I asked them questions about the timing of shuttle bus to the place, and they said dunno. Asked them if there would be buses to take us back, also dunno! Was told to look out for MC's announcement! They also told me there would be no more talks after the Canon rep had finished cos I was deciding whether to go back. Short while later, turned out got 1 more. They were nice though but ill prepared.
Yeah.. And I wonder what the purpose was to put the big L lenses and MkIII in a ""corner" while the action was happening a couple of meters away to the side. How come they couldn't set up the gears in front of the wakeboarders? Then more could enjoy and really test the power of the MkIII + lenses, which is what the main idea of the event was. In the end, I saw only people with their own camera bodies and long tele lenses shooting the wakeboarders. Others who probably couldn't reach so far with their lenses shot models instead.
Last edited by David; 18th June 2007 at 09:06 AM.
And near the end of the event...I think one of the 1DMk3 went missing! About 6 pm, saw the staff rushing around trying to check the total no. of 1DMk3 sets...appears that someone swapped a 20D set w/o battery grip for the 1DMk3 which was mounted on the 300mm f2.8L IS. Not sure they managed to found it as I went off after that.
BTW nice shot John with the 1200mm.
maybe next time must use IC to exchange for the use of the camera.
Chaining is for security reason. Can anyone be responsible if someone really steal a mk III during a big crowd commotion?
Alternatively, Canon can install CCTV to monitor.
Install an electronic "lost and Found" device. If the camera leaves the place, an alarm goes off. The alarm at the camera end goes off, the central control end also goes off. Such device are also very small and wireless. Each lost and found pair device cost about $20 plus only.
I must confess I also did change out the 1d mk3 for a 400D on the 1200mm lens...I just wanted to see how a 1.6 crop factor 0_0 would look like on 1200mm...and omg... I could get a whole body shot of an ah pek on the other side of the lagoon, from head to toe
.. 1DMKIII ! 10 fps sounds so cool ~ ( Trigger Happy Guy ) Haha .. My Extreme IV card finally got the chance to be in ( Busy mode ) ;D
Last edited by Takaro; 18th June 2007 at 06:56 PM.
Canon 400D | 430 EX | 24-105mm L Lens
Please hook me up for any cosplay events ..
Let do some simple math...
1 sec = 10 shutter counts
1 min = 600 shutter counts
1 hr = 36,000 shutter counts
so we just need to press the button for 8hr plus it will reach 300,000 shutter counts!
Logically, I think the shutter will fail premature due to heavy stress within the short period of time.