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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« on: October 23, 2012, 07:31:13 PM »
Help,needed please
 I’ve just downloaded the new firmware version 1.1.1 & the auto focus point is still black in AI Servo? But still flashes red in one shot. Any ideas.
I have re downloaded the firmware twice & reinstalled it 4 times & it’s still the same not lighting up red in AI Servo.

Get a copy of this it tells you everything you need to know including how to do Soft Proofing which is very important. Also how to adjust the image once its been soft proofed to match the original.


Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 ii in stock at Onecall and PC.Nation
« on: September 27, 2012, 05:33:57 PM »
Picking mine up at the weekend. LCE Southampton UK.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Blown-out Highligts in Stage Lighting
« on: September 24, 2012, 05:14:26 AM »
Yes I know what you mean with the LED lighting; also what I find even worse is the use of smoke machines. At the bigger festivals / gigs its the first 3 songs of any act & no flash so you have to be very quick.
What I do now is take individual photos of the main members of the band/group waiting for the lights to change until something comes up that’s usable. Failing that, then its convert everything to black & white & you then you might have something that’s hopefully usable. I also switch to spot metering a lot of the time.
With your first 2 photo’s I personally would just crop them for the singer, the bass player has a microphone in front of him (totally unusable in IMHO) & like you have said the drummer & the piano player the highlights are blown.
For me personally the noise/grain in rock group photos does not bother me in the slightest in fact I think it can add to the atmosphere of the photo. (But that’s just my opinion). I quite happily shoot at anywhere between 4000- 16,000 ISO.
Hope that’s of some help but I suspect other photographers do things totally different to what I do.

These might give you some idea of what I’m trying to say believe me the lighting & the smoke was really bad when this group were on stage.
The lighting was even worse when Gary Numan was on stage, very very dark & more smoke than bonfire night. The two red photos I included just to show how difficult things can get. So it’s just a matter of waiting for the lights to hopefully become useable.

Canon General / Re: How many of us are making money out of photography ?
« on: September 20, 2012, 02:58:08 PM »
The thing now is that with modern SLR digital cameras & knowledge of computer editing software almost anyone can take a reasonable photo.
BUT almost everyone I know never ever prints anything or vary rarely.
For me photography has always been & always will be about handling real prints & bits of paper.
Show anyone a photo on a computer screen & 99.99% of the time they will never ever buy it (wedding photography being the exception). BUT show them a real print something tactile that they can handle & then you have a more that reasonable chance of selling it.
I have a reasonable portfolio of old stuff from the 60’s & 70’s that continually sells very well. Also my more modern stuff sells quite well, simply because as I said its actually printed & mounted.
But hay ho what do I know, I’m just an old git of 66.

Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: September 20, 2012, 02:42:56 PM »
For as much money as I can get ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx availability in the UK
« on: July 20, 2012, 09:02:08 AM »
Ordered mine from LCE Southampton on the 30th June & paid a £500 quid deposit, & it arrived on the 18th July. SORTED. I am a Canon CPS Gold member, for what it worth?
BUT it has got the AFMA issue though & I have reported it to LCE asking them to contact Canon & get back to me.

This is crazy, I have just left the camera off for 10 minutes & tried it again and NOW its remembering the AFMF settings for both len's. WIERD :-[ ??? :-\
Could it be dirty lens connections???

I have the same problem :-[. I picked mine up today from LCE Southampton, UK. I tried manually entering the serial No of the lens as the camera does not recognise the s/number, & it still has the same problem. I tried it with a new 70-200L F2.8 Mk2 & a 35mm F1.4L.
Must be a firmware issue??

EOS Bodies / Re: 1D X arriving at smaller dealers?
« on: July 19, 2012, 02:28:51 AM »
Ordered mine on the 30th June & paid a £500 quid deposit, & it arrived on the 18th July. SORTED.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X AF Guidebook Updated
« on: June 18, 2012, 03:11:33 PM »
That link is as much use as an ash tray on a motorbike :(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« on: May 04, 2012, 04:45:56 AM »
The two photos don't look like the same body/model to me, The PCB Broad in the middle looks totally different to me.

Street & City / Re: what is it with the brits and DSLR cameras?
« on: April 24, 2012, 10:03:32 AM »

i travel around europe a lot... and as i wrote in my first posting, nowhere i felt more unwelcome by the authorities.

Then DON'T come back, SIMPLES

Canada / Re: Looking to buy a used Canon 1ds mk3 in Canada
« on: April 13, 2012, 12:06:10 PM »
I've got one for sale BUT I'm in the UK.

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