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EOS Bodies / Re: Where are all the 5D Mark III raws?
« on: March 25, 2012, 06:15:23 PM »
We have heard the many celebrations of the new children in your growing Canon households. How about posting some sets of raws  shot off a tripod at various ISOs with different lenses. Of course making sure the camera settings are known to you (and not distorting your results) and the lighting is not causing any obvious problems. Some still lifes would be great.

It would be wonderful to see some real world performance after all the brouhaha.
Have you tried posting an image to this site? The limitations are around 4 mg and you can have up to 4 images so 1mg an image.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5Dmk3 in camera lens aberration correction samples
« on: March 24, 2012, 12:34:51 PM »
How's the 50mm F/1.2 focussing with the 5D MK3?
I was wondering if it tames some of it's bad focusing behavior?

I really want to get one of these next, but I'm not sure if the 5D MK3 will make things worse or better?

Cheers

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Lets put it this way, i will use my 50 1.2 as much as humanly possible now because the 5d3 is killer with it. The focus locks nicely even at F1.2.

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Very briefly, since this isn't necessarily objective nor scientific... but I feel that the Mark III is orders of magnitude better than the Mark II.

I bought a Mark II at the beginning of the month wanting to save money and/or spend the difference in price on better glass.  It's the same dilemma I see posted about time and time again. 

Autofocus: I'm a portrait photographer (children and newborns, primarily) who is getting back into weddings, and I have to say that the new autofocus makes a WORLD of difference in the ratio of usable photos.  In editing after a simple demo session with my own son, I only eliminated a handful of photos due to focus misfire, as opposed to the 1/3 I usually  do with the Mark II.  This will make a huge difference in saleable prints.  The same goes for the noise level in higher ISOs.  ISO 3200 looks like ISO 200 on my old 30D (likely much better).

Metering, Sensor, & IQ: I don't know what it is, but even though I shoot manual, the contrast and color quality of my shots came out so perfect that I could get away with no post processing in Lightroom if I was feeling lazy.  That's a huge time savings in workflow.  This makes a big difference when sorting through 3-400 images per shoot.

Mind you, I just upgraded from a 30D to a 5D Mark II just this month, and that upgrade didn't make me as giddy as the move from the Mark II to the III.  And this is after only 20 minutes of shooting.  I'm sure I'll have more opinions in the next few days.
Congrats on the discovery process! :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Mode 5D mark iii
« on: March 24, 2012, 12:30:07 PM »
I have purchased the new 5d mk iii. which arrived today and have been testing it performance, especially the manual mode as thats what I shoot with the most.  I hoped there would be an auto ISO setting for manual, which there is BUT
why cannot I set an exposure compensation while in Manual mode with auto ISO?
I always use manual mode to control shutter and aperture.  I meter my exposures from my client's faces that are usually set at +1EV to accommodate light skin.  Auto ISO would allow me to keep up with rapidly moving children as ISO speed is not so critical as shutter and aperture setting for me.  I appreciate the new advantage of auto ISO that the mark ii did not have, but now my exposures will be a full stop under-exposed using the advantages of auto ISO with the mark iii
When i put my 1DM3 in manual the meter in the window on top doesnt even show up because yea its manual if you swing your aperture way high or way low it will drop to over or under expose based on the range of your iso selection. The bigger the range of auto iso the more you will see the meter dead center. It actually works like a charm. Still it would be nioce like on your cam you can set the flash to always expose a third over. Of course i'd love that option even for manual. Maybe they could make the iso higher when you want a third over...hmmm

Flash and auto iso is not a good mix
Test it out, i was curious last night in a drak room and without flash i had to use like 56,000 iso but with flash it dropped down to 400 iso in auto iso setting.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DXO Optics Hands on Review
« on: March 24, 2012, 12:22:19 PM »


