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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Storage and life of batteries
« on: August 29, 2013, 05:36:32 AM »
I can't answer your original question Alan, but I've always tried to store my LP-E6's from my 7D fully charged so that they are always good to go, they've both recently dropped to 1 red square recharge performance after 3-1/2 years use, not sure if that's good going or not! So far both are working ok, though not lasting as well as they once did, I'll get another one to be on the safe side!

Hm, I can't speak from experience regarding Zoombrowser but Canon's own blurb suggests EOS utility is what to use to transfer images:


I've not had a problem with EOS utility- As long as your camera is connected to the PC via USB and the PC has recognised the camera, the option on the EOS utility menu 'select and download images' will highlight and bring up a thumbnail list of pictures on the camera to select and download. At least, this is how it works with the version that was bundled with my 7D.

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« on: August 23, 2013, 02:27:17 PM »
Serious photographers don't waste time on forums. :)

I downgrade my photographer status forthwith!  :'(

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« on: August 23, 2013, 02:18:09 PM »
Serious photographers use primes  ;D

You've done it now. I'm off to take cover!

In my experience...... *which may be wrong*...... EOS utility is the program I use to actually download images off of the camera to PC or wherever. Zoombrowser I just use to view pictures, I did try using zoombrowser to download images from the camera and got an error just as you did, it was then I discovered I should have been using EOS utility to do it......

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« on: August 23, 2013, 01:46:09 PM »
All serious photographers need the 24-70ii and the 70-200ii in their kit!

All serious photographers with deep wallets that is.... Or are you not a serious photographer without these lenses?  :P

Lenses / Re: Canon 200-400 and Adorama
« on: August 23, 2013, 04:45:38 AM »
You know, this is a GEARHEAD website, so you should ask things like: "Which lens to shoot my finger mails?" or "I have a lot of monet to burn, but don't know anything about photography, so what should  I buy?" kind of questions. You would get much more replies!!

And yet here you still are. Burn monet?  :o Heresy, I tell you!

1Dx is the best sports/action camera ever made. 5D3 is a poor man's 1Dx that has neither speed nor IQ.

 :o Didn't you forget to put your TM Nikon rules ok comment in your post?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D logical upgrade from 7D?
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:19:11 AM »
The best alternative to the 5D3 would be the 6D and 7D!

6D for still imagery, low light af, full frame advantages. Basically the best all rounder.
7D for sports, moving subjects, optical flash, crop factor.

I have considered going this route, the only thing is I would prefer to have all the features in one body (obviously the 5D III does not have a built in flash), I prefer to keep weight and bulk down but it sure is an option!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D logical upgrade from 7D?
« on: August 17, 2013, 04:20:20 AM »
When I had the 7D I knew it had a better focussing system than the 5D Mk II - I also new that the 5D Mk II was a better camera.

I had a 7D 'top of the range ' APS-C camera whereas the Mk II was the bottom of the range FF Canon Camera, I would have love to have UPGRADED to the FF but even then could not afford the difference.

Have a look where the 7D sits in the current Canon line up compared to the 6D - therefore the 6D is an upgrade to the 7D - I can't make it any simpler for you......

What point are you trying to make here? The 6D is an upgrade for IQ, no question, but not for framerate and AF coverage/customisation, they serve different purposes so the upgrade you speak of is not black and white. It depends on what your priorities are....

Pricewatch Deals / Re: New Canon cashback in the UK
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:31:04 AM »
Oooooooh....... Goody! I also noticed Park Cameras/ WEX (and possibly others) have dropped their prices by a decent amount on the 24/28/35 IS primes (and some of the EF-S zooms) as well (listed as 'special offers'), might have to get the credit card handy!  :P

EOS Bodies / Re: The last Canon crop sensor - ever
« on: August 14, 2013, 02:17:26 PM »
tell me Jrista, image quality, what is it more than the sensor and the measurements for example DXO does?
color quality/ color resolution
resolution lp/mm
dynamic range
noise and high iso properties

Technical excellence may well be defined by your list above. A quality image needs more than just technical excellence though, so why must you return to the same old argument with virtually every thread you participate in?

EOS Bodies / Re: The last Canon crop sensor - ever
« on: August 14, 2013, 02:07:18 PM »
Carl, you make some good reasoned arguments with your posts, but that last post gets pretty personal, something which your 'opponents' have not done, yet you also say you don't want to get into a debate about it because that would be immature. Why not just agree to disagree without making it personal like you just did?

EOS Bodies / Re: The last Canon crop sensor - ever
« on: August 13, 2013, 12:06:13 PM »
  I have no problem with 6D users in general, just the type of 6D user who has just discovered 'full frame' and wants to pith all over everybody else's parade, without a thought about what others actually want from their camera.

People like the OP.

Keep in mind though, that the OP (Who so far has had no further input to this thread) also said:
6D with FF sensor, that you can now pickup for less than a 7D.
I don't know what part of the world he lives in, but in the UK, the 6D is about £500 more than the 7D at the present time, so.... well, 'nuff said really.

EOS Bodies / Re: Crop sensors need cropped lenes
« on: August 12, 2013, 06:54:22 AM »
For example, the myth that f/1.2 - f/1.4 on FF means razor  thin DOF, is well and alive and is often cited as a reason not to go FF because who wants to shoot with such DOF.

Can you expand on this? Why is this a myth? I agree it depends on a number of variables, focal length, subject distance etc, but f1.2 CAN yield a very thin depth of field. Or is it the term 'razor' you find misleading?

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