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Does anybody has any idea why these strange sound appear? Is there any new algorithm of IS drive implemented? I thought lenses have their own processors taking care for optimal IS operating. If camera itself has such an influence on IS operation then it can occur, that IS effectiveness depends on what camera lenses are mounted on. That's something new for me.
I can't speak to the algorithm but keep in mind that this issue is only happening at with AI Servo where there is constant or near constant communication between the body and the lens. When you press the shutter (or AF-ON) on a body it sends the signal to start IS and obtain focus, in my experience it shuts off in five or six seconds with no shutter release or if your finger is removed from the shutter. With AI Servo that is constant so that communication way different, it verges on chatter so any tweak to the algorithm could make a particular lens design totally wonky.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III & Lens Combination Issues?
« on: March 29, 2012, 05:45:49 PM »
I experienced this today in AI Servo mode with my 70-200 f4L IS.
Yikes - I have this lens and the 5D3 - I will try it later when I get home. I have tried a couple of shots with it but not in AI Servo mode.

I just tried this and it seems normal to me. My copy of the 70-200 F4/IS is far from silent anyway. I tried it on both my 40D and the 5D3 with identical results. In both cases AF was on AI Servo and I tried Mode 1 and 2, as well as 1.2m and 3m focus lengths.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III & Lens Combination Issues?
« on: March 29, 2012, 02:46:06 PM »
I experienced this today in AI Servo mode with my 70-200 f4L IS.
Yikes - I have this lens and the 5D3 - I will try it later when I get home. I have tried a couple of shots with it but not in AI Servo mode.

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EOS Bodies / Re: AF / AI Servo tips from 7D users
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:38:45 PM »
C. Fn 2, Custom Controls, set the first option (shutter button) to either "Metering Start" or "AE Lock".
Thanks! I had just stumbled across it myself :-) It works just like before.

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EOS Bodies / Re: AF / AI Servo tips from 7D users
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:22:40 PM »
I use back button focus,
The AF-ON button is what you are referring to for back button focus. On my 40D I had the ability to change the behaviour of the shutter button/AF-ON button via the 'Shutter Button/AF-ON' Custom Function IV.

the options are explained here:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=26913499

I am trying to find the same menu on my 5D3 and cannot.

Do any of you know where I can find it? Does it still exist? I like to be able, at times, to meter with the shutter button and focus with the AF-ON.

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Lenses / Re: Walk around lens suggestion
« on: March 28, 2012, 08:48:23 PM »
If you are shooting a lot indoors, then the 17-55 f/2.8 can't be beat.  The fast aperture combined with IS gives you the ability to shoot without a flash for most things.  In my opinion it is the best general purpose lens for a crop camera.  If you are just getting one lens, this is the one to get.  I have several L lenses, and this is as good a lens as any of them.

I agree with this - you won't be disappointed with the 17-55.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Hand strap recommendation
« on: March 27, 2012, 02:18:04 PM »
I order the [Kirk (KIQRC10) QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base] from B+H yesterday and I confirmed with RRS today that the B2-FAB indeed requires the nubs to be filed down or have the rubber on the Fasten-R3 be mashed combined with blue Loctite for a good connection.

I also ordered the RRS L-Bracket w/o grip for the 5D3 (B5D3-L) and Mark from RRS confirmed that it has a strap boss for a hand strap, in case anyone is interested.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Travel tripod help!!
« on: March 26, 2012, 01:02:11 PM »
The Benro Carbon, four section with ball-head comes in at ~3Lbs - very light. The Gitzo 1542T is 2.2Lbs but then you need to factor in a ball-head, say a Markins Q3T at .83 Lbs, then you would be up around ~3Lbs too.

That said, the Gitzo/Markins (or RRS BH-25) would be an awesome combo, with bag it would likely be up around $1000.

