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Messages - Grendel

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D 1.2.4 firmware
« on: March 25, 2011, 04:26:36 PM »
Canon Jp still lists 1.2.3 as well (this is the place where it'll show up 1st.)

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Article Section
« on: March 25, 2011, 04:14:18 PM »
AFAC would be great ! No technical reason why that can't be done. Doesn't Canon have a feedback site somewhere ? I'll gladly send in that suggestion. Even just a measurement function that goes through the same motions and displays the MA value would be fantastic !

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Snow Birds
« on: March 21, 2011, 03:39:46 PM »
Heh, got them too. And yes, they empy a feeder w/in a day or two :)

 

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EOS Bodies / Re: First Canon Mirrorless Related Patent?
« on: March 18, 2011, 01:51:15 PM »
Hm, eyeballing the thickness of the adapter in the drawing -- could be EF-to-FT. Too thin for something w/ a flange-back distance of MFT IMHO.

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Software & Accessories / Re: HELP! Canon CPS Rucksack
« on: March 01, 2011, 03:27:21 PM »
Better hang on to it, you can't buy them.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5dmkii june '10 firmware update for manual film control
« on: February 18, 2011, 02:26:55 PM »
IIRC the 5DII will drop about 3 frames while changing the aperature.

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Software & Accessories / Re: new 7D firmware
« on: February 16, 2011, 04:22:39 PM »
IMHO Canon will not add features if there is no or little demand for them. Canon added features to the 5DII because a lot "important" people were asking for them, plus it created great marketing opportunities. I think your best shot is to call Canon and (politely) ask for additional features, then spread the word and have as many people as you can muster call them up as well. You can find contact info on this page.

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EOS Bodies / Re: T3 Sensor - question...
« on: February 10, 2011, 01:05:52 PM »
Grendel:

Huh?  I said Mk-III not Mk-II.

Heh -- sorry, that late at night it looked like 'II'  :-[ I hope Canon will use a lower density in the mkIII (31MP FF, ack). Besides that, I don't think the APS-C/H/FF sensor tech overlaps that much in production -- it's way cheaper to loose a C sensor on a wafer than a FF sensor so you will try to minimize the chance for FF defects. This could include a more robust pixel design, eg. bigger pixels.

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EOS Bodies / Re: T3 Sensor - question...
« on: February 10, 2011, 05:42:42 AM »
Long story and boring math aside, I'm left with the distinct impression this is a cut down 5D-Mk III sensor.

Not really -- an APS-C sensor w/ the pixel density of the 5DII has about 8.2MP, not the T3's 12MP.

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Lenses / Re: Help with My Next Lens
« on: February 05, 2011, 05:56:47 AM »
Hm, I would probably sell the 17-40 and get an EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. Probably the best EF-S lens out there, very universal, L quality (IQ that is, it's not sealed), nicely complements the 70-200.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds3 Changes on Canon USA Website
« on: January 18, 2011, 09:45:23 PM »
My cameras also have an AE/FE Lock button right next to the AF button in addition to the half shutter press that will lock exposure. And different metering modes. What else do you need ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds3 Changes on Canon USA Website
« on: January 18, 2011, 04:41:26 PM »
Focus&recompose not only shift DOF, but also makes light and flash metering invalid.

I have moved the AF-ON functionality to the rear AF button on my cameras. Hitting the 1st shutter stage then will only meter. --> hit AF to focus, recompose if necessary, use the shutter to meter & shoot. For MF lenses w/ focus confirmation I usually move it back, easier to focus the lens while holding the shutter than the AF button.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More 5D Mark III / 1D Mark V & Lenses [CR2]
« on: January 13, 2011, 04:29:32 PM »
AFAIK there's no room for a flash in the hump -- the FF pentaprism fills it pretty much up.

It should be possible with a slight redesign, the d700 uses a FF pentaprism and fits a flash.

Tru dat -- makes the D700 pretty clunky tho. I'd prefer the smaller Canon "hump". Wouldn't mind a redesigned ST-E2 w/ a real (albeit small) flash tho.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Refurbished Equipment
« on: January 13, 2011, 04:15:48 PM »
Friend of mine tried that last week -- Canon removed the 5DII from the CLP.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More 5D Mark III / 1D Mark V & Lenses [CR2]
« on: January 13, 2011, 04:24:00 AM »
Ahh, but the built-in flash on the 7d is ALSO a wireless controller, and that's a cool and useful feature that I'd love to have on a 5dIII

JSP

Yes I use the 7D bulti-in as a wireless controller a lot, have never used it as a direct flash (so far :-) ). However, I've understood that built in flash is a bit of a compromise concerning weatherproofing, so on a more high end camera I rather do without.

AFAIK there's no room for a flash in the hump -- the FF pentaprism fills it pretty much up.

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