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Canon General / Re: What Canon stuff did you get for Christmas
« on: December 25, 2014, 04:58:58 PM »
Sony A7ii  :) because Canon have lost the PLOT!  :'(

Animal Kingdom / Re: Red squirrels
« on: December 18, 2014, 07:37:53 AM »
Here on the Isle of Wight we only have Reds, I know several other locations in the UK are trying to reintroduce the Red which I believe is the native squirrel to the UK. The Greys somehow got into the UK & almost totally wiped out our Reds & for a long time we on the IOW & Brown Sea Island in Poole were the only natural habitats left.
I took these a few years ago in my back garden its the only time in the 44 years that I have lived in this house that I've seen a Squirrel in my garden & it only stayed for maybe 5 minutes.  :(
They are not perfect by any means as the lens AFMA was way off. :-[

Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: November 24, 2014, 10:04:13 AM »
A couple of me taken at the 1970 IOW Pop Festival & some at The Bestival 43 years later!!

Lenses / Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« on: February 01, 2014, 01:53:18 PM »
CANON The Best, Why settle for anything less?

A IDX  :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Get a new camera every 150,000 pictures?
« on: December 14, 2013, 12:14:38 PM »
Canon suggested Shutter counts are total rubbish. I had a 1DS Mk3 that the shutter failed at 47000 actuations (canon checked). Yet canon would have us believe that the 1DS Mk3 is good for 250000 actuations, yea right!!
Yours ain’t broke so don’t fix, mine was broke so I got it fixed it. SIMPLES

Lenses / Re: Do You Take Better Pics with Primes?
« on: December 07, 2013, 01:08:13 PM »
NO! Why should they?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 15, 2013, 03:44:37 PM »
it's "Hideous"

I think we should all begin to focus on the things we do agree on so as to avoid rehashing so many of the same topics and arguments time and again:

1. The Sony sensor (D800/e) has the most DR from ISO 100-800.
2. DR levels out and advantage is gone after ISO 800.
3. 5D3 sensor does better in higher ISOs.
4. More DR is useful (and nice to have) but not always/or even often necessary.
5. Each sensor has it's own advantages AS WELL as disadvantages neither of which should be ignored when when assessing IQ or level of advancement in technology.
6. Everyone has differing needs when it comes to photography which most of us in here cannot account for.

Things to avoid since they are so clearly untrue/baseless and continue to cause unnecessary debate due to their antagonistic nature:

1. Any blanket statements such as Nikon image quality "trounces" Canon's.
2. Pre-determining whether something is completely unuseful or not before it is in people's hands.
3. Making any other inferences about how good or bad the new bodies will be since again, they are not in people's hands yet.

+1, At long last the voice of common sense.

Lenses / Re: Anyone upgraded from their 24-70L to 24-70L MKII?
« on: May 01, 2013, 07:55:53 AM »
I have & its a NO BRAINER, the Mk2 is light years better.

Does any one know what error code 9100 is & how to reset it on a canon 9500 printer. It took the paper in to the printer on the single sheet tray & started to print & then the blue on/off light flashed twice along with the orange light which flashes 10 or 12 times & then goes throughout the same sequence again. I've tried truing it off and unplugged it from the mains supply but it still does the same. The paper is locked down in the printer like its ready to print.
any ideas & help would be appreciated. THANKS

I spent hours and hours trying to get it to work consistently on my PC and my 24-70L.  Part of it was me, but I finally got it going.
There were no issues with the main AFMA portion, I was trying the extra tools like the testing of each AF point, the dust detection, the aperture test, repeatability, etc.
Eventually, I got them all run on my laptop, but my desktop did not like it.  Its getting old, and might have some issues.
I'd like to spend more time and do it more carefully, but after running the wide and telephoto AFMA tests three times with the same results, I'm happy.  First, I need to reread the manual.  The AF point test seemed to vary,  I think that I wasn't properly setup.
I will be looking at my images closely just to make sure everything is sharp.

So are you saying its difficult to set up? as I too need to check AFMA on a 24-70 Mk2 & a 70-200 f2.8 Mk 2 lens, as well as some primes.

Software & Accessories / FoCal 1.8.1 Released for Windows and Mac
« on: April 04, 2013, 03:03:32 PM »
Anyone know if this NOW works 100% OK on The Mac using Mountain Lion 10.8.3? & Snow Leopard. And more importantly is it any good? I need to set up the len's on a EOS 1Dmk4 & EOS 1DX. Any help or advice much appreciated.


United Kingdom & Ireland / Re: Hello...Anyone else from the UK?
« on: January 23, 2013, 02:18:02 PM »
Hi I'm from the Isle of Wight lived here all my life 66 years. A True CORKHEAD.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« on: October 24, 2012, 01:09:57 PM »
There is more to this blinking than is normal.  My wife's IDX performs perfectly & just blinks once when focus is achieved.
Mine however blinks constantly, less brightly & even when I don't have my finger on the shutter button.

Speed, (or others), any word back from Canon on the erratic/dimmed blinking of the focus points?  You mentioned you sent them an email,  and I am experiencing the same thing.   Also, anyone else experiencing this phenomenon?

Yes mine does that, to me whats particular annoying is that it continues to blink even when the AF-ON button is released.

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