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Software & Accessories / Re: updating to Maverick 10.9?
« on: March 06, 2014, 12:35:17 AM »
I have noticed the oddest thing. After updating to Mavericks the clock is about 3 minutes faster after about a week. When I open date and time preferences it re-sets itself. I am running 10.9.2

A dedicated or an assignable button that when you press and release it switches from One Shot to AI Servo or back with an an indicator in the viewfinder. You only send one indicator. Tells you when you are in AI Servo.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Midlife Crisis - Alaska here I come
« on: March 04, 2014, 12:26:44 PM »
Sell the wife and kids. By a 600L and a Harley  ;D

Interesting. I have the ST-E3 and three 600's. The extra features like AF assist or second curtain sync never bothered me. If I need AF assist I'm mobile and have a 600 on the camera for bounce and two others on stands. In the studio the ST-E3 is on the camera. 5D3 so Group Mode is ousting. Thanks for the write up.       

I find when event shooting I tire out trying to continually see if the focus is locked on where I need it to be so I shoot one shot most of the time for focus confirmation. When people are moving towards or away I switch to AI Servo. I agree that AI Servo works well for static objects and many people leave it on.

I still to this day wonder with the technology out there why Canon could not provide a dedicated button or an assignable one that when you press and release switches to the other shooting mode. Maybe an indicator in the viewfinder. Even if you can assign another button yo have to hold it which I find uncomfortable. I just usually use the Q screen. It is typically on the FEC setting as I'm always tuning the flash so it takes a few extra seconds and is still a bit of a pain.           

Software & Accessories / Re: updating to Maverick 10.9?
« on: February 25, 2014, 08:12:31 PM »
Yeah. The only thing still slow is DPP.

Lenses / Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:55:18 PM »
Just get her some stuff from Victoria's Secret and you will have all the zoom you need :). I noticed a few things about the 24-105. I had that lens for about 6 years and did me very well. A good sharp lens that has a nice range.

I never liked it at 24mm on a FF. Pretty bad for distortions and CA. I know this can be corrected but the outsides, especially people never looked right. I was looking for a WA lens and the 24-70II came out. Still has a bit of distortion and CA but no where near as much.

I decided to sell the 24-105 and get the 24-70 II. Love the IQ. Miss the range and IS of the 105 but no where as much as I thought I would. For that price I think it should have been included. If I had unlimited money I would have kept the 105 as a walkaround but today I would not part with my 24-70. It is not a 24 TSE but is a formidable landscape lens

24mm @ 2.8

28mm @ 5.6


Software & Accessories / Re: updating to Maverick 10.9?
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:36:15 PM »
Two things. One is off topic. The time in the upper right hand corner is ofd by 7 -8 minutes every week. When I open it corrects itself.   

Issues with DPP. My 24-70II for DLO would not not update. It was like this for a while and I just thought Canon had not released it yet. I decided to reinstall DPP.

Did a full uninstall and used the disk that came with my 5D3. Install was great but every time I tried to update to 3.13.51 DPP crashed when I tried to open an image. Canon USA detects your OSX and auto selected Mavericks.

I tried several more times with no success. I then tried the Canon Canada website and it does not detect your OXS version, it just has a drop down box and you have to select it. It offered 10.9 (and lower) which is Mavericks, they just don't include the name. I tried that about 3 times and it failed as well. I went back to the Canon USA site and again it detected Mavericks however since that just continued to fail I clicked on the drop down box and on a whim tried 10.8 and I was able to update to 3.13.51 without crashing. Not sure why that worked, but it did, so I don't really care.

I was also to successfully update all my lenses as well. What a nightmare. I would be have been easier if I didn't have to restart the commuter each time. What an archaic system. Probably programmed by the dinosaurs  :P   

I had far better success with my FF over my crop bodies for IQ. I'm talking extreme macros. MP-E lens   

Software & Accessories / Re: Why won't my DPP use Lens Data?
« on: February 21, 2014, 11:56:24 AM »
I had nothing but problems re-installng. The install went OK but every time I tried to update to 3.13.51 DPP crashed. I pulled out the disk that came with my 5D3 and the same thing.

DPP updater at Canon USA recognized my OXS as Mavericks. I must have repeated this about a dozen times. I then tried 10.9 option and the same thing. I finally tried 10.8 and it worked. I updated all my lenses and my 24-70II was accepted.       

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII - too grainy or not?
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:51:08 PM »

Software & Accessories / Re: Why won't my DPP use Lens Data?
« on: February 14, 2014, 06:56:45 PM »
I've been having the exact same issue. My 70-200 f2.8 VII is OK but my 24-70 VII will not work. I'll try the fix. Thanks   

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII - too grainy or not?
« on: February 14, 2014, 11:51:56 AM »
Forgot to say. If you are using ACR or LD using the masking slider in the sharpening tab makes a huge difference. You don't sharpen existing noise in the smooth areas as this feature just sharpens edges. I'm usually at about 80. You then apply less luminance NR so you can maintain better sharpness.

As to your skateboarding shot I really don't see anything disturbing. Maybe at 100%.

Also for output sharpening for my hobby shots I use this method. Edge sharpening as well. You can only use it in PS. Find any edge sharpening for output method.

Actually I believe there is some edge sharpening going on behind the scenes when you select sharpening level and media type in LR's export page. The Pixel Genius group developed the output sharpening page for LR.             

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII - too grainy or not?
« on: February 14, 2014, 11:40:02 AM »
My 5D3 at 12,800. NR using ACR

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just got my hands on a 5D III for the weekend
« on: February 14, 2014, 11:36:00 AM »
7D at 12,800. It was night time and I was maxed out with my 300 F4 IS. @ f4 the fastest shutter I could get was 1/500 and I had a bit of motion blur in the hands and feet. Don't be afraid to try some high ISO shots of you are working with a slower lens.

NR using ACR (photoshop)

I have the 5D3 and these are with my 5D2 at 6,400 with a flash. 5D3 you get about a ½ stop better low light.

ISO 12,800 with 5D3 and no flash. NR using ACR. 

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