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Lenses / Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« on: September 09, 2012, 02:54:00 PM »
Got my 24-70II today. Unfortunately I've already sold my mark 1 since March.. so. I can't compare.. All I can say as an initial reaction... WOW eventhough it's "plasticy" but it feels solid and  well built. AF is fast unlike somewhere I read. Can't wait to go out and shoot with it!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX Owners: Read This Warning!
« on: September 06, 2012, 06:53:55 AM »
A little too late for me. Luckily it wasn't any formal shoot other than a few "family shots"...

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Avoid them at all costs! They kill flashes and aren't consistant for a hefty price. PW even admitted to me over the phone that the canon TT line had problems. I returned them.

Used them for years with my 5d M2.. I know that people in the US had problems but mine are EU versions and I've never had any issues whatsoever.

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Lenses / Re: Lens align pro or Spyder lenscal
« on: September 04, 2012, 10:53:02 AM »
Stay away from the Lens Align MkII version, it's an expensive piece of junk.  >:(  Leaving the tool setup for a short period of time on a tripod, you will find that the rule sages to a point where your measurements will be off.  I'm sure this is why the pro version and metal ruler became available. 


?

Actually, the MkII vesion replaced both the LensAlign Pro and the LensAlign Lite (both of which have been discontinued), although the MkII does seem to be more of an updated Lite version.  Personally, I have the LensAlign Pro.


Not sure which version replaced what and when they were released.  This is the version I bought and I would avoid it:
http://www.amazon.com/LensAlign-MkII-Focus-Calibration-System/dp/B004G3PANY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346769490&sr=8-1&keywords=lens+align+mk2


mine's been on the tripod for the past 5 months and i've not experienced what you've mentioned. Which ruler do you have? I have the regular one.

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Lenses / Re: Lens align pro or Spyder lenscal
« on: September 04, 2012, 06:42:23 AM »
Print off test result pdf files to save rerunning if you update Canon firmware or reset camera.

Firmware updates don't clear out the AFMA data (at least, they never have for me - maybe a firmware update gone bad where you power off the camera in the middle?).  Even if you Reset All Settings, that doesn't clear out the AFMA values (it just sets the function to No Adjustment, the values are retained).  Only deleting all settings from within the AFMA menu itself can clear them out. 

Still, I keep an Excel table with all my AFMA values, just in case.   ;)

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Same here! Just have to do one more test for my 70-200 + 1.4 extender! Then it'll be complete.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« on: September 04, 2012, 03:11:05 AM »
I'm getting mine on Thursday (since I'm out of the country)..  Else it would have been in my hands already!

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Lenses / Re: Lens align pro or Spyder lenscal
« on: September 04, 2012, 03:08:18 AM »
I have the Lens Align m2 + focal pro.. I've lately only been using focal pro after I learned how easy it was to setup and configure. I'd say go for it.

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i was just about to post a question on whether or not I should just sell my 4 580s and my flex and just get the 600!.. I guess I can try waiting a little longer for 1dx to be supported..

hmmmmm

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 04:31:29 PM »
So here is the thing.  I'm not sure this is related or not but if the lens doesn't report the serial number to the camera, entering it into the AFMA setting doesn't help.  The camera will still revert back to the what is read from the lens.  If the serial number isn't readable, it will still save the AFMA value for the lens (identified as serial 00000000) you just cant save AFMA values for multiple copies of the same lens.  You can only do that for lenses that actually report back their serial number to the camera.

Is it that the lenses are not reporting their SN or is it the camera not saving it once it's detected and read from the lens?



I "thought" it wasn't saving it once detected. After further testing, I can safely say that if you manually input a serial number (it's being SAVED); same goes for the AFMA setting.
For some reason. AF auto adjustment isn't working for me. Neither is saving the serial number!.. I manually input my 85 1.2 serial and gave it an AF Microadjustment setting. Turned off the camera, did the same for the 50 1.4.. Turned off, put back the 85 and it's not recognized (now it appears as[01]EF85mm f/1.2L II USM.

arrghhh~!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 03:33:27 PM »
*Update* seems to be working now. Will do further testing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 03:14:04 PM »
For some reason. AF auto adjustment isn't working for me. Neither is saving the serial number!.. I manually input my 85 1.2 serial and gave it an AF Microadjustment setting. Turned off the camera, did the same for the 50 1.4.. Turned off, put back the 85 and it's not recognized (now it appears as[01]EF85mm f/1.2L II USM.

arrghhh~!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:06:32 AM »
96% done.. Will see what happens in a few secs.!!!

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Lenses / Re: 17 ts-e vs 24 ts-e
« on: August 19, 2012, 03:55:43 PM »
I have the 17 TSE and use the 1.4 Teleconverter for a close to 24mm shot.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: AFMA Callibration - How much is too much?
« on: August 09, 2012, 10:11:03 AM »
Did you do them manually or did you use Focal?

Both at once.  :P  Since the 1D X isn't supported by FoCal yet, I took all the shots manually, then loaded the images into FoCal for analysis in Manual Mode.

Bought the software a while back and never got the chance to try it out. Gotta learn auto before jumping on to manual on focal. :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: AFMA Callibration - How much is too much?
« on: August 08, 2012, 03:35:13 PM »
I would be interested to see what others have had to AFMA input into their 1DX's.

Here are mine.

16-35L II: W=4, T=7
24-105L IS: W=4, T=2
28-300L IS: W=4, T=4
70-200L IS II: W=2, T=2 (haven't done it with 1.4x/2x TCs yet)
100-400L IS: W=-1, T=1
35L: 4
40 pancake: -1
85L: 0
100L Macro IS: 3
135L: 0

Did you do them manually or did you use Focal?

thanks

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