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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: August 11, 2013, 08:31:18 PM »

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: August 11, 2013, 08:30:27 PM »

Lighting / Rogue Flashbender
« on: August 10, 2013, 04:57:35 PM »

Thinking about getting the large one for my 430EX.

Who here uses one? Is it all it's cracked up to be? Is the optional diffuser worth the extra?

Portrait / Re: Vacation photo -I am frustrated
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:42:47 PM »
I would never hand my camera to a stranger. If it's safe to do so, I'll place it on something and set the self timer.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D or 5D III?
« on: August 09, 2013, 08:51:41 PM »
5D3. There, that was easy.  8)

Canon General / Re: Failure rates
« on: August 09, 2013, 03:18:58 PM »
Before going with ProCameraShop for the first time last year, I checked out the reviews and found over 5,000 saying they were excellent.

Since then, I've bought three cameras and two lenses off them totalling around £4,500. All without the slightest problem.

There are bound to be the occasional cases of something going wrong. I've yet to encounter perfection.

It says on their website that if you have a problem within the first year, just send it back to them and they'll deal with it.

And, in any case, if you are saving £1,000 by going grey market and there IS a problem, would it cost a grand to fix? I doubt it.

And if it doesn't, you've pocketed a nice chunk of money.

I really don't see the problem.

Canon General / Re: Failure rates
« on: August 08, 2013, 06:04:39 PM »
Are you going with ProCameraShop? They hav excellent customer service as well as being the cheapest.

Always use it. Combined shutter and focussing is counterproductive.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Decisions decisions...
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:57:14 AM »
If you get the 300 2.8, you'll be thinking about how much more performance you could get from it with a 1DX with its extra battery power and FPS.

Lenses / Re: Help with a potriat lens
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:56:51 PM »
Oh, believe me, the 100L is PLENTY versatile.

Technical Support / Re: Worth paying for the repairs?
« on: August 06, 2013, 01:23:20 PM »
Would love to get the MkII, considered the 100-400 too, but they would cost a lot more than £200. And I'll still have a sharp, fast 70-200 for not a lot in comparison.

So I think I'll just get it serviced. It's with Fixation in London who are very reputable.

Technical Support / Worth paying for the repairs?
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:31:35 AM »
Hi all.

I put my 17 year old EF 70-200 2.8L lens in for a repair estimate last week and got the quote today.

The problems I was having were the autofocus being a bit shaky and indecisive, plus some strange coloured highlights at the end of hairs in bright sunlight. And, of course the usual calibration stuff.

They are saying that they would like to replace the focusing assembly and a couple of smaller parts to clean it and lubricate it properly.

The trouble is the cost of these repairs... Just under £200 ($300)

Now, I can pick up a brand new one for £825 or a 2.8L IS II for £1350 from overseas.

Is it worth just getting the old girl repaired for a quarter of the cost of a new one?

What would the forum do?



EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strange Image Artifact on my new 5D III
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:09:09 AM »
Are those LED head lights? Might not be such a good idea having them shine straight into the lens. I'm thinking about the damage that lasers are known to do to sensors.

To be honest, the last time I saw that effect, it was over the whole image and it meant the sensor was screwed.

Definitely keep an eye on this.

Portrait / Re: Candid portraits
« on: August 06, 2013, 01:21:35 AM »

Portrait / Re: Candid portraits
« on: August 06, 2013, 01:18:03 AM »

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