, 05:44:53 AM »
Please pay attention:  The AF problems popping up on the Sigma 50mm ART are not AFMA related.  It is some kind of firmware issue or other problem that causes certain cameras, such as the 5D3, to not be able to use the outer cross-type points at all, or the inner points reliably.

Apparently massive numbers of owners are NOT having this problem, but I had it, as have others seeking answers in this forum.

So, take a deep breath, and stifle that urge to defend a brand without hearing what the problem is.  And I will repeat:  The 35 ART is one of my favorite lenses ever, as is my Sigma 15mm 2.8 fisheye!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 15, 2014, 12:21:09 PM »
Canon did exactly that though. They crippled as much as possible whilst still getting sales.

I'm sure they'll learn from that experience and either cripple the 6d2 even more (like in now raw option?) or move both 6d2 and 5d4 up €1000 :->
Like the 70D was crippled with no MFA (60D was a re-position to make room for the 7D)?

Are base BMWs crippled for having no leather seats?

Saying "no RAW option" is just foolish -- the S95 had RAW.  Comments like these don't make sense at all.

You mean the 60D had no MFA.  Feature returned in the 70D!  (pg 377, user manual)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:05:22 AM »
I thought from the first that the crippled AF of the 6D made it a misfire.  Despite the chorus of defenders, Canon agrees!  Its AF was inferior to that of the 60D, for cryin' out loud.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:39:08 PM »
Budget is the only reason to go with cropped.

Except maybe for the amazingly spec'd 7DII.

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