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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]
« on: July 16, 2012, 08:47:55 AM »
I can't wait for such a camera…
Why? Because my wife started using my 5dmk3, she fell in love with it and no longer loves her 60D….and i can't afford to buy another 5D :) So…this would fit her just nice! And my wallet too..hehe

EOS Bodies / Re: Cancelled 1dx pre order.
« on: July 12, 2012, 11:19:54 AM »
I don't get it.
Why are people comparing the 5D3 to the 1DX?
They're not made to be in the same league.
Shouldn't you compare the 1DX to the D4 instead?
The fact that the 1DX IS 2X the price of a 5D3, it has got to be better..it's made by the same manufacturer so definately they would want their flagship model to be better than it's junior.
But is it 2x better? I really don't think so.
Being a flagship model, it has to be the best in the entire range so if you can afford it, go for it. If you need it, go for it.
If you don't know if you want it, chances are you don't need it.

I'm just happy that it isn't 2x better, it just makes my 5D3 feel more "worthwhile" although it is still expensive.

Lenses / Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« on: July 07, 2012, 12:48:36 PM »
I don't care what Canon comes up with.. 1.8 IS, new 1.4…
Whatever, as long as it is better than the current 1.4 version i'm happy…and hopefully not that expensive.
BUT i do hope it's not going to be STM…nothing beats USM..i'll gladly pay more for USM

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III firmware update 1.1.3?
« on: July 06, 2012, 03:56:05 AM »
1.1.3 has been out for some time now.
However, it's only camera firmware.
There's another lens firmware that is still in 1.1.0..not sure why…

Also, the notes for 1.1.3 says:
 1. Supports the single focal length EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens that is to be released at the end of June, 2012.

I don't even know what that means because even at 1.1.2, it does identify the lens correctly.
With 1.1.3, the description is still the same and there is still NO lens correction for that lens in 1.1.3…i presume that is in Lens firmware (which i've never seen before)

So in the end, i have no idea what 1.1.3 improves...

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« on: July 05, 2012, 10:18:52 AM »
Pity…it's been long delayed..just like the 1DX.
However, i was never interested in it in the first place..nor was i interested in the Tamron version.
Ever since the new 5D3 and IDX came out, the new processor really brings new life back to the good old 24-105L
More range than the 24-70. Granted it's not as sharp but if i really want sharp, i'll use primes.
If i need low light, bump up the ISO…with the good performance of these cameras..shooting at F4 is almost good in any condition i feel…unlike the older cameras where f2.8 is a must..i just feel you don't really need it these days..

Their website claims weathersealed.  I have one coming to me on Friday.

I noticed that as well. They claim that it's made of the same material as the camera and weather sealed. I just broke down and ordered one. I doubt I'll have a hard time unloading it if I'm unhappy with it.

I highly doubt it's weathersealed since i don't see the same "sealing" foam used throughout the mk3…although maybe that's not what make it's "sealed" in the first place..i'm not sure.
As for material..it's the same material as the camera "body", not chasis..there's no magnesium in this grip.
But quality wise, you won't tell the difference between this and the original..it is by far the best 3rd party grip i've ever seen

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 29, 2012, 08:12:29 PM »
The 40mm for one...is a very handy little lens to bring around as a "spare"
For example, when i went to the zoo for an outing, i only had a tele lens attached to my camera.
I didn't bring a bag or any other lenses/attachments etc..just the camera and a strap.
In instances where a tele lens is too "zoomed" where i wanted a wider view, i had the 40mm in my pocket..
It is zoo small and light, it just felt like having another phone in the pocket to it was good to have around..