I have a Gitzo 2531/Markins M10/RRS clamp so I I know the quality of these items and I can say that I am extremely impressed with the Benro build quality.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Hand strap recommendation
« on: March 25, 2012, 09:06:07 PM »
I will likely order the Kirk from B+H once they are back in stock, coupled with the E1 hand strap I just ordered, I will be able to put together a decent kit once the RRS L-bracket is released.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 25, 2012, 05:42:13 PM »
I think I have a bad trigger, as I tried three others and they work fine.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 25, 2012, 05:21:36 PM »
Interesting, I just tried my Yongnuo Rf-602 via the N3 cable to my 5D3 and while it fires the shutter, the half press does not work to focus the camera as my 40D does. I wonder if there is additional signalling going on from the N3 port on the newer bodies.

Does anyone know?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Hand strap recommendation
« on: March 25, 2012, 03:36:39 PM »
I have battery grips on both bodies, and the grip provides the lower attachment point for the strap.

Yes, that's the Kirk clamp I use (I chose it over the small RRS clamp because the latter has little nubs on the bottom where the FastenR-3 goes).  I attached the FastenR-3 to the Kirk clamp with a bit of Loctite Blue on the threads.  I do have a spare FastenR-3, but haven't had any need to use it - the Kirk clamp makes it so easy to change where I attach the BR strap.

It is interesting you mention the RRS have the nubs that would interfere with the Fasten-R3 - check out the link, the forth picture over has exactly that combo:
http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=B2-FAB&type=0&eq=&desc=B2-FAB-38mm-clamp-with-threaded-socket
The nubs are likely to mate with a BH-25 or the like, although that forth image implies that the nubs have been removed.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Hand strap recommendation
« on: March 25, 2012, 11:20:20 AM »

No L-bracket yet, but I'll be getting one for the 1D X.  I do have a Wimberley P-5 plate on my 5DII (will go on the 7D), and P-20 lens plates on all my tripod collars, and all of those and the hand straps stay permanently attached. Since I frequently change from a standard lens to a big zoom on my 5DII, being able to quickly relocate the BR attachment point is very convenient (not a big deal on the 7D which I use almost exclusively with the 100-400).

I too have a Wimberley P-5 plate but it does not have a lug to put the hand strap through. How do you affix the Canon E1 strap and the P5 plate?

I also like being able to quickly remove the BR strap without leaving the lug behind, more comfortable for portrait grip with just a plate (or L-bracket) and I still have the handstrap to carry it more easily.
Do you un-screw the BR FastenR-3 from the underside of the P5 or do you use the Kirk 1" clamp like you mentioned earlier in the thread?

The photo below shows how I have been using my BR and L-bracket for over a year - super solid as the Ty-Rap has a metal locking pin inside. I love the setup and may try to loop the E1 onto the Ty-Rap too. I also really like the idea of the Kirk 1" clamp. Is this the one you use?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/555485-REG/Kirk_QRC_1_0_QRC_1_Quick_Release_Clamp.html


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Hand strap recommendation
« on: March 24, 2012, 09:59:57 PM »
I use Canon E1 handstraps on both of my bodies, and they're great, but they require a battery grip to attach.  The new Canon E2 strap comes with a lug for the tripod socket, but that would mean detaching the BR lug.  If you use the Arca-Swiss system, some camera plates/L-brackets have the slot for a handstrap, and a 1/4"-20 hole for the BR lug (although I have my FasterR-3 attached to a Kirk 1" clamp that I then attach to a camera or lens plate as needed.
Thanks everyone for your replies.

Neuro, your setup is identical to mine, RRS L-bracket, BR strap. I just bought a Canon E1 strap off of eBay for $5 - it looked legit but time will tell. I have seen the Kirk plate and BR combo before - it looks pretty slick. You must keep your L-bracket and hand strap permanently mounted, correct?

I like the L-Bracket on the camera as it adds a nice later of protect on two of the planes. My 40D L-Bracket has the loop for a hand strap but I can't tell of the 5D3 has the same provision, I can't tell from the photos. I will call RRS on Monday to inquire about this and I will place a pre-order over the phone as they owe me free shipping on my next purchase.

http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=B5D3-L&type=0&eq=

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Hand strap recommendation
« on: March 24, 2012, 10:39:29 AM »
I was thinking of getting a hand strap to augment my Black Rapid RS-4. There are occasions when I might prefer a hand strap rather than a sling. I know Canon makes one, although it is not wuick to mount or remove.

Any suggestions? I am open to eBay stuff if you have a link to a decent one.

Thanks in advance!

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