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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: June 26, 2012, 06:33:00 PM »
The 70-200 f/2.8 II is extremely useful for indoor sports photography. Quick, sharp, and nothing but awesome.
Here's a sample image:

剣道 (Kendō) by ddashti, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III Firmware Update Error
« on: June 26, 2012, 05:37:37 PM »
I'd be concerned that your camera is drawing more power than it should.  If battery life is short, i'd heve it checked at Canon while still new.
Since you have already tried different batteries and cards, those are ruled out.

I didn't think about it from that perspective. The camera seems to be using up battery power normally, but I will check it just in case. Thank you for the idea.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this topic as well. It seems that this is a rare case.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D Mark III Firmware Update Error
« on: June 26, 2012, 05:35:43 AM »
During the process of updating with most recent firmware 1.1.3, the 5D Mark III I was using encountered a strange problem:
The firmware update would fail after reaching a certain amount of percentage of completion (avg. 52%), and would disable the camera from any other functions. I would not be able to use any function except for the automatic firmware update screen that would be displayed. I tried mounting a lens, pressed all buttons, but nothing would work. There wasn't a solution on the Canon website.

Even with several fully-charged batteries, several formatted CF/SD cards, the firmware update would still encounter an error. I even tried re-updating to the 1.1.2 version, but it still wouldn't work.

After almost an hour I finally found a solution:
From of an "ah, why in the world not?" idea, just for the sake of doing it, I used the BG-E11 with two batteries, and the update went all the way to 100% and completed.

Now, I have no idea why this would happen, but has this phenomenon happened to any other 5D Mark III bodies out there?

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Software & Accessories / Re: BG-E11 in stock, $319 at Unique Photo
« on: June 03, 2012, 12:32:21 AM »
The price is great, indeed! Glad to know you received yours.
I'll be waiting for mine in the meantime.

Believe it or not, I got it for $319 with free ground shipping!
Now the price has gone up to $329.

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Is anyone aware of what the operating temperatures would be for a situation where the Mark III would be taken to an elevation of almost 4 km (2.5 mi) and used straight out of the bag?
Example:
July, mountain top, sunrise, 4 km / 2.5 mi above sea level

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Software & Accessories / Re: BG-E11 in stock, $319 at Unique Photo
« on: May 30, 2012, 01:59:16 PM »
Any ideas as to why it is $30 cheaper?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:37:58 AM »
Placed my order on March 5th around 11:00 PST, status still "Not Yet Shipped."

Update: almost 2 hours after posting this, I received an e-mail from Amazon and the order has been flagged as "Shipping Soon."

Amazon will be delivering my order today (March 28th) via One-Day Shipping.

Update: Due to mechanical issues with the UPS vehicle, the delivery date has been delayed a day. Amazon refunded the One-Day Shipping fee.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Amazon - 5DIII Body only
« on: March 27, 2012, 03:11:48 PM »
Placed my order on March 5th around 11:00 PST, status still "Not Yet Shipped."

Update: almost 2 hours after posting this, I received an e-mail from Amazon and the order has been flagged as "Shipping Soon."

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