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I own the 60D, and I bought the 5D3 6 month's later it was released. I can tell you one thing though, I never shot with my 60D ever since. 5D3 is an excellent camera, and the price right now is $2300-2450 new (with rebate) and much cheaper if you can find a used one? If the 5D4 comes out it is surely gonna have a premium price for the first year or so. Then we do not know how much of an upgrade the 5D4 is going to be from the 5D3 until people get it in their hands and try it out. Then, usually it is advisable to wait out the first batch of hardware and let Canon work out the bugs and issues if any (remember the light leak issue in the initial batch of 5D3).

The image quality between 60D and 5D3 is very noticeable, and especially if you shoot RAW. The AF system is a beast, and you can have an entire Forum based on 5D3's AF system which is highly customizable and is spread across the frame nicely as opposed to the one in 60D. The control layouts are the well laid out and you will notice it when you switch from 60D to 5D3 even if it is for a test run. Bottom line, I never regretted it. If I waited and didn't get the 5D3 then, I would have missed out on a lot of shots especially which were taken indoors/outdoors during the night-time. Some were shot at 6400-12800 ISO and were all keepers. Something I would not have been able to get out of my 60D without heavy noise reduction and cleanup.

But in the end if feel you have situations in the near future where you will be shooting quite a lot, and makes sense to get a 5D3 then by all means look into it. Only you can say if you really need switch from 60D to 5D3 or not. As for the 5D4, I would only wait and see if I know for certain that I am not shooting for the next 6 months.

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I am looking to get me a BlackRapid strap or something in that line which I can use with my 5D3. In most scenarios I use my the 5D3 on my tripod for landscape shots, but at times I like to detach it from the tripod and shoot handheld. When handheld, I like the camera to have some form of secured strap which I can use to wrap around my wrist or leave it hanging on the side of my shoulder.

I am looking for something that is reliable, secured, and I can attach/detach the strap with ease depending on my shooting scenarios. The heaviest load it will need to withstand is 5D3 + 70-200 IS II. Any advice or recommendations? Oh also anyone used a wrist strap, any recommendations on that? Thanks.

Dear Friend, Mr. Killswitch
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http://www.indigomarble.com.myinstapage.com/

Enjoy.
Surapon

PS, For my Self, I use Free Camera Straps from CPS. Canon Professional Services.

Surapon, thanks for the links. I have checked them out, and like the fact that the area that rests on the shoulder is padded and wide. It looks pretty comfortable.

Great responses and advice folks, really liked some of the options I have now. I am going probably going to order a couple from different brands and try them out, and keep the one that feels right for me.

I also have the Camdapter, Nikon Hand strap II and Canon straps- the Clutch is by far the most convenient and ergonomic.
+1 on the Camdapter. I use the wrist-strap/shoulder strap combo either with their arca-swiss plate or a Benro L-plate for my 5D3.

+1 I totally forgot about Camdapter's wrist-strap.

FWIW, I feel the Clutch is better for me than the Camdapter. I mentioned Camdapter merely as a very nice strap (that I own but rarely use nowadays) that the Clutch manages to improve upon.
The factor I like most is the ability to adjust the tightness easily and quickly.

Thanks sagittariansrock. Yeah, got what you meant there, I was merely remembering that strap which I initially had my eyes on a couple of years back. But never took the plunge in the end.

I personally use the Peak Design Slide strap - http://www.1kindphotography.com/2014/09/review-peak-design-slide-camera-sling-strap.html

No wrist strap would be able to hold a 5D3 and a 70-200. A hand strap is what you need. I have used the Peak Design Clutch - http://www.1kindphotography.com/2014/09/review-peak-design-clutch-camera-hand-strap.html and the Custom SLR hand strap - http://www.1kindphotography.com/2014/06/review-custom-slr-hand-strap.html. Both are comfy and recommended.

But I was able to test out Spider Holsters new hand strap that is unreleased yet and it is really really comfy. I can't wait for it to come out and review it.

Also, you can get 10% OFF using coupon code "1kindphoto" from Peak Design

Whoopsie, I have ust realized I wrote wrist-strap, when I meant to write hand-strap. >_< Thanks, will edit the original post to reflect the correct type.  ;D

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I also have the Camdapter, Nikon Hand strap II and Canon straps- the Clutch is by far the most convenient and ergonomic.
+1 on the Camdapter. I use the wrist-strap/shoulder strap combo either with their arca-swiss plate or a Benro L-plate for my 5D3.

+1 I totally forgot about Camdapter's wrist-strap.

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Some nice info already. I like the Peak Design's Slide and Clutch. I really like the fact you can still mount your camera on the tripod with that strap attached (which can be taken off with ease as well). Is there something similar in configuration for BR straps? Custom SLR has M-Plate, and Luma Labs too, for the same purpose.

Anyone of you had any issues (shoulder pain, or back pain) with any of these straps with a load like the 70-200 IS II + Body? What about the strength of these straps, overtime does it wear out? I am worried about those plastic snap-ons that are used to disengage the Camera from the straps.

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I am looking to get me a BlackRapid strap or something in that line which I can use with my 5D3. In most scenarios I use my the 5D3 on my tripod for landscape shots, but at times I like to detach it from the tripod and shoot handheld. When handheld, I like the camera to have some form of secured strap which I can use to wrap around my wrist or leave it hanging on the side of my shoulder.

I am looking for something that is reliable, secured, and I can attach/detach the strap with ease depending on my shooting scenarios. The heaviest load it will need to withstand is 5D3 + 70-200 IS II. Any advice or recommendations? Oh also anyone used a wrist hand-strap, any recommendations on that? Thanks.

