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Lenses / Re: Very Stuck Filter
« on: June 03, 2013, 11:45:33 AM »
Bornshooter... That was really a helpful reply for Hector? Thanks!!!

"This is why i dont use uv filters if the glass would have broke your lens would have been damaged anyway"

Hector...if you are not super handy and confident with tools...I think your best bet is to send the lens to Canon as some here have suggested.  Unfortunate situation...be then you can rest easy and they can check out the lens too just to make sure that it is operating properly.
i do apologise buy a filter removal tool hector.

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Lenses / Re: Very Stuck Filter
« on: May 31, 2013, 06:47:34 AM »
Hi All,
I dropped a 70-200MM F2.8 II a pretty heavy lens head first onto a wooden floor.
There wasn't much damage, the lens itself seems to be functioning pretty well.
The UV filter however is dented and rigidly stuck in place.
I've tried all the normal methods of filter removal.
ie: Rubber Band, A Lens Filter Wrench (which I especially bought to remove it - These weren't great. They don't grip that much, with the filter there isn't that much to grip anyway), by hand, shoving it into a rubber mat and twisting etc.
I even put it in a freezer to see if that made any difference.
I had settled on just leaving it there stuck, the glass in the filter is fine.
My problem is I can't attach my 10 stop filter to it - and I'd like to be able to do that.


Anyone got a good idea about what to try next?
I've seen a Youtube demonstration of scoring the glass tapping it and removing it and then hacksawing the filter to weaken it and then removing it. This seems fraught with danger to the lens.

I can't be the first person this happened too. I am hoping somebody has a winning suggestion.
The filter is a Hoya so I assume it's aluminum (but not sure).
I was told if it was brass I might have had some chance.

Your in hope
Fergal
This is why i dont use uv filters if the glass would have broke your lens would have been damaged anyway,i hope you get it off :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 31, 2013, 05:31:32 AM »
Hi Guys,
Just back into Jakarta today, will go out tomorrow & shoot some trees or something, post some stuff tomorrow evening, keen to see myself how it compares to the 200f/2, 300f/2.8 V2, 400f/2.8 V2 & 600f/4 V2, I cant set side by side with the 400 as I lent it to a friend of mine in South Africa, I'll pick the 400 back up in 2 weeks when I get to Dar Es Salam on the way to Tanzania. But I can do side by side with the 200, 300 & 600.
your living the dream eml :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 31, 2013, 03:51:09 AM »
New Baby, just received today, not as pretty as Bornshooters Models, but arguably less trouble.

Shot with 1Dx
Are you joking this is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen :) i want it so much :)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 29, 2013, 06:25:43 PM »
One from a shoot the other day,shot with a 24-70L and one off camera 600 ex-rt triggered with st-e3 we were going for something a little wacky :)

nina & sandra by Lseriesglass, on Flickr

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 29, 2013, 06:20:43 PM »
Here is a couple from me over the last couple of days,i had a 600 ex-rt that i just bought after another fell into water well this one fell onto concrete,not even a month old badly scratched the red glass came out and broke any way super glued it and the flash is still fully functional :-).

Hayley by Lseriesglass, on Flickr

sandra by Lseriesglass, on Flickr

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 29, 2013, 01:58:46 PM »
1Dx 85f/1.2 L II, Shot @ f/7.1 & 1/160th ISO1600

The Old Chap is 91
stop posting images like this with that lens im jealous and you are going to cost me money for a lens and trip lol :P love it eml great work what do you use to process your images?

Hi Bornshooter, it's a great Lens, when it's treated right it's about as good as anything out there, I find I prefer to focus (when I have time) with Live view with this Lens in Particular. Only other Lens I think has the precise sharpness is the 200f/2, although the 300f/2.8 Version 2 & 135f/2 are close.

I shoot in RAW so everything goes through LR4, I sort out the whites & Blacks plus any White balance tweak in LR4 and crop here as well if necessary, head into Photoshop CS6 for Levels, Brightness adjustments and any localised adjustments to lighting, contrast through Layers, Off over to On One Perfect Effects 4 for adjustments to such as Vignette, sharpening to eyes & any localised colour adjustments, then back to Photoshop for overall sharpness. I convert to B&W mostly in NIK's Silver Effex Pro 2, and I sometimes use On Ones Perfect B&W, I take care of Noise when required in NIK's Dfine 2. The only other software I use is Filter forge 4 when it's raining I'm bored and I just want to mess around with an Image.

The attached pretty well went through that process, excluding Filter Forge, B&W conversion in NIK's Silver Effex Pro 2.

1Dx 85f/1.2 L II
Eml thanks for the detailed response,it sounds like a long process but wow the results are worth it :-)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 28, 2013, 11:53:41 AM »
1Dx 85f/1.2 L II, Shot @ f/7.1 & 1/160th ISO1600

The Old Chap is 91
stop posting images like this with that lens im jealous and you are going to cost me money for a lens and trip lol :P love it eml great work what do you use to process your images?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 27, 2013, 06:00:55 PM »
great work on the cheetahs guys :-) 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A question for 5dmk3 and 1dx owners
« on: May 26, 2013, 03:24:11 AM »
Yes, the 5DMK II Bad Habits, great Camera, loved it, but that Focus System for me led to some bad habits, Centre Point Focus then recompose being the biggest bad habit, but the Centre Point is the only point worth using, so you work with what you have.

The 5DMK III & 1Dx with the 61 Point system, allows me to dispense with the Bad Habit of recompose, for those that recompose works for, more power to you, really, but I've simply found recompose when ever it's used invariably deals slight out of focus into the Image.

Like others in previous Posts, I use a single point Focus then move the Point in the frame to match the area I want to Focus on, generally on Single Point spot for static objects, single shot. Then for anything else AI Servo it's mostly single Point & set for 61 point so once I lock on I have a reasonable chance that the system will track, I tweek the release/tracking/focus priority settings dependent on what the situation needs.

I still shoot the 5DMK II on single point & recompose as I converted one of my 5DMK II's to Infra Red Sensor, so the Bad Habits do persist.
yeah the 5dmk2 i guess made a lot of us get into this bad habit as the other points were pretty much useless lol maybe i will just stick with my joystick method but maybe have a wee go at a couple of frames with focus and recompose :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A question for 5dmk3 and 1dx owners
« on: May 25, 2013, 04:40:03 PM »
I use the multi controller also i forgot the camera isnt like that from the factory, i am going on a shoot tomorrow i am going to try some focus and recomposing for a change as well as my current method to see if its faster.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / A question for 5dmk3 and 1dx owners
« on: May 25, 2013, 02:25:15 PM »
Ok this may have been asked before if so i apologise.Who uses all the points on there cameras or do you still focus and recompose?i personally since getting my 5d3 and 1dx have been using all the points even the outer ones,but i think scrolling through the points can take time which can lead to missed moments so i am thinking in some situations to use focus and recompose again.What is your methods?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 24, 2013, 08:56:40 AM »
What's really amazing to me at least, is how well you can pull up shadows in post, and then how well the files sharpen, in just a matter of 60 seconds post-processing.  This was shot during the middle of the day, maybe around 3pm, and the runner was heavily shadowed.  But with the 1Dx RAW files in post, not really too big of a problem for web viewing.  Here is a 3-shot hurdler sequence from Malone:
nice set bdunbar :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 23, 2013, 03:32:50 AM »
More from the same set.

Nice set dwight :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 23, 2013, 03:32:24 AM »
1Dx
85L 1.2 II  1/200 ISO 50 Case1
papa girl
That little girl is always smiling in your photos :-) such a cute girl another cracker :)

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