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EOS Bodies / Re: A Canon DSLR First Coming to EOS 5D Mark IV [CR2]
« Last post by Mikehit on July 25, 2016, 02:31:16 PM »

forget (d)slrs. mirrorless cameras do offer all these sensor format opportunities without major problems ...  ... square sensor, round sensor ...

Do they? Which ones? All mirrorless I can think of have 4:3 or 3:2 sensors.

He said 'opportunities', as in the opportunity for any or all camera makers to make the perfect camera for him, to his exact specifications.  I'm sure they're all chomping at the bit for that, after all he thinks millions of buyers share his desires.  ::) :o :P

It was the implication that DSLRs could not offer that opportunity as in "...mirrorless cameras do offer all these sensor format opportunities...once slapping mirrors, chunky glass prisms and separate phase-AF arrays are finally eliminated".

Actually the bigger improvement would be curved sensors to reduce/avoid the need for the full panoply of corrective elements needed for a rectilinear lens.
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Canon General / Re: Warranty Repair - Out of Warranty?
« Last post by R1-7D on July 25, 2016, 02:21:43 PM »
I sent in my BG-E11 to Canon Canada for repairs for a couple of things. First (and the major problem), the joystick button randomly popped off and was lost. Secondly, I had overtightened a plate and it cracked the base plate of the BG-E11. Small crack, nothing major. I'm being told that because of this crack, the warranty is void and they want $112. I said to forget about the small crack and please just fix the joystick. Yet they still want $112. Do I have any grounds to stand on? The warranty states:

"This limited warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the Canon Product, and does not apply in the following cases:

(a) Loss of or damage to the PowerShot Digital Camera or EOS Digital Camera due to abuse, mishandling, improper packaging by you, alteration, accident, electrical current fluctuations, failure to follow operating, maintenance or environmental instructions prescribed in Canon U.S.A.'s or Canon Canada's user's manual or services performed by someone other than Canon U.S.A. or Canon Canada, or an authorized PowerShot Digital Camera or EOS Digital Camera service center. Without limiting the foregoing, water damage, sand/corrosion damage, battery leakage, dropping the camera, scratches, abrasions or damage to the body, lenses or LCD display or damage to the connectors or cables, AC adapter or CompactFlash memory card, will be presumed to have resulted from misuse, abuse or failure to operate the PowerShot Digital Camera as set forth in the operating instructions."

It sounds to me that the joystick should still be covered and that my entire warranty should not be considered void.

Only a lawyer or citizens advice bureau type office can help you.

Personally I'd pay the $112 to get a warrantied repair and make sure I didn't over tighten it again.


A lawyer will cost far more for an hour of time than $112, and any sort of bureau will be an exercise in patience and frustration.

Paying is the best option, for sure.
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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« Last post by dpc on July 25, 2016, 02:19:25 PM »
Geranium...
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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Last post by dpc on July 25, 2016, 02:10:51 PM »
dpc; You do shoot som LARGE landscapes :) Everything seems to be an order of magnitude bigger than anything I find over here. Keep posting!


Thanks, Eldar!  :)
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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Last post by Eldar on July 25, 2016, 02:02:45 PM »
dpc; You do shoot som LARGE landscapes :) Everything seems to be an order of magnitude bigger than anything I find over here. Keep posting!
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Post Processing / Re: Adobe CC headaches?
« Last post by Sunnystate on July 25, 2016, 01:52:32 PM »
Hello to all, have not read the posts, but decided to add my impressions after unavoidable switching to CC that, I am ashamed of ;-)

