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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: January 08, 2013, 10:16:22 PM »
Was there not some issue with the 40mm 2.8 and the 1DX problem with AF and not responding????

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: December 31, 2012, 01:56:56 PM »
With lens feet from Kirk, RRS, 4th Gen Design and others which one did you go for for your EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM and why?

The RRS foot, for better balance on a gimbal while retaining handle function.  I eliminated the Wimberley replacement foot as it can't be used as a handle. I'd never heard of 4th Gen Design, but looking them up, I learned that's the maker of the Mongoose side gimbal, of which I've certainly heard. Although the pic is tiny, it looks much like the Wimberley 'foot' - too flat to be used as a handle.  I believe that is a consequence of the Mongoose and Wimberley side gimbal designs. RRS doesn't have that issue, since their side mount gimbal (which I have) can be adjusted horizontally to center the lens, as opposed to the one-piece design of the others.

I'm not sure what Canon was thinking with the tripod collar on the 600 II, and the 500 II seems even worse. Basically, the Canon foot is too far forward. It's fine with just the body, but when you put a 1-series or gripped body with a 2x TC, the center of mass is right under or very slightly behind the mounting screws on the tripod collar.  The problem is the Canon foot sweeps forward, and a Wimberley P-50 doesn't sit back far enough.  The Kirk foot is designed just like the Canon foot, with the forward sweep.  The RRS foot can be used as a handle, and actually extends slightly behind the mounting screws on the collar.  With the 2xIII and 1D X, the back edge of the foot is flush with the back of the 80mm RRS clamp on the gimbal at the balance point. So, with the Kirk foot or a Wimberley P-50 plate on the Canon foot, the back edge of the foot/plate would be inside the clamp - probably still plenty stable, but I'd prefer to use the full extent of the clamping surface.  Alternatively, with it flush the intrinsic tension/resistance of the head would probably compensate for it being slightly off-balance - but I'd prefer it to be properly balanced.

Probably more detail than you wanted...   ;)





This kind of Detail amazing,  thank you for being that particular. perfect.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX PRINTS FRAMED and MOUNTED
« on: December 30, 2012, 02:30:03 PM »
It seems Mpix will take a TIFF if you browse by *.*

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX PRINTS FRAMED and MOUNTED
« on: December 30, 2012, 01:36:28 PM »
Yeah im surprised at the lack of TIFF support, and teh seeming Double compression your JPG then the upload utility Re-compressing it.

Thank you guys!!

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EOS Bodies / 1DX PRINTS FRAMED and MOUNTED
« on: December 29, 2012, 09:13:03 PM »
Having the 1DX give me a bit more quality and  i have a few things i want to print and sell so I am just wondering if there is a wide variety of frame stores out there that do good work for a sensible price.

I see Eframe in the UK but I need a more state side/Canadian solution.

Thank you all.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« on: December 21, 2012, 07:21:20 PM »
I have used the D700 allot, good quality just no a reason to jump ship.

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Lenses / Re: CPS - REPAIR
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:14:22 PM »
Works fine sharp as a tack from 2M to infinity just  something is telling it to not go under 2M (switch is effectively stuck in that position even thought it moves!)

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Lenses / CPS - REPAIR
« on: December 18, 2012, 09:59:26 PM »
Just wondering on the COST focus repair in that the Limiter on the 70- 200 MK II now only works at 2m instead of 1.2m as well. don't know how/when it happened nothing is physically wrong with lens  but this limits HEAD shots etc.. Tried moving the switch back and forth and the basics seemly. Maybe its a pin in the lens to body contact area but it also fails on on other cameras so it is the Lens.

Now how much  COST if any of you have had experience with a repair in this realm the lens is 2+ years old warranty i think is gone. and its my go-to lens for most things complementing my other go-to the 24 mkII.

thank you all keep posting your answers please.


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EOS Bodies / Re: How do you list your CAMERA gear under your insurance?
« on: November 29, 2012, 10:38:38 PM »
I don't own a home guys O stay where work is best untill i move, cant find a clear link for Vero for CANADA.

but this is helping keep it coming guys!

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EOS Bodies / Re: How do you list your CAMERA gear under your insurance?
« on: November 29, 2012, 10:01:38 PM »
I'm up to about  15 - 20k  with all the Lighting gear etc. and extra bits, don't own a home just a studio and i move where the work is.

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EOS Bodies / How do you list your CAMERA gear under your insurance?
« on: November 29, 2012, 09:50:52 PM »
Some friends have insurance otters do not saying its not worth it. I called once about my earlier set up pf 3 lenses 3 strobes 2 older bodies and they "could not " insure me at that time for approx 4000$. just wondering what and how and who to go with in Canada.


Thanks guys for listening

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Lenses / Re: 1Dx or lenses
« on: November 24, 2012, 10:03:52 PM »
Agreed, something unique in lenses is nice like a 24mm TS-E.

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Lenses / Re: 1Dx or lenses
« on: November 23, 2012, 02:30:56 PM »
24L mk II is stellar and yes it outdoes the 35 most of the time

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Lenses / Re: Have $2200 budget which lens(es) to get next?
« on: November 22, 2012, 05:17:17 PM »
70 - 200 mkII one of the best

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Lenses / Re: 1Dx or lenses
« on: November 22, 2012, 05:16:29 PM »
And yes the 1DX is one of the best but its MUCH bigger than a 5D (obviously).

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