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Street & City / Re: Italy 2012
« on: September 22, 2012, 08:54:24 AM »
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Santa Maria della Salute von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 700.000 Times) auf Flickr

Palazzo Comunale (San Gimignano) - Courtyard von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 700.000 Times) auf Flickr

Holy Cow! This one of the Palazzo is excellent. It is really breathing Medieval times. I almost forgot I have been in this Palazzo.

Lenses / Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« on: September 19, 2012, 01:01:50 PM »
I don't have experience with a lens of 3.6 kG
How is it to work handheld with a lens of this weight?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Reminder: Announcements on September 17, 2012
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:55:03 PM »

Photokina opens on September 18th.


Is it common for exhibitors to bring out announcements one day before opening? So on the 17th?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Reminder: Announcements on September 17, 2012
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:29:48 PM »
IF 6D would have 11 point AF (cross-type) with center point double cross-type then OK - I will probably get one. If it is just 1 cross-type point - 5D Mk II is better for my needs. Fingers crossed !

no problem as long as it's cheap around 1500.

I think it wont come cheaper then 2k. Well, Im not saying Ill buy it right after announcement but Im ready for 2k price tag (with AF imrpoved compared to Mk II). If its just 1 cross-type in the center I would take a second look at Mk II.

...I think that it was published on canonwatch that current 650D AF module is better then 5D Mk II. So putting worse AF then Rebel line into entry FF makes no sense to me...


Get ready for $2500 MSRP ;) .

A $2500 MSRP would mean a €2500 MSRP price in Europe. That would be a NON-competitive price. For 400 euro more, you can get the 5D MKIII. It just does not make sense unless it is the opening price that needs to go down with at least 600 euro but only after 4 to 6 months. By then, most may have saved the money to buy the 5D MKIII

Video & Movie / Re: From another perspective: Auschwitz-Birkenau
« on: September 15, 2012, 04:37:44 AM »
Impressive. No words
Never again

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 Second Curtain Sync - Design Flaw?
« on: September 09, 2012, 05:43:31 AM »
I've got an event coming up where I need to use a couple of off camera 430EX II flashes fired with Cyber Sync triggers. The setup also will require second curtain synch, which I've never used before. So I've been sitting here going through my 5D3 menus trying to set second curtain synch and just discovered that the only way to do that is to have a powered-on Canon flash mounted on the camera.  If you don't have a Canon flash attached and turned on, you can't access the menu to set the shutter synchronization. 

Now, I just confirmed that if I attach the flash, set the shutter synch, then dismount the flash and hook it up to my Cyber Sync trigger, the second curtain sync that was previously set will work as expected.  I have all camera settings on manual and and as as test, set the shutter to 6 seconds and the flash did indeed fire just before the shutter closed. Then I remounted the flash on the camera, entered the menus and set it back to first curtain synch, dismounted the flash back to a off-camera manual setup, and this time it fired when the shutter opened.

So there is a way to get there.  But this obviously is not workable if you need to toggle between first and second curtain sync when using a manual off-camera flash setup, which I may need to do in this situation.

Am I missing something? Is there a way to set the flash curtain synch without having the flash physically connected to the camera and powered on?

You have just won the price for best QA  ;D

Seriously...the "bug" you have found is a design flaw in the Menu.
I am over 25 years in software development industry and like you recognize easily a design flaw.

Some menu option that does NOT require the flash to be attached should be available when the flash is NOT attached.
And, not - as it is now - be a hidden menu option that only becomes available when a flash IS attached.


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« on: September 08, 2012, 03:43:09 PM »
1. It's sad to see that many people are ready to settle for the 5D Mark II sensor, which is around 4 years old...
2. It's a lot more sad to see that not so many people are sick of Canon using the same/similar sensors for all cameras and their 'mix & match' strategy.

I don't know about the numbering myths, such as even & odd numbers in high-end product names but, if the rumored 6D - or whatever - is real, I'm sure even Canon isn't stupid enough to release it with 5D Mark II's sensor, which is totally NOT fine!

If 5d Mark III is really worth $3500, then the D800 is definitely worth more that $3000. So it's pretty clear to me that with lower profit margin, Nikon is trying to win back some market share and in the light of this, I see no reason for the rumored D600 to cost more than $2000. Will/Can Canon position the rumored 6D at around $2000? I doubt that...

