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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yeah, that is the future......
« on: April 01, 2013, 02:30:03 PM »
“We expect to have our camera on the market well before the Canon 200-400 f/4 IS lens is released"

Even for an April Fool's joke, that could very well be true.  ;-)

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Lenses / Re: Want to expand my gear?
« on: March 30, 2013, 09:54:54 AM »
Unfortunately, you can't stack the MK III TC's.

I'm curious - Is the inability to stack the mark III TCs an electronic or physical limitation?

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Canon General / Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« on: March 30, 2013, 09:47:38 AM »
I generally grip my camera with my thing and middle finger (left hand) around the zoom ring...

Great. Now that's a mental image I wish I didn't have!

Ha!  That should have been "thumb and middle finger".  Yikes, you'd think sitting in front of a keyboard all day I'd be a little better at this whole typing gig.  ;-)

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: March 29, 2013, 10:46:45 PM »
I'd finally feel rather complete after all that and having the 100-400 already as well.  Yeah right I'd feel complete.

Told myself the same thing three lenses ago.  "This will complete my kit."

And here I am... two lenses later, and another one on the way from amazon and two more in the chamber.

Fortunately, I'm coping with my addiction with a nice Michigan micro-brew.  Yep, no problems here...  :-)

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Canon General / Re: Canonrumors Newbie
« on: March 29, 2013, 05:22:38 PM »
I'm shocked that this thread wasn't created with a topic of, "Thinking of switching to Nikon".

Already off to a good start.  :-)

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: March 29, 2013, 05:20:27 PM »
Good lord, and I thought I was bad having acquired a 5Dm3, 70-200mm 2.8 IS II, 85mm f/1.2L II, 135mm f/2L, and 24-70mm f/2.8L II in the last 12 months.  And I'm about to buy the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and already planning to purchase the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II.  (Having looked over that list, I'm realizing why my wife is so annoying with my photography obsession)

What kind of day job do you have where you can buy all that in under a year?!  ;-)

I know you asked neuro that, but for me, I have a day job and I shoot photography for money, so in a sense, two jobs :).

Yeah, making money off photography might be nice at some point.  Until now, it's most certainly been a one way street.  :-)

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: March 29, 2013, 05:19:01 PM »
What kind of day job do you have where you can buy all that in under a year?!  ;-)

In terms of quantity, 2010-2011 were the big years for me.  In the past year, I've only bought one body and two lenses.  Of course, the body was a 1D X and one of the lenses was a 600 II...

Ha!  Yeah, I'd say those two purchases more than equaled what I bought in the last year.  I've had a pretty big year myself (previous to that I only owned two L lenses and a 7D), but the last 12 months have been born (no pun intended) out of the financial attrition I'm about to undergo with having a child.  Figured I should stock up on photography equipment now before spending all my (our) money on diapers, pacifiers, and other baby related expenses.  :-)

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Canon General / Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« on: March 29, 2013, 05:05:19 PM »
@pierceography   We must just hold the camera differently.  Not that I've ever thought about it until last night, but in looking at it now, I brace my thumb left against the body of the camera to steady it and zoom with my middle and pointer fingers.  My thumb doesn't move much.  And it's right on the lens release.  Testing it here at my desk, I'm having a hard time replicating it too.  As we all know, though, shooting at a job is a lot different than testing at home.

That must be a fairly unique way of holding your camera.  I'd probably recommend you try something different.  ;-)

I generally grip my camera with my thing and middle finger (left hand) around the zoom ring.  With such large hands, they the tip of my thumb and middle finger are about an inch apart on my 24-70mm ii.  I've never had a problem with accidentally hitting the lens release button, but after hearing your experience I'm probably going to be a little more conscious about it.

But we all have our quirks with how we hold our gear.  Myself, for instance -- I have the regular Canon strap around my neck, and when I'm not holding the camera to my eyes, I'll hold it with my left hand by the lens with the strap still around my neck.  Reason being that I'm overly paranoid about my lens bumping something, or even possibly detaching from the body.  This way, if that were ever (no matter how unlikely) to happen, the camera would be secured by the neck strap and the lens by my hand.  Yeah, I'm weird.

But seriously... A real bummer about your 24-70mm.  :-(

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Canon General / Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:26:16 AM »
Good lord, and I thought I was bad having acquired a 5Dm3, 70-200mm 2.8 IS II, 85mm f/1.2L II, 135mm f/2L, and 24-70mm f/2.8L II in the last 12 months.  And I'm about to buy the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and already planning to purchase the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II.  (Having looked over that list, I'm realizing why my wife is so annoying with my photography obsession)

What kind of day job do you have where you can buy all that in under a year?!  ;-)

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Canon General / Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:21:58 AM »
I'm also skeptical about this being an actual issue.  I just pulled my 5Dm3 with the 24-70mm ii out of my bag and tried to reproduce the problem.  I can't, for the life of me, see how anyone could accidentally release the lens while zooming.  I have very large hands, and in order to push the lens release with my left hand, my thumb would be almost entirely off the zoom ring.

But regardless of whether or not this is a design flaw, losing a nearly brand new 24-70mm ii is pretty awful.  My condolences to you, sir.

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Lighting / Re: Trigger a 580EX II with a Cybersync Commander
« on: March 28, 2013, 10:03:29 PM »
Excellent info.  Thanks, neuro!

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Lighting / Trigger a 580EX II with a Cybersync Commander
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:37:29 PM »
Hi Everyone,
So I received my first Einstein and Cybersync Commander today, and I'm trying to trigger a 580ex ii as a slave.  However, I'm reading that the 580ex ii can't be triggered as an optical slave by a non-Canon flash.  So my question(s) are: 1) Is this true?  And 2) If so, how can I trigger the 580ex ii as a slave?  Can I use the cord from the Einstein to the 580ex ii or do I pretty much have to pony up for another PCB wireless trigger?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50 L II
« on: March 27, 2013, 04:58:35 PM »
The current 50mm f/1.2L is less than seven years old, so I highly doubt a mark 2 will be introduced anytime soon.

Case in point: It took Canon 17 years (1989 - 2006) to update the 85mm f/1.2 mark 1 to mark 2.  And the 135mm f/2L is still going strong at 17 years.

So I wouldn't hold your breath.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Nik Collection for $149
« on: March 27, 2013, 04:52:42 PM »
Duplicate thread.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13794.0

BUT I did purchase it, and at $125 (see other thread) it's a great value.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How to spend money
« on: March 27, 2013, 01:53:19 PM »
Ha.  When I read the topic (subject line) of this thread, my immediate response was, "Wait, you're into photography and this is a problem?"  ;-)

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