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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: BG-E11 questions
« on: March 21, 2012, 12:03:15 AM »
It's too easy to see them, around the conference table late in the day, asking the question, "Should we weatherproof the 5d3 battery grip?" And some cynical old bastard cuts off discussion affirmatively, "Anyone who wants a weatherproofed gripped body should be using 1 series." And the people around the table being agreeable that it was better to go out for a beer than continue the meeting.
LOL love it.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: BG-E11 questions
« on: March 21, 2012, 12:01:32 AM »
it just sounds like some people want the camera shrink wrapped or something... lol

LOL indeed! :) As long as it's better than the MkII I'll be happy. I've shot plenty of weddings in moderate rain with the MkII without any issues. Of course you need to make sure the lens is sealed as well, so L lenses all the way, plus front filters for some. I read somewhere it has similar weather seals to the 1D MkIV (not the same build, just the same seals), so hopefully that's true. In any case I'll be investing in rain covers for the MkIII, just in case I need to shoot in heavy rain. I'd do the same for the 1-series (if I owned one). Just because it's rated to shoot in bad weather doesn't mean I would always take a chance, not when irreplaceable wedding photos are concerned.

Common sense also comes into play. If you're shooting your kids on a beach and decide to change lenses, don't blame the camera if you get fine sand or dust on the sensor, or worse yet, sea mist.

I'd love to get grips for each of my MkIII bodies, but will see closer to the time. Interesting that the grips will only ship a month after the camera.
My rep says the grip comes out the same time. Im gonna get one and not worry too much. Its not a 1d series so if in heavy rain ill bag it up like usual.

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Its $349 I confirmed it at my local shop. Pretty smashin deal if you ask me to have more controls than my 1dm3 in vertical portrait mode shooting.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DM3: What speed/brand cards?
« on: March 20, 2012, 11:17:15 PM »
I ordered a 1000x Lexar that is 150mb/s but cancelled the order. It is udma 7 spec and the new Eos cams support the fast speeds. I figure ill try it with the cards i have and when video becomes more important ill prob want that speed. For now i avoid spending $255 on a 32 gig card and see what happens with slower cards.

I have never had issues with sandisk so pretty much everything i rely on is a sandisk
Kingston is junk. Ive sent a few cards back to them shortly after getting them. Cant have a wedding get messed up because i got a good deal on memory.
Lexar i havent owned but its the fastest out there and its usually priced higher than sandisk but I have never heard of anyone having probs with them.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/841566-REG/Lexar_LCF32GCTBNA1000_32GB_CompactFlash_Memory_Card.html

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk III: ISO 25600...Stunning!!!!!
« on: March 20, 2012, 10:58:50 PM »
The serious wedding and landscape users will be maxing out at iso800, probably 100/200 most of the time so iso 25600 is only really for some sports snappers
Serious Wedding photographers maxing out at iso 800, you have got to be kidding me. The ambience of a low light shot is way more valuable to me than if there is some noise.
If you think I am a nobody then at least read what Jeff Ascough wrote in Feb 2010. I quote Jeff Ascough "I’ve been shooting with the EOS-1D Mark IV for about three months now. This is the time of year when there are quite a few candlelit wedding ceremonies and receptions, so I’m often shooting events that are taking place in near darkness…

The camera’s performance is really quite staggering at higher ISOs, especially 6400 and 12,800, as the image quality is just gorgeous. There is little noise, no banding and, for a crop sensor camera, the resolution is very good. I have to admit that I probably wouldn’t use the H1 setting (12,800) on the 5D Mark II but I’d happily use 12,800 on the 1D Mark IV all day long."
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/news/jeff_ascough_blog.do
or Brent Stirton
"I shot this Canon [EOS 5D Mark III] up to [ISO] 25,600 and it was, to my mind, at least as good as the file coming out of the EOS 5D Mark II at 1200 to 1600. So that’s a huge leap forward for me.”
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/brent_stirton_shooting_eos_5d_mark_iii.do

Do you really believe that a Canon Ambassador would say ANYTHING DIFFERENT than that?
Of course he is going to tell you that the Mark III is better than the Mark II.
Canon is not producing cameras because it's "fun", they want to SELL them to you!

I really encourage you to shoot with the EOS 5D Mark II at ISO 25600.
See for yourself that the results are very similar to the Mark III.
They are "usable" if you want all the noise and fix the colors in post.
I guess i can swallow the fact that a pro is a pro regardless of his camera setup. I dont think these guys have scripted responses for the cameras they try out. I think they are like us, excited to discover new possibilities. If they are lying their rep will be damaged. I don't have the same view as yourself. I flog the H out of my EOS cameras and respect those who do too.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk III: ISO 25600...Stunning!!!!!
« on: March 20, 2012, 01:11:51 PM »
The serious wedding and landscape users will be maxing out at iso800, probably 100/200 most of the time so iso 25600 is only really for some sports snappers
Serious Wedding photographers maxing out at iso 800, you have got to be kidding me. The ambience of a low light shot is way more valuable to me than if there is some noise.
If you think I am a nobody then at least read what Jeff Ascough wrote in Feb 2010. I quote Jeff Ascough "I’ve been shooting with the EOS-1D Mark IV for about three months now. This is the time of year when there are quite a few candlelit wedding ceremonies and receptions, so I’m often shooting events that are taking place in near darkness…