Would you be using a 5DIII if you were a sports photographer? rather than just shooting sports
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Actually my 1dm3 is for sale right now. I have a wedding business and a sports business. I'll have to get the shutter replaced ever 1-1.5 yrs but that doesn't bother me. My resoning is this. The shutter lag is awesome on the 5d mark 3 so its not loosing much. The focus system rocks so not loosing much. All i am loosing is 4 fps and a tank like camera. I love the camera and bought it when it just came out in 2007 but the color accuracy and the exposure capabilities will be far beyond the 1d and my older 5d. I want accuracy and similarity of files so when i shoot weddings i'm not shooting "the other camera". If i had the dough id get the 1dx and make the 5dm3 the other camera but i like my options as they are now.

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People need to stop bitching and test them out. Theres all this philosophy and data and bs. If you use nikon buy nikon, if you use Canon then use Canon, both have great cameras you can buy. People really have the 5DM3 now and like myself are really impressed with the camera as a whole. Spec for spec in use it is pure bliss to use. Can't wait to shoot my first wedding with my new camera. The focus locks even in real dark situations too. Thats nice! Oddly enough my testing of all my lenses with it somehow produces dead sharp focus accuracy, its crazy! You all dont believe me because you read some report or saw some video, haha. Ok.

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and if you were really such a get out and shoot guy you might realize how 3 stops dynamic range can make a huge difference, maybe it doesn't for what you shoot, but then maybe that just shows that some of the pixel peeping geeks actually get out and shoot a lot more things than you huh?


In your attempt to be a smart@ss, you just posted the funniest line I've ever read by a pixel-peeping geek. Yes, I do dabble in photography that requires lots of dynamic range from time to time.









Somehow I manage even with $hitty Canon sensors. Now do you care to share some of your images that illustrate how effectively the DR of Sony's Exmor sensor can enhance your photography :)

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i guess the Ferrari test team has no lab huh?


Do you really want to use a car analogy with me? Of course Ferrari has a test lab. The big dog F1 teams like Ferrari and McLaren spend $300-plus million a year on R&D. Wind tunnels, automated dynos that simulate upshifts and downshifts of an entire race, etc. You name it, they test it. During a race, the two-way telemetry on an F1 car wirelessly streams gigabytes of data back to the lab every second so engineers can analyze it in real time.

That said, all that lab work doesn't mean $hit without real-world track testing. Furthermore, the only reason why teams spend hundreds of millions of dollars on lab testing is to they can more effectively develop parts for real-world testing. As it stands, the main reason why F1 teams are spending so much money on testing in the lab is because the FIA banned off-season and in-season testing a few years ago. Teams would much rather spend that money testing their cars on track in real-world racing conditions, but they can't, so they resort to lab testing instead. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent in the lab just so they can make the most of the precious few days of real-world track testing that they're allowed. 

On the other hand, pixel-peeping tech geeks seem more interested in lab tests than actually using their cameras.

Dude! Amazing shots!

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EOS Bodies / Re: I'm Sad but I'm going to hang in there...
« on: March 23, 2012, 11:25:46 PM »
Ive had it for 2 days i want another one! I dont know what you are moping about at all. I have a 1DM3 and an original 5d plus my new 5dm3. The 1D is top of the line yet you ask why would you sell that pro camera and get another 5d3? Because it is friggen awesome!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Mode 5D mark iii
« on: March 23, 2012, 10:57:16 PM »
I have purchased the new 5d mk iii. which arrived today and have been testing it performance, especially the manual mode as thats what I shoot with the most.  I hoped there would be an auto ISO setting for manual, which there is BUT
why cannot I set an exposure compensation while in Manual mode with auto ISO?
I always use manual mode to control shutter and aperture.  I meter my exposures from my client's faces that are usually set at +1EV to accommodate light skin.  Auto ISO would allow me to keep up with rapidly moving children as ISO speed is not so critical as shutter and aperture setting for me.  I appreciate the new advantage of auto ISO that the mark ii did not have, but now my exposures will be a full stop under-exposed using the advantages of auto ISO with the mark iii
When i put my 1DM3 in manual the meter in the window on top doesnt even show up because yea its manual if you swing your aperture way high or way low it will drop to over or under expose based on the range of your iso selection. The bigger the range of auto iso the more you will see the meter dead center. It actually works like a charm. Still it would be nioce like on your cam you can set the flash to always expose a third over. Of course i'd love that option even for manual. Maybe they could make the iso higher when you want a third over...hmmm

