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Technical Support / Re: Multi-controller joystick 5D MKIII jumped off
« on: June 02, 2014, 01:54:17 PM »
Mine came off a few months back. It came off, I found it laying on the carpet and snapped it back into place. It was out of warranty and I sent it to the Canon Center in Jamesburg, NJ for estimate. With my CPS discount the cost was $263. I never got it done. It seems sturdy and I never have had any issues with it again.

I believe the rubber sealing requires the back plate to be taken off in order to access it.

Hope this helps.

This was my original posting:


I just feel uncomfortable with my own 'repair'. I am a little bit in stress that it will jum off again. Boy, I really hate it.

Technical Support / Re: Multi-controller joystick 5D MKIII jumped off
« on: June 02, 2014, 12:02:14 PM »
I feel you pain.  I'm vacationing in the northern regions of the Fijian islands with spectactularly clear nights.  My subject of choice the Milky Way is so clear and bright you can reach out and touch it. 

Day 1- computer died (hard drive failure)

Pretty disappointed but that can be fixed when I return to the statees.

Day 4 - My 5D III gets knocked over.  Good news is my 24-70 is unharmed.  Bad news is the camera is toast. 

My Fijian friends and family (Matevuvale) have a saying... Senga na lenga - translation is no worries

Ouch, sorry to hear about your camera. That's even worse than my problem. Hope you can get the extra warranty.
I'll try not to focus on the bad stream and look at the good things - no worries!

Technical Support / Re: Multi-controller joystick 5D MKIII jumped off
« on: June 01, 2014, 01:22:13 PM »
It's quite common. You can probably just push the joystick back into place and it will work.

The only problem is the rubber bladder/seal is now broken. If you send it to Canon they will replace it; the catch is that the joystick's rubber is attached to the whole rubber bladder surrounding the body, which they will have to replace.

If you don't need the complete weather seal I'd just push the little thing back on and be done with it. I doubt even in rain if it will affect it. After all, the 5D2 never had a rubberized joystick.

Thanks R1-7D
I tried to put it back, very gentle. It has a tiny pin and a square surrounding it on the camera side. I needed to look very very closely to make sure the square parts (the little thing has one as well) are on top of each other. I just put the little thing back. Problem is the rubber got caught under it. Now it operates. But it is less smooth than before - so more harder to move the AF-points from left to right and up and down.
And...don't know if it will fall of again.
Do you know if the little thing is a part that, if you loose it, you can buy a new one in a camera shop?

Technical Support / Multi-controller joystick 5D MKIII jumped off
« on: June 01, 2014, 11:46:42 AM »
It looks like we got caught in a stream of bad luck....
Within 3 weeks our iron broke, one week ago our laundry machine, last week my watch, yesterday the laptop of my wife (totally dead) and today .....
the multi-controller joystick of my 5D MK III jumped off. I couldn't select AF-points.  :'(
I hope this was the last issue because we are spending big deal of money to fix/replace stuff here...

My camera is 1 year and 7 months old. I believe we get only 1 year warranty so it looks I have to pay for it myself.
Does anyone have the same experience and can tell me how much approx. the repair costs are?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 31, 2014, 06:04:57 AM »
I recently traded in my 7D for a mint 1D Mk1v and have not regretted for one moment. Noise control is probably as much as 2.5 stops better than the 7D. It is quicker has better IQ and handles brilliantly. Don't miss the 1.6 crop on the 7D, the APH sensor just rocks.

I also have the 5D MK111 and whilst the 1V cannot quite match the image quality it still delivers amazing images.

The 1v is used for wildlife whereas the 5d is used for landscape, perfect.

For landscape, why not 6D?  ;D

I see the 5D MKIII as the advanced allround camera. Very good for different types of photography (portrait, landscape, sports - yes even sports) I use my 6D as light to carry camera for landscape, street- and indoor photography. And I see the 1Dx as the expert camera for BIF and Sports (of course can do all the rest very good as well)
Personally I was tempted to buy the 1D MKIV but from specs point of view - for me - less attractive

Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm Art 1.4 Focusing problems
« on: May 31, 2014, 02:32:11 AM »
I have read lots and lots of threads here with people having AF problems with the 50A, but so far all of them had these issues with their 1D series camera, most notably the 1Dx.

