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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 08, 2014, 07:53:27 AM »
Broken for me. I added the app to my iPad and then upgraded to LR 5.4 on my PC and started to sync a few photos via Collections and I keep getting the message:

"Sync has been turned off. This appears to be a backup catalog which may be out of date with Lightroom mobile."
To make this your sync catalog, go to: Edit > Preferences > Lightroom Mobile and click the "Delete All Data" button to start fresh.

I have done this numerous times and am getting nowhere. A tad buggy out of the blocks, me thinks!

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Technical Support / Re: Upgrade my cable?
« on: April 05, 2014, 09:25:43 AM »
USB 3.0 (or beyond) is something I am hoping Canon introduce going forward, Nikon has it in the D800 and possibly others. I shoot tethered in the studio doing product shots and it takes a long time to get the image into the computer.

I have a 5D3, USB 2 and 3 readers and I shoot mirrored to two CF SanDisk 90MB/s card and a SD SanDisk 95MB/s cards. I always take the SD card out of the camera and place it in the computer to transfer files and I just did a quick test on my computer with the internal reader with the SD card and got 78MB/s transfer speed and it took 12 sec to transfer 827MB.

Canon also crippled the SD slot on the 5D3 which limits shooting speed but that is the topic of countless existing threads on this forum.

I bought the Transcend (RDF8) USB 3.0 card reader from B+H and it is super fast and was only $14.95.

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... I don't think these documents should be released, its a dangerous game and I don't think CR has the money or the power to fight a big corporation like Canon ... but be my guest and prove me wrong.
I'm with you - it is a risky endeavour to release NDA'd or internal documents.

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It is interesting that Canon policy is to fix certain issues out of warranty (5D3 light leak, 5d mirror fix, 200 F2 IS issue with 5D3) while keeping other issues a secret...

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While I would love to see the list of documents, I would love to see CR continue to be a viable site going forward. I have not seen the documents but there may very well be disclaimers on them that prohibit their release outside of Canon and as a result Craig (CR Guy), could face the wrath of lawyers from the big red machine.

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Has anyone on this thread retired a 24-105 in favor of the 24-70 M.II and not looked back? I know the 24-70 Mk.II is amazing but I can't justify keeping both the 24-105 if I opted to pickup the 24-70. I tend to use the 24-70 for general walk-around, vacation type stuff.

Yes, I sold my 24-105 a while after getting the 24-70 II since I really wasn't using the former.  I was fortunate that I sold it shortly before the kit lens price dropped $200-300, taking the used lens price down with it.  I have no regrets.
How do you use your 24-70 (vacation, etc)? I know you have a few lenses to choose from in your kit.

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Has anyone on this thread retired a 24-105 in favor of the 24-70 M.II and not looked back? I know the 24-70 Mk.II is amazing but I can't justify keeping both the 24-105 if I opted to pickup the 24-70. I tend to use the 24-70 for general walk-around, vacation type stuff.

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Not necessary ... it is the responsibility of the person who is buying the second hand item to check it thoroughly before he buys ... like you said "it is not a nifty-fifty we are talking about here".
Nice. I hope I am never on the buying end of one of your deals. I have bought my fair share of stuff on CL and  and have always done my due diligence, I'm not saying the buyer should bypass this step but the seller should disclose this type of thing is all I'm saying. It is called integrity. Check out the buy and sell at Fred Miranda sometime and you will see what I mean, close-ups of chips and usually full disclosure of any issues the seller is aware of.

I would still like to hear from the OP if they disclosed the 'clicking', just curious...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Won't Power On
« on: March 18, 2014, 07:28:55 AM »
Just a thought, have you checked or changed the small 'button' sized battery too? The one that stores the camera settings and such...

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Waiting for a triple dip. Just like the 24-70 f/4. So I can get it for $1599. I sold my 24-70II serial 82 because of the clicking noise while zooming.
You sold a malfunctioning lens on the used market? Did you disclose it to the seller?
He said clicking noise, not "malfunctioning".
Either way, I would hope he disclosed the 'clicking' if it was not evident to the seller is all I'm saying. This is not a nifty-fifty we are talking about here...

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Waiting for a triple dip. Just like the 24-70 f/4. So I can get it for $1599. I sold my 24-70II serial 82 because of the clicking noise while zooming.
You sold a malfunctioning lens on the used market? Did you disclose it to the seller?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 17, 2014, 07:02:26 AM »
I have never used ML. If you are booting from the SD card can you still write to both the CF and SD or do you only use the CF card?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 11, 2014, 10:48:36 PM »
I am in Toronto Canada and have used B+H for about five years. Their 'price is price' shipping option using Puralator is brilliant. I have bought several thousand dollars of stuff over the years from them and it has always arrived super fast and packed really well.

I have heard that Adorama has recently introduced a ' the price is the price' service but I have no experience with it.

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Software & Accessories / Re: BlackRapid FAIL - grrrrrr
« on: March 11, 2014, 12:04:02 PM »
Unfortunate - sorry for your loss!

I have to say, in several years of using BR straps (I have a couple of them), I've never had the carabiner locking ring come loose.  I did have one camera drop incident, but that was due to an inadvertent press of the lens release with the strap attached to the lens (and that was due to an unbalanced rig with a 2x TC when connected via a FastenR-T1/RC2 plate - switching to Arca plates and a Kirk 1" clamp on the BR strap allows me to balance appropriately).

I have had a the carabiner completely separate at the hinged portion, although my camera did not drop to the ground. BR sent me a replacement carabiner no questions asked.

I too use the Kirk 1" clamp and it is very solid.

There is no doubt in my mind that the weak link in the system is the swivel joint in the BR carabiner assembly.

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I am watching this thread with great interest as I am considering getting one of the YN-600 flashes when they come out. I have been using YN stuff since 2008 and while the build quality has never been as good as OEM gear, I have generally been really happy with their product. I hope the recent issues are isolated cases and are fixed via a FW update.
 

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