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WOW! ... that looks EXACTLY like my $299.99 CamRanger. Looks like the same manufacturer (TP-Link) makes the unit for CamRanger minus the software. I don't believe this ... it costs 1/10 of what I paid for the CamRanger ... thanks for making me feel like I've been ripped off, dude ;D  ... just kidding ... good that it costs so less and does a decent job, more power to the people.
Yep, from what I've read this is basically the same bit of hardware for the wireless routing portion that the CamRanger uses, just that camranger has a bit of custom firmware of their own I think to speed things up somewhat...

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Wow, nifty. Thanks for sharing!

I've got so much on my plate right now, not sure when I'll get time to try this, although I already have all the hardware...
if you get to it before I do, please report back on your workflow, etc.
I'll try to do the same if I can.
I wanna do this this weekend, but I got about 10+ hours of footage I need to start plowing through on my first paid video gig ....so...
:-)

thanks,  cayenne

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I've been looking to use DSLRDashboard on my older Xoom Android tablet to control my camera...as a monitor and also to maybe use it to change settings on longer time lapse without having to touch the camera.

Take a look at this article:

http://nofilmschool.com/2014/01/dirt-cheap-wireless-monitor-hacked-tp-link-mr3040-router-will-help/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nofilmschool+%28nofilmschool%29

I've gotten the wireless router in from Amazon.com, I think it was about $29...I've not had time to flash it and try it out yet, but planning to do it soon.

Anyway, for those out there wanting a budget video monitor or remote wireless control for their camera, give this a look.

HTH,

cayenne

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Be cautioned if you have a 5D3.

ML is still very alpha for the Canon 5D3.

1. If you install Magic Lantern on your 5D3, you will set a firmware bootflag on the camera, that is NOT removable. At this time, it is a permanent change to your camera
2. It seems associated with this flag, that the boot times and wake up times can be significantly increased on your camera, I'm hearing up to like 2-3 seconds I believe. This is a deal breaker for some folks. This does NOT seem to be something that you can reverse.

The problems I mentioned above, will remain on your 5D Mark III even if you remove the Magic Lantern software. So, please be advised.

That being said, I've been following ML forums and all things about them and I'm HUGELY impressed. I really, really hope they can overcome these 2x issues with the 5D3 so I can feel comfortable with using ML on my camera. I'm anxious to start shooting RAW video with my 5D3...and to explore all these other cool options with stills photography.

But at this time, since I have only one 5D3, I am holding off putting ML on my camera.

Caveat Emptor as they say.

HTH,

cayenne

Also, ML doesn't run on the latest canon firmware version on the 5d3.

True, but as I understand it, even if you've moved to the latest Canon firmware, you can pretty readily "downgrade" to the version of the firmware that ML wants to use.

I am really ROOTING for the Magic Lantern team, I think they're doing an amazing job, and hope they keep making progress.

It is just that since the software is still in a pretty alpha stage for the 5D3 model, and it has problems that I'd mentioned with making permanent, irreversible changes on the 5D3, with the boot flag being set, and with the increased boot and wake times that seem to be associated with that boot flag.

As soon as these issues are addressed (or I hit the lottery and can afford a 2nd 5D3), I will wait till it is more to at least the beta stage before I try out Magic Lantern on my camera.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 27, 2014, 02:07:29 PM »
Much reduced from original images to allow easy download. Canon 7,  and EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM HDR panos

Very nice.
Could you post back with your methodology, tools and workflow for how you do HDR panos?

I'd be very interested in hearing....

Thanks in advance,

cayenne

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Lenses / Re: Why no 400mm f/4L IS exists?
« on: January 24, 2014, 11:56:05 AM »
Wish you were correct about being able to get a 500 f4L IS II for less than $10K.  Lowest price listed on current canon price watch is $10,187.

Try visiting our friendly neighbors to the north…. Camera Canada has it for $9730, and with the current exchange rate that works out to US $8740.

Would that lens bought "up north", still have a US warranty? Is the warranty for North America in general, or is it specifically for CA or US, etc?

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Lighting / Re: YN-622C and 600ex-rt setup question
« on: January 24, 2014, 11:18:12 AM »
If you want to save money, get the YongNuo version of the  st-e3-rt, the yn-e3-rt.

