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Software & Accessories / Re: Alternatives to RRS MH-02 Monopod Head?
« on: March 27, 2014, 11:19:03 PM »
I have been using a Benro DJ90 monopod head with good success. My heaviest lens is 70-200f4L on a 5D3, so not as heavy as what the OP has. I can't find it on the Benro website anymore, I bought mine at Vistek (in Canada).


I am using a QR setup similar to Neuro's system - I have a Benro tripod, head, and QR plates, and a second Benro QR clamp that has a Manfrotto QR plate attached to it using the BlackRapid FR-T1 so I can use both my Benro tripod or my GorillaPod with my old Manfrotto ball head without having to change/remove the plates.  It works well, but is a bit bulky, so for day-to-day shooting I threaded an Optech Utility Loop through the camera strap lug and clip the BlackRapid strap to it (shoulder or hand-strap, depending on the day). It works great with shorter lenses (ie 24-105 zoom). If I have a heavier lens, or am walking around with the shoulder strap, I clip the strap to another Utility Loop that is attached to the vertical grip, and run a safety strap from the camera lug around the BlackRapid strap.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MkIII buffer
« on: March 06, 2014, 12:34:29 PM »
@mikejkay I just did a quick test with the UDMA 7 160MB/s CF card set to raw, and SD card set to JPEG S1, and it really slowed down the buffer for 7 bracketed shots. The camera took all 7 shots, but the 'busy' symbol came up on the screen and there was a definite lag which does not occur when the SD card is removed.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MkIII buffer
« on: March 04, 2014, 09:48:37 PM »
@mikejkay I wasn't doing 7 bracketed shots at a time with the old card, and I sold it with the 7D so I can't remember the exact specs, but I was running into buffer issues in that it was slowing down earlier than the 5D3 specs state the camera is capable of. And noticeably slower than the 7D's buffer.  I am very happy with the speed of the UDMA 7 card I have now.  It wasn't cheap, but having spend that much on a camera cheaping out on the card didn't seem like a good idea.

I have done 7 bracketed shots since then, with the faster card, with no buffer issues.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MkIII buffer
« on: March 04, 2014, 02:50:15 PM »
I had the same issue when I went from a 7D to a 5D3. I think my old card was a SanDisk UDMA 6 at 90 MB/s, I bought this UDMA 7 at 160 MB/s which was a huge improvement in the 5D3.


Software & Accessories / Re: Photomatix or Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 or ?
« on: January 21, 2014, 10:54:03 PM »
A better example of what HDRSoft Merge to 32 bit HDR  can do.

Software & Accessories / Re: Photomatix or Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 or ?
« on: January 15, 2014, 12:08:15 PM »
Thank you @m.

Software & Accessories / Re: Photomatix or Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 or ?
« on: January 14, 2014, 09:36:34 PM »
Here is a quick comparison of Photomatix Merge to 32-bit HDR vs Nik HDR Efex Pro 2, using LR5.2.  Settings on both exports were default, nothing done to the files except merging the RAW files straight off the memory card. Bracketed shots were 2/3 stop apart, 7 frames total, so -2, -1.33, -.67, 0, +.67, +1.33, +2.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of swapping a 5d3 for a 1D4.....
« on: December 11, 2013, 02:13:11 PM »
I am using a SanDisk ExtremePro 32GB UDMA7 rated at 160MB/s in my 5D3. 

I have 2 SanDisk SD cards (for my P&S), and 2 SanDisk CF cards, plus a 3rd SanDisk CF card that I sold with the 7D, and have not had any problems with them.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of swapping a 5d3 for a 1D4.....
« on: December 09, 2013, 08:04:37 PM »
When I upgraded from a 7D to a 5D3 I ran into buffer delays with my UDMA 6 CF cards, but getting a new UDMA 7 CF card made a big difference in how many shots I could take in a row.  When researching 5D3 buffer speed I read that if you had a SD card in your 5D3, even if it is not being written to, it can slow down the write speed to the CF card as well.

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: December 03, 2013, 08:37:12 PM »
Thank you Canon Rumors & Gura Gear.

Lenses / Re: Anything shot with 70-200 f4 IS USM + 7D
« on: May 28, 2013, 11:13:10 PM »
Canon 7D w/70-200 f4 IS +1.4xIII @ 280mm, f5.6, ISO 400, 1/400s.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 24, 2013, 02:44:13 PM »
Jack, you can only attach a maximum of 4096KB per post, so with your photo sizes you only have space for one photo per post.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 24, 2013, 02:07:46 PM »
7D with 70-200 f4 IS + 1.4xIII at 280 mm. 500 ISO, 1/400 sec, F5.6.

Software & Accessories / Re: Remote RC-1 and 7D
« on: April 26, 2013, 04:55:44 PM »
An update for those looking at their remote options: I bought a RC-6 remote instead, works flawlessly with the 7D and the Elan 7. I guess I just got a bad copy of the RC-1.

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