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Any reason why you would not tell us? I am a member of this forum under the impression that you tell us all you know.


Probably because there is money involved.

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I'm sorry, but if it is dishonest of Canon not to advise people of the faults, it is even more dishonest of this site not to release the info.

I understand this site is here as a business, and to make money, but to play the game of "Should I tell you what I know" sounds like you are waiting for a payoff not to release the info.  Whether it is money, equipment, or a sudden better relationship with the company, it looks like you want a hand out. 

Regarding the legalities, if you had released the information and clearly stated you had been sent it and were passing it along WITHOUT verifying it as fact or not, and listed it as possible rumor, it would have been fine. 

To say I'm disappointed in this site is an understatement, and I would guess the person who sent the info is as well.   Canonrumors just lost a lot of credibility. 

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Lighting / Re: Phottix Odins, monolights, and HSS
« on: March 27, 2013, 06:25:32 PM »

really? mine work fine on
5Dmk2
5Dmk3
1Dmk3
EOS-M and
600D

i havent tried them with my elan 7 yet but i would assume they work with that too

Congratulations, I'm glad they work for you with your cameras.  They don't work with the 1Dx. 

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Did it ever work out?

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Lighting / Re: Phottix Odins, monolights, and HSS
« on: March 25, 2013, 12:58:33 PM »

That blows. I assume the 5D3 is one of those Canon bodies :( I'll try the "manual hack" method to see if I can get the Bees to sync up.

I'm not sure about the 5D3, but the 1Dx certainly doesn't work with the Phottix.  Since they both came out around the same time with similar design features, I would guess its possible.  If that is what you are using that would seem to confirm it.

Phottix keeps hinting that they are coming out with new features for everyone with their next firmware update, but as I've told them, just get the current body Canon cameras to work.  Add extra features later AFTER your lineup is functional. 

I would really like to see this system work, but so far it is nothing but money ill spent.

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Lighting / Re: Phottix Odins, monolights, and HSS
« on: March 25, 2013, 03:32:15 AM »
Maybe I'm on crack, but I thought people have successfully used the Odins to high-speed sync monolights? I tried HSS with the Alien Bees today but no workie :( Am I doing something wrong?

The way I understand it, in HSS mode the Odins are supposed to trigger the monolights to fire right before the shutter opens. All I got was a black exposure.

The Phottix don't work with certain Canon cameras, but of course they don't tell you that when you buy them. 

In general, I have been highly underwhelmed with the Phottix Odins.  I picked up four last year, and have been sitting on them for the past 6 months waiting for Phottix to try and get their act together. 

The units eat batteries, and won't synch at higher speeds.  I'm not sure I would call them a total, utter, and absolute failure, but I can say that it was money wasted for me.  The company talk of "upgrades" to the system seem to be nothing more than a PR move to ride out a defective product. 

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Reviews / Re: Review - EF 24 f/1.4L II
« on: March 24, 2013, 01:48:08 AM »
I love my 24LII. I prefer it over the 35L.

That single picture said more to me than the actual review, thank you. 

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Lexar CF cards FAIL - Sandisk?
« on: March 14, 2013, 08:26:03 PM »
Sorry if this sounds cynical, but has anyone verified if this is a valid Lexar number?

You mean getting crazy like doing a cut and paste into google, and finding it as the primary number for Lexar support as listed on their webpage? 

http://www.lexar.com/support

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Canon General / Re: Canon 1D X on the Street
« on: February 12, 2013, 12:38:45 AM »
People who are afraid of taking their camera to new places are the ones that are less travelled or those who have had an unfortunate incident.

Or the ones that don't want to get robbed.....

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Canon General / Re: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
« on: February 12, 2013, 12:36:46 AM »
So.. Anyone use CPS? Been thinking about it as I have a few longer tele's I like to get cleaned at least once per year + 2 bodies. I am mostly Interested in the gold tier as for $100 a year it offers lots of things I find useful. Anyone else use this service and can comment on the good/bad/ugly with it?


I use it, same level, and it is just cheap insurance for me.  I haven't had to use it much, but on the infrequent repairs (24-105L) and 1D3 & 1ds3 "box fixes", they were very quick and very helpful.  I should probably use their cleanings a bit more often and have the bodies checked over, but I typically just do sensor cleans myself. 

Maybe one of these days I'll borrow a body or something, but I just don't have that much need for that side of it. 

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Canon General / Re: Physical Ailments From Heavy Gear
« on: February 12, 2013, 12:27:02 AM »
I'm a long time street photographer and I typically shoot for 4 or 5 hours or more at a time.

Meaning you like to wander around on foot and take pictures, or meaning something different?

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Canon General / Re: What's your definition of "Pro"?
« on: February 12, 2013, 12:21:45 AM »
If you think this is bad, watch the fire fighters go back and forth at it.  "Volunteers" versus "Professionals"...

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I used a 1Ds3 for years, and still have it as a backup.  It has always been a stellar performer for me, and its low iso offers some of the nicest files I've seen. It sounds like you know its limitations already, it is not the highest of iso kings, and its buffer fills quick with its 5 fps if you are shooting RAW, but it really does allow for great captures, as well as everything else that goes along with the 1D family. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Times running out 5D Mk3 or 1DX
« on: February 01, 2013, 10:55:18 PM »
There is no doubt the 1Dx is a better camera, but that doesn't mean you need it for what you do, and the 5D3 is a very capable camera as well.  The 1D series hold their place at the top of the Canon food chain for a reason though...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark III (Upgrade from Mark II N)
« on: February 01, 2013, 10:53:23 PM »
The 1D3 is a fantastic camera, and even though it has been replaced a few times in the lineup, it offers very good performance.  I own one, and the only reason I'm going to be selling it is because I need to pick up a gen 2 70-200is and I own some newer 1D cameras.  I never had any notable problems before it went in for service, and when I got it back, it was even better. 

I think you will be very, very happy.

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