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Software & Accessories / Re: 5D Mark III - Sandisk or Lexar CF Cards
« on: April 14, 2012, 04:18:07 PM »
Interesting you mention faster readers, I saw a post somewhere that mentioned their reader did not support the newer Extreme Pro cards. I have a four year old Transcend card reader and am considering tacking on the Sandisk USB 3.0 card reader that indicates it supports all of current high speed protocols such as UDMA 6 and 7, UHS-1.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/810152-REG/SanDisk_SDDR_289_A20_ImageMate_All_in_One_USB_3_0.html

My main system is a laptop running XP Pro, which I need for some legacy software but USB 3.0 is the better way to go from a future proofing standpoint.

Anyone have any experience with the Sandisk "SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer" mentioned above or could you recommend one that has similar features?

BTW, here si the Rob Galbraith test results for CF and SDHC cards for the 5D3.
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/camera_wb_multi_page.asp?cid=6007-12452&sort_col=burst&sort_dir=DESC

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Software & Accessories / Re: Best resource to learn Lightroom
« on: April 13, 2012, 11:49:17 PM »
I learned LR with the Scott Kelby LR books - ver 2 and then ver 3. Chris Orwig has also done some excellent LR and PS video tutorials on Lynda.com.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 5D Mark III - Sandisk or Lexar CF Cards
« on: April 13, 2012, 11:47:04 PM »
I have been using my old Sandisk 8GB Extreme (30MB/s) CF cards in the 5D3 but have been thinking about getting some larger/faster cards. In all honesty I have not had issue with the 30MB/s (200x) cards but I have yet to really push the new camera. The price difference is $100 for a 32GB 60MB/s card or $160 for the 90MB/s version. Do I really need the faster of the two?

I could also get the 32GB 95MB/s SDHC Sandisk instead or in addition to the above card. Is there any reason the SDHC card slot would be slower than the CF slot in the 5D3?

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Lighting / Re: Can you use the wireless external speedlite
« on: April 13, 2012, 01:14:51 PM »
To be clearer  :P  the original 270EX cannot be a slave as it cannot be controlled wirelessly (that feature was new to the MkII).  Also, the relatively new 320EX can be a slave, as can any of the 5-series flashes.

You are correct, I was going by memory (a bad one at that!) about the 270, the 270 EX II introduced the slave feature. Of course all the 5-series can function as slaves, that was implied.

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Lighting / Re: Can you use the wireless external speedlite
« on: April 13, 2012, 12:34:41 PM »
To be clear, any 5-series flash (550EX, 580EX, 580EX II) can act as a Master to any 4-Series (420EX, 430EX, 430EXII), the 380EX and 270EX and 270EX II's. Possibly more can be slaves but the above is what comes to mind.

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Lighting / Re: Light Meters?
« on: April 13, 2012, 09:55:35 AM »
i have a Sekonic L-358 too. i use it to set up my flashes when doing portraits, so i get the right exposure. the camera's meter is not as accurate. with the sekonic i know the exposures are correct.
Plus the added bonus of the Sekonic being able to meter the flash exposure too. When you do a reflective reading from a camera to the subject, it is only metering the ambient light reflecting off of the subject.

When you set the a light meter to meter incident combined with flash you get the entire exposure.

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Lenses / Re: Filters - Help!
« on: April 13, 2012, 09:52:41 AM »
Does anyone have issues with vignetting on a 24-105 with an B+W 77mm MRC UV 010 F-Pro?
No issues there.  My test results below (click for details) show that you don't see an increase in optical vignetting until you stack two F-Pro filters on a 24-105mm.



I forgot to mention that these shots were taken with a 60D, which has a crop sensor.  A FF camera may have vignetting not evident in my shots.
It's really hard to get an EF lens to vignette on an APS-C camera...

...the Canon OEM Ultrasonic lens cap fits but there there is a 1mm gap between the filter and the lens cap.
Have any of you had any issues with caps falling off of XS-Pro filters in the past?
I don't find the gap to be an issue - I've never had a lens cap knocked off because of it.  Sorry I didn't mention the gap previously, didn't think it was an issue.  The gap I see is less than 1mm, maybe 0.75mm - and in fact, when I look it seems there's a small gap with the F-pro mount, too (not quite as wide).  Here's what I mean (77mm filters and a Canon 77mm Ultrasonic cap):
Neuro, thank you!

