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Technical Support / Re: Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II Tilt Knob Replacement
« on: October 19, 2014, 01:33:11 AM »
John,

Stop using it, don't attach it to your camera.

I believe the shaft has fallen inside the lens and is causing more damage. I just took the knob off my 17 TS-E, and I am pretty sure they are the same. The shaft has a gudgeon pin type arrangement, if you take that out the shaft drops down into the lens, which means you probaby only need the knob, washers and screw from the outside, the rest should be on the inside.

Here is a close up of mine.

Thanks for the post, Private.

Unfortunately, it is too late for me to not mount and shoot. lol.

Since I'm having issues with the Err 01 and stopping the aperture down, I'm probably going to just send it in to get everything squared away.

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II Tilt Knob Replacement
« on: October 19, 2014, 01:29:28 AM »
Clean the contacts anyway, just in case.  But unfortunately I suspect it will need to go to Canon.

Cleaned them pretty thoroughly several times already in hopes that a miracle would happen. lol.

I feared that that would have to be the case. Bad luck with this thing this week.

What's odd is that the aperture is still working i.e. when I stop down in live view, the exposure and dof are still changing. It just won't let me take the shot and gives me err 01 instead. Been trying to convince myself that I could just use it wide open all the time until I get sick of it. lol.

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II Tilt Knob Replacement
« on: October 18, 2014, 08:07:23 PM »
So another problem that just started today with the 24. I'm no longer able to shoot anything but wide open. When I go to anything but 3.5, I'm now getting "Err 01" code and unable to take a shot. Listed as a communication error. Definitely not an issue with the contacts since it still operates and communicates wide open. Really odd. Haven't been able to find anything on the web about it. Help, anyone?

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II Tilt Knob Replacement
« on: October 17, 2014, 09:33:08 PM »
Thanks, Surapon. Looking forward to what their response is.

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II Tilt Knob Replacement
« on: October 17, 2014, 06:23:41 PM »
John,

Can you post a picture? Has the shaft gone or just the external knob?

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II Tilt Knob Replacement
« on: October 17, 2014, 05:27:13 PM »
@StudentOfLight - Never knew about the issue until I lost it and started researching. lol.

Seems like a significant enough issue that Canon should have just offered a fix. Better luck next time I guess.

Thinking I might just take the shift knob off also so that it matches. lol. I honestly don't mind freehanding both functions so long as the lock still works. It's generally how I like to operate it anyway. Just OCD when it comes to things that are either messed up or not exactly as they were meant to be.

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Lenses / Re: Selling my Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II
« on: October 17, 2014, 04:06:40 PM »
My plan was to sell the 70-200mm f2.8 IS II, after 200mm f2 IS arrived. Posted it on ebay last night, however, I ended my auction today. Just couldn’t do it guys.

Dam you L lenses

I was on the verge of making a similar move over the past few days. There were a couple of 200/2 lenses posted on eBay for roughly 4100ish. My plan was to dump the 70-200 and 85. Already dumping the 100 and 135 this weekend. But in the end, I came to my senses and realized that the 200/2 will be too restricting if I get it and dump the rest. Had to pass. LOL. Please let me know your experiences with the 200 once you get some time with it.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 II or 100 2.8L and 135 2 and 200 2.8
« on: October 17, 2014, 04:03:14 PM »
I've had the 70-200ii, 135, and 100 together in my kit for a while now. While I cannot speak for the 200/2.8, my assumption is that it is not discernible IQ-wise from the zoom.

I'd say unless you need macro or there is something specific you need f2 at 135 for, absolutely go with the zoom.

If it were me and I had enough funds to get all three of those primes, I would go with the zoom plus a faster prime like the 85/1.8 which would put you at about the equivalent amount of money. OR, if you aren't just looking for tele-supertele range, I say the zoom plus the 35/2 IS would be a great rounding out if you are going to be picking up the 7d2.

Honestly, those primes are all great. But the 70-200 is basically on the same level with regard to IQ. Lots of space saving in the bag even if the one zoom is big since it will be replacing three.

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II Tilt Knob Replacement
« on: October 17, 2014, 03:57:21 PM »
Thanks for the reply, Surapon. I've actually spoken with Canon at that number several times in the past few days to get various prices on just getting the parts. Looks like it could range anywhere from 50-350 (350 for full replacement of tilt unit) which totally sucks. Apparently there are a lot of pieces just on the exterior before we even get to the nuts and bolts inside.

In a nutshell, it looks like I am SOL for now. Guess I'll be freehanding it for tilt from here on out. LOL.

The other thing I've debated over is whether or not to try to remove the knob assembly from the shift control and switch it over as I most often use the tilt function by itself.

