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Or I could just wait until the land coms get upgraded.... Fiber is now about 8K away.....

It might cost less to setup a relay from a hilltop where fiber is located.  You could share it with others and get yours free by charging the others.

Out here in the country, fiber is strange.  A local rural power utility setup fiber to all its customers at no cost to them.  The utilities are prevented by law from selling internet or phone services to users but can wholesale it, so you buy the service from a retail dealer for about the same price as cable internet.

The utility serves only the neighboring county, so it goes about 7 miles from me and stops.  Our utility is not interested in providing Internet, they include quite a bit of city areas so the Rural folks get ignored.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Time stamp in 6DII files are 1 hour apart from JPG to CR2
« Last post by Leandro on February 18, 2018, 08:27:30 PM »
I'd suggest doing some basic things like a camera reset, and setting the correct time before asking for more help.  Its kinda like the suggestion to reboot your computer but more involved.  Sometimes things do get scrambled in a camera, so resetting it is fast and easy, and often eliminates strange happenings.

First, see if you can duplicate the issue, then reset the camera and try again.  Try it with GPS off and on.

Good luck.

I will certainly do this when I arrive home.  I am currently copying some files from a SD card to the hard drive and I have noticed this.  As I am not with my camera now, I decided to ask to see if someone had found the same issue.   I will post more info after doing these tests.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Help needed with DxO 10.
« Last post by Valvebounce on February 18, 2018, 08:23:48 PM »
Hi Folks.
First, thanks to all the people who took the time to read my plea for help.
Second, just in case anyone else is caught by this, I found the solution and as expected I was overlooking the obvious!  :-[ Down on the left side just above the filmstrip you have two filter buttons, one has az on it and one looks like a funnel. In the az filter there is sort by virtual copy number, click on that and then select all the no2 and hit delete, as easy as that!  ::)
The biggest problem was not expecting to find that filter under az and I knew it wasn’t in the funnel filter as I routinely use that tool!  ::)
What did I learn from this, when it is late and one is tired and something goes wrong it appears far more serious than it actually is and then the wood cannot be seen for the trees.
If anyone is interested, here is the finished movie of stripping cleaning and rebuilding a Triumph Spitfire 4 speed plus overdrive gearbox. Hopefully the link works, it works for me but then I own the file and have had issues like that before!
There is some lighting fluctuation, part of the cause was using the studio lights for the first time with a cheap but easy to use wireless transmitter and setting maximum shutter sync speed, I didn’t work out the problem until I was nearly finished shooting, I was getting shutter shadow on random shots, turn the shutter down from 1/250 to 1/200 and that was cured, the rest of the variation I have to put down to shooting on different days, or maybe the lights power output isn’t very repeatable?

Cheers, Graham.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Last post by slclick on February 18, 2018, 08:23:26 PM »
tick tock, take my money Canon , I want a new 135 and not one decades old. (and not one as heavy as the Siggy)
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron to Announce 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD
« Last post by slclick on February 18, 2018, 08:22:15 PM »
I'm on the fence over a waiting for a nw non L 85 and 135 L whatever IS or not and some new 70-200 variant but not anything heavy. I am in the heavy bag, light camera camp. It's called the waiting game at this point.
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Would I buy a 10MP full-frame mirrorless with flash sync to 1/1000?  Absolutely.  Anyone else may not, but I know what I want.

Jim

Can't you live with HSS (or equivalent-functioning technology)?
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron to Announce 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD
« Last post by CanonFanBoy on February 18, 2018, 08:21:42 PM »
I’m sure it’s a great lens, but for any Rebel owner Tamron is competing with the 55-250STM, which as far as I can tell is about as sharp as the push/pull Canon 100-400 on Full Frame (at equivalent FOV), and it’s as light as a feather, and costs less than $200.
This thing needs excelent AF, a good 4 stops worth of practical stabilization and center sharpness out the wazoo if it’s going to be perceived as a good value.

If there’s one thing Canon has done right it’s their budget EF-S lenses (55-250STM, 24mm Pancake, 10-18STM).
I believe this Tamron 70-210mm is not intended for users of Rebel cameras, but users of 5D Mark ii, 6D, and other full-frame low-cost.

In fact EF-S 55-250mm STM is a rare jewel, and probably the new Tamron will not outperform it in terms of image quality when mounted on APS-C cameras.

I think the Tamron would have faster AF against the STM lens. That's a big deal at these focal lengths.
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Lenses / Re: Tripod collar sticks on 70-200 2.8
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on February 18, 2018, 08:20:15 PM »
If the version II, it will need to go to Canon, there is some lens disassembly required to replace it.

The MkII collar is removable. You need to rotate it approx 100-120 degrees CCW (the line on the collar will match up with the stabilizer mode switch). Nice & easy does it.

OK, I screwed up, I had my 100-400L that I grabbed to try and take the collar off. 
it does not remove, just the foot.
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I'd suggest doing some basic things like a camera reset, and setting the correct time before asking for more help.  Its kinda like the suggestion to reboot your computer but more involved.  Sometimes things do get scrambled in a camera, so resetting it is fast and easy, and often eliminates strange happenings.

First, see if you can duplicate the issue, then reset the camera and try again.  Try it with GPS off and on.

Good luck.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Does anyone still love their old gear?
« Last post by yungfat on February 18, 2018, 08:08:41 PM »
I don't use it anymore because it's simply impractical for work (work demands a minimum of 20mp files), but the 1Dsmk2 is my favourite 35mm format camera in terms of the feel in the hand, the feel of the shutter button, and the sound of the shutter, and I sorely wish I could get that same 'shell' with a newer sensor & processor. (Er, and a newer screen, too.) It may be collecting dust due to not meeting modern requirements, but if Canon released all of their cameras in a limited edition which simply had the 1Ds2's outer case and shutter, I would gladly pay double for them. Love that thing.

The other Canon I'd give a nod to is the 5D2. It was the standard workhorse for years and other things being better now doesn't stop it from still being a really solid, workhorse camera today. It's not my main camera, but it's still my #3 backup body, and with current prices around the £550-600 mark—the same as a new SL2—I've started pushing new photographers toward buying a used 5D2 over any APS-C body, at least for stills.

Other than that, I still get a lot of enjoyment out of Canon FD gear, some of the early 90s EF lenses are still fantastic (the 100mm is the most underrated Canon lens), and my 'old' Mamiya RZ67 Pro II is still my main backup camera. (Adapted to a digital back, it takes the #2 spot behind the Phase.)

Hi aceflibber, need your advise here.

I’m currently owned a 6D. Was thinking to grab a used 5D Mark II since I will be travel to Japan in March. The reason is mainly because I found the current 6D AF point are all cramped  on the Center, and limited my composition while using larger aperture when shooting. Let the AF point sensitivity one side, is 5D Mark II AF point spread further than 6D?

Also considering for 1D Mark IV, and just want to try out whether old Canon still practical for today.

I will mainly shoot street photography during vacation and maybe some landscape.

Don’t really like today’s camera as it’s too complicated to operate for my use.

Thank you.
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