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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0.5 Now Available
« on: December 11, 2013, 06:05:35 PM »
I didn't notice 2.0.4  ???

Me neither.

I 'll wait and see first. 
  • If it really only fixes the bug listed in the descirpotion, I don't really need it.
  • If there are hidden changes, I would like to learn about them.
  • If there are hidden changes that cause compatibility issues with third-party gear I will skip it. See Nikon D5300 and DF issues with Sigma lenses and third-party batteries following Nikon FW-Updates. Those impacts were also not documented. I know, that is Nikon and here we talk Canon ... but still!

+1  Seems a little unusual. I'm not touching this unless it gets rave reviews.

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Firmware Version 2.0.5 is for cameras with firmware version 2.0.3. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 2.0.5, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to version 2.0.5, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version.

Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.

 ;D ;D ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« on: December 09, 2013, 06:02:52 PM »
It'll be interesting how much size the EVF adds. For me any size increase would knock it off the list and I'd rather just go with the SLR. I'm not against EVFs; infact I'd love EVFs once they get to a good smooth and sharp appearance (I've heard Sony is getting close ...) because I could definitely use the "predicted exposure" view and then things like little x10 focus insets, etc. If people want to label it as a crutch, so be it. I'll happily take the features. But that's EVFs in general ... EOS-M for me is all size. Pity the pancake is as chunky as it is.

OK. I am very fond of my M. I have read many here talking smack about its limitations. Fair enough. I am not comparing the M with DSLRs, I am comparing it to P&S cameras, and with that in mind, I like it. All I really want is a couple more primes. I have the 18-55 and it is a very nice zoom. I just don't like the size. Give me an EF-M 15f/x and an EF-M 50f/x in a pancake size and I will be very happy indeed. However, I draw the line at anyone badmouthing the wonderful EF-M22. CHUNKY! Compared to what? It is a truly perfect lens for this camera, so that will be enough of that 8)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gitzo GT2541 and GT1542T folded diameter
« on: December 03, 2013, 07:09:53 PM »
Oops. My bad. The 2541 is a Mountaineer, not a Traveler. And definitely yes, the 2541EX will be quite a bit wider than the mountaineer. It's even wider than my 3542XLS, which is pretty damn large.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gitzo GT2541 and GT1542T folded diameter
« on: December 03, 2013, 06:42:03 PM »
The 1542T has a max diameter of 3 1/4". I also have the 2541EX Explorer model which maxes out at 5 3/4" on the long side, but I assume you're referring to the 2541T Traveler. Hope this helps.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Go-Pro-like DSLR chest strap/harness
« on: December 03, 2013, 06:28:36 PM »
Sorry, I'm not aware of a harness that would work like that. That's considerable weight dangling out front for anything other than a shorty forty. Seems like you would need an auto-focus camera for that application, not to mention some pretty serious image stabilization. Good luck though.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lens cleaning fluid vs eyeglass cleaner
« on: December 03, 2013, 04:40:23 PM »
Zeiss wipes aren't the cheapest solution, but they're individually wrapped so have a very long shelf life, are very convenient to carry, and since they're single use they can't scratch your coatings with contaminants..


http://www.amazon.com/50-Ct-Pre-Moistened-Cleaning-Microscopes/dp/B000BP8QB4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386106431&sr=1-1&keywords=zeiss+wipes

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 02, 2013, 05:49:53 PM »
It is difficult to understand why Canon would leak news of a new M body before leaking some news about lenses. Personally, I wouldn't mind them keeping the same sensor so long as there's a significant improvement in AF. I also don't care about a VF and I'm satisfied with a hotshoe. It's all about size. I very much care about lenses. If Canon wants any more money of mine directed towards the M, they need to make it a system...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Go-Pro-like DSLR chest strap/harness
« on: December 01, 2013, 02:21:55 PM »
Can you explain a little more clearly what you need the harness to do?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod for someone who's never used one?
« on: December 01, 2013, 02:13:20 PM »
Much appreciated, all! Tripods are apparently way more complicated than I thought :) Thankfully all the lenses I use now are light weight (50mm f1.4, 24-105mm f4, sigma 12-24mm), and my next purchases (I think) will be the 70-200mm and the 16-35mm, so I won't be shooting with heavy gear any time soon.

