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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Can I copy camera pics direct to a tablet?
« on: October 21, 2014, 02:26:04 PM »
Hi North Star.

Could you kindly tell me if you copied the files from a CF card or an SD card? I've been looking for a solution to the same question & the Apple Camera Kit is only compatible with SD cards. Since I don't use a SD card, the other option - lightening to USB cable supposedly (internet tells me) can't power a card reader to copy content from CF card to iPad. And I want to avoid connecting my camera directly to the iPad ( even though thats possible with the charging turned off) if I can. Is there a way around?

Thanks for you help.


I'm pretty sure you can copy from either CF or SD... The Apple camera connection kit includes TWO connectors, one is an SD reader/connector and the other is a USB connector.   Just buy(you probably already have one) a mini USB to USB cable, plug the mini USB into the camera, and the USB into the connector attached to your iPad...now you're good to go!!


Hope this helps.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Can I copy camera pics direct to a tablet?
« on: October 21, 2014, 05:13:22 AM »
I've done it many time on an iPad, not sure about galaxy.  No extra software was needed.

Sports / Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« on: October 20, 2014, 07:45:44 PM »
A few online:

lettherightlensin....absolutely fantastic shots!!   Are you a sport shooter?



I'm not planning on getting an iMac, but I hope the advent of large Retina displays means we'll see the return of the 17" MacBook Pro before mine gets too much longer in the tooth (but then, it's still running fine, and with the 960 GB SSD I put in it's quite snappy).

I'm with you Neuro, and i'm hoping that if they do come out with a 17" mbp, it will be super thin and lite like the new 1/4 inch thick iPad air 2!  8)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: October 17, 2014, 05:30:52 AM »
At the beach 0419/14

Love it!  At the beach...dog "smiling"...got a mouthful of sand..a clear blue eye.....and for a bonus, a classic name, Sam. 

Nice photo.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 II or 100 2.8L and 135 2 and 200 2.8
« on: October 17, 2014, 05:19:25 AM »

I am getting 70-200 f2.8 II for the same price as the following set 100 f2.8L, 135 f2 and 200 f2.8. I currently own a 60D and am planning to purchase the 7DII once it is available here in my country. What do you think is a better buy - the zoom or the set of primes? I love to shoot my kid (a very active toddler, her ballet recitals, outdoor sports, etc) and wildlife.

Would love to get opinion from folks here.


Get the 70-200.

IQ and AF are on par with the primes, and the versatility of the zoom will make shooting much more enjoyable.  You don't indicate that you need or want macro and the occasional benefit of 135 at f2 is very small.

If your primary target is your kid, you'll regret not having the zoom range of the 70-200.  With kids, a great photo opportunity will sometimes be available only for a moment..you don't want to spend that moment having to change lenses.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 13, 2014, 06:34:12 PM »
I like when you can see the sweat flying after a collision!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 08, 2014, 05:26:29 AM »
Tamron 150-600. Handheld and cropped

Beautiful and interesting photo! 

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 08, 2014, 05:21:33 AM »
Is it possible to unsubscribe from threads on these forums, so they don't show up in your new replies list?

I would like that option too.

What I usually do is read the replys that I want to read, and then click "mark all as read" on the others. 

One post that I got tired of seeing was the "24-70 2.8ii slick clicking sound"...though it looks like it's finally died now.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 07, 2014, 06:44:46 AM »

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 05, 2014, 07:34:34 PM »
I'll let the "cat out of the bag" since the announcement is almost here.

It's a joint venture announcement with Sony for a new Pro Level high MP camera using Sony's sensor tech

that's what I've been told by the voice in my head!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799
« on: October 05, 2014, 07:03:00 PM »
I am glad I sold mine last month just before the 7d II announcement. I fetched $5200 for it after using it for over a year. It was and still is an amazing camera, but just seemed like a lot of money tied up into one body and is damn heavy, loud and only 18MP.

Got a 5D III and waiting for my 7D II to arrive.  I think those are a better combo.

Kind regards,

jason...i agree, unless you're regularly shooting action or sports.   The 5d3 (i have one) is good, but no where near as good as a 1DX.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799
« on: October 04, 2014, 03:45:17 PM »
Received mine yesterday... I will give it a good workout tomorrow but I took a number of test shots and everything looked great...

Camera looks perfect
No warrantee card
The power cable for the charger is in "slightly" different packaging

I have received constant updates (what I would consider excellent customer service)...    Below is the last update:


I am Albert, responsible for post-sale customer satisfaction.
I see that your order has been delivered. That's great!

I want to make sure you are happy with the item you received.

Missing an item?
Received a damaged item?
Expected a different item?


Reply to this message.
Call me at the post-sale dedicated phone line:
TOLL FREE 1.888.334.6971 or 1.718.360.0920.

congrats TAW!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 04, 2014, 01:41:22 PM »
Northstar - I always enjoy your sports photos - thank you!  You inspired me to share a few from my son's recent soccer games / practices:

1dx & 300 2.8

TAW...thank you for your kinds words! 

I've got kids the about the same age playing soccer...it's fun taking their photos!

Nice shots...I like the second one best

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