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Technical Support / Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II Tilt Knob Replacement
« on: October 16, 2014, 01:07:31 PM »
Just wanted to know if anyone else in the forum had lost the tilt knob from their 24 tse II.

Mine just mysteriously disappeared one day and I would like to know how to replace it.

Already contacted Canon and was told the knob + all the other parts (washers, screws, etc) + ground shipping would be about $52 USD.

I would like to know if anyone else has made this repair on their own. If so, could you give me a brief tutorial on things I should watch out for or pay special attention to?

I would also like to know if anyone has found an alternative fix?

Thank you all in advance.

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Improved dynamic range would be great. Improved shadow noise would be great.

Questions that still remain for me regarding advocates of DR and shadow noise improvement....does it consistently make your photos better? Will you be able to accomplish a whole lot more if those two areas are improved a little bit? Have you actually handled files from the Sony 36.3 MP sensor?

As I have stated previously, I have done the Sony experiment for several months. Taken as a whole, there is no real noticeable improvement in my photos on average. There may be several shots here and there that I appreciated the improved malleability of in post. But generally speaking, I didn't notice anything about the end products that led me to say to myself, "man, I love having this sensor because it makes my photos noticeably better all the time."

The truth of the matter is, I hardly ever noticed it. What I did notice though was that I hated the OOC colors when using AWB the most out of every camera that I own currently. I also noticed that I could zoom in a little further to look at things that no one ever looks at in my photos.

The few times I enjoyed having it:
-long exposure night time shooting
-poorly exposed captures

In essence, what resolved the issue for me was actually putting my money where my mouth was and just picking up the rig to use for an extended period. Others that are curious about it but have not handled it should go and do so for themselves. Most of the debating about theoretical improvements or lack thereof should cease.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 12:42:24 PM »
I can't speak for everyone, but I personally feel that if another company like Sony could produce a whole system that worked for me with a better sensor, I would truly consider making the switch. But the fact of the matter is, no one has produced such a system.

Sure, there are companies that are innovating and doing one or SOME things better than Canon i.e. sensor tech, IBIS, EVF features, apps, etc, but what do they lack in a significant number of other ways?

When one questions when or why Canon hasn't brought their sensors up to speed, they should also be questioning why companies like Sony, Olympus, Fuji, Pentax, etc have not gotten ABCD facets of their ecosystem up to speed. Since, if they were up to speed in all departments, many shooters like myself would have already completely jumped ship.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 12:24:33 PM »
90% to 95% of DSLR purchasers never buy another lens. That's an awful lot of DSLR owners that own a body plus kit lens and that's an awful lot of DSLR owners that will see no benefit from Canon's huge lineup/system and an awful lot of photographers that will probably do just as fine with a Sony as a Canon.

You and I, we're already in the minority of photographers.

You are correct. They never buy another lens. Which still leaves one remaining factor that cannot be compensated for by Sony at the moment, AF. Virtually every DSLR that Canon makes currently will have faster and more reliable AF than any mirrorless offering from Sony right now.

Sure, those people COULD do just fine with a Sony. But things could still be much easier with a DSLR from Canon or any of the other major brands for that matter.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 11:27:17 AM »
The option list can go from NYC to SFC for all I care.

If I need to do prints at ~3' in size at 300dpi with out of camera images then there is nothing that Canon currently offers that will do that for me, irrespective of the lens. If I need clean shadows then there is nothing that from Canon that I can currently buy to give me that. And so on.

All the options in the world are meaningless to me if the system doesn't offer me the options that *I* need and what I need is better IQ, not a dozen super expensive and heavy lenses that I'll never own or use.

Conversely, the ability to capture the shots is just as integral to the process. I would imagine that for a very finite (miniscule) niche of photogs shooting very specific niche things, using Sony would be perfect and without issue. But for the rest of the real world (and majority of photographers), it is much more laborious and/or impossible to accomplish certain types of photography with a Sony a7xxx rig.

Not saying Sony won't get "there" at some point. I am hoping they do as I am more than willing to invest into a complete system with them as I have already attempted to do with the a7r/lens. Only problem is, they are not "there" now and won't be in the immediate future.

As it stands, I have way too many varying photographic needs and the Sony rig either makes it hard or impossible for me to cover most of those things.

And if you are one of the lucky few that is able to accomplish everything they need to with consistency and ease with a Sony a7xxx rig, then more power to ya. Also not sure why you would still be on this forum complaining since you should probably be on sonyalpharumors talking about your new Sony gear at this point.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 10:54:36 AM »
Sony A7R with Canon lens adapter.

LOL. Try that out and let us know how it goes.

I did for the past couple of months and the Sony is now gone.

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