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EOS Bodies / Re: Bye Canon?
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:52:40 AM »

let me put it this way.... why the top Pro photographers shoot only with Hassyes and MF cameras ???  8) 8)

I couldn't agree more. That's why all wedding photographers shoot MF...... And wildlife photographers shoot MF because it is so easy to buy and carry MF cameras and lenses with the same reach as the " big whites ".  And that's why all sports photographers use MF, you never see Canons and Nikons at the big games.

P.S. What is the appropriate tag for HUGE SARCASM

It's just  ;D
Safer To write it in English. My tongue in cheek comment confused someone today...

887
Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 30, 2013, 05:26:18 AM »
On a slightly different tack, I was wondering what the old lens is like? I need a zoom of this range for animals and sport moving toward and away and I've missed a few shots with the 300 prime. The prices seem ok, used top quality ones are a decent price. Best buy one before the price changes. New one will be a bit sharper, better I.s and lighter but way more expensive and for what I need the old one seems good enough. So is it any good? If not any alternative zoom? It's the wide range and a zoom I need.

Take a look at some of my pics. I probably need to verify the AFMA one more time...
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=4624.msg236755#msg236755
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=4624.msg208519#msg208519
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=4624.msg237405#msg237405
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=4624.msg239577#msg239577
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=4624.msg259830#msg259830
http://imageshack.us/f/228/tailedjay.jpg/

Hope this helps...

888
EOS Bodies / Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« on: April 30, 2013, 04:51:01 AM »
Anyone know why Canon USA website has 2 links, on the same page,  for what seems to be the same firmware ... see the screen shot below (its the same for Windows or Mac):
One for CF and other for SD
;)
seriously? or are you just kidding?
Seriously kidding ;)

889
EOS Bodies / Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« on: April 30, 2013, 04:02:37 AM »
Anyone know why Canon USA website has 2 links, on the same page,  for what seems to be the same firmware ... see the screen shot below (its the same for Windows or Mac):
One for CF and other for SD
;)

890
EOS Bodies / Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« on: April 30, 2013, 03:55:55 AM »
Can you select English language option, or is it only in Australian?

Ha ha ha  ;D
...and what about USA? is it in English language or only Amercian? ;D

Not sure if they can read anyway, so why bother. You know, like the game they call football. That's the oddest shape thing I've seen called a ball, most people would name it something else. And you're supposed to carry it around, instead of kicking it. Football?? Why not handtoroid?
Ouch! ... I think you just picked up a fight with a few people  ;D
Yup! and on two fronts :)

891
EOS Bodies / Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« on: April 30, 2013, 03:53:04 AM »
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/


No Spreken le English muy bien. Iz dis goot?

Nein, nicht gut!

The pdf that comes with the installer has some assistance. It is on the last page.

892
Currently in Japan ..... (30th of April)
You beat me to it :)
I was going to make the exact same comment!

894
Sports / Re: Cycling
« on: April 28, 2013, 04:26:51 PM »
Good work, I like the composite shots :)

Any chance of posting the other two in color? I don't particularly like B+W for cycling - it's such a colorful sport!
B&W is great! Look at the first B&W pic. If it were in colour your eye would wander and not stay on the cyclist.

895
I don't know if the focus was perfect on this since it wasn't done with 10x liveview and the AF is very dodgy since they locked out the new f/8 AF for this combo but one of the better looking frames produced this, not exactly THE sharpest thing in the world, but plenty useful and usable and with more noticeably more detail than an upscale:

I mean damn why do they have to lock out the f/8 for the 70-300L?!! It's such an awesome lens for hiking/walk-around/long landscape and to be able to use it at 300mm and pop on a 1.4x TC is one of a few of the main reasons people cared about f/8 AF ability! That would be so awesome. The results are plenty usable optically, if only it would AF! This is what we were waiting for.

Sure don't say that it is officially supported, fine, but don't lock it out either. That doesn't prevent anything. People can still pop on that combo and having it hit at the short end whether the firmware works with it or not. Stinks they locked it out.

Someone on another board claims it works with the 1DX but that they removed it from the official compat list. So why did they have to go and fully remove it from the 5D3 and not just done the same thing (assuming the story is true)?
Just two days man! Just two days. Hang in there.

The messed up AF was with the 1.2.1, it did no better with that combo than with the old firmware and it didn't report it properly. I already put the new firmware in. Unless you are hinting that the official version will be say 1.2.2 and offer more support? And put the 70-300L back in? That would be nice.
Hinting? Not me. Hoping is where I am at...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bye Canon?
« on: April 28, 2013, 04:20:19 PM »
Maybe the new camera will have weather capabilities  ;)
Whether it will have weather capabilities needs to be seen about the scene.
 ;)

897
Sports / Re: Cycling
« on: April 28, 2013, 03:27:29 PM »
NICE! Fantastic actually!

Where was this taken?

898
EOS Bodies / Re: Bye Canon?
« on: April 28, 2013, 03:20:11 PM »
Well.. first of all, no, I'm neither a Troll nor did i ever believed to have any impact on canon  :). But yes, there was a reason to start this post. Reading so many specs an rumored specs i was up for a more emotinal debate and i got it. Thanks to everyone, i think there have been some really good thoughts in here. And finally believe it or not, it helped me to get closer to a decision- eg my priority about video af changed and my patience.

Now i will focus more on weather capabilities and viewfinder... seems to be more important. And no, it won't be nikon.. but maybe pentax...  again thanks for sharing your thoughs.

That should have been whether.

weather: The state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time as regards heat, cloudiness, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.
whether: Expressing a doubt or choice between alternatives

http://oxforddictionaries.com/



899
I don't know if the focus was perfect on this since it wasn't done with 10x liveview and the AF is very dodgy since they locked out the new f/8 AF for this combo but one of the better looking frames produced this, not exactly THE sharpest thing in the world, but plenty useful and usable and with more noticeably more detail than an upscale:



I mean damn why do they have to lock out the f/8 for the 70-300L?!! It's such an awesome lens for hiking/walk-around/long landscape and to be able to use it at 300mm and pop on a 1.4x TC is one of a few of the main reasons people cared about f/8 AF ability! That would be so awesome. The results are plenty usable optically, if only it would AF! This is what we were waiting for.

Sure don't say that it is officially supported, fine, but don't lock it out either. That doesn't prevent anything. People can still pop on that combo and having it hit at the short end whether the firmware works with it or not. Stinks they locked it out.

Someone on another board claims it works with the 1DX but that they removed it from the official compat list. So why did they have to go and fully remove it from the 5D3 and not just done the same thing (assuming the story is true)?

Just two days man! Just two days. Hang in there.

900
BTW, which time zone will Canon follow for this release? Japan time? or GMT? or EST? ... coz if its Japan time, 30th is just about a day away.
Japan - my guess...

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