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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX dust behind superimposed screen
« on: July 03, 2014, 02:02:19 PM »
Honestly, Dylan...the specks did drive me nuts. I went asylum crazy this afternoon and removed the focusing screen and attempted to remove the superimposed display. I only got as far as removing the upper bracket (the one you see when you take the lens off with the two little screws holding it in place).

As soon as I got the bracket off I realized I was in over my head with this camera maintenance wise. I blew some air at the superimposed screen, got one speck of dust off and attempted to put the bracket back. First the bracket fell into the camera...and was caught by the focusing screen bracket which was already dropped down; saved my mirror. Then, after using tweezers to pull the bracket out a screw fell on the floor. 3.5 hours later, I found it!!!! w00t!

The downside is I managed to get my second speck of dust back in behind the superimposed display during the whole ordeal. So I basically accomplished nothing, other than learning my mental breaking point. lol

This afternoon has been one of the most hilarious and frustrating episodes of my life in recent memory. My friend came over and told me I'm deranged; I tend to agree at this point.  :o

I'd send it into CPS, but I have some events coming up that I need the camera for...and Canon Canada is sllllooow to return things, even with their 5 day turn-around for CPS Gold members. I'll just tough it out and hope the specks go away. I'm sure that in the course of the camera's life it'll only get more.   :-\

I take it the specs are black and rather well defined? They're not vague blobs like normal dust.

Anyway, I know the feeling and recognize the spec issue with my 5D MkIII (I never had these specs in my MkII). When I got the camera I tried to blow out the specs with a rocket blower; was nervous enough to forget I was wearing a really dusty sweater that I really shouldn't wear when opening the front of the camera. During that exercise a tiny hair seemed to have wedged itself in a corner of the focusing screen.

Luckily I managed to stop myself at that point before I managed to make things worse. I've now accepted it and try not to look for specs as long as it doesn't affect image quality (sensor dust) or if it's really something big and annoying like the piece of thread/dust I got on the focusing screen after a lens change in Japan. I managed to live with that for two days (imagine the self restraint) until we were staying in a place in the mountains where the air war very clear and fresh, and then I took a rocket blower to the focusing screen + all the back elements of my lenses when I was sitting on the balcony of our accommodation. I was stoked that I managed to blow out that piece of dust with no effect on the sensor... but the original specs remained of course. They seem to behind or even in the viewfinder LCD screen or thereabouts. Out of reach though but also out of harm's way. Because if they're that stuck, the're not likely to find their way to the imaging sensor.

What helped me now it to see the focusing screen as a dust collector that protects the sensor. As long as the dust is on there doesn't find its way to the sensor and can be removed every once in a while, then it's doing this job admirably.

So camera's are like life; they're just not perfect; and that can be hard to swallow for us perfectionists ;)

Thank you for the thoughtful response. You're absolutely right; one needs to learn that nothing is perfect.

It's funny you say you had the speck issue with your 5D3 and not your 5D2 because I actually have had the exact opposite experience with those cameras. I did develop a speck with the 5D3, but it eventually went away like Neuro's (and it was well enough off to the side that I was able to ignore it). With my 5D2 I took out the focusing screen, the shims and the superimposed plate just to clean it. It took a few tries, but I eventually got all the dust. Working on that camera was relatively simple in comparison to the 5D3 and 1DX.

Anyways, looking up at the sky with the lens attached, or looking at a bright light, I can actually see a few more dust particles in the viewfinder area than I originally noticed. I must have blown them up there inadvertently. Or maybe the camera came that way from the factory? Who knows...dust is everywhere and now I'm hypersensitive to it in the camera.

Looking online for what Canon does for viewfinder cleanings I've found that they don't consider it a warrantable issue anyways. They consider dust in the camera as being related to user error and they charge close to $300. So this is definitely something I am going to learn to ignore unless the viewfinder gets so many black spots that it becomes a real problem.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX dust behind superimposed screen
« on: July 03, 2014, 12:33:50 AM »
I had a speck like that, it worked it's way out after a few weeks.

Thank you for the response, Neuro. Perhaps it's just a natural occurrence then?

I'll try to tell the little voice in the back of my mind to shut up and ignore it. Hopefully mine will work their way out too over a few weeks of usage.

I'll be annoyed with those two specks. Hope the specks will go away as Neuro said.

Since I'm 15mins away from Canon service center, Irvine, CA, I would send it in for cleaning.

Honestly, Dylan...the specks did drive me nuts. I went asylum crazy this afternoon and removed the focusing screen and attempted to remove the superimposed display. I only got as far as removing the upper bracket (the one you see when you take the lens off with the two little screws holding it in place).

As soon as I got the bracket off I realized I was in over my head with this camera maintenance wise. I blew some air at the superimposed screen, got one speck of dust off and attempted to put the bracket back. First the bracket fell into the camera...and was caught by the focusing screen bracket which was already dropped down; saved my mirror. Then, after using tweezers to pull the bracket out a screw fell on the floor. 3.5 hours later, I found it!!!! w00t!

