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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d3 Raw file corruption
« on: February 24, 2013, 09:34:35 AM »
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anyone have any experience with failing sandisk cards?
Yep, that happened to me with the 5D several years ago. Cause was definetive a defective CF card at the time.
On request SanDisk provided me with a free licence for a SW that recovers lost data from Flash. Not all data could be recoverd though. In fact the damage per picture was reduced, but most pictures had still some kind of damage similar to what you showed. In total the SW could save maybe 10% of the pictures, all other remained lost.
Guess this is why I like the two card feature that allows to write to two flash media parallel. Likelihood to loose data that way is much much lower, altough not impossible either.

ah ok hopefully sandisk can help me out in this case in getting me a replacement

i'll probably get a 32/64 SD card for my 5d3 too to record jpegs onto as a backup of the raws i record on my CF

in emergencies i guess having a jpeg is better than a corrupt file :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d3 Raw file corruption
« on: February 24, 2013, 09:11:02 AM »
The most likely culprit is a corrupt memory card.

hmm if it is, then i guess it's better than the alternative (being my camera)! :P

i've never had any sandisk cards fail on me and i have a bunch of extremes and ultras etc for CF...

anyone have any experience with failing sandisk cards?

i just sent an email to Sandisk to see what they say as i think the card is lifetime warranty?

but the only problem with that may be that i bought it online from B&H but i live in australia....

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5d3 Raw file corruption
« on: February 24, 2013, 07:51:51 AM »
i was just importing some files off my sandisk extreme 32gb 60MB/sec card into lightroom 4.3 and i came across an issue where there is some corruption on one image!



the 5d3 is using 1.1.3 firmware

Any idea on what this could be caused by??

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 06, 2013, 08:50:33 AM »
keep the 5d3 and keep the 24-70II

however, downgrade the 70-200 2.8 IS II to the 70-200 4IS to save a significant amount of weight and the 1 stop difference is often easily afforded by the 5d3 with an ISO bump and/or noise reduction in post. this is precisely why i havent gotten the 70-200 2.8 IS II as i go overseas a bit and dont want to lug heavy gear around. my 70-200 4IS does the job perfectly whilst remaining relatively discrete and in a very manageable packaging and is still weather proof

600 you can also change for a used 430 if you dont need the power, or a yongnuo ttl flash if you wanna save on cash but dont mind the size.

40 pancake with the 5d3 is actually a pretty powerful combo for street shooting and are really quite cheap now. if you can find a used one, then even better and if you dont like it, you can sell it for as much as you paid used for it too :)


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Lenses / Re: B+W XS Pro MRC UV (010P) NANO Slim filter for my 85L or 135L
« on: December 13, 2012, 05:03:41 PM »
I Use That exact slim filter on my 135L. Its great but I tend to stack filters so that's why I bought the slim.

so it doesnt affect the hood at all?
Some reviews say that it stops the hood from mounting properly ?

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Lenses / Re: B+W XS Pro MRC UV (010P) NANO Slim filter for my 85L or 135L
« on: December 13, 2012, 04:49:06 PM »
ah ok, good to know that the standard caps still work.

But what about the hoods? i read that the filter is a bit wider so it may foul some lens hoods from operating correctly?

The reason im asking is because i can actually get the slim for a cheaper price than the standard one, so i was thinking to get the slim if it works well. I know that with these 2 lenses (85/135) vignetting wont be an issue, its purely just a pricing thing of the filters :P

If the slim can fit on the 85 or 135 whilst still retaining the hood compatibility then thats all i want :)

anyone used a slim on the 85L or 135L ?

Thanks!

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Lenses / B+W XS Pro MRC UV (010P) NANO Slim filter for my 85L or 135L
« on: December 13, 2012, 07:11:53 AM »
Hi,

i need to get a filter for my 85 1.2L and was wondering if this filter will work properly as i had read that these slim filters have a different front trim so that some lens caps dont work and also that you can't fit the lens hood over it.

Has anyone used this filter with the canon 85 1.2L?
Or maybe the 135 2L?

i ask because i can get a good price on this slim filter but i also have the non-slim one too, so i can either use that on the 85 and get the slim for the 135 or just use the slim on the 85 if it is compatible.

anyone have any experience using B+W's slim range?

Thanks

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hmm ive been doing some reading on the YN flashes and may get the YN560II, but here is a quick summary(correct me if im wrong):

YN560: first version (competitor to 580ex, M only)
YN560II: updated YN560 with rear LCD, still M only
YN560EX: YN560II with TTL off camera slave only and can be controlled in-camera (ie 7d) via Canon IR wireless
YN565EX: As above with full TTL and can be used as slave to Canon 580EXII/ST-E2 via Canon IR wireless. Has cross-brand compatibility for wireless slave mode

with that, i think the YN560II is probably still the one for me, as i only need manual firing via optical slave for them as background lights.

Is their optical slave sensitive enough if i have them partially hidden behind an umbrella or reflector etc providing im in a small enough room that it can get bounced flash from my main 580exII?

