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Lenses / Re: How much are you using the 40mm pancake?
« on: September 13, 2013, 03:50:00 AM »
Not enough, that is why I sold. It really is a great lens with good performance but what is it worth if you don't use it enough. That is of course for everyone different.

Australia / Re: 5D Mark III Firmware Update 1.2.1 Battery Fault
« on: September 12, 2013, 01:28:28 AM »
I have 2 batteries and don't have this issue.
Neither have I

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 24-70 VC and 5d3
« on: September 11, 2013, 11:34:45 AM »
I had the outer focus point problems that you speak of on my 5D3 with the Tamron 24-70. I sent it in 3 times, the 3rd time with my 5d3, and they still didn't correct the problem. They told me that they couldn't find anything wrong with the lens and it tested fine. They finally replaced my lens with a new one, which has the same problem on my 5D. I don't know if it is only on certain 5Ds, or what, since Tamron stated they couldn't duplicate the problem I was having. I'm skeptical about the knowledge of their customer service, though. When I referred to shooting in portrait and landscape ORIENTATION while testing the problem, they told me that I should try shooting in Manual mode.

That servicecenter should be reported. Isn't there another servicecenter that you can address?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 24-70 VC and 5d3
« on: September 11, 2013, 10:41:11 AM »
You can read about performance here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11251.0

Images produced by this lens here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=7030.0

I do not have problems with the outer AF points. This was discussed in this forum also. Just can't find the thread.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« on: September 11, 2013, 12:50:42 AM »
Love to see a release of a Sigma 135 f1.8 OS and comparison with the canon 135 f/2. If good enough, I may exchange my canon 135 with the sigma. Also curious about the 50 f/1.4 Art. I loved the original sigma 50 f/1.4 on the APS-C (did not have focus issues) but disliked it on the FF.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: About to drop some $$$ again...lol
« on: September 10, 2013, 11:41:48 AM »
I have this bag.
Very solid and strong. A bit heavy (without gear) so with gear you exceed weight limitations. Just pay attention when choosing an airline.

Canon General / Re: 70D or 70-300L
« on: September 10, 2013, 10:21:56 AM »
You already have a very good lens (200 f/2.8)
The 70D shall bring more fun with higher mp (and being able to crop) and better IQ

+ 1 for the advice of Random Orbits

If you use the 24-105mm as your primary lens I would troll back through your images and see how many of them are in the 70-105mm range from that lens. That would tell you how much you would miss it if you were to sell it.

What was going through your mind?  ;D

I have both and still use both. The usage of the 24-105 is now restricted to travel situations where I am without a tripod and/or need the additional focal length.

In any controlled or reasonably lit environment (till the time IS is not required), the 24-70 II certainly trumps the 24-105 in ways more than one (except that it doesn't shoot at 71-105mm).

I'm not considering selling the 24-105 anytime soon.

+1 (though I don't have the 24-70 MK II but instead the Tamron 24-70VC)

I find the 24-105 to be excellent urban walk around lens and so not considering selling the 24-105.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:13:13 AM »
With the quality of the previous released Sigma lenses...serious Canon competition!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Can this 7D package be worth over $9500?
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:05:25 AM »
"...Canon EOS 7D SLR Camera & 15PC 3 LENS 8GB NEW
Extra Battery + 8GB Memory + Flash + Canon Lens"

Don't know ...looks like it is coming with 15 pc's en 3 lenses
:P   ::)

Software & Accessories / Re: Transcend memory card problems
« on: September 08, 2013, 01:05:13 PM »
I use transcend CF and SD cards in 7D, 5D MK III, sx240 and in my car. So far no problems.
Maybe an unlucky combination with the rx100 or just bad luck with this specific card. Did you check it in another device?

Reviews / Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« on: September 08, 2013, 12:57:46 PM »
I am curious if anyone has noticed problems with peripheral AF points on the 5D3 and this lens like those mentioned at http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/42545234?

Sorry if this has been asked previously.

Seeing no one jumping up and down I decided to test the lens. Sadly, my results are consistent with the above link.

I tested the lens on a brick wall and on some more challenging subjects as well, using aperture priority and three focal lengths: 24mm, 50mm, and 70mm. All shots were made on a tripod using a two second delay. I only tested at f/2.8. Since I was comparing only f/2.8 shots I believe it is a fair comparison. If I want to use an f/4 lens I have the 24-105. I took multiple images (at least three) of each test shot, except the center point shots where I generally only took two.

The results were consistent at the three focal lengths I tested. Using the center AF point of the 5D3 the shots are nice and sharp. They are sharp over the peripheral AF spots as well. Using a peripheral AF point the image is soft throughout. These are sample screenshots of the RAW image at 70mm in DPP at 100% showing the selected AF point.

I would send it into Tamron.  Their customer service is excellent and they will fix this for you.

+1 for the service

Reviews / Re: New Canon EOS 70D - review
« on: September 08, 2013, 11:44:13 AM »
Here's the most complete 70D review i've found for now :


"...And it inherits so many key features from the higher-end, but older, 7D model that for us the cheaper 70D is a more sensible purchase."
This may cause the 7D MK II to be released only in Q1 of 2015. Or...?

Canon Rumors loads almost instantly on my iPad and on my Win 8.1 PC.  I have a 116Mbit/s internet connection and a HP Z800 Dual CPU workstation. 

If CR is loading slowly, I suspect the issue is most likely related to your internet connection speed foremost, PC speed cold be a secondary issue causing the delay.  Though unless your PC is ancient (6+ years old), I suspect the hardware will not be the issue.

Connection is fiberglass. PC i7 graphiccard 1 GB, 8GB memory - 6 months old.

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