As usual, you are a mountain of information! The gap is indeed .75mm or so and I only tried the cap on the filter thus far, I have not even mounted them on the lens yet. I got a deal on three XS-Pro filters and F-Pro's were not an option from this seller.

My Hoya Pro1 UV, which is equally as slim as the XS-Pro's, allow the Canon caps to fit snug - which is what prompted my post about the gap in the first place. I will mount them with confidence that I likely won't loose the caps.

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Lighting / Re: Light Meters?
« on: April 13, 2012, 08:52:01 AM »
I picked up a Sekonic L-358 years ago and it really helps when you are shooting in a studio setting. Cameras typically have reflective meters and a light meter can meter do incident metering explained here: http://www.sekonic.com/Classroom/MeteringTechniques/IncidentvsReflected.aspx

I use the flash mode so it will tell me what the exposure should be with the flash in the exposure, very  helpful indeed.

When I do event style shooting or Aperture priority/eTTL shooting I don't use a meter. I bought one to have it for a workshop by Don Giannatti (Wizwow) years ago (BTW, he was on CreativeLive last week) and thought I would sell it afterwards but have found it is an invaluable tool for any portrait/studio photographer.

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Canada / Re: Adorama shipping to Canada
« on: April 13, 2012, 08:43:00 AM »
Noisejammer - I agree with you. I ordered from B+H to Toronto a few weeks back and the item was here in 24 hours - remarkable. I don't order from the states unless it is from B+H as it is usually a lottery as to what it will cost you to the door. My only recent exception is my RRS L-bracket for my 5D3.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best 5d3 custom function AF point selection quick!
« on: April 13, 2012, 08:40:04 AM »
My old 20D selects the centre AF point when the multi controller (joy stick) is pressed. It is very convenient, when I have to quickly move the AF point to the edge position.  Does the 5D3 work the same way?
Yes. I have a 5D3 and 40D. on the 40D you would push in on the joystick and that would center the point from whereever it was. The 5D3 does this too but has the added benefit of having another push put it back to where it was.

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EOS Bodies / Re: canon recalls shipment of 5d iii
« on: April 13, 2012, 06:54:21 AM »
RRS issued a voluntary recall on their 5DM3 plates.

Got an email from them last night.
Thanks for that - my L-Plate has not shipped yet - it looks like I will get the Rev.A version instead.

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Lenses / Re: Filters - Help!
« on: April 13, 2012, 06:46:13 AM »
+1 for B+W filters. They are the best.

Second that, those are amazing, and you see the clarity when you hold it next to a cheaper version.

I also recommend Kenko. Really good. At least the PRO1D that I have used.
Kenko and Hoya are the same company - I think it all depends on where you buy them. It is also the same company as Tokina apparently.

I have used a Hoya Super Pro1 UV for years on my primary 17-55 walkaround and it is very good.
At the end of this video you can see the gap I am talking about.
B+W XS-PRO UV FILTER

Does anyone have issues with vignetting on a 24-105 with an B+W 77mm MRC UV 010 F-Pro?

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Canada / Re: Adorama shipping to Canada
« on: April 13, 2012, 05:48:05 AM »
I was just about to place a order with Adorama being that B&H is closed for holidays and thought I had better see how there shipping is to Canada. I googled "shipping to canada from adorama or b&h" and came up with this Posting on canonrumors, and am glad I did. I have also been soaked by UPS, being charged more for brokerage fees that the product was worth. Fedex wasn't any better either.

I guess I will just have to wait until the boys at B&H get back from holidays. :p
Keep in mind that Helen from Adorama mentioned earlier here that they are making changes to the shipping policy to Canada, perhaps another 'all in' option like B+H is in the works.

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Lenses / Re: Filters - Help!
« on: April 12, 2012, 06:15:18 PM »
So I just received my order of B+W XS-Pro MRC UV filters for my 24-105, 135L and 85/1.8. For those interested, the Canon OEM Ultrasonic lens cap fits but there there is a 1mm gap between the filter and the lens cap. It locks on but it is not a 100% snug fit like my thin Hoya Pro1 UV filter that I have had on my 17-55 for years.

Have any of you had any issues with caps falling off of XS-Pro filters in the past?

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EOS Bodies / Re: canon recalls shipment of 5d iii
« on: April 12, 2012, 06:06:22 PM »
Obviously, it's being recalled because the RRS camera plate doesn't fit properly.   :P
Is this a fact? I have ordered one - or are you just kidding?

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