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EOS Bodies / Re: No 5D Mark III on Novemeber 3 [CR2]
« on: September 26, 2011, 09:58:45 AM »
Feeling pretty good about that 7D purchase this summer...

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post is literally giving me an Ulcer - Ed Mika
« on: September 23, 2011, 02:39:06 AM »
In case anyone is interested, here are a few handheld snapshots with the EdMika adapted FL 55mm f/1.2 lens.  These are straight out of the camera with no post-production.

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post is literally giving me an Ulcer - Ed Mika
« on: September 22, 2011, 04:02:15 PM »
Happy to participate in the beta-testing...  Thanks for the alternate screws.  I'll keep you updated.

BTW, the photos I'm getting with the lens are really wonderful.  The color rendering with this FL lens is unlike anything else I've tried.  Great product, Ed!  Worth the wait! 

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post is literally giving me an Ulcer - Ed Mika
« on: September 22, 2011, 01:57:00 PM »
Here's a photo of the old FL lens mount, the old (black) screw, and the new stainless screw.  Notice the hole at the lower left of the lens mount is machined to allow the old cap head screw to sit flush.

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post is literally giving me an Ulcer - Ed Mika
« on: September 22, 2011, 01:32:34 PM »
Ed, I sent you a detailed email. 
For the benefit of others, I'll summarize here though.  They look more like a small pan head screw rather than the 45-degree countersunk like I first said.  They are countersunk and flush and the body is milled in a way that looks like it's factory, not some after-market adaptation that an owner or repair shop made.  My serial number is 27k.

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post is literally giving me an Ulcer - Ed Mika
« on: September 22, 2011, 10:31:06 AM »
By the way, I tightened the screws the same way I would a spare tire -- progressively going around two or three times and tightening each evenly.

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post is literally giving me an Ulcer - Ed Mika
« on: September 22, 2011, 10:22:38 AM »
Thanks for letting me know.  I won't mess around with the shims except as a last resort.  Infinity focus seems close but not perfect. 

FYI, the original screws from the old mount were standard, not Phillips.  They had tapered 45-degree countersink heads.  It seems like from your instructions you expected them to be Phillips head.  Also, one of the new screws doesn't "bite" going in, so I think I may have a stripped hole.  I pulled out the first new screw I tried in that hole and used another to the same effect.  Even though the whole mount feels pretty flush and solid, that's probably what's creating the slight blur at infinity.

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post is literally giving me an Ulcer - Ed Mika
« on: September 22, 2011, 03:37:08 AM »
I haven't been able to put it down since I got it installed! 

From initial shots, I may have to remove a layer or two from the shims to get sharpness at infinity, but I'll need to play with it more to know for sure.  The autofocus confirmation is working, but the lens is making me wish my 7D had a split prism focusing screen that would show me a little shallower depth of field. 

I feel like because of the way I have to interact with this lens that it is going to push me to be a better photographer.  It's definitely making me think more about the shot before I take it.  I'm really enjoying it, Ed.  Thanks!

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post is literally giving me an Ulcer - Ed Mika
« on: September 21, 2011, 07:31:18 PM »
Mine arrived today.

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post is literally giving me an Ulcer - Ed Mika
« on: September 20, 2011, 06:47:10 PM »
Oh, I don't think Canada Post is enough to discourage any of us from supporting you and your great ideas.  Keep your chin up -- you're creating a renaissance for Canon legacy glass.  You'll laugh about this a year from now.

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post is literally giving me an Ulcer - Ed Mika
« on: September 20, 2011, 05:40:17 PM »
I ordered on Sept 1st.  You shipped to me the next day.  As of today, September 20th, it hasn't yet arrived here in Portland, Oregon.  I'll post as soon as it does arrive so that you know.

As a sidenote, Ed, you have been really great with communication and I want you to know that even though the situation is frustrating, you have made a great effort to keep me in the loop and get things resolved.  Looking forward to getting past the shipping SNAFU and moving on to some fun with old lenses! 

Let me know when the TS adapter is ready -- I still want one as soon as it's available!

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Canada / Re: Canadian Customs for large lens HELP
« on: September 19, 2011, 08:10:06 PM »
Having a similar problem with an Ed Mika FL conversion mount that I bought on Sept 1st after reading the article here on CR.  No tracking with Canadian Post. 

Ed has been great about corresponding with me.  Unfortunately, sounds like he's in a jam with a handful of customers.  He says the next level of shipping jumps the price from $11 to over $50.  I had no idea it would be so difficult to mail something between Canada and the U.S. 

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Canon General / Re: After-market Focusing Screens
« on: September 19, 2011, 07:59:30 PM »
Since the 7D conversion isn't going to be as reversible as it would be with a more user-servicable camera, it's nice to get a feeling for how a different focusing screen has worked (or not) for you in the field.  Thanks for the feedback! 

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Canon General / Re: Autofocus Problem / Question
« on: September 19, 2011, 07:55:20 PM »
Wow!  That's a great suggestion, neuroanatomist.  Thanks again!

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Canon General / Re: Autofocus Problem / Question
« on: September 19, 2011, 11:08:50 AM »
Thanks for posting this question and thanks for the informative answers!  +1

I have been wondering about the very same thing and will try the home test for my lenses, too. 

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