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Technical Support / Re: Err 80 - Canon 60D. Help, anyone?
« on: December 24, 2014, 03:50:32 PM »
I think I read somewhere that a "factory reset" will sometimes fix this error: Turn off camera, remove batteries and compact flash, close all doors. Turn camera back on, and hold the shutter down for 30 seconds. Turn camera off, put battery and compact flash back in, and turn on. This is hearsay as I've never had an Err 80.

Thanks Brad, yeah that did not work for me. However, I contacted the Canon reps, and one suggestion they had was to take out the SD card, battery and other accessories from camera and leave it like that for atleast 30 minutes. I kept it like that for a day and have just now inserted the battery, and the camera turned back on just fine, and I can access the menu, etc. I have yet to install a SD card and check if it can read off the card and write to it as well.

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Technical Support / Err 80 - Canon 60D. Help, anyone?
« on: December 23, 2014, 12:35:08 AM »
I am not sure exactly what happened as I was not handling the camera. But, when I got my hands on it and upon initial inspection of the Canon 60D which has barely 20000 clicks on, the camera displays the "Err 80" on the top panel. Initial search regarding the error on Canon website says "Malfunctions related to the electric control or images have been detected." =(

I get this error when I turn it on, and upon turning on, the red light on the back of the camera stay lit for long time. I put in a SD card, and I managed to preview the images that was in the card. However, the moment I tried to take a shot, it seemed like it took the shot, but then when I wanted to preview it, I just died. Now, it will not turn on at all. =(

Am I looking at a hardware failure here? Do I need to send it in to Canon for checkup/repairs? I bought it from Canon USA, and was bought in 2011.

Edit: Whenever I install the battery and do not put in any SD card, the camera turns on and then I get the Err 80 message. As soon as I put both battery and sd card and turn on the camera, it fails to turn on at all. Another random thing I am witnessed is that the once the back LCD screen showed streaks of pink and white lines. But other times nothing at all.

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Reviews / Re: Sold all my canon gear . . . Then bought a 70d
« on: June 21, 2014, 03:14:44 AM »
Welcome back..... ;)

I might be the odd one here, but I do wish next 5D will have swivel screen and faster AF in liveview.

+1

Dylan, you are not the only one. I was thinking I was the only too lol. I am using the 5DIII, and also use the 60D (which has the swivel screen) occasionally. There are times during landscape photography when the 5D mounted on a nearly 6 feet tall tripod at an awkward angle to take the shot it becomes difficult or rather impossible to see (and I am 5ft 10) what the camera is looking at. With the swivel screen added, at that height and angle it would have made life a lot easier to adjust camera's angle and orientation relative to the composition in mind. Plus, under bright daylight swivel comes in really handy. I miss the 60D in these situations.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Refurbished Cameras & Lenses
« on: July 26, 2013, 03:26:07 AM »
Bought a refurb 70-200 IS II few weeks back. Was my first refurb purchase from Canon store. The lens is practically new, functions flawlessly. Happy with my purchase so far!

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Canon General / Re: Compact camera for travel/everyday use
« on: July 23, 2013, 11:23:46 PM »
The EOS-M is a tremendous value and meets most of your criteria except for an optical viewfinder.  I picked up an M kit with 22/2 lens in the recent B&H $299 sale and am very happy with it.  The IQ is even better than I expected and its low light/high ISO performance is very good.  I took some ISO3200 shots at a outdoor party over the weekend when it was really dark - I didn't really expect them to be worth using, but with some noise reduction in LR4, they turned out pretty nice.

The RX1, Sony NEX system and Fuji X100s are all terrific options as well, with advantages over the EOS-M, but all cost 3-9 times as much and won't use your Canon EF lenses!

Regarding optical viewfinders, I think the low-end OVF's on the G-series cameras are too small and dim for practical use.  Once you are conditioned to a large, bright view finder of a decent DSLR, its hard to settle for an inferior one.

So in terms of high ISO performance between the RX1, Sony's NEX system, Fuji's x100s and Canon's EOS-M which one is known to perform better? Are there other systems worth looking into? My wife is going to be using this a lot more than me probably. But I can see myself using this in a lot of cases. The EOS-M's ability to take EF lenses is very tempting and missed out on that $300 deal.

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Canon General / Re: Compact camera for travel/everyday use
« on: July 23, 2013, 08:09:57 PM »
Sony RX 100

I had my eyes on this for quite sometime now. I am looking for something along this line. I like the EOS-M too.

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Canon General / Re: Compact camera for travel/everyday use
« on: July 23, 2013, 05:56:33 PM »
Anyone? :/

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Canon General / Compact camera for travel/everyday use
« on: July 22, 2013, 10:13:34 PM »
Looking for a compact body for travel. Would prefer an optical viewfinder over an electronic one if possible, and one that has great ISO performance in this segment. Don't know if I am asking too much but would be great if I can get clean images upto 1600 in low light conditions and usable upto 3200/6400.  I don't know if such compact bodies come with fast primes, or fast zooms but a fixed aperture lens would be nice. Basically looking to replace my 5D3 when I want to travel light or just out and about. Any recommendations?

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Abstract / Bring Me Home
« on: July 05, 2013, 10:42:48 AM »
Not sure if this should be in this forum, but here goes. One of the first shot from the 70-200 MK II. Absolutely love this lens!


Bring me home by Dhanad Islam, on Flickr

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: July 05, 2013, 10:28:36 AM »
Love this lens!


Bring me home by Dhanad Islam, on Flickr

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