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Landscape / ND Filters - Solid or Graduated
« on: August 20, 2012, 07:33:21 PM »
For those of you who shoot landscapes with a large stop difference between earth and sky (dawn and dusk); do you like to use graduated or solid ND Filters?

1D X Sample Images / 1DX Dynamic Range
« on: August 15, 2012, 04:43:27 PM »
Lightroom 4 seems to mesh very well with the 1DX and allow a great deal of dynamic range.

Lenses / How do you pack your lens hoods when traveling?
« on: August 10, 2012, 02:58:45 PM »
I travel quite a bit with my gear. I use a Thinktank Airport Security 2. I typically pack the lenses in the bag with the hoods on and reversed. This takes up so much additional room though compared to taking all of the hoods off and then nesting the hoods together and into one divider.

I am interested to see what other people do.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / AFMA Callibration - How much is too much?
« on: August 03, 2012, 04:51:36 PM »
So I am setting up the replacement 1DX i received today. On the previous 1DX, I only had to calibrate 2 lenses. the 85L needed +4 and the 24L needed +5. With the new 1DX I am at +17 on the 24L and +12 on the 85L. I needed to give the 135L +4. which required 0 on the last. I know each camera is difference but should the AF be that far off? Maybe i am just being way to picky but would hate to think that the camera took a big jolt during shipping...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1DX Replacement
« on: August 02, 2012, 09:36:57 AM »
This is one of those "what would you do?" questions.

I have a new 1DX that has showed Err 80 about 9 times. 6 the day after I got it, and 3 a few days after. It has not showed it once since. I have an open RMA with BH Photo and they are willing to exchange but they will only order the new one only when this one returns. They did say I would go to the front of the list though since it was a replacement due to defect. I have until the end of this week to send it in. They have also agreed to a return for full credit if I can buy one from somewhere else.

I am leaving town 8/11 and need it, so sending it to BH and waiting for a replacement is not going to happen. Only option I see is keeping and hoping that CPS will be good about this or finding a new one from another store, buying and then returning the one I have to BH. Who's to say that another new one wouldn't give me more issues than this one though? Does anyone even know of a reputable dealer that has a recent shipment in with 1 to spare?

So what would you do? I would have to think that there are many others here in the same position.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1DX err80
« on: July 21, 2012, 11:38:32 PM »
I shot my first 300 frames with my brand new 1DX and a new 85LII today and had err80 appear 6 times telling me to power down camera and reinsert the battery back. I am using Sandisk Extreme Pro 32gb cards.

Anybody else seeing this. Someone on POTN board seems to think its temp/humidity related. I live is S Florida...

Lenses / Canon Double Rebates
« on: July 15, 2012, 04:00:35 PM »
I am going to buy either a 60D or 7D for my wife next week and thinking about taking advantage of double rebates for quite a few lenses. What is the consensus on utilizing this double rebate right now. They are lenses I could live without...

Wondering if Christmas rebates will be better. Any thoughts.


Lenses / Owning the Canon 200-400 f/4L Vs 400 f/2.8L II
« on: July 05, 2012, 12:37:40 PM »
When the 200-400 lens becomes available I will be purchasing it or the 400 2.8 prime. The delima of which of these 2 lenses would be more effective is making me mad.

The versatility of the 200-400 with the built in ext will be excellent. To think, though, that with the 1.4X and 2X ext gives you 3 incredibly useful focal lengths is equally incredible.

Owning the 70-200 f/2.8 II and using both ext's on it often, I think that the 200 to 280mm range of the 200-400 would go unused much of the time.

I have owed the 600 f/4 300 f/2.8 and the 200 f/2. Of all of those lenses, the 300 f/2.8 was my favorite.

Has anyone else given this much thought?

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