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Lenses / Re: Its official now. The new EF 100-400 from Canon is on its way!
« on: February 23, 2013, 12:39:39 PM »
I suggest that you consider purchasing a Visual Echoes "Better Beamer" to use with your flash.  In difficult low contrast situations, it will make a huge difference.  Its basically a fresnel lens that focuses your flash so that it can illuminate things like birds and wildlife at a distance.
Sold by Adorama, B&H, Amazon,  etc.  You must pick one that fits your exact flash unit.  For $36.95, you will gain a lot of capability in lighting at a distance.

BTW, here is a small bird shot with my 100-400mmL with a Better Beamer.


What a great tip, thank you for sharing. Do you only get one chance at this or do the birds not really notice the light difference?


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Lenses / 25mm EF Pancake
« on: February 23, 2013, 11:34:26 AM »
I have no empirical proof but I believe the 40mm pancake is a bit of a success for Canon. I certainly hear very few detractors on CR and it’s definitely on my list.
Do you think there is any chance they will make a 25mm pancake to go along with it? using the same shell as the 40 would it take much lens design?

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« on: February 23, 2013, 12:24:04 AM »
so Cakon 1 V2 it is then @ $1200, lovely  ;D

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Canon General / Re: The Canon EOS 7D & EF 400 f/2.8L IS II Break a Record
« on: February 22, 2013, 02:21:04 PM »
wow maybe I’m a bit easily pleased but I think that’s incredible whatever was used to create it

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Excellent stuff, makes it nice and official

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Lenses / Re: 70-400/ f4.0-5.6 Zoom ... Canon, where are you?
« on: February 20, 2013, 07:31:31 AM »
Yip, just what Canon need another 70 to something zoom, they are so poor in that market segment  :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 02:07:58 PM »
Wonder how sensitive the centre AF point will be, down to -3?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« on: February 18, 2013, 08:59:55 AM »
Just a print screen of Top 100 in Switzerland

Who's list?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D - error 30!!!
« on: February 16, 2013, 04:21:56 PM »
I think you need to have wifi and gps disabled even with camera switched off to stop battery drain.

Sorry to hear your predicament it must be incredibly frustrating to put it mildly. I really hope your find someone willing to help you out.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Nice Folks at Flickr
« on: February 14, 2013, 04:50:52 PM »
congrats and enjoy!

Hey CR guy I'm the 324567 member of Canon Rumours can I get that pancake that's all covered in syrup as a prize...... mmmmmmm I love syrup hehe  :P

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Technical Support / Re: Images not dislaying correctly
« on: February 13, 2013, 02:36:16 PM »
Thanks for the replys
I should have been clearer, this is only to do with viewing photos displayed on this site.

I've now checked three laptops, two exibit this 'corruption' the third is fine, must be an issue with the setting on the two laptops, anyways thanks again all for your input

Edit: Updates fixed it, should have known better it was either that or switch it off and back on again  ;D

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Technical Support / Images not dislaying correctly
« on: February 12, 2013, 04:05:56 PM »
This didn't always happen, just started about a month ago. Anyone any idea what's causing this this is with IE 9 Chrome just shows broken image link. Thought it may be my wireless router but have just had that replaced and Internet upgraded (after this started happening). Looks like a graphics card or memory issue but it's happening on two machines, don't have issues on other photo sites.

thanks

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Reviews / Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« on: February 10, 2013, 09:22:58 AM »
Thank you for the review Dustin I'm struggling to disagree with any of that and to quote Tara I too "have been over thinking which body to purchase."

Anyone familiar with this set of comparisons? I’m looking at differences between the 5D3 and 6D and would like to know if these pics are valid i.e. not processed in some way or fixed to benefit one over the other.

http://www.etherpilot.com/photo/test/misc/6d_5d3_d600_colfix.jpg

I don't think that I would make the decision based on image quality - either of these will produce stunning images.  Part of the point that I am making is that spending the extra money will not improve your still image quality.  The more advanced AF of the 5D3 might improve the KIND of images you can make (if you are shooting sports or birds), but, like some of the images I submitted, the 6D might also give you some other creative options because of being able to control the camera remotely.  I got the 6D the day after I had been out shooting long exposures in -35F/-37C weather with my 5D2.  I realized that if I had the 6D, I could have controlled those same exposures from my iPad while sitting in the car.  Now that didn't sound so bad!!

I think I would make the decision based more on the feature set.  What kind of photography are you going to do?  Which camera offers the feature set that you need?

I agree Dustin the 5d3 is a fantastic camera but totalling up the features *I* would like with my photo needs especially for this year (special year) I'm pretty well settled on the 6D feature list it also gives me much more head room to get a couple of L lenses. Your review really did help to consolidate this though so thanks again. The question about the link was a throw away really after all if the 6D does actually have measurably better performance like that page suggests then all the better! Of course it doesn't mean that the 5D3 isn't a better overall camera.

Regards

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shutter count on a new 6D
« on: February 10, 2013, 09:03:09 AM »
The default setting is to continue the numbering from the last camera that the card was used in. If you had another canon camera before your 6D, it's just continuing that numbering scheme.

I don't now this is possible ... But will check and revert soonest.

YIKES! ... A kick in the teeth. You were absolutely correct.

This card was initially used in the 5D3 and then moved on to the Sony RX-100. When the 6D arrived I presumed that it would have an SD card in the box and was shocked that Canon didn't include any as a freebie! Anyhow, the card in the RX-100 was moved to the 6D.

All the more surprising is the fact that the last RX-100 file on the card is DSC00137.ARW. The 6D picked up from where the RX-100 left off :o ... The next file on the card is IMG_0138.CR2.

Guess what ... the 6D is saving the files in the same folder as the RX-100 - the 101MSDCF folder on the card ignoring the Canon folder ... I can't understand what the hell is going on but as least this solves the mystery! :)

wow interesting info, and a little wierd at the same time! could understand it if the card was last in another Canon camera but taking the count from a completely different one is strange.

I'd still be surprised if any camera comes off the production line without QA doing some basic tests like does the shutter work  :o

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Reviews / Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« on: February 09, 2013, 08:45:09 AM »
Thank you for the review Dustin I'm struggling to disagree with any of that and to quote Tara I too "have been over thinking which body to purchase."

Anyone familiar with this set of comparisons? I’m looking at differences between the 5D3 and 6D and would like to know if these pics are valid i.e. not processed in some way or fixed to benefit one over the other.

http://www.etherpilot.com/photo/test/misc/6d_5d3_d600_colfix.jpg

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