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EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 02:51:24 PM »
But for  what use? To always have a dark and unusable viewfinder?

When I take pictures of the sun midday I burn my eyes looking in the viewfinder.

"My eyes, the goggles, they do nothing....."

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 11:26:46 AM »
I was a bit bummed the site loaded so fast today :) It meant there wasn't any fresh news to report.... :(

Or maybe it is now powered by dual Digic 5's  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Neck Strap Loops Design
« on: February 28, 2012, 09:26:59 AM »
Got a BlackRapid strap system once I got heavier lenses.  Took off the Canon neck strap and haven't used it since.



EOS Bodies / Re: Neck Strap Loops Design
« on: February 28, 2012, 09:26:17 AM »
wow great link wicked thanks +1 always fancied on of those

Is the 1/4" connecting Adapter the same. ie how secure is that? I'd be worried about overtightening it as would want to make sure it ain't going to go anywhere!

@ wickedwombat +1 - Good find.

 I have the real BR RS4 and I had the ConnectR-2 (loop thingy) fail and they sent me a new one free in a couple of days. By fail, I mean the rivet came out on the hinge that opens and closed the connection.

The 1/4" connecting adapter you speak is the FastenR3 http://www.blackrapid.com/product/hardware/fastenr3/. I found that it needs to be babysat to ensure it does not unscrew on you. As long as the rubber gasket remains in place it should be fine.

EOS Bodies / Re: Selling 5D mk ll. Reasonable price?
« on: February 28, 2012, 07:16:36 AM »
The lowest Canadian price I see at the moment is $2279 plus tax (13%).

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:21:28 AM »
I am out in the car and meetings all day Friday Mar 2nd with my son visiting school's with him. It will be hard to not sneak away and check out that chatter here!

I hope they throw in a 'direct print' button - I love that thing!!! NOT

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:07:57 AM »
What are we going to do if there is no announcement on March 2nd?  :'(

Just sayin'...

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:02:05 AM »
Can't remember if it was on my 10D or 40D canon neck strap that came with the camera but there was a little rubber rectangle on the portion you thread through the loops.  If you take the eye piece off the camera view finder that rubber rectangle has guides on it and you actually use it to cover the viewfinder and it caps it so there is no light leakage.  It's kind of a nuisance to have to remove that cover but it works.
I had one of those on my 300D neckstrap - my 40D does not have one.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cropped 40D vd current 5D FF or new 5D3 FF
« on: February 27, 2012, 10:24:47 PM »
I have owned a 40D since 2008 and am waiting for the 5D3 but I have shot with the 5D classic ad 5D2. I can say that the 5Dc is better image quality than the 40D and the 5D2, well, it beats them both.

Here are two shots I took and have posted here before comparing the 40D/50_1.8 and 5D/85_1.8 - both at f2.0 with no changes at all in post production.

The bokeh is way better on the 5D, IMHO. As stated previously, if you are wondering which one to get, get the 5D2 and some nice glass :-)

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 27, 2012, 10:13:54 PM »
Is anybody else as crazy as I am, and keep coming back to this site every hour to see if there is any new mentions?  ::)

Yes, I'm as crazy as you are.

I mentioned in an earlier thread that I am addicted to CR. I didn't think I was but I missed it BIG time today when it was offline. I guess I am Kr@zy [CR4] too!!!

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 27, 2012, 04:32:51 PM »
Ahhh, looks like the server is running better! ;D

Perhaps it was a DDOS from the non-believers of this site  ;)

I can't believe how addicted I have come to CR - LOL...

EOS Bodies / Re: Selling 5D mk ll. Reasonable price?
« on: February 27, 2012, 10:17:46 AM »
Some recent eBay prices.

120863177574 - $1975 - Used, Not Refurb, Opteka Grip, Extra Battery, around 500 shutter

150764608563 - $1875 - Used, Not Refurb, around 1500 shutter, no info on box, cds, etc

190643162836 - $1777.99 - Used, 30,000 Shutter, LCD Scuff and dust issues.  Extra battery

290673438812 - $1885 - REFURB, Used, purchased Dec 2011, 1500 shutter, scratches LCD

260961565936 - $1750 - Used, Not Refurb, 3 years old, wear grip and body, some chips, scratches LCD, 30,000 Shutter

120866413711 - $1900 - Used, 1800 shutter,  SD card

150764430022 - $1950 - Used, Not Refurb - 1 yr old, no shutter count given

All of these auctions have ended in the last day or so.  Did see a plain 5D sell for $1200. 

Most 5D MK IIs right now with 5000 or less shutter counts are selling for $1900 range, especially if well maintained, no scratches, etc.  The ones I see selling in the $1700s generally have 30,000+ shutter counts, scratches on body, scratches on LCD, etc.

Granted, the 5D MK II for the most part is selling at $2400 now, but these used prices are not off from much when I was buying in November when you could grab a new 5D MK II for $2100 - $2200.

Hell, I saw more than a few refurbs like 230746630502 selling $1800+, so $1850 for a Refurb with 11000 shutter and Eg-D focusing screen. 

Looking at the Refurbs that sold in the last month on eBay - $1885, $1850, $1900, $1725, and the $1725... 113K shutter!!!!   (130645166410)

Excellent analysis of the used market. I monitor two or three buy and sell boards and the local CL here is Toronto and those prices are inline to what I see day after day. Saw one today going for $2200 and I thought GLWS 'cause your are going to need it!!!

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Eneloop batteries for my flash
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:11:43 PM »
I will only use Eneloops now. My old Energizers still get airplay in remotes and such but my four flashes are pretty much Eneloops. I use a Powerex MH-C9000 smart charger as it tells you which cells are on the way out. I also have all of my sets labelled and always keep them in sets of four. I too bought the 4 cell holders from Thomas Distributing and they are great - nice and compact.

I have seen the Tigerdirect Ultra batteries die on many occasions - again the smart charger tells me the cells can no longer take a full charge then it is time to pitch them.

I run all me batteries through the long 40 hour recycle process every year or so and the Eneloops consistently hold near their rated capacity.

I use this one  5 in 1 for just 22$ and good quality to


Good deal. I got one from Yongnuo a few years back - likely out of the same factory as this one, for roughly $25. I have bought stuff from Dealextreme before and they are reliable.

I agree with the pothers posters, you will use the white most often and also the translucent can be handy to block harsh sunlight on a model. You can also use the black for negative fill or a gobo.

Lighting / Re: Do I need the 580?
« on: February 24, 2012, 06:50:59 AM »
It would be interesting to see the ratio of 580EX/EXII's that have this problem

We start with 2 - failed
My EXII, 4 EX - no failure

So far

2 failed
5 no failure
Not sure if you mean this has turned into an impromptu poll but I'll bite:

My two 580EXII's are both fine and I bought them in 2008.
In my little Strobist community here in Toronto I have not heard of any failures related to Canon flash either.

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