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Lighting / Re: 6D + 580EXII serious TTL metering problem?
« on: January 27, 2015, 10:11:06 AM »
This happened on my 7d. Turned out to be a dirty contact on the flash

Macro / Re: Menage a trois
« on: December 29, 2014, 02:48:29 PM »
daft question; but @ 6inches wide surely you could achieve this level of depth of field @ f22?

I bought a 7D three years ago, added a 5D mk III later. Since then I have not touched the 7D but kept it as backup camera. I shoot various subjects, also a lot of sports using the 70-200 2.8 II, Sigma 120-300 2.8 sports and 1.4III converter.
The 5D mk III is really awesome but every now and then I do miss the extra reach. Extra mm for full frame are really expensive and above budget.... Would it make sense to replace the 7D for the Mk II and start using the 7D mk II for sports only? Or would I be disappointed since detail and low light performance of the 5D mk III are better than then 7D mk II anyway?   

300mm f2.8 would yield 480mm f2.8 on the 7D mk II
300mm f2.8 + 1.4 converter would yield 672mm f4 on the 7D mk II

Reasons to consider upgrading the 7D: better reach and maybe AF speed (how does it compare to the 5D III anyway??). fps, although dramatically improved in the Mk II is not my main concern. Any thoughts appreciated.

So your  "Dilemma" is this;

Should you upgrade a camera you have not used in three years?

If  you can't find the answer inside the question itself go ahead and buy it. Nothing we say can cure this type of madness.


Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm
« on: September 24, 2014, 03:33:40 PM »
I have a mk ii which makes a clicking spring sound when I Zoom in and out. I only notice it indoors, when it's quiet and I'm listening for it. I wouldn't worry about it.

Other than that, a flawless performer. I've always found the colour rendition to be excellent

Lenses / Re: Input on building a prime lens kit
« on: September 08, 2014, 02:16:52 AM »
With just 3 lenses id get

24, 50, 135

24 1.4 is a fantastic prime. Will deliver images and dof you've never seen in such a wide angel
50 1.2 is a staple lens for me. Close enough to 35 and 85 to warrant not having all 3
135 2.0 just delivers beautiful images/boken

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: August 19, 2014, 05:04:50 PM »
my guess would be ironing out firmware issues

Lenses / Teleconverter crop factor conundrum
« on: August 09, 2014, 01:27:09 PM »
I'm considering buying a 1.4tc to go on my 400mm 5.6. I've often wondered, which is better in terms of IQ:

Using 400mm (no tc) on 60d?
Using 400mm on 5d3 and cropping?
Using 400mm on 5d3 with a 1.4tc?

These options all yield a similar focal length, but which would give a better overall result?


Pixel kings. Absolute bargain is can be used in ettl

Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 03, 2014, 07:45:17 AM »
I have 9 lenses all of which are calibrated perfectly (no afma require at all) across both bodies.

What method of AFMA do you use?  Out of 3 pro bodies and 11 L lenses I have never had a lens and body combo that did not require AFMA adjustment.  I have also only seen a couple of lenses from other photogs over the years that did not require any afma adjustment.  You must be the luckiest camera and lens buyer in the world to get perfectly calibrated lenses and bodies...

I use dot tune method. Plus I return any lens with any afma inconsistencies and get another copy

Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 03, 2014, 04:46:21 AM »
I knew it was a problem because images were not in focus on my 60d.

Yes, i could afma on 5d3 but I refuse to spend 1000£ on a lens that doesn't work on both my bodies. I have 9 lenses all of which are calibrated perfectly (no afma require at all) across both bodies.

Lenses / Re: advice for new lens?please
« on: August 03, 2014, 04:42:10 AM »
Sell 200l and get 70 200

At 24l


24,50 and 70 200 on hols

Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 02, 2014, 04:19:37 PM »
no, no problems... and if the correction solved it i don´t know why the hell i would send it in...  ???

sending in only the lens doesn´t help much.. it´s a camera + lens combination thing.

You can't correct for afma on 60d which makes for out of focus shots

Lenses / Re: Ditching the Primes - Advice/Opinions Needed
« on: August 02, 2014, 01:05:48 PM »
The 24 70 ii is sublime and you won't regret it.

Lenses / Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 02, 2014, 01:04:01 PM »
Bought a tamron 150 600 for my 5d3 and 60d. It has AFMA problems (-6 tele, +5 wide)

Sent it back for calibration. Came back worse (-15 tele, -5 wide).

Gave up and I'm sending it back for refund.

Anyone else had problems with this lens?

Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: July 31, 2014, 05:24:23 PM »
Rayflash adapter. 

Only realised after I bought it that I don't actually shoot portraits.

Got sucked in by media hype

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