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Animal Kingdom / Re: Cats and Dogs
« on: May 24, 2012, 11:35:58 AM »
I do the same thing with my cat, just candid shots.

Landscape / Canadians post your long weekend landscapes
« on: May 21, 2012, 11:59:21 AM »
Here's a shot of the lake with the 5D mark iii and 24-70.

Lenses / Re: Lens Question
« on: May 16, 2012, 06:13:04 PM »
Absolutly...especially if you are looking for high build quality, and extremely high light gathering capability at a 50mm focal length. It's a completely different lens than the 24-105 at 50mm when shooting wide open but if intending to use it at f4 or more it will look very similar IQ wise.

If you are new to video on a dslr you will learn quick that it lacks the ergonomics for everyday shooting that a proper video camera offers, especially hand held! But if you are serious about shooting with it well, some sort of rigging is a must.

The things that I find missing the most are the uncompressed HDMI out, the back LCD staying on when HDMI is connected and 1080 60p. Zebras and peaking would also be nice.

I am also happy with my 5d3 so far compared to my 7d. I do feel like the codec is better and the videos a little sharper.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Kitty
« on: April 22, 2012, 07:47:04 PM »
Here's a few shots of Minx, 5 weeks old.

I don't have an HDMI cable that fits the camera and was wondering if anyone knows if the LCD on the 5d mark iii disables like on the 5d mark ii or 7d?

Lenses / Re: 100 L Macro rattle???? Is this normal???
« on: April 09, 2012, 11:55:35 AM »

FWIW, Canon warns against powering off the camera or unmounting the lens while the IS is operating.

Interesting...is this for all IS lenses or only hybrid IS?  I usually try to turn the camera off when changing lenses but it doesn't always happen,  so I assume the shutter must have been pressed as the lens was dismounted. I hope that, the action alone does not hurt the lens (I don't feel it did), but you can feel how vulnerable the elements become when loose, to the point where a hard bump would definitely cause some serious damage.

Lenses / Re: 100 L Macro rattle???? Is this normal???
« on: April 09, 2012, 11:23:02 AM »
A little while ago I also noticed a rattle in mine after a night of shooting and after it was taken off the camera. I put it back on the camera changed all the switches and tried to lock focus. As soon as it did the lens was solid again and I've never had it happen again. My thinking is the mode or action that the lens was dismounted from the camera caused the internal elements to shake freely and once properly used and stored, allowed the lens to function normal again.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5d3 settings
« on: April 01, 2012, 04:35:05 PM »
Also I believe the camera comes with the joystick point selection disabled so if you prefer that it's in CF page 2 custom controls.

P.S. The high iso is on the 2nd menu page called iso speed settings.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5d3 settings
« on: April 01, 2012, 04:29:17 PM »
Go to auto focus page 4 and Select AF area selection to disable modes you don't use (I prefer single point and zone for 99% of shooting) then go to page 5 and change the AF point display during focus to (pre-AF, focused), which displays the point before focus and disappears after the shutter is pressed halfway so the 100% vf is clear for composition.

Are you using a uv filter? I put a uv on my 70-200 2.8 is after getting it. I didnt noticed much at 70mm but at 200mm the shots were considerably softer than I knew they should be. I couldn't figure it out until I realized that I still had a cheap filter on. As soon as I took it off they became tack sharp.

EOS Bodies / Re: Ken Rockwell Updated 5D MK3 Review
« on: March 29, 2012, 12:54:12 AM »

I check for Ken rockwell opinions all the time and throw out what is a joke to me but he's mostly legit. His work also for the most part backs that up. The thing is i cant bring myself to read his write up if thats what he is stating because my experience is that for the first time the F1.2 lens i use is dead on accurate at f1.2! What kinda lame crap is a review saying its more complicated but not better BS? This focus in near dark locks on, i cant get my 1dm3 or my 5dm1 to do anything close to that.

I could not agree more, the 1.2 was and is still sharp on my 7d but I feel like its taken to a whole new level on the 5d. I also tried the 24-70 and I'm very pleased with the initial results. I can't wait to try the 70-200 tomorrow!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII is SHARP!
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:50:24 AM »
AWESOME! I just got my 5d a couple of hours ago and just finished doing a few quick test shots and I have to say I'm really amazed at what I'm seeing from my 24-70 and 50 1.2 as far as sharpness goes. I took the pics as jpegs at iso 100,12800 and 25600 at the widest aperture and f5.6 for the 24-70 at 24mm and f4 with the 50mm. Just looking at the jpgs on the camera zoomed in all the way, excellent sharpness especially from the 50mm when stopped down and what you'd expect when wide open. I'm hoping to get a look at the pics inside the computer tomorrow night and will post the results.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 26, 2012, 10:34:22 PM »
Has anyone else in Canada got there camera yet? My local camera store only got 3 cameras in their first shipment but told me I should be in the next one. They were expecting it friday. Has anyone bought the camera in store and not have it shipped?  If so were you able to get one from a store without a pre-order? Have the big chains like Vistek and Henrys received a significant amount of stock yet? Where's all the Canadian 5D mark iii action at? Or is everyone already out shooting and enjoying them?

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 100mm L Macro for video
« on: March 24, 2012, 11:31:51 AM »
I love mine for video and also find it one of my sharpest lenes on my camera even beats my 70-200 2.8 is which is also tack sharp

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