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Yup. I'm more than satisfied with my 16-35 f/4. I also await the 85 as well as the 135 Art. I wonder if they're also working on a 200?

Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 07:55:31 PM »
This is probably the truest statement anyone has made about the 7D II so far. ;) I've tried and tried to demonstrate to everyone, through theory, math, and even some visual examples (of which I clearly need to do more) that an APS-C sized sensor will NEVER perform as well as a FF sensor (all else being equal). The 7D II may close the gap, temporarily, between the 7D line and the 5D line, but it won't overtake the FF in terms of IQ.
and even if there was some new magic technology that allowed the 7D2 to outperform the 5D3, you can bet that the same magic technology would be rushed through development and we would see a 5D4 that restored the FF advantage....

This is my assumption as well. This new sensor will likely indicate the future of the next generation of Canon's SLR sensors. Canon has been relatively stagnant on sensor evolution for too many years, and I feel that their reputation as an innovative camera company is on the line. If half of these specs are true, I can see why this new camera won't be called mark ll. New body style, new sensor, new AF system, new camera. Not a mark ll anything.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 13, 2014, 05:50:43 PM »
As long as canon and all other digicam makers are able to put wifi and gps into quite a number of measly and cheap 1/1.7" and 1/2.3" dwarf-sensored compact and bridge cams .. Powershots, elphs, coolpix ... And are able to get regulatory approvals for those pieces of junk around the world ... There is no excuse on earth for not putting wifi, gps and rt flash commander into every single dslr they make.

Actually, there is one reason. Marketing. Canon obviously has the tech skills to put pretty much put whatever they want into a DSLR ( except perhaps a clean low ISO, high resolution & DR sensor :) ). They choose not to...

Plastic zoom and focus rings, hmmmm, that's first in the the L world with a full plastic outer shell.

Have a look at this little gem that's been out for over four years:

OK, it doesn't have a plastic zoom ring 8)

EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:00:04 PM »
While I would certainly like/expect WiFi, I have yet to use it on my 6D. I will, however, be disappointed if it does not have a touchscreen like the M. I really just want to see this newly designed sensor and and see what implications it has on the future of Canon's cameras...

Canon General / Re: Neutral Density Filters - HELP !
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:57:23 PM »
As you have supplied wonderful photos of Lees shoddy workmanship in the manufacturing of your filter system, could you please supply a photo that was ruined by this inferior system?

No? I didn't think so.

Some expect a bit more of the gear they with their hard earned money buy, I guess. Like something they come to expect from other manufacturers: deliver flawlessly when it comes to such things as basic chemical treatments to an adapter ring. Never had that from any other manufacturer.
Let's say it this way: If you buy a car and it already has markings on the finish and the window is a bit broken or you can't get some color finish off of it, then you take it home anyways without questioning that for a second? Really odd attitute I must say. What "show me your pics" has got to do with that, is beyond me...

I did send the ND glass back for a replacement. Fingers crossed...

Reading your post made me examine my one OEM Lee adapter and it also has the marks from anodizing. I would never have noticed them otherwise. I do not feel that they will effect the performance in any way. The adapters are, however, completely overpriced. If you decide to keep the system (which I would strongly recommend) you can purchase additional adapters of various sizes for different lenses from "the filter dude" on ebay for $25. They also have marks (as do all anodized products if you look closely enough) but no "worse" than Lees.
I have never needed to use Lees warranty, but have never heard any complaints, so I'm sure they will send you a new filter.

Canon General / Re: Neutral Density Filters - HELP !
« on: July 31, 2014, 06:19:12 PM »
I just bought a Lee filter system and I am really shocked about the build quality of that system. The adapter ring has a faulty finish with markings on it, which then were fixed with a pen as a cover up. After returning that adapter ring I got another one just like it. I conacted the manufacturer which explained to me that these markings are caused in the manufacturing process, quote: "The marks inside the ring are voids left during the anodising process. The rings are suspended in the solution by small wire 'hangers' and these leave voids where they touch the metal."
This I never have seen from any other manufacturer.
See picture for this.
Above all my 0.9 ND pro glass came with tiny specles of yellow finish on the glass right under the yellow label. This goes well 30mm into the middle of the glass. On a glass worth of 200 Euros. Also not what I would call high end. This is just bad quality so far. I haven't given up on it completely but one more of this stuff not gone through the quality control or badly produced and I will send the whole shabbang back.

As you have supplied wonderful photos of Lees shoddy workmanship in the manufacturing of your filter system, could you please supply a photo that was ruined by this inferior system?

No? I didn't think so.

