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Software & Accessories / Re: how to backup photos in the field?
« on: January 12, 2015, 11:52:49 AM »
Hey...this is a funny thread :)....
I have a hyperdrive and I like it for storage. It is basically useless as a viewer...but at least you can interact with the screen and be comfortable that your images are actually saved. Some other hardrive type devices give no feed back.
Rusty is correct about the battery life.... I got some spares batteries and an auxhillary charger on eBay...but they are all lame.  Also..if you try to plug in the hyperdrive and operate it from a wall outlet it will not let you start it up...it just stays in charge mode...but I found a way around that ....
Like I go on photoshoots and then want to back up in my motel room at the end of the day etc. I found that if you fire up the unit off of one of the batteries and then plug it in while it is up and running it will operate with wall power supply or at least with the battery being charged...so you can have confidence in downloading a large card that the unit will not kick out in the middle of a download due to the battery dying.  The battery is really not  strong enough to operate the unit. I would hope that the developers are aware of this and can find the Hyperdrive current and past customers a better solution.
But it is good enough to have some safety if you are out shooting something important.

Lenses / Re: Purple fringing of 85 1.2ii
« on: January 11, 2015, 10:15:25 PM »
yeah....I have a copy of the lens ....love it..but it definitely has purple fringing..but I think that that is just life with most exotic wide-open lenses.  I use the Lens Correction software in Lightroom to remove the fringing and it is very effective.  I find that the 85mm f/1.2L II has so many attributes and is quite magical...and its ok sometimes to live in a less than perfect world.

Canon General / Re: How long does Canon repair usually take??
« on: January 10, 2015, 11:16:06 PM »
I dropped my 5DIII off at Canon Service in New Jersey during the holidays for servicing. I did not need any parts, (I don't think)..I was having my focus points simulators in the prism realligned with the actual focus points on the sensor.  (hope that I am explaining that correctly). Also cleaned etc. Amazingly I was able to pick it up in 3 days!

Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: January 08, 2015, 08:48:04 AM »
This is not a lens that I would purchase....but this is a very thrurough review of not only the lens performance itself but also a great perspective of the lens and how the paticular price and technologies integrates (or doesn'!  :-\)into the bigger picture of the Canon Camera System.
Great review... it engaged me intellectually and what a BEAUTIFUL backdrop! Happy New Year!
Nice job Dustin and I am looking forward to the upcoming reviews that you teased us about especially the new 400mm f/4.0 DO IS II...Not that I can afford that lens, but it does appear to be a more affordable beauty of a beast!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New Firmware Coming for EOS 5D Mark III
« on: January 03, 2015, 12:54:10 PM »
hmmm....interesting....I just personally dropped my 5DIII off last week at Canon in New Jersey to have it serviced and they only updated my  body to v.1.2.3. That is less than two business days ago.  I usually keep on top of the software..but the latest update brought nothing to my body or lens quiver....so I had not updated it.  They returned it to me and remarked when I picked it up that they had made my firmware current.  so....it must only be loading in Japan?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII AF Point Issue (addendum..resolution)
« on: December 31, 2014, 10:38:22 AM »
Stop scaring me!

Had to try mine. It was almost dead on. However, using the 24-105, if I turned off the IS, then the AF point always shifted ~1/5 upwards. Strange. Did about 10 both ways, IS-ON was ok, IS-OFF was slightly up always.

Btw., what's the FW they installed? Wouldn't be the first time the service uses pre-release of something that's coming out in public some time later.

If's it's different than what we have, you need to go through all menus to check if you can find any changes.
Checked the firmware..it's just version 1.2.3, which is what is on the street now.  I keep up on that...but the latest version had no benefits for me and my lenses...so I hadn't loaded it....so no happy surprises!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII AF Point Issue
« on: December 30, 2014, 01:17:10 PM »
OK...I dropped my camera off last week on Wednesday (Christmas Eve) I think..and considering it was Christmas week...I am AMAZED to say that I picked up my camera today!!!! They were closed Thurs. and Friday...so that is like a TWO BUSINESS DAY turnaround....AMAZING :D :D :D :D
OK...so I thought that this was weird..when I dropped the camera off...I paid in advance?????
$234.33.. Including tax. I don't think that is too bad...I have had the camera for almost 3 years, and it has been around the block.  Canon cleaned the sensor, updated the firmware (I thought that I was up to date...but whatever)...and my focus point alignment issue seems to be rectified.
Just got back to my computer after my trip to Canon...and I had an email from one of the galleries I hang my work in and they have a check for me (to pay for the repairs!!!!! LOL!)...so it all firing today!!! YEAH!!!
That's all for now....

