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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D + 6D vs. 5D mark III
« on: July 17, 2013, 12:35:53 AM »
i would pick 70d and 6d over 5d3 because you can have your 6d converted to infrared and keep your 70d for normal use. 

Thanks all for the reply, i can shoot happy now knowing its normal and nothing to be worry about :)

I just purchased brand new 70-200 f2.8 is ii a few days ago and after half a day of shooting with 5d3 i feel something loose from camera or lens. I am not sure where the movement its coming from but it cannot be heard, i can only feel it (something loose) when tilting the camera or with any movement. So i did some experiments and came to conclusion that the slight movement came from between the lens mount and camera mount. when i firmly press in the lens towards the camera, no play at all.

when the lens is mounted onto camera i can hear the lock engaged and it seems firm but if you were to use a little force to move left or right you can feel little play, there is no up-down movement just left and right.  now i am a little concern because i've never own a heavy, nor have any telephoto lens prior to this one so i am not sure if this is normal for telephoto lens or the lens itself needs to be exchange? and my 17-40 and 135 f2 seems perfectly fine when mounted on my 5d mark iii. no movement at all.

does anybody here encounter the same problems with their 70-200 f2.8 is ii.

thanks for your input

Lenses / Re: 85mm 1.2L II on Haute Dogs
« on: November 02, 2012, 11:11:00 PM »
maybe the editing cause the soft look? the filters being used to achieved post process look may caused images to soften.

Lenses / Re: Thinking about a 17-40 f4L USM. Thoughts?
« on: November 02, 2012, 11:01:17 PM »
The 17-40 is a fantastic lens. Like everyone else mentioned very sharp at f8 and up. In terms of image quality i would rate it par to my 135 f2, even sometimes sharper. but i have to disagree with the build quality. and this is the main reason why I think it cost lesser than other L lenses.

my camera was attached to 17-40 on a tripod and it accidentally fell onto a rock (distance from camera fall to rock about 5 feet)  resulting in a broken camera's lcd and due to impact my lens rear mount was also broken. In my opinion, due to that impact with any solid build lens, the rear mount should not break. Unfortunately the 17-40 lens did not stand the impact. So i gave it a 5/10 for built quality. I would not judge a lens' built quality by the looks and feels, until you actually experience the impact or any unwanted damages to it.

EOS Bodies / Re: One friend want to Buy my 24-70L... but...
« on: October 24, 2012, 11:04:58 PM »
the 135 is nice for outdoor but indoor especially wedding might not be a good idea if you were to only use prime. Space is an issue with 135 for indoor. if i were you just keep the 24-70, you need flexibility.

Good to hear. My experience with the work they did at the Mumbai CCC was not good. I have sent my 100-400 lens back. Hope it gets fixed next week... The focus ring is jamming :(

Sorry to hear that rpt, hope it gets fix soon...:)

When I first bought my camera 5d mark 3, I noticed an over exposed vertical band on left side of image, so I sent it in for repair at customer service centre in Mississauga. Since it is still under warranty, they replaced the new sensor and updated the firmware. It only took 3 business days to completed the repair! I just need to only showed them my receipt.

On Thanksgiving holiday I went out for photo shoot and my camera accidentally fell onto a rock; resulting a broken lcd and some scratched marks. Due to the impact, the lens also resulting a broken rear mount. So i dropped it off for repair at same location without hesitation because I knew they would do a great job like the first time I sent it in.

The following hour, I mean literately the next hour after I dropped my camera and lens in, I received an email for an estimate of the repairs. I was like wow! so fast. That night I made the transaction online for the repairs. The next day, I checked the repair status online and found out my camera has been completed! and my lens completed the following day.  I am just beyond words how fast the service was.

That's not all, there's more great news to it. When I picked up my camera and lens, I notice the scratched marks has been fixed without any additional charges, sensor cleaned, firmware updated, rear camera lcd, top lcd, shutter released button, all covered with protected sticker. I am just overwhelmed and excited with the great services I getting at Canon Canada, the completed repair shows how the technician put a lot  meticulous care and efforts into. The overall cost of repairs is not even that expensive.

I don't work for Canon or neither CPS member, I just wanted to shout out my great experiences. If any of you hesitated to send your gear in for repair at canon due to cost or whatever it is, please don't hesitate anymore, just do it! I will certainly guaranteed you will be very satisfied. They will take great care of your gears and turn-around time for repair is lighting fast. I don't know about USA Canon, cant comment on that.


EOS Bodies / Need advices, white line across photos...5D3
« on: September 06, 2012, 11:28:17 PM »
I bought my 5d3 brand new, never brought it in for service but thinking about it... before i do,
can i get your advices to why my photos turned out the way it did?

I notice the white line across my photo on the left side going vertically, happens on all
photos on the same spot. btw, the sensor never been cleaned before.
white line appears:
- with my other lens also
- regardless of shutter speed fast or long.
- more noticable when i darken the image (adding contrast, b&w etc..)
- more noticeable when bracketed photos merged into hdr as one photo
- with and without clear mrc filter

I have provided some samples for you to diagnose the problems. each samples with "normal" photo and
with "darken" intentionally for this purpose so you can the line more clearly as to what i am trying to explain. On "normal" photo, white line still appear but  less noticeably.

if solutions can be fixed without having to bring it in for service, that would be greatly appreciated.
just don't like to wait or the fear of more problems could persist after bringing in for service due to dissembled/reassembled of parts.


Lenses / Re: Why pick 16-35 f2.8 over 17-40 f4
« on: August 24, 2012, 06:37:26 PM »
after reading the comments, i am going to stick with my beloved 17-40, thanks everyone for the input.

Lenses / Re: Why pick 16-35 f2.8 over 17-40 f4
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:50:32 PM »
Thanks pwp and bdunbar79 for the informative decision. i will use the extra cash for something else.

Lenses / Why pick 16-35 f2.8 over 17-40 f4
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:44:27 PM »
I have a 17-40 f4 on my 5d3 and i truly love this lens, little bit of corner softness but other than i love it.

I always have it on my tripod when shooting landscape, i don't shoot portrait with this lens- exclusively for landscape, i must say it is worth every penny but i have never used the 16-35 f2.8 and curious of the performance, i wanted to know in which ways it is better than the 17-40 and is it worth paying double the price?

If anyone of you used 16-35 or have both lenses that can share some of your experiences and benefits of have 16-35 over 17-40 aside from aperture because i always have it on f8-f11.

many thanks

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 23, 2012, 09:59:23 PM »
I found this great waterfalls in Hamilton. The city of hamilton has over 100 falls, the most well known falls in hamilton is the photo i taken below called albion falls with my 5d3 17-40 f/4 lens at iso 100, f11 with Lee big stopper.

Portrait / Re: My photos look so dull
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:37:18 PM »
it's definitely "post process" look you need, it's not your camera or lens. took me about 10 mins to edit your photo, i removed the blemishes, add contrast, little of saturation and using the levels to add more brightness.

Are you CPS at all?

If you are CPS, send it in.  If not, then let your budget decide.

What about  1 year manufacture warranty?

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