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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 23, 2014, 03:14:17 AM »
Gates of the Arctic National Park

There was sun when I was there a few years back, but all I had was a P&S and no idea what I was doing with it!  I like this one a lot.

Jim

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 23, 2014, 03:04:31 AM »
Mountain and lake in Alberta

I'd guessed Waterton, but the rock fall should have given it away.  Great shot!

Jim

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Technical Support / Re: 40D USB Problem
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:00:50 PM »
Try taking both batteries out and letting it sit a moment; after that put them back in and see if it works.  If you've tried different computers and different cables then that is the next simple thing to try.

Jim

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Yes, my is "0000c319ae" but on the lens itself it's totally different. Thanks for your reply. ;)

Your lens s/n end with 6094 by chance?

Jim

No.  Why should it?

I figured you might be getting hex instead of decimal, but that is evidently not the case.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Canon teaser for 4/24 announcement -- new fast prime?
« on: April 22, 2014, 12:06:04 AM »
I say RT-compatible studio lights.  That seems like an easy cash cow for them.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 21, 2014, 11:07:48 PM »
If I was starting from scratch knowing what I know now:

40D, 10-22, 17-85, 55-250, B&H's pair of 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT combo, save the rest til you're clear on where you want to go next.

If I found ten large in my pocket tomorrow:

135 f/2, 200 f/2, more 600s and a couple helper monkeys to get them into interesting places.

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 40D Main Dial (Fron Dial) slipping
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:15:44 PM »
I haven't seen the dial fail like that, but a used 40D is probably worth the cost of sending it to Canon for a new dial.  My 50D is probably not much different, and I'd have it fixed given that choice.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Unidentified Object on big lens
« on: April 21, 2014, 07:05:24 PM »
Garden-variety red-dot sight.  They can be had at outdoor places for about $100.  I tried it once, but you need to line yourself up with it so the dot is in the center of the sight; usually this happens automatically when you shoulder a rifle but waving it around in front of you like that doesn't really get you anywhere.

A simple ring and post - or even a short length of tube maybe an inch in diameter would get you more and cost a lot less.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: TS-E 90mm f2.8 photos???
« on: April 21, 2014, 05:54:31 PM »
Off the cuff at Canon Image Square.  1Dx 1/200 f/5 ISO 250.

Jim

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Yes, my is "0000c319ae" but on the lens itself it's totally different. Thanks for your reply. ;)

Your lens s/n end with 6094 by chance?

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Will Sigma 50/1.4 Art push Canon to release a 50/1.2L II?
« on: April 21, 2014, 02:54:28 AM »
A new Canon 50?  Probably.
IS? Probably.
Fast?  Naturally.

1.2?  I'm not so sure.  On the one hand is the current 24-70 family to make a comparative case that Canon is happy with tailoring lenses to a range of price/performance points.  On the other I'm sure they're very aware of how much attention Zeiss and Sigma have received for their 1.4s, so I'd opine that a good ~$600 50 f/1.4 IS II makes more sense than showing up late to a party thrown by two of their competitors. 

After that a terrific 50 f/1.2L II with a price in between the Otus and the Art is where I'd go if it was my choice.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: What's this?
« on: April 19, 2014, 10:32:49 PM »
ISS?  Best guess I can give you.

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« on: April 19, 2014, 10:06:22 PM »
There's an idea! Don't spiders eat ants?  But then how would I get rid of the spider?

Install an iguana.  But then how do you get rid of the iguana?

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« on: April 18, 2014, 11:05:54 PM »
I'd take a photo of a can of Raid and see if they get the hint.

Jim

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Lighting / Re: ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT to trigger Yongnuo?
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:20:17 PM »

Thanks!  I did a google search on the Yongnuo 6xx ex rt and it has been rumored as coming out since mid 2013.  A lot of people are getting upset that Yongnuo keeps stringing them along.  Could it be due to legal issues with Canon?  Or is the Canon method of  radio transmission not proprietary?

If Yongnuo is making people mad delaying a product release, it is because they cloned that from Canon too...  :o

I don't know about the legalities of what they're doing, but Canon's radio system was proprietary until Yongnuo figured it out.  In a perfect world it'll become the de facto standard and a generation of studio lights which speak it will emerge.

Jim

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