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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II cracked focusing ring.
« on: July 24, 2013, 06:15:14 AM »
That's just the rubber, not the actual focus ring. It's a cheap consumable/replaceable part. Just look for the part number, buy it from camera parts shop/ebay/whatever, tear the old one off and slip the new one on.

Something like this, for $19:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-24-70mm-f-4L-IS-USM-Lens-Focusing-Focus-Ring-Rubber-Replacement-Part-/330932960950?pt=Digital_Camera_Accessories&hash=item4d0d243eb6

But that's for 24-70 f4 IS, if you search for it there must be one for 24-70 II

Thanks for the tip. However I'm not paying for this, neither installing it myself, and not with a non-original part :P

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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 / Re: What's your oldest Canon EF lens?
« on: July 22, 2013, 06:40:35 AM »
My 35 L is a feburary 2004, and it's one of the best lenses I have owned with no issues. And still looks brand new. Previous owner must've treated it like one of his kids.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« on: July 22, 2013, 06:35:17 AM »
My three copies were all 2011, fwiw.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« on: July 21, 2013, 02:12:58 PM »
I had three copies, two of which I traded for new ones within a few days, they both had what I refer to as "random-focus". Simply put , you can set them on a tripod, shoot a clear and defined target with remote and One Shot focus and 18 out of 20 shots were more or less off and by a complete random amount, giving my infinity focus at 40 cm and lock and take the shot without it being even on the same planet as sharp focus. Canon knew about it and therefor traded them in right away.

The third copy I kept for a long time, but found focus to be pretty poor in accuracy against the 35 L. It was also adjusted to +13 afma.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 19, 2013, 04:05:53 AM »
Early morning light, Tanzania June 2013.

1Dx 400f/2.8 II, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/1250th ISO800

Wow! I can't stop looking at this, what a wonderful image man! You can almost see his whole
Life story in his eyes. Just wonderful.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 17, 2013, 03:10:03 PM »
Has everyone else's 1Dx stopped working ????

No, mine is working, I just find my family shots a little out of the league of the shots posted here, however I enjoy all of your shots a lot so please don't stop posting.

Here's a shot I went all-in on the editing with. I actually like this style for some rare shots, especially those with a back and front light. Edit is only Lr.


great photo :) cool edit did you pump up the clarity a bit on this one?

Thanks! :)

Highlights down, clarity way up, shadows way up, sat on the negative side and vibrance adjusted to get some color.

Light is sun behind measured in at f11, same as my 580 flash gave through a 60x60 cm box at full power and a meters distance. 2470 mk2@24.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 17, 2013, 01:52:32 PM »
Has everyone else's 1Dx stopped working ????

No, mine is working, I just find my family shots a little out of the league of the shots posted here, however I enjoy all of your shots a lot so please don't stop posting.

Here's a shot I went all-in on the editing with. I actually like this style for some rare shots, especially those with a back and front light. Edit is only Lr.



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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 14, 2013, 04:11:36 AM »
Smile and wave boys! Smile and wave.

Madagascar, Very Funny, I have Teenage Boys so this Line I recognise, appropriate for Crap Kings Shot.


Teenage boys ? Didn't you let it slip you were in your 60s. Did it take you that long to learn what to do ? Thought you're an Aussie ?!  ;)


Enjoying your pictures, looking forward to seeing how you are going to photograph Iceland. Will your pictures be as good as the ones we've seen so far ? I really hope so !

63 earlier this month, didn't get married until I was 42, spent my earlier years practising   ;). My Lads are 18 & 13, we are a little slower on the up take down in the Southern Hemisphere.

Iceland & Svalbard will be a challenge, something newish with all that Snow & Ice, been to Greenland, Antarctica & The north Pole, so had some practise in that as well   :), but Snow is always a challenge.

You will LOVE Svalbard , just don't go between September and march, you won't be able to see your own hand without a flashlight, pitch black all day round.

A friend of mine used to live there and the nature is beyond words.

Iceland has been a life long dream to visit.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: July 13, 2013, 03:26:53 PM »
Handed mine in the other day and I got a
Message that they had registered it, then 33 minutes later I got another message saying it was finished AND they cleaned my much needed sensor for free! Awesome service and the sensor is spotless and everything ok.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: July 09, 2013, 04:49:14 PM »
When I first wanted a 2470 again, I was worried it would seem boring, compared to the 24 L, 35 L and 50 L. I shot my primes at 2.8 a lot to get a feel for what I would get, and I didn't like it, I wanted to go back to 1.4 and f2. But I got myself a dirt-cheap 2470 mk1 and started using it a lot and I liked it more than I would have though, specifically the ability to shoot very wide dramatic shots, and then close in for a portrait, wonderful. However, the 2470 mk1 is really poor in the corners wide open, so using the out of center focusing points was always disappointing, so I wanted to check out the mk2.

Eventually bought it, and what I thought would be boring dof, turned into overjoy with that EPIC AF! I even enabled the non-crosstype points I turned off the first week of having the 1dX, with the 2470 mk2 I can use them as any of the others. And the fun of being able to compose how I like, simply by choosing ANY point and track a subject with it AND to have the sharpness better than the center of the mk1 is juuuuust amazing.

So I sold my 24 L, and I'm thinking of selling the two others as well, they simply haven't been used since I got the 2470 mk2.

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Lenses / Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« on: July 08, 2013, 05:09:46 PM »

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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: July 07, 2013, 06:17:50 PM »
Thanks all for your replies! Really appreciate it :)

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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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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: July 02, 2013, 03:46:58 PM »
If you have your camera personally insured wouldn't that policy cover your equipment if it is returned by common carrier to an authorized service facility?  My policy does extend such coverage so I never purchase extra insurance from the carrier.  I am just careful to keep all documentation and receipts so I could prove loss if something were to occur.

I realize all insurance is different but this is something you might want to investigate.

My insurance isn't valid when I send the gear away, and not having it with me under
My supervision...

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