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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 03:18:48 PM »
Nice shot Joseph, Animal Kingdom if I am not mistaken.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 03:17:31 PM »
C'mon.  Saying that because the CF card can be inserted sideways there is a design flaw is nonsense.  That's like saying that Nissan did not design my car correctly because if I drive it off a cliff it won't run any more.  You can probably destroy most things by using them in ways that were not intended, much less in ways that you have been warned not to do (i.e., RTFM). 

This was an accident.  An unintentional mistake.  But it was a mistake, and not on Canon's part, but on the user's.  This does not make the user stupid, just unlucky.  It just ain't Canon's fault.

Better analogy might be if you put your key in upside down one time your car would never run again.  :)  Not saying they didn't make a mistake. I'm saying good design attempts to anticipate and prevent simple mistakes from having catastrophic consequences. That's why dangerous roads usually have guardrails. The CF has a  flawed physical design but for now they are the best option available so we all just deal with it.

No, it would be like you put your keys in the wrong way round and broke it off, now you need to get towed and get a new ignition switch, oh, and I expect it to be done for free, just because.

The car or camera are not a write off, they both just need fixing. My point is, who would expect the car dealer to pay for the new ignition switch?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Mark II GPS does not work
« on: November 14, 2014, 03:08:09 PM »

Also according to the docs it must have a signal on 5! Satellites.  I would have thought 3 would be enough.

Not for any kind of accuracy, the standard I always worked with was 12, but that was often 'out' by many yards, particularly altitude, most of our gear (marine) was upgraded to 18 satellites. Don't forget GPS is piggybacked on the side of US military capabilities and is deliberately dumbed down for the average consumer market. Meanwhile my phone can show me what room it is in in my house on Google Maps because of the WiFi location supplementation.

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 01:16:07 PM »
I very much fell out of love with the 35 f1.4L when digital got to >20MP on the 135 format, the CA just bothered me too much, on film and early digital it just didn't seem to show up as much, I have long considered getting the 35mm f2 IS and was going to look for seasonal deals, this now means I'll wait even longer and see what falls out of the tree regarding an L MkII.

Ah choices choices. When the 1Dx MkII comes along, if it suits my use, I'll put much less emphasis on a stop of aperture over the size, weight and IS of the smaller though very capable primes. It seems I have already talked myself into a 1Dx MkII and 35 f2 IS!
Worse things happen at sea...

Oh I know, I sailed the Caribbean and Andaman Seas, along with the Gulf of Thailand and Mallacca Straights for ten years.

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:50:22 PM »
I very much fell out of love with the 35 f1.4L when digital got to >20MP on the 135 format, the CA just bothered me too much, on film and early digital it just didn't seem to show up as much, I have long considered getting the 35mm f2 IS and was going to look for seasonal deals, this now means I'll wait even longer and see what falls out of the tree regarding an L MkII.

Ah choices choices. When the 1Dx MkII comes along, if it suits my use, I'll put much less emphasis on a stop of aperture over the size, weight and IS of the smaller though very capable primes. It seems I have already talked myself into a 1Dx MkII and 35 f2 IS!

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:23:59 AM »
I had no interest in the thread other than why the OP thought he would "just send it back. Im pretty sure i will get a replacement without any trouble.". Because we all pay for that kind of 'repair' and it seems a clear feeling of entitlement with so many people nowadays.

The point is that it is possible to disagree with a poster without resorting to insulting them or calling them names.

I agree with that, but saying somebody did something stupid is not the same as calling them stupid. We all do stupid things, well I know I do, and I have no problem with people saying 'that was a stupid thing to do', interestingly, for once, I am in the clear here, it was jrista that first used the word 'stupidity' in the thread and that was long after I raised my question about the expectation of a warranty claim.

This sounds like a familiar argument I have occasionally with my wife.

"Don't you call me stupid!"
"I didn't call you stupid, I just said that was a stupid thing to do."

Feel free to substitute whatever word you like for the word 'stupid'.  The argument still ends up going the same way and I am usually in the dog house regardless.  So the lesson here is that perception is 9/10 of the law...

Good point!

But if we can't use the correct words in the correct way what point is there to any of this? If we stop offering our opinions in a grammatically correct manner because it might be misinterpreted by somebody as an insult how do we communicate?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 availibilty
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:54:47 AM »
Is LR5 even available as a standalone anymore?

YES.

You can Google 'Adobe Lightroom' and you get several million vendors who will sell you a boxed copy.

