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EOS Bodies / Re: Help needed with a new canon 5d markiii
« on: October 02, 2013, 01:25:26 AM »
I have never had this problem - but then again I am not a big "burst" shooter...

Agree with GuyF - I have SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB CF's and a SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SD in my slots and have NEVER missed a shot due to buffer or card problems... Can't say that for my experience with Lexar Pro's...

Also agree with Mt Spokane - I low level format my SD whenever I move the images to my computer/externals...

Remember, the SD slot on the 5DIII is NOT UHS-1 enabled - it will only write at about 20 MB/s... Your CF slot is your race horse - it will write up to 4X faster with the right card...

I love the peace of mind writing to two cards - and I knowingly give up burst rate for it... If you want to maximize your burst rate, buy a FAST CF and leave your SD slot empty...

Hope this helps!  :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 26, 2013, 12:20:38 AM »
1Dx 400f/2.8 II

Northern South Africa near Mala Mala

Beautiful light! And what a face! Oh, btw, had to Google "snaggers"! Aussievault.com saved the day!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MIII - Where should it expose?
« on: September 22, 2013, 10:50:42 AM »
My 5DIII was consistently underexposing - so it lives on +1/3 EC... Even then, I still have to give most images at least another +1/3 in post - I really should set it to +2/3... I use my 18% grey for white balance - never heard of the Canon 12% - thanks privatebydesign!

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 21, 2013, 01:13:18 AM »
The wait for the non-IS version was interminable...this one should keep the rumor-mill going for years.
At least it gives people a chance to negotiate a bank loan for the no doubt high $$ asking price.
IS would always be nice, but I couldn't be happier with my 24-70 f/2.8II.

-pw

LOL! Exactly! I couldn't agree more!

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: September 20, 2013, 04:03:58 AM »
At the other end of the lens... 70mm - 640 ISO - 1/500 - f/4... Really love the sharpness and color! My old 28-70L will be seeing an Ebay buyer soon...

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: September 20, 2013, 03:57:06 AM »
Visited a coffee plantation in Bali... This is how they roasted the beans - small wood fire, old iron skillet, well-worn spoon, and an experienced hand... 24mm - ISO 2500 - 1/80 - f/4...

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: September 13, 2013, 07:10:46 AM »
I looked high and low for some of bornshooter's Scottish bikini models - they must have been indoors preserving their fair skin! There are street kids EVERYWHERE in Manila - and for a few pesos these two stayed in one place long enough for this shot...

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: September 13, 2013, 07:03:28 AM »
A trip to Manila was the first chance I had to use the new 24-70... One of my favorite things there are the Jeepneys - they just make me grin... Really enjoy this piece of glass...

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« on: September 12, 2013, 08:53:22 AM »
BigValueInc - $2549...

$950 less than I paid for mine - but I have enjoyed every minute of owning it...

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: September 12, 2013, 01:10:39 AM »
Rienz, Dustin, and Carl - Thank you!

Jesse - You are my hero! You got her up, hair and makeup done, for a sunrise pic? You Da Man!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 08, 2013, 02:14:03 AM »
At the end of the day at 5:30 they do a big joust to the death.  They joust back and forth a bit before they all fall of their horses and fight each other.

Hmmm, sounds like Thanksgiving with my family...

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: September 07, 2013, 01:03:16 AM »
I posted this on the 5DIII thread - but the lens made the shot IMO... The sun was already down - just dusk lighting to the rear and left side... On second thought, shooting at 1250 ISO made it possible - thanks 5DIII!  * 1/200 * f/2.8 * +1/3 EV * 1250 ISO * -2/3 on the little 90EX for fill *

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 02, 2013, 11:26:31 PM »
eml - That is very kind of you to share such detailed PP information... I can see that when your photo safari business begins, we will have to follow-up with a week in Australia for a PP workshop! Beer provided by workshop host, of course!  ;)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 01, 2013, 09:14:04 AM »
I was in Bali last week and I hired a driver to take me off the beaten path. We rounded a curve and saw some wild monkeys just off the side of the road. I figured they would scatter, but they actually came closer to check me out. The driver explained that the monkey is sacred in Bali and they are not hunted or harmed. Therefore, they really have no fear of man. This mom and baby were about six feet from me, watching two other monkeys chasing each other, when I shot this...

*Edit* - After reading eml's PP workflow on the 1DX thread, I decided to try OnOne Resize... To my eyes, the downsizing in the OnOne product seems much cleaner than in DPP... Any thoughts?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 26, 2013, 01:28:48 AM »
Thanks for comments on the cycling shots.

I had a hard time focusing , I tried Case 3 since they were flying out of that corner, but often got the ears and shoulder instead of the tip of the nose, I guess it's because my expansion points like their bright colorful shirts instead of the darker low contrast face. I also didn't find a way to get a bettet tracking so ended up with quite a bit oof. Any tips?

Don't you 1DX shooters get facial recognition as part of that high-end AF system? Would that have helped? I was drooling over that option for portraits/weddings on the move...

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