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Canon General / Re: Kiss of death . . .
« on: August 25, 2011, 11:30:47 PM »
  (Fuji managed it!)

They did?

Dom is probably referring to the Fuji X100.

True, but it's still probably what he was referring to.

Well, it's not exactly a rangefinder even though the x100's appearance shares that retro look.

Canon General / Re: Kiss of death . . .
« on: August 25, 2011, 01:00:35 PM »
  (Fuji managed it!)

They did?

Dom is probably referring to the Fuji X100.

Software & Accessories / Re: To HDR or Not To HDR
« on: August 23, 2011, 12:36:09 AM »
I think HDR is fine for photogs to use/do.  I do believe it's more of an "artsy" type of creativeness.  Or, sometimes you might not be able to get the shot right, and want to process later for that look you are looking for.  Granted learning to proper expose a shot is important, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.  I think a lot of HDR has been looked at in a negative light because:
 -  Some people don't do it right (too much halo/glow around edges, etc) and may try to pass if off as an authentic photo (meaning taking with 1 shot)
 -  Some people are not opened to this type of photo.  Again more creative than authentic "one shot" photos.

I hope that makes sense.

I do a little HDR when I can, and I think it's fun art.  That's my take.

EOS Bodies / Re: Getting a little bit Fed Up...
« on: August 22, 2011, 06:51:16 PM »
"A wait for 6 - 12 months on any new camera body is good advice - and the price usually drops to a more sensible level too."

Plus one. I am going to wait at least 1.5 years.

Agreed, a little wainting usually sees a price drop.  I remember a few years ago, when the 40D came down in price a little later.  Well worth it.

Canon General / Re: 5d Classic Problem (??)
« on: August 18, 2011, 05:02:06 PM »
Okay, officially blind.  Totally missed it, thanks a bunch.


Glad my solution helped you out Kurt.

Canon General / Re: 5d Classic Problem (??)
« on: August 17, 2011, 12:56:51 PM »


Works just like it always has.  Thank you a ton, not sure why it was acting up due to that, it has always been on, not sure what it is even adding. Thanks for the help.

No problem, glad I could help.

Canon General / Re: 5d Classic Problem (??)
« on: August 17, 2011, 02:45:06 AM »

So I've had my 5d for about a year.  I bought it last year used and everythings been working out great.  Great camera and everything.  Until recently (last Saturday) I haven't had any problems with it.  It now gives me about 5 seconds before a photo appears on the screen itself after it had been taken. 

If I take a burst of photo, it takes forever to process and I cannot shoot whilst it is thinking.  I've tried a myriad of things, switching cards, taking the grip off, swapping batteries, different lenses, different exposure settings (its not noise reduction or long exposure NR or anything like that). 

Any ideas of what I can do?  I have a wedding to shoot Saturday and need to get crackin' on ideas of things to do.  I'd love to upgrade to a 5d2 but the money is a problem, don't have enough of it.  I wanted to use my 5d til the 5d3 came out but I don't think thats going to be in my waiting time frame.

Help me out here?  If you know something, that would be much appreciated.  Thank you.


Hi Kurt,

I had a similar problem.  Here's what I did to fix it.  I had to disable the "Add original decision data"

In Custom Functions, number 20.  Set it to off.

This may/may not work for you, but it's worth a shot.

Software & Accessories / Re: Neck strap alternatives
« on: August 12, 2011, 04:14:00 PM »
I've had my Blackrapid RS DR-1 for over a year now.  Works great with 2 5Ds gripped, 2 flashes, 2 lenses and they work like a champ.  Cool thing too, is that I can separate it make it a single sling.  I love this thing as it never puts strain on my neck.  Carrying this at Comic-Con (in Single strap mode from 6:00am to 12:00am) is awesome.  My neck doesn't get sweaty or strained anymore.  I use the dual for weddings and such and it feels great.  It is a little pricey, but I think it's worth it, at least design wise.

I wouldn't worry about the tension on the screw.  So far it holds up great!

EOS Bodies / Re: Where to buy the to be announced body(s)?
« on: August 10, 2011, 01:22:38 PM »
B&H is a great place.

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