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Australia / Camera repair in OZ
« on: February 22, 2012, 06:35:38 PM »
Hello all, I'm on sabbatical in OZ for a few months.  Just noticed that my 5Dc is front-focusing consistently with all of my lenses.  They all focus fine with my 40D.  Looks like my 5Dc needs some attention.  Does anyone have advice on a place to have it serviced?

FYI, the 5Dc has NOT had the mirror reinforcement - does Canon AUS provide that reinforcement like they do in the US?  If so, would they be a good option to sent it to?  Would they service a camera originally purchased in the US?  Seems like a good option - might get a complimentary AF adjustment if I send it in for mirror reinforcement.



Lenses / Travel advice - which lenses?
« on: December 27, 2011, 11:22:36 PM »
Hello, this is probably a silly question that nobody can answer but myself.  Even though I know that, looking for perspective from others with more experience.  I'm relocating to Australia for 5 months starting in a week - will be an academic sabbatical, so I'm doing research but will have a good amount of time for traveling.  Lots of photos of my kids, both in the house and out in the bush, plus some travel photography of scenery, cityscapes, wildlife (hopefully).

I'm bringing my 5D classic, and definitely my 28/1.8 and 85/1.8 - my can't-live-without lenses.  I will also have a S95 with me.  Other things I could bring:
EF 20-35 (f/3.5-4.5 version)
EF 28-135
EF 50/1.4
EF-S 55-250
430 EX II flash

If I stick it all in my big bag, it's insanely heavy (at least by my standards).  I don't really want to carry such a thing on the plane - and I assume it is not advisable to check photographic equipment unless you have a hard-sided case of some sort. 

There's something nice about the 5D/28/85 combo and I can handle a lot of different situations with that setup.  Downsides are i can't photograph dramatic vistas at 20mm, can't photo anything far away (like kangaroos and whatnot), and lack the versatility of the 28-135 (although the S95 really takes care of that for the most part).

Anyway, I'm aware that this is an unanswerable question - just looking for any advice people are willing to offer.  :)


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