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Lenses / Any one ever seen a zoom extender
« on: May 06, 2013, 11:35:04 AM »
Conceptionally the idea sounds great - an extender from 1 to 2 or even 1 to 1.4.

Would make the Great Whites even more versatile.

Suspect that no one has done this because the optical quality would be fair to poor (perhaps worse).

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Software & Accessories / L bracket for 1Dx
« on: May 06, 2013, 11:19:04 AM »
I noticed that the RRS L bracket for the 1Dx does not have threaded socket to attached a BR strap.

Besides (1) living with this defiency, (2) buying a Kirk L bracket, or (3) using a mini clamp any other suggestions on how to use (or not use) a BR strap with this camera?

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Hi

I am considering buying Focal for my 5DM3 and soon (I hope) new 1Dx.  Lens range from 14mm through 500MM IS original version, plus zoom, ....

As I look at the difference between Plus and Pro I notice that Pro adds bells and whistles (save charts, watch analysis as it progresses), plus some unspecified tools "more control over the camera setup, ... and the addition of several other tests: Aperture Sharpness, AF Consistency, Dust Analysis and the MultiPoint Focus Test."

Does these add with MicroFocus adjustments or more diagnostics about the lens.  Since I have had the lens for a while, I can not exchange them for better copies at the local camera store.  Do the additional tests help or are they simply expensive bells and whistles.

Thanks

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Third Party Manufacturers / Canon 14 mm vs Zeiss 15 mm
« on: May 03, 2013, 01:36:55 AM »
How do they stack up.  I really don't need auto focus and seldom shoot wide up.

ANy other recommendations?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / LCD Protector
« on: May 01, 2013, 01:38:32 AM »
Reading previous threads there seems to be a reluctance to use screen protectors.  I find that my rear LCD screen has smudges on it - in the upper left corner where my nose presses against the screen.  And occasionally I find a small scratch on the LCD (okay, the screen protector on the LCD screen).

There are 2 types of screen protectors - film and glass.  The film is available for the 1DX while the glass is not (at least not at B&H). 

Any other recommendations?

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Just wondering if anyone has found a place to recycle 125ml (Epson 4880) cartridges and get any $ back.

I could just recycle them and let the recycler have all the profits but wondering there is anyone interested in buying spent cartridges?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Will this allow F8 focusing on 5DMIII
« on: April 21, 2013, 10:59:10 AM »
Just wondering if I placed a very thin 3rd party extension tube on the camera and then attached the lens/converters, would I be able to focus at F8 or higher?


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Lenses / Canon L Glass is currently priced at over $1200 / pound
« on: April 19, 2013, 11:52:00 PM »
Okay I'll admit I am crazy enough to put this analysis together.  Then again after a year of retire (from Director of Marketing Analytics at a major CPG company) I miss number crunching.

Glad to share the data, I am sure that there a few items I missed.  Right now all I am interested in is the top line.  When I went deeper into the data, I found that older lens (2006 and early) had lower cost per pound $750 versus more current lenses $1,200.  Lots of reasons for this - could be new lenses are more technologically advanced and harder to manufacture, include more expensive glass and metals, harder to raise prices than introduce a new product at a higher price point ... 

               



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Just wondering if anyone know where suggest a list exists?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Guide for 1Dx
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:26:53 PM »
Hi

I am borrowing a 1Dx for a shoot next week.  For to test and to use exclusively.  I have never even held one though I have 1D M4 and 5DM3.  Does anyone have advice on settings or can point me to a good reference site on how to the most from this camera.

Thanks

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Which to upgrade first? Camera or Lens
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:22:04 PM »
I am considering an upgrade to my equipment

1D M4 -> 1Dx
500F4 IS -> mark 2 version of this lens

Already have the 5DM3 but love the feel of the 1D series, though it is a lot of $ for a body. 

Mostly shoot wildlife with the 1D and use the 5D for macro and scenics (the tiny bit I do of city scapes).

Really don't need any new lenses - in fact, I need to have a garage sale and join a 12 step program for lenses and bags.

Originally I was very skepical  about the 1Dx but the more I hear about it, the more I am interested.  I will be borrowing one for a shoot next week, so I will have hands on experience then.

I could also wait, to see what Canon introduces  this fall.

High MP camera (probably a replacement for the 5DM3, not sure if it would be wildlife camera)
200-400 zoom in lieu of long lens


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Lenses / Recommendation for lens 18-20 mm
« on: April 17, 2013, 12:57:37 AM »
Hi

I have the 24-70 II and 14mm.  Both are excellent lens as is the 24 II (which I don't currently own).  However there is a gap here.  the 17 TS-E would fill the gap but it is big, heavy, cumbersome and expensive if only used as a straight 17.  There is the Nikon 14-24 but it is awkward to use (though not impossible to use).

Other recommendation?  Nothing in the Canon lineup seems to fill the gap without giving up on IQ.  Any recommendations.

Thanks

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Lenses / Anyone from US buy from Canada Camera
« on: April 15, 2013, 04:06:20 PM »
Their prices on the Great Whites are attractive but not sure what, if any, import taxes, duties etc I would owe? 

Has anyone purchased from this store and had a lens / body shipped to the US?

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Software & Accessories / Focal vs Focus Tune
« on: April 10, 2013, 09:20:53 PM »
Does one give better results than the other?

Also how reproducible is MicroAdjustments day to day or week to week ?

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