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Canon General / Re: Lost half of my Canon DSLR
« on: February 18, 2015, 04:06:21 AM »
Most applicable comments have been made already - good luck to your recovery efforts (both financially and mentally).
We had an "almost break-in" a couple of yeras ago in broad daylight in a 15 party 5 storey building in the midle of a large German city and not in a badly reputed neigbourhood.
"They" were distrubed by someone coming home "out of pattern" at 10:30 am - otherwise the house is empty during day time as everyone is out working. Most likely traveling pro-gangs from Eastern Europe. Police says, if they can not make a safe entry and exit within 3-5 Minutes they try elsewhere.
I have rented out my groundfloor falt to an elderly couple with a dog - that should help for people visibly living there "around the clock". I hope for the best.

Stupid me - took a deep dive in the full manual to find P.FN (private function) which allows you to set the toggle sequence of your connection mode between off - radio - optical, but also to off - optical only. These P.FN do not reset with "clear all custom functions"

Back to full functionality

I have reset all custom functions a couple of times, so most likely I need to see a techie at Canon.
Thnaks for your help Marsu

I can not toggle to the ETTl plus radio symbol on the flash
Manual says, "select radio symbol", but it never comes up. It does so on the ST-EX3-RT (the flash coordinator

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / 600EX-RT - no radio contact available
« on: February 07, 2015, 09:19:13 AM »
Dear guys and girls,
I have a 600EX-RT for some time and just added anotherone to the gear. Now I discover that I can not find ETTL with radio (Ican find optical link, annnd I can use radion for linked shots). Is it me, or is it the machine???
Any andvice greatly apprechiated.


EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 5DS & 5DS R
« on: February 05, 2015, 06:21:29 AM »
I personally like "no radical changes" as intuitive handling is important for me

Double thumbs up for cheapness ;-))))

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Releases New Firmware: 5DIII v1.3.3 & 1DX v2.0.7
« on: January 29, 2015, 03:01:12 AM »
Reading through the specs of the update it does not ring "urgently needed" to me. With ML now available for 1.2.3 I guess I will stick with that for a while...

Sports / Re: Kayaking
« on: November 25, 2014, 07:05:09 AM »
Extremely cool stuff - both pictures and ww rides...
where is that?

Lenses / Re: Help me decide: should I buy an EF 135L
« on: November 24, 2014, 10:21:56 AM »
If anyhow possible, rent one and let life decide for you.
I own one (using it on the 5DIII) and  - as someone has said on another thread - you will only get it from my cold dead fingers.
This lens is special: razor sharp, rich colours, fast and reliable focus and it's black. It's "non whiteness" makes is so much more inconspicous.
If you can try one first, be warned though - it will be no more a purely rational decision ;-)))
Hope you get it, and hope you like it...
And upgrading to FF is always a realistic option should you find it "too long"...


Not sure, if this link works - and it is not much up to date.

Photography Technique / Re: Senior Portait Critique
« on: November 13, 2014, 03:55:21 AM »
Thank you for sharing - they all look pretty fine.
As you have asked for feedback, here you order of latest post first

1 - I would have removed the "air" under the last step at the bottom
2 - Not critically sharp on my screen, either too tightly or to widely cropped. Rather give me his full left shoulder (if available) or crop even a bit more
3- Great - if anything, I personally prefer eyelevel shots
4 - Pretty cool. Try "with feet" version and try "rectified wall"
5 - Perfect
6 - Would have cropped above waist level. The little blue jeans does not add much
7 - Something went wrong with white balance or is the greenish cast intentionally? Tree growing "out of his head" could be avoided
8 - Personally to me this is a landscape format. Use more of the railway track to visualise "the future ahead".
9 - Love the idea!! Try closer and from "little girl eyelevel" and take at least her heel into the frame. Maybe take a variant with him looking into the little girl's eyes

All in all impressive for starters!
Hope that helps

Have agreat day

And if you stay through it gives you motion sickness for free...;-)

I should post the video of it on a stunt kite..... now that was a nausea inducing unwatchable video!  :)

They are a great toy and you can have lots of fun with them. I have a friend who tried mounting one on the head of a sled dog and ended up with a video of another dog eating the camera..... be creative... go out there and do stupid things :)

Don, this is the best description for the intended use ;-)
And you can dare to explore extremely unusual visual perspectives (have you recovered the eaten GoPro?)
I still have playing kids inshallow water in mind, from a shark's perspective ;-))
And yes, the stunt kite video would be cool - how did you mount it?
Thanks for sharing

And if you stay through it gives you motion sickness for free...;-)
It is an intersting little toy to capture either memories for yourself and those close to you or to do stuff you - at least at this modest level of investment - could not do with normal gear.
You even can switch off all sound and blinking light to do really stealthy remote setups.
No one will notice when you switsch on the little thing
Only limitation is wifi reach and unfortunately the short battery life.

and the time lapse.... a drive from Goose bay down to the Labrador coast at the strait of Bell Isle...

it was about 48Mbytes of GoPro images...

That makes me remember the good old days when we'd force our guests to watch our super 8 films, and they stayed only out of politeness.

Got one just a couple of weeks ago, still on the low end of the learning curve, but great fun.
Used it on a family beach & biking holiday - low volume to pack and funny new view points to try.
Battery is dead after about 90 minutes, try not to use wifi (only for setting up the menue options) and have at least one spare. Otherwise great toy

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