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EOS Bodies / Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« on: July 29, 2013, 02:16:21 PM »
I feel greatly sorry for you. No matter how much you asked for it yourself it is always a sad thing you gear starts malfunctioning.

If it's okay with the OP I'dd like to ask you all for some advice in what to do in my own situation. I have a 5D Mark III which is currently in for repair by water damage. Canon has opened up the camera and found several spots where water has damaged multiple parts of the camera.. My problem however is not whether or not water has damaged my camera as canon have already sent me pictures of the internals of my camera. My problem is that this damage has happened over night where i was sleeping in a tent. The camera what functioning perfect when i went to sleep and not at all when i woke again. Therefor i suspect the camera to be damaged only by moisture and condensation, which i find to be less than satisfying.. Another thing to add is that my 5D Mark II was right next to it and it suffered no malfunctions.

I am very disappointed with this. And of course the bill that followed, which right now I'm refusing to pay...
I live in Denmark, if that is of interest for anyone. In Denmark the price for a 5D mark III is just about 4000$ and the cost of the repair is 2800$... Almost 3/4 of the price of a new one...

So if anyone can provide some help in any way i would be more than thankful also pictures like the one of the 6D's sealing would be nice to have. Thank you all in advance!

this link, posted twice already, states that the 5DIII sealing is better than the 5D II.
http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/tech/report/2012/10/
I presume there may be other tech reports on that site, which have other little tidbits.
As to your particular case, it's rather difficult to judge what has been going on. Even though one camera is dead, and the other not, maybe even small differences in location may have done it, i.e. one underneath the other, liquid going down, etc.  Also, did it rain during the night, was the tent waterproof, i.e. a little water dripping here or there exactly on the one camera, but not the other, while you were sleeping.

It didn't rain at all. And just for the sake of it, the tent was waterproof anyway. Though I get your point in regards of small differences in location might have done the trick, i still don't understand as they were just beside each other.

As to the part of the 6D pictures I wasn't looking for the 6D pictures or links for them, but rather similar pictures of the 5D mark III ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My dead 5D Mark III Story
« on: July 28, 2013, 09:52:03 AM »
Condensation is likely. Not sweat.

No one ever said 5D III is a pro level camera.. It's not even close to pro level! yeah pros use it but its built far from level of the 1D Cameras in terms of ruggedness, built quality, weather sealing, reliability.. Go 1D series!

Just FYI Canon USA has listed the 5D Mark III in their professionals section, even the 60D is listed there:
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/digital_slr_cameras

And for my own country, Denmark, the Mark III is listed in the pro section alongside 1DX and 1DC
http://www.canon.dk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/professional/index.aspx

So i bet there is a reason why someone might have slipped it upon their lips that the 5D Mark III was a pro grade camera ;-)


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My dead 5D Mark III Story
« on: July 28, 2013, 09:43:18 AM »
I have just posted my story of my dead 5D in another thread. Scary have many dead body threads there is in the top section of topics at Canon Rumors front page right now...

I have a 5D Mark III which is currently in for repair by water damage. Canon has opened up the camera and found several spots where water has damaged multiple parts of the camera.. My problem however is not whether or not water has damaged my camera as canon have already sent me pictures of the internals of my camera.
My problem is that this damage has happened over night where i was sleeping in a tent. The camera was functioning perfect when i went to sleep and not at all when i woke again. Therefor i suspect the camera to be damaged only by moisture and condensation, which i find to be less than satisfying.. Another thing to add is that my 5D Mark II was right next to it and it suffered no malfunctions.

I am very disappointed with this. And of course the bill that followed, which right now I'm refusing to pay...
I live in Denmark, if that is of interest for anyone. In Denmark the price for a 5D mark III is just about 4000$ and the cost of the repair is 2800$... Almost 3/4 of the price of a new one...

So if anyone can provide some help in any way i would be more than thankful. Thank you all in advance!

Oh boy am i disappointed with the durability of my Mark III. Its such a nice camera in every other aspect, really enjoy using it. But worse durability then my Mark II when it comes to sealing? Now I'm afraid of even bringing my camera outside if rain might come later that day...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« on: July 28, 2013, 08:53:44 AM »
I feel greatly sorry for you. No matter how much you asked for it yourself it is always a sad thing you gear starts malfunctioning.

If it's okay with the OP I'dd like to ask you all for some advice in what to do in my own situation. I have a 5D Mark III which is currently in for repair by water damage. Canon has opened up the camera and found several spots where water has damaged multiple parts of the camera.. My problem however is not whether or not water has damaged my camera as canon have already sent me pictures of the internals of my camera. My problem is that this damage has happened over night where i was sleeping in a tent. The camera what functioning perfect when i went to sleep and not at all when i woke again. Therefor i suspect the camera to be damaged only by moisture and condensation, which i find to be less than satisfying.. Another thing to add is that my 5D Mark II was right next to it and it suffered no malfunctions.

I am very disappointed with this. And of course the bill that followed, which right now I'm refusing to pay...
I live in Denmark, if that is of interest for anyone. In Denmark the price for a 5D mark III is just about 4000$ and the cost of the repair is 2800$... Almost 3/4 of the price of a new one...

