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Hi guys,

how long did it take for you to get the activation code, I submitted and downloaded over 7 hours ago, still no email

thanks for any insight

I got it within minutes.  Check your spam folder.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New iPhone: Final Nail in the Coffin
« on: September 20, 2013, 10:48:10 PM »
I'm going to Home Depot to buy some more nails.   :P

Landscape / Re: Sunset Frustration
« on: September 16, 2013, 12:05:23 AM »
I love shooting sunsets, but you have to be outside with your camera ready before the sun disappears below the horizon.  I usually check the sky when I get home to be ready, but if there are no clouds, then I don't bother.

I'm fortunate that I live near a bridge that crosses high above a river near a park, so I have a wonderful, unobstructed view of the western sky.

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The only drawback with most of the wired third party models is the N3 connector does not lock to the camera, and might be easily pulled out.

Huh... that's interesting.  I used the one that looks like a 3.5mm headphone jack and that was always a tight fit... Maybe I should go to my local camera shop and waste their time... because I'm not paying $50 for their knockoff shutter release. 

The N3 cables from Canon have a metal connector that "lock" to the port, while third-party ones are plastic, which is why they can slide out, as Mt Spokane said.

I see that you already sold your old cable, but in case anyone else is reading: the "Rebel" bodies have a 2.5" stereo jack, not 3.5".  You can actually buy a 2.5" (F) to 3.5" (M) stereo adapter online and at electronic stores, such as Radio Shack, and connect it up with this 3.5" (F) to N3 adapter that I got at B+H:  RS-RTC/C3.  I originally bought it so that I could use my old Canon RS-80E3 with the 5D2, and now with the 5D3.  The N3 connector on the adapter is plastic, but I haven't had an issue with it.

Technical Support / Re: Need Help = " How to shoot this kind of Photo"
« on: August 27, 2013, 01:48:32 PM »
A higher exposure rate will freeze the action.  In order to see motion, you need a longer exposure.

This a shot of a water fountain using 5D Mark II, EF 50mm f/1.4 @ f/16, 1/30 and ISO 100.  I had tried at higher speeds and simply got individual drops of water.

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Macro / Re: Denizens of the Forest Floor
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:04:50 PM »
A toadstool fit for a Prince!  Well, one who's been turned into a frog, anyway.

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"Fungal Love"

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 17, 2013, 02:31:44 PM »
My recent vacation to the Black Hills...unfortunately, it was a hazy and overcast sky most of my time there.

Sometimes, an overcast sky can make for a better photograph, as is the case in your second photo.  Great texture and balance.  Well done!

My first thought was to use a "low mileage" original 5D as that imager was really nice, the only issues being with the AF speed (which is irrelevant in this application).  I do not remember its live view capability.

The original 5D does not have Live View -- I remember because it was one of the reasons I skipped it and waited for the 5D Mark II.

Lenses / Re: Canon 14mm II for "Yangshuo, China"
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:59:53 AM »

Since you have a few weeks, I'd suggest renting the 14mm now, if possible, to see if 'works' for you.  If you don't have a large subject, it can make things look very small.  Holding it level, things look fairly normal; tilt it to get some interesting effects.

A couple of shots I did right after buying the original 14L.

Like using a fisheye, remember to watch your feet.  Oh, and don't go walking around with it while looking through the viewfinder or you will bump into things!  (Yes, voice of experience.  :-[)

Good luck and happy shooting!

-- Dan

Lenses / Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« on: July 23, 2013, 11:50:39 PM »
The original EF 14mm f/2.8L is another.

Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: July 22, 2013, 11:57:34 PM »
66.  "Which one should I buy?"

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS Film images
« on: July 18, 2013, 09:59:20 PM »
beautiful.  perfect reflections.

Can you recall the film you used.  Has a velvia feel to me.

Thanks, Paul.  I didn't recall the film, so I just had to get up and go find the negative!  It was just Kodak Gold 200 ISO.  And it was 2003, not 2001, as if that mattered.   ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS Film images
« on: July 18, 2013, 09:23:19 PM »
The Morris-Goodkind Bridge across the Raritan River.  Taken in 2003 using a Canon Elan 7NE, Kodak Gold 200 ISO 35mm film and Tamron 20-40mm lens.

I live nearby, so for a few months, I would get up early to check the tide, waiting for the right time to get this shot.

"Morning Reflections"

Lenses / Re: Repair Shop for Old EF Lenses?
« on: June 30, 2013, 07:41:13 PM »
If you do a search on the forums here, you will find that others have recommended Midwest Camera Repair.  They are a factory authorized service center for Canon and Nikon.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Canon 300 2.8 IS II with Gimbal Head
« on: June 27, 2013, 10:46:39 PM »
The treepod is homemade and since I don't own a milling machine, was a challenge with just a lathe. 

I don't know how heavy the 300mm f/2.8L is, but it must be a PITA carrying that tree around with you!   ;D

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