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  1. broke the 5D LCD screen. is this easy or tough to fix?

    as the title says, I managed to break the LCD screen on top of my 5D MKIII.
    anyone know if this is easy or tough to fix?

    I could stop by a shop but I cannot afford to lose this body for...
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    I got a 24-105 about 1.5 years ago in a 5D MKIII...

    I got a 24-105 about 1.5 years ago in a 5D MKIII kit. it's alright. the IS enables me to shoot 1/25th or even a bit slower handheld and get decently sharp exposures most of the time, it's not too...
  3. should I buy a 50mm 1.2 in shanghai or tokyo?

    I live in Shanghai and the local camera shops sell the 50mm 1.2 imported from Hong Kong (with HK waranty) for about US $1,350. that seems to be a fairly good deal based on a quick comparison to b&h...
  4. where to buy canon gear in hong kong?

    I will be spending a couple of days in Hong Kong and it so happens I want to buy a bit of gear mainly the canon rain cover and a lastolite softbox. can anyone here direct me towards good shops and...
  5. why the battery grip on the 5D MKIII? IMHO the...

    why the battery grip on the 5D MKIII? IMHO the batteries are quite good and with a spare or two I never had any problems making it through a day even when shooting thousands of frames and reviewing...
  6. my 580ex II is acting up: no high-speed sync

    (problem solved)
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    yes, I understand that. however, I used to think...

    yes, I understand that. however, I used to think that the camera was the issue here — that the information from shutter to hotshoe to flash didn't travel fast enough to achieve a faster high-speed...
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    sadly I can tell you with certainty that it's not...

    sadly I can tell you with certainty that it's not going to happen. our only hope is to upgrade them. I have been thinking about using an iPad as an external screen but it's complicated to set up and...
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    the lens cloth is brand new. oily residue...

    the lens cloth is brand new.

    oily residue sounds right. I will try the water&vinegar solution and the lens cleaner. thank you!
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    the MBA is delightfully light — I think it's...

    the MBA is delightfully light — I think it's about the same as a 24-70 lens. the screen is bright and given max RAM and an SSD it's fast as hell. throw aperture on it and get an external drive...
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    >I shot at all sync speeds, up to 1/8000″ in...

    >I shot at all sync speeds, up to 1/8000″ in High-Speed Sync

    wait, what? 1/8000??? this is not a leaf shutter. how on earth?
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    an iPad won't help OP much since the storage...

    an iPad won't help OP much since the storage capacity is so small and the IOS makes file management rather difficult.

    my suggestion: get a lacie rugged or western digital external hard drive. wd...
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    I have a 7D and a 5D mkIII. you will...

    I have a 7D and a 5D mkIII.

    you will instantly notice the different button layout (zooming into images). that will confuse you for a while. the batteries are the same, which is nice. the 5D will...
  14. why spend money on a grip? do you use the second...

    why spend money on a grip? do you use the second shutter button that much?
    the battery in the 5d mkIII is pretty solid. I generally have one spare battery somewhere in a pocket but most of the time...
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    is this filter ruined?

    I have a filter that shows a persistent smudge film that I can't seem to get rid off.
    I tried piping hot water. I tried lens cloths. I tried glass cleaner. still I see this film.

    do you think...
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    rent the 300 f2.8 or the new 400 f4 LII. both are...

    rent the 300 f2.8 or the new 400 f4 LII. both are amazing. bring a 2x converter.
    pro tip: you can hang any lens around your neck. so what if you are wearing the 400 on your body in the cabin. it's...
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    here's a recommendation: buy two pocket wizards...

    here's a recommendation: buy two pocket wizards and a pocket wizard remote trigger cable. put a wide-angle lens on the 7d and a telephoto on the 5d. whenever the 5d fires, the 7d captures the whole...
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    given all the negative feedback (a lot of it...

    given all the negative feedback (a lot of it seems deservedly given) I'm getting really excited about seeing the review on this site.
    gosh, what an unimpressive camera.
  19. this sounds like I should give canons repair...

    this sounds like I should give canons repair department at least a try.
    I'm curious to see how the insurance shakes out. I could see them arguing that this not being a new lens means they will only...
  20. my 16-35 took a nasty tumble. is it a total loss?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/memostothefuture/7549547698/

    This is a shot I wished I never could have taken. The lens, still attached to my 7D, fell off its tripod at night and landed on a solid...
  21. Re: is it a good idea to purchase canon lenses in shanghai?

    that trip to hong kong sounds really tempting but at least on this upcoming trip it would be very difficult to find the time. but it might still happen in the future if I do go back and end up...
  22. Re: is it a good idea to purchase canon lenses in shanghai?

    I hear you loud and clear on the fraud issue. the warranty on the other hand might not be such a big issue since I am contemplating moving there eventually or at least have friends who would be able...
  23. is it a good idea to purchase canon lenses in shanghai?

    I
  24. Re: what are the fastest-focussing canon lenses out there?

    first off: I always love the high quality answers I get here. thank you all for that.


    rich, I have the 70-200 f2.8 LII IS as well - is the 24-70 as fast? (that would be great imho.)


    jan...
  25. Re: what are the fastest-focussing canon lenses out there?

    sorry to hear that, freelanceshots. I had a few nice moments this weekend that I missed because of that myself, albeit moments that were much less significant. no complaints about the 70-200 f2.8 LII...
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