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Photography Technique / Light Leak with 1Dx / Lee Filters
« on: September 30, 2014, 04:16:28 PM »
Hi, looking for any suggestions where the light leak shown here could be coming from. It is in the top right hand corner too, just not as obvious. I've seen it exhibited on more than one 1Dx I have had so not 100% certain if its the body or the filter holder, I'm thinking the latter as the issue is symmetrical. If I was taking this shot in Landscape format then the leak would be bottom left and right hand corners. I'm pretty sure I did not have the viewfinder shutter closed over. However I rarely do (I know I should) and this doesn't exhibit with every shot. As you can see here I am shooting into a setting sun. I would have been using a remote release.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.


Site Information / Posting problems
« on: August 19, 2013, 03:47:59 AM »
Hi I tried to make a post last night with an Image attached, site wont post the Image or text, Image was 2.4mb. I then tried a test post with text only and it posted fine. So after that I tried to post the new topic and I get a message saying I've already posted that subject but its not showing up anywhere. You cant see it in the Forum nor can I see it in "My Posts" under my profile.


I'm keen to post the image as I need opinions on a problem.

Thanks for any help.


Lighting / St-E3 + 600ex-rt + 430EXii
« on: February 24, 2013, 03:18:22 PM »
Does anyone know if its possible to trigger a 600Ex-rt via an ST-E3 and at the same time have the 600ex-rt trigger the 430exii.

From what I can see and I hope I am wrong the 600 works in either radio or optical modes and cant trigger a 430exii when its triggered itself by radio from the st-e3. I've triggered the 430exii from the 600 while its on camera, which is obviously straight forward enough however I was hoping that in order to avoid buying another 600 I could use the 430exii as a cost effective double flash set up if I ever need it.

Any suggestions or confirmation of my thoughts welcomed.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1DX Focusing Screen
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:34:31 PM »
OK I've been a bit of an idiot and marked the focusing screen on my 1Dx. It came back from Canon Service today after getting the sensor cleaned for the issue described in this post; . Sensor a lot cleaner but not perfect, 3 noticeable bodies on it, tried activating the sensor cleaning several times to no avail.

Anyway on taking the camera out of the box I looked through the viewfinder to see a foreign body right in the middle of the viewfinder. How it could leave the Service Centre with that I don't know. So got the blower out to give it a couple of gentle wafts and it slipped and its marked the focusing screen. Does anyone know if there are focusing screens out there that fit the 1Dx? I can see the EC-D fits the 1 Series camera but apart from a place in New Zealand which says that fits the 1Dx I cant see anywhere else that says there is one.

Its not the end of the world, only really noticeable if I'm looking at a plain'ish image that I can see it but if I have to send it off to Canon to get it replaced I would.

Any help appreciated.

Lenses / Canon 100mm F2.8L IS
« on: December 12, 2012, 05:48:08 PM »
Hi, I've had this lens for a while now and its not one I use too often however I noticed the other day that in shots I used it for that it is showing exif data of 105mm and not 100mm when used on a 1Dx. Previously it had been ok and showing at 100mm, I've just checked it on my 7D and it is showing as 100mm. I've not come across exif data being misread before, anyone else seen this with either this lens or any other? Not the end of the world but just a query.

Third Party Manufacturers / Spinlight360
« on: November 18, 2012, 07:20:18 PM »
I live in the UK and the Spinlight360 is not available through any retailers here, I know Spinlight will ship to the UK where I'll get hit with VAT and import duty no doubt however has anyone on here used it and if so are there any issues with it worth knowing, quality, ease of use etc. Would be good to know if it is worth the trouble of getting it shipped to the UK.

Thanks in advance.

EOS Bodies / 1Dx availability in UK - Jessops
« on: August 02, 2012, 09:55:00 AM »
I posted back at the start of July regarding the 1Dx availability from Jessop's in the uk. They have just called me to take payment and it is being dispatched tomorrow. I placed my pre-order on June 1st once the June 20 launch date had been made fairly certain, so pretty much a 2 month wait. I know there were a lot of posts back in early July with excited people getting their kit, not sure if that excitement has died down. Well not for me! Typically I'm off to London for the weekend for Olympic Football (7D will have to do) so it'll be Monday before I'm home, hopefully it'll be waiting at the local couriers house for me! I'll give the unboxing video a miss though;D Hopefully any other uk readers with pre orders at Jessops will be getting theirs soon too.

EOS Bodies / 1Dx availability in the UK
« on: June 29, 2012, 08:11:19 PM »
I have a pre-order for the 1Dx with Jessops in the UK. For readers in other countries Jessops would be the UK's biggest High Street photographic retailer but in my opinion at least, not necessarily considered a professionals, of which I am not one, first port of choice, it tends to cater more for the High Street market. Anyway I was in the newly refurbished Aberdeen Store today (well done Jessops, long overdue) to enquire if there was any update on availability.

I made my preorder about 6 weeks ago I think, once I knew the June date looked realistic from reading this site and others. When I ordered they already had 26 preorders, not much but as I said its not where most Pro's would opt to go. Their very helpful staff member was able to tell me that they were due to receive 12 bodies on Monday 2nd July and a further 12 on the 9th of July. Typically for me I'm about 27th in the queue and I am also going away on holiday on the 6th July for a fortnight so if by some luck I was able to get one of the 2nd batch I'll be away on holiday, damn! I had hoped I would have had it before going on holiday but realistically never expected to, just typical I'm going to be so close but yet so far. Talk about frustrated, I know from reading on here there are posters who have been waiting way longer than me so apologies if I'm sounding hopeful and I've only been waiting a few weeks. When I pre-ordered there was no requirement for any payment, I tried to pay a deposit today in order that the 1Dx would be held for me until my return from Holiday however doing that was going to bump me to the end of the queue, I'm not sure if anyone having paid a deposit would give them priority.

Anyway I suppose the encouraging news is that if Jessops are getting 24 in the next week or so then I suppose it would be fair expect other major retailers worldwide to be getting decent stock levels also.

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