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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 capture sharpening routines
« on: May 09, 2012, 11:34:17 PM »
I wonder if the video theory applies to stills... The Canon rep Chuck Westfall in an interview confirmed that video was softer SOOC as people have noted... However, he said that is on purpose as it accepts sharpening very well and in the end, pulls out more detail then if it was sharper SOOC.

Canon's Chuck Westfall speaks with planet5D at NAB 2012 Small | Large

So I wonder if stills are the same? The sharpening is roughly the same IMO as the 5D II, I may use a tad more though by default (48, 0.9, 45, 5) are my settings now, versus (45,0.9, 45, 5) with the 5D2. Not much change really. But honestly, I feel the 5D3 images have a bit more detail, but that may be because the AF system locks on perfectly basically every single time... The tiniest front/back focus can really affect the sharpness of the image. The 5D3 is extremely consistent compared to the 5D2.

Maybe Canon is doing slightly less sharper images at the sensor level in order to gain more detail once sharpening is applied either by the camera or via LR, PS, DPP, etc...  Not sure, it may just apply to video. In that case, who knows!  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: any screen protectors for MarkIII?
« on: May 09, 2012, 05:59:42 PM »
The only protector I would even consider using would be the GGS glass ones. The plastic ones are terrible.

I don't plan on using any with my 5D3 though.

It does not make me want to change it all. I am extremely happy with my 5D3 and at this point, care less about the D800. It was fun at first to compare them, but now it is just getting old.

For those who go with the D800, awesome. For those with the 5D3, awesome. It does not bother me in the least. I don't get why people care so much about others though. Go with what you really want. The D800 and 5D3 are different target audiences and I fall into what the 5D3 offers. I simply believe it is the superior camera for me.

I won't have any second thoughts on my decision either. The 5D3 is the best body I have ever used.  So I am happy!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« on: May 03, 2012, 12:10:25 PM »

Ya know I'm getting a bit fed up with all the "engineers" touting that this fix is standard throughout the electronics industry and that we, as consumers, should just deal with it.  Well to you I say "stick it where the sun doesn't shine."

Yes I understand you have spent a lot of money and time and sweat on your education and I'm just a poor blue-collar shmuck.  I know you have a pretty plaque on the wall that 'says' you know what you are doing.  You might even have a sticker on your drivers license to help you convince the cops you are smart.  So what.

Don't come on here and try to convince us mere mortals that this is sufficient and 'don't open your computers' because there is tape all inside it.  You know what?  I have opened my computer...I build my own computers and THERE ISN'T A STITCH OF TAPE ANYWHERE INSIDE IT.  Not one small piece.

What you guys are trying to do is, convince the consumer that your way of doing things is sufficient and that our wee-bit of knowlege on the matter is laughable.  Shall we revisit your way of doing things?  1.  Do it cheaply.  2. Do is sufficiently 3. Do it 'just enough' to make it work.  4.  Hope the customer doesn't find out that your company charges a premium for such a mickey mouse fix.  5. Collect a paycheck and straighten the plaque on the wall.

Well I got news for you guys.  It's the consumer that decides whether it's good enough.  WE decide with our pocketbooks.  YOU get to go redesign it if WE tell you it isn't. 

I work with engineers everyday.  Not in the electronics field, but the manufacturing field.  And I'm here to tell you, you guys F@#* stuff up more than you help.  Constant rework and on the fly fixes by the guy without the degree while the guy with the degree looks down smugly over his glasses and his CATIA program; never actually putting things together. 

Tape.  That's the fix for a $3500.00 camera light leak issue.  Personally I'm disgusted and as consumers we shouldn't have to settle for it.

They couldn't design it correctly to begin with, so they hot patched it.  And you engineer types claim we should be thrilled. 

Just one question:  If you engineer types are so smart why the heck does the camera need to be fixed with tape to correct how it was engineered?


Wow, somebody is extremely bitter about something... Having worked on the largest aluminum forging presses in the world to working on military and commercial airfoils all the way to high precision medical CT, MRI and PET equipment, you would be surprised how much stuff gets "overlooked" and requires simple repairs you will never see. You are complaining about some tape in a camera to simply act as a light shield? Seriously?

