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Addendum--Thanks, winglet and neuroanatomist. The Kirk plate (I did not know of them) may be what I want.  I prefer steel to aluminum, but RRS doesn;t make an equivalent plate for the 1Dx as they do for the 5D3. Not certain what neuroanatomist means by lug and locktite, but Ishall research this. Thanks again.
What Neuro means (and many others, including myself, use successfully) is, instead of attaching the BR strap directly to the base plate, attach it to a Kirk 1'' Arca-Swiss clamp, and then clamp that to the base plate. Since the Kirk clamp can be permananently attached to the BR strap, add loctite before screwing the lug in, and it will never work itself loose. That makes for a secure connection that can be easily detached when needed.

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What's different about the "blue" version of loctite ?  I'm seeing regular 242 for a fraction of the price... At least RRS sells a one-time use thing of it for $4

As far as I can tell, the 242 is the blue Loctite: http://www.loctiteproducts.com/threadlocking-mechanical.shtml#threadlockers-before-assembly There is no 242 not-blue.
RRS just sells it in smaller quantities, and did not include the "blue" in the product name. The summary, however, does say "Semi-permanent (blue) threadlocker ..."

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Software & Accessories / Re: Macro gear suggestions for 5DIII?
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:15:33 PM »
My 'frankenstein's monster' handheld macro rig is the MT-24EX in the hotshoe, with the heads attached to the pair of Wimberley F-2 brackets on the lens collar plate (the MP-E65 comes with a collar, I have the collar for the 100L).  I also attach the RRS B91-QR bracket to the lens plate, with an FA-QREX2 extension arm and cold shoe and a 600EX-RT mounted to that, as an optical slave controlled by the MT-24EX.  The small twin flash heads are used to light the subject from top/front/side, and the 600EX-RT on the extension is used to light the background.
Could your share a picture of that setup?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Macro gear suggestions for 5DIII?
« on: July 25, 2013, 11:27:46 AM »
OP asked about a handheld macro setup...
Yes, but this is canonrumors ;-)
That was snarky
Sorry that it came across snarky, that was not my intend.
It appears that a lot of people here get sometimes carried away with their passion for photography and related gear, and thus provide more or slightly different information than the one the OP asked for. That doesn't mean that this information is not useful - I certainly enjoy learning from it.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Macro gear suggestions for 5DIII?
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:25:41 AM »
OP asked about a handheld macro setup...
Yes, but this is canonrumors ;-)

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Ever pinch your finger in a Manfrotto flip lock?  Extra points if you've done it in -25°c temperatures!!1!
I admit I managed to pinch skin on my finger in a twist lock tripod, so I'm not sure which type of locks are the greater health risk :-) I got a nice linear bruise that lasted for a week or so.

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And twist lock legs do suck.
That's a matter of personal preferences. Some prefer twist locks, some don't

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Video & Movie / Re: DSLR vs Mirrorless for timelapse.
« on: July 22, 2013, 01:00:38 PM »
I agree with BruinBear. If you are worried about shutter wear, I think a shutter replacement is not too expensive (a quick google search points to the USD200-300 range).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: lcd display on 6d
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:48:48 AM »
i would just like to know what processing is given to the lcd image, which is processed in camera from th eraw image im taking ( i only shoot raw, for the reasons you mentioned, no jpeg )

Canon cameras apply one of their "picture styles" to the RAW file before displaying it on screen

If you don't care about the picture styles but you still want the image displayed on the back of the camera to look like the RAW you can set the picture style to neutral.

 the picture styles have no correlation to the output RAW , but i would love the option of seeing an image more like the raw file in its unprocessed state.

so we are saying the lcd display version of my RAW capture ( i only shoot raw no jpeg)  is a  small jpeg  converted to the picture style settings??
Yes that's right. The histogram is also based on this JPG with picture style applied.
if you want the image on the lcd to be closer to what the raw file is (pretty flat), choose "Faithful" or "Neutral", or create one yourself that has Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness set to their minimums

yes i have it set to neutral, but this does not change the lcd image to match the raw image, it just effects its jpeg image on the lcd, which is useless as i dont shoot jpeg?

what i saying is if im only shooting raw and the lcd image has no relation to the raw image, whats the point of the lcd image?  except maybe for composition?
Even if you shoot raw, the camera always creates a jpg preview image (not in full resolution), and that is displayed on the lcd. Picture style Neutral or Faithful will produce a preview on the lcd which os closer to the RAW, but it won't be exactly what you see on your computer when viewing the RAW file.

And yes, it is for composition, and reviewing shots you have taken. You can also use it to adjust exposure and manual focus. It might not be perfect, but better than nothing. It does have a relation to the raw image, just don't expect it to be what you will see on your computer after developing it, sometimes with adjustments specific for one particular image.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: lcd display on 6d
« on: July 19, 2013, 08:04:51 PM »
i would just like to know what processing is given to the lcd image, which is processed in camera from th eraw image im taking ( i only shoot raw, for the reasons you mentioned, no jpeg )

Canon cameras apply one of their "picture styles" to the RAW file before displaying it on screen

If you don't care about the picture styles but you still want the image displayed on the back of the camera to look like the RAW you can set the picture style to neutral.

 the picture styles have no correlation to the output RAW , but i would love the option of seeing an image more like the raw file in its unprocessed state.

so we are saying the lcd display version of my RAW capture ( i only shoot raw no jpeg)  is a  small jpeg  converted to the picture style settings??
Yes that's right. The histogram is also based on this JPG with picture style applied.
if you want the image on the lcd to be closer to what the raw file is (pretty flat), choose "Faithful" or "Neutral", or create one yourself that has Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness set to their minimums

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is this a scam website?
« on: July 13, 2013, 02:35:23 PM »
I'm sure it is scam. Prices are pure fantasy, when you check out there is no encryption, and they present you something like this:

Order Complete

Subtotal:$1900.00
Postage Total:$0.00
Total:$1900.00
We have received your order, you will be contacted regarding payment shortly.

Stay away from sites like these, don't even give them your real information

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Still, I'd go with the 6D.  I've been posting 6D shots for a couple months in case you want to check them out.  However, not many are action shots like this one.  It's not a very good shot but I'm not a very good photographer either!  That's ISO 3200 and a pretty major crop.

6D 300 F2.8  ISO 3200 1250th F13

Jack
Completely off topic: Isn't that a raven? The beak, you can look through the wings ...

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Lenses / Re: Dxo tests canon/nikon/sony 500mm's
« on: July 12, 2013, 12:35:18 PM »
And then there is the story of the guy who wanted to remove a beached whale from the beach by blowing it up ...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX Damaged by CPS
« on: July 12, 2013, 01:29:32 AM »
Is it possible that this "individual piece" of body is NOT the original that you shipped to them??

IE: maybe they had a bunch of body pieces similar, and just slapped on this upper / strap assembly area that perhaps wasn't from your original outer body shell?

Beats me, bit it honestly doesn't look like an area that they would be messing with during repair??

Whenever I send things off, I make sure I take 360s next to serial numbers... not that it always helps when something goes awry, but it can help.

Remember, if you make enough stink (IE: social media, blogs, create web pages, etc etc) someone, somewhere will normally take notice.... eventually!
That is my best guess as well. It does look like wear from a strap, so maybe it is the top assembly from another body.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Stay with Canon?
« on: July 10, 2013, 04:01:38 PM »
But sadly, this forum seems to attract lots of trolls, and threads like this draw them like moths to a flame.
They are being well fed here. They feed on passionate replies to their posts

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