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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:09:17 PM »
The selected point appears when I activate AF (I use rear-button AF). However, I cannot move it until I first hit the AF mode selection button...then that frees the AF point to be moved somewhere else with the joystick. In other modes, I just have to activate AF, then I can move the selected point with the joystick without the intermediate requirement of pressing AF mode first.

I use back-button AF, I just tap the AF-ON button then I can move the joystick to move the AF point (even after I've released the AF-ON button, although as I stated above, moving the AF point 'times out' just like the metering).  That's in all modes, including AI Servo + 61-pt auto.

I dunno what's up. I'm kind of ticked, as since I reset, I now have to press that AF mode button to get the AF point movable in every AF mode. I can no longer simply tap the joystick (after initially activating AF, however that's done) to get it moving. :'( I think something is up with my 5D III.

My 5D3 did the same exact thing right after I got it back from CPS. I thought it might be a setting, but it turned out the lock button was on. Hope it's that simple for you, I never use mine so it took me a while to look at it - that was big "duh" moment.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 Plugin for focus points?
« on: September 14, 2014, 04:55:13 PM »
Works great - Thank You. ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Anyone with f-stop ICU Large Pro??
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:48:48 PM »
I've only been in one down poor with one of them, and nothing got wet but I did seek cover fairly fast. Buy a rain cover with it and hydration sleeve if your going to put in a water bladder.

Also, it doesn't come with any Gate Keepers and as usual they are out of stock. Order them anyway as then you get onto the wait list - then phone them periodically as the squeaky wheel gets the grease . They seem to get supply in bulk periodically for orders plus a small amount of extra. I found the small Gate Keepers to be the right size but also the Loka does of some built in straps for the sides.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Anyone with f-stop ICU Large Pro??
« on: August 30, 2014, 05:09:33 PM »
Thanks for your help, I'll probably get by with the Medium Slope! :)

Here is a photo of my f-stop Guru with a medium slope ICU. It contains the 5DMK3 griped w/ RRS L, 70-300 w/ collar and lens hood, 16-35, 24-105, 2 TC's, charger, batteries, lens hoods for the two other lenses, gps, cards. There is still a bit of room if I wanted to squeeze another lens in and put the two lens hoods up in the top of the pack or just set them on top of gear and zip it closed - usually with some padding. The Guru has a smaller access to the ICU than the Loka - which I also have.


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Software & Accessories / Re: Anyone with f-stop ICU Large Pro??
« on: August 30, 2014, 02:45:51 PM »
Check out this article for some ideas about the ICU sizes. With you listed gear, you might get buy with a medium. If you call F-stop, they can guide you and usually give you a discount if you go for additional ICU at the time of purchase.

http://dancarrphotography.com/blog/2011/05/22/introducing-the-f-stop-satori-exp-backpack/

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Software & Accessories / Re: Anyone with f-stop ICU Large Pro??
« on: August 30, 2014, 02:37:56 PM »
I just recently went on a trip with my Satori and the Large Pro ICU. I carried the 5DMKIII with grip and RRS L Bracket, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 4.0, 70-200 2.8, 400 5.6, 1.4 and 2.0 TC, GPS, 2 extra Batteries, Charger, TC-80N3 remote, a pack of CF and SD's. All of this was just in the ICU, the rest of the pack contained all my filters, cleaning stuff, cables, iPad, headlamp, extra lens caps, jacket, water, etc.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249
« on: August 30, 2014, 02:14:17 PM »
A competition for all of our US members, two photos from my hotel window:
What is the continent; what country and what city?

You can't fool us, your in Las Vegas staying at the Bellagio and looking at the Paris hotel.

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Canon General / Re: CPS Canada - No (more?) welcome package?
« on: August 27, 2014, 12:32:07 AM »
Canada might be different, but in the USA for the gold level you get:
1 CPS Pro Strap
1 Body Cap
1 Rear Lens Cap
CPS ID Card
CPS Pin

Plus some labels for addressing your equipment when you send it to them. Upon renewal, I just got a card, labels and a repair form.

Not for renewals, just for new members.

Yep, said that. I think this he is new to CPS.

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Technical Support / Re: 5D3 Focus Screen Replacement - Alignment
« on: August 26, 2014, 10:47:04 PM »
I just got mine replaced by Canon 3 days ago for free.  :)

I'm hoping that will be the case with mine as I sent it into CPS last week for the focus screen and a CMS. They checked it in yesterday as CMS and no mention of my request to change the focus screen. Then today a notice of shipment and no charges.

