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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2014, 05:09:32 PM »
Don't rub it in  ;)

I guess I shouldn't mention the built in viewfinder shutter, either.  :P

It lacks the option of having a removable grip though, so you're always stuck with a square camera even if you want to pack light  ;D ;D :P

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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2014, 05:09:32 PM »

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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2014, 05:35:29 PM »
It lacks the option of having a removable grip though, so you're always stuck with a square camera even if you want to pack light

Ok by me.  Even without a grip, a full size dSLR with lens(es) isn't 'packing light'.  When I had a 7D and 5DII, the grips were always on them...except when shooting critical shots from a tripod. I like not having to remove the grip to eliminate the extra vibration it causes.
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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2014, 05:49:39 PM »
Ok by me.  Even without a grip, a full size dSLR with lens(es) isn't 'packing light'.

I shoot mostly with a grip, too ;)  Just teasing. I like the 1DX, but the 5D3 is plenty of camera for what I do and the difference in cost can go into more glass as I'm never satisfied on that side of things. I somehow always have another lens on my mind  ::)

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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2014, 06:00:40 PM »
I somehow always have another lens on my mind  ::)

Take it from me - getting a 1D X won't cure you of that desire...   ;)
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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2014, 10:55:43 PM »
I somehow always have another lens on my mind  ::)

Take it from me - getting a 1D X won't cure you of that desire...   ;)
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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2014, 11:47:46 PM »
I somehow always have another lens on my mind  ::)

Take it from me - getting a 1D X won't cure you of that desire...   ;)
How disgraceful, you guys have no self control ... may I join the club  ;D
Neuro is right. In fact not having enough liquid cash also does nothing to cure it  ;)

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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2014, 11:50:30 PM »
So I called Canon's service center to send in the camera. They had me reset all of my settings and for whatever reason that seems to have fixed my camera.
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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2014, 12:08:48 AM »
So I called Canon's service center to send in the camera. They had me reset all of my settings and for whatever reason that seems to have fixed my camera.
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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2014, 12:13:22 AM »
I somehow always have another lens on my mind  ::)

Take it from me - getting a 1D X won't cure you of that desire...   ;)
How disgraceful, you guys have no self control ... may I join the club  ;D
Neuro is right. In fact not having enough liquid cash also does nothing to cure it  ;)
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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2014, 03:03:59 AM »
When I had a 7D and 5DII, the grips were always on them...except when shooting critical shots from a tripod. I like not having to remove the grip to eliminate the extra vibration it causes.

Interesting, never thought of that. I used a battery grip on the original 5D because it boosted the shooting time from a set of batteries so much. However duration of the latest single batteries is so much better I don't bother with a grip on the new bodies, but I'm not using very large lenses.

I've always found the body size needs to match the lenses.

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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2014, 06:35:46 AM »
When I had a 7D and 5DII, the grips were always on them...except when shooting critical shots from a tripod. I like not having to remove the grip to eliminate the extra vibration it causes.

Interesting, never thought of that. I used a battery grip on the original 5D because it boosted the shooting time from a set of batteries so much. However duration of the latest single batteries is so much better I don't bother with a grip on the new bodies, but I'm not using very large lenses.

I have almost never shot with two batteries in the grip... still all my bodies are gripped for handling's sake. When I travel, the grip comes off. When I take two camera bodies, one of them is likely to have the grip removed to save space in my bag. Invariably the body with the biggest lens gets the grip.

I've always found the body size needs to match the lenses.

Absolutely. And this is especially true when handling the big lenses. The only reason I will add a second battery is to balance the set-up. I did that only when I still owned a 40D and a Sigma 150-500. Since I sold the Sigma, my biggest/most front heavy lenses are the 100-400 and 70-200 II but they balance fine on a 5D2/3 or7D with a grip and a single battery. I also no longer have a 24-70L partially because that is the worst balanced lens I ever used - it becomes incredibly front heavy when extended, and because that is at the wide end, that is also most of the time.
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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2014, 06:46:07 AM »
I somehow always have another lens on my mind  ::)

Take it from me - getting a 1D X won't cure you of that desire...   ;)
How disgraceful, you guys have no self control ... may I join the club  ;D
Neuro is right. In fact not having enough liquid cash also does nothing to cure it  ;)
Very true! ... I remember reading "photography being a more serious addiction than alcohol or drug addiction", coz a photographer is more likely to live longer than the boozards and druggies  :) ... my wife often says (about me) that if I had my way I might even sell the house to buy new gear ... sometimes I scare myself coz those thoughts do cross my mind. :-[

Well I wouldn't go all the way to selling my house, but I often trick myself by making money seem twice the value. Here's how that works:

1. Find a camera product that you really desire and is expensive (easy to do).
2. Justify the purchase by saying to yourself that you will be able to sell the product/products you're replacing at a good value.
3. Purchase the new product before you sell the old one because you think you need to make sure you are actually happy with the new one and/or don't want to have a period of time where you don't have the product available.
4. Decide not to sell at all, or worse:  Justify yet another purchase by saying to yourself that you will be able to sell the product/products at a good value.

