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Yes. The Eclipse swabs do dry out in their packaging. Use the pre-moistened ones soon after purchase.

I've never had any problems with the Irvine, CA facility. I drop it off. Sometimes I wait for it. Sometimes I ask them to ship it back to me.

I've used Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab Plus, pre-moistened with limited success. When I really need the sensor clean, I take it to Canon.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon A2E
« on: September 26, 2012, 11:39:21 AM »
I miss my Canon A2E.  :(
http://www.propertyroom.com/l/canon-eos-a2e-slr-with-cannon-3570mm-13545-zoom-lens/8695458  8)
This one on PropertyRoom.com includes the accessory grip 8). But it also includes a cheap lens ???.

Now that I think about it...
I don't miss the scratched negatives and the dirty negative prints.  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: DxOMark Sensor Performance: Nikon vs. Canon
« on: September 25, 2012, 11:47:28 PM »
DxO Film Pack has a Velvia setting. I can't speak to its look compared to actual Velvia.

Lenses / Re: Excellent review of the 40mm pancake
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:11:43 PM »
I just picked up two used 40mm STM's for stereoscopic shooting. Yes, there are used ones out there already!

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Hands-on Video (in German)
« on: September 23, 2012, 06:01:24 PM »
EOS 6D WiFi Menus in Chinese:
Canon EOS 6D:WiFi 功能選單

EOS Bodies / EOS 6D Hands-on Video (in German)
« on: September 22, 2012, 11:47:53 PM »
Canon EOS 6D - Hands-on Praxis-Test | CHIP
Even the menus on the camera are in German.

EOS Bodies / Re: Comparing 6D with 5D3
« on: September 22, 2012, 08:45:52 PM »
The 6D sensor is just 35.8mm x 23.9mm.
The 5D III's is 36mm x 24mm.
I don't know how significant that difference would be to you (or me.)

Lenses / Re: New Pancake Lenses
« on: September 22, 2012, 06:53:01 PM »
Thanks Crasher8.
I just eBay-ed "pancake lens" and found the following:
28mm Industar-69 f2.8
40mm Olympus Zuiko OM f/2
45mm Nikkor f/2.8
50mm Nikkor f./1.8 AiS
50mm Industar f3.5
Skink Pinhole Pancake Kits

Lenses / New Pancake Lenses
« on: September 22, 2012, 01:29:53 PM »
For which focal lengths might Canon pancake lenses be possible in the future. I haven't seen any rumors of any.
I think the 40mm pancake would make a great lens to use for stereoscopic landscape photography. I'm lusting for it and I don't even have a second body... yet. (Yes, I know you can shoot two shots with the same camera by just moving a little bit to the side. But if water or something else moves, then two bodies is the way to go.)
So, what focal lengths can be pancaked?

EOS Bodies / DxOMark Sensor Performance: Nikon vs. Canon
« on: September 19, 2012, 12:20:43 PM »
Canon has some catching up to do with respect to sensor performance as measured by http://www.DxOMark.com. Canon doesn't even come close to the top performing Nikons.  (High score is better.):

Pts Model
96 Nikon D800E
95 Nikon D800
94 Nikon D600
81 Canon 5D III
79 Canon 5D II

(The Canon 1Dx is not yet rated.)
What are the chances that one of the reasons for the new sensor in the 6D is to catapult Canon's sensor performance into the mid 90's? I can't see Canon doing that considering the $3,500 EOS 5D III just came out and has a score of just 81. But Nikon's new $2,100 D600 kicks butt with a score of 94!

Sensor performance isn't everything... but, if I were to choose Nikon or Canon today, I wouldn't be choosing Canon.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D with "Fixed Pentaprism"
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:24:24 AM »
Imagine that... an answer to the question... right off!

EOS Bodies / EOS 6D with "Fixed Pentaprism"
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:39:27 AM »
I'm looking at a comparison of the 5D II, 5D III, & 6D
(The product page for the 6D is not yet loading on the Canon site.)

The 6D is the only one of the three to have an Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentaprism.) What does the fixed pentaprism mean?

DPReview does show a top view. It looks like the 6D does have the variable diopter correction.

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