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**Service update**

I just now received  an update for my 50 Art at the repair shop.

They have ordered the mother board of the lens to replace. I can guarantee, as an old consumer electronics rep guy, they have NO idea what's wrong, and decided to switch out all the electronics and cross their fingers. It's also cheaper to replace the whole board, than to find a single component that might act up, very tricky to find.

So a brand new lens, and they have no idea whats wrong, so they try something. I'm not all that confident, because I still can't believe yet again I got a faulty brand new lens, no way....

Yeap......welcome to SMT world. It's cheaper to replace the board. I hope the tech has enough training  ::)

interested to see what 7D II has to offer..... ::)

I think it is G.A.S.  :P

What about the 1DX?
A dream no?
And the 16-35 f/4 IS?
choices choices choices...... 8)

Just for the record, I DO NOT have G.A.S....... ;D   I talked myself out of 600mm: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19923.120

1D X would be a dream camera for many us(including myself). If I can talk myself into selling A7r + FE 55mm, then 1D X is within reach..... ::)

Regardless how fast 7D II might be, I highly doubt I would add crop sensor to my kit. Anyways, still want to see the specs

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 23, 2014, 10:26:01 AM »
That is one great image, even by your standards Edward.

Like I (and several others on CR) have said a couple of times, you have to make a book. A big one, where you tell all these stories and give advice on travel, guiding, equipment etc. And share your phenomenal images in high quality print!

I hereby preorder 10 copies!

+3 (preorders  :P )

seriesously, I would preorder one. Hope to have the photographer signature on this book as well.

I put it in my cart, but did not go thru with it, I'm really wanting a FF body with the dual pixel, and I do not like the SD card. 
It is a good deal, I'll need to think it over some more.

+1......For me, it will be hard to go back to crop

I see an awful lot of bitching, complaining and general brand hatred in this thread.  Let me add:

- If you want a Canon/Nikon camera like the A7/A7R to use with all your Canon/Nikon lenses, buy an adapter!
- If you don't like the A7/A7R, don't buy it.
- If Sony doesn't make the lens you want, use someone else's!

If you want a really great full frame camera, buy the Sony A7 or A7r and enjoy it.

I've been a Canon user for years and a Pentax user before that.  I now have an A7R with adapters for all my Canon, Pentax, Minolta, M42 and T2 lenses and love it.  I own one Sony lens, the kit 28-70mm fit lens for the A7 (because someone didn't like it and gave it to me).  BEST lens I've ever had for the price!

Stop bitching, go for it and have fun...
Not quite the post one expects from a first time poster ... nevertheless Welcome to CR!

Ummmmm, Yes, I agree with Rienz, welcome to CR, I think.

I've had my a7r for a while now, handed it to my eldest lad who likes it, but I recently re appropriated it to use with the Otus 55f/1.4, I must say that combination is quite remarkable, the Focus Peaking on the a7r is hugely useful with this Manual Focus Lens, I prefer this combo at the moment over the 1Dx with a Manual Focus Screen in place, especially in Low Light.

A7r + FE 55mm = 50L sold on ebay. I have no plan adding 50mm to my current gear. The primary reason I haven't place a pre-order on Canon 16-35 f4 IS is I'm waiting to see what Sony/Zeiss has to offer on their rumor FE 16-35 f4 OS.
Just bought the FE 55 f/1.8 and the FE 70-200 f/4 OSS lenses today ... and I agree with you about the 55, its a fantastic lens ... the 70-200 f/4 was surprise package, it is very light with very good build quality, makes it easy to travel with it.

Your signature is getting out of controll... ;D Keep in mind, FE 16-35 f4 OS is right around the corner.

Software & Accessories / Re: Shooting in the rain
« on: May 22, 2014, 11:47:32 AM »
I've shot out in the rain a few times, and I went the simple route and used a trash bag.  I just cut a hole in one of the corners and that's where I put the end of my lens. I used a hair tie or something similar to hold the bag onto the lens.

