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I have similar amount of play with my 70-200 on 5diii but is really snug on  my 7d. if it's that loose, wont that affect weather sealing?
Its not going to affect weather sealing, it merely rotates a very tiny amount.  It seems to be more than it actually is.  Rotating the lens does not open a gap, except that if you do it a few hundred thousand times or so, it might wear the gasket.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DM3 - Problems with tungsten lighting
« on: October 27, 2012, 12:57:34 PM »
What shutter speed?  Fast shutter speeds might be able to cause this, the effect is horrible with fluorescent lighting that does not use electronic ballasts.  Do you have a dimmer on the tungsten lights?  That can flicker at slow enough speeds to cause issues. 
Check and make certain that there is no fluorescent lighting that might be off to one side but still contributing to the overall light, and no dimmer.  A slow shutter speed (1/60 or less) should not show effects of lighting color changes, try that and see what happens.

It is unlikely to be a camera issue.
BTW, there is a limit to file size on uploads.  Make a copy of your file reduced to 800 X 800 @ 96 dpi and it should upload fine

EOS Bodies / Re: odd canon cps point allocation --
« on: October 27, 2012, 12:16:52 PM »
Still, when you consider market price, the old 85L and the Mark II are not a 1-5 value ratio.  I guess they drop the points each year so you will buy new gear.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D600 High ISO Examples
« on: October 27, 2012, 12:12:36 PM »
I'm glad to hear that Nikon has released another modern FF lens, they are sorely needed.  Still lacking is anything equivalent in price and quality to the Canon 100-400L, even though the Canon is old, Nikon can't match it.  Same for the old Canon 135mm L, and for the Canon 24-105L.
Lenses are much more important than bodies, and a much biger investment. 

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon Mitsubishi & Sony
« on: October 27, 2012, 12:03:20 PM »
There something I have always found a little strange and that is, Nikon is owned by Mitsubishi but Nikon gets some of it's sensors from Sony who is a direct and major competitor to Mitsubishi! any body else find this a strange arrangement?  ???
You need to study some more.
Nikon is a publically owned company, its owned by its shareholders.  However, companies in Japan join loosely joined groups that have banded together in a group called a Keiretsu to support each other financially. 
The member companies own small portions of the shares in each other's companies, centered on a core bank; this system helps insulate each company from stock market fluctuations and takeover attempts, thus enabling long-term planning in innovative projects. It is a key element of the automotive industry in Japan.
Back in the 1920's and 1930's these groups were monoploistic and were called zaibatsu.

EOS Bodies / Re: odd canon cps point allocation --
« on: October 27, 2012, 11:47:31 AM »
The older products are worth fewer points. 
The 85mmL is the odd one - 1point!!

Looks like a good deal.  My lens is very good.

Lenses / Re: AI Focus tracking issue, or user error?
« on: October 26, 2012, 09:57:30 PM »
Focusing on a runner coming toward you is challenging for any camera, and a 5D MK II is going to be weak in that application.  This is where a 7D or better yet, a 5D MK III will be noticibly better.

Lenses / Re: QBM to EOS mount question
« on: October 26, 2012, 09:52:27 PM »
Hey guys! So I was going through my grandpa's camera bag the other day and I found a nifty little Rolleiflex SL35 with a few lenses. I want to put the lenses on my 5dmk3 just to play around with some old glass, but I read some mixed reviews on a few different kinds of adaptors. Does anyone have any experience with this or any advice? Thanks!

Should work reasonably well.

Lenses / Re: Lens combos under $1000
« on: October 26, 2012, 09:35:45 PM »

I would go for a used combo on Craiglist:

1. 17-55 f2.8 IS ==> general shooting
2. 50mm f1.4 ==> portrait
Good way for a inexperienced photographer to end up with expensive problems that end up costing more than new.

5D, 5D MK II, or 5D MK III?  Different answers for different bodies.
However, in one shot mode, the focus does not refocus if you hold the shutter button down.  Use AI Servo.  The 5D MK III has settings to determine shutter priority or AF priority.

Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:45:29 PM »
My morning coffee cost 10 times that.  Just sayin'.

Keep buying that coffee.  My daughter works at Starbucks headquarters in Seattle, and every cup of coffee helps keep her job ;)

I bought a D800, but sold it after I discovered that Nikon has few really top lenses to match my canon lenses.  I also discovered that images were very time consuming to process due to their huge size, and high ISO images took a lot of time consuming NR.
I would not consider a D800E for studio use due to the moire.  For landscape use, fine.
Just pass by the Nikon 24-120mm lens in any event,  It has extreme CA's, but it is sharp.  Its a really poor lens, the Canon 24-105 L is wonderful in comparison and sharp even at f/4. 
If you get Nikon, get the 24-70mm f/2.8G.  The 85mm f/1.4G is supurb.  There is nothing in the low cost area like Canon's  135mmL or 100-400mmL that is really good, so don't plan on telephoto unless you want to go for big $$.

Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:28:12 PM »
i bought a new sony TV this year and new pioneer audio gear.

i wonder why i did not notice the strong YEN on these buys....
Have you checked Sony's financial report?  It might give you a hint.  They are losing money hand over fist due to lowering prices to compete with South Korea.  You got your TV below cost.  Hopefully, Sony will still be in business if it needs repair.  The first thing Sony has dropped when times were tough was customer service, and for them, times are very tough.

Yes, you can make small sensor cameras have very high speeds.  You trade IQ for speed. 
Canon has chosen large sensors, Nikon and Sony have chosen small sensors.  Maybe thats why their sales have dropped so much more than Canon's?

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