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Have a GIGABYTE X58A-UD5 MotherBoard
2nd Gen i7-950 @ 3.07GHz
6GB of Corsair Dominator-GT DDR3 RAM 1866MHz
EVGA GTX460 X2 SLI Graphics
SSD's on OS Boot, PR Install, Games, Photos, plus a few HDD's for Everything else. + External backup.
Lightroom 4, Win7 Ultimate. 

Dell SX2210 21.5" 16:10 Monitor + Samsung SyncMaster 940n 19" 4x3 Monitor both Spyder4 ELITE Colour Calibrated. Standard Keyboard & Mouse. That's about it.

Software & Accessories / Re: Need help - setting up a 5D on a windows7 PC
« on: September 10, 2012, 03:04:52 AM »
Go to Computer, Right click the Canon MK III Icon & press Import Pictures & Movies. Hopefully you should be good to go.

From memory It was Automatic when I connected on Win7 up until I reinstalled the OS on a new SSD. Don't know why It doesn't do it now. & took me some hours to realise that I could at least manually do it via My Computer. Lightroom Is slow & I think you can do it on Canon Camera RAW? Prg. But have never tried it. One less program to install in my books.

Let us know how you go.

EDIT: Oh, for the Original 5D. Must I miss read another question in my life? Iv'e failed yet again Internet...

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Where am I ?
« on: August 18, 2012, 07:47:27 PM »
@Northstar, Looks like Brisbane Australia?

Lenses / Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 19, 2012, 12:56:28 AM »
Just as long it's not a new 1.2. I just got that glass. Though a 1.2 with IS "would" be dreamy.....

Lighting / Re: The 600EX-RT Wireless Sync with the 5D MKIII?
« on: July 15, 2012, 07:39:33 AM »
Thanks so much for that. I've had a 350D since its early days so I'm jumping into vast new territory with all this. Cheers for the great answer.

EDIT: Man, so I just checked out the ST-E3-RT Transmitter..... No autofocus assist beam!? What good is it then, I see myself doing Wedding Photography & the like in the near future, so this would be practically essential... I'm starting to think I'm better off just picking up another 600EX, Which is probably what Canon really wants... I call Shenanigans Canon!!!

Lighting / The 600EX-RT Wireless Sync with the 5D MKIII?
« on: July 15, 2012, 05:05:14 AM »
So I wish I wasn't asking this, I consider myself smart enough to figure it all out with just the Manual or a quick Google search. However, this has really got me stumped.

Do I need a Remote Flash Control Transmitter such as the ST-E3-RT to wirelessly sync with the 600EX through Radio Transmission? Or is that not required at all? If not then how do I connect the 600EX with the MKIII Wirelessly? Preferably Radio Trans first then Optical second.

This will be my First Speedlite, I've only ever had a built-in in my last Camera.

Also, Is it a Master Unit only when it's directly attached to the Camera, or can it be Wirelessly connected & still be the Master?

Thanks in advance for any help guys, thanks a bunch.

Canon General / Re: Food Processing Factory Photography?
« on: June 05, 2012, 04:38:03 AM »
Thanks everyone for getting back to me & the PM's I got too, Everybody's been extremely helpful, even you Mt Spokane, I understand from previous experience about people having higher expectations of me for projects in the past & personally thinking that I did not meet them. Photography however I love & don't mind perhaps if I fall here or there, it's all part of the wonder for me.

Luckily also that, while the end photos I produce will have to be cleared first by Company-heads, it's a small project that doesn't look to be a big money driven campaign. Perhaps the Company Facebook page, maybe some Postcards produced for Tourists who visit the place. The overall Idea I was lead to believe was to get some of the local employs involved in local projects & the sort. Nothing to Fire anyone over. Though I'd still like to be going in with some knowhow under my belt.

@Quasimodo, No all our milk is pasteurised when it arrives, We couldn't sell our Product if it wasn't. Legally I think that's the case for everyone. Thank you for your other comment Quasimodo, You have in-fact made me realise that It might be a good Idea to have multiple aspects of a particular area whilst inside the Dairy, some unique procedures the Bosses might not like being revealed, so showing the actual Cheese making from a variety of views/aspects would be a good fallback.

@distant.star Your advice will be greatly emphasised in my project I think, So much I had't figured into what I might shoot. Thinking about movement, I could visually see that working here. I also hadn't though about focusing on people specifically, initially. This should also work with what I'd gather the Higher-ups would agree with, I think the mentality here is going to be People & Product, though the overall theme of-cause is still "how it's all made."

Again at Mt Spokane, I like your view about all this, you're right in thinking that of-cause, & from past experience as mentioned before, I know now when to back away from something that's too big for me. I'll be sure to take my own notes from all this as the experience is my no drive for all this, I'm confident enough to know I can take decent photos, though it's going to be nice to have some fielded knowledge with me as I go in looking for some winning photos.

So thanks to everyone for your input. & please if anyone has their own ideas or experiences about all this, please add to the conversation.

Canon General / Food Processing Factory Photography?
« on: June 04, 2012, 08:53:53 AM »
First Post, Hey there community.

So he's my thing... I recently purchased a 5D MK III & I've been really pushing myself to do everything I can to advance my Photography as a whole, Getting up early for sunrises & landscapes, Black & Whites on cloudy afternoons, Talking to key locals about my Photography & getting my name around, it's a small town, 2000 odd?

More Recently my Boss approached me about a Project he'd like to do with showing the various stages of Cheese Production, (that's what I do as a day Job, make Cheese, to a certain degree....) So this is great & I'm really all for it, From the Cows to the Milkers to the Tanker, Factory, Pasteurisers, ect, ect, Though I'm hesetant on the Factory Floor Side of things...

What I'm wondering about, is that fact that the images I take concerning the inside of the Dairy Plant itself, In the end I'd like them to come out as appealing, warm & interesting.

This is where I'd like some advice or Tips from Anyone who's perhaps done some Photography like this in the past or just general knowledge about such things on how to take Professional looking Factory Photos. The inside of the Factory is mostly white, you might find a Yellow wall here or there some places. Fluro lights EVERYWHERE,  Stainless steel production equipment Everywhere, & the White walls are usually covered on condensation, making a lot of glossy reflective surfaces. The Floors are just,,, I guess It's a brown Colour. & Here I'm thinking how am I going to get Farmhouse style Photographs here... In a Food Production plant.

I don't have a flash right now, I've never really used flash before except on my old 350D & probably hated every minuet of it.  I have the 5D, a 16-35mm f/2.8 L & a 70-200mm 2.8 L IS II. No Primes no Flash, I do have a good Tripod & some Lee Filters on back order, (don't we all...) but right now, money wise for the next month or so thats it, There's not a complete rush for the project too & a lot of locations are outside or well lit areas like the Fromage or Grocery Store.

I'm looking at the Speedlite 600EX-RT & a good 50mm next, so there is that... What can you guys/gals suggest method, Artistic wise, for good, indoor-fluro-factory-paint-&-steel Factory Photography?

Thanks everyone for your time & I'm eager to hear back from everyone about this.

Regards, Timothy.

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