Get over yourself.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« on: April 30, 2012, 06:03:36 PM »
Given the MTF and how well Canon has done with the 70-200 II and such, I am sure it will be an amazing, prime like lens from end to end.

However, I feel the price is too high lacking IS. I mean, I could do without IS at that focal length, but would make the price make more sense to me. I think it should be priced at around $1800 myself (but will sell fine at current price for sure).

I am highly interested in it... I may rent one from CPS once they get them. But I will not buy them until I can snag a 20% off Canon refurb or something of the sort. I mean, the 70-200 II's just a few months ago you could of got as cheap as $1700 or 1800, so I figure the same will come with the 24-70 II with time. In which I may jump on it then.

You are mistaken. That dot was applied after Canon fixed the issue of recalled units. Was not a change during production.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III Light Leak Resolution (Canon USA)
« on: April 27, 2012, 04:55:09 PM »
Mine is a "1". But I don't care to do anything about it. This issue does not effect me in the slightest bit. Does it bother you that much?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk iii RAW size at high ISO quality comparison
« on: April 27, 2012, 04:48:07 PM »
Looking through all your examples I am confused on how you conclude that the MRAW files look better.

On every set of examples posted, the full size RAW files look better to me. Especially when resized down to the same size as the MRAW files.

*scratches head*

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Releases Lightroom 4.1 RC2
« on: April 27, 2012, 01:01:08 PM »
Glad to see Flickr working again!

This is Canon's way of telling people "Your idiots, nothing is wrong... But to make you happy along with the bandwagon, we will do something about it".

Seriously, this light leak issue is the stupidest problem ever. I kind of wish Canon just said there is no issue and be done with it.

This leak has caused all types of negativity for no reason.

From the poll I guess it is safe to say Canon shooters are perfectly fine with 18-22MP offerings.... Very few require or want 30+ MP sensors at this point.

Lenses / Re: 24-105 - versions?
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:02:06 AM »
Generally it will be the exact same. But you never know if Canon made any changes and will never know, either.

My thoughts is that production and stuff improves over time, even if the parts/assembly instructions do not. The glass making, IS assemblies, etc... Generally will benefit from an improvement somewhere. Probably not enough to ever know, but that is why I always prefer to have the newer makes of even older lenses.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: BG-E11 Delayed
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:37:07 AM »
You realize the grass is not greener on the other side right? ^

Go look at B&H for both Nikon and Canon lenses. Then scroll to the bottom of the list to see all of the out of stock lenses for Nikon and the lack of for Canon. I see 25 Nikon lenses out of stock (not including import models, only USA)... For Canon, only 4... And 2 of those being the super tele's that just came out.

Canon may be delay prone at the beginning... But once out, they can actually keep up with demand and be in stock. Nikon is not so good in that regard.

So chose either initial delay or long-term supply issues.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: BG-E11 Delayed
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:18:24 AM »
It's a battery grip, not a big deal.

I want mine badly, but I don't NEED it right now.

And that light leak issue? Please... How can anybody consider that a real issue when it has happened on many other Canon bodies in the past? I mean really... Unless you shoot in dark caves below -1EV and use the top LCD at the same time (who even uses that normally?), does it even matter? Nope. Only to those who want to complain about the camera and use it as "fuel" for the sake of argument.

EOS Bodies / Weather Sealing: 5D3 vs. 5D2 vs. D800 Diagrams
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:13:17 AM »
I put together the weather-sealing diagrams from Canon and Nikon on these cameras and it looks like the 5D3 is more robustly sealed. The 5D3 is also quite a bit better then the 5D2 it replaces with a larger use of gaskets around many of the dials. Canon seems to have done well sealing this body for the elements. Both bodies look great though in general.

I notice the 5D3 has additional sealing in the top LCD, the mounting brackets for the camera strap, tripod mount, diopter adjustment wheel and two switches on the back of the D800 which lack any sealing (from these diagrams). Not sure of the function of these switches so I don't know if sealing would be required, but I am guessing they would be. But who knows :D

Just a little side by side comparison:

And the 5D2:

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