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EOS Bodies / Re: I touched it, and it was awesome!!!
« on: March 14, 2012, 05:41:12 PM »
Applaud for the best title I have seen in a while!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Black Rapid Straps...
« on: March 14, 2012, 05:36:53 PM »
From everything that has been said here, it seems to me that there are inherent flaws in the design and/or construction of these products. I was tempted, but now I'm minded to stay well clear! How about the 'sun sniper" range? Any better?


I wound up buying a Sun Sniper strap.

Their swivel hardware is 100x better than the Black Rapid stuff that has been pictured in this thread. 

The Black Rapid hardware looks a lot like the low end stuff you can get at a hardware store.

The Sun Sniper swivel piece is stainless steel and made in Germany.

http://www.sun-sniper.com/en/sniper-strap-the-pro-steel-bear.html

This looks very interesting however there does not appear to be a quick way to detach the strap from the camera body - you would need to unscrew it, correct?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Black Rapid Straps...
« on: March 14, 2012, 12:57:33 PM »
I just re-read your initial post, now I get where you experienced the failure. I mocked up a picture of the issue in case it helps someone else. Your BR failed at the blue circle whereas mine failed at the red one.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Black Rapid Straps...
« on: March 14, 2012, 12:11:32 PM »
There was along thread on straps here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,3672.0.html

In the same thread I pointed out that BR sent me a free replacement of the ConnectR-2 device as one of the rivets had work itself free.
 http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,3672.msg77648.html#msg77648

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 13, 2012, 02:07:48 PM »
I have had BS from a DS CS

What is CS and DS?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III is in-stock!!
« on: March 13, 2012, 01:23:49 PM »
... it reminded me of the box where my 5D mk II with 24-70 was in, that was also a pretty large one.
I didn't know there was a 24-70 offered as a kit lens. Was it in North America?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 13, 2012, 01:07:29 PM »

Just confirming what others have said, Amazon overestimates their shipping dates to be on the safe side.  I figure they do this so when they do ship it out, it makes us happier thinking it was bumped up.
I have had the same experience with Amazon up here in Canada. It is better for them to set a longer expectation up front and over deliver rather than the opposite.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III is in-stock!!
« on: March 13, 2012, 10:27:15 AM »
Wow those are huge boxes!
it takes quite a lot of space to put a camera body + 24-105 lens inside ;)

Interesting - I had read somewhere that the initial shipments would be bodies only and that the kits would perhaps be delayed until June - that is good news.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Cancelled 5d mk III pre-order for D800?
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:46:37 PM »
I did just the opposite, had the pre order for the D800 but sold my Nikon stuff and came back to Canon.. To each there own !!
Welcome to the light side!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:37:49 PM »
...399 for the one you're looking at. This aspect makes a difference - you will shoot many frames making a decent timelapse. I believe they both allow "unlimited" exposures when not set on the timer, but you will have to manually stop the sequence. My experience is you set the intervalometer up, walk away and return later when all is over.
The link says "Number of shots  1 to 399,-- (unlimited)"

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:17:24 PM »
I have the wired version - works great. As long as the functions are turned off, the battery drain is minimal (like a digital watch.) Note that your link (and the one I have) is a Nikon style with a Canon plug. A Canon style is also available if that means something to you. The Nikon style version has a larger maximum number of shots if memory serves me right.

There is nothing wrong with the build quality of this item - it's built as good as any full-priced factory product of this type of item. I have not been disappointed with the build quality of anything Yongnuo makes.
Thanks for the insight. The I posted says "YONGNUO MC-36R/C3 Wireless Timer Remote for CANON 5D II 7D 1D IV 50D 40D 30D 20D". Where do you get Nikon reference from?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Cancelled 5d mk III pre-order for D800?
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:00:52 PM »
What is your rationale to consider switching systems?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:57:16 PM »
Get this one ;) http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Pixel-TW282-Wireless-Timer-Remote-Canon-EOS-1D-/310318118552?pt=Camera_Camcorder_Remotes&hash=item484066b698
Much more sophisticated and better build quality!

looks interesting does the handpiece have power on off?

I'd be curious of this too. It is interseting that it also uses CR2 batteries on the hotshoe portion - I tend to have those kicking around for my Yongnuo RF-602 triggers.

Do you know if the 5D3 also has the C8 connector like the 5D2?

@wickidwombat - how long do the batteries last in the YN if you forget to take them out?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:05:51 PM »
i have the cable version exact same handpiece and functionality
it works well however the only thing that bugs me alot is there is no on off switch so you have to take the batteries out when you stop using it. really stupid design IMO
Not sure on how much benefit the wireless vs cable version is though the cable version is alot cheaper
Thanks.

Does it not shutdown after a period of inactivity? The wireless version would be for studio shots, selfie's or group shots with me in 'em  :D

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Lenses / Re: Purchase thoughts: Canon 5d3 or 24-70L II?
« on: March 12, 2012, 01:11:57 PM »
You already have great primes and tele zoom. If I were you, I would get the glass this year and 5D3 next. Great glass will always be great glass whereas the bodies tend to depreciate rapidly.

The 5D2 is an impressive camera that still has amazing IQ, so if you can wait a year to upgrade it you will no doubt get a better deal.

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