Lenses / Re: Comparison: Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 vs Canon 50mm f/1.8
« on: December 29, 2014, 11:24:04 AM »
hmmmmmmm....maybe I should not have purchase my Sigma Art....... :-X

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 25, 2014, 05:06:26 PM »
I won't buy it.
 I have a 32" Print in a gallery right now...(actually I don't''' it sold)...it looked fantastic and it was shot at 2500 ISO.  I did a lot of post on it...but it was the shot that came thru. The camera, My 5DIII is VERY good...as are many other cameras, right now.
If Canon:
Gave me a low noise sensor at no more than 24MP (just don't want to move the files or buy a whole new PC).
I want black blacks like some other WAY-less-expensive cameras have on the market right now.
Gave me focus point across 90% of the VF (that I could set the camera up to move with one touch (not two).
Gave me a faster frame rate.
..and kept the price below $2500...then I would consider buying a new body. The competition is serious.
The market has changed...its a new era.....
It will be interesting to see what happens.
Until then ....I will just keep shooting and buying software!  :P

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 50 Art "squeaky" AF sound
« on: December 24, 2014, 11:51:15 AM »
No squeaks.  Quiet shusshing sound. Accurate AF (after considerable tweeking).

Thanks! I found the dock to be "the devil", I zeroed mine out and did a +7 in camera and it worked a lot better, but it was quite a bit behind on infinity, so I though, easy fix! But as soon as I did a little front adjustment, it went to pieces with all other distances, and for some reason, became a lot more unstable. Tuned it back to zero and it started squeaking worse, so I don't know what happens, but it doesn't like the docking. Then again, it worked via docking on different values, but drifted and now it's no where near those values... I don't know.. Fingers crossed for Canon to release a 50 or the 35 L II... Handing it in for repair on saturday.

Hopefully my lens will keep working...Right now I love it....except I can't use it!  Dropped my 5D III Body off at Canon today regarding the other problem we talked about that I posted with the focus points in my VF not lining up with my sensor.  Had to pay them in advance??? Weird. $234.   Get to pick it up some time next week...so that is cool.  They do a whole cleaning and check over. The camera is almost 3 years old...so it is not a bad thing to do.. in general. 
I have a complete Olympus MFT Kit...(just got two new lenses for it from Tokyo!!!!  :P)...so I won't miss my 5DIII for a week.
Good luck with your lens!!!!!! I will report on the other page about how my repair goes on my Canon body.
I am interested to see how you repair goes with Sigma for your 50mm Art. I own one and after all I have read, and all the dancing I did to make mine work well....I always feel tentative about the lens....so it will be good to find out how Sigma treats you.
...but..boy..when that lens works...it is a BEAUTIFUL thing!!!!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 50 Art "squeaky" AF sound
« on: December 24, 2014, 08:21:29 AM »
No squeaks.  Quiet shusshing sound. Accurate AF (after considerable tweeking).

Lenses / Re: Which Canon Full Frame Camera is For You?
« on: December 23, 2014, 09:22:47 AM »
Just say no to the fro.  8)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII AF Point Issue
« on: December 22, 2014, 03:27:11 PM »
OK....so I talked to the Canon repair facility near where I live this morning...I am going to drop by and drop my camera off this week.  My Focus-Point shift is enough that it bothers me...I think I should have more precision than that, as photography is a very precise craft.  The Canon website says it will take about one week for the repair....but whatever it is I will post the outcome here.  I am curious as to how this gets resolved or will Canon just say...."Hey, you are in the slop-factor parameters" ....and not fix it.  We shall see. Thanks again for all the input everyone! ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Most wanted new features for 5D Mark IV
« on: December 21, 2014, 08:02:54 AM »
There's one clear cut want for me: dynamic range at least equal to what the Sony sensors deliver.

I would also like the best ever noise performance seen at ISO 100.

That's it. I'd be happy with that.

Yes...What's above and I don't need to see 40mp.(don't want to deal with post production & storing the files).
24mMP would be fine...just give me a faster frame rate and bigger buffer.
Oh..and in this market...I WANT TO SEE A LOWER PRICE than what the 5D III intro'ed at.
It's a tough market out there Canon...you need to get real.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII AF Point Issue
« on: December 20, 2014, 05:06:59 PM »
@ Viggo – that sucks.  :'(  Add it to your list of things to check when you get your 1D X MkII.   ;)

@ infared – sorry, no idea.  Taking it in may have another benefit, I recall from another thread the poster had difficulty getting Canon Service to understand the problem (IIRC, they shipped it back as 'no problem found'), so explaining it in person may help.

I will bring pictures, too. ...and pray that I get a good tech!!
Thanks again!

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