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Technical Support / Re: What kind of photo printer do you use?
« on: December 21, 2014, 09:00:19 PM »
Hi privatebydesign.
I take it that is B.O.A.T. as in Bust Out Another Thousand. Or a big hole in the water you throw money in to!  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

it is more like a boat, it has to be used as the time and money needed to keep it maintained will kill any enjoyment it might bring.

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Canon General / Re: How does one close/delete one's account ?
« on: December 21, 2014, 06:49:16 AM »
Hi PropeNonComposMentis.
Sorry you are leaving, I found your help valuable and accurate.
Take care, Happy Holidays.

Cheers, Graham.

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Hi Folks.
What do you folks reckon on the likelyhood of older cameras gradually being integrated in to version 4? I'm hoping that they will slowly work back to encompass all the models so that those of us using two bodies can use just one workflow, but I shan't be holding my breath whilst I wait! :o ;D
It is great that they have added this last group but it would nice if they keep going back.

Cheers, Graham.

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Technical Support / Re: Question about 50D known issues or recalls.
« on: December 19, 2014, 09:29:16 PM »
Hi wsheldon.
I really hope you are right, and from my experience with the 40D (apart from a very early shutter failure) you should be, after he got burned with the faulty 450D this will be a much better body more easily controlled body.

Cheers, Graham.

I bought a 50D used about 4 years ago and it's been a workhorse. At the current selling price it's a solid bargain and should server your friend well.

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Technical Support / Re: Question about 50D known issues or recalls.
« on: December 18, 2014, 09:06:09 PM »
Hi Mt Spokane.
Thanks for that, I will go through those things with him next time I see him. He popped by earlier but I hadn't read your reply, the camera looks really clean and straight but I didn't have time to get too engrossed in cameras!  ???
I appreciate you guys taking the time to reply in depth.

Cheers, Graham.

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Technical Support / Re: 5D2 - Tethering
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:58:03 PM »
Hi JennyGW.
Do you have the rotation in the camera menu set to camera and computer? If so there is a caution box on the bottom of page 164 that may help, though I would have thought DPP should play nice.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi all,

It works just fine except the images are not auto-rotated.  The rotation works fine on the camera LCD, but not in Bridge (or DPP).  I have the rotation option selected in the EOS Utility.

Is there something I am doing wrong, or is this a problem with the camera/software?  I've spoken to another user with the same problem.

Thanks,
Jenny

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Hi Tsuru.
Does using your phone as a mirror with info lock or a magnifying glass really count as taking a picture? Surely a picture is something you agonise over composition, exposure etc then save to your PC maybe even print, not look at once, exclaim ahh it's an RJ 11 not RJ 45  or ahh it says have you read the small print and delete?
To me images used like that are a tool not a picture, and I would not count that as using a phone instead of a DSLR.
Just a thought or two.

Cheers, Graham.

The only time I find myself using my smartphone for pictures is when an SLR or point-and-shoot will not physically fit. The number of times my smartphone has saved my back because I need to find out something about a data/voice jack that is hidden behind a desk or cabinet is becoming considerable. Other than that, if I want/need to take a picture I'm grabbing an SLR.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I'm getting impatient for the new 5D 4.
« on: December 18, 2014, 09:48:52 AM »
Hi JC.
I'm having trouble getting to grips with your two contradictory statements, as in you haven't felt the need to upgrade your decade old P&S until now, but feel that you will outgrow a far more complex and capable DSLR in a year or so?
Any one of the cameras you have compared should provide you a lifetime of fantastic images based on how long it took to outgrow a G6! As others have said, waiting is a long wait for the next greatest thing since bread came sliced!
Others may prove me wrong here, but it seems that the incremental improvements between versions are getting smaller, perhaps with the exception of the 7DII.

Good luck choosing.

Cheers, Graham.


I am new here and have only a Powershot G6 which is a decade old now...

I have no DSLR and yet I do not want to spend on a body like the 700D, 70D, 7D, 6D etc etc to get started, I just don't want to spend 500-1k on a camera I will want to upgrade from in a years time,

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Technical Support / Re: Question about 50D known issues or recalls.
« on: December 18, 2014, 03:45:44 AM »
Hi DominoDude.
Thanks, that was pretty much what I thought. I have the 40D, it has had a hickup, the shutter failed real early, but was replaced under warranty. Looking on eBay there seem to be plenty the same, with quite low actuations.
Hoping they sorted that out before they launched the 50D.

