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Lenses / Clean rear element of the lens
« on: July 31, 2014, 01:15:57 PM »
Had I done any damage to the rear glass element by cleaning it with microfiber cloth and lens cleaner?  It was on a 24-70mm II and I was trying to clean out a small streak on the rear glass.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Lenses / How good is 16-35 f/2.8 over 17-40 f/4?
« on: April 16, 2013, 09:25:34 PM »
I've been using the 17-40 for about a year now, mainly landscape, and been quite happy with the result. I'll be traveling to Europe this Summer and would like to continue to use the 17-40, but for indoor situation, would the 16-35 be worth twice the price as the 17-40? Should I make the upgrade? Thanks for your help.

Lenses / 70-200 for trip to Vegas and Grand Canyon
« on: March 19, 2013, 11:40:10 AM »
Packing for a trip to Vegas and Grand Canyon. Just wondering if it's worth taking along the 70-200. Trying to keep down the weight. Any thought?

Taking: 5D3, 17-40 f/4, and 24-70 f/2.8.

PowerShot / Comparable Camera to the Sony RX100
« on: February 17, 2013, 10:46:25 PM »
I am looking for a good pocket camera that is comparable to the Sony RX100. What's a good Canon model to look at? Or any other brand that you would recommend.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Battery for 1D X
« on: February 10, 2013, 10:37:45 PM »
Does anyone know if the battery from the 1D IV will work on the 1D X?

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Flash transceiver
« on: December 19, 2012, 11:47:52 AM »
I have a 5D3 and a Speedlight 430EX. Is it possible to set up a wireless connection between the camera and flash without adding in separate transmitter and receiver? I had a 7D a while back and I was able to do a wireless set up, but not on the 5D3 for some reasons.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / File name and color space settings in 5D3
« on: December 04, 2012, 11:00:26 PM »
Currently, I have the file name set to 5D3_####. I noticed that whenever I set color space to sRGB, then the file name appears as before. However, whenever I set it to Adobe RGB, the file name would appear as _D3_####. In another word, the first digit turns to _ whenever I set to Adobe RGB.

Does anyone know why and how to correct this?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Canon General / Authorized and unauthorized dealers
« on: November 23, 2012, 04:20:18 PM »
I am seeing big discount, i.e. 5d3 or 1dx, from the unauthorized dealers (sold on Ebay) vs. the authorized dealers (B&H, Adorama, etc.)

What are the differences or consequences if I was to buy from the unauthorized as oppose to the authorized dealers?

EOS Bodies / Used 5D3
« on: November 15, 2012, 11:36:17 PM »
I am looking to purchase a used 5D Mark III. I am trying to avoid picking up one that has an issue with light leak. How can I tell from the serial number of the camera that this is a new batch and does not have that problem?

EOS Bodies / 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« on: October 23, 2012, 10:21:54 PM »
I am contemplating whether or not to swap my beloved 5D2 & 1D4 for the 1DX. Not sure if the 1DX is worth the swap and the right choice. What do you guys think?

EOS Bodies / Dead pixel in video of 5D Mk II
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:44:57 PM »
Just noted a dead/hot pixel in my video, showing up as a white dot, on my 5D Mark II. 

Tried the manual cleaning for 30 sec. a few times already, but it's not working.  Anyone has any other suggestion on how to fix this.  For some reason, the dead pixel only appears on my video footage and not my pictures.

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