« on: January 14, 2015, 03:41:00 PM »
Excellent work and case study. Thanks for sharing.
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ähm, what's wrong with your 24-105 L ??
That's a Rebel based on the switches and physical size. NFC is a very "consumer friendly" feature, which also indicates Rebel. Just look at the WiFi feature of both my cameras - 6D and 70D. They don't transfer full size image over WiFi, just resized JPEGs, which is very consumerish. I use it occasionally for a quick publish to the web, but I prefer to tweak the RAW files first. NFC is made for consumers, not professionals or enthusiasts like myself.
Not sure as the picture is not great detail, but it looks to me like it might just clip, (snap fit) in once the remains of the old are completely removed. Worth asking the supplier how it fits? Just buy it and look, worst case it costs
It looks to me like that is the basic fee for a service engineer to just pick the flash up (from reading other posts here).
At the worst the flash might need to have some screws removed and bits disconnected, and some bits unclipped.
How difficult it is would seem to me to be subjective, to me I'd just get in to it, I've been in cameras, lenses, laptops, engines, gearboxes and rear axles, to me they are all just nuts and bolts jobs that start from the premise it's broke, it can't get more broke. Mine have been low value items so failure was of less financial consequence than success. I mostly succeed, but occasionally with electronic stuff I have to do it twice, or put the tools down and walk away, go back to it!
If you are not familiar with the concepts of repairing things and you fail to repair the flash you stand to loose more than you would save if you succeed, and Canon will not put your bag of bits back together for you!
Let us know which way you go.
I have the Sigma 35A and it's incredible. I've been eyeing the 50A, but man, I really want lighter, smaller primes.
Then again, maybe I should just buy a small mirrorless system as an alternative for when size/weight matter.
Chaps! I found a much better solution for this as I always shoot "back button focus". In the EOS Remote App, there is an option under settings "Show AF Button", turn that on and you get a second "shutter release" button that lets you auto focus before you shutter release.
Should we not expect any price drops on this unit at all for the foreseeable future?
The recent sale in Germany was also only half-baked on premium products like the 600rt. Obviously Canon has decided to really go for it - either people pay their price, or they have to switch to an inferior clone.
That's because if well-off customers or pros want reliability, they'll pay the price - and if people want to save money, €100 less won't matter if Yongnuo is still €150 below that. If I'm correct with this analysis, I don't expect any price drops on the 600rt - or a "little brother" 440ex-rt to appear anytime soon.
Thanks for the clarification on MathWorks' policy, wsheldon; that's really helpful to know.
So, given your stated needs, if Adobe were to come to you and ask how they could improve their policy to make you feel good about their subscription service--while still allowing them to make a reasonable profit from their labors--what would be your answer? There are obviously a number of ways to skin this cat, but I think the photo-hobbiest market has a legitimate beef with their current policy and if we can communicate that to Adobe they may be willing to listen.
I just had another thought. Though the only thing I know about MathWorks' subscription model is what has been revealed in this thread, it just occurred to me that allowing someone to continue using software that they once subscribed to has major pitfalls for the publisher. For instance, it wouldn't take long for people to figure out that they could game the system by subscribing for a single month, paying their $9.99, then canceling. They could then go on using two versions (both Ps and Lr) that they had just rented until such time that they wanted to "upgrade." They'd then resubscribe, get the newer versions, then cancel again. This tactic would cost Adobe millions.
I rate them as adequate. Biggest problem I have is the place seems to be run by children, very juvenile.
The latest problem is image view tracking. Used to be you could see all image views except yours. Now they've thrown your own views into the results and tout it as some kind of benefit. I think their intent is to move you to Google Analytics.
Still seems to be about as good as is available given the options.