Or you can go to Adobe, [irony] they cunningly hide it on their 'Products' page under the Buy button next to the Lightroom tab. [/irony]

https://www.adobe.com/products/catalog/software._sl_id-contentfilter_sl_catalog_sl_software_sl_mostpopular.html#

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:08:39 AM »
I had no interest in the thread other than why the OP thought he would "just send it back. Im pretty sure i will get a replacement without any trouble.". Because we all pay for that kind of 'repair' and it seems a clear feeling of entitlement with so many people nowadays.

The point is that it is possible to disagree with a poster without resorting to insulting them or calling them names.

I agree with that, but saying somebody did something stupid is not the same as calling them stupid. We all do stupid things, well I know I do, and I have no problem with people saying 'that was a stupid thing to do', interestingly, for once, I am in the clear here, it was jrista that first used the word 'stupidity' in the thread and that was long after I raised my question about the expectation of a warranty claim.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 09:34:20 AM »
PS: nice forum where you get insulted as stupid by so many people just because you want to warn them. Makes a good impression what kind of people Canon shooters are.   :-[

Unfortunately, it seems to be a core value with some here at CR. :(

On the Internet Tubes, common courtesy is like common sense:  It ain't very common.

What utter nonsense.

How would you respond to this story?

I was taking some product images of a dishwasher the other day and I noticed my new camera had some smudges on it, so I ran it through a quick rinse cycle, now the On/Off button doesn't work, I am going to send it back and you all can pay for it, it is still under warranty, I only mention this as a heads up.

Save me from myself, it isn't my fault, everybody should compensate me for my stupidity, blah blah blah....

I had no interest in the thread other than why the OP thought he would "just send it back. Im pretty sure i will get a replacement without any trouble.". Because we all pay for that kind of 'repair' and it seems a clear feeling of entitlement with so many people nowadays.

I am all for good service, but when we expect things like this we all pay, and I don't want to contribute to fix other peoples stupidity, I never expect others to contribute to mine.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 08:45:38 AM »
CF cards should not go in backwards.    There is a wide groove on one side and a narrow one on the other to prevent them from going in wrong.
 
Either it was forced in, or the card slot was defective.  Pins do get bent though.
 
Either way, its a warranty item.

Why? I just don't see that at all. Sure if the card board has defective manufacturing tolerances but that really is pushing it, but why do you think it is a warranty claim if it was forced in?

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 13, 2014, 06:36:16 PM »
You're not the only one:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=13892

Couldnt he have posted that earlier.  :-X

It´s still under Warranty i just send it back.
Im pretty sure i will get a replacement without any trouble.

I'd like to better understand why you believe this is a warranty issue, to my mind you broke it so you should be liable, certainly there doesn't seem to have been a manufacturing defect.

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This place would be FAR more peaceful if you would just leave people alone. Regardless of how wrong they may be.

Seriously, how can you say that with a straight face, are you bipolar?

We, neuro, you, and I, and a few others, are all pots and kettles, for one to call the other out as black is farcical.

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Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 13, 2014, 11:50:06 AM »
"- Don't get mad at what happens during that game, then take your ball and go home simply because you are no longer enjoying that game (e.g. starting threads and then locking them after you've had the last word)"

I don't believe that is up to the OP, only the mods have that power.

And on the subject of mods, who let me state quite clearly, i believe do a very good job, I do however wish that if they delete a comment they delete all the comments that either include that censured one, or are a direct reply to it. It gets really weird reading through a thread and see people replying to something that isn't there anymore.

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Man, what is up with Canon's "white" lately? I thought they had gone from the "old" white to the "new" white a couple of years ago, but the three lenses in this photo all appear to be different shades.  :o

It struck me too when I saw them side by side ... not sure, how large the differences are in reality and/or whether the lenses were shot with different lighting/white balance.

Only have the 70-200 II available at the moment, so cannot compare real lenses myself. The 70-300 L appears to be yet a different shade of white/cream as well ... also not identical to the 100-400 II.  -> http://camerasize.com/compact/#312.447,312.10,ha,t

What difference does it make, the white colour changes dramatically with use.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 13, 2014, 10:54:30 AM »
For some reason i thought this is internal focusing, but the jap video shows external focusing extension.

Wow,

First, the video doesn't show focus, it shows zoom.
Second, it is internal focus.
Third, the "jap" video is from Hong Kong, so in your parlance would be the ch--k video, don't be so disrespectful it is unnecessary and unbecoming.

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