This is how I now ended up with three camera bodies. I justified the purchase of the 5D3 foremost because I think I deserve it, but also by selling my last crop lens (Tamron 17-50) and promising myself to sell the 7D (I am not selling the 5D2 at all). Now I want a 70-300L and I think the money I can potentially get from selling the 7D (and Tamron 70-300) can be put towards that lens, so that then really justifies that purchase...  :o ;D ::)
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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2014, 08:23:05 AM »
It's funny how it was something as simple as the dioptre.  A friend asked me to take some shots at her 40th birthday with her 60d a couple of years ago.  The first thing I noticed was how blurry it was through the viewfinder and she confirmed it looked blurry to her but the shots were coming out ok so she didn't worry about it. I adjusted the dioptre and all was fine until a couple of months ago when she said it looked blurry again. Now its the first thing I talk about when friends get their first dslr.
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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2014, 09:35:21 AM »
Ah, the old diopter-wheel agony ... I feel your pain. I had the same confusion, and the same embarrassment when I learned about it. On my 5D3 I use a small piece of shiny black electrician's tape over the wheel. It works. I also heroically came to the rescue of a pretty young damsel in distress who was shooting an important event and was bewildered by why nothing was in focus ... my wife (!) steered her to me and I heroically reset the diopter-lever (I think she was using a Pentax) .... I mean, it doesn't get me a Navy Cross or anything, but she was grateful.
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Re: Help! My Camera Won't Focus After Cleaning It.
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2014, 04:33:47 PM »
I somehow always have another lens on my mind  ::)

Take it from me - getting a 1D X won't cure you of that desire...   ;)
How disgraceful, you guys have no self control ... may I join the club  ;D
Neuro is right. In fact not having enough liquid cash also does nothing to cure it  ;)
Very true! ... I remember reading "photography being a more serious addiction than alcohol or drug addiction", coz a photographer is more likely to live longer than the boozards and druggies  :) ... my wife often says (about me) that if I had my way I might even sell the house to buy new gear ... sometimes I scare myself coz those thoughts do cross my mind. :-[

Well I wouldn't go all the way to selling my house, but I often trick myself by making money seem twice the value. Here's how that works:

1. Find a camera product that you really desire and is expensive (easy to do).
2. Justify the purchase by saying to yourself that you will be able to sell the product/products you're replacing at a good value.
3. Purchase the new product before you sell the old one because you think you need to make sure you are actually happy with the new one and/or don't want to have a period of time where you don't have the product available.
4. Decide not to sell at all, or worse:  Justify yet another purchase by saying to yourself that you will be able to sell the product/products at a good value.

This is how I now ended up with three camera bodies. I justified the purchase of the 5D3 foremost because I think I deserve it, but also by selling my last crop lens (Tamron 17-50) and promising myself to sell the 7D (I am not selling the 5D2 at all). Now I want a 70-300L and I think the money I can potentially get from selling the 7D (and Tamron 70-300) can be put towards that lens, so that then really justifies that purchase...  :o ;D ::)

Dear my friend mrsfotografie.
I love your fantastic Tricks that make me feel good, and you feel happy too.
My Trick are simple---Every time that I go to buy the new Photographic equipment from the Local Camera Shop, or Order from Internet---I must buy the Jewelry/ Diamonds/ Lady's Decor. Items for my dear wife, which cost 25% more than my Equipments----Ha, Ha, Ha---That Why, She still love me, Not Kill me yet---So far. Plus, She is the Vice President/ Book Keeper/ CPA of my Company----She Know that , When I want another Big White Lens that cost more than the her 3 Carat Diamond Ring---Yes, Now she might want 5 Carats -Pure White Diamond Ring---Ha, Ha, Ha--YES, That will save my family life. Yes, I tell her that Canon EF 800 mm  will use for the Office Job, That I can shoot the Top of Building Details/ Architectural Detail with out risk my Life to climb the Building , and use Old 50 mm. Lens-----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Nice to talk with you.
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