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It makes you wonder how extensive the testing is at Canon,

 "Did you test the camera with a speedlite?"

  R&D "Erm"

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: AA Battery Charger and Batteries
« on: November 10, 2012, 05:05:22 PM »
Yes I agree,

This Thread and its responses have been fantastic, what I would also like to ask is Battery maintenance, In my current situation, I might not get a big job for maybe 2 months, lucky I teach to earn most of my money, and the small jobs here and there, but no need to worry over batteries and power every week, what is the best way to look after these type of batteries during the down times?

thanks again


Canon really need to address this issue, I'm hoping they get to see this complaint,

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: AA Battery Charger and Batteries
« on: November 07, 2012, 01:59:01 PM »
what an amazing response thank you so much for this, I have just bought a LaCrosse BC-1000 with x8 Sanyo Eneloops Batteries

Im really looking forward to not buying normal batteries for a while!

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: AA Battery Charger and Batteries
« on: November 07, 2012, 10:36:53 AM »
Thank you so much, Im going to buy them both now!

Im so happy I found this thread! I recently wrote a post about this and no one replied, thought I was mad, god, I did a job a month ago and I couldn't focus, I was sweating, praying to get focus in time, this really needs to be fixed, does anyone know if the problem exists with the new 600 speedlite?

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / AA Battery Charger and Batteries
« on: November 07, 2012, 09:38:38 AM »
Hello All,

I'm hoping you can help me make the right choice, I have been spending so much money on Batteries for jobs in the past, I just have so many old batteries laying around with half power in them, I use Double AA batteries for my 430 EXII speedlite, so I decided I need rechargeable batteries with a charger, but i know nothing about what kind are the best for the job, I need Long Lasting and good recycling times,  can any of you help me with a few choices of Charger and Batteries?

Thanks so much in advance


EOS Bodies / Re: odd canon cps point allocation --
« on: October 28, 2012, 10:36:39 AM »
anyone tell me what it would mean to have 26? is there a good point to being a CPS member?

EOS Bodies / Re: odd canon cps point allocation --
« on: October 27, 2012, 12:35:51 PM »
anyone know what I would get with a

Canon 5D3

24 1.4 II L

50 1.4

70-200 2.8 L


EOS Bodies / Re: Red AF in AI-Servo fixed in 1D-X before 5D Mk III
« on: October 18, 2012, 08:33:35 AM »
You guys have to realise that there might be other things to fix also with the 5D3, there is no point rolling out a firmware for the Red Points, to only roll out another later, Chill, the 2 cameras are different, I actually agree that the people who have paid 5k should and get a fix earlier if it can be made, remember in Canons eyes the 1Dx's are being used on field with Pro photographers and they need an update fast.

The 5D3s turn will come, also with other fixes, relax

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 and a 430EXII
« on: October 14, 2012, 05:53:52 PM »
Thanks all for your replies, The cameras fine, and is one of the new generations models, the focus is spot on normally, this conference wasn't so bad, as in light, but it would hang, Im wondering if the AF is too fast and has to wait for the as illuminator off the flash to make contact to the person, Im honestly not dreaming this up, and I am surprised no one has noticed this, one thing I did notice is that the main Illuminator wasn't as bright as I used to remember, maybe a combination of things, I have my 5d3 set up so the cross points illuminate when its dark only and when it achieves focus, I wonder if anything like that would cause a problem with the flashes illuminator? hmm

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 and a 430EXII
« on: October 12, 2012, 06:01:10 PM »
I find it hard to believe not a single person has replied

EOS Bodies / 5D3 and a 430EXII
« on: October 12, 2012, 10:08:09 AM »
Hello All,

Im hoping you can help, I had to shoot a conference for a very big client last week, and my set up was a 5D3 with my only flash a 430EXII my lens was a 24mm or a 70-200, anyway to my complete surprise the camera had a terrible time focusing, even with the assist beam firing, it would take on occasion more then 2-3 seconds to lock focus and then that meant sometimes it was too late, it was almost like having a different camera in my hand, the lighting was quite dull, as you can imagine a dim lit Hotel Lobby, but no way I thought would be a problem, I do not at all remember my 5D2 being as bad with the same flash,

I think I have read somewhere that the assist beam on these old flashes don't work so well with the new AF points on the 5D3 etc, I use middle point,

does anyone know about this, and had the same problem, the camera is a dream when left alone with decent light, but terrible when attached to a 430EXII,

sorry if there are other threads about this I may have missed,



EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 07, 2012, 06:03:55 PM »
If the new upcoming 46Mp beast is costing $9,000 ... Canon is sending a clear message to all its customers ... "If you want high MegaPix with medium format like quality and can't afford to pay .... Go .. Just go away .. And go with Nikon ... Canon does not want you as a customer ... Good Bye"!!!!

Canon has already clearly been sending that message.  I've been trying to hold tight the past few months - waiting to see how Canon responded to the d800.  But among friends and family, I've been starting to recommend Nikon bodies to new shooters.  The rumored $9,000 1DS just cements my evolving/changing attitude toward Canon.

Canon used to lead the dSLR market with innovative products that met photographers' needs and demands.  Now it just seems that they're throwing sh*t at the wall to see what sticks, with no clear path for progress/innovation.  Just take a look at the lineup... 60D, 60Da, EOS-M, 6D, 7D, 5D2, 5D3, 1DX... and with the rumored 7D2 and 1DS in the pipeline, I have absolutely no f*cking idea what Canon is doing.  Are NINE bodies really necessary to satisfy the high-end shooter market?  :o

Nikon seems to have a clear path with their D4 and D800 offerings, and their pricing is certainly attractive.  These last 6 months have been difficult for Canon fans, and as long as Canon continues to insult us with subpar offerings at insanely high prices, more and more shooters will be very seriously considering Nikon products.

I haven't abandoned Canon yet, but after my D800 arrives and I've had time to thoroughly evaluate the Nikon system, I may be making the permanent switch.

Sorry, Canon... but it's you, not me.

+1 for this post I completely agree

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2012, 08:58:44 PM »
I agree, lets just wait and see, it may not even be 9K, so who knows,

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