The downside is I managed to get my second speck of dust back in behind the superimposed display during the whole ordeal. So I basically accomplished nothing, other than learning my mental breaking point. lol

This afternoon has been one of the most hilarious and frustrating episodes of my life in recent memory. My friend came over and told me I'm deranged; I tend to agree at this point.  :o



I'd send it into CPS, but I have some events coming up that I need the camera for...and Canon Canada is sllllooow to return things, even with their 5 day turn-around for CPS Gold members. I'll just tough it out and hope the specks go away. I'm sure that in the course of the camera's life it'll only get more.   :-\

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX dust behind superimposed screen
« on: July 02, 2014, 05:06:37 PM »
I had a speck like that, it worked it's way out after a few weeks.

Thank you for the response, Neuro. Perhaps it's just a natural occurrence then?

I'll try to tell the little voice in the back of my mind to shut up and ignore it. Hopefully mine will work their way out too over a few weeks of usage.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1DX dust behind superimposed screen
« on: July 02, 2014, 04:31:10 PM »
Somehow over the course of the weekend I managed to get some dust (two specks to be exact) behind the superimposed screen near the bottom left corner and just to the top-left of the middle when looking through the view finder.

I've taken the focusing screen out and used a rocket blower up there to no avail.

I've had the camera exactly two weeks and two days. What do you guys think I should do: Just ignore it, or send it in?



I took the superimposed screen out of my 5D2 when a similar thing happen to it, but I'm a bit more reluctant to do that with the 1DX.


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Retina.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 Plugin for focus points?
« on: June 30, 2014, 11:47:18 PM »
Thanks for the response.

Real bummer. :(

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Software & Accessories / Lightroom 5 Plugin for focus points?
« on: June 30, 2014, 01:21:17 AM »
Does anyone know of a plugin for showing focus points in Lightroom 5? Apple's Aperture has this feature built in and I find it useful, so I'm hoping there's a solution for Lightroom.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 30, 2014, 01:18:17 AM »
Does anyone use Corel's AfterShot Pro 2?

Apparently it has similar functionality to Aperture in terms of photo management.



I've spent the weekend learning new photo apps, and I think I might give it a try. I've used Corel products before, mainly Painter, and while they are good they all tend to be major resource hogs on the system.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 27, 2014, 03:33:24 AM »

Nikonian linguistic analysis: the -10 suffix translates to 'fixing a problem'.  The SB910 fixed the thermal issues of the SB900.  The D610 fixed the oil spatter and banned-from-sale-in-China-debacle of the D600.  The D810 fixes the problem Nikon had of producing both the D800 and D800E.

I wonder if there is a neuroanatomist-10 in the nikon forums...

+1
perhaps we can start a poll for the most requested/needed feature changes and improvements ;)

I propose a poll to see who among the CR members neuroanatomist, dilbert, or Aglet has provided the most helpful/useful/beneficial information to the other members of the forum.  The one with the most votes earns a pat on the back, the other two are permanently banned from CR forums.  I'll abide by the results if you two agree to do so as well.  What do you say, gentlemen...are you ready to put your reputations on the line?

It would seem that you post here for a completely different reason than I do, namely your ego needs stroking.

I post here mainly because I enjoy helping people, sharing knowledge (I enjoyed teaching medical and graduate students, and I rather miss teaching), and good technical discussions in which I can both contribute and learn from others.

Up until the point where you mentioned that you wanted/expected a pat on the back, I might have believed you (that your goals weren't ego driven.)

No, Neuro is right in all this. You're the biggest troll on this forum. Obviously Canon isn't making a camera and a sensor that meets your so-called needs. Bummer, dude. Nikon, or even Sony, seem like a better fit for you.

You approach every thread relating to sensors with your DxO "score book" and you rattle on and on about dynamic range. We all get it -- the Sony sensors DO have better dynamic range; but I can list off a bunch of things the Canons still do better than competing brands, including Nikon. If your Canon isn't meeting your needs, and you need all the DR you claim, and print the size of a school bus then why don't you switch already? Nikon seems the most reliable for delivering what YOU want. Canon will continue to make all-round "meet-most-of-consumer-demands" style cameras and be very successful until the market indicates they need to change. So far, their approach is winning and Nikon's recent updates show they aren't. Bummer.

Also, just to defend Neuro a bit here: he has spent countless hours posting on this forum, and his technical knowledge is second to none. To be honest, I don't know how he does it sometimes, because watching you argue with him is a bit like watching someone hit their head against a brick wall; he refutes your claims and your so-called "facts" and then you either misinterpret or ignore a point he has made and continue to prater on with Aglet in-tow. Neuro does deserve a pat on the back if for only having the patience to politely continuing to respond to you.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 04:01:01 PM »
Nikonian linguistic analysis: the -10 suffix translates to 'fixing a problem'.  The SB910 fixed the thermal issues of the SB900.  The D610 fixed the oil spatter and banned-from-sale-in-China-debacle of the D600.  The D810 fixes the problem Nikon had of producing both the D800 and D800E.

