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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.

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..

Lenses / Re: Exorbitant repair costs, Canon Australia
« on: July 25, 2014, 08:14:48 AM »
If repair costs that much in your country, sell it online as parts (with full disclosure) and buy a white box same item. (from kit set) I assume that you can sell it for $350 and you only pay up to $300-$350 for a new/like new lens.
There are a lot of DIYers who will buy to repair it if the problem is diagnosed. The part costs $20 to $60 depending on sources.

Software & Accessories / Re: Help..
« on: July 22, 2014, 02:55:40 PM »
Follow the instructions step by step. See if you have missed out a step or two.

Software & Accessories / Re: Benro heads
« on: July 18, 2014, 07:05:43 PM »
Benro ball heads B1 B2 B3 are priced at around $95, $130 and $150 respectively on the Ebay. I am looking to find one used B2 or B3 for less but cant never find one. I have a B1 for 3 years now and find it very sturdy for loading a 7D with 24 105 and it is reasonably good for it's price.
If you find one that needs to be tightened with a wrench, then it is certainly not a Benro.

Software & Accessories / Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« on: July 14, 2014, 07:06:18 PM »
I bought this rubber mask for some degree of protection but mainly  to avoid scratching. It seals some of the buttons so I assume that it will help to keep some moisture/water out.


EOS-M / Re: shutter count with Mac with EOS-M?
« on: July 05, 2014, 02:05:12 PM »
thanks..guess will have to go with ML.  The install was easy enough to follow...the uninstall was in German...not so sure of the translation....thanks..

Tor remove the boot flag, just repeat to install the ML firmware and follow the instruction : do not restart the camera.
Wait for 30 secs and the boot flag will be removed. Then format the SD card in the camera and there will be no traces of ML any more.

EOS-M / Re: shutter count with Mac with EOS-M?
« on: July 03, 2014, 06:29:25 PM »
but the ML software becomes part of the camera's? I would prefer a stand alone type of shutter count, for the M.  So far has been a dead end.  There has to be something out

Not really, when you remove the SD card, the ML is gone. If you want to complete remove (the boot flag) it's very simple.

Installation guide :

Remove ML           :  ( this one is for 5D3 but for M, it's the

EOS-M / Re: shutter count with Mac with EOS-M?
« on: June 30, 2014, 08:45:52 PM »
Magic Lantern will show the Shutter Count of EOS M in the debug section of the menu.

It shows the number of pics taken and number of liveview actuations.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Unreliable AF on 7D with FW 2.0.3?
« on: June 29, 2014, 03:40:11 PM »
Anybody tried this method : Canon 7D Missed Focus Hard Reset Fix

Just curious to know why Magic Lantern download link for 5D3 nightly builds has a choice of v.113 and v.123.

If one doesn't want to upgrade firmware to 123, will the latest 113 version ML have the same old problem of permanent bootflag etc.

Just curious to know that if you broke them all at one time in an accident or you are a collector of cheap broken stuff and found them beyond repair or are just too costly to do so.
If they are of no use to you, you may post them for sale - ebay or locally with full disclosure of the conditions of course.

Lenses / Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: June 16, 2014, 04:38:34 PM »
I never owned and used a Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS but is it really that bad. See performance from 0.45 onwards

EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 15, 2014, 10:07:14 PM »
Hey, just wonder how much better will the 7D II be compare to the Sony a77ii

    features of Sony a77ii :
    24MP CMOS Sensor with gapless, offset microlenses
    12fps continuous shooting with autofocus (up to 60 JPEGs)
    79 point AF module with 15 cross-type AF points, covering 40% of frame
    Increased control over AF behavior
    1080p60 movies with autofocus
    Audio level monitoring during movie shooting
    2.4M dot OLED viewfinder
    Pull-out three-hinge tilt/swivel 1.23m dot White Magic LCD screen
    Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
    1/8000th maximum shutter speed, shutter rated for 150,000 actuations
    ISO 100 - 25,600 (Extendable down to 50, and up to 51,200 with multi-image combination)
    Auto ISO customization
    Optional, profile-based correction of vignetting, chromatic aberrations and geometric distortion
    Top panel LCD
    Stereo microphone and external mic socket
    AF Micro Adjust


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