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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: BG-E11 Delayed
« on: April 26, 2012, 06:41:41 AM »
Boy, does that suck!

Here's the google-translated version:

EOS Bodies / Re: Sandisk Sale
« on: April 26, 2012, 06:39:13 AM »
Quote from: Canon Rumors
Sandisk Extreme Pro CF 32GB Save $100 NOW: $138.95
Yes, save $100 over full MSRP.  But now the 'sale' is over and it's back to the regular price of....wait for it...$154.95.  Not save $100, but rather, save $16.  Doesn't sound as impressive, does it? 

Last November, the same cards were $99 from B&H, and I bought two of them.  But in January, I kicked myself for not buying a third (recording to primary and backup in the 1D X, still need an extra card to swap out for transfer to computer).  So, I took the $16 savings and ordered one more.

Software & Accessories / Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« on: April 26, 2012, 06:14:06 AM »
Surely if they use the pistol mount on the hips the walking will make them swing with the hips...Surely supporting the weight there will be tiring?

Less so than the shoulders - there's a reason backpacks designed to carry heavier loads have a hip belt that transfers most of the weight from the shoulders to the hips...

Depends on the camera and sensor.  Both my 7D and my 5DII have auto sensor cleaning.  But I've never - not once - had to manually clean my 7D, whereas I have to clean my 5DII every 3-4 months.  Approximately equivalent lens changes, too.  So, IMO the FF sensor attracts and holds more dust.  The 5DIII has the same cleaning system as the 5DII - Canon seems to think it has its limitations, because they put a newer, better system in the 1D X (looking forward to that!).

Thanks!  Still with the gap like the RRS L-bracket.  I hope the 1D X brackets are a closer fit.

Software & Accessories / Re: Issues with Black Rapid?
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:09:04 PM »
When in a church and you raise or lower the camera you hear the chink of the metal. Honestly I'd pay good money for a solution to this. It's now actually louder than my 5D3's silent shutter. Some sort of tough rubber coating or something.

I don't notice this as much with the FastenR-3, but it was bad with the FastenR-2.  I do a lot of bird/wildlife shooting carrying a 7D with 100-400mm from the BR strap - I can walk quietly through a forest, and the click-click of the metal-on-metal connection was louder than my footsteps, and sufficient to frighten off subjects (while I don't shoot weddings, I understand that brides spook easily, too  ;) ). 

My solution was to dip the D-ring of the FastenR in Plasti-Dip.  It's usually available in the paint section of hardware/home improvement stores.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon, STOP shipping defective products!!!
« on: April 25, 2012, 01:33:52 PM »
Some people are missing points here.

The fact is the light WILL leak through the LCD panel. Period.

Whether it affects your captured image or not depends on the ratio of the light leaking through the LCD panel to the light through the lens and viewfinder.

Just to be clear, the light leaking through the top LCD panel will not directly affect the image.  It's irrelevant how much light leaks in or what the ratio is - there is no direct effect, since the leaked light does not ever reach the imaging sensor. 

The light leak affects the metering sensor only - that means the image is only indirectly affected, based on an incorrect meter reading. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III Light Leak Resolution (Canon USA)
« on: April 25, 2012, 01:24:57 PM »
What concerns me is that I can reproduce the issue in very low light with the lens cap off....Until then, I'll stick w/ my 5DM2.

Have you tested your 5DII for this issue?  Many users have reported seeing the same phenomenon on their 5DII.

Canon General / Re: Canon Rebates
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:48:11 AM »
I'm not too familiar with how often/when they run them.

History suggests late summer.  Here's a list of past rebates

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon, STOP shipping defective products!!!
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:13:09 AM »
I can gurantee that a lot of people will lean in to the screen and REALLY look

*wipes off nose prints*


Software & Accessories / Re: Which CPL filter can you recommend me ?
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:11:44 AM »
You might consider a step-up ring to use your 77mm filter on 72mm threads as a cheap solution.  The only problem is it precludes the use of a hood on most lenses (the 85L II is an exception).

