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It is interesting that Canon policy is to fix certain issues out of warranty (5D3 light leak, 5d mirror fix, 200 F2 IS issue with 5D3) while keeping other issues a secret...

it's only because someone noticed it and posted it all over the web.  if that didn't happen, canon never would have addressed it (not that i care, seeing as i never take long exposures of the back of lens cap).

Well I think you should if the info discloses information showing that Canon is charging customers for design flaws.  The equipment that Canon sells is typically at an incredibly high price, however, we are willing to pay this because of its optical and build quality. This sounds as if Canon is cheating its customers, and in that case I'd think that its your obligation to post it.

If this is just info that only hurts Canon, but doesn't show any misuse of customer trust, then that's up to you.

Technical Support / Re: Help with Yongnuo YN-622C trigger.
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:19:26 PM »
i had the same issue.  2 yn 622cs, 430 ex ii, yn 568 ex ii.  what you're trying to do will not work, and it has something to do with wireless and optical signals being sent out at the same time i think.  the best option would be to buy another yn 622c, which is what i'm going to do.

Lenses / 16-35 II vs what?
« on: March 20, 2014, 06:55:30 PM »
I'm looking for a wide angle for my 5diii, but I'm not overwhelmed with the 16-35.  Is there anything out there that compares?  I need 2.8, auto-focus, and I'd prefer the zoom capabilities.  Thanks.

I need a new wide angle.  Is this worth getting, or is there something "better or comparable" coming out soon - this includes 3rd party lenses.

the cheapest thing that i ever did that made my gear LOOK awesome, was cover all the logos with black electrical tape.  man that stuff looks sweet when it's all black.  i did it because i'm sick of giving canon all my money just so i can be a walking advertisement for them, but i was amazed at how damn cool it made my camera look.

Lenses / Re: 70-200mm F 2.8 IS 2 VS 70-200mm F4 IS
« on: November 19, 2013, 02:37:19 PM »
i don't own either, but i've rented the 70-200 2.8 ii multiple times.  all i can say is that when i use that bad boy, almost all of my shots are at 2.8, and god lord they are amazing.  granted, i use it for weddings, so i'm using it in low light/high movement situations, so i need the fastest shutter speed i can get.  i have a 5d3, and i don't mind pushing the ISO up to 6400, but smaller than 2.8 is still usually too slow.

the 2.8 version is my favorite lens that i have ever used.  the sharpness, contrast, colors, bokeh, and focal length make it an incredible lens.  for me personally i wouldn't have much use for the f/4 version, but if the quality is the same as the 2.8, if you don't need 2.8, and price is an issue, then go for the f/4.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser Appears in Korea
« on: November 09, 2013, 12:59:30 AM »
i think that everyone here has it wrong.  canon is clearly entering the blanket market - more specifically, they are entering the white linen market.

i measured them against my blankets, and the ones in the picture appear to be full-sized, but i'm guessing that they will come in different sizes.

my main concern is that these blankets don't have enough megapixles or dynamic range to compete with sony or nikon.  i'm also guessing that a queen-size set will start around $50,000, so it's out of the price range of most "prosumers."  i'll be holding out on the yongnuo linens.

Who is this product for?

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom or Aperture for friend
« on: November 06, 2013, 04:35:41 PM »
i haven't read the replies,

...LR is objectively the better of the programs in terms of "power use," but I can see the argument for Aperture to some people.

While I don't disagree with you, it's worth noting that the original post stated, "I believe she has a Canon T2 or T3, and mostly shoots JPG but occasionally RAW," and that the need was primarily for photo library management, with occasional editing.  From that standpoint, I'd argue that Aperture is a better choice for a Mac user.

Personally, I use aperture and find it quite powerful…for photo library management.  I use DxO Optics Pro for RAW conversions, and CS6 for serious editing.

I agree with you completely.  I think that Aperture is great, just not as great as LR.  But for some people, Aperture is the better choice.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom or Aperture for friend
« on: November 06, 2013, 03:12:29 PM »
i haven't read the replies, but as a user of both can offer some insight:

I began with Aperture, and used it for years.  I absolutely loved it, and never thought I would switch - then I discovered Lightroom.

Lightroom is hands down the better of the two.  Although Aperture offers some things that Lightroom doesn't, it's not worth choosing over LR in my opinion.

Lightroom's noise reduction and clarity sliders are worth choosing it alone in my opinion, but it depends on what type of shooting you do.  I have a 5d3, and I take full advantage of its high ISO capabilities.  While it shoots amazing pics at ISO 6400, it looks MUCH better with some noise reduction.  When using Aperture, I often times have to use plug-ins to match LR's abilities and that leaves me with massive TIFF's.  Also, the new clarity slider is miles ahead of Aperture's definition slider.  While it can be heavily abused to make photos look like total crap, it's magical for many situations - especially black and white images.

There are tons of other things that LR dominates Aperture in, but those are my favorites.

Now, the reasons for choosing Aperture are simple for some people.  It integrates well with OSX.  You can choose photos for your background without having to export them, and you can stream them on your AppleTV with ease.  It also allows you to paint in any effect you can apply globally - this is something that LR lacks.  However, LR allows you to paint in a group of effects - something that Aperture lacks.

So, to answer your question - if the user is not going to worry about massive amounts of editing and wants to have better integration with their operating system, go with Aperture.  If you want the most options, and the best functions, go with LR.

I know this is personal to many people, but I have to say that LR is objectively the better of the programs in terms of "power use," but I can see the argument for Aperture to some people.

Also, you have to remember that Adobe focuses almost exclusively on image editing, whereas Apple is a computer/phone company first and foremost.  Making image processing programs is a way to lure you into buying a Mac.

Site Information / Re: new look for CR
« on: October 22, 2013, 01:48:32 PM »
i had the new site showing up last night, but now it's gone!!!

I love the new look, so I'm sad to see the old one back.

When switching 622s a lot....I needed to clear memory one or twice to restore full function....Going from 7D to 5Dii.  They got confused.  No big deal there.

I'm assuming that you're referring to the 622C wireless triggers, but what do you mean you cleared your memory in order to restore functionality?

thanks for these sites - they are exactly what i was looking for.  it's great that there are some medium and high-end ones, which is fantastic depending on the clients budget.

Software & Accessories / Wedding Photographers-Where do you print Albums???
« on: September 25, 2013, 12:25:36 PM »
I was just curious where people print their wedding albums in the US.  I've used the Aperture and Lightroom ones before, which were nice, but I'm looking for something better - any suggestions?  Thanks.

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