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You sound like a broken record.

And yet you seem to feel the need to respond, frequently.  Get some earplugs, or a blindfold, or whatever. 

While you might be happy with simply owning the system that sells the most, that is far from my main requirement for my camera system.

I own the system that best meets my needs…that's my main requirement.  The fact that Canon is the market leader indicates that a majority of photographers feel that Canon provides the system that best meets their needs.  Hopefully you own whatever system best meets your needs.  Does it bother you if that system is not Canon, that you are in the minority? 

I understand that you apparently don't care about sales figures, or don't think they are relevant.  From a personal/selfish standpoint, they aren't.  But if someone is wondering why Canon hasn't felt the need to update a couple of lenses for >20 years, or is complaining about that fact, or wishing it wil change soon, the fact that those two lenses are among the most popular lenses is one very significant reason that Canon has not felt the need to update them.  So whether sales figures matter to you or not, they matter to Canon, they drive the business decisions that Canon makes, and those decisions determine the products that Canon ultimately makes available to consumers. 

Oh, and guess what?  Sales figures also impact the business decisions being made by whatever brand meets your camera system needs, too.

Forgot to add...I don't eat at any of those restaurants you mentioned.  However, one of my favorite local restaurants went out of business a while back, and now there's an Applebee's in that location.  Sales matter.

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It certainly doesn't fit with the MH-02 attached, which is what I was thinking above.  It looks like the monopod without the head will fit diagonally in the im2500 - I say looks like because I attached the MH-02 with Loctite Blue, so it's not something I plan to remove unless absolutely required.  However, by removing the leg sections (as a group) and with the head attached to the top section, both pieces fit diagonally in the im2500.  That would work for travel - RRS legs disassemble in the field, no tools, but you'd want to wrap the exposed threads (to keep them clean and protect case contents from the lightly oiled threads), and you'd need to keep track of the two small semicircular collar pieces.

One more tip - the RRS TQB-64 quiver bag perfectly holds the MC-34 with the MH-02 attached.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« on: April 24, 2014, 06:21:41 PM »
My 5D III uses 1 Cf and 1 SD card so how do I put my SD card in the 1Dx?  ;)

With this!
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/816112-REG/Digieffects_SDXCF_Extreme_SD_HC_XC_to_CF.html


Typical forum nonsense.  Someone asks a question, and the first response recommends throwing money at the problem.  The easy (and free!) solution is to simply drop the SD card into the CF slot.  Don't worry about the slight rattling sound.  Fortunately, you're going in the right direction. To get a CF card into an SD slot, you have to trim it down, so your 32 GB cards become ~10 GB.

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Thank you for your suggestions, guys. Neuro, I believe you have a Storm iM2500 case. Does RRS MC-34 fit into it when it's collapsed? Have you tried to put it there? Thanks.

I don't think it will, but maybe on the diagonal?  I'll try it in a few minutes and let you know...

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I went with the RRS. Based on your specs, it's lighter yet longer extended and the same collapsed.  Plenty strong ( I use mine with a 600/4L IS II and 1D X.

I've used both flip and twist locks, and I far prefer the twist.

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Perhaps I'm missing something (I wouldn't be shocked if I were, as I'm not remotely as technologically savvy as many contributors here), but wouldn't this focusing inconsistency problem vanish if Canon and Nikon took mirrorless technology seriously and released some competitive mirrorless bodies? 


The need for AFMA would vanish.  Contast detect AF has certainly been shown to have some inconsistencies, particularly the Canon 5DII and 7D

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I see. I don't wear anything so that I see everything equally, just the way it is, without any filtering.

So, you see everything just the way it is?  Apparently that doesn't include seeing the DIGISUPER 75 as a lens.  Or maybe you see things clearly, but just don't understand what you're seeing...  ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX camera
« on: April 24, 2014, 11:07:09 AM »
I took a picture while I was at the store (before handing it over), and that picture shows no scracth (they have agreed that it´s their fault, and it will be serviced without any cost for me), but yes normally it would my word against word.

Excellent, and a good bit of advice for the rest of us!

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You might want to check whether or not the outer diameter is the same as for both sections.  Although mine fits a 77mm lens, it's diameter is 96mm at the front to reduce vignetting for WA lenses.

Looks like the 1-5 stop is the same - slim extra-wide mount.  Might preclude use of a lens hood, which is not desirable as often when I'm using an ND filter, the sun is somewhere around...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« on: April 24, 2014, 10:16:25 AM »
You missed the biggest problem - the camera didn't come with a lens.

Get one of these:



It's got 16 MP, so it's really almost as good as the 1D X, but much simpler to operate.  Good luck!

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But CR is free!

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How do you think that looks when viewed without your rose coloured glasses?

Better than looking through glasses smeared with feces.  Just sayin'...

Well then I'm glad I don't go shopping for glasses at the same places you do!

I don't think yours were that way when you bought them. 

Personally, mine are neutral density with polarization - I like my light the same way I like my information: unbiased and orderly. 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Advice requested re travel tripods
« on: April 24, 2014, 09:54:25 AM »
I'm guessing that you didn't have any luck getting the 300 this time, either?

The rentals were for sale this time, but it seems the first guy was right to question whether the price was for the MkI or the MkII.  The $3600 was for a beat up MkI lens, they wanted $5600 (more than a refurb from Canon) for the rental MkII.  I passed.

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How do you think that looks when viewed without your rose coloured glasses?

Better than looking through glasses smeared with feces.  Just sayin'...

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EOS Bodies / Re: dual pixel tech going forward
« on: April 24, 2014, 09:45:13 AM »
Hope you like the pano look…   ;)

The 'dual pixels' are all split vertically, so if they altered the microlenses and CFA to increase the actual resolution of the sensor, you'd end up with images having a 3:1 aspect ratio.

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