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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III error 80 and failure to release shutter
« on: April 08, 2012, 06:17:18 PM »
Well, B&H is closed until 15 April due to Passover, so I can't return mine.  Will talk to Canon Tomorrow. 

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon 8-15mm fisheye
« on: April 06, 2012, 01:23:18 AM »
Sharp enough for 2 galleries?  http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=1850.0

I suppose it is.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« on: April 06, 2012, 01:19:56 AM »
I loaned mine to a friend who took it on a Safari. Called me from Africa to say the lens was broken and would not zoom.

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EOS Bodies / Re: OT: Yet another "lens cap on test" with a twist...
« on: April 06, 2012, 01:15:56 AM »
The 5diii has been tested as being far superior to the d800 for photographing through the lens cap.  And that bastard Ken Rockwell said the oposite. And.... Oh well.

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Can I ask why all of you keep reading his stuff if you do not agree with him, or find some value in his posts? Seriously this is like a bunch of old women arguing that Nancy dies her hair.


In all fairness, as long as Ken has the right to vomit all over the Internet, we have the right to complain about him. It's only fair. It's also nothing like old women clucking about something superficial. He puts himself out there by giving advice and reviews that are blatantly wrong. I feel sorry for the people new to photography that read his literary diahria and just don't know better.

There is a long list of things which you have the right to do, but should probably still avoid.  I made no attempt to involve your rights in the discussion.  Ken makes his living off his website and you guys are free to advertise it to your hearts content. I just think you should consider shopping at the dress barn for a nice blue house dress and consider a blue wig.

I like Ken's lens reviews, and back when I was a Nikon shooter, found them quite helpful, and even spoke to him on the phone a few times about the details.  It has been about five years since, and I don't read it much anymore.  I'd never have read his 5D3 or D800 review if not listed and linked here.

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I think you mean 5D mark III.  :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone shooting film?
« on: April 05, 2012, 09:15:43 PM »
If you have some good canon glass, why not pick up an inexpensive film body?  Today's lenses generally do great with the film bodies of ureter year.

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Can I ask why all of you keep reading his stuff if you do not agree with him, or find some value in his posts? Seriously this is like a bunch of old women arguing that Nancy dies her hair.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III error 80 and failure to release shutter
« on: April 05, 2012, 11:07:04 AM »
Fortunately I have my 7D as a backup. Will see how willing B&H is to take it back.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III error 80 and failure to release shutter
« on: April 04, 2012, 11:43:54 PM »
I have only used the original Canon battery that came with the camera, and the 24-105 that came with it.  Actually I have used a couple of other canon lenses and one Sigma (forgive me) but the problems occurred with the new kit
Lens.

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EOS Bodies / 5D III error 80 and failure to release shutter
« on: April 04, 2012, 10:16:18 PM »
My brand new 5D III has twice locked up giving me Error 80, and requiring I pull the battery.  This is within the first 300 pics.

In addition, I have 8-10 times had the camera focus, give me the focus confirmation beep, and then not fire as I held down the shutter button. This has happened in AI-servo mode, as well as straight up green auto everything mode. I've had a 7d for 2 years, and am not unfamiliar with the new focus system.  I even read the manual. But it's not really a focus problem, the camera just refuses release the shutter.

I am traveling now so returning is not really possible for the next week.  Has anyone else encountered these problems?

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Lenses / Re: Buy 60D with Pro Lenses or 5D with Kit Lens?
« on: April 04, 2012, 11:10:15 AM »
Buy a new or used 5d II and a 24-105. Then shoot for a good 6 months before your next purchase.

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Canon General / Re: Why pay over the odds for 5D mkiii ??
« on: April 02, 2012, 09:33:49 AM »
Pro level cameras and lenses are "consumer electronics" only to a small minority of relatively well off people. The average photographer is not shooting their kids birthday with pro dslrs. To think otherwise put you in a smaller group known as "bananas-in-pajamas", or full on nut balls.

But in the end it comes down to manufacturers make what people buy. The market drives development.  That does not mean they cater to you as an individual, but it does mean they will keep making $3500 cameras if people buy them faster than they can make them.

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Lenses / Re: Whats a good walk around lens to put on a new 5d Mk iii
« on: March 31, 2012, 01:40:29 AM »
The 24-105 is such a great choice for this, that should make it a kit.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Going to my first air show - need advice
« on: March 26, 2012, 10:50:56 PM »
Obviously for moving planes, AF servo mode, and a fast shutter speed.  Bump your IO up as needed to get to a shutter speed that is getting you sharp photos.


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