There has been great reviews of this unit on threads here on the forum...I'm gonna get one soon myself.


http://yn.eachshot.com/product/yongnuo-speedlite-wireless-transmitter-yn-e3-rt-for-canon-cameras-as-st-e3-rt/

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I'd probably just lock my self out, but hackers would have no issue.  There are always loopholes in security schemes.

Yup, steal the private key! Unless you use crappy settings and short length key to create the key, or keep the private key somewhere easy to access, unencrypted/no password/crappy password.

Or at least, that's what law enforcement will do. Oh, wait, they'll just make a bogus claim and force you to turn over the private key </sarcasm & tinfoil hat>

You might give them the key, but you don't have to give them the password. Just make sure and have properly difficult passwords.

:)

OH, and if law enforcement is involved, the smartest thing is to immediately LAWYER UP, and you shut up, don't tell them a thing.

https://www.youtube.com/user/FlexYourRights


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The impossibility of the boot flag reset (= warranty loss) ist the only thing that stops me and thousands other people from trying the ML RAW. So far I could not find any way to do it.

A Canon rep was quoted on the record as saying something to the effect of:

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There's no way to "void" your warranty on a Canon camera.  There is only the question of "covered" repairs and "uncovered" repairs.  If the camera is still within the warranty period, the specific repair request you're submitting will be evaluated by the repair center as "covered" or "uncovered" based on whether the issue is determined to have been caused by a problem covered by our warranty policy.

Google it a bit & I'm sure you'll find it.

Basically it means that if you change the boot flag in all likelyhood the only warranty repair that wouldn't be covered would be if the camera was determined to be damaged by you monkeying with the firmware.

...which is a much better policy than e.g. certain Android phone makers that say "sure we'll give you the knob so you can unlock the bootloader, but don't expect us to repair your phone if the camera module dies".

I"m actually no that worried about the warranty stuff....

I'm more concerned with the long boot and wakeup times that seem to also be a permanent change even if you remove the ML software.

:(

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Software & Accessories / Re: Comfortable strap?
« on: January 23, 2014, 03:14:13 PM »
It looks like a "banjo strap" is exactly what I was looking for:

http://www.amazon.com/Levys-Leathers-Hootenanny-Jaquard-Banjo/dp/B000XPPOGW/ref=sr_1_20?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1390507433&sr=1-20&keywords=banjo+strap


Thanks for the idea that the original "hippie" camera straps were inspired by guitar straps.
I started looking at those...trying to figure what the name of the metal clips would be to look for those, and saw that banjo straps usually had the clips ON them to begin with...

I do miss my old, OLD strap, as that it actually had elastic loops inside it to hold film canisters...that was kind of nostalgic.

cayenne

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: January 23, 2014, 10:29:54 AM »
Not the best photoshop job in the world - but a bit of fun
LOL...I LOVE it.....

That is very creative and imaginative, and if you don't mind, I'm gonna steal your idea a bit and try something similar to my pup's images.

Very cool.!!!  Thanks for sharing!

cayenne

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OK...I have a 5DMarkIII running Firmware Version 1.2.1.  I have never used Magic Lantern.  I did spend about $3400 on my camera body (yes, I was an early adopter, but was able to sell my 5DMarkII for $2000 so I guess it evened out), and I do not want do ruin it as it is an expensive piece of hardware in my life. 
1. Is ML easy to install and use?
2. Can I switch back and forth between ML and My Canon OS?
3. Can anyone direct me to a site where someone has solid experience and simple information (for dummies) on how to set your 5DMarkIII up and use the software to its fullest.
4. Have users destroyed their camera when installing of using this software.

Seems like there are a lot of benefits....but if I do something to the camera and it is not repairable ....I might have to kill myself.  :o

Be cautioned if you have a 5D3.

ML is still very alpha for the Canon 5D3.

1. If you install Magic Lantern on your 5D3, you will set a firmware bootflag on the camera, that is NOT removable. At this time, it is a permanent change to your camera
2. It seems associated with this flag, that the boot times and wake up times can be significantly increased on your camera, I'm hearing up to like 2-3 seconds I believe. This is a deal breaker for some folks. This does NOT seem to be something that you can reverse.

