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Third Party Manufacturers / Sigma Dock Firmware, does it help?
« on: February 05, 2014, 11:59:54 AM »
Hi guys!

I recently bought a Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art, and I was wondering if there was any improvement in AF performance after the 1.02 update? I ran mine through Focal today and it turns out to be pretty sharp and Focal said 99.1% on the AF Consistency test, however, testing in real life the AF performance is very poor... I wonder if buying the docking and upgrading would improve this, or is it just to make the AF quiet and smoother?

What could have been an epic lens is, at least for now, useless and can't be trusted.

Thanks.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1dx file name error *Solved*
« on: January 01, 2014, 06:11:48 AM »
Hi guys!

I have changed the name of my 1dx files in camera too 1dx_****, and I did that the first day I got it, it has worked a year and half alomst, but now, for some reason beyond me all my files are named simply, dx_***. I checked in camera to see if I have bumped or deleted the "1" but no, in camera it still says 1dx_****, I have tried both slots, loads of different memory cards, and when looking at the files in Finder (mac) they are named dx_**** so it isn't Lr that screws up. I deleted the name in camera and wrote it again, it stays 1dx_****, but the files themselves are STILL named dx_****

How is this possible?

**EDIT** I solved it, but leave the topic if anyone else experiences this, I had changed my color space from sRGB to AdobeRGB, and seem to be the cause. Changed it back to sRGB and it still works.

I would still like to know why, and if I can shoot AdobeRGB and still name my files what I want.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / 600 ex rt GEL holder, seriously?
« on: December 27, 2013, 06:54:27 PM »
Hi guys and a merry christmas to you all!

I got my 600 rt + st-e3 transmitter just before christmas and wanted to ask a question or two.

1. Why is the gel holder open on the sides, the sides undefused and not even covered by the gel? This makes the uncorrected light leak out on the side and turn whatever it hits very blue (I'm using the darker orange gel indoors), plus then it gives very hard shadows to the sides even though my flash is pointed to the roof. I eventually found some black tape (sounds familiar?) and taped all around the top of the holder, except the front, to prevent uncorrected colored light to mess up my shots, what were Canon thinking?? Anyone else experienced this and perhaps solved this?

2. The sensor that tells the flash and camera that a gel is in place only works when the flash is on camera (and superbly might I add), why doesn't this information travel to the camera when used wirelessly?? I mean, the gel is a Canon original, so they now how to correct it, and the flash receives this info, why can't it travel to the camera and set the same wb as when it's mounted on the camera?

Thanks!

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / LiveView flash trigger issue
« on: November 28, 2013, 07:17:01 AM »
Hi guys!

I have a manual lens and I use wireless flash triggered by Elinchrom Skyports. My flash does not fire when in LV, anyone know why or perhaps have a workaround? I can't go out of LV after focusing, because then the shot is oof when I push the button.

Thanks!

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Software & Accessories / WFT-E6A and Eos remote app
« on: October 28, 2013, 03:48:06 PM »
Hi guys, quick question;

Does the wft-e6a wifi module for the 1dx work with the Eos remote app, or any other third party apps for iPhone?

Thanks.

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Lenses / 70-200 Halo issue?
« on: September 13, 2013, 05:48:35 AM »
Hi guys,

Anyone else seen this in their 70-200 mk2, seems like the problem is with the new verisons, with the new lenscap?

http://www.lightingmods.blogspot.no/2013/08/halo-problems-on-canon-lens-70-200-l-is.html


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Lenses / 200 f2.0 first dissapointed customer ever? *it's back!*
« on: September 02, 2013, 04:00:57 PM »
Hi guys!

This is an outlet of my frustration.

I bought the 200 f2.0 L a month or so ago and while it's CRAZY image quality, I'm very dissapointed.

The AF is highly inaccurate even with correct afma, it's just all over when tracking and the shots vary a lot in sharpness. FoCal couldn't even do a complete run without prompting me with a message telling me it can't focus, and even suggested the reason might be "a poor performing lens camera combo"

And a few days ago the final effing drop, the focusing ring sounds like it's sprinkled on the inside with gravel!! How??

I have owned almost every lens in the L-series and this is the very first
Time build quality have been an issue...

So I think it truly sucks plain and simple.

I once
Tried to break and scratch a defective 17-85 canon, and it I tried REALLY hard throwing it to the ground, but couldn't even scratch the front element and part
From already defective AF, it
Still shot like new...

Canon ? Wtf?!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / AF Cases 5d3/1dX
« on: August 30, 2013, 04:41:51 AM »
Hi guys!

I was just wondering what is your favorite (custom) Af cases for shooting people in all types of situations.

The reason I ask is that I have the 1dx and 200 f2.0 L and use it for a lot of people shots, from people doing sports, portraits, kids playing etc. And I find it to be very difficult to get the faces sharp, really annoying. Tracking isn't the best to say the least, and this combo should be superb imo.

I have tried pretty much any case, even the ones that doesn't make sense for a situation, Case 6 for a still sitting portrait for example, just to try. I have tried some custom cases, but I still have too many missed shots with this combo especially. I have also tried the face detection with auto point selection and found  (as expected) highly unreliable, with this dof, you can't miss with even a couple of centimeters. I know the dof is very thin and yes it is properly calibrated.

Please feel free to share all of your favorite cases with both the 5d3 and 1dx when it comes to ANY shooting scenario. I think we can learn a lot from each other thinking of the combined experience here at CR.

Thanks!

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Lenses / Drop-in filter super-tele, which to buy?
« on: August 27, 2013, 06:53:11 AM »
Hi guys!

I wonder if you use the drop-in pol from Canon, or did you buy the filter holder? In that case what filters are recommended, I know they have to be the "right" thickness. And can you still use cir pol and adjust while mounted?

Thanks.

Ps, it took the 200 f2 one and a half week to push my 70-200 out the door. ;D


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Lenses / 24-70 II cracked focusing ring. **DIY FIXED**
« on: July 24, 2013, 05:00:51 AM »
Hi guys.

Has anyone ever seen this happen without dropping or smashing a lens? I just noticed it today. Pretty disappointing.


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Lenses / EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: July 07, 2013, 04:11:35 PM »
Hi guys!

Do you feel the 70-200 f2,8 II gets more use than the 200 (if you own both) or is the 200 SO awesome you find uses for it anyway?

I love the 70-200 II, but always had a thing for the 200 f2, but never owned it. I owned the 300 f2.8 (so I'm used to the weight), but that was too long for me.

And forget, "if you really need the extra stop" I want it if it's awesome as it looks  ;D

Thanks!

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Lenses / 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:25:17 PM »
Hi guys!

Instead of completely highjacking another thread I'll post a new topic.

Does everybody experience a very slight frequent "tick.tick,tick" noise when turning the zoomring of the 24-70 mk2?

It's spanking new, only very slight afma was needed (+1 to +3) and AF works perfect, the zoom turns smoothly otherwise. I just want to make sure it's nothing wrong.

Thanks!

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