The camera’s performance is really quite staggering at higher ISOs, especially 6400 and 12,800, as the image quality is just gorgeous. There is little noise, no banding and, for a crop sensor camera, the resolution is very good. I have to admit that I probably wouldn’t use the H1 setting (12,800) on the 5D Mark II but I’d happily use 12,800 on the 1D Mark IV all day long."
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/news/jeff_ascough_blog.do
or Brent Stirton
"I shot this Canon [EOS 5D Mark III] up to [ISO] 25,600 and it was, to my mind, at least as good as the file coming out of the EOS 5D Mark II at 1200 to 1600. So that’s a huge leap forward for me.”
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/brent_stirton_shooting_eos_5d_mark_iii.do

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk III: ISO 25600...Stunning!!!!!
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:50:54 AM »
I really can't believe someone would call this "stunning". The colors look horrible!

There are no shades of black; everything turned magenta as the 5D Mark II used to do.

I'm attaching a photo taken with the Mark II at ISO 25600.
It's as sharp as the Mark III, and the colors look as bad.
I don't see any improvement.

Just some details: Canon 5D Mark II + EF 50mm 1.2 L USM @ f/16 1/45s ISO25600

I believe the mark 3 if the white balance is set correctly will look pretty good. The earlier samples looked good to me they just had the crappy lighting thing going on indoors which always happens...when not using a flash the white balance must be adjusted unless there are colors in the room that ad to the atmosphere of the shot.
I cant prove my statement with my own samples at this point yet. But some i have seen so far and from CPN Pros like Brent Striton I take him very serious.  I quote "“When I take a picture I ask ‘Is this a realistic skin tone?’ as skin tone matters a great deal to me. The skin tone quality I’m getting out of the [5D] Mark III is by far the most realistic that I’ve ever had. It produces better skin tone than any other camera I’ve ever used. When I was photographing the Radball players I was astonished at the lack of [colour] cast across different conditions, different lighting etc. It was very consistent and very accurate colour reproduction. This is great for me because it means less work in post [production].
The other revelation about the sensor is the ability to truly work in low light. This isn’t some hype; this isn’t a case of setting up a camera and a tripod in a studio under perfect conditions and shooting an image at [ISO] 1600 and saying ‘look how good it is’. That’s just not the ‘real world’ for me. The real world is being able to go into some dark basement in some dark place, covering a difficult issue, and being able to make a picture that I previously could not have made because the sensor capabilities just didn’t make it possible. Previously, if I shot this [type of picture] it would be noisy and there would be all sorts of problems with the file."
read up for yourself here:
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/brent_stirton_shooting_eos_5d_mark_iii.do

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:31:33 AM »
Ordered my 5DMIII today    03/19/2012   1:19 PM from my local store. He suspects a couple weeks into April at earliest but maybe he is trying to be safe. Also I dont know what priority they get or what kind of volume they feel safe to order for their store since they aren't a B&H or an Adorama.

On another note as a photographer who makes money from his gear, this camera is everything I could want. I have hundreds of thousands of wedding images and I can say 22 megapixels is still more than i will use accept for when i shoot portraits, everything else could be medium raw at 10 mp an image and its still way more than i need. The other thing is I am going to see what it can do for sports since i also own a sports photog company. I own a 1D Mark III and bought it brand new in 2007, and it is a tank, and i love it, but last year i had to replace the shutter a second time and the count according to Canon Professional Services I took over 343,849 photos on the one camera i sent in. The info is inside the camera firmware when they do a checkup. The mirror, shutter and lever assemblies were shot! Hence the $730 bills to repair my Canon EOS 1D Mark III. That particular camera has been my main shooter for weddings and the original 5d is my secondary camera when shooting weddings. When I shoot sports the 1D Mark III is my only go to camera. I tried the 5d once as a test and was stunned how bad it was for sports. This new 5DMIII's focus system is better than the 1D Mark IV according to Canon Rep Chuck Westfall. The shutter lag should be a drastic improvement according to the specs. I suspect in a pinch or maybe even more than a pinch this camera could be enough for sports even. Time will tell when i put it in the field to test. I struggle now because I'd rather get 2 5DMIII's and shoot weddings but wouldn't want to get rid of my spectacular original 5d or my amazing 1D Mark III. Maybe the end of the year i'll be able to drop more cash for my second 5DMIII. When that happens I'll prob just use the 1D Mark III exclusive for sports and the 5dm1 exclusive for photobooth shots and backup. There is so much philosophy to all this its crazy. I just know when i want a guarantee i grab the 1D Mark III when i shoot weddings now it will be the new 5DMIII but i don't want to be switching out lenses on the new body all the time because I wont want to grab the regular 5D. I use a spider pro belt and carry two bodies on my hips and would love to drop some weight rather than use the 1D Mark III as my second camera but that may be what happens. My main shooter will get the 24-70L and second body will prob be 50L or the 70-200L II. I am looking at all my meta data and there def are some focal lengths that are used way more than all the others. Ahh even in the difficulty its a pleasure to figure it all out. :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Lens Mug - Giveaway
« on: August 30, 2011, 06:52:06 PM »
Make a frown upside down so its a smile.
 :( :)

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