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i'd be quite interested in seeing this in the flesh :

in theory if you stick the 40mm pancake on it you have an almost pocketable camera - sort of G1x size ?
plus you have the advantage you can pocket any of your normal favourite lenses as well

not as sleek as a iphone
only a bit bulkier than a CSC
but you can keep all your normal lenses

could this be the future size for all the Rebel / XXXd line  ;D


Canon General / Re: Camera Phone
« on: April 26, 2013, 09:19:13 AM »
Samsung have tried this and not sure how many they have sold but general feedback I have seen is its more a Galaxy than a camera, so as always depends where you want your compromises :

main issue for me would be my phone is so small it goes everywhere and if I NEED a camera the one in my iphone is "good enough"

I would like the camera in it to be better but would not like it to increase the size of my phone to compensate

Right sod the budget - 24-105L has now been ordered and I'll play with a few different 70-300s to see if i go for the 4.5-5.6, the L series or the DO

(My wife is going to kill me)


Hi Pato,

no tried that I'm afraid, sometime sit fixes it for a few shots, sometime no improvement.

Just called Sigma in the UK and they quoted £98.99 for a a repair as they think its the iris.
they will examine the lens, call me if its anything worse, otherwise would be a fixed price repair which seems reasonably fair.

However as a few of you have commented not sure i want to sink more money into a relatively old / cheap lens, so am currently looking at new replacement.

what is "normal" life expectancy of a lens ( I know the L series should last forever !) but other lenses ?
100,00 shots ?
200,00 ?

Technical Support / Error 01 lost comms with lens - should I get a repair ?
« on: February 04, 2013, 03:28:55 AM »
Hi All,

I've been using a Sigma 18-200 DC OS HSM lens for about 5 years now, and in July I replaced my 400d with a 650d.
Everything was fine, and I'd been using the lens on a regular basis with no issues until about two weeks ago when I started to get the Error 01 message.

tried var tricks seen in other places about cleaning the contacts, changing to AV mode and setting aperature, but it still does it, sometimes immediately sometimes after a dozen shots. Interestingly at the weekend (was -10 degrees C outside) it failed instantly as soon as I tried taking a picture outdoors.

was worried it may be the Camera but it worked perfectly with other lenses this weekend and when I got back home I could recreate the fault pretty reliably indoors after about a dozen shots.

So, anyone got any suggestions how to resolve or am I looking at a repair / replacement
Repair may be least favoured as its 5 years old and probably done about 90,000 shots with it, but if its a known fault and a quick fix the bank balance would prefer this option.

any suggestions ?


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 650d Monochrome - Blue ???
« on: July 11, 2012, 03:42:55 PM »
Thanks all,

Its in the "ambience" setting along with such settings as warm, cool, vivid, intense etc etc. Been playing again, and its a bit rubbish tbh, much better with 5 minutes of post processing (as is the inbuilt sepia and monochrome for that matter) so as they say, if it sounds like a gimmick and looks like a gimmick then it probably is a gimmick!
However, you did give me the idea of playing with different colour washes in raw, as like you say there are some very interestng ones out there, so you've given me an idea for my next "project"


EOS Bodies - For Stills / EOS 650d Monochrome - Blue ???
« on: July 09, 2012, 01:30:38 PM »
Hi all,

Just swapped my 400d for the new 650d, and apart from lots of gadgets and things I'm very please with the higher res and I fell more inclined to experiment, but has anyone found a reason to use the blue "monochrome" ?

There are three options, b&w, sepia and blue, am I missing a really obvious use or is this just another gadget?


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