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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 With a Liquid Element
« on: October 20, 2014, 10:31:45 AM »
I saw eyeglasses with a flexible membrane and fluid volume managed with a syringe, a low-cost customizable solution to a common problem.  Maybe Canon can take it up-market.

Jim

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Lighting / Re: Is this dangerous when using the 600ex rt´s?
« on: October 20, 2014, 08:42:40 AM »
In any case the lights will tell you if they're getting hot.

Jim

So from this I might infer that the worst thing that can happen is that it stops working for a while until it has cooled down?

I don't know if you can actually push them to the point they'd damage themselves; the manual has the details on the two temperature warning indications.  I've never pushed mine hard enough to get there.

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D GPS How to turn OFF OFF camera AND GPS?
« on: October 20, 2014, 12:20:17 AM »
Removing the battery is the blunt-instrument approach.

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 2.0X TC With Diffractive Optics Element
« on: October 20, 2014, 12:01:43 AM »

I could see a very desirable but expensive application for a TC with a DO element in a lens that has a built-in TC that can be engaged / disengaged.

The logical conclusion there is more big whites with integral TCs; a 70-200 f/2.8 with an integral 1.4x would be handy for smaller-court sports.

Jim

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Lighting / Re: Is this dangerous when using the 600ex rt´s?
« on: October 19, 2014, 07:15:59 PM »
In any case the lights will tell you if they're getting hot.

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: LP-E6N Backwards Compatible
« on: October 17, 2014, 03:21:41 PM »
They are, but they aren't of any greater capacity; the only difference is their being manufactured to more recent safety standards.  That in itself might be worth money if airlines publish rules about that and you fly a lot, but otherwise I see no reason to spend the extra money.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Windows 7 install
« on: October 17, 2014, 02:24:03 PM »
Do you have a RAID card?  It'll probably need a driver, but the menu for loading them is a lot more usable than previous versions.  Other than that it is pretty friendly.  It'll go faster if you're installing onto an SSD, but 1.5 seems believable.

Jim

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 17, 2014, 11:56:06 AM »
Wide open with the 200 f2.0 L. I should have had a 400 or 500 because it is heavily cropped  ::)

If you hadn't mentioned I wouldn't have known it was a crop from a shorter lens.

Jim

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Wide colour gamut? IPS? Matte screen? Unless the answer to all three is "yes", then the answer to the title of this post is "no".

Game, set and match.

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrade?
« on: October 17, 2014, 07:03:22 AM »
I'd suggest renting a body for a few days and comparing.  You're obviously getting good mileage from your lenses and you have a solid case for upgrading bodies.

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strange Problem with 1Dx
« on: October 15, 2014, 08:37:45 PM »
Try a different lens maybe?  Can't hurt, anyway.

Jim

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Lighting / Re: Flash equipment for Portraits & Events
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:48:34 PM »
Am I right by assuming that RT is a must for reliable wireless control of off camera flashes?

That or cables, but wireless control is so much easier to use that not getting into it from the start seems ill-advised at best.  The Canon lights are rock-solid, and the Yongnuo RT flashes should be out soon enough if you want to try those.  There are also the external triggers which offer various levels of performance versus cost, some have features that Canon doesn't too.

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strange Problem with 1Dx
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:43:40 PM »
New to me; I've shot reams of bracketed shots and never had a sneeze.

Jim

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 14, 2014, 09:22:34 PM »
west side Carson City, NV

I like it just fine.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Building my lens system - where to go from my basic kit?
« on: October 14, 2014, 07:39:42 PM »
I got to the 135 f/2 and the 16-35 f/4 before I realized you had also; if you're going on safari rent a properly long lens.

Jim

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