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Service it and next time your friends want to rent it tell them you can't because you had it fixed up and you're going to sell it.  Offer to sell it to them at the friends adjusted rate, maybe knock off $100 from the going ebay rates.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:48:44 PM »
Did DPR get confused over the Single-point spot AF (manual selection). 
Spot AF does shift with focus point.  Spot metering does not?

EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: September 10, 2014, 11:55:56 AM »
Yeah, but this is a third-hand rumor, probably translated multiple times from the original ancient Greek!

Even back then they were waiting for a 7D II?   :o

I hear that they found rumoured specs for a 7D2 in hieroglyphics in a pyramid in Egypt.........

I heard they were found in a tablet fragment of early Sumarian Cuneiform...

Don't trust that one.  I wrote it.

Ok, I knew I shouldn't have fallen for these rumors. 
Nothing about a Canon release has ever been set in stone.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: September 09, 2014, 04:47:05 PM »
Wasn't that the reason the Egyptian empire fell?  They were busy looking to the east and waiting instead of watching to the north.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: September 09, 2014, 04:11:49 PM »
Yeah, but this is a third-hand rumor, probably translated multiple times from the original ancient Greek!

Even back then they were waiting for a 7D II?   :o


Down the page a bit is a table.  Don't think it has the new lenses, not sure if that's an issue or not.

Photography Technique / Re: Ballhead or Gimbal?
« on: September 05, 2014, 06:36:02 PM »
I use the PG-02 Pro L with a L-bracket on the body as a general purpose head.
It is a beast though.
Use the L-bracket for any lens without a foot, you can attach the body Landscape or Portrait.
Lenses with a foot you setup as a side mount gimbal.  Use the collar to rotate L or P
Can easily be used for panos, single or multi row.
Can add macro slide too.

Not the best option for some of these but workable and not so much cargo to haul around and switch.

I put my ball head on a monopod for traveling light.

I've been happy though I don't have a ST to mount on it.

Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: August 29, 2014, 01:25:50 PM »
Magic Drain Pipe, 80-200 f/2.8

Software & Accessories / Re: Problem with Canon Tripod Mount C (70-300L)
« on: August 29, 2014, 01:13:54 PM »
I don't have that lens/foot but I do have other Canon lenses with feet.
The felt (fabric?) provides a non-marring friction so the lens doesn't turn when you don't want it to.
Before you turn the lens between landscape and portrait are you loosening the knob to release the pressure?  Are you trying to maintain tension such that the lens can be turned but doesn't turn accidently?  Does the fabric get wet in use or storage (high humidity, condensation)?  Anything stuck to the lens in the track for the foot?  Maybe a scratch in the lens body that snags the fabric?

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Photos used without permission
« on: August 12, 2014, 12:18:56 PM »
Is there another concern here besides you being paid for your work?
I believe you said this was a picture of people and you do not have release forms from them.
I'm no expert but could they sue you for releasing their image to another party without their consent?

Suppose one of the people in the photograph is a politician with a stong anti-gun reputation and the organization using the image is the NRA.  The politician might not be happy with the situation. 

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Who owns the photo?
« on: August 07, 2014, 03:57:18 PM »
The one pressing the shutter button owns the photo, it is their creative property.

Canon General / Re: Should we tell them?
« on: June 25, 2014, 11:52:43 PM »
I don't offer advice unless it's clear that someone is struggling and frustrated. 
Like when my dial clicks over and all the sudden the flash is popping up all the time.  I slam it down it pops back up, again and again and again until I start cussing.  Then please point out that my dial may have accidentally turned.

I'm also more receptive to advice if asked if I'm having the problem you think I"m having.  Then give me an out, tell me a lot of your students have issues with that feature/setup.  Egos are fragile things.

Photography Technique / Re: The definition of insanity
« on: June 25, 2014, 05:03:03 PM »
Yep.  This is why Canon makes great zooms with IS.

My wife is good about it but it does get boring for her so I try to keep that in mind.  My GF when I first started photography wasn't so patient.

I did have a photographer say he had rules when he went on family vacations.  Something like sunrise and sunset +/- an hour was his time.  He decided where to go and there was no discussion/whinning.  This was his work which made the vacation possible in the first place.  If the others could take care of themselves they could choose to go along or not.  The rest of the day was family time.  Similar could be done with non-photog friends and family, just let everyone know in advance that was your expectation.

I try to do similar.  My wife has realized that it pays to be up and out by sun up and back out later in the day.  More relaxing, no crowds, less heat and almost no kids in ear shot.  Midday is for napping or driving.

Canon General / Re: Helen Oster
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:36:11 AM »
Happy Birthday Helen!
Best wishes for your "22nd" year and all the years that follow.

IMO you were hired by the pro.  Their payment to you, exactly what you asked for, experience.
You owe it to the pro to present your photos and the brides request and let them close the deal.  Then ask if you can do it again and negotiate your compensation for the next time.

Ask yourself how easy it will be for you to get a paying gig on your own.  How easy was it to get work through this pro?  I've known Wedding photogs that worked for others (with high end reputation) and themselves.  If you contacted them and asked them to do the work you got them at their price.  If you asked them about the much well known company you got the same photog but paid the much higher price.  Sometimes the high end company would call them and ask them to assist on or take over a shoot.  It's a way to get started but you have to play nice.

Just the cost of hiring a good lawyer ($300/h) or a even a bad lawyer ($100/h) is not worth it.
Not sure if they have small claims court down under but they do here and there are no lawyers.  The limit is like $10,000 and I think that would be a really good day for most wedding photogs.

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