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Lenses / lens calibration
« on: October 11, 2012, 05:19:21 PM »
Hi everyone,

my question is ,

does anyone know what Canon "does" when they take both the body and lens for calibration?

I sent in my 24-70II since I noticed that it's not as sharp as my friend's copy (we bought them one week apart). I also mentioned that it's back focusing and that I've tried using AFMA but haven't got it right and would appreciate if that can be looked at too. To my surprise I was told that AFMA "shouldn't be used" except for "special" cases. I said, that I've been doing it all the time with all my bodies and lenses. After I sent a complaint to the person in charge of after sales/ warranty, I got a call saying that the "bad focus" is because I set AFMA and that it's stored in the ROM of the Lens.. My first words "Bull $hit" I couldn't help myself. It was obvious the person talking wasn't technical. I asked, so you mean to tell me that if I set AFMA for the 24-70II on my 1DX those settings are stored on the lens.. Reply.. YES.. .. I explained why this was complete Bull$hit.!! by asking "so that means, I can't use this lens on my other camera bodies.. SILENCE..

Long story short.. I was asked to send my my 1dx which they just "reset" ALL my AFMA settings and they re-flashed the ROM on both the 1dx and 24-70II  and asked me to "retry".

I just finished testing using lensalign, (didn't feel like using focal pro). my manual testing resulted in (-4,-4).. Same as what I got with Focal Pro on the first day I got the 24-70II.

Any thoughts.. the CPS guy I spoke to wasn't very helpful.. He kept insisting that I should use the multicontroller/joystick to "SELECT the focus point"

you can imagine my frustration explaining DOF and that the little red square that's on the object tells me where I focused, and that object isn't sharp, hence SOMETHING is wrong. I asked him, do you take photos, he replied yes, I said I'm sorry but you're no photographer.. kinda mean, but I couldn't help it!!!!

Ok Rant over!!!!!!

Software & Accessories / Best Photo Printer??
« on: July 20, 2012, 06:01:46 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I did a quick research into the different photo printers in the market and am still undecided. Had a look at the the pixma pro-1 and epson 3880.. Was wondering what you guys would recommend. It will be used for both colour and b&w, landscapes, portraits and macro.

Has anyone got advice on a "maybe cheaper" alternative that can do the job?

Curious as to what settings do everyone use.. C1 , C2 .. etc.

EOS Bodies / 1DX on preorder
« on: June 10, 2012, 10:36:18 AM »
Just curious to see how many here have preordered the 1DX. Many people post that they have. I decided that a poll would give us some numbers.

EOS Bodies / Amazon-EOS 1D X AVAILABLE????/
« on: June 06, 2012, 02:53:17 PM »
What do you guys make of this?

EOS Bodies / What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:22:01 PM »
Most people consider the 1dx out for reach mainly because of the price tag.. so my question is..

What your RESONABLE price tag for the 1dx? (doesn't have to be within you budget.. it can still be too expensive for your spending but cheaper than the current price of $6800).

I've already booked mine from the days when it was announced.. (spoke to a friend at Canon).. unfortunately since it's a new, highly in demand camera.. the discount he gave me is quite negligible.. as opposed to discounts he gave me on my 7d and 5d2...

Lenses / Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« on: May 22, 2012, 03:29:47 PM »
I just wish I could replace some of my older lens hoods with a newer "scratch resistant" version... anyone know where one can find such hoods.

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