The problems I mentioned above, will remain on your 5D Mark III even if you remove the Magic Lantern software. So, please be advised.

That being said, I've been following ML forums and all things about them and I'm HUGELY impressed. I really, really hope they can overcome these 2x issues with the 5D3 so I can feel comfortable with using ML on my camera. I'm anxious to start shooting RAW video with my 5D3...and to explore all these other cool options with stills photography.

But at this time, since I have only one 5D3, I am holding off putting ML on my camera.

Caveat Emptor as they say.

HTH,

cayenne

These are good points.

I've been waiting for a beta version, and the ability to reset the boot flag. It's a long wait, and I'm hoping these guys get there while the 5DIII is still a hot camera

I feel the same way, I"m dying to try out ML, but at this point, since I only have one 5D3, I'm not willing to risk permanent, irreversible changes to my camera.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Comfortable strap?
« on: January 23, 2014, 10:24:59 AM »
I'm just not a fan of the straps that are wide at top, but get so very narrow where it connects to the camera...at least not as high up the strap that they seem to narrow.

Does anyone know of where to get the OLD fashioned type camera straps, I call them the "Hippy" looking straps, that have some colorful patterns, are about 2" wide for the whole strap, and have a metal clip that hooks to the camera?

I had an old one from my old SLR 35mm days...even had little loops to hold the old plastic film containers, but it just wore out on me.

Do they still make straps of this sort anymore?

Thanks in advance,

cayenne

A lot of those straps were actually converted guitar straps I believe.    At lest the trend started out that way.
OH wow..thanks for the info!!

I think you have given me a GREAT new idea on how to pursue this!!!

If nothing else, it would look cool when out shooting concerts!!
:)

cayenne

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OK...I have a 5DMarkIII running Firmware Version 1.2.1.  I have never used Magic Lantern.  I did spend about $3400 on my camera body (yes, I was an early adopter, but was able to sell my 5DMarkII for $2000 so I guess it evened out), and I do not want do ruin it as it is an expensive piece of hardware in my life. 
1. Is ML easy to install and use?
2. Can I switch back and forth between ML and My Canon OS?
3. Can anyone direct me to a site where someone has solid experience and simple information (for dummies) on how to set your 5DMarkIII up and use the software to its fullest.
4. Have users destroyed their camera when installing of using this software.

Seems like there are a lot of benefits....but if I do something to the camera and it is not repairable ....I might have to kill myself.  :o

Be cautioned if you have a 5D3.

ML is still very alpha for the Canon 5D3.

1. If you install Magic Lantern on your 5D3, you will set a firmware bootflag on the camera, that is NOT removable. At this time, it is a permanent change to your camera
2. It seems associated with this flag, that the boot times and wake up times can be significantly increased on your camera, I'm hearing up to like 2-3 seconds I believe. This is a deal breaker for some folks. This does NOT seem to be something that you can reverse.

The problems I mentioned above, will remain on your 5D Mark III even if you remove the Magic Lantern software. So, please be advised.

That being said, I've been following ML forums and all things about them and I'm HUGELY impressed. I really, really hope they can overcome these 2x issues with the 5D3 so I can feel comfortable with using ML on my camera. I'm anxious to start shooting RAW video with my 5D3...and to explore all these other cool options with stills photography.

But at this time, since I have only one 5D3, I am holding off putting ML on my camera.

Caveat Emptor as they say.

HTH,

cayenne

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Software & Accessories / Re: Comfortable strap?
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:50:13 PM »
I'm just not a fan of the straps that are wide at top, but get so very narrow where it connects to the camera...at least not as high up the strap that they seem to narrow.

Does anyone know of where to get the OLD fashioned type camera straps, I call them the "Hippy" looking straps, that have some colorful patterns, are about 2" wide for the whole strap, and have a metal clip that hooks to the camera?

I had an old one from my old SLR 35mm days...even had little loops to hold the old plastic film containers, but it just wore out on me.

Do they still make straps of this sort anymore?

Thanks in advance,

cayenne

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