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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Possibly ok after dropped?
« on: November 10, 2014, 07:07:36 PM »
Thanks everyone, I contacted the bride and groom today and am waiting for a response. I appreciate everyones opinions as I was really unsure about how to go about it.
Worse comes to worst I have the insurance and all will be OK. :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Possibly ok after dropped?
« on: November 09, 2014, 06:01:59 PM »
Will your insurance pay for a rental while its being repaired?  If they won't cover the damage, I'd sure hunt for different insurance.
The damage definitely goes beyond cosmetic, water and light are going to pass thru that hole, Cameras have light barriers, but not for holes punched in them.

I have to call first thing in the a.m. to see. Hopefully though, I have the insurance through PPA but the upgraded Photocare +

Hi ck5dmkiii.
Congratulations, it seems that you were very professional about this, but then I guess a bad reputation would cost more than the camera, not easy to think like that in the heat of the moment though!

With respect to what Mt Spokane has pointed out, I would test the camera in bright light to be sure that it is not compromised before trusting it for another wedding!
I know that the 1D range are reputedly built like tanks, but a severe shock that would be required to cause that much damage may have jolted the focus sensor or other critical components out of alignment. I would do some very thorough tests to check critical focus and displayed focus point position with respect to what you actually focus on at the very least.
I always thought that big bulge was there to house the pentaprism, is that ok, no signs of chipping, cracking?
If the camera really is ok after that it would serve to highlight the robust nature of the build of this machine.

I would hope that your insurance would cover repair without quibble, and the cost of a rental if yours is injured in the line of duty, if not, unless it was openly specified in the agreement, I would want them to explain why I should continue to give them my custom.

Cheers, Graham.

thanks Graham! Yes unfortunately keeping my cool ensures I keep food on the table, the last thing I need is for them to only remember me flipping out on a guest that knocked my gear onto the ground. As far as testing goes, I shot with it a little today, its raining all day where I am so It was just some indoor stuff with different ISO and Fstops on various lenses. Everything seems to be working as usual. As far as the pentaprism I looked at a few online diagrams of some 1DX insides and it looks like the area that cracked actually has nothing in the immediate area other than a electrical ribbon and no there is no signs or damage to anything in there that I can see. I am really hoping insurance pulls through with this one and doesn't screw around.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Possibly ok after dropped?
« on: November 09, 2014, 01:23:50 AM »
So at a wedding this evening a very drunk man stumbled into me as I was putting my camera away into my bag in the trunk. I was backed into the parking space and when he walked into me the 1DX dropped from my hand and fell right on the parking curb edge. Everything seems to work fine, obviously its not weather sealed anymore but other than cosmetics do you guys think it will be alright until i have a week or two off of weddings to send it in? I also have insurance though PPA but I am not sure if they will cover it since its so far just cosmetic damage. Thanks in advance!

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D MKII
« on: August 28, 2014, 12:17:39 AM »
It would be a much more attractive option if it had the joystick for focus point selection. I honestly like a lot of what the current 6D offers.

Personally, I'd say a joystick for 11 af points (10 non-crosspoint, one only crosspoint at f4+) is overkill - these few points are selected quickly with the multicontroller. Coming from the 60d, I feel very at home with the right-hand only layout of the 6d.

If you’re coming from a camera that has never had the joystick I could see the comfort in not having one. But for shooting canons for years that all had joysticks it’s extremely frustrating at times.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D MKII
« on: August 26, 2014, 02:08:02 PM »
It would be a much more attractive option if it had the joystick for focus point selection. I honestly like a lot of what the current 6D offers. The joystick is truly my only real complaint.

I have to be truly honest. I just got a 1DX about 6 months ago to replace my old beaten down 5dMK3 and I cannot honestly think of anything else I could want from a camera. It has great AF, great low light capabilities, excellent ISO quality. What else is there that you "HAVE" to have? To me nothing. I understand we will always want more in life but for me I have to say I am truly happy with my 1DX. Just my opinion of course, I know most feel differently.


Highly recommended on phottix odin.Avoid pockwizard flex tt5 at all cost.

Whats wrong with Flex TT5 and Flex Mini? I have ben using mine with my 5DMK3 with no issues at all, all the way up to 1/8000th. They work seamlessly at every event. They do take a bit of time to learn how to properly use them but once you do they are amazing. We shoot with a 600ex on camera and 3 430EXII's off camera all shooting e-ttl.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D - I'm goin' nuts with focus
« on: October 25, 2012, 03:37:41 PM »
My 7D had a world of problems with my 50L and 70-200 2.8II I previously owned. I went crazy trying to figure out the issue. Ended up sending it to Canon a few times with all my lenses to get it sorted out. Good luck and hope it works out :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:34:45 AM »
My paint on my battery grip is wearing off on my 5DMK3  >:(

According to Canon (sent it in 2 weeks ago) its considered normal wear and tear and is not covered by warranty. Glad I pay $500.00 a year for tha CPS membership  :o

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Ideal choice for second body?
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:25:30 AM »
Hey everyone! I am on the hunt for a second body and I am unsure of what will be the best for the money. I currently shoot a 5DMK3 and have a 40D as a second/spare. I shoot weddings 99% of the time. Here are my options I am looking into:

Possibly a 60D since they are dirt cheap :-\

Im really leaning towards the 1DMKIII but I would like everyones input as well before making the decision. Thanks!

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: With what features would you consider the 6d?
« on: September 19, 2012, 10:54:28 AM »
Another feature I would consider is it being available just as fast as the Nikon D600 is. My local shop already has them in stock.

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