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Canon General / Travel charger for Canon LP-E4N battery
« on: March 30, 2014, 04:42:13 PM »
The Canon LC-E4N battery charger that comes as standard equipment with the 1D-X is rather large and difficult to pack for long trips.  Has anyone found a smaller alternative that works safely with LP-E4N batteries?

Canon General / Re: In need of a "walk around" camera
« on: March 06, 2014, 03:13:43 PM »
I would probably like to stay at $1,500 or below for the body.

Canon General / In need of a "walk around" camera
« on: March 06, 2014, 12:38:24 PM »
My wife and I travel on a regular basis and, of course, photography is an important part of our excursions.  At this time I am using a 1D-X, which I absolutely love, but there are times when the weight, appearance and size of this camera make it impractical and/or unsafe to carry.  For those reasons I am looking for another camera or body that would be more practical to take when the 1D-X would not be appropriate.

Image quality is a major consideration.

I sure would appreciate some suggestions on what might be an acceptable addition to my travel equipment.

Canon General / Re: Winter Olympics....anyone going?
« on: January 16, 2014, 05:19:50 PM »
Got all my photo equipment but no bullet proof vest.  Guess I will stay at home. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D-X underexposure
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:07:48 PM »
Please excuse my ignorance......which menu allows this metering adjustment?

Thanks for the help.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / New owner's manual
« on: November 05, 2013, 10:01:38 PM »
There have been a number of enhancements made to the 1D-X via firmware updates since I purchased my camera.  At some point it would be nice to have an updated printed copy of the owner's manual that includes these improvements.

Is it possible to order a new and updated manual from Canon?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: July 02, 2013, 08:54:21 AM »
If you have your camera personally insured wouldn't that policy cover your equipment if it is returned by common carrier to an authorized service facility?  My policy does extend such coverage so I never purchase extra insurance from the carrier.  I am just careful to keep all documentation and receipts so I could prove loss if something were to occur.

I realize all insurance is different but this is something you might want to investigate.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: July 01, 2013, 04:07:06 PM »
Just received and printed the shipping label from Canon to return my 1D-X for the product advisory service.  I was a bit disappointed to see that the label was for UPS ground service.  I had really expected Canon would at least have opted for UPS Second Day Air since these cameras are used by many owners to earn a living.

Hope the serviced camera is returned by a quicker service.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Insurance for your camera gears...
« on: June 10, 2013, 05:12:28 PM »
I have all of my equipment insured under my homeowner's policy.  Give your agent a call and I am sure he/she will be happy to provide a quote.  I really don't remember how much the premium was per $100 of coverage but I do remember thinking it was reasonable.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Confusion about Macro Photography
« on: April 16, 2013, 11:08:16 AM »
As I remember, the terms macro and micro photography go back to the days of film cameras.  If the close up photographed image of a subject was, on film, the same size as, or smaller than the actual image itself, then it was called macro photography.  In other words, if you took a close up image of an ant and the image size on film was the same size as the ant or smaller than the ant then it was referred to as macro photography.

If, on the other hand,  you took a close up picture of a grain of sand and the lens in use rendered an image size on film that was larger than the actual subject, then it was called micro photography.

Do I remember this correctly?  Don't know how these terms might relate to macro and micro economics.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX Does not wake up
« on: April 01, 2013, 11:22:56 PM »
When your 1DX does not wake up, is the vertical grip on/off switch in the "on" position?  Just wondering because sometime when I have the vertical grip switch "on" my 1DX will do strange things such as the main dial quits working.  I turn the vertical grip switch off and the main dial begins to work just fine.  Turn the vertical grip switch back "on" and main dial still works.  This just occurs occasionally. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice for Vacation to Belize
« on: February 08, 2013, 04:40:36 PM »
It is easy to schedule and insure your equipment under your homeowner's policy.  Just call your agent.  When equipment is scheduled you usually have coverage for just about any loss.  I'm sure your agent will be happy to explain the exact coverage.  (My agent told me that I was covered even if I were to accidentally drop my equipment over the side of our cruise ship.)  Coverage under your homeowner's policy is usually reasonable.  Also, after you get back home if you think you no longer need the coverage you can always cancel.

Belize is a beautiful place but, as you can imagine, ranges from plush, exotic resorts to rural areas of profound poverty.  When I was there, no one in our group had any problems with crime but as always remain alert and careful.

Have a great trip.  The Mayan ruins are worth the trip.

When I need a battery pack I use a Pixel TD-381 which I purchased from Amazon.  Had no problems.  Probably not as sturdy as the Canon CP-E4 but about $100 cheaper.

If you are having trouble moving Lightroom 3 to a new computer you might try going over to the Adobe Lightroom forum and ask for help.  Many of the posters know their stuff and enjoy helping others.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1 Now Available
« on: October 17, 2012, 10:38:53 PM »
I think I remember several months ago Canon saying when this fix was released that it would not make everyone happy.  True statement however I believe it is better than nothing.  The flashing will take some getting use to.

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