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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Help for CS6 premiere pro with 5d footage
« on: February 13, 2013, 09:45:40 PM »

Its USB3 so i dont think data rates are a problem? What do you think? Im just scanning now to make sure it doesnt have any corrupt areas on the drive. I only got it because after the thailand floodings a few years back hard drives got very expensive. Might need another one now :( Im suspecting its the camera or cs6 software less though which is good.
USB 3 should be fast enough, providing that its actually operating at USB 3 speeds.  You can run a drive utility to find if there is a speed issue.
HD Tune is a good one, there is a free vwersion that does not have all the bells and whistles, but should indicate if there is a speed issue.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Help for CS6 premiere pro with 5d footage
« on: February 13, 2013, 06:24:10 PM »
It sounds like a bad usb cable or slow USB connection.  While its fine to store files on a external drive with a USB connection, you should consider using a E-SATA connection if you want to edit them directly from the hard drive.  There is a lot of data moving around, and larger files will be more difficult.
Internal hard drives are pretty cheap, if you have room for one, just pop a 2TB drive in.  Lots of them for $110 with free shipping.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D or 5D3 for low light candids?
« on: February 13, 2013, 12:05:01 PM »
I have had two 7D's, two 5D MK II's, and two 5D MK III's as well as 1D MK II and 1D MK IV.  Of those models, the 7D had the most noise in low light.  I would avoid using it over ISO 800, but, with a lot of NR, and in good light, it can do ISO 3200 and look good at small sizes.
Although I do not like the numbers that DXO assigns to sensors, you can look at the individual test data and form your own opinion.  The test data seems accurate enough.
You can see that DXO rates ISO at 20% S/N and the 7D comes out to be 854, the 5D MK II is 1815, and the 5D MK III is 2293.  That's not the whole story,  the 5D MK III noise increases much more slowly than the other two models, so I can use ISO 25600 and have a viewable photo at small print size.\
You can view the actual measurement plots for each body, and DR as well. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is it okay to get 1Ds mark ii
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:36:53 PM »
The 1DS MK II is a great camera.  However, it requires a firewire connection to access some user settings, has a small lcd, no liveview, and a few other things.
The 1D MK III is not FF.
I'd recommend a 5D MK II as being fairly up to date, and a great camera.

Site Information / Re: Can't change signature / profile
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:29:15 PM »
I wasn't able to change my signature (see a few posts ago). However, when I created a new topic, shortly thereafter, the link to change my signature was active in my Profile.

Not sure if there is a relationship, but that's the only thing that I did and the signature option "appeared".
Read the sticky post called signatures under site info.

Technical Support / Re: Images not dislaying correctly
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:20:54 PM »
Presumably, you are having a issue viewing images via the internet on your computer.  A bad router can cause the issue, and a lot of other things.  If you have access to another computer or laptop, give it a try.  If it works, its your computer, if not, its your router or internet connection.

Lenses / Re: New Tokina AF 16-28 F/2.8 AT-X Pro SD FX - Focus Pocus
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:15:52 PM »
Thats a shame that you got a bad one.  Tokina has well built lenses and are gppd at wide angle, but the quality variations reported for this lens makes me think that it is very difficult to build and aligh properly, and just a little bit out of tolerance makes for a poor image.

The mk II is pretty new, it can always be improved.  If Canon thinks there is a profit in updating it, they will.

Canon General / Re: Lone protester takes on the camera companies at CES
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:06:26 PM »
He definitely is right.

I have purchased several spare parts for my 5D Mark II through Pro Camera Repair and their service has been excellent. I will be incredibly upset if I eventually have to send my camera away to Canon for just a small repair I could have done myself much more cheaply and faster.
It sounds like pro camera repair tried to pull a fast one by selling lens test equipment and software that was acquired from Canon to independent Repair shops that were not on Canon's approved list.

It was a costly thing to try, and now they are claiming that they did not do anythiing wrong, when its obvious that they were trying to do a "End Run"

Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX Teathered - what works best?
« on: February 12, 2013, 12:51:35 PM »
Other than the Canon utilities, I use Breeze DSLR Remote Pro to tether my DSLR's.  There is both a Canon and a Mac version.  Since they use Canon drivers, its likely that it will work with ethernet.  There is a free trial period, and a forum where you can ask questions.
Chris Breeze is very helpful, and has been known to make software changes on request if he feels that enough  users need or will use it.  Not many software places where the programmer replys to questions.

Canon General / Re: Lone protester takes on the camera companies at CES
« on: February 12, 2013, 12:31:04 PM »
He is right.  Canon, and Nikon have reduced the number of Independent Authorized repair centers to just a handful in the USA.  They are all very large repair depots and must have all their technicians trained and certified.  They must also purchase tools and software from Canon.
The result is that they are qualified to fix pretty much anything on your camera or lens.
However, there are many minor things that could be easily fixed by a local small repair shop and Canon should be selling them parts.  Its not the same as a automobile where there are many third party parts manufacturers and sellers, most of the Canon camera parts are only available from Canon. 
I thought that they can buy parts from Canon, they just do not get them wholesale, which makes them overpriced.

Lenses / Re: Is this inconsistency acceptable? Sigma 85 1.4 question.
« on: February 12, 2013, 12:23:28 PM »
If its not acceptable to you, thats the only thing that counts!  Return it! 

Technical Support / Re: Opinions on 3rd party repair services
« on: February 11, 2013, 10:15:09 PM »
If you want to pick a 3rd party service, be aware that onnly a very few are Canon Authorized.  This is very important, because they get training, test equippment and software to service Canon products.  Even so, it might take much longer to get a product fixed, and sometimes, they just send it to Canon which makes the turnaround even longer.
Precision Camera did a Nikon 300mm f/2.8 lens for me and it was a good job. They are one of the very few Independent authorised Canon Repair centers.
Midwest Camera also has a excellent reputation.
United Camera does not claim to be a Canon authorized Repair service, at least it did not say so on their site..

PowerShot / Re: G1X Replacement
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:49:32 PM »
Not likely, I do not expect to see it replaced frequently.  Its not a big seller, and Canon will not likely want to spend a lot of $$ on upgrading it.
I bought mine for $799 from Adorama last fall.  Included was a 9500 MK II printer, Adobe software, and a $400 rebate.  After selling the printer and software, my net cost was $160.

Lenses / Re: Focusing Problem with 600mm f/4.0L IS II with 1.4X Extender
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:45:48 PM »
The lens has full time manual AF.  If the AF ring moves, it overrides the autofocus.  Resting the lens on the AF ring  is going to cause a problem.

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