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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark II Shelf Life
« on: June 01, 2012, 02:46:47 PM »
Their roadmap didn’t say they were discontinuing it.  That of course may change, but it is still part of Canon’s arsenal.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Gig photography tips.
« on: May 31, 2012, 10:56:28 PM »
It was a 3- I thought the orignal poster had a 3. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Gig photography tips.
« on: May 31, 2012, 09:10:06 PM »
I stand corrected.  Apparently I am an idiot for liking my 24-70.  My editor is not going to like that.

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The AF is great if it is well lit.  You can get great action stopping pictures with the mark II.  It doesn't do well is poor low light, but in good light, it does awesome.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Gig photography tips.
« on: May 31, 2012, 04:35:34 PM »
@eeek:
Where those on the 5d2? ISO 5000, holy crap that looks clean. How'd you get it that clean? I can believe that if it was on the 5d3, I love how good the 5d3 is with ISO's up to 6400, or even 8000.

Holy cow I feel dumb.  I thought CJRodgers posted that he had got a III not a II.  With my II, if I have to, I feel safe pushing it to 3200, sometimes a few 1/3 stops above that.  As far as low light concert photography goes, the II's focus really struggles off the center point.  Unless you focus and recompse to the center, you are going to miss things.  If it is a really low light bar or small venue, I'll use a 580 with the flash turned off or a ST-E2.  But, they do throw light- make sure that's cool with the artists or venues.  That being said, when I shoot something like that I take usually a 50 1.4 and an 85 1.5.  I find they are always poorly lit and I have to spend a lot of time in post playing with noise reduction.  When I shoot arena or big show, it's all 2.8 stuff.  16-35, 24-70 and 70-200.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Gig photography tips.
« on: May 31, 2012, 01:25:00 PM »
Don't be afraid to go higher in your ISO, either.  Sometimes I would rather go higher ISO to stop action than go slower shutter speed.  The first picture was at 1/320, 5.6 and ISO 5000.  It's also a 70-200 2.8 with a 2x as Daughtry didn't want us between his fans.  I'd would have rather not used the 2x but in this case I needed it versus cropping.  The second is close in setting, 1/400, 5.6, ISO 5000 and the 70-200 and 2x.

Edit:  I'm sorry- I shot this at ISO 5,000, not 500.  Edited to refect this.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Gig photography tips.
« on: May 30, 2012, 11:10:20 AM »
I shoot a lot at 6400 in concert venues (it's what I do) and the noise isn't bad whatsoever.  I'd like to see what noise you are having at 3200. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« on: May 24, 2012, 06:16:26 PM »
All four of these listed suppliers haven't got any in yet.  Any news on this?

Canon BG-E11 for preorder for $349 at Norman Camera |  B&H | Amazon | Adorama

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According to the pictures, it's simple but not vulgar, high end and elegant.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Brand New 5d3 with 1500 shutter counts.
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:22:23 PM »
So what is a reasonable shutter count for a new camera, 0.1% of MTF or 1% of MTF?

The reasonable shutter count on a new camera is zero. Period.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Brand New 5d3 with 1500 shutter counts.
« on: May 14, 2012, 12:22:01 PM »
My 5D3 had a similar situation, the first file names were just over 5000. I was surprised. Even a shop demo wouldn't show numbers like this.

There is a simple entirely plausible explanation given by our local CPS representative. Unless you are using a brand new card, the camera will pick up header information from the CF card to establish a commencement number. In your case it was 1500, in my case 5000. It's just a number and does not correlate to shutter actuations.

Paul Wright

No, that's not true.  If the camera is brand new, it will still rewrite to FC0001.  Even on a used card. This guy got a used camera.  It's really that simple.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5d mark iii battery grip
« on: May 14, 2012, 12:19:39 PM »
I don't care about the battery.  In fact, it could cut the battery in half and I would be happy.  I want it so I can have a shutter in potrait.  I shot the PGA's TPC this weekend and I had to do a weird contortion to get shots.  The only reason I want it is for that.

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EOS Bodies / Re: BG-E11 Street Date / Availability?
« on: May 10, 2012, 03:05:11 PM »
So frustrated by the wait on this.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Kitty
« on: May 08, 2012, 07:18:42 PM »
Cats?  Well, alright!


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« on: May 04, 2012, 07:05:14 PM »
After studying the two images, it would appear that the case is completely different in shape and structure and also that the internals are quite different.

Is the author suggesting that these two images are both 5D MK III's ?

Are you serious?  I mean really?  One is taken in poor light, one is in studio light and at a diffrent angle.

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