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EOS Bodies - For Stills / GPS suggestions
« on: July 09, 2013, 04:34:54 AM »
Right now is testing geotag on my iPhone.  I don't need high accuracy but more of a reminder where I was.  Other suggestions to test.   Test of iPhone geotag will done later this week when I get home

EOS Bodies / Pick between two options for the Canon 7D II
« on: June 24, 2013, 10:56:25 PM »
Hard choice.  In the end I would go with lower MP (assuming that they are clean) and better S/N and gain FPS.

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 dpreview.com
« 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

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