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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 10, 2013, 08:25:00 PM »
For the 5DC, 7D and rebel-crowd, I'm sure the 5D3 is a great upgrade. :)

...and for the 5DII crowd who shoot things that move.  ;)

Technical Support / Re: Possible 7D Autofocus Issues
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:34:29 PM »
Probably the camera.  But...(and, maybe I missed it) what were you focusing on as a target?

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 10, 2013, 06:39:47 PM »
If they do have some much better sensors coming out...

Except...that's a pretty decent-sized IF.  More MP, yes, I'm sure that's coming...but I'd be surprised if that's what you mean by 'better'...

Lenses / Re: How to reduce the nd filter warm color cast?
« on: February 10, 2013, 04:15:53 PM »
The warm tone can be easily removed by adjusting the WB in post.  I wouldn't stack another filter to get there...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Panic button - 1Dx
« on: February 10, 2013, 04:13:41 PM »
He's talking about register/recall shooting function, see p.344 in your manual.

I don't use that, personally. But...I do use the C# settings (I have a few C1-C3 'groups' of them, e.g., people, outdoors, etc., saved on an old CF card). I have the M.Fn button set to directly select the C# settings.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III Dynamic Range
« on: February 10, 2013, 01:52:48 PM »
Is everybody sleeping in this morning? 

Can't speak for everyone, but "Nemo" found us and we were finishing digging out from 30" of snowfall during the New England blizzard...   ;)

The 5D Mark III is far from being "inadequate."  It's more than adequate for most photographers. If you need more than what the 5D3 can deliver, you should consider medium format cameras.


I'm sure there are some people for whom one single feature is so critical that it's the only one that matters, but for most, it's important to consider the whole camera...

Lenses / Re: TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift for product photography?
« on: February 10, 2013, 10:11:35 AM »
The TS-E 90mm is the lens for small product photography.

See the coin examples here: which align with what you're trying to do.

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 10, 2013, 10:05:48 AM »
So Canon did all of this yet there are stories already about a quick replacement of the 5D3? Well, that tells you how important that list of "improvements" that you listed is, doesn't it?

It tells me nothing. There have been 'stories' of a new 100-400L for what...7-8 years?  There have even been at least two patents. Where's the lens? Stories.

As for a 5DIII 'replacement', I'd say BS and wishful thinking.  Many of the people clamoring for a high MP camera from Canon don't want to pay the price for a 1-series body, and from such dreams, rumors are born.

Let me put this another way. If I pick up and use a 5D Mark III, what am I going to notice as being significantly better aside from the AF? Nothing. What do I see as being better when I look at the images on my computer? Nothing.

So $800 or $900 more for improved AF.

Sorry, I completely disagree with that conclusion.  With a few notable (and *cough* vociferous) minority exceptions, the consensus was that the sensor-based IQ of the 5DII was excellent - it wasn't broke, and Canon didn't fix it.  Because of that excellent IQ, many people used the 5DII for tasks for which it's not ideal.  There's a reason I and a whole bunch of other people had both a 5DII and a 7D.  What Canon did with the 5DIII was, IMO, huge.  They took a camera with already excellent IQ, and improved substantially on the overall performance. 

For 5DII tripod-only, ISO 100 shooters, I can see the incremental nature of the upgrade. But if that's you, the answer is simple - keep your 5DII.

You state, "If I pick up and use a 5D Mark III...," which I take to mean you haven't.

After a couple years shooting a 7D and a 5DII, when I tried out a 5DIII what I immediately noticed was that it felt 'fast'. For example, the difference between the ~200 ms shutter lag of the 5DII and the ~100 ms lag of the 5DIII is very apparent.  My overall impression of the 5DIII is that using it feels like using a 7D from a performance standpoint, and it delivers the IQ of the 5DII - that's a powerful combination, and whereas the 5DII was liked (almost exclusively) for its IQ, the 5DIII is, IMO, the best all-around dSLR on the market.

Yes, the contacts that deliver power for AF also deliver power for IS.


EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:12:09 AM »
In short, the only thing that Canon really got right with the 5D Mark III was autofocus (probably because that was the leading criticism from the 5D Mark II) but in fixing that, it is almost like they ignored the rest of the camera (sensor included.) Oops!

Yep.  The 50% faster frame rate, better sealing, better viewfinder, dual card slots, shutter lag reduced by half, better metering, better ergonomics including a multicontroller on the grip, etc., it does seem like Canon ignored everything but the AF.  Right.

Lighting / Re: How to use flash with av,tv
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:04:07 AM »
You also asked about ISO 400 - the camera selects that in Auto ISO with a flash as a compromise.  Higher ISO means your flash power goes further, lower ISO means less noise.  If you manually set an ISO, you can set whatever you want.

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 09, 2013, 04:27:14 PM »
Can't we all just agree to agree?  ;)

Lenses / Re: Which Gitzo: GT3532LS or GT3542LS?
« on: February 09, 2013, 02:43:45 PM »
Well, received my new tripod a short while ago. It is a thing of beauty, I'll definitely offer that. I think I may have...miscalculated...the height though.  This thing is WAAAY TALL.

Don't say you weren't warned...   :P

For that reason, I'd consider the 3542XLS instead of the 3452LS (although that's really a tall set of legs!).  XLS too tall, LS too short, TVC-34L would be just right.    ;)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best Cap for 82mm Slim Filter
« on: February 09, 2013, 02:27:52 PM »

The XS-Pro mount is 3.4mm thick, whichever glass is in it.

I have UV filters because those were cheaper when I bought them.  If I was buying an 82mm filter from B&H today, I'd get Clear because it's $12 cheaper, and more importantly, it's in stock.

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