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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 lens correction profiles - only jpg?
« on: November 16, 2012, 10:07:52 PM »
Or in other words, does the lens correction do ANYTHING if i only shoot in raw?

In terms of the images themselves, all it does is set flags in the metadata that DPP recognizes, and it would then apply those corrections on your computer.  If you use another RAW converter, then the in-camera corrections will not do anything to the RAW image.  They will be applied to the JPG preview image that's embedded in the RAW file, though, and it's that JPG that you see during image review on the camera (and also the histogram data, although lens corrections shouldn't affect that, Picture Style, ALO, etc., do).

I tried to verify that DPP made the corrections based on flagged settings, but could not confirm that with my 5D MK III.  Corrections were turned on in camera, but DPP did not apply the corrections to the raw files.
I manually applied them, and then the size of the cr2 file more than doubled after I saved it.
The corrections were applied to jpg out of camera images without any noticible increase in file size.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Weird bug with 600EX RT
« on: November 16, 2012, 10:02:02 PM »
Something is bending so that contact cannot be made.  It could be something as simple as a battery contact, but it is more likely a poor circuit connection inside the flash.
Send it in for repair.

Lenses / Re: Any words on 70-200 f/2.8 L II (non IS version)?
« on: November 16, 2012, 09:49:31 PM »
a Mark II won't happen.  Grab the original before they are all gone.

I'd certainly consider a polarizing filter and ND filters for bright light shots on the beach or water scenes.

Canon General / Re: Help | Going to buy the Canon 550D/T2i
« on: November 16, 2012, 01:40:19 PM »
Very bad replys :P , I never followed the camera world

Yes, some really poor manners. 
Welcome to CR.  In spite of the 9 year old kiddie comments, there are lots of helpful people here who will try to answer your question in a respectful manner.
Whenever someone insults a member, click the report button and the post will be reviewed by a moderator and appropriate action taken.

I put boxes like that inside a bag during cold and rainy weather.  you never know if a package will get wet.  However, Canon does not ship them in a bag, they are sent in cases of about 6.

It's good to know about the bag.  That's one less thing to worry about. 

Mt, sounds like you're in the business of selling cameras?  If so, what are your thoughts on a marked up and scratched box with one crushed in corner as I described above?

Again, my main concern is just that the condition of the box makes it appear that it's been handled quite a bit, which makes me believe the camera could have been used and returned.  Adorama has a no questions asked return policy so I'm sure they get plenty of cameras returned...and I'm assuming they just sell them again as "new", as long as everything has been carefully placed back in the box to make it appear new.

Also, after google searching, it doesn't appear that there's any way to accurately determine the shutter count of the camera ....anybody know?
I have a online store, and ship lots of electronics, but I only sell my own used cameras. I put things in plastic bags whenever water is a danger.
Boxes get marked, scratched, and crushed in shipping.  Their job is to protect the camera inside.  I would not worry about that, it happens.
B&H asks you to return all the parts and pieces in their original box.  They do not ask you to make it look unused, since it goes back to canon to be refurbished.  Federal law prohibits selling a used camera as new.
A 1DX can display the actual shutter count.  See pg 385 of your manual.
System Status Display Function Provides Critical Information
For optimal camera maintenance, The EOS-1D X's new System Status Display Function offers pertinent information about the camera's use and condition. In addition to displaying the camera's serial number and firmware version, the System Status Monitor also displays the total number of shutter release cycles (in thousands), a camera error log, which lists errors that may warrant service

Canon General / Re: FORUM/WEBSITES
« on: November 16, 2012, 01:06:26 PM »
 The Digital Picture is a good forum, Fred Miranda has a good forum.  I've given up on DPR.
For free online training, check out Creative live.  Their classes are taught by recognized experts, so you know that the advice is coming from a real professional.

I put boxes like that inside a bag during cold and rainy weather.  you never know if a package will get wet.  However, Canon does not ship them in a bag, they are sent in cases of about 6.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DUST!!!!!!! WHAT TO DO!?!?!? (resolved)
« on: November 15, 2012, 08:57:59 PM »
The dust won't appear on your images, its just something that has happened on film and digital SLR's since they came out.  You can get it cleaned, but it will be back sooner or later.  Oklahoma does get a bit of dust in the air occasionally - OK :)

A phenomona call ed amp glow sometimes appears in extreme long exposures, but for the 5D MK III, its usually on a edge or corner.  There apear to be other colored reflections in the water.  with a super long exposure like that, the camera may see reflections that you do not see.
I can't help much with the other images, one shows a lot of CA, typical of a wide aperture lens.  CA can make a image appear to lose sharpness.

Technical Support / Re: Best Methods For Long Term File Storage ??
« on: November 15, 2012, 08:40:59 PM »
My Great Great Grandfather who moved from a real house in Upstate New York to a sod house in Kansas in 1874.  Note that the floor was below the surrounding ground.  The first winter, it rained for weeks, so you can imagine the wet muddy mess inside.
This is from a newspaper clipping, I haven't been able to track down the actual print.  Those sod houses were replaced with log houses as soon as possible.  It looks like they were laying out a new house from the dug out ground and the string and stakes on the lower right.  I have a diary telling the story of that move.
If we suceed in being able to save our photos for 120 years, they will be a far cry from this one.  However, its entirely possible that the glass plates for this one are in a university library or a  museum somewhere in Kansas.

Lenses / Re: Why The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Delay?
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:32:24 PM »
Is the image shown the actual product image of the lens?
Its a image of a prototype as used at the Olympics.  There is no actual production yet, only hand made prototypes..

No video means no live view. Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats live view focussing for still life work.

Ever heard of the 40D?  50D, 1D MK III, 1DS MK III?  All have live view but no video.
Live view came long before video.

The 1D4 never went below $5,000 on BH through the life of the product.

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