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Software & Accessories / Re: Big(ger) Bag Recommendations Needed
« on: September 17, 2013, 09:37:28 PM »
One thing to watch out for, whatever you decide on, is the internal design of the pack. Some manufacturers produce bags that are insanely over-padded, and/or very hard to customize. Their carrying capacity is surprisingly less than specs might imply.

Software & Accessories / Re: Yet another storage thread
« on: September 13, 2013, 06:48:05 PM »
I use a Pelican case for some of my stuff, and keep the rest in marked plastic bins. But a cabinet with multiple drawers would work well; here are some examples from IKEA:

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 6D Viewfinder Junk Accumulation
« on: September 13, 2013, 12:11:34 PM »
When you see crud in your pictures, the stuff is either on the lens or, most likely, sensor.

Cleaning the sensor starts with putting the camera in "manual cleaning" mode with a fresh battery, which locks up the mirror, and carefully blowing air at the exposed sensor with a bulb blower. Anything after that could void your warranty under Canon's policies. ["After that" includes a dry cleaning with a sensor brush or pad, then a wet cleaning with methanol dampened wipes].

For a camera under warranty most folks would send it in to Canon if the air blower cleaning was unsuccessful. That said, sensor cleaning, when done following the guidelines recommended by manufacturers such as Dust-Aid, VisibleDust, and Photographic Solutions, is pretty straightforward stuff.

Australia / Re: 5D Mark III Firmware Update 1.2.1 Battery Fault
« on: September 11, 2013, 10:39:38 PM »
Bummer. Hope Canon makes it right.
My 5D3 running 1.2.1 even recognizes the Wasabi batteries I stuff into it.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Help on a pocketable compact
« on: September 10, 2013, 08:14:15 PM »
+1 on the waterproof/shock resistant. A camera that rides in a jeans pocket or jacket or purse all day will need to be somewhat rugged.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: RAW or JPEG
« on: September 08, 2013, 10:44:54 PM »
100% RAW on my 5D3. But on my carry-in-the-purse-just-in-case camera, a FujiX10, jpgs. Yes, I know it will do RAW, but for some minor stuff, a good jpg is fine.

Site Information / Re: Banning ankorwatt
« on: September 05, 2013, 05:24:42 PM »
The issue with Trolls, in general, is that they have no real interest in sharing their [sometimes considerable] expertise, or in helping others with technical issues, or even in enjoying someone's witty comment. They are all about seizing any opportunity to aggressively demand personal attention and acknowledgement, regardless of the OP's questions or concerns.
I have seen so many members graciously take time to answer queries, and encourage others, and that is what makes this forum a treasure worth protecting.

Technical Support / Re: How to clean/keep clean a B+W slim circa-pola MRC
« on: September 05, 2013, 04:05:13 PM »
Another vote for LensPen, especially for fingerprints. A nice thing about it is the incorporated brush; you can use it to make sure you're not rubbing grit around on your filter.

Site Information / Re: Banning ankorwatt
« on: September 04, 2013, 10:15:47 AM »
I started following canonrumors last March when I purchased my 5D3. The forum is a jewel; enormously helpful, thought-provoking, and entertaining.
The one dark spot has been when a useful, informative discussion here is hijacked by egomaniac trolls like Me-Me-Me-I-Am-The-Sole-Fount-Of-Experience-And-Wisdom-Mikael. People like him are an incurable poison in forums, and I applaud the moderators in banning his worthless a$$.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:27:24 PM »
Just got this amazing lens.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:20:31 PM »
Very cool, TWI by Dustin Abbott. Like a Van Gogh.

Software & Accessories / Re: JPEG as a travel alternative
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:17:18 PM »
If you don't shoot a a vast number of images on a trip, you might try stocking up on CF cards, shoot in RAW on the CF + jpg on the SD, and leave the RAWs on the extra cards till you get back.

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 29, 2013, 09:32:27 AM »
5D3, Sigma 15mm with 10-stop ND gel, f/16, ISO 100, 13 sec.

Lighting / Re: 3rd Party Flashes vs. Canon's...
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:00:42 PM »
I have the Yongnuo 568EX II and a pair of YN 622c's. They all play nicely with my 5D3. I use flash very frugally, so could not justify the investment in Canon hardware.

Lenses / Re: What lenses would you bring for this travel-trip?
« on: August 13, 2013, 04:56:14 PM »
The 24-105 + 16-35 would be great, but see if you can find a corner of your bag for the 15mm fisheye also. It's really small, but such a fun lens!

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