In situations like this and with many others i can think of, this is what i see the 40mm pancake being great for.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Quick Review
« on: June 29, 2012, 07:23:16 PM »
These lenses worked in every department except one…PRICE…
i would've rather they made it in Malaysia like the 40, to keep the price down..or even to use STM instead of USM.
Make the price around the same as the old 24/28 lenses..then maybe they make good replacements..
But at these prices? I would have to agree with everyone who commented on them…

I believe the Sunsniper is similar to the Black Rapid?
It is :)
If you're reluctant to hang it from anything else but the original, then there's not convincing you otherwise.
Oh dear - you might well be right, there  ::) I might get a little less reluctant from your post though, thanks!

No problem man…
I just saw you mentioned somethign about serious hiking..why would you want a battery grip while hiking anyways?
I would expect the weight to be down when hiking vs fully equipped and heavy?
Personally, i don't find the grip of any use other than portrait shooting..that's what it's for anyways..other than that..i don't see how a grip is useful…they really should make it smaller...

Has anyone used this grip with a Sunsniper Steel or similar? I'd much like to save the $$ but I'm kinda reluctant to hang my five pound, five grand kit from anything not built like a tank, as it will have to withstand some serious hiking.

I believe the Sunsniper is similar to the Black Rapid?
If you're reluctant to hang it from anything else but the original, then there's not convincing you otherwise.
If you can afford the original, go ahead..you get weather sealing and magnesium shell, same as the body…and it is built like a tank
The Pixel grip is i would say only 90% or so like the original. The mounts are all metal, unlike some others that are just plastic. The entire Pixel body is polycarbonate..which is bullet proof… I've used it for MANY shoots and it has never failed me nor do i feel unsafe with it attached to my camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MkIII Wake up on Button press
« on: June 27, 2012, 10:27:30 PM »
Thanks right, that's how it should work, but I figured it out. My battery after only few uses were almost dead, so I'm guessing that's the reason. Thanks for the assist.

"My battery... were almost dead,"

By chance were you using a BG-E11 with one battery in it. I know mine will not wake from sleep under that condition and needs a power OFF-On to start it up again

Really? BG-E11 has that issue?
If so, Canon needs to fix it because the 3rd party brand does NOT have that issue…
But one thing i have to agree, the mk3 DOES wake up a tad bit slower than my 60D..not sure why..it's not a major difference, but you do feel it slower.

So how are you finding this Chinese grip guys?

I need to buy one, and if I don't have have to spend big$$$ on an original, I'll be a happy camper.

Is the tripod thread solid?
I need to carry the camera around using a Black Rapid strap, and the security of the tripod mount is important to me as I'd hate to have the camera fall to the ground because the thread on the bottom of the grip fell out!

Don't worry about the built quality..this is as good as 3rd party grips go. The bottom plate and mount are made of metal, not plastic so it's solid.
I've used this for the past 4 shoots i've been on and i too am using a black rapid on it, swinging around running, jumping with it…no issues whatsoever..

I also bought this grip from ebay…for USD89 i believe..
I've used other brand grips for other canon cameras and i must say this one is the best built i've seen for a 3rd party brand.
At least the tripod mount is metal and not just plastic.
Everything about this just feels solid and i would say 90% of the original in terms of feel and maybe quality. It's not magnesium and i dont think it's weather-sealed but i don't need those features in a grip…
Well worth the money…works flawlessly the few times i've put it to use so far.

Lenses / Re: 40mm f2.8 STM - Lens Hood?
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:58:32 AM »
you can use the SAME hood as the 50mm f1.8.. the screw on hood..
it even fits onto a filter that has threads..
I tried using it on my B+W filter and my old 50mm f1.8 hood and they both fit perfectly…
HOWEVER, by doing that..the pancake, isn't a pancake anymore..

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X - June 20, 2012 in Japan
« on: June 25, 2012, 09:21:27 PM »
The UK has got it, Asia has got it…
I just attended a shoot yesterday and saw 3 1DX being used by regular folks like myself who don't shoot for a living..
My friend has got his the day it arrived so..i don't think it's just for Olympic shooters..somehow that sounds like an excuse from Canon…
Anyways, some camera porn

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