If Canon don't radically change their strategies pretty soon, I believe we won't see any products to excite the masses like the 5D Mark II did. It'll always be customers on both sides of the satisfaction line and that will only help Nikon gain market share - which I don't care a bit but Canon should.

I don't get it. So it makes you "sad" that people like me are quite content with their 5DII. But also makes you "sad" that some people want something different. So what is it now?

And here's the thing. The "old" sensor is still professional grade and delivers. Sure, we all want to see improvements at some point, but we are reaching a point where (thank heavens!) the digital market is maturing a bit. Consumers are more than happy. Prosumers should be happy. Pros use whatever is available anyway and make it work. Maybe we're coming back to a point where 4-year old camera isn't considered ancient. Which would increase perhaps the demand for better build quality instead of esoteric megapixel and technology terms and adding useless features.

Sure, I also get that the two big and few small camera manufacturers are in the camera selling business. Like they have been over the last several decades. Business models shift and they've done a pretty good job with survival (other not so much) and actually turning a profit with proactive marketing and development strategies.

Let's cut them some slack here. We should all be grateful that especially Canon is still keeping up a business model that makes money by selling to consumers and P&S moms & dads - while maintaining a full and extensive pro line that isn't really much of a moneymaker but really just there to carry the image of the brand = with a few lucky exception like the 5DII for example that sold to pros and consumers alike. Why not milk that a bit more by shifting that technology out to people who so far couldn't or wouldn't afford it? I know quite a few people who would be more than happy to have a 5DII sensor in their cameras. We all have out preferences and I could easily dream up my preferred DSLR - which other than me maybe 5 people in the world would be interested in (think FD manual lens F1n style body with a 5D-type sensor...).

In real life and in the hands of a good photographer I challenge you to tell if an image was shot with a 5DII, 5DIII, 1DsIII, 1DX or 800E.

*LIKE for this post

Software & Accessories / Re: 60D Battery grips. Aftermarket options?
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:01:25 AM »
The best is the genuine Canon branded.

But, very expensive (as you probably found out)

I bought a Meike for my 7D. I am very pleased with the quality. I am not sure if it is giving my 7D less boost while using AI Servo then if I would use the genuine Canon branded one. Never checked.

I once had a problem with the shutterbutton on the grip, not working properly (for vertical position use). It just happened after using the grip for a long time.
The problem however somehow disappeared by itself as it came. Don't know why I had this occurance.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How much for a USED 550d (or 600d)?
« on: September 07, 2012, 07:53:27 AM »
I sold my barely used Canon 550D (about 2500 shuttercount). It was in excellent condition and still got 12 months guarantee.

I sold it to a camerashop who was offering it to customers for 349 euro
A new 550D - at least in the Netherlands - is around 449 euro

So, 550D no more than 350 euro

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« on: September 03, 2012, 01:08:31 AM »
I do not see any pink goop in the disassembly images, but there is a wire in that area with pink or salmon colored insulation.
Send the camera in for service, its possible the wire has the insulation pinched and pulled off.

Great how this article ends with an advert of Knob Creek Bourbon.
After dismantling the 5D MK III, you can sure need a drink to think over how to put it back together again ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shot football game with 1DX and 1D4
« on: September 02, 2012, 12:24:39 PM »
pretty cool pics, but hey, that's not Football!!! ;-)

this is football  ;D


Excellent shot!
World Championship 2012?
With the 1D X?

Canon General / Re: gear advice for second body
« on: August 31, 2012, 04:05:32 AM »
The 85 f/1.8 on the 7D
Works very good indoor and outdoor on the 7D - good reach (through 1,6) And, less noise problems because of the f/1.8

EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: August 31, 2012, 03:57:55 AM »
Really? Nikon doenst have good FX lenses? I thought it was pretty similar to Canon..minus a "few" special ones…
But there's 1 lens i wished Canon had..it's not the best lens but i think it makes a great travel lens for FF…the 28-300…that's something i wish Canon had..something similar at least but none..

Canon DOES have this lens:

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: World's most expensive lens
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:10:31 AM »
If I had that lens I could stay between the football stadium and soccer field and shoot both games from the same location :) :)

 :D :D :D

EOS Bodies / Re: 7d noise question is it normal?
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:07:06 AM »
Thank you for you very clear explanation.

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