@ OP: Agree with others who recommend Lee Filter System. Though they are pricey at the start, if you're in this picture thing for the long haul, they are actually the best investment for quality and versatility.

Hi folks.
There is a water and object ingress standard at least in Europe, IP XX, where the first number stands for objects and the second for water, I  think it was something like IP 00 means you can get an industry standard finger in there, and water that runs in runs out and IP 67 means that dust has to be below so many microns and you can pressure wash the item and water won't get in.. This is just from memory so feel free to correct me!
Anyway back to the point if it doesn't say IP XX on the label it isn't weather or water resistant!

Cheers Graham.

Agree. That is the standard most commonly used in America as well as internationally. Most of my flashlights are IPX7 ;D  Camera manufacturers simply choose to not use them.

 IPX Standard Code Meanings

 IPX-0     No special protection
 IPX-1     Protected against falling water Equivalent to 3-5mm rainfall per minute for a duration of 10 minutes.
 IPX-2     Protected against falling water when tilted up to 15 degrees – Same as IPX-1 but unit is tested in 4      fixed positions – tilted 15 degrees in each direction from normal operating position.
 IPX-3     Protected against spraying water – Water spraying up to 60 degrees from vertical at 10 liters/min at a pressure of 80-100kN/m2 for 5 min.
 IPX-4     Protected against splashing water – Same as IPX-3 but water is sprayed at all angles.
 IPX-5     Protected against water jets – Water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle flow rate of 12.5 liters/min at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.
 IPX-6     Protected against heavy seas – Water projected at all angles through a 12.5mm nozzle at a flow rate of 100 liters/min at a 100kN/m2pressure for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.
 IPX-7     Protected against water immersion – Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.
 IPX-8     Protected against water submersion – Equipment suitable for continual submersion in water under conditions as specified by manufacturer.

Canon General / Re: What do you Cheap Out On?
« on: July 28, 2014, 11:28:27 PM »
Somebody make some popcorn...batteries. I have 4 genuine Canon LP-E6s and 4 or 5 generics. With the exception of one clone prematurely wearing out, I am unable to see a difference in performance that would in any way justify the price difference.

Software & Accessories / Re: RRS or Markins?
« on: July 28, 2014, 04:55:18 PM »

Markins generally is thought of as not playing well with other gear. 

I have the Markins Q3 on Gitzo monopod and the Q10 on Gitzo tripod. 7D with RRS L-Plate and 2 lens with collars and RRS lens plates and never had an issue with compatibility.

That quote is completely unfounded and undoubtedly came from someone who has never used a Markins...

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 26, 2014, 07:10:28 PM »
I wonder if this means they're still on track for a September release.  Although sooner would be cool, I don't think it being out of stock at Amazon means that it will be released any sooner.  It might be construed as further evidence that the September release rumours are accurate though.  :)

7D replacement will likely be announced at Photokina in September. Availability is another matter.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Where do you buy 5D Mark iii?
« on: July 21, 2014, 11:01:56 PM »
Refurbished 5D mark iii is out of stock the most of the time. At least I couldn't catch one in stock.

Looking at how do I know if camera has full USA warranty?

Because canonpricewatch says it is. They have a sort of pool of authorized dealers who are willing to discount, but they can't advertise the price for fear of the wrath of canon. Just fill out the form and you'll get an offer from an authorized seller for the low price with full USA warranty.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Where do you buy 5D Mark iii?
« on: July 21, 2014, 07:51:19 PM »
Currently the mk lll can be had for $2600 from a reliable but unauthorized reseller (likely an import model) or $2700 for full USA warranty.

Software & Accessories / Re: Benro heads
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:58:44 PM »
Which tripod are you referring to?  I've seen lots of feedback from Amazon users complaining that heads will not fit on their tripod which has a 1/4 inch screw and was not intended to have a head attached to it.

You will need tripod legs, not a complete tripod that a camera mounts on if you want to install your own head.

I apologize if you already know this, but if not, you might be disappointed.

BTW, having a head that causes a expensive 70-200mm lens to flop over because it doesn't lock or hold its position might become a very expensive one if your lens flops down and takes camera with it onto the pavement.

The two that I have need to be tightened with a wrench to keep them locked in place.

You're quite thrifty. I would throw such heads away :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Benro heads
« on: July 18, 2014, 05:53:25 PM »
;D ;D ;D

thanks i know it's not that good but that what i have , so these heads will work on this tripod will they fit right

They will fit fine. They both have a standard 3/8 inch mounting bolt/receiver. Do check out ebay for better prices on new Benro gear though.

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