Since the switch my four year old Imac startup time extended to close to 5 min (where are the times when Microsoft and Mac were competing to shorten start up times and they were about 20 sec each?) Yes I know I need a solid state hard drive, but it will come with next computer replacement.
It is obvious that there are very often unexplained network activities while using PS CC especially when batch processing, transferring large amounts of files from other storage devices or cameras etc.
Just over all creepy feelings of somebody's hands being deepened in my computer and loosing precious time waiting for Adobe to do they routine check ups and controls.
I know what the usual corporate defenders will say... we need tinfoil huts, but just wonder how many others feel the same way I do, and do you really don't care for the extra computing time waiting for Adobe to satisfy it's thirst for information about us?
Thanks.
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Canon General / Re: Warranty Repair - Out of Warranty?
« Last post by niels123 on July 25, 2016, 01:43:48 PM »
Just curious: how tight must you tighten a plate before you break something?
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Puzzling 1DX Mark II Sensor Issue?
« Last post by R1-7D on July 25, 2016, 01:41:53 PM »
I thought there were several good comments/suggestions, but you (R1-7D) seemed to take offence on them because they didn't align with your view good enough. Did you come here to ask (honest) comments about your situation, or you just wanted to be patted on your back because you feel sad?

Yes, it sucks if your expensive new toy doesn't perform 100%. I'm sure I'd almost cry, especially after my wife would spank me for spending so much money and then it doesn't perform.

But people here truly tried to give you different views on the situation too, but your responses made it look like you didn't accept the responses.

More pictures, less sadness.

Ps. can you post couple of those flower macro pics too where you said you can see the traces?

Tpatana,

I'm sorry, but I've followed the suggestions given in this thread -- even by Privatebydesign. I don't feel as if I've taken offence to anything because they didn't "align" with my views. If people are getting that impression from my posts, well, then I have not articulated myself clearly and I apologize. I did take issue with the suggestion that no one on here could be helpful or offer an explanation. However, as it looks like there is no clear-cut explanation, well, I'll be dealing with Canon as it's the only thing to do. Thank you for your posts and contributions to the thread, however.

I thought perhaps people might have some idea what causes this, or what could potentially be done to fix it. As I said in a previous post, I've had a rough experience with CPS in the past, which is why I like to have some information when I go in and speak with them. Privatebydesign is not wrong -- at this point it's all speculation. Since it could be a number of issues, Canon is the final say on it now.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Puzzling 1DX Mark II Sensor Issue?
« Last post by unfocused on July 25, 2016, 01:39:12 PM »

Wet cleaning seems a bit scary to me. Do others regularly do a wet cleaning of their sensors? And, if so, how effective is that? What brands do people use? I read some things that say the Arctic Butterfly system is not recommended and can damage the sensor. Do others agree.

What about oil? From what I've been reading, oil is a problem with cameras like the 1DX (possibly because of the high frame rate). Cleaning off dust seems fairly straightforward. Cleaning off oil smears not so much.


I wet clean my 1DX about every 2-3 months. First few times were scary, now it's just one routine in the maintenance.

What do you use?
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Canon General / Re: My five generations of Canon bodies.
« Last post by FramerMCB on July 25, 2016, 01:32:08 PM »
I bought an AE-1 in the mid 70's. After many rolls of film I used rolls and rolls of slide film. I kept using the camera after I got glasses thanks to the rubber eyecup that came with it. I still have the camera. I bought my wife an Olympus 7070 wide zoom. I bought myself a 40D and used it till it said error 99 after every shot. I bought my 7D which I am still using. If it breaks I will have to see what Canon has to offer. I have too much invested in lenses and flashes to switch brands. I like some people think about full frame. I might stick to APSC for the reach. The 80D is a nice camera with 2 Custom spots on the mode dial. It's something I could be happy owning. I'm wanting 3 custom spots and an articulating touch screen with WiFi. GPS would be a nice feature if we did a lot of travelling. As many people state, Better Dynamic Range!

I have very good friends where his wife was shooting with a 60D and he uses a 7D, for christmas this past year I recommended, for the budget constraints he had vs. what he wanted to get for her, the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens. She loved it, works great with her 60D, then for her birthday this past May, he bought her the new 80D, they took it to Yellowstone/Grand Tetons for their summer vacation...they both love it and I can't wait to see her photos. They have the 55-250mm IS STM lens too, and a couple other Canon lenses.
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