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Reviews / Re: Canon EOS 7D MK II Field Review of THE APS-C DSLR KING .
« on: October 13, 2014, 05:01:36 PM »


...EOS 7D Mark II is like a small EOS-1D X and it’s got all the performance with half the size, and all of the quality with none of the compromise...

So the 7D2 is as good as a 1Dx, without any of the compromises (?) inherent to the 1Dx?  Interesting.

I would have thought being king of the APS-C is sort of like being king of, I don't know, Cleveland or someting.  One would rather be a prince of New York any day.

I'll stick with FF, thank you.

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 05, 2014, 11:07:25 PM »
All future Canon cameras will come "Life Pixel" prepared so they see UV and IR as well as visible light?

With a dial selection to choose which light band you record?

Post Processing / Re: Digital "Enlarger"
« on: October 01, 2014, 07:46:52 AM »
An enlarger is a projector for film, right?  So why not take a digital projector (of the sort used in offices to project Powerpoint slides), set it up aimed at the wall, set the photo file to 'inverse' (or is the setting actually called negative?) and you then can adjust the distance until you have the right size image you want.  Focus properly, tape the paper holder to the wall, put in your print paper, and you've rigged up a digital enlarger.

Proceed normally from there.

Decades ago I would turn my enlarger head 90 degrees and tape the paper to the wall so I could get massive amounts of enlargement.  Same deal here.

Would that satisfy the urge to go analog from digital (cheaply)?

Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:00:45 PM »
I would like an EF 20-150/f2.8 L IS USM

EOS-M / Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« on: July 30, 2014, 09:47:41 PM »
I'm hoping for another round of sales here in the US.

I was going to LifePixel mine, but I like it too much...so I need another (cheap) for conversion.

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 08, 2014, 11:22:17 PM »
I'd like the 7D2 to fill the place of the 1D4....essentially I'd like a 1 series APC weather sealed, wildlife monster.

I would spend 3000-3200 on that in a heart beat and I'm sure many other wildlife / sports guys would also.  For other stuff I'll hold onto my 5D3.

Yes but that would kill sales on the long lens and idx. Canon do need to bring this out, but as a 3D and simlar price to the 1D x

It would only kill the sales of long lens and the 1dx if they make the sensor much better.  A long lens and a FF frame still beat a APS-C.

as an aside, I doubt very much if Canon will bring out any camera with a 3D marking that isn't, well, a 3-D camera.  Too high a likelihood of consumer confusion and complaints.

Perhaps the 4D or 8D, but not the 3.

Photography Technique / Re: Tour de France crops
« on: July 08, 2014, 09:37:48 PM »
Yesterday afternoon a stage of the Tour de France started from Cambridge

Someone please explain why the "Tour de France" started in England?

It would appear that France invaded England; undoubtedly much to their surprise, they apparently won.

We'll know for certain when they move the Eiffel Tower to London.

I'd vote for photo 3 - I think the view of the side of the cathedral like building is necessary to make the image look 'correct'.

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 08, 2014, 08:50:58 PM »
The only thing that would interest me would be a much higher video frame rate.

Give me full HD at 1200 frames per second for less than $2K and I'm there.

Lighting / Re: Small container for holding spigots/studs?
« on: June 14, 2014, 10:46:02 PM »
If you are in the US, check out "The Container Store".

They have a web site, and you can probably find what you want there, but if you can actually visit one of their locations, there is much pleasure to be had just wandering around one of their stores - the variety of containers to be had is simply astounding.

I concur that the OP missed what the client wanted, and would also recommend he simply provide what he that meets the client's requirements.

However, I would not hesitate to track down the runner in that photo (and any similar ones he has) and see if they're interested in their photos.  After all, that is a nice photo of that runner...


EOS Bodies / Re: More Sensor Technology Talk [CR1]
« on: April 30, 2014, 10:28:11 PM »
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<p>We’re told by a few other people that Canon is working on a “foveon like” sensor for their next generation of full frame cameras. The goal is to have the new sensor tech in their next “prosumer” camera, so perhaps that means a new large megapixel camera with a smaller body than an EOS-1, or the EOS 5D Mark IV in 2015.</p>

<p>More to come…</p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">c</span>r</strong></p>

Uh-oh.  Foveon like 5D4?  My bank account trembles.

