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Canon CPS Repair Form

Accidents happen. And when they do, it’s good to be prepared. One thing I recommend is becoming a Canon CPS member. They have different levels of membership, but the biggest advantage is that you get priority repair turnaround over the average Joe. You also get discount on repair (up to 60% for you accident prone...

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  • Boone05/18/2011 - 1:41 pm

    thanks for posting this. it’s the easiest place to find the form! after googling around for the form, i finally googled lincoln barbour cps and found it in seconds.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte03/11/2012 - 7:40 am

    Thank you for posting! It’s rather remarkable that CPS USA doesn’t have this form on their own website.

    I’m also a member of CPS Europe and the form is readily available on their website – although the contents are slightly different…


Attach a Digital SLR to a View Camera

So, imagine for a moment that Canon really does come out with a full frame  square sensor. Imagine it’s around 40mp. Now imagine putting that camera body digital back on a view camera and being able to use Rodenstock digital lenses (some of the sharpest and clearest lenses I’ve ever used). That would be sweet....

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    Canon 5D vs. Hasselblad H3Dii

    UPDATED: So, as Johnny Danger pointed out in the comments below, I didn’t upsample the 5D to match the native resolution of H3Dii in the original test article. I have added two new slides to illustrate this and it really shows how much better the H3Dii is compared to the Canon 5D. I’m still amazed...

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    • ivan02/05/2014 - 11:46 am

      hi there

      i am currently thinking of buying a hd3ii 50 and i currently use a 5D mkiii so your post here is quite good as you made the same transition.

      the mkiii is disappointing because the file size is the same as the mkii. like you, i want bigger files with a high end quality and i think the 5d mkiii struggles to do that.

      so you would recommend the crossover to hasselblad ?

      i do not doubt it is a lot better, but unlike you the cost does bother me a bit, but i am swaying to the change anyway as quality is my priority.

      would you go as far as to say it is infinitely better?

      i too will keep my canon because the 3d will be too much for some things, but i will use it for editorial portraits to retain the colour.

      btw, your photos arent present here…so only the words to go by

      any of your thoughts on this matter, on an informal level, will be appreciated,.

      look forward to hearing from you!



      • Lincoln Barbour02/06/2014 - 10:12 am

        Hey Ivan,

        I made this post a long time ago, so a lots changed since then. Ultimately, it really depends on the needs of your clients or creativity.

        Most of my clients use the images I shoot for web or print advertising. 90% of the time, the resolution of the Mark II or III is plenty.

        Every so often, a need comes up for crazy resolution and I’ll rent a PhaseOne or Hassy to
        do it.

        My go to camera is the Canon 5D Mark III and I use the 17mm TS-E, 24mm TS-E, 24-70mm L, 100mm L Macro, and occasionally the 70-200mm. The body and all those lenses costs as much or less than the one Phase or Hassy camera.ReplyCancel

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