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How long til you have to pay to fire up your computer? Maybe drop some coins in arcade-style?

Is this one still going?

I wonder what video and 3D stuff they are going to add to PHOTOshop this time...

Technical Support / Re: 5d3 Buttons not working
« on: May 27, 2014, 02:52:53 PM »
Take the battery grip off and try it. Sometimes they can confuse the camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: Debating on selling my 5D II and 35L/135L for a...
« on: May 26, 2014, 01:44:55 PM »
My X100s is an addition to my 5D3.

Mirrorless cams are taking some amazing pics these days but, when I need a serious camera for a shoot, there's only full frame DSLRs.

Sports / Re: Some Harleys for YOU
« on: May 25, 2014, 07:44:29 PM »
Fine shots of some agricultural machinery there.  8)


What with all the Canon bashing ("they're taking too long, not giving us the megapixels we want, why aren't they upgrading the lenses I like?, I'm jumping ship to Niko/Fuji/Sony etc."), I had a thought...

If the unthinkable happened and you lost all your gear, but it was fully insured, leaving you with a nice fat cheque to go out and build a new system, which company and camera system would you invest in for your needs now that you aren't tied down by lenses and accessories?

Me? It would be a tough call. I love my 5D3 and my handful of lenses, but I'd have a long hard look at the D800e, maybe even the new 645z.

So would you use it as an opportunity to move over, or would it be a simple case of buying the same gear again?

Over to you chaps.

When you do heavy retouching of 10 hours or more, nice big images are very nice to have. A medium format is out of the question for most due to the silly prices, so it's a 5D3, an 800E.

Of course, the tide is turning somewhat with MF but, unless the Pentax 645z delivers, or the rumoured Fuji MF camera hits the right notes, then it'll have to be the 800E to get those big, juicy files to work on.

I use a 5D3 and love it, but it would be nice if the images had a good few more MPs to play with.

Well, I went to the store and checked it out and it just wasn't worth the money. Even with $120 knocked off for being Open Box.

It seems the only way to get a decent ball-head is to blow loads of cash and get an Acratech, which I can't justify doing.

So it'll have to be my trusty old 029 pan & tilt for the foreseeable future. It does its job and I can't complain about that.


Thanks again for the feedback, chaps.

I understand now what the L-bracket is for. But to be honest, If I find myself needing to do panoramics, or anything that requires that kind of movement, I'll just throw the old 029 3-way back on as I'm keeping it (after 20 years, it just seems wrong saying goodbye).

I actually shoot portraiture, and like the idea of loosen/frame/lock in one movement, rather than twisting three knobs/levers and having to move each plane individually before locking them all off again. It's also a hell of a lot lighter too at 0.4 Kg versus 1.5Kg as well as half the size. So it should breathe a whole new lease of life into the stand too.

Anyway, thanks for confirming that it will indeed fit, though. I've reserved the head, and I'll have looky see if it works for me in the next couple of days. I hope it does though, as I'm rather restricted being a foreigner here in Canada, trying to get my studio and portfolio straight.

Thanks again.

Thanks for replying.

The thing is, I'm not so bothered about compatibility, I just want something that's rock solid and reliable.

It'll only see the one camera and I'm not usually rushed.

I just need to know if it has any failings and if there is any reason why it won't work on my old 055C.

Sound like it'll do what I want?


My legs are 055C which I've had from new since 1994. It's rock steady, and reasonably light on its own. My head is a 029 which is in perfectly good condition, but I just don't get on with it and it's proper heavy. Then there's the fact I have to take the levers off to get it in its carrying bag...

First up, different maker's heads fit on each other's legs don't they? It's all the same 3/8" screw with a couple of friction inducing screws no?

Assuming we're all good there, which do I go for?

I was looking at Manfrotto to start with to keep it all in the family, but quickly learned that their ball-heads are not the greatest with regards to the quick release. So, no thanks.

Gitzo is now very much on my radar and I've seen a Series 2 with a good chunk off the price (open box deal).
Having a look through some of the threads on here, some love them, and some don't at all.

RRS get a lot of recommendations but getting one sent up here to Canada seems to be a lot of ball-ache (geddit?), and they could be cheaper.

So, should I just go for the Gitzo?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: AF Guide 1Dx renewed
« on: May 18, 2014, 02:59:56 AM »
This is supposedly the same system as on my 5D3, albeit with a bit more grunt on the 1DX and I'm still struggling with it.

Ah well, I'll keep practising.

I can't decide decide if my 16-35 2.8 II is obsolete or not now...

16-35 f4 announced by Canon and going for $1,199.00

The 10-18 is $299

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