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Lenses / Re: Canon lens firmware update.
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:58:29 AM »
Similar thread:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8583.0

It appears that if there was a firmware update, there'd be an abvisory note and you'd have to take it to a Canon service centre.

That thread precedes the user-downloadable update for the 40/2.8 STM pancake lens.  A camera released 2012 or later (including the most recent Rebel) can apply the update to the attached lens.  Even after that, there was a firmware update for some supertele lenses that required them to be sent in to a service center (but similarly, I can update the firmware on my 1D X myself, but a 1D C must be sent in).  I expect that if a firmware update for the 24-70 II is issued, users will be able to download and apply it themselves.

Thanks! :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon lens firmware update.
« on: December 17, 2014, 07:15:05 AM »
Similar thread:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8583.0

It appears that if there was a firmware update, there'd be an abvisory note and you'd have to take it to a Canon service centre.

Thanks for sharing :) it would be interesting to see if everybody has the 1.0.2 in the 2470.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 17, 2014, 07:11:16 AM »
Nice timing for this thread!

Viggo, sorry to hear you are going through the aggravation, as you were enjoying the lens and had high hopes for it.

I just this morning reached out to a local lens renter to ask about his copy of the ef 50mm 1.2, as I'm seeing the value of in-focus dreamy over OOF sharp.  I'll rent first and see if I can handle the focus shift for closer subjects, which is a big part of my style.

I have sharp and fast:  Sigma 35mm Art, fantastic.  Canon 85mm 1.2, ultimate.  (Note that I actually sold an ef 35mm 1.4 after owning it for four months because it was not sharp and had the worst CA I've seen since my old Sureshot A-80.  'Course having come from Amazon, it might have gotten banged around, repacked, etc.)

As y'all might remember, I was another who got a 50mm Art with dodgy AF and sent it back thinking by now we'd have a firmware update or SOME response from Sigma other than, "Well, it is a particularly complex lens, and you really should buy the dock."  (That from their tech support.)

So, worn down from waiting for Canon or Sigma to put out something perfect...

Thanks! Yeah, I have enjoyed it so far, but ...

I sold the 50 L exactly because closer than 1-1.5m it's veeeeeery soft, to the point that if I used off center points I couldn't tell the difference between where it hit and the blurry parts, lol.

Called a service shop today and he asked the usual stuff, if it was constantly back or front focused. But when I explained that I use both the docking and Reikan Focal, he just said "ah, then we have some parts to change" so CLEARLY they are aware of the issue, and I already knew, but perhaps they have parts now that can make this go away finally. I REALLY like the lens for everything else, so fix the AF and it's completely epic.

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Lenses / Re: Canon lens firmware update.
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:19:55 AM »

There will be instructions on the download site.  Probably a similar process to that of the firmware upgrade for the 40mm f/2.8.

Thanks! So I guess the 1.0.2 is the only version as of now, since I haven't seen any update.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:08:18 AM »
viggo do you have access to a 5D3 you can test it on?

mine is still amazing easily the most consistant and accurate AF 50mm i've ever used
its blazingly good in servo too (but i only use the 5 center column points using servo)

I have only the 1dx, but even with only center point with or without expansion points in any Servo or One shot mode it's the same results. I'm seriously considering a 35 L or 50 L AGAIN... At least the 50 L is pretty consistent and can be calibrated without wearing out the shutter with testing.

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Lenses / Canon lens firmware update.
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:04:09 PM »
Hi guys!

I just noticed checking the firmware of my 1dx with the 2470 mk2 attached that it not only displays the camera firmware, but also the lens.

My version says 1.0.2 with the 2470, anyone else have something different, and how would I update it if there was a newer version available?

Thanks :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 16, 2014, 05:58:41 PM »
I thought you got your ART fixed  ???

I had one of the first ever available and it was useless, so I traded it in for a another copy which has been nice, but now it too has begun to be unstable. TBH I delete 97% of the shots due to missed focus. I've redone calibration with my new Hard Targets bought from Reikan Focal, and the AF consistency and calibration went without issues. But in real life I simply doesn't hit, and it's front and back at random, at any distance. I calibrated the 4 distances with focal and used the docking to set the values in the lens. Nothing works.

And I calibrated my 200 and it has extremely shallow dof, but it just can't miss, same with the 2470.
Wow...thanks for sharing.

I'm in need for 35mm fast prime. I guess I can cross the ART off my list for now.

EDIT: forgot to ask. Did you update any firmware to the bodies or lenses at all? Couldn't figure out why it works this week, but not other weeks  ??? ??? ???

