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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 40D to 5d mkii
« on: October 03, 2012, 05:38:14 PM »


Oh, one more thing, the 5D2 is rated for 1/4000th of a second max shutter speed and the 5D3 is rated at 1/8000th of a second max shutter speed.

What should I do, I have lots of images taken with my 5D MK II at shutter speeds over 1/4000.  Even at 1/8000 sec. 
Is it broken?  I've had two and they both use 1/8000 as stated in the manual on page 236.

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I have heard it said before that Canon USA will not repair cameras bought outside of a US authorized dealer, EVEN IF YOU PAY FOR IT.  Does anyone know if that is true?  That is a-whole-nother issue than just not honoring the warranty. 

-Brian
From what I've heard, they are not hard nosed as long as you purchased from a authorized reseller and have the receipt.

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Canon General / Re: Project 1709
« on: October 03, 2012, 05:27:14 PM »
www.Project1709.com
I tried to sign up, they do not take US or Canadian members, pretty worthless eh!

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This is why I use Peli Cases and Gepe Card Safe Bags for all my equipment. I once was very happy about having them in a similar situation as yours. One big Peli Case costs less than 200$ and this is (in first row) the best insurance you can get!

Hope that everything is still working. Water damages are always a big problem...
You actually take the cases out with you when hiking for miles?  I think a zip lock bag is more practical.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Teleconverters Question
« on: October 03, 2012, 01:36:14 PM »
a 1.4X II will stack to a 2XII, the 1.4X must be on the camera side.  I don't know if any other combination works.
I have a Kenko 1.4X on order to try with my 5D MK III for focus at f/8, and I'll be seeing how it stacks.  I also got a older 2X TC, which is likely a Sigma or Kenko but branded Quantaray, its actually ok, but does not allow AF at f/8 with my bodies, they just can't find focus.

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The 7D and the flashes need attention.  Your 7D likely got water in thru the flash, and that high voltage capacitor is a concern.  Do not turn the camera on.
Your 5D's are likely OK.  Not having that flash and associated body opening in the top keeps water out.

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Lenses / Re: Macro extension tubes
« on: October 03, 2012, 01:27:27 PM »
As noted, you can get really cheap tubes that perform well, but, there is no way to know what you are getting from cheap no name brands.  Kenko and Canon are both excellent, and I've owned both, but sold them after getting a cheap set aloong with a used camera that worked for me,  They are branded Rokunar, are plastic, have a plastic camera mount, electrical contacts, and after 25 years, are still fine.  I would not use them with a heavy lens, but with ordinary lenses like a 70-200mm f/4 or similar weight there is no issue.  I've also used them with my 70-200mm f/2.8 and 100-400L, but only when the lens is supported by its tripod mount.
With this type of cheapie tubes, the joint between the tubes opens up under a heavy load, which then distorts the image.  Mine have never taken any sort of a permanent set, and I knew what to look for, so I did not have any issues in use.
When using reversing rings, you need to be able to set the aperture of tthe lens in use.  Some lenses can have a lever taped, or will stop down with just the aperture ring.  Others, like the Canon FD are difficult to stop down unless mounted to a Canon body, or a adapter that will stop them down.

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BigValue is not a authorized Canon dealer, this has been discussed in many previous topics, and others are even now posted.  Someone even called Canon and was told that there was no Warranty on items purchased from them.
BTW, they say that a US warranty card is included, but do not say that there is a US Warranty.  They are being very sly about that, since Canon uses the sales receipt to determine Warranty, the card does nothing.
 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 4.2 update
« on: October 03, 2012, 12:38:22 PM »
So basically nothing to fix the VERYVERY uselessly slow performance.....
I don't have a performance problem.  Sounds like a configuration issue if you have a PC.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 3D has a competition?
« on: October 03, 2012, 12:21:36 PM »
And, this is posted in EOS Bodies?
Moderator - Does anyone know that Nikon does not produce EOS Bodies??

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I doubt if the P&S would be good for landscapes, at least not for wide vistas, and for sports, it would not track or have enough fps.
Just what would you use it for?

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Software & Accessories / Re: problems after installing magic lantern
« on: October 03, 2012, 12:12:13 PM »
It should be pretty easy to test, just remove it and see if the problem still exists.
BTW, some of the third party grips have been noted to cause similar issues.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Discounted 5D3 with 24-105L
« on: October 03, 2012, 12:04:41 PM »
No, Big value, INC is not a authorized dealer.  this comes up about every two weeks.

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Lenses / Re: DPReview and DxOMark to partner for lens testing
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:10:01 PM »
Occasionally, someone who is banned gets another IP, user name, and e-mail and starts posting again, however, a range of IP's can be banned as well.
I do not agree that a web site should just ignore abusers, spammers, etc because they occasionally come back with a new account.

Agreed.  Glad someone who knows about IP address filtering entered the room.
There are issues with IP filtering, I just do not mention them, enough trolls know how to work the system already without giving a tutorial.

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Lenses / Re: DPReview and DxOMark to partner for lens testing
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:04:50 PM »
Quote from: Mt Spokane Photography link=topic=9889.msg178547#msg178547

IMHO, they do not ban enough users.  Some still post there that are banned here.
 

how long are you on the internet?   ;D
if someone is banned from a website he has a new account in 2 minutes.

it´s useless.

they should learn to live with criticism.
I started using the Internet in about 1985.  Long before there was a world wide web. , I There wasn't much but news groups and Gopher then, and we used Unix Commands on our Vax.
 When the world wide web became available in 1992, I was a early adopter.
Occasionally, someone who is banned gets another IP, user name, and e-mail and starts posting again, however, a range of IP's can be banned as well.
I do not agree that a web site should just ignore abusers, spammers, etc because they occasionally come back with a new account.

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