Hoping they actually read my complaint as it is no longer just about that small scratch. While cleaning the mirror box with a air blower before a trip, the nozzle of the blower flew out under pressure and smacked that focus screen and bounced out and across the room. Now there is a serious scratch/divot in it. I got a used one and put that to work for my trip, but it was kind of messed up with circular scratches from someone cleaning it.

The cheap backup air blower is in the trash now as I tested it away from the camera and on the hard 5th squeeze that nozzle flew off and across the room. I will only use my Giottos Rocket blower in the future.

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Canon General / Re: CPS Canada - No (more?) welcome package?
« on: August 26, 2014, 10:34:40 PM »
I found this on the CA CPS site: Welcome kit:
The Canon welcome kit contains a welcome letter, the CPS member card and, of course, complimentary gifts included as a token of our appreciation. Welcome kits will be shipped to accepted members upon payment of the applicable enrollment fees. Fees will be billed to the members account upon acceptance and will be payable within 30days.


So maybe they send it separately after the money order clears for 30 days?

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Canon General / Re: CPS Canada - No (more?) welcome package?
« on: August 26, 2014, 10:23:03 PM »
Canada might be different, but in the USA for the gold level you get:
1 CPS Pro Strap
1 Body Cap
1 Rear Lens Cap
CPS ID Card
CPS Pin

Plus some labels for addressing your equipment when you send it to them. Upon renewal, I just got a card, labels and a repair form.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Reikan Focal Target Setup - Help Please
« on: July 28, 2014, 10:03:02 PM »
Thanks so much for your guys help. I managed to get the 70-200 and 400 done before I lost the sun. If I had the hour and half of fiddling time back I probably could have done the other two lenses. I would have also like to added my TC's, but that's what I get for putting this too low on the to-do list.

I could probably do the 24-105 and 16-35 inside but I don't think I have the lighting. I have two CFL's but I saw the warning in the manual about florescent lighting.

Thanks again.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Reikan Focal Target Setup - Help Please
« on: July 28, 2014, 08:25:14 PM »
Hi ScubaX.
I found that the target verification was doing the same to me, I had drawn lines on my workshop floor and put a plumb line from the bottom of my tripod to get in line, so I was pretty certain it was spot on, had all sorts of arrows, up down slew right move left, no idea where to go, added some light after reading what the ideal exposure was, then added more light, and hey presto big green tick. Check you have enough light according to the instructions then add some!
I think with my 500 I could just get far enough away that the whole of the target was covered by the sensor, if it is not I think that causes problems too, I think I just about managed to get on the infinity setting with my 200.
I think if you are sure the target is correct you can just tell the software to continue but loose the function that tells you if you nudge the camera off line during adjustments, not a problem if your body will run full auto, you can just go sit down out of the way until it is done.
Good luck, it is well worth doing but the day before might be a bit ambitious!
Whatever you do check the results at the range you are shooting at and if not correct be prepared to reset to zero (or your previous setting determined by whichever method) if you will be happier with that situation.

Cheers Graham.

It's a very frustrating setup. I don't know why the zoom box being changed back to center made any difference, but I got a green box right away.

Because of the small area I live in, I am outside in fairly bright sun. I believe the last settings I saw were 4000 @f2.8 iso 100.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Reikan Focal Target Setup - Help Please
« on: July 28, 2014, 08:21:55 PM »
How far is the camera from the target at each FL?

For 70mm I was at 11'4" and for 200 is was 32' 6". I used a digital measuring device to get as close to 50x as I could.

After adjusting where the live view zoom was, I went back out put it on my tripod and got a green box instead of red. Then the arrows worked pretty well and soon I was actually setting the tele portion. Final results of the 70-200mm II were -2 and -4.

Next is the 400mm but I can only get to about 60'. Will that be good? It is certainly beween the 25x and 50x (45.72x).

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Software & Accessories / Reikan Focal Target Setup - Help Please
« on: July 28, 2014, 06:58:48 PM »
I've spent a very frustrating hour trying to get the target lined up properly in Focal Pro. I was able to get it lined up in a short amount of time - though difficult at 70mm but now at 200mm it is just not getting setup properly.

I focus on the target center with single point AF mode. Then connect up and run the target setup and all it does is sit there with a big fat red X and occasionally blinks an arrow at me. When I move the camera that direction, I get no confirmation, just the same big fat red X. There is also a large red rectangle that sit up high to the left of the target that I have attempted to move over the target. With it over the target I still get the  big fat red X.

Can I get some help please, I was hoping to get this done today as I leave on a trip tomorrow.

TIA

Edit: never mind about the rectangle, I just found that in the manual.

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