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That makes sense! Thanks


Can anyone confirm question #1




Hi Jens.
I have no idea about the battery in the WFT powering the camera, but I doubt it as from the pictures it doesn't have the pillar that goes in the battery housing to power the camera, it seems to only connect through the terminal block on the bottom of the body. The power supply should be ok to use with the WFT grip as the cord comes out through the side of battery housing.

Cheers Graham.


I have some questions for this grip that I can't seem to find the answers for.

1) does the battery in the grip power the camera as well, and I won't need a battery in the camera?

2) if not, can the ac adapter ack-e6 be used on the camera with the grip on, so I don't have unmount the grip to change batteries every time?


Hope you guys can help

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I have some questions for this grip that I can't seem to find the answers for.

1) does the battery in the grip power the camera as well, and I won't need a battery in the camera?

2) if not, can the ac adapter ack-e6 be used on the camera with the grip on, so I don't have unmount the grip to change batteries every time?


Hope you guys can help



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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 07, 2014, 03:12:12 PM »
Love how Sigma is pushing it. Next up must be a 85mm and then maybe a 24-70 2.8?

Rumor has it that it is a  24-70 f2 in the pipeline.

That would be a rather different market to the art line up so far I'd say, they might not be small but they are small/cheap enough for the average user where as a 24-70mm f/2 would be a beast of a lens. If they do release an F/2 zoom maybe it'll follow the 18-35mm F/1.8 and have a more limited range, something like 35-70mm or 28-55mm f/2.

I don't see as much need for an 85mm Art in the short term personally as not only is Sigma's existing 85mm 1.4 an excellent lens but so are Canon and Nijkon's various 85mm's, especially the Nikon 85mm 1.8 G for the price.

My guess would be a 24mm 1.4 maybe next for Sigma, again theres a lot of room there to undercut Canon and Nikon significantly plus there own 24mm 1.8 isn't a great performer besides its closeup ability.

Some very good points!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 07, 2014, 12:28:50 PM »
Love how Sigma is pushing it. Next up must be a 85mm and then maybe a 24-70 2.8?

Rumor has it that it is a  24-70 f2 in the pipeline.

f2! That would be impressive! is this rumoured before any 85mm?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« on: April 07, 2014, 11:32:46 AM »
Love how Sigma is pushing it. Next up must be a 85mm and then maybe a 24-70 2.8?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5dmk2 - weak usb connection - options?
« on: November 30, 2013, 08:04:13 PM »


Or you could just take a pair of needle-nose pliers and squeeze the metal shield of the connector a little bit so that it will be tighter.  But before you do that, try a different USB cable.  It might be the cable connector that is stretched rather than the one in the camera.

I would agree with dgatwood. The USB socket in the camera can have the metal bent from front-back stress on the cable. (That's why I recommend a right angle cable so that the cable hangs down) I am not sure about the 5D2, but on the 60D there is a screw where you can remove the faceplate around the connectors. If you can remove the plate you should be able to pinch the bent metal of the usb connector shell back together so that there is a decent amount of friction when you insert the cable. If the plate does not remove easily, you should be able to use a jewellers screwdriver to bend the metal back.

To that, I would add the word "carefully" (which I probably should have said to begin with).

I managed to remove the faceplate, the usb connector had like a assemble point which was split, I (carefully) managed to to squeeze it back together again.(if that all makes sense?) it helped a lot though I still think it need a real repair:)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5dmk2 - weak usb connection - options?
« on: November 30, 2013, 02:14:54 PM »
@Mt Spokane Photography: great, I'm expecting to hear back from a few repair centres next week.

@docholliday: Thanks a bunch, really like you approach!


Regarding the 90deg usb cord, Is it correct that the 5d mark2 needs a "right" version?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5dmk2 - weak usb connection - options?
« on: November 29, 2013, 07:49:13 PM »
Get it fixed, and then get a long USB cord, a 15 ft one only costs a few dollars.  Secure the cord when its attached to the camera so that it doesn't pull, and it should last a long time.  I tether my cameras and have for many years with no issue, I just keep the tension off the camera end of the cable.
You are going to have to fix it sooner or later, the camera is just too valuable to not fix.  I can't estimate the cost, it may be $200 or less, if the camera is in warranty, the fix should be free.

Thanks for your input. After my incident I did invest in a LONG cord:) what do you use to keep the tension off?
If fixing is less than 200 I would definitely go with that, I'll try and contact canon next week. Now, I have never had any experience with sending things in to repair, does anyone know how long stuff like that takes?



@Sama: My limited knowledge with a setup like that have not been positive, from what I have been reading the cf adapter is not good for the signal, I also use my memory card in camera as backup, so I might need a few of them. If its not a perfect solution I don't know if its financial worth it.
Thanks

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5dmk2 - weak usb connection - options?
« on: November 29, 2013, 04:14:59 PM »
Thanks for the input guys.

Surapon: thats a very nice DIY option, I might try with elastics like that. I have tried with just gaffer to keep it connected which definatly improves it but I think your option might be better.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon 5dmk2 - weak usb connection - options?
« on: November 29, 2013, 02:41:38 PM »
Hi,

So I shoot most of my work tethered to a laptop. Unfortunately the usb connector on the camera has gotten loose, it still works fine if the camera is steady on a tripod and not moving at all. But for situations where I like to move the camera a bit around in between shots i often loose my connections.

My options as I see it is.

1) Get it repaired, does anyone know what this costs? and time. I am based on the Canadian west coast if that makes any difference.
2) Get the wifi grip, i can then tether with wifi, or its built in usb or ethernet ports, correct?. Currently watching a few on ebay to see what they go for.
3) buy used mk2 or new 6d. Will have to hold back on this purchase till end of january. my mk2 does have around 110000 clicks so it is getting old.

If you have any knowledge, advice or thoughts regarding my situation it would be much appreciated.

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EOS-M / Tethered EOS M?
« on: November 10, 2013, 04:12:24 PM »
Does anyone have experience with tethering their eos m via Capture One? they say they support it in the 7.02 version but it also says "does not support remote capture". What exactly does this mean?
I haven't upgraded to version 7 yet so haven't been able to try it out myself.

Thank you

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photoshop help with this img
« on: July 17, 2013, 07:33:41 PM »
cut out a piece of the top left wood planks and make it in to a new layer, free transform it, move it over the chair, take the opacity down, you'll have flip it(vert), rotate it and then skew it, till you get the different lines matched up. Once they match, add a layer mask and use the gradient tool to soften the edges, you can do the same with the white door frame, this one you might want to add some shadow with a dedicated curve layer as well.

This was a VERY quick edit:)

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EOS-M / Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« on: July 12, 2013, 04:02:36 PM »
Just got mine as well with the 22, love the lens, touch display and not to mention the image quality. Put up our fuji x20 for sale, wouldn't need that anymore, the canon is even smaller than the fuji.

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Had to pull the trigger, I will see how it handles, if well, I might be selling a Fuji x20 soon

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 15, 2013, 08:22:28 PM »
Looks like they are stepping the xxD series up again, hopefully they will ad in mfa as well. I was really disappointed with the 60D compared to the 50D.

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