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Technical Support / Re: Canon 6D battery issue (?)
« on: April 23, 2014, 02:10:53 PM »
Has auto shut off been disabled?

Canon OEM battery or 3rd party?

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...Scratch that theory, just shot with my buddy's 70-200 II which is less than a month old and it does not record serial numbers either in bridge.  Oh well!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Petition to Canon regarding the EOS 5D Mark III
« on: April 22, 2014, 10:01:56 PM »
Have you tried using AI servo in low light?  Wouldn't it have been nice to have your AF point illuminated in red so you can actually see what your focussing on?  Without the illuminated AF points, AI servo would be crippled in low light for me.

There's no reason why this feature shouldn't trickle down to the 5D, or spot metering tied to AF points given the fact they share nearly identical AF systems.

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early adopter tax ;)

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I just checked my other lenses and anything purchased prior to 2011 don't report serials properly in Bridge - 100L, 85L II, 70-200L II, etc.

The only lens that relays serials properly is the 40 STM, which I picked up most recently bout a year ago.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Petition to Canon regarding the EOS 5D Mark III
« on: April 22, 2014, 01:37:08 PM »
Canon seems unlikely to add these features as their MO has typically been to cripple product in order to protect their "pro" line and upsell consumers.  >:(

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Lenses / Re: Canon teaser for 4/24 announcement -- new fast prime?
« on: April 22, 2014, 02:35:09 AM »
looks like a sleeve for a pancaked catadioptric lens haha :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX camera
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:26:22 PM »
How reliable is the new Canon 1DX camera ie repair frequency?

What sort of punishment are you expecting it to live through?

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yeah mine's the same way.

my 70-200 2.8 II shows something to the tune of "00000cbd00b" or some nonsense

I think it's because it was an early 2010 copy that didn't share this info with cameras properly back then?  I dunno...

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Are there really two threads going on about this camera's AF pushing 20 pages now? 

Why can't people just agree to disagree, and accept the fact the 6D is a great camera for what it is - an entry level FF body with great IQ but with simplified AF.

Sometimes one tool is better than another based on needs/wants.

To put things in perspective, my SLRs are playing backup to my EOS M at the moment  :o

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But the OP wants a FF sensor to match his 5D3.

the 40mm pancake lives on my 5Dc.  I love that combo!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Samyang 12mm f2 for EOS-M
« on: April 18, 2014, 03:12:02 AM »
+1....16-35 III with IS would be nice ;)

+100

I sold my 16-35II and replaced it with the 11-22 IS  :o

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You bring up some good points, but it sounds like the OP needs/wants his backup to be a FF body, despite the advances and benefits to be had with a more modern crop sensor.

For the pricepoint (~$500), there really aren't other options to be had.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Samyang 12mm f2 for EOS-M
« on: April 17, 2014, 11:43:39 PM »
oh that's really cool, I didn't realize 3rd party have started to embrace the M mount!

However, I'm not sure why I would prefer this over Canon's excellent 11-22 IS zoom?

I prefer IS over fast aperture for UWA any day, and AF is just really nice to have, not to mention a convenient range of focal lengths in one lens.

Granted the OEM option likely costs 50%-100% more...

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Oh, that's true. I can use the Ec-S with the 5d!

Oops!  I think the Ec-S is for the mkII.  I believe the Ee-S is for the 5Dc.  Sorry about that.

The Ee-S works well on 2.8 aperture lenses and confirming your AF is on track.  Let me temper your expectations on anything faster than 2.8.  While the center AF point is golden for most all my lenses, it was not up to the challenge with my 85II.  I had a *passable* hit rate using the Ee-S leveraging skills carried over from the old FD system, but that lens is really singing now paired with modern AF.

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