So if anyone can provide some help in any way i would be more than thankful also pictures like the one of the 6D's sealing would be nice to have. Thank you all in advance!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: June 12, 2013, 05:58:05 PM »
Thought I might just hear your opinions on this quick shot i did yesterday. Find it quite pleasing myself, therefore i need your comments ;)

Haven't been doing animal shots before, what's to aim for?

(And which one do you prefer?)

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Reviews / Re: Hands-on Review: Canon EOS 6D
« on: March 12, 2013, 09:46:19 AM »
Seems as if the hyperlink is not working? At least i get this error: "Error establishing a database connection"

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Street & City / Recommendations Amsterdam
« on: October 14, 2012, 12:22:13 PM »
Hi!

Thought i might use the forum for something, which i think you guys could help me out with.

I'm going to Amsterdam[Netherlands] tomorrow, and i would like to know if any of you have any recommendations. I'm thinking of beautiful places to visit and to photograph, and not the coffee shops which i am well aware of. 

Is there any "must visit" places?


Thanks in advance!
- Jones

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Lenses / Re: 24mm F/1.4L II or 24mm-70mm F/2.8 II
« on: September 12, 2012, 08:29:53 PM »
I have, just as you, given it a thought whether or not et would be "better" to have the 24L II or the new 24-70.

For many purposes you probably would be better of with the zoom, as it is more versatile. And with todays crazy-high ISO levels, getting enough light, might not be as big of a problem.

Of course i know there is a difference between large apertures and high ISO's. But that's one of the things you'll have to decide with yourself, do you use your 24mm a lot at f 2.8 or faster?


For me there is a whole other aspect which haven't been mentioned yet.
As a street photographer, the feeling of using a prime. Getting to know it. Knowing it's exact framing without looking through the viewfinder, or at least only for a breif moment, is one of the things i enjoy most. This lets me take pictures faster then people get irritated by some random man(me) talking pictures of them. Which in some situations, means getting the shot.
Same goes for the size of the prime, which is not so aggressive and provocative, as it is often smaller.

So, which is most convenient for you?
Do you like walking around all day with one prime or are willing to have multiple lenses with you?

Last but not least, can you afford buying three primes, like a 24, 50 and 85, to replace one zoom lens like the 24-70?


I love my primes, and i will stick with them, they have something special upon them, which a like, including huge apertures  ;)

Just my 2 cents, hope it helps solving you matter.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX Cards
« on: January 22, 2012, 07:22:01 AM »
If you ask me this is probably the best card you could have.

http://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Pro-SDCFXP-128G-A91-CompactFlash-Card/dp/B004JNZJV4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1327234822&sr=8-6

Depends on your budget of course ;) It is an quiet expensive memory card.

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Canon General / Re: Canon \
« on: September 21, 2011, 04:52:47 PM »
just noticed that jessops a big uk retailer has dropped the price of the canon 5d mk2 significantly to £1549.95 today ahead of canons announcement.This retailer get all the canon gear 1st so I'm guessing they have many contacts at canon and know something i predict a 5d mk 3 tomorrow remember my post and congratulate me then lol :D

I just realized that that equals almost $2,500 US.  Thats just the regular price dude.  Actually, thats higher than the regular price.

You cant compare UK and US prices like that. Dont forget about Taxes and stuff. We have to pay more over here...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Lens Mug - Giveaway
« on: August 31, 2011, 11:27:58 AM »
2. An iPhone attachment that allows you to take pictures on your iPhone through your camera lens.


This can already be done. Search the forum to find the thread  ;)

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Lenses / Re: EF300 2.8 and 400 2.8 Mark IIs shipping?
« on: August 29, 2011, 08:14:11 AM »
It really is disspiriting to see just how much more we have to pay for the same items in rip off Britain.  The 400mm f/2.8 at $11500 in the US costs $14600 in the UK, even our stupidly high taxes don't account for that level of disparity, and when that is multiplied across the whole range of camera gear then the rip off is enormous.

I think if I needed to buy one of these lenses it would be cost effective to hop on a plane buy one & bring it back with me!

In Norway we pay 18.153 dollar

16.300 US$ in denmark, at least we aint Norway :P

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Canon General / Re: Nikon to launch D800 D4 this Month?
« on: August 02, 2011, 01:26:18 PM »
There's another rumour floating around of a Canon announcement on the 18th August (come on CR you should be telling us these!).  Maybe a DSLR or two then?

Yes they should! (Psst. where have you read this?) ;)

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Canon General / Re: Nikon to launch D800 D4 this Month?
« on: August 02, 2011, 01:02:44 PM »
Those of us waiting for announcements of the 5DIII and 1DsIV. Could sure hope so, that this Nikon announcement rumor i true. IF it is, it would probably "force" Canon to put up with some announcements as well. Which I would be very happy to see!

To me it seems most reasonable that Canon launches the 1DsIV first, but it depends on the Nikon announcements as well. Though it for me would be best to see a 5DIII first!

Like many others i'm waiting for the 5DIII

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I think it's completely bogus.  The camera pictured is a 5DII.


Actually isn't the picture of a 5d Mk I?

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