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EOS-M / Re: Grip available for EOS M
« on: December 14, 2013, 09:22:48 PM »
I used one of this Universal L bracket for mounting my DSLR on a tripod.

I purchased my M today and tried the L plate on it. It is not as good as any of the other grips posed in this thread. However, I find it useable. It provides a grip on the left side whilst I can spare my right hand (fingers) controlling the shutter/buttons etc. It is AcraSwiss standard compatible so it can be mounted on a tripod to switch between vertical and horizontal orientations easily.

Cons : you have to remove the L bracket to reach the battery/SD card compartment opening.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« on: December 12, 2013, 10:59:42 AM »
Why not the Eos M package with a EF lens adapter ?

I believe if you let her choose, she will definitely pick this combo.

The 100 mm f/2.8 macro IS at BuyDig is $899, not $758. I went ahead and purchased it anyway, but am disappointed. :(
But won't you get 150$ mail in rebate?

The price $899 is after mail in Rebate.

Pricewatch Deals / Deal : 40MM Pancake in Ontario Canada
« on: December 05, 2013, 07:38:18 PM »
Staples posted in the flyer received today (effective 7-17 Dec, 2013)

EF 40mm F2.8 STM for only $119.93

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5dmk2 - weak usb connection - options?
« on: November 29, 2013, 05:24:01 PM »

So I shoot most of my work tethered to a laptop. Unfortunately the usb connector on the camera has gotten loose, it still works fine if the camera is steady on a tripod and not moving at all. But for situations where I like to move the camera a bit around in between shots i often loose my connections.

My options as I see it is.

1) Get it repaired, does anyone know what this costs? and time. I am based on the Canadian west coast if that makes any difference.
2) Get the wifi grip, i can then tether with wifi, or its built in usb or ethernet ports, correct?. Currently watching a few on ebay to see what they go for.
3) buy used mk2 or new 6d. Will have to hold back on this purchase till end of january. my mk2 does have around 110000 clicks so it is getting old.

If you have any knowledge, advice or thoughts regarding my situation it would be much appreciated.

Will an eye-fi card with CF adapter work in your case ?

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: The 2nd ff camera in 2014 will be...
« on: November 29, 2013, 12:04:26 AM »
I guess none of the above. It could possibly be a high MP 1DXs and a FF M/mirrorless.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:36:56 AM »
Island Princess show - heavily cropped. 5D3 and 50 1.8 @f2.

Lenses / Re: DIY carbon hood for 40mm stm lens
« on: October 28, 2013, 11:12:11 PM »
Tutorial for making our own?  ;D

I have done some researches but it is hard to find Carbon Fiber tube of that dimension.

May be some 3M carbon fiber Vinyl sheet will do the trick.

Btw, the OP has posted his excellent DIY hood on the YouTube. The video shows the lens hood from different angles.

Full carbon hood on Canon 40mm 2.8 stm

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Takumars, Anyone?
« on: October 22, 2013, 01:28:01 PM »

At some point, I stumbled on the 5D compatibility list of M42 lenses below and it has come in quite handy.

I made reference to this list as well but please do not rely on it 100%.

Both my lenses indicated in my previous post are reported to be not having problem : "mirror hits lens back when focussing to infinity" but in the real world, they have to be modified slightly to avoid mirror jam and err message.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Takumars, Anyone?
« on: October 21, 2013, 08:55:25 PM »
Please be aware that Helios lenses with the same name are built differently. I have mirror clearance problem with both my 44-2 58mm 2.0 and 44M on my 5DIII when focus to infinity.

I started working on the 44-2 and trimmed about 1 to 2mm off the rear lens metal barrel with a Dremel Rotary tool and the mirror problem is gone.


Technical Support / Re: Question about 2 of my LP-E6 bettery( 2 years old)
« on: September 24, 2013, 09:51:10 PM »
The genuine battery may still be useable but do not rely too much on it. Always bring some spares.
Click on the link for detail elaboration. Update : have no idea why the link won't work - see attached captured image for the explanation

Australia / Re: 5D Mark III Firmware Update 1.2.1 Battery Fault
« on: September 20, 2013, 03:53:33 PM »
It's likely that there are too many counterfeits out there.

Genuine and decoded third party batteries are fine on my 5DIII.

Lenses / Re: What does Blue Dot on a box means?
« on: September 17, 2013, 07:10:47 PM »
I guess it is an indication that you have won the prize award for the 2013 Canon annual luck draw. I heard that the prize is a C500EF/PL with a full set of the cinema lenses.


Canon General / Re: Camera skin for 5D MK III
« on: September 05, 2013, 03:23:06 PM »
I use GGS optical glass protectors from  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 ?

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