Cheers, Graham.

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Technical Support / Question about 50D known issues or recalls.
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:25:29 PM »
Hi Folks.
A friend of mind has just picked up a 50D, it has a short warranty and about 8500 shutter actuations, any known issues with this body, recalls etc. He would like to know what to look for before the warranty runs out.
On the subject of recalls, do Canon cover older models, out of production and warranty, will they cover a recall on second hand gear or only for the original owner? 

Cheers, Graham..

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Vertical curtain velocity
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:13:41 PM »
Hi Milan.
To answer your first question, it looks like you understand the operation, yes the width of the slot is the equivalent of the shutter exposing the whole sensor for e.g. 1/8000th of a second. As Neuro has explained the longest fully open I'll leave it there. As for how fast, others already gave the numbers for that.

Cheers, Graham.

I was thinkig about real velocity of shutter curtain. I guess that vertial curtain velocity does not change and changes just timing of second curtain release. It means that slot between curtains travels at constant speed, but width of slot depends on shutter speed set up. The amount of light reaching the sensor is the same as shutter would have been fully opened for a very short time, e. g. 1/8000 s. Are my thoughts correct? If yes, how fast the curtain could travel?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Question about our new 7D please
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:01:42 PM »
Hi Neuro.
Thanks for clearing that up, I had a quick google about restricted tech, never really thought of in camera GPS as high tech military equipment! 

Cheers, Graham.

If there's a (G) version, there's also an (N) version for sale in markets where GPS is prohibited.

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Hi dolina.
I have several DSLR to choose from, I have a 20D 17-85mm Nissin flash combo that is almost always with me, it gets bounced around in my van and car and used to document work. The other day I had a days impromptu photo walkabout. I took my van in for new tyres at 10:30 and the electric supply got cut with my van raised on the lift, what you going to do? I grabbed the camera and went on a walk along the disused railway line, up to the river, out for lunch, finally got my van back at 17:30!
Got some niceish pics that I wouldn't have got with a phone. Got to PP them then post a couple to the site.
I do not like using a phone, don't seem to get on with holding at arms length, and you don't half feel silly when you put it up to your eye! ::) :-[

Cheers, Graham.

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Technical Support / Re: 5Dmk3 grip rubber coming loose
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:59:33 PM »
Hi Folks.
I had this problem with my 7D, the rubber under the shutter button became detached. I cut a strip of double sided tape about 1/16 to 3/32 inch wide (1.6 to 2.3) mm wide, similar to the original tape, roll down the rubber a bit, pick out the old tape, place new tape with the end of a cocktail stick and carefully fold the rubber back up. I found that after rolling the rubber down it was slightly stretched, requiring careful alignment to prevent the tape from being under tension if or when the rubber returned to shape. Essentially you are trying to remove the bagginess as you go.
I think if it hadn't been for me checking if the edge was stuck down it would have lasted a lot longer! ;D It was fixed for months, but I kept worrying at the edge with my shutter finger until it was loose again! ::)

Cheers, Graham.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.6 Released
« on: December 16, 2014, 09:50:56 AM »
Hi wsheldon.
It would seem you already know how to backup your AFMA data! ;D
I think FoCal might do it if you use FoCal. It will back up the settings at the beginning of a test and restore afterwards, if accidentally disconnected (think battery goes flat) it will ask if you wish to restore next time it detects that camera is connected. Whether this would work across a firmware upgrade I don't know.
Why not just re familiarise yourself with all the lenses you own and see how lucky you are to have so many lenses that it will take so long to do!  ;D ;D Don't forget the extender combinations too.

Cheers, Graham.

Is there a way to back up and restore AF micro-adjust settings? I'm tempted to apply this update for the rare occasions I try AF tracking, but don't want to have to re-do all my AFMA settings, which are by-lens right now (I'm on 1.1.3). Of course I could mount all my lenses and write down the settings, but I'm lazy :)

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