Quick question: as far as plates are concerned, is it just Gitzo and Manfrotto that are proprietary? And does that mean if I get an Arca swiss plate I couldn't use it on a Gitzo or Manfrotto head? But I could get an Arca swiss plate and Arca swiss head and attach that do a Gitzo or Manfrotto set of legs?

Sorry for all the basic questions. Your help is appreciated.

As Neuro said, buy the legs and head separately. Buy a ball head that is already Arca-Swiss compatible. Gitzo and Manfrotto make excellent legs, but their heads are average and not worth the trouble of modifying. Any head will mount on any set of legs, so no compatibility issues there. I would suggest having a look at Sirui products. Both their heads and legs are well made and reasonably priced (particularly on ebay). You will want a camera plate that is custom made for your model of camera, but lens plates are universal and can be had at very reasonable prices (again, particularly on ebay).

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Lenses / Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« on: November 30, 2013, 05:46:21 PM »


I rented your new baby's twin a little while back, Dylan777.  I need to stop 'cause I really want one, but need to remain rational. 

BTW, it's very attractive with a 2x iii.   Agh!

I thought the 300 was pretty easy to handhold. Did you really need that big of a tripod :)

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Canon General / Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« on: November 30, 2013, 05:30:36 PM »
I managed to snag a 600EX-RT for $399 from DigJungle off ebay. Not too exiting, but at least now I have two. It felt kind of silly having one and still using YN622's for it. Now if Yongnuo would just release the YN-E3-RT, I could take a load off my poor 6D.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday Roundup - Continually Updated
« on: November 28, 2013, 03:09:52 PM »
I never heard of seller, but it's one heck of a deal on eBay.

Canon-Speedlite-600-EX-RT-Pro-Camera-Flash-for-$400-free-shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290974985476


Thanks for that update! That's $400 well spent. So now I have two. I hope Yongnuo comes out with their version of the ST-E3-RT soon :)


I don't know much about flash photography, it seems you either need 2 of these to use as a master and slave or a transmitter on the camera. What's a good transmitter to get and how much do they cost?


Correct. You need at least two to take advantage of the radio capability or buy the Canon ST-E3-RT transmitter. Trouble is, it costs at least $285 and doesn't even have focus assist. The rumored Yongnuo clone supposedly will have more functionality than the Canon and, presumably, cost less.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday Roundup - Continually Updated
« on: November 28, 2013, 01:45:42 PM »
I never heard of seller, but it's one heck of a deal on eBay.

Canon-Speedlite-600-EX-RT-Pro-Camera-Flash-for-$400-free-shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290974985476


Thanks for that update! That's $400 well spent. So now I have two. I hope Yongnuo comes out with their version of the ST-E3-RT soon :)

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Most surprising thing to me is there are people who actually use IE. If not gone, I thought IE was pretty well dead and nearly forgotten.

Always have a back up. If you really want a laugh, I still have Vista installed on this machine in the unlikely event 7 craps out :P

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Lenses / Re: Things to get when you purchase a 600mm?
« on: November 17, 2013, 10:37:33 PM »
Sorry out of the topic, but a few days ago the same topics are on the homepage CR. Is it just me, or is the site having problems? Always appear the following topics:

Things to get when you purchase a 600mm?
Canon 40mm f/2.8 Lens: Thoughts? Reviews? Is it worth getting?
Canon Suspends Downloading of New C300 Firmware
Comet ISON = ISOFF?
Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
Deal: Everyone Needs a Pancake
Comparing 16-35 to Nikon 14-24 and Zeiss/Leica primes
Sony A7-A7R pre-ordered @ 200% bigger than expected
Handheld vs. tripod with the Great Whites
Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]

I get the same thing and have been wondering about it.  Anyone know?

I get the same thing in Chrome. IE10 works normally.

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