Wouldn't surprise me if the modular bit is the interchangeable viewfinder / prism, one the usual optical pentaprism for use in 'still' photography, and another an EVF primarily intended for video use.
Glad it is sorted, but there goes your excuse to upgrade!
HDR just looks tacky,IMHO, even carefully done.
It was an even cheaper repair.Fixing a failing shutter can be done with a $6 part, assuming that you are able / willing to tackle the job, and, of course, that the issue is not with the shutter motor.
Oh my, why didn't anyone mention this before?! You might just have saved me €1000 for a new crop backup dslr.
* Are there any differences between the shutter blades offered on ebay (the price varies a lot), or is this just the sellers making a different amount of profit?
* Did you know how complicated it is to chance the shutter myself, any links on this? Of course I'm going to google it myself, too, but since you brought it up you might have some more insight than the first random search engine hits.
I brought the camera in to work today, so that I could look at the shutter under magnification...I spent my lunch removing tightly wound fine cat hair (thank you Fluffy) from around the pivot point of the shutter with precision tweezers and a scalpel. It now works to 1/8000!
The Keep of Scarborough Castle, northern England, shot from the barbican; that is a fortified, narrow entrance where should invaders manage to get through the gate way they would be herded into a highly vulnerable position before reaching the castle. A three frame pano stitch, so the sensor size for this picture is actually slightly larger than that of an S2 or Pentax 645.
5DII + 24-105L @ 35mm, f11, 1/40 and ISO 100.
I really like this shot. Nicely done Sporgon.
A view of Scarborough South Bay and Oliver's Mount taken from the walls of Scarborough Castle, England. Scarborough is a very popular seaside resort in the north of England.
4DII + 24-105L @ 50mm, f8, 1/160. A five frame panoramic.
Great view and wonderful in panorama captured. The name Scarborough reminds me of Scarborough Fair (S&G)
For canon, exposure for a 400mm 5.6 on a crop (640mm 5.6) is the SAME exposure as a 400mm 5.6 on a full frame. By using a crop sensor the aperture doesn't magically shrink. Just like taking the center section of a full frame image to give the same view as a crop sensor does not shrink the aperture.
Lovely picture Sporgon.
Call me crazy, but if you are shooting digital, the need for an accurate meter is much less even in studio, because you can shoot, review, adjust, 10 times in 2 minutes.
And you can probably pick up a used meter on ebay for $20-50 that will get you within a half stop of the high end meter you are looking at.
And last, even a super-duper high end meter is not going to give you a perfect exposure because we all have some personal taste in what we want to see. Are you shooting a scary Halloween scene, where you want it extra dark? Toothpaste commercial, where it has to be extra brute etc?
On the other hand is this the last piece of the puzzle in $100K studio where you intend to make a living or enjoy your retirement? Is this going to provide the inspiration you need to shoot that piece of art that will hang in a gallery and earn a ton a $$? Go for it.