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Ive seen occasional lock ups on my 5D MkIII twice in fact and both occasions I didnt need the images on the card so formatted the CF card, at that time I also have save JPG to seperate SD card which was not in the camera.

So just try to Format your card in camera when you've taken the images off it.   ;)
It worked for me!
(I had no error just a complete lock up had to take the battery out.) not sure but I believe it was an after market battery I had in at the time but formatting worked.

Software & Accessories / Do I really need to buy a Lee Pro Glass
« on: March 04, 2013, 10:50:46 AM »
Hi folks,

I like landscape shooting mostly and particularly flowing water or waves.

I have a Hoya pro HD circular polariser and a MRC 110 10 stopper by B+W.
For the likes of smooth flowing waterfall shots which I know the 10 stopper works for and the circ polarisor.

Is there any advantage in getting say a Lee .75 100mm pro glass filter? (I have the lee 100mm system)

I know it gives me more choices to use at certain f stops for a given DOF or indeed to operate my lense at its sharpest aperture.

But will it (pro glass .75) outperform the circ polariser in sharpness?
Will it outperform the 10 stopper in colour rendition (im guessing a yes to this.)

What do people often find themselves using or indeed find sharper, more natural etc for flowing water shots?

By the way as a note I have already .3 .6 .9 in Hard and Soft graduations (100x150mm) but these are resin based and I prefer to keep these for horizon line type shots i.e. sunsets as I suspect they might hinder focus details if covering the entire scene comapred to glass or indeed filterless.

Any pointers much appreciated,

Software & Accessories / Re: Gloves for Photography
« on: February 15, 2013, 09:02:50 AM »
Thanks for all the reccomendations guys I'll head off read some reviews on the above mentioned, sounds good!.

Thanks again!,

Software & Accessories / Gloves for Photography
« on: February 15, 2013, 07:07:47 AM »
Hey folks!

Just curious for anyones reccomendations for Gloves when out in the field doing some photography.
I use a DSLR but not a touchscreen so I dont need capacitative and fingerless is an option if people think it aids in dexterity/usage when using the camera.
Temperatures down to 0C or so and I might be planning a trip to Iceland at some stage so any input in this regard is also appreciated.

Thanks in advance!,

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:16:08 PM »
Oh here we go......    ::)

The lowepro 140aw is small and has rain cover, pop along to a high street store and check one out!,1903,20.htm


Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: January 09, 2013, 05:38:15 AM »
 ??? ???
Er Tom.... what sort of neighbourhood do you live in??

Is that Tiger just meandering down a footpath in the middle of an urban environment????     :o


Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: January 08, 2013, 07:36:28 PM »
Love the cow!

Heres 2 of my only 4 animal shots in total.

Canon 5d mkiii with canon ef 135mm f/2 @ f2 iso 4000 1/50

Canon 5d mkiii with canon ef 135mm f/2 @ f2.2 iso 2000 1/80


Technical Support / Re: IS to control SUBJECT motion???
« on: January 07, 2013, 05:50:47 AM »
To answer the question as funny as the reply was above:

"SteadyShot"   is simply a term given to a feature of the camera.

This   'feature'   most likely turns on an IS feature of the lens and then adjusts ISO and or aperture allowing a faster shutter speed to get a sharp image when a moving object is detected in the auto focus! simples!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 continuous shooting speed
« on: November 29, 2012, 06:16:18 AM »
pg 113 in the 5D3 Manual:

"When the battery level is low, continuous shooting speed may become slower"

They don't say how low or how slow but when I first got my 5D3 and the battery was fairly empty and tried High-speed continuous it was definitely not 6fps.

Still, I'm quite please with the autofocus and the frame rate when it is actually shooting at 6fps.  With my 7D and 8 fps, I always found if conditions weren't perfect, about 50% of the photos would not be critically sharp when viewed at 100% pixel peeping.  With the lower frame rate but better autofocus, I still find the 5D3 gives me more keepers.

This should be a menu option to disable that right and code it to go as low as e.g. 10% or something.
Some photographers (journalists, sports, wildlife) would require high speed up until the battery is close to depleted.
These heavy users would have other batteries to swap in when needed.
Having to do this after every 51% usage would be less than ideal for those folks.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shutter Issue with 5D Mk3
« on: November 02, 2012, 05:23:01 AM »
First day I got mine I checked out the 6 frames per second to see the difference over the 550d
shooting with only CF 533x
Is this not normal that it shoots of 6 then lags to about 2 - 3 shots per second there after?

Lenses Breath... On a prime when you change focus the inside elements move there needs to be breathability same on the zooms lenses are never completely sealed... are they? correct me if im wrong?
lol i.e. look at a 50mm 1.4 or a 100-400! gaping channels around the rear element and the whole barrel of the 100-400 moves like a pump action shot gun!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D MkIII - Bulb Mode on screen timer
« on: October 26, 2012, 10:07:50 AM »
Ok I managed to get a hold of the manual during lunch and pages 48 and 172 mentioning Bulb modes and the top display so hopefully the damn thing shows the Exposure time elapsed on the top panel!
Ill take a closer look this evening    ::)   fingers crossed!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon 5D MkIII - Bulb Mode on screen timer
« on: October 26, 2012, 06:41:40 AM »
Hi Folks,

Whilst on a club outing night shoot last night I noticed that the 5D MkIII does not display how long the shutter has been open when in Bulb mode on the Live view screen, is there an option to enable this?
Actually I didnt check the top display but im sure you wouldnt want to be pressing the top display backlight button either during long exposures.

I was recently having a laugh with a fellow club mate a nikon user and his Nikon didnt do this, what do I do now!   :-[   :P

The Canon 550D shows it why wouldnt a €3,400 DSLR have this? users im sure dont want to be faffing about in the dark with stop watches, phones etc etc.

Cheers for any help,

Lenses / Re: A very dumb view
« on: October 22, 2012, 12:32:16 PM »
Use the supplied Lens hood with the L
This craic of taking on and off the filter isnt it just like on an off the lens cap!!??    :)
if you know you are going to a sea side shot where there is misty water in the air etc etc then ya chuck on a filter so you can just wipe the lens as often as you like without worryig about scratching the front glass! apart from that on good weather days away from any blowing clay or sand in the air maybe give it a miss!

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