Can someone confirm that these issues also affect other cameras as well?

IsaacImage also mentioned having difficulties on the 5DIII, which has a similar AF system.  Being able to nail thin DOF shots with outer focus points is such a advantage that I don't think I'm willing to go back to using centerpoint only (i.e. 5DII) even if the lens is superior.

Let's not forget that there are also people using a 5D MK III and do not have any problem with the 50Art. Mine works great. Couldn't be happier.
Just for the record, works great on my 6D too.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 30, 2014, 01:00:01 PM »
Big kitty
400mm, f2.8,  ISO 200,  1/1000


An upset Common Tern, ( I was being buzzed by a huge flock )

400mm ISO 200, f/8, 1/1250
400mm ISO 320, f/7.1, 1/1600

Some great shots Jeff!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 30, 2014, 11:59:49 AM »
Blue Wren, West Australia.
7D, 70-200 F2.8 II +2.0X, iso 1000, F9, 1/250

Beautiful. Excellent picture!

A bit of positive news from my side, for once! The replacement 50 Art seems okay. I'm not ready to give it the all clear, but three days and 1500 images and I haven't really had a missed shot that wasn't to be expected or my fault. It tracks nice, no crazy misses and sharpness is there for all the shots.

Can't wait to hear from Eldar and what his 50 Art replacement is like.

Good to hear Viggo!
So maybe we soon can close this thread and open the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (Photos ONLY)  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: May 29, 2014, 08:15:34 AM »

We’re told to finally expect some significant camera announcements from Canon in May. There will be a couple of PowerShot’s announced, most notably the SX60 IS and its 100x zoom, as well as a DSLR. The assumption on the DSLR is that it will be the follow-up to the EOS 7D.</p>

So, today or tomorrow, right?   :o
I'm leaving on a trip tomorrow morning.... do you think the 7D2 will be ready in time? :)

If you go to Brasil, sure it's there  ;)

Looks like Sigma will have to deal with AF reports first and check this before release of the 85mm f/1.4 Art. This is not good advertisement for Sigma and their products.
My 50mm f/1.4 Art does not have AF problems. I am extremely happy with my copy.

Did you order yours on Day 1?

I pre-ordered mine about half a month ago and B&H sent me an email a few days ago basically saying "We don't have anything to ship to you but we haven't forgotten that we've charged you.."

Actually I did not order mine. There was one shop in the Netherlands that received one copy. And I was the first to get it about 3 weeks ago. I was really Lucky to get it early. Also my copy works great and I am very pleased with the results.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Price tag to sell a Canon 7D
« on: May 28, 2014, 10:43:45 AM »

Reviews / Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« on: May 28, 2014, 01:45:43 AM »
Have now taken around 10,000 shots with the 35mm F2 IS and left somewhat bemused at its stellar performance especially when compared to my L lenses.

It has completely replaced my 24-70 2.8L mk1 for wedding photography , much sharper across the frame from F2 , similar if not slightly better AF especially in low light and a damn sight lighter to boot.

The lens feels right, performs without flaw or hesitation and is so so sharp. The bokeh from F2 gives a lovely seperation for full length portraits and candid photography. For stills photography i just cannot knock it at all and at the price its know at is a definite competitor for the 35 1.4L , sigma 35 Art and for some people will be preferable to 50s too.

As far as video goes although not been heavily used yet i have noticed a distinct difference in the IS system from the 24-105L IS to the 35 F2 IS for some reason the 24-105 is smoother.

On the back of this i also bought the 24 2.8 IS to pair it with and for the odd wider shot that does great too and beats out the old 24-70 , now paired with an 85mm and with a 135 on the way its prime time baby oh yeah

Wedding Photographer Durham Darlington Teesside Newcastle York

i wish they would do a 20mm f2.8 IS
in a similar vain I prefer 20mm to 24 for wide angle currently i use the voigtlander f3.5 which is MF only still a nice lens
Or... a 20mm f/2 IS - would that be possible in terms of technology, atractive pricing and ranking in the current lens line up?

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