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Landscape / Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« on: July 13, 2012, 10:33:21 AM »
Just wondering what HDR programs are you guys using?
Trying with EasyHDR, but for me it has problems when I try to process 7 bracketed shots from my 5DMK3.
I seem to have enough RAM available for windows. Works if I use reduced size GIFs.

Here's a shot done with the LDR function:

Landscape / Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« on: July 12, 2012, 12:35:39 PM »
just bought EasyHDR, still playing with it. This is a pseudo HDR of sunset yesterday evening, I think
I overdid it, I need to find something good inbetween this and the single shot I used.

5DMK3 24-105 at 24mm, F9.5, 1/30th at ISO200.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 11, 2012, 09:22:24 AM »
Gary & 1982 - quit posting such astounding bird photos, you're making the rest of us look bad!  ;D
Some people should be banned! >:(

Macro / Doctor, My Eyes..........
« on: July 07, 2012, 04:01:49 AM »
Saw this poor fellow flapping around this morning, must have "hatched" late yesterday or during the night.
I guess he's not going to make it.

5DMK3 EF100 L F2.8 IS, F13 ISO400 4secs. 

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 01, 2012, 08:06:59 AM »
Fledgling Great Tit.

5D MK3, 70-200 F4, 1/1500s, F4.0, ISO160.
On Tv, didn't notice it had taken F4.0 instead of increasing the ISO.


Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 01, 2012, 08:01:41 AM »
Pied Heron
Looks very cool. Punk maybe?
Nice picture.

Cheers Brian

Lighting / Re: 5D Mark III incompatible with Metz 45CL-4?
« on: June 29, 2012, 11:39:39 AM »
Just read something. The EOS's can only do E-TTL, the shoe may be able to do E-TTL but can the flash itself?

Lighting / Re: 5D Mark III incompatible with Metz 45CL-4?
« on: June 29, 2012, 11:36:18 AM »
I have a 36CT-2 . Reading the Internet I read that it would only work with a standard shoe, it had an SCA310 (3 contacts) and
needed an SCA301 (1 contact). With that shoe I have exactly the effect you describe.

Even read that the Flash is dangerous for the Camera, also a 5DMK3, if used with the SCA310.

Sorry that I cannot help. Just as stuck as you, so much so that I ordered a 430EX today.

Cheers Brian

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DMKIII Autofocus help required
« on: June 28, 2012, 02:42:43 AM »
Getting there (I think).
I found the feature that allows me to display the focus points when viewing the picture
and generally its now spot on. I think one problem is trying to shoot very fast moving
subjects at too low a shutter speed. I suspect that was more the problem than incorrect
Certainly this example seems to be well focussed, DOF is low due to aperture, certainly no
complaints with the equipment anymore. 
PEBC = Problem exists behind Camera

5DMK3 F6.7, 1/1000 ISO1600 Canon 70-200 F4 IS at 200mm, 2m to subject.


I heard back from Haehnel again. This was the answer:

The 5D MKIII has a movie start/stop button, but also has a feature where the shutter release button
can be mapped to the "Movie Shoot Button" as well. But I couldn't get this to work with the Giga,
therefore I had been wondering if other setting were required aswell?

Yes, the 5D MK III has this function and it will allow start/stop video via any of the remote controls.

So the problem seems to be at my end somewhere. Anyway thanks very much to Haehnel for answering,
very good customer service IMHO. 

Cheers Brian

Animal Kingdom / Re: Birds with attitude
« on: June 27, 2012, 04:37:07 AM »
It's chesters by the river at skelwith bridge about 3 miles away from Ambleside on the Coniston road. It's just Ambleside side of the bridge itself. Have been going there for years. The food is excellent there they've just installed a wood burning stove which they use for pizza, pitta and bread.
OK we know Chesters, as we usually stay in Chapel Stile. By the time we hit there on the way back from a hike I'm too
tired to get the Camera out though.


yes I got that to work too,
I did some more testing, the Camera is not taking stills, it seems to be just flipping the mirror down to
focus or whatever. I have actually been able to start recordings, in normal one-shot mode, just that the
transmit button must be pressed down the whole way (Just the same as the shutter release on the camera),
but cant find a way to stop the recording.
But can you get it to stop too?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Birds with attitude
« on: June 26, 2012, 02:35:15 PM »
I suspected so, and the RSPB website says tht other tits can have the crest too as the mother has  little crest on top...Few of the birds around that very popular cafe in Great Langdale are all that shy as there are always plenty of crumbs...
Yep, we get a few different types, sometimes I suspect cross-breeding due to the way some will look like
other species, not sure if that happens or not. Which Cafe is that? I know a few Pubs and Hotels where
they are very tame/cheeky. Going for 2 weeks in September.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Birds with attitude
« on: June 26, 2012, 02:29:40 PM »
Here's Fluffy, this time looking for a fight!

in this case I want to be in the shot

Seems to me that the simplest answer is to just let the camera run. So you've got a few extra seconds of you walking from behind the camera to the set -- so what? Just edit out that part.


Yep, tried that, and many times it would work for me. But sometimes I have to wait a long
time before I start to film. OK, a bigger CF card would maybe help there.
Guess I was hoping there would be a simple solution that I couldn't see.


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