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Messages - captainkanji

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Not so good for the workers. The higher wages incentivizes Canon to automate processes to maintain profit margins. The same thing happened in the auto industry in the 70s&80s. You will start seeing more robots at fast food joints if minimum wage rises above companies bottom lines. It is good for QC as long as the machines are adjusted properly.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.0.3 Released
« on: January 09, 2014, 01:30:55 AM »
I wonder if this new firmware causes the battery communication error with 3rd party batteries like the new 5d3 one did.  Of course, If I could afford the 1dx, I wouldn't buy 3rd party batteries :p

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I love the 50 1.4 when it doesn't miss focus and it's at f/2 or higher. If the Sigma is better and priced at around $600-700 (or less) I would seriously consider it. It can't be less durable than a Canons 50 1.4. I've had to get it repaired once and always use a lens hood since (I set my bag down too hard and knocked something loose).  I'm just glad there is some competition.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III & Third Party Batteries
« on: December 13, 2013, 12:24:02 AM »
This will make me think twice before installing the next firmware update.  If Canon disables my 3rd party batteries, I'm not gonna be happy.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III & Third Party Batteries
« on: December 12, 2013, 10:07:20 AM »
The Canon 6D has been doing this since it was launched.  The 6D charger doesn't charge any of my 3rd party batteries either.  I can live with it since the batteries work fine once I select 'OK'.  No way I'm paying $100 for a battery.  That disturbs me that they would 'downgrade' the 5dIII this way.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: December 04, 2013, 07:52:06 AM »
Chicago TARDIS 2013

430exII with Flashbender XL Pro fired with Phottix Odin hand held.  I puts out great light, but it is huge.  It's cumbersome and attracts a lot of attention.

50 1.4, ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/100


50 1.4, ISO 3200, f/4, 1/125


50 1.4, ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/100


70-200 f/4 USM, ISO 16000, f/4, 1/200 (no flash, cropped a bit in lightroom 4.4, NR at about 25)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D- An amateur's review
« on: December 04, 2013, 07:23:38 AM »
I upgraded from the 7D.  I think not having a flash is what I missed most.  There's no way to trigger off camera units, so I ended up buying a Phottix Odin.  Image quality, especially at high ISO, is the most noticeable improvement.  Full frame quality was what I wanted, but price was the obstacle.  I could afford a 6D (barely).  I've had it for almost a year now and am very happy I made the move up.  GPS is nice, and I use it, but I could live without it.  Wifi is awesome.  Quickly transferring photos to my iPad Air makes posting to social media a snap.  I've come to really like it.  The gimped AF system is the main drawback.  While the center point is great, the outer ones are not, which makes composition more difficult in lower light situations.  Now I know why people use the 'focus recompose' method.  If Canon continues the 6D line, they need to make at least one point on the outer parts a cross type like the center.  That would make composition easier in landscape and portrait.  A second memory card slot would be nice.  I had a San Disk SD card die on me Thanksgiving weekend.  It wouldn't let me format it in any device.  Fortunately, I didn't lose any photos.  First time this has happened to me.  Looking forward to another year.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« on: November 26, 2013, 01:38:37 AM »
I'm now using the iPad air with the EOS app. It just reviews the jpegs, but that is good enough for me until I get home. I'm mainly use it to get some quick shots on Facebook or to check focus and exposure. I'm loving the wifi combined with retina display.

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Lighting / Re: Phottix Odin Canon 6D/430exII setup for Noob
« on: November 18, 2013, 11:43:18 PM »
I believe I've solved the problem. There were some issues after the firmware update.  I had to remove the batteries from the TCU, reinstall and then power up. Then I had to press the 'Clear' button for 2.5 seconds to reset the TCU. It appears to have solved the issue. I now have a fully functional battle station  :P

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Lighting / Phottix Odin Canon 6D/430exII setup for Noob
« on: November 18, 2013, 06:43:40 PM »
I'm wondering how to get the TTL function to work with my Canon 6D and 438EXII using the Phottix Odin.  If I put the flash in TTL, I can control it in 'M' mode on the control unit, but when I put the control unit in 'TTL' mode, it just fires full blast and over exposes everything.  Is there a setting in the camera flash menu I need to select?  I made sure that both the transmitter and receiver are firmware 1.24.  Apart from TTL, it functions perfectly.

I guess this will help me develop manual flash skills.

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Took my 6D on an early morning walk a couple of weeks after I got it.  No worse for wear.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D af tracking: experiences & usage cases
« on: November 08, 2013, 12:23:58 AM »
Any time I've tried to get fast action (not often), the outer points are pretty much useless.  The center point worked great and always focused on what I aimed it at (which was not always what I wanted in focus :P).  I'm not seeing any method which can improve AI Servo with outer points.  I'm starting to get the impression that the 6D wasn't designed for sports  ;D

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Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:43:08 PM »
I went full frame and will never go back.  Curse you Canon! (shakes fist)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dynamic range Nikon/Sony vs Canon
« on: November 06, 2013, 01:57:14 PM »
That Sony DR won't do me any good since I like to take photos in the dark. Superior selection of lenses (that I can afford)  and great  ergonomics  are more reasons I recommend Canon.   I think they have a superior system.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« on: November 02, 2013, 09:00:19 PM »
Fort De Chartres Fall Rendezvous 2013

1/4000, f/2.8, ISO 100

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