Assuming, of course, that we get excellent high ISO, fast readout (effectively frames per second), and even better autofocus.

Lenses / Re: New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]
« on: April 21, 2014, 08:37:21 PM »
Unique feature?

Maybe a uniquely high price?

Nothing unique about a Canon L lens having a high price...

Perhaps they'll be unique by being really affordable L's?  Nah...

Photography Technique / Re: Am I the only one this has happened to?
« on: April 20, 2014, 07:37:21 PM »
The real perverts are the ones who see everyone else as a potential pedophile all the time.

Maybe he thought you were poaching on his territory.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Dissuade me to get a Rolleiflex
« on: April 20, 2014, 07:32:22 PM »

I'll hit the shop on Saturday for more details and start the nego.

Now that we weren't able to dissuade you from buying the Rollei, I'm feeling a bit more comfortable to hijack this thread. Not only I didn't managed to dissuade you out of buying I got some severe GAS myself in the process :). I'm thinking of buying my first TLR. However, I cannot afford to spend more than around 100-120$ including shipping (which unfortunately in my case could mount to 50$ by itself).   I've read a bit for the last few days and figured out that my best chances are Super Ricohflex, Czech Flexarete, Yashica A or 635 and maybe with a bit of luck Yashica-mat (not the 124). Even these, for 60-80$ (after shipping deduction) are extremely hard to find in working condition.

Am I missing something here? Are there any "cheap" but reliable TLR's (not Lubitels or Seagulls of course). Or should I pass it for now? My intention is mostly to shoot landscapes and portraits on 120mm B&W film and develop it myself.

Thanks .       

Hit eBay for a Rollei.  The 3.5D and 3.5E sometimes sell for that amount (less the shipping).  I got my first 2.8E for not much more (I think I paid $150 for it).

Since you plan on using it, I would avoid the earlier models (the Old Standard etc) as they are getting old enough to likely require servicing.  And their internal mirror will be failing (the silver does deteriorate over time, much more so on the pre-war models), and the ground glass isn't nearly as good as 'later' ones (meaning 1960's vintage).

I write that as someone who rarely uses his 1929 Rollei (first year of production).  I much prefer the more modern ones.

Also, keep your eye open for one with a built in meter that is broken; you can frequently get a really nice camera with a bad meter cheap.  And if the one you are eyeing has a meter, make certain it is working, or offer lots less.  I've never had an model Rollei with a working meter (I've gone through quite a few in the last 40 years).  Electronics was not their strong suite.

You'll never go wrong with one of their TLR's.

So the solution to using an AF-B on a 5D3 is to buy an Ed-C from Canon (less than $20 delivered), take the mounting piece off (four size 00 philips screws), remove the mounting piece from the AF-B, and put the piece from the Ed-C on.  The screw holes in the opposite corners will line up perfectly (lower left and upper right when looking at it).
Mystery solved.


thank you for your clarification.
After thinking a while and using Google a lot I came to the same conclusion: To mount the Ed-C onto the AngleFinder-B and maybe squeezing the screw holes a little bit.

My problem:
Even after searching a lot on the Canon website or even the worldwide google search, I haven't found a single source where to buy the adaptor Ed-C. The only result I can find is a focusing screen called Ed-c, but no adaptor to the AF-C.
It might be that I am "partially blind" and just could not find, where others just make three klicks and say "here it is", so I might need a hint where to look  ;)  Do you have a good source / link to a website at hands?

// MB

You're not blind - Canon makes it exceedingly difficult.  I traded email with customer service for a week before I got the right answer.  This is what they sent:

"The Canon Direct Store does not sell parts.  If you wish to purchase parts, please contact our Jamesburg Parts Order Center.  They can provide you with the price and availability of the part or Ed-C Adapter you're requesting.  You may call them at (866) 481-2569 between 9 am and 7 pm ET, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)."

So if you are in the US, call that number.  The part number is YG2-0430-000 ADAPTOR ED-C (MECH) and it is $12.16 plus $6 postage (and sales tax).

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