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You can test to see if IS is turning off properly.  Teather the camera to your pc and view the liveview image with 5X magnigication.  After a few seconds, the image will begin to wander around for tripod mounted lenses with the old IS system like my 100-400mmL.
Its entirely possible that a lens is malfunctioning and it does not turn off.

Lenses / Re: Quality control issues with the 24-70 L II?
« on: September 21, 2012, 05:09:00 PM »
Unfortunately, lenses can be damaged during handling and shipping, and can, of course, be improperly assembled.
QC inspection went away years ago for most Japanese companies, its a obsolete process.  It was replaced by Total Quality Management which goes far beyond just inspecting finished products like they did 20 years ago.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon caught Sleeping??
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:52:41 PM »
What are you trying to say??  You come accross like a troll, but maybe you have something specific to say??

Lenses / Re: Just got new 17-40 f/4L packed with "EF lens" CD
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:49:58 PM »
They started doing this almost two years ago, eventually, all of them will go that way.

Lenses / Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:48:02 PM »
Ken Rockwell topics rapidly degenerate into trolling comments and are then locked or removed.
If you have something constructive to say, fine.  If you are bashing or trolling, just move on.

Lots of Nikon users boost the saturation, Canon has more contrast by default, so it does not appear toneed more saturation.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Watch those CF pins on your 5D3
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:33:09 PM »
The pin / socket arrangement on CF cards violates rule 101 of connector design. 
Sockets go on the power side, pins on the non powered side. 
It was designed by a total klutz.

Software & Accessories / Re: What are most people using for processing RAW
« on: September 21, 2012, 10:24:20 AM »
Mac users use Aperture, pc users use Lightroom.  Of course, there are many users who use other software, they are all pretty good, but I believe that more raw photographers use the two above.
Photoshop can do it too, but its overkill for most processing.
Nothing wrong with using Elements, just upgrade if you like it, or convert images to DNG and keep using Elements 8.

The programmer does not charge for every Camera.... this is not the same as coding for a solution. There are definitely ethical considerations here... Canon is flaunting them.... has been flaunting them for a while... 

I agree to some extent that consumers can pay a bit extra for a few more lines of code... but in my book, what Canon is doing, is called "Usury".... it could be argued to be ethical, but it is definitely immoral.

Flaunting ethical considerations? Immorality?  Sheesh.  Canon is running a business.  They're not a church or a charity.  They're selling what amounts to a luxury good, not charging impoverished, starving people thousands of dollars for a morsel of food and a sip of water.  Their goal is to make a profit. Period.  So long as they're not breaking the law, it's all fair game. If they want to hand paint a fuschia ring on the nifty-fifty using sparkly nail polish, call it a L3 Ultra-Cine lens, and charge $50,000 for it, they can. If you don't want it, don't buy it.  If one filmmaker who's obsessed with the color fuschia buys it, and Canon makes a 3,000-fold profit on that sale, good for Canon.

If Fujio Mitarai points a real cannon (artillery piece) at your house, and threatens to shoot cannonballs through it with your family inside unless you buy a 1D C, that's unethical and immoral (not to mention illegal).  But they can charge whatever price they want for their products - ethics and morality are irrelevant.

So we agree it is immoral  :P
I suppose that you think that multimillion dollar center in Hollywood to support customers of Canon's Cinema products came for free, and the people working there should donate their time.  After all, its immoral to charge for your work.  All that makes up part of the cost of the product.
You need to look at the whole picture, not just a tiny portion.

Lenses / Re: Update for the EF 24-105 f/4 L ?
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:19:58 PM »
Its relatively new as lenses go, and a excellent lens.  Its possible we will see a new version, but there are many others that actually need a upgrade.

Canon General / Re: How come Canon never responds to anything?
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:16:07 PM »
I'd suspect that they will never tell you why they make the business decisions.  Does McDonalds tell us how they price their products?
Many of the Technical queries are answered by Chuck Westfall, but you have to ask.  He won't reveal any reasons for design decisions though, virtually no company does.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is that really it for Canon at Photokina 2012?
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:10:47 PM »
The global economy is in a nosedive.  Introducing new products is going to be delayed if possible.  Companies do not like to come out with new products that can only be sold at a loss.  It cost a bundle to introduce and build up inventory of a new product, and Canon already has several new ones being introduced.  I suspect they are conserving cash.

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Would you pay for firmware feature upgrades?
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:02:41 PM »
With Canon admitting that the 1Dc = 1DX + firmware update to enable 4K video recording (see EOSHD) for twice the price :o and now with camera owners wanting bespoke software (a la carte), it is only a matter of time before MTV + some Eastern European Hackers (they study Visual C++ in high school in Bulgaria/Romania/Hungary ??? ) get together and produce a new TV series entitled PIMP MY DSLR!
Show us the Canon article.  Or maybe its one of those saying my Canon man confirmed bla bla bla.  Just like the Canon man recently confirming the 24-70mmL delay until after October.

Is this the same Canon person that confirmed the 24-70mmL MK II was delayed until after October?
Certainly, much of the hardware will be the same. 

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Would you pay for firmware feature upgrades?
« on: September 20, 2012, 04:51:06 PM »
This question seems to get posted every few months. I'm not sure why you are asking

... because I guess that the 1/180 x-sync and 1/4000 shutter limitations on the 6d are not hardware limitations, but put there by marketing to set every spec in the sheet below the 5d3. And because I am still annoyed by the missing afma on my 60d.

Canon has not charged for firmware upgrades and I've seen no serious possibility that they will.

That's because all were minor upgrades or they had no choice to revive a camera line (5d2, 7d). They certainly aren't in the habit of continuing firmware development after release, but if they'd introduce a modular system that brought them revenue they might. If I was a Canon exec I'd introduce it, can't get worse than now :-)
While its possible that the 1/180 synch and 1/4000 shutter are firmware related, they are appropriate for the intended customers, those upgrading from Rebels. 
I'd certainly not pay to change them.  Not having any info about the design of the shutter, its entirely possible and likely even that its life would be reduced by 75% going to 1/8000 sec.
I did a check of my 40K images just now and found 61 images using shutter speeds over 1/4000 sec.  Thats .0017 of them, Then, I viewed all 61 of them, none really needed that high speed, they were shot letting the camera pick the shutter speed and mostly user error.
Most buying into a entry level body are not going to need the high shutter speed.

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