Happened to me couple times. I ended up using plastic shopping bag and cont. with my shooting. No issue... ;)

As you can see, the rain was coming down hard. This was in HongKong.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cps gave me a 1dx and falling in love
« on: May 22, 2014, 10:57:21 AM »

Just love the af locks on. Exposure seems more accurate. The raws definitely have more latitude. If you pull the shadows too much in the 5d, the banding is apparent and the 1d files gives you more. What was nice was not the burst but how accurate it was. Caught so many more moments of the active kids.

So, what is the verdict KKCFamilyman?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: May 22, 2014, 10:22:14 AM »
About you add 40mm pancake to your 5D III?

For truely compact get one of these: X100s, A7 series + FE 35mm

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: May 22, 2014, 09:48:51 AM »
I am thinking... wrapped in a box under the Christmas tree this year...  I am not a professional, but this will complement my other two zoom lens.  I love IS... too bad the 24-70 II IS is  not yet.

Soon or later, it will come  8)
Don't you mean $$$ooner or later, it will come  :) :D ;D >:( :'( 8)

I think you right, "sooner or later"..... ;D

In term of UWA, I'm standing btw the bridge of Canon DSLR and Sony a7r mirrorless. If I'm 100% commit to Canon DSLR, then, 1D X and 5D III combo is definitely on my purchase list.

SOLD my 16-35 II and 50L last week, I have about $2800 on hand. If I sell A7r + Zeiss FE 55mm + one current 5D III, I think I have enough $$$ for brand new 1D X and new 16-35 f4 IS.

Of course, that is just an illogical plan in my shooting..... ;)

interested to see what 7D II has to offer..... ::)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 21, 2014, 07:49:17 PM »
Brolga Crane

400mm, 1/400, f8, ISO 2500.

I'm guessing your 400mm working hard lately  ;D

Great shot Menace

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 21, 2014, 07:47:43 PM »
So cute  :)  Beautiful light.  Another great shot Sir.

Thanks Click, this Image is the Mother of the Cute one, not so cute when they get to this size, this Mum was also the Alpha Female of the Pride, 14 Lions including the cubs.

1Dx 200-400f/4, Shot @ 560mm f/6.3 & 1/320th ISO125

Tanzania Serengeti

Short story re this Image, this was around 0800 in the Morning when I shot these Images, the pride had finished a Kill, after shooting these Images this particular Alpha Female left the Pride & her Cubs & headed off towards a Hill in the distance, after following her for about an Hour she came up to a thick section of Bush and another of her Cubs came racing out & jumped all over Mum whining and crying with what was clearly happiness, when the Pride had moved the previous day this little Guy was left behind by accident, the Cub stayed hidden knowing that Mum would back for her at some point, it was one of those heart warming moments where I simply didn't even think to shoot the Images, just being there & witnessing nature at it's best was enough.

incredible photo eml

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: May 21, 2014, 06:49:42 PM »
I am thinking... wrapped in a box under the Christmas tree this year...  I am not a professional, but this will complement my other two zoom lens.  I love IS... too bad the 24-70 II IS is  not yet.

Soon or later, it will come  8)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Body for Wedding Photography
« on: May 21, 2014, 09:51:45 AM »
Today I installed an Eg-S focusing screen in a 5DIII body. It was a very simple operation, even though the focusing screen is not a perfect match. Focusing with the Otus through the view finder, wide open, became a Lot easier. I was even surprised how well it worked also in dim light.

I have done comparisons between the two 5DIII bodies I have, the other with the standard focusing screen. With the Eg-S I got a 2/3 stop over exposure, which I compensated for. So the only consequence of using this focusing screen, as far as i can see, is that I cannot shoot manual with auto ISO, unless Canon provides the same option as they did with the 1DX.

Auto focus worked just fine.
Eldar, thanks for sharing your experiences with the screen and I'm happy that you're having a better time focusing the Otus 55 now.  As for the lack of auto ISO in Manual mode, I doubt that's as big of a deal with that lens as it would be with the 200-400 1.4x or 600.

So you have to select ISO in M mode with 1D X? This is one the reason I didn't like about 5D II + AF of course.

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