M Stewart

Lives in United Kingdom Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Joined on Aug 17, 2011

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  • You could save yourself some money, and weight. Get yourself a recent EF 50 F/1.4 and have Canon repair it.  My copy was much better (and at full aperture) after being repaired by Canon UK after ...
  • Created user review thread Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd - in 2016
    It's now September 2016, and my Z10fd has been everywhere with me in my trouser pocket since getting it 8 years ago in 2008 as a refurb.  I bought it specifically for the enclosed and protected ...
  • I think I saw the thread in the 7D sub-forum, and from memory I think there was a suggestion that enabling distortion correction meant that the AF Spots position could be incorrect.  I can't ...
  • Have you got "Lens Distortion" correction or similar enabled?  I've had the same problem on my EOS 7D MkII - fine with older lenses (which the camera knows nothing about), and no AF points showing ...
  • Using a 7D Mk II with a "fully charged" 3rd. party battery yesterday, I was surprised how poor the performance was.  So I fully discharged the battery by putting the camera into its slide show ...
  • Hi Tim, Your post got me looking at mine in detail for the first time. I tried loosening the screws, and the (largest) precision screwdriver which fits is a number "0". Both screws in my hood are ...
  • This was my first "big white", and I still have it, so I might be able to answer some questions. The "focus-by-wire" feature isn't very nice to use, but I hardly ever used it. Would the Repair ...
  • Replied in Video Camera
    Hi, You can shoot videos with your 600D.  Have the LCD screen visible, set the knob on the top of the camera to the "Video camera on a tripod" symbol.  This will raise the mirror, and put your ...
  • Thanks for your interest. It was suggested to me, on another forum, that I should try inserting the SD card from my camcorder into the SD slot in my Panasonic Blu-ray disc player. This worked - ...
  • I remember trying it on my 5D (?) many years ago, and deciding that it was too large for a "walk-about" lens.  Instead, I either used a prime, or the smaller EF 28-105 F/3.5-4.5 Mk II USM.  The ...
  • My X900 camcorder offers me 5.1 surround sound and has a suitable array of microphones, and I've definitely got 5.1 Surround Sound enabled in the Menu, but I don't seem to be able to get anything ...
  • You'll have to sell some of your lenses.  My big whites seem to be retaining their s/h value - but I'd prefer to have them here for when I want to use them!
  • I'd like to think so, but I've seen no hint anywhere else - despite many sales emails this morning trying to get me to order the 5D IV.  I've had the original EF 50 F/1.4 for years, and would ...
  • I have the three Canon lenses you list, and a 600D body so I've got some idea of the weight / balance when fitted to your 700D.  I started with the 85 F/1.8 and found little use for the EFs 17-55 ...
  • Ah!...   But those cameras were supplied with focusing screens optimised for manual, by eye, focusing.  For test purposes today, using LiveView and the LCD screen is probably the best way to go, ...
  • Me, too.  I just have the Fuji W3, bought for a sensible £140 three years ago when Amazon had a clearance.  For a time I used the UK 3D printing service, and my client was well pleased and came ...
  • I've just bought my first FullHD camcorder without a viewfinder.  My earlier FullHD purchases were a Canon HF G30 (20x zoom), and a Panasonic X900 (12x zoom).  They're both in use, mainly for ...
  • Replied in Diffraction?
    Your manual must be different to mine! (p 41) Mine suggests that there's 1024 lines at 17MBs, and that it only drops to 720 if you drop to 4MBs.  (Both of the above for MP4 movies - I normally use ...
  • Replied in Diffraction?
    Further to the above, I've now viewed video shot on my Panasonic X900 and as mentioned above it has quite different priorities to the HF G30.  On the Panasonic, the shutter speed is prioritised to ...
  • Replied in Diffraction?
    Hi Andy, In P mode and with the ND filter set to Auto, with circular polariser filter in place, in my experience the default aperture is F/4 - the aperture only opens up if the light drops to a low ...
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