EOS Bodies / Re: Install DPP without a CD ROM?
« on: April 25, 2012, 07:10:26 AM »
yOU bought this computer without understanding it's use,

Wow, way to be a complete jerk.  I'm sure the OP was well aware that the computer lacked an optical drive, and didn't think it would be an issue.  For me, it never has been an issue, except for DPP.

OK, so you don't have some form of removable disk? How insane is that?  Did you just not understand the purpose of removable media?  How do you expect anyone to sell you products?

Haven't you heard?  Rumor has it that the new MacBook Pro models will follow the trend started by the MacBook Air, and eliminate the optical drive to save space and allow for a thinner form factor. 

This is the 21st century - we should be able to download everything without resorting to archaic removable media.   :P

Remember the 3.25" floppy disk?  Apple was the first major computer manufacturer to drop those from its machines.  Today, show me a PC laptop that has a floppy drive?  Gone.  Poof.  Optical drives are next.  Get with the times!

If you're so archaic and hidebound, go crawl back into your Ludite shell.  See, today there's this thing called "The Internet" and it allows something called "Downloading".  Pull out your 26 volumes of the Encyclopedia Brittanica, grab the one labeled "D", and look it up.  Of course, if you don't already own the 26-volume set, you'd better buy one of the last remaining copies - it's now out of print and available for download only.

Honestly, every other piece of software that I run, I simply downloaded for the install.  Perhaps you're unaware that the latest version of Mac OS X (10.7 Lion) is not even availbale for purchase on physical media?  It's download or nothing.  Apple Aperture?  Downloaded.  Adobe CS5?  Downloaded. DxO Optics Pro?  Downloaded.  DPP?  Nope - insert CD.  Thanks, Canon.

EOS Bodies / Re: Install DPP without a CD ROM?
« on: April 25, 2012, 06:58:16 AM »
UPDATE:  Follow the instructions on the northlight page, including making a copy of the installer, to the point of opening the Contents > Resources folder.  Instead of opening SDI.bundle (which doesn't exist in this version), simply select and delete the Info.datx file.  Then close the folders and launch the modified copy of the installer. One quirk - after the installer initiates the reboot, the installer 'continued' after the restart, and clicking Next just showed that DPP is installed, then the updater quit as normal after clicking Finish.   Worked fine just now on my MacBook Air, and DPP runs and can open 5DIII files (downloaded from Imaging Resource). 

I emailed Keith (northlight) with the modification, hopefully the page will be updated.

EOS Bodies / Re: Install DPP without a CD ROM?
« on: April 25, 2012, 06:33:08 AM »
I honestly don't understand why Canon doesn't make the full installer available as a free download.   :o

If you know someone with a Mac that does have an optical drive and can connect to the same WiFi network, you can use that drive to mount a DVD on your Mac, see this Apple kbase article.

I do notice that when I look at the package contents for the 3.11.26 updater, the update.plist file is not there. 

Out of curiouslty, did you try just running the installer?  I notice the Canon install page has a contradiction in terms:  "Digital Photo Professional 3.11.26 Updater for Mac OS X is software that will install Digital Photo Professional 3.11.26 on your computer or update a previously installed version of Digital Photo Professional to Digital Photo Professional 3.11.26. It is necessary that the previous version of your software have been installed when you use this updater on your computer."  The first part implies the installer will do a full install, but the last sentence says no.  I doubt it will work, but just wondering if you tried.

EDIT - nope, tried installing it on my MacBook Air (where I don't have DPP already installed).

Lenses / Re: about 85L III
« on: April 24, 2012, 09:59:38 PM »
I agree with dr croubie - the 85 II is not an all purpose lens to take pictures of your kids at a birthday party

In point of fact, I often use my 85L II at kids' birthday parties - it's great for isolating one child from the crowd of faces, and I usually end up with a subject that pops against a pleasing kaleidoscope of colorful background.  YMMV.

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