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At the time of the initial launch of DPP4, Canon said they would add more models to it in the future, but not which bodies, or when.  As far as I know, they haven't said whether they will eventually include all models that produce CR2 files.

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/product/canon_software/inside_dpp_4_0_software.do

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII AF Point Issue
« on: Today at 01:17:47 PM »
I've not noticed it with my 5D3, but will try to check tomorrow.

Looking at your image above, the complete focus array appears to be shifted to the right.  DPP will show AF points, so you could double check with that to see if it's a problem with the Lightroom plugin.

As mentioned in my post, I get the same shift in the Canon DPP (latest version)
Apologies, missed that.  Just checked my 5D3, and mine appears centered, so... ah, Neuro's just answered.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII AF Point Issue
« on: Today at 12:13:52 PM »
I've not noticed it with my 5D3, but will try to check tomorrow.

Looking at your image above, the complete focus array appears to be shifted to the right.  DPP will show AF points, so you could double check with that to see if it's a problem with the Lightroom plugin.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 19, 2014, 07:17:27 PM »

I have four MF lenses – three from Canon (17+24 TS-E and the MP-E 65), and the Samyang 14/2.8 (which I use for astro, and it's great).

So far, I've avoided being bitten by the Zeiss lens bug.  Well...for my personal photography, at any rate.  I've bought ~$2MM in Zeiss research equipment (not my money, of course), of which close to ~$200K was for 'lenses' (microscope objectives).
Agree about the Samyang.  Originally, I did get it principally for astro, but I've found I've used it more often during daylight hours - whenever there's an interesting sky.  It's certainly one of the genuine bargains in the photography world.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 19, 2014, 05:34:40 PM »
That's an expensive habit you've got there.  Is there a twelve step plan available? :D

Yes.

Although...it's up to 14 steps, now.   ;)
Eek!  That's way too rich for my blood... think I'd better stick with my Samyang 14mm! :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 19, 2014, 02:17:49 PM »
Canon never do giant leaps. They do things in a proper order. The sensible thing to do is to release a high resolution camera for studio and landscape work, where the number of changed components can be controlled. A 5DIV, with no AF gamble, no memory card gamble, no new computing platform, no new internal bus architecture etc. makes perfect sense. Personally I would prefer a 1DsIV or 1DX-II (you choose), but I suspect I will have to wait. But with my newborn addiction to manual focus Zeiss lenses, that may be what I should be waiting for ...
That's an expensive habit you've got there.  Is there a twelve step plan available? :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 19, 2014, 01:02:28 PM »
They desperately need to go up with megapixels, as even the cheapest model is 18Mpx. I hope they´ll go 24-32Mpx for APS-C and 40+Mpx for 5D class FF body.

That ship has sailed on APS-C.  The 7D2 is the last flagship APS-C rig you'll see for quite some time, so 20 MP is all we get. 

Besides the obvious "Only +2 MP over the 7D?" first blush response some folks had when the 7D2 spec list dropped, there is the longer term 'king of the Canon APS-C spec sheet' problem.  Though Canon's crop world will likely proliferate one of the two 20 MP APS-C sensors to the lower trimlines over the next 1-2 years, it might get weird when a T8i or 90D comes out with a 24 or 30 MP sensor and the 7D2 is still sitting at 20 MP.

- A
No weirder than the 1D X having 18 MP vs the 5D3's 22.3...

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Lenses / Re: Yongnuo EF YN 50mm F/1.8
« on: December 18, 2014, 07:25:22 PM »
http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/2pp62p/getting_3_yongnuo_50m_f18_lenses_and_an_ef_5018/

"Getting 3 YongNuo 50m f/1.8 lenses (and an EF 50/1.8 ) - for science."

This guy bought 3 YongNuos and a Canon for comparison and a teardown.
Post updates, this could be interesting!! :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: i folded and bought CC :(
« on: December 18, 2014, 04:36:48 PM »
I've got MY copy of Lightroom, and I'm learning to use the Gimp, so no need for CC.  If I need to buy a RAW processor in future, it will be DXO Optics Pro, or possibly Photo Ninja.

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Puerto Rico is an American territory.

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Lenses / Re: What would you choose to compliment a 50mm prime?
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:46:47 PM »
How would I compliment a 50mm prime? Well, I might try something like this:

"You're a very nice 50mm prime, aren't you - I love your wide aperture, and your field of view is just peachy!"

Sorry.... couldn't resist...
:D
Beat me to it!

Compliment - a polite expression of praise or admiration.
Complement - a thing that contributes extra features to something else in such a way as to improve or emphasize its quality.

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Lenses / Re: Canon lens firmware update.
« on: December 17, 2014, 12:35:52 PM »
Ineed, but unless I'm mistaken, Canon have not released user-downloadable firmware updates for any of their premium L lenses, whether they will in the future is another matter.

There's really not enough for a precedent.  Only 5 lens firmware updates have come out, one for a $150 consumer lens and the other four for supertele lenses >$7000.  But relatively speaking there aren't that many 300-600 MkII lenses out there, and there were even fewer at the time of the update (my 600 II came with the updated firmware, about a month after the advisory was issued).  OTOH, there are a lot of 24-70/2.8L II lenses out there, representing a major burden on the service centers and a substantial outlay for shipping costs – I highly doubt they'd require sending the lens in.
As I said, whether they will in the future is another matter. But they have not retrospectively made the firmware updates for the L lenses user-downloadable, for the handful who may have missed the advisory notice.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I'm getting impatient for the new 5D 4.
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:48:33 AM »
You don't like how Nikon seem to he pushing out a camera evert other week, yet you're complaining that Canon aren't playing that game?

Buy a 5D3 or a D750, whichever you buy will be a great camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:38:26 AM »
1. No mirror = no vibrations = better use of high res.

This is total baloney.  DSLRs have mirror lock up for when that's required, plus shutter actuation does cause vibration in any camera with a shutter.
This

The Sony A7R is well known for vibrations with its shutter.

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Lenses / Re: Canon lens firmware update.
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:18:51 AM »
Similar thread:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8583.0

It appears that if there was a firmware update, there'd be an abvisory note and you'd have to take it to a Canon service centre.

That thread precedes the user-downloadable update for the 40/2.8 STM pancake lens.  A camera released 2012 or later (including the most recent Rebel) can apply the update to the attached lens.  Even after that, there was a firmware update for some supertele lenses that required them to be sent in to a service center (but similarly, I can update the firmware on my 1D X myself, but a 1D C must be sent in).  I expect that if a firmware update for the 24-70 II is issued, users will be able to download and apply it themselves.
Indeed, but unless I'm mistaken, Canon have not released user-downloadable firmware updates for any of their premium L lenses, whether they will in the future is another matter.

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