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I've had numerous problems unfortunately.  OnOne software needed to be uninstalled and reinstalled work.  My Bluetooth is unreliable at best.  I've gotten a few locked screens requiring a hard shutdown.  I've had one occasion with a flickering screen that I've never seen before.  I was a Windows user for over 20 years, switched to Apple and have become a huge fan until now...I feel like I have a really expensive Windows PC.  I hope they have an update to these issues soon.

Are you using FireFox?
I've seen some crashes and lockup issues with hardware graphics acceleration in FireFox with Yosemite.

Disabling hardware acceleration seems to help (Preferences --> Advanced --> General).

Phil.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Raw Processing
« on: November 17, 2014, 03:32:31 AM »
And then Canon not supporting the latest version of DPP in Mac Osx Yosemite is another travesty.

DPP 3.14.46 and 4.1.1 work fine for me in Yosemite (on multiple Macs).

You have to select Mavericks as the OS version when downloading from Canon.

Phil.

Interesting,  if it's as simple as that one would think the web site change to allow Yosemite downloads would be quite easy.  I tried 3.14.15.2 and it doesn't work.   Are you using 7D Mark II Raw files?

I don't have a 7D2; but I tried it on some sample RAW files I downloaded from imaging-resource.

Both versions work fine on the 7D2 files (for me).

I'm not surprised 3.14.15 does not work - it's pretty old.

Phil.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Raw Processing
« on: November 16, 2014, 04:32:57 PM »
And then Canon not supporting the latest version of DPP in Mac Osx Yosemite is another travesty.

DPP 3.14.46 and 4.1.1 work fine for me in Yosemite (on multiple Macs).

You have to select Mavericks as the OS version when downloading from Canon.

Phil.

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Lenses / Re: Danny Green Talks the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 13, 2014, 03:33:41 AM »
I found it strange that at the bottom of page two, the asterisk about the 1.4 extender ..

* AF with Extender is only possible with EOS-1 series cameras, EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III (with firmware update).

That for such a new body, the 7DmkII would need a firmware update already .... surely they would have matched them already to work ...

I read it as only the 5DIII needed a firmware update, and they could simply be referring to the changes made in the 1.2.1 update that enabled AF at f/8 for the center point.

Phil.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 23, 2014, 11:54:52 PM »
To get that crop reach advantage, you need a GREAT lens. A lens like the 100-400 or the Tamron 150-600 is not sharp enough.

Not true.

I'll challenge anyone to go out with a 1DX or 5DII or III and get a moon shot like this one with a 100-400L.

Nice image, well processed; but not sure I see the point.

It was shot with a 100-400L + 1.4x TC - so you could not even capture that image on a crop camera with the 100-400L alone.

Phil.

And what's the purpose of a TC?  Answer:  To compensate for the sensor under sampling the lens.  A 1.4x TC can be thought of as shrinking the pixels by 1.4x or as doubling the pixel count, rather than doing anything optically.  They are equivalent, and in both cases if the lens isn't resolving the detail, the extra pixels or extra magnification won't help.  But it does help as you just said yourself.  And you are right.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 23, 2014, 11:24:37 PM »
To get that crop reach advantage, you need a GREAT lens. A lens like the 100-400 or the Tamron 150-600 is not sharp enough.

Not true.

I'll challenge anyone to go out with a 1DX or 5DII or III and get a moon shot like this one with a 100-400L.

Nice image, well processed; but not sure I see the point.

It was shot with a 100-400L + 1.4x TC - so you could not even capture that image on a crop camera with the 100-400L alone.

Phil.

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Any additional info on the status of this? I am trying to get a 5d3 tethered to a Mac using OS X Yosemite.

Tried the AU Canon download of EOS Utility 3 and it still says that it is incompatible with the operating system. Tried looking for a US download on Canon USA site and couldn't find anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/eos_slr_camera_systems/eos_digital_slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii#DriversAndSoftware

Select 'OS X Mavericks 10.9' as the operating system.

Version 3.0.1 works fine with my 5D3 on Yosemite (as does 2.14.40 if you want to use version 2).
You can also download the updated versions of DPP 3 & 4 here - both of these also work for me on Yosemite.

Phil.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M with Magic Lantern, shutter cannot release
« on: October 23, 2014, 05:21:19 PM »
I switch  the SD Card to a Sanddisk Ultra, 4GB, class 4 ( I know, It is old). It works like a champ. No more "shutter bug". May be ML is right, It is "card dependent". But I still cannot explain why the same card has been  working right for the last 3 months and suddenlybecome incompatable with ML.

I was able to reproduce this on my EOS-M. Only happens with the 18-55 lens, as others have reported.

I suspect it's a startup timing problem or race condition - an older card will take longer to load the ML code and thus change how ML and the Canon firmware interact.

I haven't done a lot of development with ML yet; but I have extensive experience with CHDK. If I get some time in the near future, I'll see if I can track it down.

Phil.

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Photography Technique / Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« on: October 04, 2014, 02:51:19 AM »
Juneau.


Phil.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: September 29, 2014, 10:20:22 PM »
I still don't understand why there is controversy....

Children can't stand to lose an argument, and this applies equally to both sides ::)
http://www.montypython.net/scripts/argument.php

Phil.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 22, 2014, 05:05:19 AM »
Bald Eagle in Alaska - 5DIII + Tamron 150-600.



Phil.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:58:09 AM »
From a recent trip to Alaska & Canada.

Katmai National Park


Thumb River - Karluk Lake


Pavlof Bay


Glendale Cove


Phil.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How do reds come out in your 5d3 ?
« on: August 13, 2014, 05:33:43 AM »
I didn't realize that the raw file is not according a colour space. However strange that Canon places a _ in front of the raw filename, in case you choose for AdobeRGB, while the raw file is independent of the colour space as you mentioned.

Keeps the filenames consistent if you shoot RAW + JPEG.

Phil.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 07:16:00 PM »
Another pet peeve about the 5D3, they put a slow-ass SD slot in it instead of UHS-1 like they did for the 6D even though the technology was available and mature.  And when you have media in the SD slot, it slows the much faster CF rate down to a crawl.  Totally ridiculous!  Grrrr.

Haven't had that problem - under what circumstances does the CF card slow down when there's an SD card in the camera?

I boot Magic Lantern off an SD card; but write all images to the CF card.

Phil.

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