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Technical Support / 5d3 Buttons not working
« on: May 24, 2014, 04:48:29 PM »
Some info before I get into my problem:

I have the 1.0.7 firmware on a 5d3 with an attached canon battery grip with two canon batteries.

Just shot last night in a lightning storm, with light to moderate rain with the Rokinon 14mm. Not an issue, dried the camera off and everything once I was done, was shooting for max ten minutes out in the rain total.  I tried to look at the images today, none of the buttons work.  The shutter button, the top lcd light button are the only buttons that worked.  Tried going through to get anything to appear on the screen or to work and nothing has done the job. 

I've got the screen to come on twice, but then when that happens the shutter button or any button for that matter to bring the camera back to being ready to take a photo doesn't work.  Never had a problem like this before.  I don't think there was a waterleak at all since everything seems to be working fine.  Don't think its the card since I tried it with another card and another lens and I've tried working the camera without the grip as well.  The metering and things work like that but like I said none of the buttons work. 

Have a wedding to shoot on the 31st and that is the next time I'll need my camera, any suggestions on what to do?

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Lighting / What to get?
« on: October 08, 2012, 04:12:26 PM »
I sold my 3 strobes with battery packs to fund purchase of flash units instead, but not sure what to get.  I shoot weddings and portraits and would like a flash on a stand and another one for on camera use as well but only have 500-750 to spend on everything.  Can anyone help me find a suitable setup to accomplish this?  I have a little experience with the 430exII but I could never figure out how to get it to slave. 

Any help would be amazing!  Thank you.

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Third Party Manufacturers / 1964 Leica m3 with 50 and 90
« on: August 28, 2012, 04:28:11 AM »
How much do you think a combo like that would sell for?  That is all the technical information I have on the gear, a Leica m3 paired with a 50mm and 90mm 2.8.

Thoughts?  I haven't been able to get any serial numbers and I have tried ebay with no luck really.

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Software & Accessories / New Tripod (Help me spend my money)
« on: June 09, 2012, 11:08:52 PM »
Hello, I currently have a Manfrotto 3 second tripod with joystick head (terrible combination, doesnt' even hold the weight of my 5d3 and grip.  I recently had it blown over by the wind and now I need to send my 16-35 in for repair. 

I'd like to get a new tripod, I think my current budget allows for $400 but want to hear options for a nice tripod (I want carbon fibre along, I like Gitzo's leg locking system, the G-lock system) and a ball head or off center ball head but my experience with tripods is limited. 

Can I have some help searching for a new tripod?  Thanks a bunch!



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PowerShot / Help shopping for a powershot/p&s
« on: May 10, 2012, 04:11:58 PM »
Hello,

My sister wants to buy a camera and she's on a budget and seems to reject my advice of getting a used 20d on craigslist for 200$ and investing into a lens and such, and I don't know all that much about the market for point and shoots out there.  I am wondering if anyone can advise me on a good point in shoot that has manual controls for around 200 bucks.  Doesn't have to be Canon but it would be preferred.  Any help?

Thanks a bunch!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5d3 banding and checkerboard
« on: April 09, 2012, 05:35:10 AM »
I'm having a problem. I went out shooting tonight on my 5d3, 16-35 and shot 270 shots and stacked them of the stars. I batched out low res the first time and stacked using startrails and got this checkerboard pattern at 100%. I re-batched full res copies out using LR4.1 and stacked manually using photoshop and got the same problem. See the examples below. Can you offer any advice?

from first batch: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1637319/Capture3.JPG
from the second batch: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1637319/Capture4.JPG
final image merged: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1637319/capture5.jpg
(notice in the final image the banding bottom right)

Settings for these shots were f/2.8 iso 640, 10 seconds per shot

ANY ideas at all?  Is this my post processing?  Individual shots look perfectly clear and normal, unless there is one that is adding a checkerboard pattern to the image as a whole but i looked at a ton of them and nothing.

:|

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Canon General / 5d Classic Problem (??)
« on: August 16, 2011, 05:44:57 PM »
Hey,

So I've had my 5d for about a year.  I bought it last year used and everythings been working out great.  Great camera and everything.  Until recently (last Saturday) I haven't had any problems with it.  It now gives me about 5 seconds before a photo appears on the screen itself after it had been taken. 

If I take a burst of photo, it takes forever to process and I cannot shoot whilst it is thinking.  I've tried a myriad of things, switching cards, taking the grip off, swapping batteries, different lenses, different exposure settings (its not noise reduction or long exposure NR or anything like that). 

Any ideas of what I can do?  I have a wedding to shoot Saturday and need to get crackin' on ideas of things to do.  I'd love to upgrade to a 5d2 but the money is a problem, don't have enough of it.  I wanted to use my 5d til the 5d3 came out but I don't think thats going to be in my waiting time frame.

Help me out here?  If you know something, that would be much appreciated.  Thank you.

Kurt

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Canon General / Canon Loyalty Program
« on: June 02, 2011, 03:16:31 PM »
Does anyone know about the canon loyalty program?  I haven't been able to find out any information about this program.  I have a 5d that I've been using for almost a year now, and I'd like to replace it with the 5d2 sometime in the future, but not sure if I can upgrade. 

Does this program apply only for P&S or does it include every camera?  Thanks!

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