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 2.8 L II - any images/first impressions online?
« on: March 23, 2012, 10:10:19 PM »
Haha, ok, been using the 24-70 2.8l for 5 yrs and its is an incredible lens most all Canon Explorers have this lens, Most wedding photogs have this lens. We never needed IS. Especially when isos are sick these days...The lens of the last 2yrs has been flogged thousands of times in my sports photog company too and it just is friggen fast! It prob focusses faster than my 70-200 2.8l II, no kidding. bad copies are prob out there but many times its a bad sensor alignment in which case many probs exist. Ideally you send your gear to canon and get both calibrated to each other. I had a photog friend have a prob with the lens on his 40 d and after trying a couple sent it in and it was the sensor alignment that was the prob. It goes both ways though im sure some lenses are out of their spec when bought new.
whatever suits your needs may not suit another photog's needs. I know that the 24-70 2.8 lens is generally used as a portrait/wedding lens (or a walk about lens) however there are those, like me, who would like to shoot handheld video with it. All about perferences.
I have a friend that bought a 24-70 after renting mine to use to shoot a film for a car. Id say that says something.

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Lenses / Re: 24 - 70mm f/2.8 L I or II
« on: March 23, 2012, 10:03:17 PM »
I had a similar dilemma, but since the 24-70 version 2 is still not out, I picked up a like new version one from craig's list for $1,100.  Worst case scenario:  if I don't like it and want to buy version 2, I could easily sell it for close to what I bought it for and buy the new one. 

On a side note, I am not a professional photographer and can't justify my obsession with high-end gear.  I just tell myself that I am worth it - and that is why UPS is bringing me my 5D3 tomorrow (like i really need it)
HAHAAHHAHA! Send me some cash and have a new obsessions of helping people financially!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III First Impressions
« on: March 23, 2012, 09:56:44 PM »
I just tested it with flash and 1/60th 200 iso F10 looked the same as 1/60th 200iso F1.2 as far as exposure, wow!! Another thing i am noticing is for some reason every lens i have is dead on tack sharp. Call it luck call it 5d magic, i dont care! My original 5d always did better than and other camera with flash too but this one is sick!

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I don't doubt that, but taking photos of a photo in a book is hardly testing the camera and then downsizing. Just like with a high ISO D800 photo downsized to 5d size, it loses much of its noise.
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I did it for everyone, because i didn't have time to shoot a wedding or anything relevant, noise is noise no matter what you photograph. I don't see it loosing noise due to downsizing. However since I am unable to cater to you or others who want it all and how they want it done isn't good enough then do your own samples. Most people get the gist of whats goin on in the samples. I will use it and love it and i dont need to apologize to the peepers any more. Haha!

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Glad I switched to Nikon, 3500 for an updated AF system is not right.

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Nikon-D800-Review/Sensor-performance


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7278/7008631235_7faa6f5330_o.png


Haha, you say that yet there isnt even a comparison for the 5d Mark III yet. Talk about not having all the data! The images i posted say enough to me and thats real live data.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,4728.0.html


lol, downsized jpegs? Look at all the  D800 full size samples.

Try uploading those to this site, cant do it, had to resize them. I am done doing all this work for complainers.

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Those RAW to JPEG conversions really make me want this camera. Maybe if I mortgage the husband, my grandma and, quite possibly, the cat, I might be able to afford it....  :P  ::)
I know right!

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