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Canon General / Re: Priest meltdown over photographer at wedding. Ouch!! :O
« on: September 30, 2013, 02:01:19 PM »

I read one quote someone made on YouTube that I agreed with.  The groom should have leaned into the priests ear and said something like "I'm paying the photographers much like I'm paying you, please continue. And..if you do walk out, I'll sue your ass off, now, please get back to marrying us..."


I totally disagree with this.  So, the groom would add his meltdown to the officiant's over-reaction?  You have not seen anything yet until the bride breaks down when the officiant walks away.

Lenses / Re: UCSD Science FAIL
« on: September 26, 2013, 06:14:30 PM »
You, I read the USC article.  The Toms Hardware writer made subtle modifications and left out relevant facts to make it fit his views.
The image had nothing to do with any cell phone.
USC Science did not fail, and if the OP had read the USC article first, he should have spotted the alteration of the USC paper.  Its not fair to blame USC for a article written by someone else that is misquoted and omits crucial information.  The blame falls on Toms Hardware and their employment of a incompetent writer who set out to prove a point.
I'd like to point out that UCSD is the public University of California-San Diego while USC is the private University of Southern California located in Los Angeles.

Technical Support / Re: How Exposure Compensation work with auto ISO?
« on: September 15, 2013, 06:37:11 PM »
Wouldn't the "feature" that the OP is asking for defeat the purpose of Manual mode?  Why not set the ISO himself, bumping it up or down to obtain the level of exposure according to taste.
He is probably shooting in changing light conditions (bird flying). Probably more or less against the light so he wants M with Auto ISO and EC to be applied on top of that. Cant be done on a 5D3. You can do exposure bracketing but no EC :(

Thanks for a very good explanation and example.

Technical Support / Re: How Exposure Compensation work with auto ISO?
« on: September 15, 2013, 01:22:45 PM »
Wouldn't the "feature" that the OP is asking for defeat the purpose of Manual mode?  Why not set the ISO himself, bumping it up or down to obtain the level of exposure according to taste.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Can this 7D package be worth over $9500?
« on: September 09, 2013, 02:32:46 PM »
$9500 is an outrageous overprice to sucker some poor innocent.  Definitely legal, but perhaps unethical.  A company/seller who cares about their reputation would not do this.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Your opinion on backup camera
« on: September 08, 2013, 01:25:22 AM »
I bought a 1D3 to back up my 7D, shooting mostly birds.  I've come to like the 1D3 so much that my 7D is now my backup.  So, my opinion would be to get a 1D3 at around $1000 on Craigslist.  Its strengths are 10fps, fast and accurate AF (be sure the AF issue was fixed by Canon), rugged built and good high ISO capability.

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
« on: August 26, 2013, 12:46:07 AM »
Very enjoyable reading Canon Rumormongers (I am one) making fun of Facebookies.  It's like heroin addicts looking down their noses at those common alcoholics.

I'm sorry for your bad experience.  My suggestion is to write a letter to Canon, calmly and clearly explaining your situation before selling off your great gears.  Many years ago I had to send my Canon G3 for repair and it was a couple of weeks after the warranty has expired.  I included a letter with the camera explaining that I had not used the camera for a few months and the LCD had died while it was still under warranty, but I did not find out until after the warranty has expired.  All of this was absolutely true and I was hoping they would believe me and honor the warranty, although I understood and would have accepted their denial.  Happily, they fixed it for free under warranty and the G3 still works to this day.  I've bought quite a few Canon DSLRs and lenses since then and very satisfied with Canon over the years.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX Damaged by CPS
« on: July 11, 2013, 11:59:41 PM »
Your outrage is completely warranted and understandable.  It really looks like someone took your camera for more than a spin around the block.  This is unacceptable and the one responsible should lose his/her job over the offense.  Of course, be polite in voicing your displeasure, but go up as high as necessary to resolve this to your satisfaction.

EOS Bodies / Re: Stay with Canon?
« on: July 11, 2013, 04:49:20 AM »
Why does it have to be either or?  The OP obviously has some spare money.  Use that money to buy some Nikon gears.  Enjoy using both systems, then decide.  He might like to keep both.

Lenses / Re: Beware bad customer service Canon Direct
« on: June 25, 2013, 03:21:01 AM »
Sorry about the bad experience, but has anyone noticed that Canon has recently increased (improved) the warranty on re-furbished stuff to 1-year limited instead of 90-days?

If you're in large metro area like LA-Orange County as I am, you can find deals on Craigslist for the 1D Mark III at around $1000, good conditions with some cosmetic flaws.  I'd bought one 1D3 recently for wildlife shooting, verdict: 10 fps great, IQ and AF good, but LCD display lousy.

Lenses / Re: 17-55 internal dust removal
« on: June 09, 2013, 02:28:41 PM »
You're in luck because LensRentals has a recent article on this topic: http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/a-few-easy-lens-dustings

Lenses / Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« on: June 03, 2013, 02:07:36 PM »
How about these to wrap around the hideous hood?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 02, 2013, 02:29:54 AM »
Pin-tailed Whydah (juvenile male).

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