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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Decisions decisions...
« on: August 07, 2013, 06:53:44 AM »
Glass, glass, glass  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS Update [CR2]
« on: August 06, 2013, 05:39:05 PM »
Well, there is a CR2 that next year we will make the same discussion about a CR2 for a new 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strange Image Artifact on my new 5D III
« on: August 06, 2013, 05:33:26 PM »
Also if the file does not exist now, try to retrieve it by a recovery program - some SANDISK cards used to come with a license for such a program - and see if it is intact.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: August 06, 2013, 05:31:03 PM »
I second that. Canon should get the engineering staff to start again working on great ideas.

It seems to me it's not about ideas, but about laws of physics - the innovative 200-400L is heavy for a reason, the same reason why they left IS out of the 24-70L2. And they are innovative with IS primes and hybrid af on the 24-70/4, while your request for just "updating" the traditional 35L with better iq contradicts the great ideas you seem to want.

One real innovation though will be the new line of DO lenses, there have been lots of patents on CR, but who knows when these will be released - probably only when they sold a non-DO prime to everyone so people have a reason to upgrade :-p

If Canon released a new line of DO lenses, I bet you would see a lot of people in forums like this, complaining that they don't have enough contrast...and wishing they would make a counterpart that did not use diffractive optics.  There's no shortage of people who like to complain.
More than 10 years have passed since the Canon introduced a DO lens. They should be able to make DO lenses with enough contrast by now...  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS Update [CR2]
« on: August 06, 2013, 05:29:05 PM »
Note: I challenge you all not to have any more discussions about push/pull vs rotary zoom!!!
Oh, how much I like rotary zooms...  ;D

Oh, how much I love primes.... ;D
I love primes too... ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:20:33 PM »
We are going back to HK to visit family this November, our annual visit, and one of our destination will be :
 http://www.globalgeopark.org/aboutggn/list/china/6616.htm, lower right photo shows what I'm interest at.
Hope you can see that too, sometime.
-r
Very interesting! (Please remove the coma from the url to make it work though).

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS Update [CR2]
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:54:03 AM »
Note: I challenge you all not to have any more discussions about push/pull vs rotary zoom!!!
Oh, how much I like rotary zooms...  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS Update [CR2]
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:53:25 AM »
Note: I challenge you all not to have any more discussions about push/pull vs rotary zoom!!!
Oh, how much I like push/pull zooms...  ;D

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Technical Support / Re: Worth paying for the repairs?
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:41:26 AM »
£200 vs. £825 is too much. It comes to whether you trust this service center. In addition, as it is now I doubt you can sell it for a lot of money too.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strange Image Artifact on my new 5D III
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:31:28 AM »
Is this an artifact from a focused LED headlamp hitting the sensor in a weird way?
No way! Have you also shot in raw? Is the result the same? Do you see this on your camera's screen?

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Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:45:42 AM »

Sorry , I meant to write macro extender!

You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
;D  ;D  ;D

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Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:18:00 AM »
When I told this story to a friend he told me that once he had taken an extender with him  thinking he was taking a teleconverter!

What's the difference?
Sorry , I meant to write macro extender!

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M replaced my 5D kit
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:20:46 AM »
For me the best balance is a DSLR with 2 to 4 lenses tops (even better: 3). If I have more it gets difficult to manage and carry.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M replaced my 5D kit
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:14:22 AM »
It seems like the DSLR is like a stick of dynamite. It will get a lot done if it is set up right, but that's difficult to do and is just as likely to blow up.

I don't find mine difficult to set up. Have you tried reading your manual?   ;)

How droll :)

What I mean by this comment is that with the DSLR, lenses, filters, tripod, color correction, flashes, modifiers, etc I'll usually go to great lengths to get mediocre pictures. And oftentimes using that specialized stuff leads to mistakes, like the time I had the reverse GND on for taking sunset pictures, then forgot it when a perfect picture of the family presented itself. Interesting to see their light legs and dark upper bodies - bang! If I just kept it simple and not tried to get a perfect shot of a sunset (which has been done a billion times before) then I could have some nice landscape shots and family shots (sure before you say it I can try and massage the shot in PS, but in that case in those circumstances I think the picture is probably lost).

Or messing with flashes, instead of just keeping it simple and using ambient, with maybe a little fill light I'll fiddle with three flashes, modifiers and ... often get worse lighting with odd shadows I'm struggling to control - bang!

Or I'll go out and about with one of my extreme lenses, like a UWA or a telephoto, and have a lens completely wrong for something else I'd like to take a shot of (like a family shot and all I've got is a UWA) - bang! Or I'll go out with just the 50 (which is still heavier than the EOS M and two lenses) and miss shots at the other extremes - bang!

Sure, before you all tell me how you can carry 60 lbs of equipment on your back and always get just the right setup, in time, for the circumstances you want to get the shot because you anticipated it 10 minutes before, that's great and good for you.  Hey maybe I'll get there too someday, I'd like to think so and it gives me a goal, as I'm certainly not selling my gear.

Blaming your gear for your own mistakes? That explains a lot :).
There were 2 circumstances where I would get better results with less equipment due to the ability to carry it a few hundred meters. This would make a difference. But in many other cases it was the opposite. In the specific case you mention didn't you look thru the viewfinder to see that half of the picture was darker? OK maybe it was a soft grad but still...

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Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 06, 2013, 07:43:41 AM »
I remember once when I left my car and entered my friends' car that I had grabbed my jacket from the car.
When we arrived I realized that I had grabbed a towel and not my jacket !

When I told this story to a friend he told me that once he had taken an extender with him  thinking he was taking a teleconverter!

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