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for the yongnuos, im even looking at the YN-460II as they are really cheap and it says they have optical slave. But does that optical slave actually work with my 580EXII? Im not sure on how they work.

yea i'd love to get a full kit, but for now im only doing them on the side and i dont do this full time so cant justify them as of yet hence my decision to get some cheapie speedlights.

im in sydney and i was also recommended http://www.fotogenic.com.au/ for some cheap light stands but have yet to visit them to check it out.

does anyone have any experience with using canon 580EXII with yongnuo flashes?
ideally id like to not purchase any triggers if possible...

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I am trying to do more portrait photography and so far my equipment consists of a 5d3, 2x 580exII and some lenses.

last weekend i had to do some portraits and what i did was borrow another 580exII to mount on the 5d3, then put my other 2 580 behind the subject shooting at the cream coloured wall behind them to make it white. All this was fired via the 580's master/slave function.

However, when i did some group shots after, the single output light from the camera mounted 580 wasnt even enough although i used a lightsphere (yea yea not the best, but it was a small room, worked well enough and was nowhere near as harsh as bounced/straight flash)

So what i want to do is potentially get some cheaper yongnuos as background lights so i can then relocated the flashes to have 2 behind, 2 infront and 1 on camera for a better distribution of light.

Which yongnuo is recommended if all i want to do is get them to fire via optical slave and they will be in manual mode?

Alternatively is there a better solution?

Im also researching to buy some light stands and umbrellas off amazon too as they ship to australia (cowboystudio umbrellas and manfrotto stands maybe) if anyone has any suggestions on that too.

Thanks

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Lenses / Re: Lens align pro or Spyder lenscal
« on: September 05, 2012, 08:28:56 PM »
lots of great info here!

would the Plus version allow for multiple focal length testing for each lens?

Im just deciding between the Plus and Pro, but decided that i dont really need any of the benefits afforded by the Pro. The most important thing for me is that as long as i can test the AFMA at multiple focal ranges of each lens (as mentioned by several users above) then that would be the choice for me.

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Lenses / Re: Lens align pro or Spyder lenscal
« on: September 05, 2012, 02:45:30 AM »
I stumbled upon this thread and was previously looking at tools to adjust my lenses too.

Ive got 2 bodies, a 7d and a 5d3 and a bunch of lenses etc.

For the Focal software, is the Pro version worth the premium over the Plus version?

Also, does the software offer a full step by step guide on how to microadjust my lenses? How easy would it be on a 1 to 10 scale to do it via FoCal compared to the lens align and other similar product?

Upgrading from the Plus to Pro version is just the cost difference, so starting at Plus and later upgrading is the same as buying the Pro from the start.

Yes, the software guides your through the setup step by step. Also, detailed and (imho) excellent manuals are provided.

For the 7D, your print the target, put it on a wall, light it, put the 7D on a tripod connected to your PC and follow the Target Setup instructions and then run the fully automatic test. First lens may take you 10-15 minutes, from then on it's less than 5 minutes per lens/focal length/distance.

Ah ok, that sounds pretty good :)

So for the 5D3, it's a similar affair but i have to enter in the microadjustment settings myself after it calculates it, is that right?

Another question, for my zooms (24-70, 70-200) does it have to to adjust for a variety of focal lengths? What are the steps needed to do this?

Also, i only have access to a laser printer, would that be ok for printing the test sheet?

Cheers, much appreciated for the help!

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Lenses / Re: Lens align pro or Spyder lenscal
« on: September 05, 2012, 01:21:05 AM »
I stumbled upon this thread and was previously looking at tools to adjust my lenses too.

Ive got 2 bodies, a 7d and a 5d3 and a bunch of lenses etc.

For the Focal software, is the Pro version worth the premium over the Plus version?

I don't do photography for a living, it's just a hobby (albeit an expensive one) so was wondering which version i should get.

Also, does the software offer a full step by step guide on how to microadjust my lenses? How easy would it be on a 1 to 10 scale to do it via FoCal compared to the lens align and other similar product?

thanks

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You can import them to LR4 and use them for process 2010.  However, they apparently are not going to work with the new lightroom 4 process 2012.
 
Here is a thread on Adobe.
 
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/975934?start=0&tstart=0


ahh ok thanks for that!

well most of that thread was just about importing the presets again, which shouldnt really be an issue.... im just worried that because they changed the sliders and all that with LR4, that the settings i had created using the LR3 sliders wouldnt be compatible?

i base my work off a lot of preset sliders that i created as a base line to save myself some time so i just wanted to do some research into this before i make the switch.

Does anyone have any tips or suggestions to make this as seamless as possible?

thanks!

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Does anyone know if lightroom 3 presets are able to be imported and applied to photos in lightroom 4?

i use a lot of presets for lightroom 3, some i've downloaded many i've modified and made however with no more support for new cameras in lightroom 3, i cant import my 5d3 raw files in natively.

Any suggestions on this?

thanks

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