James A.

Lives in Canada Port Alberni, Canada
Joined on Mar 29, 2003
About me:

Currently Own:
Sony NEX-5 w/18-55 Lens
Sony E-Mount 16mm Nex Lens
Canon 5D DSLR
Canon 17-40L F4 EF
Canon 24-70L F2.8 EF
Canon 50mm F1.4 EF
Canon 580 II EX Speedlight
Elinchrom 2x400watt Studio Lights

Did Own back from May 2006 to Aug 2008
Canon 30D
Sigma 12-24mm EX F4-5.6
Sigma 10-20 EX F4-5.6
Canon 17-55 EF-S 2.8 IS

James A.'s recent activity

  • The E-M1 II JPEGS for high ISO are considerably better than the Pen-F or any MFT for that matter. Big big difference in my opinion. They are closing in on the Fuji X-T2.

  • Replied in Update
    iFixit has offered to give me my money back if I ship them battery back. They mentioned though that it isn't El Capitan that made it an issue with 3rd party batteries but a firmware update that ...
  • So after I was told it was an issue with 3rd party batteries and El Capitan I installed Yosemite and the battery still dies without warning. I've asked iFixit again for a warranty replacement. I ...
  • They told me to take my Macbook Pro to Apple to have the battery replaced. I formatted my machine last night and installed Yosemite to see if what they say is indeed true. Still waiting on the ...
  • Hi Kierenlon, I'm being told now from iFixit that the battery I purchased from them has had issues with some machines running El Capitan or newer. This wasn't disclosed on their website. I'm unable ...
  • I ordered a new battery from iFixit back in June and it dies between 5-13%. I've tried an SMC reset, PRAM reset, leaving the battery dead for 24 hours then charging it back up again with no ...
  • I've read in the past that Lightroom has some issues with X-trans sensors from Fuji. I'm wondering if there are still issues with it particularly with rendering foliage. I currently subscribe ...
  • Just wondering if there are any normal range or super zoom lenses designed specifically for Canon's APS-C (EF-S) mount from either Canon or another manufacturer.
  • They originally charged me $120 Canadian to have the AF motor fixed several weeks ago, but nothing when I sent it back about the image quality. Apparently Canon warranties their service on repairs ...
  • So I got the lens back from Canon and its much better. They didn't mentioned anything as to what was fixed. Pretty happy though! I'm guessing a element was out of alignment.
  • So I got the lens back from Canon and its much better. They didn't mentioned anything as to what was fixed. Pretty happy though! I'm guessing a element was out of alignment.
  • Here are more samples. The lens was never this bad wide open. I've sent the lens into Canon. Its out of warranty. I will let you know what they say. I've tried manual focus and AF on two different ...
  • Created question thread Drivers and Printers
    Hi there, I have a Canon Pro 9000 Mark I printer and the drivers from Canon stop at Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. I'm running 10.11 El Capitan and the drivers seem to work. However I'm curious as to ...
  • I'm sending my 50MM lens to Canon today for repair. It shouldn't be this hazy. lol. :) I will keep you all posted in case someone else has a similar issue. Many thanks to all of you for your help ...
  • Replied in More samples
    Here are some more samples. The focus is dead on or appears to be with a F-Stop of 2.0 or smaller. I can get razor sharp images at F2.0 or smaller. It just at wide open its SO hazy. Now here below ...
  • Both images are from the same camera body which is my Canon 5D. I've tried a different body, a Canon Rebel XT with the same results. At F1.4 the images are quite hazy. But if I stop it down to 2.5 ...
  • Created question thread Can a lens degrade over time?
    I posted this over at the Canon lens discussion but wanted to see if this issue has happened to other people with other brands. I have a 50mm F1.4 prime Canon lens with the EF mount which is 11 ...
  • Created discussion thread Is my Canon 50mm EF 1.4 degrading ?
    I've had my EF 50mm 1.4 lens since 2006. Shooting at its widest aperture at 1.4 seems to have gotten worse in terms of sharpness. Take a look. One shot is from 2009 and the other is taken today. ...
  • Yes the 5D offers great image quality. Sorry. I meant to say at the higher ISO you can get better cameras now and with better dynamic range. I still love my 5D . For backpacking I'd like to get ...
  • I still use my Canon 5D that I got back in 2008. Yes the new cameras have more features and better image quality but I can't afford a new 5D Mark IV. I will hold onto my 5D for another year or so ...
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