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Technical Support / Re: Constantly flashing read/access light on 5D3
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:43:51 PM »
I've noticed that, but it's never resulted in any problems. It's probably how the camera shows it's acknowledging the card.

my canon 5d3 power is off.when opening and closing the card slot it flickers..why is it my canon 7d dosent do that this normal..

EOS Bodies / Re: What is this camera?
« on: March 02, 2013, 10:56:04 AM »
Yeah. It was like 2am. I totally never looked at the LCD in depth and saw it showed how many exposures remained. I was tired.

I admit it is a DSLR. I should have been more diligent.

looks a lot like a 1N film camera ;)
Yeah, and it has 353 shots left  ;)

EOS Bodies / What is this camera?
« on: March 02, 2013, 03:41:30 AM »
I think this post is likely misplaced, but this subforum most describes what I'm asking.

I came across the following photo yesterday, and looking at it more I saw it's a Canon film SLR. I'm not as handy with the film bodies as I am the DSLRs, so I was wondering if you all could help me ID it. Just for curiosity.

Technical Support / Constantly flashing read/access light on 5D3
« on: February 18, 2013, 01:30:36 AM »
A few days ago I dropped my 5D3 from about 6 inches.

When I turned it on, the read/access light (you know the red one) wouldn't stop flashing. Well, it wouldn't stop flashing when the CF card slot was selected.

I tried turning the camera off and back on again. Nothing.

Same for taking the CF card out and putting it back in.

Same still for choosing the SD slot, doing on-off, and then choosing the CF slot again.

So, in the end I backed up my photos and reformatted the CF card.

THAT stopped the flashing. And it hasn't flashed again since, except for the times it does in normal usage.

But my question is — anyone have any idea why the light would have been flashing constantly? It didn't change anything w.r.t. functionality, i.e. the camera still took photos and could write to the card. The light simply kept flashing.

I tried researching the problem online and came up empty. The manual is equally useless.


Canon General / Re: Do you see lenses when you check the time?
« on: February 18, 2013, 01:24:33 AM »
Nope. You're nuts!


sometimes (maybe after looking on lens offers too much), when I check what time it is and I look at the numbers it reminds me of a lens, e.g., I looked at my phone and saw 17:55 so I thought of my EF-S 17-55mm... (quarter hour ago it was the 17-40mm WA zoom I want and an hour later it was my first 18-55mm kit lens) 

Anybody else crazy in this way? (and how about after you read about it? :) )

By the way, I guess most of you use the 12h am/pm time so would only see UWA zooms like the sigma 8-16mm or canon 8-15mm, right?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Having fun with 6D from 1000D
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:29:06 AM »
Welcome to the club of those who had an old, lower-end camera and jumped up to the higher-end models.

I had the 1000D and within the last six months bought the 5D3 with 24-105 L f/4 and the grip. It was a big hit to my pocketbook, but I don't regret it at all.

I'm not too complicated.

"timkbryant" is my name, with the 'k' being my middle initial.

My profile/display pic is because I'm a big Toronto Blue Jays fan, being born there and living there for most of my life and all.

Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 27, 2013, 06:01:51 PM »
I went with Canon because a job I had just accepted required me to buy my own camera.

After asking my boss what the other people in the office had (for possible lens sharing, etc.) and not ever getting an answer other than "I don't like people to share lenses," and asking peers what they recommended and being told Canon or Nikon is perfectly good...

I decided since I already had a Canon P&S, and was somewhat familiar with Canon in that way, I would go with that.

Bought a 1000D, and have since added the Speedlight 580II and the 70-200 f/2.8 and then upgraded to a 5D3. Barring having all my equipment stolen or destroyed, I'm with Canon for the long haul.

Canon General / Re: saw this blog about recieving wood instead of 5d mk3
« on: January 18, 2013, 12:25:05 AM »
If it is true, it confirms my preference to buy from actual brick-and-mortar stores. It gives you the ability to open the box in the store and remove any doubt of tampering.

If it is a scam, it is an ingenious way to go about it. It would be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt when the alleged camera-flooring switch occurred.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: AA Battery Charger and Batteries
« on: January 13, 2013, 11:39:35 AM »
Late to the party...

Thanks everyone for your info here. I was about to make a whole new thread asking about batteries, despite having seen this one already. But just now I checked and saw this one was only created in November 2012, so there's no need to post a new one for updated information, as this is just about as recent as I can get.


So you saying all professionals work at only your kind of shutter speeds?

I do believe you misinterpreted. The original statement was most.

Besides, I was recounting my own personal opinion on the matter, in relation to the statement I quoted. Obviously not every reporter is like me.

Most professional photographers rarely use IS or even turn it on.

Agreed. I am technically a professional (reporter/photog with a weekly newspaper) and I have IS turned off on the lens that has it (24-105) and I did not bother buying the IS version of the 70-200 f/2.8 because at the speeds I shoot, it's not going to have an effect.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: SterlingTek LP-E6 Batteries for $15
« on: November 07, 2012, 12:35:44 AM »
I bought two Sterlingtek batteries for my 1000D (I can't remember the model) back in the summer of 2010. I've never had a problem with either of them.

They have held their charge for the weeks they have sat from being charged to being put into the camera.

Just my two cents as a satisfied user.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« on: November 06, 2012, 05:59:40 PM »
Two reasons.

1- I already have the 24-105 f/4 and that fits my needs perfectly.
2- Had I bought a 7D, I would have picked up the 24-70 f/2.8 II instead.

Lenses / Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« on: November 04, 2012, 05:03:36 PM »
Ditto. I've been toying with picking up a 50mm soon. I think now I'll wait and see what the price and availability of this new f/1.4 is before making my move. Also, what the reports are on its quality, etc. will also sway my actions.

Of course, I could easily grab the f/1.8 anyway, and upgrade later. Decisions. Decisions.

In that case, I shall keep my hard-earned cash safely in my wallet.

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