I wonder if there is a neuroanatomist-10 in the nikon forums...

You should go and find out. Bye!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 12:40:02 AM »
Seems like the 5D iii just got pooped on.  For anyone who can stomach 36MP that is.

Luckily for Canon they have the better lens line-up.  Which is what really matters.

Yeah, Canon just got slaughtered! Damn, and this thing is made in Thailand too! Way better than Japan. Now, not only is the D810 better than the 5D3, Nikon can hopefully recover some of its yearly losses by building it cheaply using practically third-world labor! Yeah!!!! w00T1!!

Soon their new 36.3 MP sensor will be the gold standard in photography. Everyone will stop buying Canon and see that their sensors are crap, and that Nikon just, as you say, pooped all over them; so it's like crap upon crap.


Everyone's picture taking will reach cloud nine with this thing. I can't wait!!! The D820 will be out within the next year too, which will really be the nail in the coffin for Canon!!!!

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It only takes place every four years so to compare to F1 would be wrong, as there seems to be one of those every month.

As for Eurocup, no idea. I guess it would depend on who is playing. But you mentioned 2015, and to say that there is no big global event would just be wrong.

Of course, here in Asia it is only really Japan and Korea, as well as Hong Kong that are any good at it.

Here are some stats from the RWC:

The tournament is one of the largest international sporting events in the world, surpassed in scale only by the FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, and the Tour de France. The first World Cup, in 1987, had a cumulative world television audience of 300 million; its successor, the 1991 event in England, reached 1.75 billion. South Africa's 1995 tournament reached 2.67 billion, and the 1999 Welsh-hosted event reached 3 billion. The 2003 tournament had a cumulative world television audience of 3.5 billion, and the final, between Australia and England, became the most watched rugby union match in the history of Australian television. The event was broadcast in 205 countries. The 2007 tournament had a cumulative world television audience of 4 billion.

Any which way I hope the 1D X and 5D III replacement arrives sooner than later. My 1D4 and 5D2 are getting long on the tooth.

Then upgrade. Both current models offer a substantial gain. The 5D3 has usable ISO up to 25,600. The 5D2 was at its limit at 6400 in RAW. 

2016 is my prediction. Your 5D2 will be practically archaic by then.

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I dont know of any major sporting event in 2015 so my bet is the new 1-Series body will be out sometime in 2016.


Would the 2015 Pam am games in Toronto be considered a major sporting event?

No.


1Ds Mark III was announced in August 2007, just weeks after the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio. The Canon EOS-1D X was announced in October 2011 during the Pan AM games in Guadalajara. Just saying.

See bold for your answer.

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I dont know of any major sporting event in 2015 so my bet is the new 1-Series body will be out sometime in 2016.


Would the 2015 Pam am games in Toronto be considered a major sporting event?

No.

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Even photozone's at it now; comparing against the EF 50mm f1.2 L II !

What the 50L does well doesn't have a metric that can be easily recorded.  That lens is about color, draw, bokeh, etc. and less about meat and potatoes forum fodder like sharpness, chromatic aberrations, distortion, etc.

However, the Sigma Art seems purpose-built to wow the forum crowd.  If you are a sharpness junkie (who needs AF), you've found your lens.

So you're justifying the 50/1.2L by saying that it has some immeasurable quality to it that nobody else can beat? Do you understand how irrational that sounds?

He didn't say it has some immeasurable quality that nobody else can beat, only that it has distinctive qualities that can't readily be measured.  That's neither irrational nor false (his statement as you reworded it may or may not be true, but it's not irrational).  You may not care for those distinctive qualities or even notice them; and it may well be that they're related to various aspects of the lens that *can* be measured (if you like, one could say that it's desirable because of, not despite, its flaws). But simply to dismiss it, as you seem to want to do, because it fails in various ways that can be measured begs the question.

(And, in case this is necessary to add, none of that is to say anything at all negative about the Sigma or, for that matter, to say anything positive about the Canon.)

There are indeed qualities that cannot be measured.  There is no definition or agreement as to what they actually are.  When someone refers to a lens giving a 3D effect, that is not even a defined term.
 
Measurement of Bokeh is another that has no way to give a numerical value, just a opinion.  Usually though, Photozone does give examples of bokeh at various apertures, but its still subject to disagreement, because someone else feels that they would do it differently.
 
A lot of the undefined qualities are that way.  Since different people see them differently, its pretty difficult to do more than look at the images and see if you agree.

Trying to talk sense to Dilbert is like trying to describe colours to a blind person. He likes his spec sheets and DxO scores. Nothing else matters

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