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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon d7100 might be annonced next week
« on: February 17, 2013, 12:21:38 PM »
The 60 D and the D7000 are the competitors, and sales wise, its far ahead, simply because it costs less.
 Nikon has yet to produce a competitor to the 7D, which is one of the reasons we do not see a MK II.  The D300s is almost dead, and does not match the 7D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« on: February 17, 2013, 12:16:54 PM »
This has been discussed, and it was noted long ago not to expect a solution due to technical issues with the exposure system.
All this was well known to the OP and to me before I bought the camera, so I do not like it, but I have no complaints coming either.
And, I did first buy a D800, sorry, but the grass is not greener.

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Technical Support / Re: How do you store and archive your images?
« on: February 16, 2013, 02:23:26 PM »
I have a 6 disk QNAP NAS which backs up my PC's and images.  Its a few years old now, but has 12 TB of drives in it.  Since it runs Raid, it actually has about 9.2 TB usable.  I'm down to less than 2 TB free, so its time to clean up.
The drives can be upgraded to larger disks (12 TB Max if one actually existed), but by the time I need them, I'll likely upgrade to a new model NAS maybe with SSD.

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Technical Support / Re: Old Lens Underexposes
« on: February 16, 2013, 02:04:07 PM »
I just reviewed my images with this lens from back when I had it.  I used a 400D at that time.  Exposure was perfect on all of them, no adjustment required.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2273573/OSCARS-2013-NOMINEES-Full-line-rivalry-aside-pose-group-photo.html
Lots of people were taking photos.  The lighting was exceptionally even.  Pretty much any pro camera and lens could have taken those photos.  Plenty of room to get back, I'd suspect a 35mm lens myself.

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Lenses / Re: Is the 45mm TS-E good for wedding photography?
« on: February 15, 2013, 09:54:31 PM »
What were you thinking of using it for?  It is a manual focus lens, so it will need to be still scenes, preferrably on a tripod.
Unless you has some particular special shot in mind that needed a tilt or a shift, most any other lens might be preferable.

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Lenses / Re: Promaster UV filter quality or lack of it.
« on: February 15, 2013, 11:40:06 AM »
Post some of the unusable photos.  All filters degrade the image quality, and a cheap or defective one might be the worst.  However, I've never seen a cheap filter produce a unusable unusable image.  They may certainly have a effect, but unusable?
I stopped using filters a few years back, images are now sharper and better, but my old images were certainly usable.
 

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Canon General / Re: Photo(GB)/Month Do You Shoot?
« on: February 15, 2013, 11:34:42 AM »
Why an amount per month??  When you are shooting X amount per event, you need enough GB to safely cover that.  I found that a 64GB card will cover a event for me as of know. 

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Did you do a camera reset after upgrading?  Thats always advisable, and usually helps resolve issues.

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Canon General / Re: With the Yen plunging, will we see price drops now?
« on: February 15, 2013, 11:27:18 AM »
Prices have been dropping for the last 6 months, thats not likely to change.  The big reason for price drops is the poor world economy. 
Prices did not go up as the yen went up, they actually dropped.

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EOS Bodies / Re: $1200 7D vs. $1800 5D II?
« on: February 14, 2013, 10:22:02 PM »
Canon has a customer Loyalty program that gives you about 20% off the refurb price.  To get this, you need to trade in a old broken camera.
They will take and old 35mm Film SLR body, or even a old broken powershot digital.  If you don't have one, they can usually be had on Craigslist for a song.  I buy them for $10 at garage sales, sell the lens and keep the body to trade in.
 

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Canon General / Re: Lone protester takes on the camera companies at CES
« on: February 14, 2013, 04:42:26 PM »
I have once try to send in my 8 X 25 IS binocular toe Canon Service center to fix the IS. It is only 1 1/2 year old.  I have a quote of $450. I paid $175 brand new from a local shop. ( a very good sale). Can it be more CRAZY, REDIDICULUS, GRAB YOU BY THE THROAT.... ???
You can have a car accident, and find it costs more to repair than its worth.  Same with a TV set.  Its a common situation.  Sony has long had the reputation of being the worst at this.

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Lenses / Re: New Wide Angle Lens Ideas, please!
« on: February 14, 2013, 04:32:10 PM »
Well I sold it though because I loved wide angle so much I decided to get a 17-40 4.0L for it has got autofocus and is affordable. Maybe upgrading to 16-35 later or lets see how much a 14-24 will as soon as it comes.

How does the Canon 17-40mm compare to the Samyang??? I have been debating a 17-40 for traveling, but I am worried that after getting used to the IQ of the Samyang, I will be left wanting more out of the 17-40mm.

By the way, I really enjoy the pictures you have taken with the 14mm!

Do not remember if I read it here in CR forum or not, but someone was talking about a focus confirmation chip added to his 14mm Samyang or some other lens. I could be wrong, but if that it's possible then awesome.
You probably do not need AF for UWA lenses, everything from about 3.5 ft to infinity is in focus with a 14mm lens.
If you get the Samyang, good luck! 

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United Kingdom & Ireland / Re: Jessops crash costs Canon £7m ($11m usd)
« on: February 14, 2013, 10:52:32 AM »
Canon invested in Jessops, knowing that there was a huge chance of them going under.  This allowed them to sell millions in cameras thru Jessops, so they likely did not actually lose.
The bookkeepers do have it all figured out.

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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 »
Thanks,

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.
http://www.hdtune.com/

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