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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MK II Error - Pink Frame
« on: April 15, 2013, 09:17:15 AM »
Yep, send it back without delay.

You can read my saga here:

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Weird banding on new 5D Mark II
« on: February 01, 2013, 02:08:00 AM »
I forgot to back report but after more testing this issue was sensor- not card-related. A warrenty repair of the camera and a new sensor solved all the issues.

Thanks so much for all the replys.



Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Nissin Di866 markII and HSS
« on: January 25, 2013, 06:53:07 PM »
I glad to be of help!

HSS and the power zoom head were the two reason I got this flash - it also has some nice features like the sub-flash.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Nissin Di866 markII and HSS
« on: January 25, 2013, 06:18:17 AM »
Hi tdrive,

Yes, you certainly can use an EOS camera and a Nissin Di866 II flash in HSS mode; my 5D ii and Di866 ii combo works fantastically. I like this flash so much I have just ordered another.

As you mention, the Di866 has no dedicated HSS button, you set HSS in the advanced menu on the flash. You can see this in action at 6:20 in this video Nissin Di866 Mk II Canon Video Tour - Part 2

You can also set HSS via the camera's flash control menu—I find this quicker than on-flash as you can also set flash mode and a bunch of other goodness via this menu. On my 5D ii it's 'External Speedlite control' on the third wrench menu.

I use Pixel King wireless triggers and this all works the same with them too.

Happy flashing ;-)



HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:47:41 AM »
Please lend some constructive advice, please be gentle, ...  :-\

Peace! 8)

blaydese! This is fantastic—I wouldn't change a thing. Just add a traffic sign or traffic cone and this would be a Jeffrey Smart painting.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Weird banding on new 5D Mark II
« on: May 05, 2012, 02:48:55 AM »
Good news to report-my issue was card related.

I bought a Lexar 16GB Professional 400x CF card and nearly a thousand images later (a mix of RAW+JPEG and range of quality settings) I have seen no image corruption.

Thanks for the comments and suggestions.

The original SanDisk card came bundled with a 5D2 and 24-105 L from DigitalRev (in Hong Kong). Other than the card issue I was very, very happy with DigitalRev's customer service, speed and price.



EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Weird banding on new 5D Mark II
« on: April 09, 2012, 12:58:19 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback!

I haven't seen the issue again this weekend. I did an in-camera erase/format and have been trying to tax the setup with full RAW and JPG; and shooting bursts.

I am glad that it seems to be more of a card issue instead of a camera one.

Sounds like SanDisk cards are on the nose-what recommendations are there for a replacement? What I would really like would be a Eye Fi CF card (if only they made one!).

This camera is a 5D mark 2 (not mark 3) so there will only be one card slot. I only bought the mark 2 after the 3 was released. A mark 3 purchase had a green light but I could not justify the additional cost for this hobby.

I am just loving the mark 2 (despite this 'card' issue). The image quality and new lenses are amazing me every day--it is a great step up from the G9!



EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Weird banding on new 5D Mark II
« on: April 06, 2012, 11:29:08 AM »
Cheers, thanks for the replies.

The card is a SanDisk extreme 16Gb (60MB/sec.). I will do a format and see what happens over the weekend.

I think it's also prudent the start down the body exchange avenue.

@neuro-can you remember a link to the other post with the similar problem?



EOS Bodies - For Stills / Weird banding on new 5D Mark II
« on: April 06, 2012, 02:38:53 AM »

I have a new (2 week old) 5d mark ii. I have already taken about 1000 images but have noticed some weird (electronic) banding on three images--two of them this morning.

Has anyone seen this before?

The first image is OK, the next two show the banding. The lens was a EF 50mm f1.4,  ISO500, F2.8. The shot before was OK and the shots after were also OK

It looks to me like the bottom section of photo 1 is repeated in photos 2 and 3, as the bunny feet are unchanged (no tripod, I was hand-holding).

I would be interested to see if anyone has experienced this before?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed Again? [CR2]
« on: April 01, 2012, 08:34:59 PM »
Delayed again! I first thought this was an April fools post-if it had included a 5d $500 price drop it would have been for sure.

I would hope Lensmate would be making one (

I have one of their's for my G9-it is very good and about half the price of Canon's.

The topbuytop prices look pretty good.

They get a good eBay rating; has anyone had experience with them?

Is the mark ii getting a price drop in Australia as it has in the US?

Interesting, as reported on Nikon Rumours, it looks like Nikon Australia have come to the party and priced the AU stock the same as grey imports (through JB HiFi).

Canon AUshould follow their lead.


Well in Australia they want $4399 for a pre-order. Remember that every $1AUD= $1.08US. This company is obviously either ripping us off, or can't implement a basic currency hedging strategy.

Very unhappy & very pissed off!!!!

The cheapest AU price I have seen is $3865 at Camerapro. Only AU$865 left to drop before the price is OK for me ;-)

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