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EOS Bodies - For Video / C100 Default Hour Meter
« on: August 13, 2013, 08:30:06 PM »
I decided to go ahead and purchase the C100 from BH last week.  I noticed that it has a no return policy.  Okay, fine.  When I got the camcorder, first thing I checked was the hour meter.  It said total of 2 hours on it.  Thinking this was a used one, I got an exchange from BH without any problem.  The second one came and it says the same thing.  I was curious and called up Canon.  The rep spoke to the engineer and confirmed that the C100 usually comes with a default of 2 hours on the meter.  They said because of hours accumulation for testing.

Is this true for all who had bought the C100 new?  Or has anyone noticed this?

Very curious.  Thanks.

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Lenses / Re: What lenses would you bring for this travel-trip?
« on: August 13, 2013, 05:51:31 PM »
I just got back from a 2 weeks trip to Paris, Venice, Rome, Florence, Monaco, and Nice. I was tempted to take as many lenses as I can, but ended up taking only 16-35 and 24-105 to go on my 5D3. I am glad I kept it light. I've got plenty of shots and happy with many of them. I would say I used the 24-105 90% of the time and 16-35 the rest.

Nice to hear! :) Sounds like a nice trip aswell. I've been in Venice and Rome. Very beautiful!
Were you there on vacation and walking around taking pictures just for the documentation of the nice trip or did you take the pictures for your portfolio/clients etc?

I was on vacation and mainly taking pictures of whatever that were pleasing to the eyes. And there were plenty of that as you know.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens for European Trip
« on: August 13, 2013, 05:18:25 PM »
Very nice pictures!  Thanks for sharing.  Which lens did you use the most?
24-105 90% of the time.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens for European Trip
« on: August 13, 2013, 04:16:59 PM »
A few more...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens for European Trip
« on: August 13, 2013, 04:14:37 PM »
So I ended up taking the 24-105 and 16-35 along for the trip. The weather was at times hot, so I was glad to keep it light.

A few pics taken during the trip:

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Lenses / Re: What lenses would you bring for this travel-trip?
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:59:04 PM »
I just got back from a 2 weeks trip to Paris, Venice, Rome, Florence, Monaco, and Nice. I was tempted to take as many lenses as I can, but ended up taking only 16-35 and 24-105 to go on my 5D3. I am glad I kept it light. I've got plenty of shots and happy with many of them. I would say I used the 24-105 90% of the time and 16-35 the rest.

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How about trying stuff out for yourself instead of asking everybody else!? Jeez!
I am getting mixed results trying to use the backbutton focus. I am wondering if I might be doing something wrong. That's why I asked. Hope that's not a crime is it? Jeez!!!

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For continuous shooting, do you keep pushing on the back button to keep focus, or press it once, let go, and start shooting?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Refurbished Body
« on: June 01, 2013, 11:49:04 AM »
Canon puts a punch mark on the rear of their lenses, I suspect they either put a paint dot in the battery compartment or a punch on the serial number plate.
Being refurbished merely means its a used camera that has been inspected and tested.  If you are buying a used camera, there is no warranty, so refurbished really is meaningless.

I can certainly live with a refurbished. I just want to make sure the seller is being honest and I get what I pay for.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Refurbished Body
« on: May 31, 2013, 04:39:40 PM »
I am looking into getting a used 5D2 or 3. Is there a way to tell if the camera is refurbished? Someone was telling me that there's a pin hole somewhere at the bottom, but not sure if this is correct or not.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Auto ISO
« on: May 29, 2013, 10:05:42 PM »
Thank you all. Seems like there are more people using auto iso than I thought. Will test it out over the weekend and see how it goes.

Maybe this is off topic, for those who like to shoot video, would you use auto iso when doing video as well?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Auto ISO
« on: May 28, 2013, 07:22:07 PM »
Just curious if many of you use auto iso out there?

I've been mainly set it manually on the 5D3, but read through a few articles and the authors recommended auto iso.

If you use it, how do you like the result?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens for European Trip
« on: May 19, 2013, 09:25:28 PM »
To be honest, I bought the 24-105L a few months ago when it was on sale, but have not use it much. I will definitely give it a good test before the trip. Would like to do some video as well, so the IS might come in handy.

I've been contemplating whether to take the 17-40L along or not. From some of the suggestions here, maybe I should. Especially for Rome and Venice. For those places, would a 17-40L do the job, or should I look into upgrading it to a 16-35L II. I've been especially impressed with the 17-40L, that I don't know if upgrading would make much of a difference. Tilt shift has been suggested, but price might be out of reach.

Thanks again for all of the suggestions.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens for European Trip
« on: May 17, 2013, 07:02:28 PM »
I think that you will be fine with either for both cities and landscapes. I would probably choose the 24-105, just from the point of having a bit more focal length to play with.

+1
How about a good pocket P&S also? Not much weight and could extend your focal range. The 50X Canon PS SX50 HS gives good IQ and tremendous super telephoto range.

Post some photos when you get back. :)

I have a Sony RX100 which I'll let one of my daughter use. Will definitely take lots of photo and post some here. Can't wait for the trip to begin.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Lens for European Trip
« on: May 17, 2013, 10:16:21 AM »
I am planning for a trip to visit cities in France and Italy in a couple of months. Would love to bring all the lens I have, but most likely will be one. I am narrowing it down to EF 24-70 v1 or EF 24-105. Will accompany 5D3 and getting XA20 when release in June. Weigh will be a factor, that's why I only want to carry one lens.

Thought or suggestion is greatly appreciated.

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