Last update I did was the 2.0.3 for the 1dx and that was before the 50A came out. I have noticed it started to miss a bit more, but since it's my absolutely most used lens, I didn't really check to see just how great the two Canon lenses were in comparison. But I bought the Reikan Hard Targets a couple of weeks ago and decided to recalibrate everything, both Canon lenses I pulled back 2-3 points and they are epic sharp and hits everything. The strange thing is that the 50A need a PLUS adjustment by 4-7 steps (??) and even going back to my old settings a testing
Literally several thousand test shots tells nothing, because it is not consistent at all..

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:43:35 PM »
As you know Viggo, I returned no.1 for repair. DidnĀ“t work. Returned it and got no.2, which was just as inconsistent. After countless attempts with the dock and in-camera AFMA I gave up and returned it. Apparently you just got one that lasted a bit longer. A pity, considering the optical quality of the lens, but out of focus is out of focus ...

Good luck!

Thanks, and yeah, agree 100%. Been there done that. It doesn't miss by quite as much as the others I've tried (35A and 50A) but it misses at least as often, pretty much always.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:41:01 PM »
I thought you got your ART fixed  ???

I had one of the first ever available and it was useless, so I traded it in for a another copy which has been nice, but now it too has begun to be unstable. TBH I delete 97% of the shots due to missed focus. I've redone calibration with my new Hard Targets bought from Reikan Focal, and the AF consistency and calibration went without issues. But in real life I simply doesn't hit, and it's front and back at random, at any distance. I calibrated the 4 distances with focal and used the docking to set the values in the lens. Nothing works.

And I calibrated my 200 and it has extremely shallow dof, but it just can't miss, same with the 2470.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:26:26 PM »
Hi guys!

Just wondering if anyone here have had AF issues with the Sigma 50 Art and had it successfully repaired, not swapped for a new?

Mine is getting worse and I'm at the very last of my patience with it, so last chance is to perhaps send it for repair.

Thanks! :)

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80% of the time it's "spot-linked AF", but sometimes when things move very fast and has a very contrasty color/brightness to the surroundings, I found evaluative works better in those cases. My camera is also preset with a +7/8 offset permanently.

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:10:24 AM »
This lens is over-kill for me. I'd have preferred it being f/3.5, weather-sealed and possibly with IS ... unless the latter significantly increases the size. It being an L-grade lens goes without saying, but just for clarification: L, of course. Such a lens, with great optics, would be the ideal travel lens with a "full-frame" camera.

It's called 2470 f4 L IS or 17-40 or 16-35.

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Lighting / Re: Godox AD180 / 360 rebranding
« on: November 23, 2014, 02:00:43 PM »
I bought the Y-cable that leta you use both outlets and by that half the recycle time. I think it's 2.25s with the ad360 with full power, I never wait for it. I use it a lot at 1/16 power and keeps up with 9 fps.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f/2.8L II internal click noise (single click)
« on: November 22, 2014, 12:37:16 PM »
It's at least worth having checked out. My nice copy suddenly started with that loud sound when turning the focusing ring, it's only at 70mm and I remember a guy here complaining about that sound when shooting video. It should have none of these issues.

And for a 2470 lens they should make sure it's the best possible build.

Thanks for the input. Yeah, I agree - I do not know what makes that sound, but it sure could be a start of a big problem down the road.

Did you have yours repaired or did you just get a new copy?

The first "clicker" I had I replaced within days, when I posted in a thread here and people said theirs didn't make that sound. But the "Boooarp" sound mine now makes at 70mm when manual focusing, I just ignore. I don't use mf nor video, so it's not a practical issue.

Oh man, this doesn't look promising...for a $2000 + tax item, getting a good build (along with IQ up there among copy variances) seems like winning the lottery. I guess I'm better off taking the restocking fee hit than lug around a lens that I do not trust would be issue-free for the next ten years.  :(

Bad thing is I quickly sold my 35mm f2 IS the same night the clicking started.

Well, to be fair I have shot at least 20.000 shots with it, and the IQ all over the frame and AF has been nothing but epic. It never fails.

But save the money from the 35 f2 IS and the 24-70 II and wait until the 35 L II comes along  :D

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f/2.8L II internal click noise (single click)
« on: November 22, 2014, 12:11:05 PM »
It's at least worth having checked out. My nice copy suddenly started with that loud sound when turning the focusing ring, it's only at 70mm and I remember a guy here complaining about that sound when shooting video. It should have none of these issues.

And for a 2470 lens they should make sure it's the best possible build.

Thanks for the input. Yeah, I agree - I do not know what makes that sound, but it sure could be a start of a big problem down the road.

Did you have yours repaired or did you just get a new copy?

The first "clicker" I had I replaced within days, when I posted in a thread here and people said theirs didn't make that sound. But the "Boooarp" sound mine now makes at 70mm when manual focusing, I just ignore. I don't use mf nor video, so it's not a practical issue.

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