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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5dM3 dual card write speed results
« on: May 06, 2012, 10:50:03 AM »
Very interesting! Your results agree with Rob Galbraith's!

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/camera_wb_multi_page.asp?cid=6007-12452

Basically, the fastest CF cards will write 4x faster than the fastest SD cards...

If you want to maximize your burst rate, Lexar 1000x is the way to go!

Save your money on the SD card; even the Extreme Pro's can't hit 20MB/s on the 5DIII...

Wonder how this would have worked out if Canon had enabled UHS-1 on the SD slot?

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« on: April 30, 2012, 01:47:49 AM »
Nice stuff, Kamera Obscura!

Love the lighting in #2!

Great composition on #3!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« on: April 27, 2012, 03:46:36 AM »
Not to mention they obviously took these with the lens cap OFF!  >:(

WTH were they thinking?  :o ::) ;)

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« on: April 26, 2012, 08:18:20 AM »
My old 28-70...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D600
« on: April 26, 2012, 01:24:02 AM »
Nikon's pushing hard.  Gotta love competition!  Now if they could only deliver their products :)  I look around quite a bit on NR and there are quite a few people upset about not receiving d800s yet.
By the way, I think the only reason to why there are so many 5D3's in stock is because most 5D2 owners has decided to keep their camera.

In stock? Where? My order with B&H is back-ordered, and they are still trying to fill orders from March from what I hear...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Gear Choice - suggestions appreciated
« on: April 19, 2012, 07:29:07 AM »
If you're going with a crop sensor; consider the 17-55 f/2.8 EF-S lens.  People that own them swear they are near "L" quality.  It would give you a 27mm-88mm range of coverage.  Wide enough for some landscapes but long enough for some nice portraiture...

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Software & Accessories / Re: 5D Mark III - Sandisk or Lexar CF Cards
« on: April 19, 2012, 07:11:27 AM »
The price difference is $100 for a 32GB 60MB/s card or $160 for the 90MB/s version. Do I really need the faster of the two?

I could also get the 32GB 95MB/s SDHC Sandisk instead or in addition to the above card. Is there any reason the SDHC card slot would be slower than the CF slot in the 5D3?

The CF slot really seems to be the "primary" on the 5DIII; it will drive a UDMA 7 card and there is a significant increase in performance.  IF you are a fps hound...  Unfortunately, the only SanDisk CF UDMA 7 card right now is their 128GB $695 bank-breaker...  I won't use Lexar cards any more - had one of their "pro" cards glitch up in my camera and lost an entire shoot.  Never had a problem with a SanDisk card...

The SD card slot is slower on the 5DIII because it is not enabled for UHS-1.  You can put an Extreme Pro card in it, but without the UHS-1 technology it will default down to either 30MB/s or 45MB/s - can't remember which one at the moment...

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wickid - Did you get a new 5DIII?  Is it better than your first copy?  Happy with it?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Portraits with 5d3 and Sigma 85 F1.4
« on: April 15, 2012, 06:18:22 AM »
Timothy - Did you use any fill or just spot meter off her face?  Really love how her eyes came out!  Nice shot!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« on: April 15, 2012, 06:05:50 AM »
Mt. Spokane - I love how you can see the deformation in the phillips head screw from tightening!  Incredible!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 15, 2012, 05:56:05 AM »


Amazing eyes and face!

Really, really nice shot!

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Technical Support / Re: Sensor cleaning technique that actually works?
« on: April 14, 2012, 07:30:06 AM »
I found this very informative...

http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com

Basically their hierarchy is:

#1. Inspect - aka Visible Dust Sensor Loupe 7X
#2. Then if needed...Blow - aka Rocket Blower
#3. Then if needed...Brush - aka Visible Dust Sensor Brush
#4. Then if needed...Swab - aka Photographic Solutions Sensor Swab (APS-C is #2)

I had three chunks of crud on my sensor when I looked at it through the loupe.  Blowing got rid of two.  The third came off with the brush.  Haven't had to swab yet...

Hope this helps!

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EOS Bodies / Re: My first real shoot with the 5DIII
« on: April 02, 2012, 01:21:28 PM »
Now I REALLY miss my '65 Fastback!

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, V8Beast!

I usually leave my camera in evaluative because it seems to do pretty well...

That being said, I love to tinker, and your subject seems to have been challenging for that mode...

It would have been interesting to lock down the camera on a tripod, and measure the exposure in all four metering modes... Even toggle the highlight tone priority and auto lighting optimizer on and off... Finally, a spot meter reading off a gray card... Makes me wonder what the range of suggested exposures would look like?


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Lenses / Re: Best music/concert photography lenses?
« on: March 21, 2012, 04:48:37 AM »
Brian!  You got your kit back!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII Fastest SD Card
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:06:48 AM »
I thought lexar brought out udma 7 before sandisk:

http://www.lexar.com/products/lexar-professional-1000x-compactflash-card

I should have said SanDisk had the only 128GB UDMA7 card at the time; the largest Lexar 1000x currently available is the 32GB - both the 64GB and 128GB are in pre-order status according to B&H...

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