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Software & Accessories / Re: Oddest kit purchase?
« on: January 05, 2013, 05:54:18 AM »
going to hell for this
For spreading the Word? I doubt it. Doesn't the gospel of John tells us the Word became flash?

Software & Accessories / Re: Oddest kit purchase?
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:06:11 PM »
I've shot through a lens of 3D glasses at an imax, just ok
You know that those are polarizer filters and that you should be able to get better results with a regular pola?

Lenses / Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« on: December 28, 2012, 06:59:07 AM »
Thanks to every one for your great replys. Given me a lot to think about. Has anyone ever used and extender with a 50mm 1.4? Could be a solution to having to lug a long tele around with me.
The Canon extenders physically do not fit on the 50mm 1.4, I think. I've used a Soligor 1.7 extender with a 50mm 1.8II - let me rephrase that: I've tried to use an extender with the 50mm 1.8II. It hunts like Davy Crockett and only rarely achieves focus. No go as far as I'm concerned.

Also, +1 on the 24-105. That thing has versatility written all over it.

Lenses / Re: TS-E 24mm II + 2x Mk III Extender
« on: December 26, 2012, 04:17:48 AM »
Higher mag than the native lens - up to 7x with the 1.4x TC and 10x with the 2x TC.
I've never owned a tilt-shift lens but did you mind explaining how the magnification increases that much rather than just 1.4 or 2x?
Max magnification of the MP-E 65 is 5x. 5 times 1.4 is 7x, 5 times 2 is 10x. As might be expected :)

Lenses / Re: attaching lens hoods
« on: December 23, 2012, 05:41:16 AM »
Yay, that is a good point. Don't want those markings to wore off. They make up 90% of the hood price (if it did not come with lens)
Don't you believe that. I bought an aftermarket hood twice so far. Now I buy lots of unbranded stuff - remotes, lens caps, everything - and I'm usually very satisfied by the quality, but the mount of a hood apparently is very tricky to get just right. Also, plastic versus felt lining. Canon's hoods are far superior to the eBay stuff and no joke.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Flash transceiver
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:26:30 PM »
Having had pretty much the same problem, I just ordered two Yongnuo YN-622C's. Depending on your location, you should be able to get them for anywhere between 80 and 100 USD for the pair. Anything cheaper will be far less versatile. Most alternatives with equal functionality are more expensive (Pocket Wizards, Phottix Odin) or again less functional (Phottix Strato, older YN's). Flip side is that build quality of YN is far from stellar.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Only 1 lens
« on: December 18, 2012, 04:05:09 PM »
I'm glad to hear everything has worked out, and that you haven't given up all your gear.  Enjoy the time with your baby, and hope you get plenty of beautiful and memorable shots. 
+1 :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Only 1 lens
« on: December 15, 2012, 05:14:15 AM »
If I could have one camera and one lens! I'd seriously contemplate a Leica m9 and a 35mm f1.4 ... Or I'd get a 1ds mark iii and use my zeiss 2/35. - cheaper option.

Btw Unless you really won't use a 5d2 I'm not sure I'd be wanting to sell it either.
You might want to read more carefully before replying. He's trying to free up some funds for his baby*, not asking for 'best regardless of money'.

*) literally. I know, I'm attached to my 5D3 too, but we're talking one with ten little fingers an' ten little toes an' everything.

Menu C.Fn 2 > LV shooting area display > set to Outlined. This'll get you blue lines if you set your aspect ratio to something else than 3:2. Getting them with 3:2 (and " I played a sample video recorded") suggests that you engage live view by entering movie mode, when the camera selects a movie aspect ratio regardless of image settings.

Anyhoo, this is normal behaviour that is achieved by a combination of various settings. Exposing your precious to strong electromagnetic fields to reproduce the blue lines might prove counterproductive :)

Photo 2 does, by the way, show that it really is a production error - or the side panel would've worn equally. I'd venture a few phone calls to see if you can get it repaired under warranty.

I have flashbacks of a product issue statement from Canon about this very problem. A certain product range was affected by discoloration over time due to some plastic issue. But I can't remember if that was the 5D3 or some other model. But looks similar certainly.
There was some dicussion on it here as well.
I think you might mean ? :)

Lenses / Re: Canon 50mm 1.8iii... L... Real or fake?
« on: December 11, 2012, 02:34:55 PM »
That is awesome!!!  You should have painted on an IS button as well  :P
Regrettably, it is not mine :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Only 1 lens
« on: December 11, 2012, 03:48:30 AM »
I'd sell the 70-200 and the flash and see how far that gets you - 5D2 and 24-70 is still an awesome combo. Trading the 24-70 (I'm assuming mark I) for a 24-105 is probably only going to cost you. Then, if worst comes to worst, you can always sell off everything else and go the xxxD route, or even go P&S.

And kudos for having your priorities straight :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III Frustrated Focusing problem
« on: December 10, 2012, 05:38:39 AM »
Empathy notwithstanding, OP reminds me of the woman that bought a big Winnebago motorhome, put it on cruise control, left the wheel to make herself a sandwich (or something) and was surprised the unsupervised vehicle crashed. Even won her a big settlement, but I think a little common sense goes a long way.

If you blindly buy and things do not go as planned, there always is the chance that the fault lies with you; so you probably could expect the - very mild! - criticism in this topic. If you can't handle that, you probably really are spoiled rotten and deserving of disappointment. After all, you best learn through failure ;)

Unless, of course, it really was a troll. Proficient in more ways than one, in that case :D

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