Recent content by Harv

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    Analyzing where Canon lags behind in the market - Share your thoughts

    I suspect the folks at Canon know a lot more about how to provide return on investment to the shareholders than the OP, while keeping the customer well satisfied. If that was not the case, Canon would not have the market share they do. Period. By the way, if the OP feels Canon is...
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    Just gripped my 5D3 -- stick with the BlackRapid strap?

    I've used the BR strap on both a gripped 5D3 and a gripped 7D2 combined with a 70-200 f/2.8 for years, walking around a motocross track all day most weekends. I've never had a problem. In all cases, the strap was attached to the grip.
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    I need help choosing a 70-200.

    That's incorrect. Both of the f/4 versions take 1.4x converters with no problem.
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    Photo Sharing Site Advice

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    AF with 1.4x tele MK III and 100-400 L MK II

    I believe the 70D will only AF down to f/5.6 and when you add the 1.4x TC to the lens it becomes f/8. The Kenko does not report to the camera so it thinks the combo is still f/5.6 and performs AF.
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    Oh Canada, Lens Prices Have Gone Crazy in the Great White North

    You're quoting the Canadian list price. The advertised selling price is below $3,000 and the actual selling price could be close to the landed B&H price.
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    5D3 no longer listed on Canon Canada's web page

    We're just the poor country cousins up here, Neuro. Big Brother from south of the border may not always keep us up to date. :'(
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    5D3 no longer listed on Canon Canada's web page

    If you scroll down the page a little, it shows up just below the EOS-M. Must just be a glitch with the page display.
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    Coming price increases in Canada for Canon, Nikon and others

    As posted in Henry's newsletter..... February 26, 2016 There are many great things about being Canadian, but the ups and downs of the Canadian dollar is not one of them. As you are aware, the value of our dollar has been in sharp decline over the last six months. Some economists have...
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    "weather sealed" != "impervious to salt water"

    There is one simple truth in life that will never change..... THERE IS NO CURE FOR STUPID.
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    Shoot 1/8000, Just do it. (occasionally)

    I shoot a lot of motocross and have occasion to use both slow-shutter panning and high-shutter freeze-action methods. There is an application for both as I think the images below show..... I'd like to do more slow-shutter images but frankly, my keeper rate is just too low. :P
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    Reports of EOS 7D Mark II Firmware 1.04 Locking Up Camera

    I did the firmware upgrade and as instructed, removed the battery when finished, re-installing it a few seconds later. I used the camera with my 70-200 2.8 II for almost 1,000 images today at the motocross track and did not have any lockups. Everything worked as it should.
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    16-35 f4 IS on the way :)

    Watch for your feet and your shadow in the shot. ;D Been there, done that.
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    70-200mm Mk I vs Mk II

    I owned the original and used it extensively for a number of years. When the v.II was announced, I ordered one immediately and never looked back. The improvement was huge. Much better IS and a lot sharper.... particularly at the long end and wide open which is how it is most often used. Well...
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    Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Teardown

    Hats off to Roger for doing this. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the report. Great job by both Roger and Canon. I was already in love with mine and now I am even more so. ;D