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Technical Support / Re: Why higher end camera underexposes images?
« on: September 16, 2013, 05:32:08 PM »
Possibly this a hangover from the days when 'pro' cameras were more likely to be used with slide film as opposed to 'consumer' cameras that were more likely to be used with print film?

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Lenses / Re: Best setup for falling stars
« on: August 13, 2013, 11:11:43 AM »
Best set up for falling starts?

You could try the Betty Ford Clinic?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« on: August 08, 2013, 06:14:15 PM »
As a 5D3 owner, I'm so relieved at the outcome!  I love a story with a happy ending!

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Canon could do a daimante encrusted one with a pink furry eye cup surround and gold text and call it the 1D Essex.

(Sorry to non-UK readers)

And the menus would be written in text-speak.

 :D ;D

For both of you... keep up the good work!

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EOS-M / Re: Crazy moon
« on: July 23, 2013, 11:46:11 AM »
OK.  I have the M and I have the adapter.  Looking out the window, I see a practically full moon.  So I put the 100-400 on the M.  No tripod.  Shooting out of camera jpeg and not RAW.  I know I can do better.  But, I wanted to see how it would handle.  Leaning against the wall, I tried AF.  Forget it, unless you like hunting.   ;)

So, manual focus with a magnified "live view" and I got this......
iso 6400; 1/1250; f11

Makes me think that with a tripod, a bit of time, and PP on a RAW image with some noise reduction, this little camera won't be bad at all.
The noise is due to the high ISO. Why do you need f11? Use the largest aperture. Get the ISO to about 400 or below. A tripod would help no doubt but you can hand-shoot the moon. What lens did you have? Can't read Exif on the iPad.

I don't think you need to read the Exif, just to read...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Lost and Found - Not an April's Fool joke
« on: April 01, 2013, 03:36:52 PM »
I remember reading somewhere about a Rebel being found by divers on the ocean floor, not in any housing, and the card could still be read. They traced the owner from the pics and returned the camera - all be it a rather damaged camera !

Turned out the owner had dropped it from a boat



I think you mean this one?

http://news.yahoo.com/vermont-man-tracks-down-lost-cameras-owner-photos-225843389--abc-news-topstories.html

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Have you searched the Internet Archive?

http://archive.org/index.php

Try searching with desert or spaghetti western, you may end up lucky.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III Dynamic Range
« on: February 08, 2013, 05:41:01 PM »
Speaking of DR compression; Here's a thought....

Pixel or photosite level "Electronic shutter".

 areas of the sensor with enough light shut off sooner than the areas that need the shutter to be open longer... till you have perfect exposure with reduce DR capturing everything and no banding or gradient issues.

I should patent this and sell it to Sony quick...

Continuously measuring and then switching off 20.000.000+ pixels as required ?  Good luck with the processing required and the noise generated.

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Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 30, 2013, 04:41:12 PM »
Back in 1999, I was going on holiday to Australia and knew that I wanted a 'proper' camera (as opposed to the point & shoot I'd been using)to document the trip.  I went to my local camera store and asked the advice of the wonderfully kind and attentive gent at the counter. 45mins later, I walked out with an EOS 3000.  A Year or two later, I'd upgraded to an EOS 30 and absolutely loved it.  No turning back... but now I've got a DSLR, and I really miss the eye controlled AF!

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Lenses / Re: 100mm 2.8L Macro IS as a portrait lens
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:49:08 PM »
Thanks again for all the great responses!  The 100L Macro and 135L are both really excellent lenses.

I still was undecided, but my brother made my choice easy - by giving me his 100L Macro lens. My brother has been a hobby photographer since around 2005, but he has lost interest in the last year or two.  He seldom takes his DSLR (a 5D2 and a large assortment of Canon L glass) out of storage now.  What photography he does these days is with his iPhone 5 or Fuji X100.  We were discussing photography and I mentioned I was thinking about buying a 100L Macro or 135L and he said he would just give me his the 100L Macro and solve my "problem".

So, I'll be able to buy a 135L soon and have both lenses!  Life is good.  :)


Life of Brian. You lucky bastard. Small | Large

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Breaking news - Canon have broken into the aviation market and have just signed an agreement to supply genuine batteries to Boeing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: January 08, 2013, 12:00:32 PM »
I bought my 5d3 when it first came out, as my first DSLR, and paid the full price.  I'd been waiting to go digital until I could afford a full frame camera.  Circumstances meant that this happened just as the 5d3 was released.  Do I regret paying the full price?  No, it's a brilliant camera (even if I'm still learning how to use it!).  I miss the eye-controlled AF of my EOS 30 and EOS 5 film bodies, but, I'm coping!  People that may not have been able to afford it when it was released now have the opportunity to buy a great camera for a bit less than I paid for it.  So what?  I've enjoyed every minute with it and do not feel like I've wasted a penny.  Will I be rushing out to buy the 200-400 as soon as it's released?  No.  I doubt I'll ever buy that monster!  Same goes with a lot of the other new lenses.  I can wait until the price drops for any of the new lenses I might want...  the TSE24 is now starting to look interesting...

If you want the latest/greatest, you'll pay a premium. But I've been using Canon kit for years and it's never seriously let me down yet.  I'd rather pay once for decent kit, than pay several times for rubbish...

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Lenses / Re: Long lens recommendation for surveillance.
« on: December 17, 2012, 04:26:27 PM »
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2007/3/8/sigma200500mm  Perfect for low light surveillance.


Note that it comes in  a discrete green colour.  Not the crowd attracting white of Canon L lenses.


 :o Yep!  That looks like a very discrete lens.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Am I the only one without 5D3 Problems?
« on: December 11, 2012, 05:04:04 PM »

HTP is disabled, but would this affect RAW files anyway? I'm more and more convinced that I have a lemon and I'm seriously considering asking for a replacement. Unfortunately, the UK store I bought it from has gone into administration (i.e. Jacobs) so I'm not quite sure how to go about returning it or who to return it to!


Did you register your camera purchase with Canon?  If not, do it and your warranty will be good.

http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Warranty/


Is registration required in the UK?

I believe in the US, it isn't required for you to 'register' it to get the warranty coverage.....


You'd normally just take it back to the shop you bought it at, but as Jacobs has disappeared from the High Street... you should be able to take it to a Canon authorised dealer, but  registering it with Canon should make things easier.

EDIT

19 June 2012

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/photo-news/538860/jacobs-shuts-remaining-stores-after-sell-off-plan-fails

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Jacobs has today shut 11 stores with the loss of a further 87 jobs.

The Jacobs branch at London Road in Leicester will remain open to handle stock clearance, until a date yet to be confirmed, according to the firm's administrator PKF.

...

Customers should deal directly with manufacturers regarding product warranties, according to PKF.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Am I the only one without 5D3 Problems?
« on: December 11, 2012, 04:30:06 PM »

HTP is disabled, but would this affect RAW files anyway? I'm more and more convinced that I have a lemon and I'm seriously considering asking for a replacement. Unfortunately, the UK store I bought it from has gone into administration (i.e. Jacobs) so I'm not quite sure how to go about returning it or who to return it to!


Did you register your camera purchase with Canon?  If not, do it and your warranty will be good.

http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Warranty/

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