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Canon General / Re: Camera skin for 5D MK III
« on: September 05, 2013, 03:23:06 PM »
I use GGS optical glass protectors from Amazon.com.  The 5DIII version includes a protector for the info LCD.


I have no problem with the rear lcd screen protector but the top info lcd have some curve and glass protector won't fit. I broke one when trying to apply a little pressure on it. Will try the GGS you recommended. Thanks.

Canon General / Camera skin for 5D MK III
« on: September 05, 2013, 02:08:00 PM »
Anybody used this product to protect your 5D III ? It looks ugly to some but may be good for transport.

BTW, couldn't find a LCD screen protector for the top info plate. Where to find one please ?

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon 7D Major Issue
« on: September 01, 2013, 09:19:31 PM »
 Check the voltage of the backup battery(C1616) to make sure that it is in working order or else get it replaced . See if it helps.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: I jumped ship...
« on: August 30, 2013, 01:53:50 PM »
From this ship.............

Third Party Manufacturers / 5 D Mark III and Helios 44-2/44M
« on: August 28, 2013, 10:49:29 PM »
Anybody try the above combinations ?

Will there be mirror problem and is modification to the lens required ? (apart from a M42 to EOS adapter)

Software & Accessories / Re: Focus Stacking
« on: August 28, 2013, 11:10:41 AM »
watch this 10 minutes tutorial to learn Stack Focus in landscape shooting. From shooting to photoshop by Gavin Hoey.

Focus Stacking Ep 107: Take & Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey: Adorama Photography TV Small | Large

Lenses / protection or none ?
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:00:03 PM »
Your choice.

Just hit the lens filter on the door knob, glass is broken but safe my lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: Buying from Hong Kong?
« on: August 26, 2013, 04:33:42 PM »
I've used both Digital rev and hdew cameras without problems. Digital rev was for my 7D, 24-105 and 12-24 all in one package. It was shipped to me via DHL direct from Hong Kong and on the outside was marked as being worth about £30-£40 to avoided customs opening it, actual value was more like £1600! I bought my 70-200 from hdew and from the box it seems like they shipped it from their UK address.

You could ring them up to settle any questions you have, I did that with hdew. Hdew emailed me to confirm order, that payment had been taken and when it was dispatched so I'd know it would be delivered the next day which was a nice touch I thought.

I'd use both again, by my calculations I've saved about £1k over anything a camera store in the UK could offer.

If you are will having concerns, look up Ian Kerso in Scotland. He seems to be well recommended (although I haven't used him myself), and I think he may actually be selling items with a UK Canon warranty, which the others I have used don't offer, they do provide their own warranties though.

Just curious to ask if caught for cheating the customs, who will pay the penalty and if the items are seized/confiscated finally, who will be responsible for it ?

Lenses / rear gelatin filter
« on: August 26, 2013, 12:11:50 PM »
Anybody here have the experience to use gelatin filter on a Canon 17 40 L ? May be some never realize that there is a built-in slot on this lens.

What is the purpose of this design as people mentioned that gelatin filter will probably degrade IQ badly. others stated "As long as it isn't scratched, a proper optical-grade gelatin filter (like Kodak) will be optically superior to any front-mounted glass or plastic filter."

Please share your views, experience etc.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 22, 2013, 03:49:14 PM »
Just to share. Pics taken with one of my vintage lenses with adapter. Stitched to pano.

Video & Movie / Re: Testing 600D/T3i Video by me
« on: August 20, 2013, 08:59:19 AM »
I clicked on ISO on video mode. It says I can't use ISO on video mode.

When the T3i is in video mode (manual exposure only),  simply press the ISO button behind the top dial, you will be able to select the ISO for sure.

Update : this will work when you set the Movie exposure to Manual.  When you are in video mode, go to the menu. the first selection on the left allows you to switch between Auto and manual exposure.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2599 via eBay
« on: August 14, 2013, 03:11:12 PM »
I received my Canon 5D MKiii from BigValueInc.

Many people have complained that the cameras (advertized USA market) were, in fact, grey market. LOOK CLOSER - The camera that I received has a FAKE SERIAL NUMBER

BigValueInc sold me a STOLEN Canon 5D mk iii!!!

It is disappointing that I received the recommendation from CanonRumors. I am currently trying to get this resolved.

BigValueInc is unapologetic for selling stolen gear. They deny that the camera is stolen despite the fact that they sent me the counterfeit serial and that the REAL serial is embedded in the camera's bios.

How did you know that the camera is a stolen one ? What made you think that the serial # is "counterfeit" ?
Hoping that your allegation is just a misunderstanding.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What is 20,000 shutter clicks worth?
« on: August 13, 2013, 08:03:21 AM »
The thing to be concerned about is that the seller is a liar.  That means that anything he said about the camera is suspect.

Including, quite possibly, the claim that the seller actually owned the camera.  Is there a way to do a search for camera serial numbers to make sure it hasn't been reported as stolen?

Yes. http://www.stolencamerafinder.com/


Which one should I choose ? Please help.

Thanks for everybody's opinion here. I have my decision now. I will go for the Tamron.

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