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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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Technical Support / Re: usb issue on a gripped 70D camera
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:59:03 PM »
"sometimes wont sync" and "old t1i cable" ??

Why don't you use the original USB cable that come with your 70D ? The old one may be a bit loose thus causing contact problem.

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Theater, Concert and Event / Re: Let's dance!
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:38:57 PM »
Just one : Pancake on M.

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Technical Support / Re: Scratch 7D focusing screen???
« on: September 23, 2014, 05:46:51 AM »
Relaxed.

See if you have confident doing this simple DIY project. I saw one selling a claimed to be genuine part, $8.99 (plus shipping) on the Ebay from a USA seller.

Instruction link : http://www.focusingscreen.com/work/7den.htm

I have done easier replacement of focusing screen on my older 40D and 600D and have not done the finder focus adjustment as indicated in the 5D  maintenance manual. Nothing went wrong with focusing and metering or may be I'm just lucky. For very precision adjustment, Canon Service may be the way to go. But for $10 to $15, the risk seems very low.

Disclaimer : I have absolutely no connection with the parts provider as advertised in the link I posted above. If you considered to DIY, you may buy from Canon or the other online sources.

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Technical Support / Re: Scratch 7D focusing screen???
« on: September 23, 2014, 12:45:15 AM »
Relaxed.

See if you have confident doing this simple DIY project. I saw one selling a claimed to be genuine part, $8.99 (plus shipping) on the Ebay from a USA seller.

Instruction link : http://www.focusingscreen.com/work/7den.htm

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Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 08:17:04 AM »
Yes, me too. I keep all boxes. BTW, if I ever buy used items, I choose only boxed items cause this is an indication that the seller(s) cares about their equipment.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:51:25 PM »
Found something really cool to maybe create a grip, called Sugru.
Anybody used this before? How strong is it?
www.sugru.com

You made me spend almost two hours dreaming possibilities to use this wonderful material to do some DIY projects. Thanks for letting us know about the existence of this thing.

Just wonder if one could make use of it to design some sort of weather seal on lenses, camera and battery grip etc etc.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:26:32 AM »

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Did you crawl together? Very nice photo!
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Thanks. Just found another one showing more details of the head of this guy.
Crawling ?? No way..... with my fat belly. hehe

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:01:31 PM »
Shot last week with EOS M and 18 55 kit lens @ 55mm F.10 in the middle of the day at Old San Juan El Morro Fort. Only a few feet away from this guy.

**Iguanas**

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EOS-M / Re: Finally a 50mm for EOS-M...
« on: August 20, 2014, 12:00:10 PM »
There are hundreds of different brands/models  of manual 50mm prime lens available for M. Search the vintage arsenal and you will find some gems. All you need is an adapter.

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Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: July 31, 2014, 11:29:18 AM »
my Elan 7 (bought in 2002) and  AE 1 program with some FD lenses..

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