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Technical Support / Re: I solved my own problem, but thought I would share
« on: December 07, 2012, 01:27:51 PM »
From the owner's manual section on Silent LV Shooting:

"When using a non-Canon flash unit, set it to [Disable]. The flash will not fire if it is set to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2]."

So, maybe this has nothing to do with tethered shooting, it's just a Live View thing. I'll test it tonight.

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Technical Support / I solved my own problem, but thought I would share
« on: December 07, 2012, 12:52:44 PM »
Last night I tried tethered shooting in EOS Utility with my 5D Mark III using studio lights and a sync cord. The strobes would not fire when using Live View. They worked fine through tethered shooting with out Live View.

So, I did some digging and found that under the Live View settings you have to set Silent Shooting to Disabled in order for the body to trigger the strobes. Why? No flipping idea.

Anyway, thought the info might help someone, so I've shared.

I realize this might be common knowledge already, but I had no idea.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS II vs. Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 VC
« on: December 06, 2012, 06:54:01 PM »

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« on: December 04, 2012, 04:53:59 PM »
If Sigma can maintain this level of quality and price across more lenses, Canon might have to reconsider its pricing. Canon's near monopoly on the high end AF lens market might be coming to an end finally. Of course, this could also be a "loss leader" or gouge from Sigma. Time will tell.

Their 85mm is just as good, so this isn't a brand new thing. I'm glad to see them competing not only on price but also on quality. I still think they have a significant hurdle to overcome before Canon has to worry. Their still seems to be an issue of people being leery of third party lenses due to uncertainty and hearse concerning problems. A good PR campaign and maybe a loaner program would go a long way.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: December 04, 2012, 04:27:07 PM »
Not sure if this thread has noticed, but I posted several full-size samples in this thread: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11210.0

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« on: December 04, 2012, 09:31:10 AM »
From a little further away... see...round.

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« on: December 03, 2012, 10:21:33 PM »

OOF lights at f1.4 showing mild ringing/onion:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1183.jpg


At f/1.4, aren't the round lights overly football-like in shape?

only when your subject is very close to the lens. At the distance you would really shoot people they are round. I'll have to post an example tomorrow.

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« on: December 03, 2012, 09:18:42 PM »
These are all shot RAW on a 5D MK III and exported full-size from Lightroom with sharpening set to 0.

This picture of the orchid is blowing my mind at how sharp it is at 1.4:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1275.jpg

Another sharp flower at 1.4:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1290.jpg

Kitty cat f/2:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1208.jpg

Inside candid at f/1.4:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1330.jpg

OOF lights at f1.4 showing mild ringing/onion:
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1183.jpg

OOF lights at f2 showing mild ringing/onion (the orange cast is from mix of fill flash and the light behind me):
http://chernicoff.us/images/9Z9C1184.jpg

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« on: December 03, 2012, 01:03:30 PM »
I know it's not supposed to be able to do that, but sometimes it does. For instance while sitting in a dark room and shooting down a well-lit hallway, it meters down the hall way with center AF point, but meters for the room when using the right-most AF point (on wall of dark room).

Yes, but that's evaluative metering weighting the exposure toward the selected AF point.  It's not the same as spot metering.  Does it give similar results in some situations?  Yes...but then, a stopped analog clock shows the right time twice per day.

Ah, that's the key difference I was missing. So, it will bias the weighted measurement, but not perform a spot metering. Makes perfect since.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« on: December 03, 2012, 12:50:56 PM »
Is it possible to get it to meter using the selected AF point instead of the center of the frame?
Nope unfortunately not thats the realms of 1D bodies only

I know it's not supposed to be able to do that, but sometimes it does. For instance while sitting in a dark room and shooting down a well-lit hallway, it meters down the hall way with center AF point, but meters for the room when using the right-most AF point (on wall of dark room).

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4
« on: November 30, 2012, 05:15:23 PM »
I just got my copy an hour ago and am sharing a quick set that were taken near minimum focus distance. These are 5D Mk III images, shot as RAW and exported full-size from Lightroom using default settings.

http://chernicoff.us/images/f1.4.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f2.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f2.8.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f4.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f5.6.jpg
http://chernicoff.us/images/f8.jpg

The build quality on this lens is phenomenal. Feels very much like a Zeiss. I'll get more and better images posted. I also will do a longer comparison this weekend to Sigma's 50mm and 85mm 1.4's.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 continuous shooting speed
« on: November 28, 2012, 05:35:24 PM »
  But anyways, maybe that's a side effect of having a "fast" FPS with only 1 digic...

I would think you have it backwards... two digic would require more power than one. I could see it dropping down to one when the battery is low.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 continuous shooting speed
« on: November 28, 2012, 04:33:23 PM »
I'll go home tonight and fully-charge both batteries and do a back to back comparison to test the theory that it affects non-Canon batteries.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 continuous shooting speed
« on: November 28, 2012, 04:13:40 PM »
I think this is happening with my non-Canon battery even when full. I bought it strictly as a backup and have only really used it for the first time last weekend. It was fully charged, but the camera flashes the low-battery indicator.

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I guess a mod deleted my previous post.

Use Live View for manual focus. Switch on Live View, press the Magnify Glass button once or twice to zoom in, use direction buttons to move area of zoomed view to your subject, and then manually focus.

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