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Lenses / Re: A few words on Adorama's customer service
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:52:45 PM »
It is actually quite a reassurance to see someone working for adorama is either A) passionate enough about photography to be on this site, or B) cares enough about their work to look around the sight.

Or perhaps both!  I have had good luck with Adorama, Only problem I ever had was ordering something for a minolta by accident :-P I got click happy I guess

Technical Support / Re: CANON 5D MK II problem
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:47:10 PM »
When you get it back it will once again be a totally reliable camera, and you will be glad you sent it in.

I had an old 3mp Digital Elph go bad, out of warranty. The sensor had some kind of problem with it's attachment or something. Canon could not repair it because it was about three years old, but because it was a manufacturing defect, they sent me a refurb 10mp SD770 IS to replace it. That little camera is great.

I can figure that made up for the following out-of-warranty repair of my 20D which cost me a couple of hundred dollars for only a cracked top LCD Screen cover. (Banged it against the gearshift in my truck).  It came back all checked out, cleaned, and good as new.

So send it for service and enjoy it when it comes back in good, reliable shape.

Trying to shoot yourself doing roll-backs? Haha, but 200 bucks for top LCD ouch... I thought repairs were mroe reasonable than that. I was thinking a shutter replacement would be about 250, not a chunk of plastic for 200. Yikes

I've fooled around and touched/cleaned the mirror on my rebel film camera, but havn't even considered touching my 60d. I can crack walnuts with my bare-hands, and give a mean hand-shake, but I stay out of fine areas of my camera. I have cleaned my sensor before, with the special swab and it worked well however. I work in a busy shop with tons of metal/dirt/dust in the air and actually showered and changed into freshly washed clothes not used for work before cleaning my camera, even though it screwed up my daily routine haha. I have issues, I know :-P

Technical Support / Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:29:54 PM »

It could always be worse...

Holy cow!!!  The fabled full-frame mirrorless and 500mm TS-E lens!  I KNEW it wasn't a myth!!!
LOL! That is funny!

I heard that model had a light-leak issue

PowerShot / Re: Boy Scout Photography Class - Thoughts?
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:05:55 PM »
if you can gets your hands on a old used fild rebel (mine was 5$ with a 35-80 lens) they could really see how it works up close, and play with shutter speeds and watch the curtain, and play with the aperature opening. I wouldnt let them play with my main body I know that :-P

EOS Bodies / Re: Which is better? 5D MKII or 6D?
« on: January 04, 2013, 12:50:13 PM »
/\ me too. 5dII is cheaper...... used even more so, and IM poor, so, I will prob end up 5dII. how much worse is a 5dII focusing than my 60D, center low light is prob the same, moving subject the 5dII is prob worse, i would assume? any input for me I would love!

PowerShot / Re: Christmas Camera, Under $100US ??
« on: January 03, 2013, 06:10:34 PM »
So what did you end up with? hows she like it?

PowerShot / Re: Phones better then Canons Compact Cameras
« on: January 03, 2013, 06:07:26 PM »
user reviews on the nikon d600 and d800 are both below 4/5 stars from everywhere, except DXO of course. The 6d, 5d mkII and 5dmkIII are all above 4.4ish/5. I guess flinging oil around like a factory machine and left focus issues outweight the DXO scores and on-paper specs. I must say the d600 looks great on paper.

PowerShot / Re: Boy Scout Photography Class - Thoughts?
« on: January 03, 2013, 06:00:53 PM »
I was a scout and would have loved this opportunity. There will always be immature nit-wits around that age group though. Macro might be cool for the younger guys. the history of gun-cotton and exploding photographers, and the camera obscura might be neat. lens-rentals has some neat articles and facts about the history. Goodf luck!

Lenses / Re: A few words on Adorama's customer service
« on: December 29, 2012, 12:58:56 PM »
I have had good luck with Adorama as well

Technical Support / Re: Repairing Scratches - 5D MKIII
« on: December 27, 2012, 08:52:18 PM »
Better have it repaired, you wouldn't want people to think you're not a top-notch photog if they see the scratches on your camera.

On a technical note, the scratches might let some light through, even the smallest amount of light penetrating the body can affect exposure metering so best to have it repaired.

That was a joke right? scratches in the body won't affect anything and I wouldnt worry about it, and there will be no light leak issue, unless you got the only 5dmKIII made of clear plastic.

Macro / A small(pun intended) game
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:49:59 PM »
So, I am going to post some crops of some random macro shots I took this evening with my 50/1.8+25mm Kenko extension tube, and you guys make your best guess at what The shots are of. After a few people guess, I will post the full image, or explain or both. Have fun!
I think I shall do 4 at a time for now, I have more.

Portrait / Re: Need some advice- shooting at Staples Center
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:10:17 PM »
Id go with the 24-105, and 50mm as well. My T1i was a little noisy above 1600 ISO, I hope you won;t need a real High ISO. My advice from shooting under pressure,

shoot in RAW: better noise reduction avail in post as well as other modifications

Find a good balance between analyzing each shot, and spray-and pray: Ive over-done both situations and found few keepers, but with a good balance I end up with more keepers

chances are if they picked you, they have seen some of your work, and you have more talent than them, and they will like what you shoot, so dont stress (I cant actually do this in practice)

EOS Bodies / Re: It's Christmas Eve !!
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:54:10 PM »
I bought myself a house for X-mas haha. But it probably only cost a tad more than that car, so... I'm shooting with my 60D and sigma/tamron crap haha

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon patent for digital back for 35mm SLR
« on: December 18, 2012, 06:11:40 PM »
Id buy one. a current sensor, just reused, nothing fancy, and you could have a pro quality full frame for a few hundred

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