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Canon General / Re: Insurance for Camera gear
« on: April 17, 2014, 11:35:09 PM »
Helpful to get link


EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 12:14:21 PM »
Who cares? Just give us ONE camera

You should care: mirrorless is the future of Canon's camera business; more to the point, it's the future profit of Canon's camera business.  Success of mirrorless mean more ¥¥, which means happy executives; and happy executives means (at least in Japan) more R&D ¥¥ for the full camera line.  Canon cannot succeed financially by producing just the camera equipment you want at a price you are willing to pay.  You should cheer every successful Rebel and PowerShot if you want more R&D for DSRL-type equipment.

marketing 101 - segment your market.  Extra maximum profit from each.

Would you be happy if there was only 1 car, a high priced car for the enthusiasts?

The irony of it is that these DSLR bodies are highly resilient to physical abuse, but an impact can shift the position of the AF module enough to cause problems.


I once dropped my 5DII from waist level to the pavement.  Not even a cosmetic scuff on the camera, and it functioned fine afterwords except that all of my AFMA values shifted by ~10 units.

HI Neuro

Any idea of the physical dimension of the shift?

Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for a focusing rail
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:31:18 AM »
The Cognisys Stackshot with rails looks great.  As you said, the only downside is $$$$

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: April 07, 2014, 05:35:37 PM »
I have a big milestone birthday coming up on May 31 and my wife wants to buy me a special present.
Wonder what my chances are it will be a 7D MKII?
Mmmmmmm zero. But I would suggest a 5DMkIII  8)

An IOU for the camera of your choice ???


I have an NEC spectra view (not sure of the model) and I get very accurate colors from it. I can not speak about the quality of the ColorEdge, though I suspect it is equally good.

Do both monitors cover the same color space?


Canon General / Re: Travel charger for Canon LP-E4N battery
« on: April 06, 2014, 09:24:52 AM »
I can image a travel charger where the power supply is outside the charging unit - there are many wall (120/240V) to 12V power supplies.  The output side is a round/cylindrical plug.  Could be a common with a AA charger, ...

Attached to batter would be a much smaller unit - connection to the LP-E4(N) battery and a bit logic necessary.  The latter unit I suspect would be no larger than 1 x 1 x 2 inches.  If I knew enough electronics I would find an old charger and take it apart to see if this would be possible.

Canon General / Re: CPS Packet - Signature Required
« on: April 05, 2014, 01:56:02 AM »
Sign for the membership packet but not the body returned from Canon service facility.  Interesting ...

Unfortunately,  some people can see things differently than others.  Its not clear cut as to the definition of a design flaw.  If a product does not work forever, is it because of a design flaw? 

Is it a design flaw if a product only reliably works to 0F, not -20F.  It may occasionally work below 0F, but the company does not guarantee that.

Strange that we suddenly have quite a few first time posters asking the documents to be published or claiming that they've had problems with their gear. :-\ :-X

Yup - issues like this enflames the masses.

Yet another pasionate debate without the facts.... sigh!

All too true.

Reminds me of the saying, better to keep quiet and people think that you are a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Lots of opinions.  Few facts.  Few people have professional experience in an area related to this. 

It would be nice if there was some sort of definite test for the flaw - an occasional OOF image in cold (or even warm) weather could be due to any one of a number of factors. 

If the docs can help us determine if our equipment suffers from a flaw, then probably yes.  This is docs only will make Canon too bad, personally I don't see the point.  Canon makes great equipment and yes, some not so great equipment.  Healthy discuss is a good thing; finger wagging to be-little Canon is childish.

Canon General / Re: Travel charger for Canon LP-E4N battery
« on: April 03, 2014, 10:50:41 AM »
I travel on a lot of and have always wondered why Canon did not make a one battery charger (even if only to buy as an accessory). I use more than one battery a day quite frequently, but would be more than happy with a one battery charger if they made one. As it is now, I just travel with the original.

No third party charger is ever going anywhere near my Canon batteries.


Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for a focusing rail
« on: April 03, 2014, 10:46:43 AM »
Thanks for the great idea.  I'll look into the Manfrotto but the RRS is very attractive.

Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for a focusing rail
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:33:35 PM »
Thanks for the great information.  I will probably go with the RRS solution, though the cost was a bit higher than I was hoping.

I am not handy enough to even attempt Niteclicks system.


Software & Accessories / Looking for a focusing rail
« on: April 02, 2014, 12:39:08 PM »
With spring nearing, I am thinking that I would like to get use a focusing rail to help my macro work.  Ideally it would be great to have a motorized setup, but with the need for power (batteries) that would make the rig too large to take to the field.

Next best would be a stepping rail with some sort of gear knob to allow me to move the camera in fine increments.

Any experience/recommendations? 


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