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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.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Product Advisory
« on: April 13, 2012, 04:21:01 PM »
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? :)

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'.

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 . . .

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

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

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?

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?

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:

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

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

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?

EOS Bodies / Re: Amazon - Bezo's lame response...
« on: March 24, 2012, 08:45:36 PM »
Disclaimer: I'm an Amazon zealot (like some Apple Fanbois).

One thing I can tell you is that they have front-line access to many vendors, but you really need to figure out which products they don't have premium pricing/availability to (Lego comes to mind immediately) . . . and just accept it.

That said, I think Steve Jobs was the only major tech lord to answer an e-mail himself.  I actually would do nothing short of sending a snail-mail letter to them if you're so inclined.

Seriously, if I could buy gas/fuel oil and Gin from Amazon, I'd be at 99% purchase from them, but you have to profile a vendor before you call them out over something like stocking.


Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 4 Problems
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:46:37 AM »
Use it...and help report bugs so you can help the community instead of mooching off of it.

IIRC, Adobe isn't open-source . . . so if I understand you correctly, this is a paid beta that you're mooching if you don't use?   :o 

So buying the upgrade only to sit on it and pout until it's "perfect" is dumb.

By the same logic of being a mooch for not reporting bugs . . . buying it and waiting until the major bugs are fixed, makes you an investor, no?

NOT using LR4 because of bugs only means it takes longer for other bugs to be found.

That's actually not how QA works, at all.  That is how you skimp on QA to minimize release times and (try to) maximize profit.  I have a *touch* of experience in software testing ;)

A large number of users have indicated a 200 to 300% slow down when compared to LR3. It is found in many areas of work but most annoying when sliders respond very slowly or when importing work. There has been no recognition from Adobe this is something they are working on.

An internal 'power user' should have caught this.  If they don't have anyone in management that uses the software intensively, it speaks volumes as to who is steering the ship.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III - is in stock at Cruchfield - no sale tax
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:46:29 AM »
I'm still waiting for a shipping confirmation before i cancel adoramas order, i just can't believe its supposed to be here tomorrow!

Crutchfield's CS called me and confirmed that my order got shipped - 30mins after I ordered through phone - they also emailed me the UPS tracking number, which will arrive tomorrow. The next 24hrs will be VERY VERY LONG
Angry Birds has new levels today  ;D

Seriously though, this is getting exciting with the new bodies out.

I don't think you will ever regret purchasing a 60D if you do so . . .

I would recommend the exact opposite approach to lenses, however.  I started out with a really nice lens (15-85mm) and it's just head-over-heels sharper than the lower end lenses.  I was *super* disappointed with the 70-300mm (non-L) lens.

I don't know what your budget is for lenses, but I'd figure that out first . . . you'd be amazed what you can do with a 24-105mm f/4L IS and they're all over used.

People also like the 3rd party zooms . . . I'd just say favor a single better lens than 'covering a range' with hundred-dollar lenses.

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