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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Rebel T4i [CR2]
« on: May 01, 2012, 08:53:14 AM »
Excellent.

The 60D and 7D are in NO need of an update.  ::)

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Lenses / Re: 24-105 - versions?
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:04:16 AM »
If ANYONE is going to know, it's Roger over at LensRentals.

When they sell their stuff, they mention when the date code is 'good'.

That said, I don't recall seeing that comment on any of the 24-105s for sale.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III Light Leak Resolution (Canon USA)
« on: April 24, 2012, 08:55:19 AM »
BTW my 5D2 is affected as well. Can I send that back?

Me too! I feel ripped off.  All of my lens-cap photos were garbage. I thought I was just bad at taking pictures.

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EOS Bodies / Re: NEW CANON 5D-CINEMA!!! POSSIBLE LEAK!!!
« on: April 20, 2012, 08:43:07 AM »
You know, it's crap like this that makes me yearn for low-end rebel and powershot announcements . . .

Congratz on front page though :)

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:41:49 PM »
I would make sure the camera is off when opening either the battery compartment OR the SD slot on general principal, but that's just me.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Product Advisory
« on: April 13, 2012, 04:21:01 PM »
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This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only

What about Europe ?
Same problems with the 5D mark III in Europe.

I would assume each country is accountable to respond in a way they feel is best to reach its customer.  So just mean Canon Europe would need to issue a comment as well...could not see this in one country and not the next!

Correct.  In E.U. Countries, Canon will be forced to go door-to-door with a physical hat in their hands to apologize.   ;D

Hrm, why was US pricing lower? :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Cinema EOS 1D & EOS C500 for NAB
« on: April 12, 2012, 08:31:24 AM »
Will these new model have the same faith as the 1DX and be available in 6+ month!?!?!?!?

Honestly, the T5i will be announced before all of the new $3500+ body supply issues are sorted out.  Let's hope Canon isn't spreading themselves too thin financially and manufacuturing-wise.  If there's any significant delay on availability of the new lower end rebel(s) after announcement, then the answer would appear to be 'yes'.

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Lenses / Re: Canon lenses vs 3rd parties...
« on: April 09, 2012, 03:54:32 PM »
I should have said: Canon should individually test every L lens.

Boom.  The cost of all L-series lenses just went up by 15%.  Any manufacturing process produces a few lemons, and QC is designed to reduce that number to an acceptable level.  100% perfection and/or testing every lens simply costs more than it's worth.  That's why there's a warranty.

Maybe THAT'S the deal with Canon's latest pricing  :D

I'm honestly curious how this new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC is going to stack up to the outgoing EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM . . .

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800
« on: April 05, 2012, 08:48:10 AM »
What’s a guy to do while he waits for a 1D X?

Well heck Craig, that's simple: start a bunch of unfounded rumors about a mirrorless camera or a $1500 FF :)

Or you can just do what adamkozlowski is doing and troll on the forums  ;D

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I wonder if back-lighting or sensor cooling would help at all.
I'm wondering why this isn't the 7Da instead.
Surely, we don't need 19AF points and 8fps for astro.
And the weather-sealing on the 7D probably makes the sensor heat-up faster. Or would the metal-body help with passive-cooling?

Seriously . . . they coulda dinged people for $2k if that were the case . . .

My questions is, can we get some SMALLER images to compare?   :o

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Lenses / Re: Which lenses need micro-adjusting?
« on: April 01, 2012, 10:44:36 AM »
Well, I can confirm that I'm a pixel peeper, but I don't quiver.  I completely understand how AF works...and it's limitations.

I have two AFMA-capable bodies and 10 AF lenses, and 19 of those combinations - all but one of the lenses on one of the bodies - has some amount of AFMA applied.  In some cases, it's not a large enough amount of adjustment to be necessary in anything but a critical situation.  But my holy trinity of primes (35L, 85L II, 135L) on my 5DII all need an adjustment of >8 units, which means more than a full depth of focus off.  Now, that's something that even a happy-go-lucky-I-don't-mind-a-little-blurriness non-pixel-peeper would be sure to notice. 

Remember how DOF works and that your ideal focus point is about 1/3rd of the way into your subject...

True for wide angle lenses, but as focal length increases into the telephoto range, it approaches 50:50.

Have you gone back over the Auto-Focus software? I read your posts a few months back but it seemed like everyone was looking for a few updates, no?

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EOS Bodies / Re: This web site is making me question why I lurk here
« on: March 29, 2012, 04:51:32 PM »
I'll take a shot at the psychiatrist's chair too! (nice to be on the other side for once ;D)

I honestly blame Facebook/Twitter . . . no really.  This last year has been a nasty one for rude and uninformed people.  I used to keep my mouth SHUT because almost everyone here really knew a lot more about things, now you've got to scroll a page or two before you get an informed opinion.

I think it happened around the 'giveaway' time . . . that and/or when we got a few really good juicy rumors and then the armchair news aggregators put us on the radar for the masses.

Don't confuse this with my REGULAR 'web 2.0 ruined society' posts :)

This last year really seems to have brought the worst out in some posters . . . then again, maybe it's just the 'bad driver' effect . . . you just notice the really bad ones so much that it SEEMs like there's more of them.

I really miss the sidebar on the main site that showed the 'recent activity' when there weren't all the same topic/different thread there.  We should have 3 mk3 threads: samples, reviews and complaints.  BTW, weren't there a large share of these people moving to Nikon because Canon abandoned them?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III & Lens Combination Issues?
« on: March 29, 2012, 08:26:57 AM »
Hmmm, maybe this is Canon's way of trying to get everyone to upgrade to their latest lenses.

Upgrade from the EF 200 f/2L IS to what? A human eye?

The one that Craig is posting about is here:
http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/canon/lenses/telephoto/canon-200mm-f2l-is

As far as I know, if you're shooting at 200mm, you can't get better.

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Lenses / Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:49:19 AM »
8-500mm f/1.2 IS L
Check with NASA . . . I think they already have one . . . of course it's observatory mounted  ;D

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Site Information / Re: Bring Back Karma – NOW!
« on: March 27, 2012, 08:18:39 PM »
I think it helped keep things civil.  i think it should be brought back.

I disagree.  It definitely had a chilling effect on my posts. It was abused by cowards that couldn't civilly disagree with you or support why.

Honestly, look at how many smites Neuro got . . . how is that possible for a real content contributor?

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