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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon 5D mk2 Firmware
« on: February 17, 2015, 04:28:27 AM »

A quick Q, please excuse my naivete on this one...

... my 5D mk2 has Firmware 1.1.0, checking the Canon website there is a current version of 2.1.2

Do I update? Can I just jump from 1.1.0 to 2.1.2? How to I actually do the update? (Download onto CF and install from there?).

Please excuse my ignorance and blindness on this one, I can't believe that I've never bothered with a Firmware update before!

Thanks in advance!

Lenses / Sigma 35mm 1.4 - Great on 5dmk2 but not 6D - Normal?
« on: January 22, 2015, 07:48:22 AM »

I got the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 last week, tested it on my 6D... hmmm, really front focuses, using micro adjustment has more or less sorted it out. But, when I tried it on my 5Dmk2... spot on! No micro adjustment needed!

Is this normal? Can a lens front focus on one camera body but not on another?

Just curious if this has happened to anyone else?


Business of Photography/Videography / It's all gone a bit dry...
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:13:33 PM »

For a while after and during summer I had plenty of enquiries for weddings in 2015 and 2016. But now everything seems to be 'dry', I know that the (main) wedding season has finished (more or less).
I'm getting no emails, no calls, no responses to my follow-ups... is it just me?? (I'm in the UK btw).

I'm wondering if it's my site:

People are visiting my site but that's it, a visit.

Anybody else?

Thanks in advance


Canon General / Canon branded T-shirts?
« on: May 01, 2014, 01:45:42 AM »

Does anyone know where I could purchase Canon branded T-shirts in the UK? (Or Europe).



Lenses / Change Canon 17-40mm f4 L for Sigma 35mm f1.4??
« on: December 26, 2013, 02:34:31 AM »

Here's the situation: I shot a mix of things, weddings (and portraits), documentary and street.
I currently have a 17-40L that I use 'sometimes' but rarely, I love my primes - 40mm, 50mm and 85mm and when at weddings I hardly ever have the 70-200mm off one of my bodies (I shoot FF btw).
Seeing as I love the primes that I have and rarely use the 17-40, I've got the chance to get the Sigma 35mm f1.4. I know it's close the the 40mm but as much as that's a great lens it's only 2.8 (wedding venues can get dark, even 2.8 is too slow sometimes!!!!).

Basically, shall it change the 17-40 for the 35mm?

Thanks for the input

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D for a 1DS mk2 ??
« on: October 30, 2012, 03:39:35 PM »
I have a 5 D 'classic' that I use as a second body (to a 5D mk2). I have the chance to basically swap the 5D 'classic' for a 1DS mk2.

Should I do it?


Anyone got some good pros and cons ?

Thanks for your time


Third Party Manufacturers / New Sigma Lenses - Shipping Availability
« on: October 24, 2012, 08:11:50 AM »

I keep searching and searching but I cannot find the answer! Does anyone know (or have a guess) when the new Sigma lenses will be available (in the UK)? It's the 35mm that I'm interested in more than anything.



EOS Bodies / 7D Firmware?
« on: August 01, 2012, 02:30:08 AM »

Back in June a 7D firmware was declared to be in the pipeline with an August release:

Well, it's August.

Anyone heard anything else?


Lenses / Lenses - All Change!
« on: July 28, 2012, 03:05:43 AM »

Current lens line up -
17-40mm L f/4,
40mm f/2.8,
50mm f/1.4,
85mm f/1.8,
70-200 L f/2.8

Bodies - 5D & 7D

I'm really not liking the 85mm f/1.8 - I find it too unpredictable and unreliable (especially on the 7D as a 135mm equiv.) I'd love to get the 135mm f/2 L.

Here's the plan : Sell 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.8 and buy 135mm f/2 L.
(The 40mm pancake is brilliant and the IQ is better than the 50mm in my opinion.)

Lenses would then be -

I shoot weddings, portraits etc.

I'd appreciate people's thoughts.



Lenses / 40mm Pancake Killed the 50mm??
« on: July 16, 2012, 07:14:41 AM »

I've had my 40mm f2.8 STM Pancake for a few weeks now. It's barely left my camera. I love it.

I'm seriously wondering if I'll ever use my 50mm f1.4 again - ?

OK, the 50mm is faster but I reckon the IQ from the 40mm is better. Plus, there's something about the 40mm that just 'works' for me.

Basically I wondering what other 40mm users think?

(I'm also thinking about selling my 50mm to fund the 135mm L, so I need a bit of convincing please!).

Any thoughts?



Lenses / 40mm f2.8 STM - Lens Hood?
« on: June 25, 2012, 03:55:23 AM »

There is mention of a ES-52 hood for the new 40mm pancake - nothing fits that description here in the UK.

Would a third party (or even a Canon) 52mm filter thread hood fit the bill?



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