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Messages - timkbryant

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I was going to ask a question about this, but it's a good thing I poked around here first.

When I connect my 70-200 non-IS to my 5d3, I too get a tiny bit of movement. Not enough to cause any problems, but enough that I notice it. And it seems worse than it is because I am aware of it.

I get no movement with the 24-105 attached.

Good to know I'm not the only one. Not 100 per cent impressed it happens, but at least I know why and that it's more or less expected and common.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2012, 10:45:56 PM »
Huh?

Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 - problem?
« on: September 29, 2012, 11:44:48 PM »
None taken.

In other news, I held down the button and turned the dial. I guess I'll have to get used to it.

OK. OK. I get it. It was a silly question that could have been avoided had I read the manual.

In my defence, I bought the camera Tuesday, and opened it up to look at it that evening. I wasn't planning to actually charge it up and start into the manual until Saturday, since my job keeps me quite busy during the week.

I would have come across the info about how the lock button works eventually.

Now, my mind is at ease and I can realize my overreaction.

My apologies, I meant no offense and my comment wasn't directed at you.  neuroanatomist already answered your question.

I'm just annoyed that some people keep on complaining about the lock button which is obviously useful and I'm concerned that Canon might leave it out in the future iterations of their products.  (Assuming they listen to the complainers).

I hope you enjoy your new camera as much as I enjoy mine.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 - problem?
« on: September 29, 2012, 12:54:49 AM »
OK. OK. I get it. It was a silly question that could have been avoided had I read the manual.

In my defence, I bought the camera Tuesday, and opened it up to look at it that evening. I wasn't planning to actually charge it up and start into the manual until Saturday, since my job keeps me quite busy during the week.

I would have come across the info about how the lock button works eventually.

Now, my mind is at ease and I can realize my overreaction.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon A2E
« on: September 27, 2012, 08:28:39 PM »
My boss has one of those. It's sparked my desire to get into film a bit.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 - problem?
« on: September 27, 2012, 08:26:23 PM »
Truthfully, I hadn't (still haven't) had a chance to sit down and read through the manual. Doubtless had I done so I would have seen that.

I still think it's dumb.

If indeed that's how it works...

That's how Canon says it works.  So...feel free to start continue raging now, if you like.   :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 - problem?
« on: September 26, 2012, 07:00:24 PM »
No.

I will try it.

If indeed that's how it works, that the button has to be pushed in to turn the dial, then that's the stupidest way of doing things I've ever encountered. Who was the idiot who designed that? The better way would be the button stays depressed (or raised) when it's in lock mode and the opposite when free. But to hold the button to turn the dial? Idiotic.

But I'll reserve my continued raging until I see if that's why I could not turn the dial.

Just to be clear - you must push in the button and hold it in while turning the dial - push and turn, not push then turn.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 - problem?
« on: September 26, 2012, 06:42:15 PM »
I did.

I tried turning. Nothing. I pushed the button and tried again. Nothing. Pushed the button again and tried it. Nothing.

Not too concerned yet, since I never tried powering it up.

Maybe I'll try powering it up when I get home tonight and trying again. Like I said, it's never happened before but then again this is my first camera of this caliber.

Did you try pushing the mode dial lock release button (center of dial) before turning it?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D3 - problem?
« on: September 26, 2012, 06:27:49 PM »
OK. I will admit I don't know if this is a problem.

I just bought a 5D3 yesterday, and when I pulled it out of the box last night, I noticed I could not turn the mode dial. Is this a problem? Or, is it designed that it won't turn if the camera is not turned on? I did not even put a battery in the camera last night, as I'm not going to start playing with it until the weekend.

I have never had a camera where the mode dial DIDN'T turn when it's turned off, so that's why I'm asking.

Thanks.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:43:53 PM »
I saw a comment somewhere (honestly can't remember) about the zzD line kind of nearing its end. As in we're at 60D now, with only 70, 80, 90 remaining.

Maybe Canon will go back to no 'D' when that happens so to restart the line.

Digital!
When we had film Cameras like the Rebel, there was no "D".  Canon and others added the "D" to help users know it was digital.
Now that almost everything is digital, its really unnecessary, but in 1995, it was a good idea.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Win a 5D Mark III Kit from Norman Camera
« on: September 06, 2012, 06:01:26 PM »
And what about us Canadians?

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Lenses / Tele lens for football/soccer
« on: August 29, 2012, 01:06:09 AM »
OK. So I have a relatively limited budget.

I'm looking at either a 300 or a 400 prime for shooting soccer and football.

As much as I would love the f/2.8 IS version of either, they are considerably outside my price range.

So my question is this: which would you recommend, oh more-experienced photogs: the 300 f/4 or the 400 f/5.6. We're talking the L in both cases.

And, to make matters more complicated, likely by the time I'm shooting these sports again, I will have a FF body (currently APS-C).

Alright. Have at me!

p.s. Whichever I get I will likely end up using for hockey as well. But I have the 70-200 f/2.8 for that, and that's been perfectly fine.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« on: May 02, 2012, 01:36:59 PM »
I have to say, that's a hilariously simple solution. And as CR Guy says, "If the fix works, who cares how they did it. :)"

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why 5DmkII file size varies so much....?
« on: March 07, 2012, 12:02:14 AM »
It might have to do with what is in the frame. I've noticed that when I take photos, if there's a difference in detail, the file size changes even if the settings don't.

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Personally, I do think the price is quite high.

BUT, I'm not a professional photog who can afford the latest and the greatest. I want this camera because it seems to me that it will be more than I need at the moment, but a wonderful tool to help my craft. Yes, I know the equipment doesn't make the photog, but it can't hurt.

I simply acknowledge I don't know any better to properly chastise Canon for offering up this tool to us at $3500. It is what it is for me, and I will have to live with it. Or not. No one is telling me I HAVE to buy it.

So while I wish this camera was $1000 cheaper, I choose to willingly bite the bullet and buy it. In a few months. When I have accumulated sufficient capital to do so.

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