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Software & Accessories / Alternative CC idea
« on: June 22, 2013, 07:22:53 PM »
Let's face it, Adobe will most likely stick with CC.  Though they may modify the program a bit. 

Here is my idea for a more photographer friendly program.  Perhaps they will see and use a few ideas.

1.  If you are current CS6 user, you can subscribe to CC at a reasonable charge ($10/month) and stop the monthly fee and continue to use the latest version.  If you want to get back on this program, you need to pay a percent of the monthly fees you skipped (if < 6 months 100% of this monthly fees, else 60-80%).

2.  If you are user of older version of CS6, your monthly fee would be higher (perhaps $15/month with 1-2 year minimum) or you could buy up to the current version.

3.  Anyone else, pay $700 and enter program 1 or pay $20/month and have access only when you subscribe.

This protects current CS6 and older version users but give adobe the income stream they need.

Besides if I only need PS for 12 months, I can rent it for $240 versus buying it for $700.  Good deal for those who need PS for a short period.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Weak LP-e6 battery
« on: June 21, 2013, 07:31:47 PM »
At least I wonder if it is weak.  Battery check on my 5DM3 shows 2, not 3, bars as condition.  Does this mean anything?



Lenses / Which foot for the 200-400?
« on: June 13, 2013, 04:10:48 PM »
I just got the 200-400 and replaced the foot with RRS replacement.  I noticed that there was a mini foot in the trunk.  Is this normal with the new Great Whites?  My 500 is nearing 13 years old (time for photo-bar mitzvah) and only came with one foot. 

It seems the new mini foot is even smaller than RRS replacement foot.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Geotagging - best method in LR
« on: June 13, 2013, 12:59:23 PM »

Just curious if anyone does geo tagging of their images which are stored in LR.

I have looked at Canon's solutions and the major drawback is that the GP-E2 (and E1) occupy the hot shoe which limit flash.  i guess with 1Dx and 600EX-RT I could go wireless but not with a 5DM3, if I have the flash off the camera.

Any thought how to do this?   Is the best h/w the canon GP-E2 or should I get a some sort of GPS unit and simply merge location and image in LR.  I don't need to know exact direction, just general location (this park or area of a park).

A not very good solution is to use my iphone in each area of the park but that is awkward and I am sure I would forget.



Software & Accessories / About to start with Focal
« on: June 10, 2013, 01:01:17 AM »

I am about to get Focal Pro (based upon the comments I have read on this forum).

Before I begin the journey, I was wondering if there are any suggestions, tips, hints, etc I should know about.

I will be AFMA 2 1Dx and 5DM3, with mostly zoom lens and few fixed (ranging from 14 to 500).


Canon General / Canon Professional Service - one gripe
« on: June 07, 2013, 07:03:07 PM »
Overall I am very happy with CPS, but I have one gripe about them.  Unlike, what I am told is true for NPS, CPS does not give members priority ordering for new equipment.  Would be nice to get priority access to the newest equipment ..  I would be nice, won't it.

Lenses / New canon patent reported on
« on: May 31, 2013, 05:25:19 PM »
Looks interesting but not sure it will make it to market

Lenses / Confirmed sightings of 200-400
« on: May 29, 2013, 01:03:15 PM »
Looking for confirmed sightings of the newest great white.   I am early on the amazon pre-order list (told that the list is rather thin) so maybe I'll get one in early June (I can only hope).  Using $ I had planned for new 600, so I will need to save even more

Lighting / Using 600EX-rt aboard
« on: May 28, 2013, 12:22:28 PM »
I just a got a pair of 600EX-Rt from Canon Refurb.  Looking at the insert, it seems that using the flash remotely is not legal in a number of countries.  I imagine this is due to the frequency of that the flash uses communicate.

Is this warning "real" or just CYA for Canon?

Lenses / Zeiss 15 vs Canon 14
« on: May 24, 2013, 11:13:51 PM »
I have found limited reviews of this pair.

From what I have read the Canon falls off faster and to a greater degree in the edges/corners than does the Zeiss.

Has anyone compared  this pair?  Is my summary correct?  Anything else to add?


Lenses / Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« on: May 23, 2013, 05:01:41 PM »
I am interested I replacing the foot on my 500mm lens.  Any recommendation about which manufacturer to get?

Also any tricks to loosening the screws?   I tried to replace the foot a while ago with no luck.  I was only able to 1 screw loose.

Lenses / Ever seen a great white as a canon refurb?
« on: May 23, 2013, 08:34:58 AM »
They offer 1Dx,but never seen a great white listed on the canon USA store - either refurbished or new

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Idea for Canon
« on: May 22, 2013, 10:56:47 PM »
As the card gets full, the camera would make noise like film rewinding.  ;D ;D

Lenses / Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« on: May 14, 2013, 03:17:24 PM »
just wonder if many people will jump on this opportunity.

Grant it is a lot of $ but then again we have had ample warning this day would arrive.

I put myself in line last night, not sure I won't cancel my pre-order (or perhaps I can sell my place in line)

Software & Accessories / how fast is a lexar 800x in 1Dx?
« on: May 09, 2013, 04:58:05 PM »
Just purchased a 1Dx and was looking for new cards (to replace older Sandisk Extremes).  I noticed that the Lexar 800x cards are about 1/2 the price of the 1000x cards. 

How does the speed of the Lexar 800x compare to the Lexar 1000x?  Is it similar or more like the Sandisk Extreme (not the Extreme Pro)?

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