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Proper Lighting Conditions
Thanks to GTI, this PDF shows some common specifications that are included in the ISO 3664:2000 guidelines.

Thursday December 18, 2003
by GTI Graphic Technology, inc.

A lot of discussion on proper lighting and environmental conditions in the digital darkroom have been discussed. Here is a PDF from GTI, the makers of excellent light boxes. It does provide some information from the ISO 3664:2000 standard.

Weekly Chatter:Need for Correct Exposure in RAW
Wednesday November 26, 2003
by weekly chatter

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available within our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list!

Soft Proof Tutorial by John Paul Caponigro
Monday November 24, 2003
by John Paul Caponigro

John Paul Caponigro walks the reader through the processes of soft proofing images in Photoshop in this elegant and useful PDF excerpt from his book "Photoshop Master Class". orders placed through John Paul at info@johnpaulcaponigroarts.com receive a free PDF Guide to Getting Good Color.

Weekly Chatter:Photoshop CS - Print with Preview settings
Thursday November 20, 2003
by Imaging Revue Experts and Members

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available within our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list!

Greg Gorman's B&W; conversion technique
Tuesday November 18, 2003
by Greg Gorman

Greg Gorman shares with the Imaging Revue subscribers, a technique that finally allows him to shoot color and still get the B&W; effect he desires. Designed by his retoucher Rob Carr, this step-by-step tutorial will show you a great new way to not only convert color to B&W; but add color toning as well! Please refer to the forum thread that got this discussion started.

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AuthorSubject: Build Quality-Canon Lens   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Robert Shandro
Posted on Fri Dec 26, 2003 10:56 AM Hello All,

Hope you're having a great Holiday Season. My post is regarding poor build quality of Canon lenses, specifically, the 24-70 mm f/2.8 L-series zoom.

I bought this lens for use with a 10D in May of this year and a few months later, with only light use and no hard knocks at any time, the ring to which the lens shade attaches came off of its mount. This made it hard to use the lens shade, as the ring that it attaches to was now free to move up and down the barrel and would not hold up the lens shade properly.

Needless to say, I was not impressed that such a relatively expensive lens would have such a poor attachment for the lens shade ring. I sent it in to Canon for servicing, but because I had not filled out the CPS paperwork at the time, my repair sat in the "unimportant" bin for quite a while before I got it back. It took 2 months.

After using the lens again over the last 2 months since it has been back from repair, I noticed that the lens shade ring is AGAIN detaching itself from its position on the lens barrel. Here we go again.

Has anyone else had the same problem with this lens (or similar)? If so, have you had it repaired to your satisfaction?

The optical performance is fantastic (for a zoom) but the poor engineering of something as simple as the mount for the lens shade ring has ruined this lens for me. I cannot depend on it at all. I'll have to scrutinize the rest of the Canon lense line and see whether I have to trade this in on only prime lenses which might be more sturdy or dump the Canon line altogether and save up my pennies for a Contax 645 system which I've read has far better build quality.

Thanks for reading,

Robert


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