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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)?

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).

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?


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.


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?

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?

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?

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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