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Lenses / Re: Very Stuck Filter
« on: May 31, 2013, 09:40:37 PM »
I've had success in freeing several friend's stuck filters (either due to dropping...or just stuck) by putting the lens in the freezer for a few minutes and then using the bottom of a Chaco (sandal) pressed firmly against the front to twist them off.  No damage is done to the lens.  And don't worry... a few minutes in the freezer won't cause any problems with the internals of your lens since... they're often spec'ed to work in below freezing conditions for much lengthier amounts of time.

Phil ;) :D

You're welcome! :]

I know it technically shouldn't be able to benefit...but I've tested it many times and it does.  I don't think it's that it can't benefit from a higher speed card (UDMA), it's just that it can't take advantage of the entire benefits? I've shot over 30 timelapses in the past 4 months on that camera with and without the 90MB/s cards.  Haven't had a problem with hitting the buffer at a 2 second interval except when using anything less than a 600X card.  And to test it, I've even swapped between cards for shooting the same subject matter with other variables held constant (or as close as can be considered constant).

it stinks that the Sandisk EP 16GB is $90 while the Sandisk E 32GB is $85.. but given the current sale B&H is having on Lexar 32GB 1000X CF $128 a piece.. it's worth it IMO.


Yes, you most definitely will.  I'm a timelapse photographer and my arsenal consists of a 5Dc, 5D2 w/ ML, and 1D4.  I have 3 Sandisk Extreme Pro 90MB/s 16GB CF cards and several Sandisk Extreme 60MB/s CF cards..

I find myself saving at least 2 of the 90MB/s cards for the 5Dc when I'm on a shoot because if I end up shooting at a 2 or 3 second interval on anything other than the Extreme Pros..I hit the buffer more often than not.  Of course, it depends on what I'm filming but when it catches up to the buffer.. it does it in the first 5 minutes of shooting.

I should also note that I only shoot in RAW.  If you shoot in JPEG I don't think it'd be a problem.

Hope this helps. 


Software & Accessories / Re: EOS Utility and osX 10.8 Mountain Lion
« on: July 26, 2012, 11:48:31 PM »
Works fine for me! Updated my OS the other day and haven't had any problems with EOS Utility.

Site Information / Re: In Sympathy for CR Guy
« on: July 17, 2012, 02:00:58 PM »
Praying for peace and strength for you and your family. 

EOS Bodies / 5D2 Battery Grip with Joystick
« on: May 31, 2012, 10:39:21 PM »
I'm a photographer who's always interested in creating/innovating technology to work better for the user. 

Why hasn't anyone re-engineered the BG-E6 (an after mark version) to include a joystick?

If they have... can someone please post a link?


5D MKII, 5D Classic
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM MKII; EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM; EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM;  EF 20-35mm f/2.8L

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