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I have yet to test this in the real world but will be getting a chance soon. I was very happy with my 5D2 but wanted the pro AF the 5D3 offered. If I run into this there won't be a 5D4 in my future.

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Lighting / Re: AF assist for outer focus points on 5D3?
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:23:50 PM »
Yes they do to some degree and I know the 600EX-RT patterns are designed to work with the 5D3. 

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Hello All,

Please remember to post your findings onto this link also, http://forums.usa.canon.com/t5/EOS/5D3-AF-assist-beam-slower-focus/td-p/2277 Its Canons forum, so far we have had Canon respond twice, the more we help them look into this, the more we may get a solution,

all the best

Louis

Considering the amount of posts and information that is already here in this thread and several other threads, what do you think the chances are that someone from Canon that is reading the posts on the Canon forum might simply click over and read  the CR threads if the links are posted on their forum?  Just sayin'...

I think a major issue is this has been basically ignored at both DPreview and Fred Miranda. DPreview has surprised me as they usually latch on to these things like a Pit Bull. Big players in online forums with little noise so far. Does not help this cause.   

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Software & Accessories / Re: Recommendations for light meter?
« on: January 15, 2013, 09:02:42 PM »
I don't know anything about this manufacturer. Where do you see that it reads colour temp? It will give you correct camera settings for both flash and ambient light. So does my Sekonic.


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Did the revup  ever say what camera body we are discussing on this thread?  The signature says both 5d3 and 7d so is it one of these?

I ask b/c I just sent a 7d for canon service for high noise but it also had grain in excess.

I'd bet it was the 7d. I hate that sensor, personally.

Too bad. I like it.


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Software & Accessories / Re: Recommendations for light meter?
« on: January 14, 2013, 07:03:18 PM »
Sekonic L-358 is a very good and popular unit. I own one. The particular one does not do a temp reading. Don't know about others but fi they do they will be expensive.   

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Have you used it in a live situation yet? Dark venue like a wedding reception or another event.   

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Lighting / Re: The Flash Bracket? Do they really matter anymore?
« on: January 11, 2013, 11:03:04 AM »
Let us know what you think when you get it.

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Lighting / Re: The Flash Bracket? Do they really matter anymore?
« on: January 10, 2013, 07:51:26 PM »
I was talking to a fellow photographer who works weddings all the time. We were discussing on-camera flash and he spoke of always using a flash bracket for on camera.

I've seen them before, those large hulking contraptions that some photogs carry around on a wedding. Is it really necessary though anymore? I think one of those would slow me down but if the benefits are really worth the hassle i'd might look into it.

Supposedly, it will remove the horrid side-shadow when shot in portrait orientation but why not just use a TTL cable and hold the flash in proper orientation rather than carry a bulky and heavy bracket? Or just bounce?

Dunno, It was interesting enough to want some opinions on brackets.

Even though I still use one if there is no where to bounce my flash guru has stopped using them. Todays high ISO capable cameras allow the photographer to bring in much more ambient light therefore less flash is required which greatly reduces the side shadow issue. Of course keeping people away from walls is also a huge factor.

http://neilvn.com/tangents/flash-photography-techniques/flash-brackets/

I read an article where someone just stopped shooting portrait style at events. Again high ISO capable cameras allow for better cropping so this person just made portrait shots out of landscape orientation.

           

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Lighting / Re: The Flash Bracket? Do they really matter anymore?
« on: January 10, 2013, 07:40:10 PM »
I finally bought this bracket. It's small and compact but does the job.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=invoice&A=details&Q=&sku=464814&is=REG

Can I ask why you chose this style? Why lower the flash to the lens rather than raise it?   

The CB Mini brackets are intended primarily for shooting in portrait orientation, IMO, so the flash is above the lens axis. If one will be switching back and forth from landscape to portrait orientation, an adjustable blacket is a much better choice, IMO.  I use one of the RRS ring brackets, personally.

Oh I see. Thanks

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Lighting / Re: The Flash Bracket? Do they really matter anymore?
« on: January 10, 2013, 08:19:36 AM »
I finally bought this bracket. It's small and compact but does the job.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=invoice&A=details&Q=&sku=464814&is=REG

Can I ask why you chose this style? Why lower the flash to the lens rather than raise it?   

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Lighting / Re: The Flash Bracket? Do they really matter anymore?
« on: January 10, 2013, 08:17:52 AM »
The Wedding Pro Flash Bracket looks promising from Really Right Stuff.

Anyone have this and can provide some feedback?

http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=WPF-QR&type=4&eq=&desc=WPF-QR%3a-Flash-Bracket-with-fixed-mount

This is the bracket I use. It is very versatile and gets the flash higher in relationship to the lens. I will always try to bounce first. If I can't then I pullout the bracket and shoot direct. I also will also crank up the ISO.  A very solid product.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Snow tubing with 5D III + 24-70 II
« on: January 01, 2013, 01:13:08 PM »
Good points from @digital about keeping it cold... you definitely want to avoid as much as possible bringing it straight inside.  Putting it into a big zip lock bag works great too... but still put it in the camera bag so it warms up slowly.

Zip lock bags do work well but I gave up them long ago. They are a pain when it is cold. Keeping it in the bag works well - less hassle. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Snow tubing with 5D III + 24-70 II
« on: December 31, 2012, 08:39:51 PM »
I'm from Canada and have used my gear in -30 Celsius and colder. Secret is to keep your gear cold until you are done. If I come in for hot chocolate I put out gear into the camera bag (which is outside) and zip it up. When really cold I will wrap it up with my parka as well. If I can leave it outside I will.

When done for the day I follow the above procedure. Now I will wait several hours before I open the bag. You want to warm up your gear slowly. If you expose your gear quickly you get condensation on it. No problem on the outside, it is the inside. Over time this can lead to mold growth particularly with lenses. Of course these are extremes but something to be aware of.

Check this out.

http://www.petapixel.com/2012/12/20/frozen-camera-what-a-dslr-looks-like-when-shooting-in-a-25c-environment/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29

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