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Lenses / Re: Buying a EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:08:47 PM »
You won`t find one of this lens in the $500'ish range unless it is `for parts or repair` or it is the older model EF28 70 F2.8L.

The average price on the Ebay is 1K. I just sold mine locally on CL for $880.

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Technical Support / Re: 5Dmk3 grip rubber coming loose
« on: December 15, 2014, 01:56:33 PM »
Do not use glue which will make it worse. Adding a small piece of double sided tape won't work as well.

Could you explain why these would not be a good idea?  I always like it whens I can gets some learnin' here.

You are welcome to experiment using different glues and tapes and come back in a short while to let us know if they work. My friend used 3m double sided tape but may be not the one designated (3M 300SLE) for this design and the tape came off after a few days use. He then used super glue gel type and it lasted for only a short while. The already deformed (enlarged/loosen) rubber grip came off again.

I then ordered the piece from Canon Canada online store and the problem was solved in less than ten minutes. He sold the camera after a year and the rubber grip was still in excellent shape. BTW, by using glue, you are risking corrosive stuff passing through the openings on the body(underneath the rubber piece) into the electronic components inside creating further problem.

A few discussions in the forum tell the experience. (60D) I have no knowledge about 5D3 problem in this regard though.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3198914

https://www.flickr.com/groups/canoneos60d/discuss/72157628803037981

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/38288693

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Technical Support / Re: 5Dmk3 grip rubber coming loose
« on: December 15, 2014, 12:57:51 PM »
It's a very common problem with the early batch of 60D too. Do not use glue which will make it worse. Adding a small piece of double sided tape won't work as well. I have replaced one for my friend and it is pretty easy. Just get a replacement part from Canon and DIY. I won't waste time shipping back to Canon and wait for the return.

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Technical Support / Re: How to remove a filter that is bent.
« on: December 13, 2014, 04:43:38 PM »

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: December 03, 2014, 09:58:50 AM »
40D with 40mm pancake

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Technical Support / Re: Canon Rebel XTI Error 01
« on: November 28, 2014, 09:20:20 PM »
Ive already tried cleaning the contacts. Also Im still getting error 01. Don't have another lens to try out unfortunately. Would they let me test one in a camera shop you reckon? thanks

I have no idea but you may ask. Anyway, it either the camera body or the lens is broken, it's not worthwhile to send them to canon for repair. Good luck.

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Technical Support / Re: Canon Rebel XTI Error 01
« on: November 28, 2014, 08:37:21 PM »
thanks for your reply. just tried putting it in AV mode. F value says F00. When I try to change it there are no values. Have no idea whats happening!

F00 means camera can't communicate with lens. But, no more ERR 01 right ? Try clean and check the contacts on the lens and pins inside the camera again. Go to the menu and clear all settings and revert to default. BTW, do you have another lens to test it out ??

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Technical Support / Re: Canon Rebel XTI Error 01
« on: November 28, 2014, 06:40:09 PM »
I have once had the same problem with my T3i and Tamron 17 50. I followed another suggestion and it worked.

"The solution is to set the lens aperture to the largest f-number (minimum aperture) such as f/38 of your kit lens @ 55mm and shoot a couple of pics"

Have no idea why but it really solved the problem.

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Technical Support / Re: Canon Rebel XTI Error 01
« on: November 28, 2014, 04:42:46 PM »
See if this tutorial helps ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9qwrWbS0d0

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Technical Support / Re: how to delete folders in 1 Dx
« on: November 12, 2014, 04:39:54 AM »
Not sure about specific camera settings of 1DX coz I don't have one, I think the easiest way is to delete the folders you don't want in your computer

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Canon General / Re: Funny things I read on ebay about lens
« on: October 09, 2014, 03:20:13 PM »
I saw several CL ads here in Toronto posting Canon EF 300mm F4 Non IS version (discontinued in 1997) asking for Cad$650 to 700. On Ebay, the asking price is around US650 to 750 plus shipping and custom duties.

For a lens model over 17 years old, does this lens really hold it's value and still worth that much ?

My friend have just bought one locally 1996 manufactured (date code UK) in excellent condition for Cad $480.

What a big difference in asking and selling price ? You gotta to be patient to find what you want.

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Lenses / Re: Samyang 85mm 1.4 with chip, focus issues. How to?
« on: October 05, 2014, 11:41:14 PM »
BTW, if you want to disable the AF confirmation function, it is easy. Just tape over the chip with a small piece of 3M Scotch tape and you are done.

No contact, no AF confirmation function.

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Lenses / Re: Samyang 85mm 1.4 with chip, focus issues. How to?
« on: October 05, 2014, 11:37:49 PM »
I experienced the same problem when I recently purchased some EMF AF confirmation chips and put them on some Nikon to EOS adapters. Before doing the AF adjustment programming onto the chips, the focus was way off. I have 3 chips for Nikkor HC 50 2.0, 50 1.4 and 105 2.5 each.

AFMA on the 5D3 to the extreme won't help to solve the problem. After programming according to the instruction below, the focus confirmation became useable. (don't expect it to be very accurate when you are using it on your lens wide open especially a F1.4 lens) I set the value to 25 initially and made some adjustment afterwards.


BTW, you may have a chip already installed on the lens but is it really a programmable one (?) or has the previous owner/seller programmed it properly (?). 

Herewith is a link to the instructions :  http://emfphoto.com/forum/index.php?topic=3.0

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should i get the 7D MKII?
« on: October 02, 2014, 12:04:35 PM »
Hello everyone,
Im new to the photography community "almost 2 yrs" and I am currently shooting with a Rebel T3i. I would like to upgrade to either get the new 7D MKII  or just get the original 7D? I am no pro of any type. I just love to take pictures. I do quite a bit of landscape. I love street photography  as well. Just your thoughts if I should get the MKII  or just get the original 7D? Any feedback would be great. Thanks

Do not buy a 7D. Keep your T3i and save the money for a L lens with FL that suits your need.

I owned four 18MP Canon bodies : 7D, 60D,600D (T3i) and M respective in the past few years. I ended up sold my T3i, 60D and 7D and just keep the M for light travel. 7D may be the king of crop sensor dslr in those years. The only advantage of it is the sturdy built, speed and badge but it is really noisy comparing to the other 18mp Canon bodies.

Try installing Magic Lantern for use on your T3i and you will have lots of new features.

If you really want a replacement, wait a few months for the price of the 7D2 to come down a bit. If you live in Canada, you may consider to buy now - the promotion package includes a 24 70 F4 IS for only $399 extra.

70D is selling with MIR and the body is now only US$799 in the US. (About the same price of a well used 7D.)

If I were in your situation, I would consider 6D, which is FF and I guess the price will come down to 1.5K or lower during the Christmas sales.

Do not go after new models just because of a new badge. They may look nicer and come with more new features but do you really need them. I bought and sold and bought again and again the dated but very good 40D. It is sturdy with 6.5fps and IQ is good with reasonable and acceptable noise level at ISO800. I paid only Cad 165 for one last month with everything original in box plus 2 extra batteries and an intervalometer shutter remote. I used it in rain and snow(though it is not weather seal) when I want to keep my 5D3 in better shape and when focusing is difficult for M.

All in all, keep the T3i and upgrade to 6D when the price is right for you. Happy shooting

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