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Nice pic Spooky ! Can you tell me the exposure details on 5D3 ?!

The 24-105mm is a great lens for IR.

Thanks Niteclicks ... would love to see results with 5D3.

I think you may need exposures in minutes rather than seconds for correct exposure.

Also the 50mm f1.4 i think is a lens prone to IR hotspots - the f1.8 less so.

I already have an IR modified 5DC -,Ideally i want a camera that i can shoot everything on - colour stills, HD video, raw, 360 panoramas and IR. Greedy i know ... but makes for a nice light kit ! :D 

Hi !

I like playing around with B&W infrared photos using a Hoya R72 (or similar) infrared screw on filter and long exposures.

Since some cameras are better than others at shooting infrared without hardware modification, I wonder how does the Canon 5D3 fare ?

My original 5D Classic Mark I was ok (ish) ... Exposure times of approx 4 mins f11 at 100 iso in sunlight with R72.

The Canon 5D Mark II seemed to have a stronger internal IR filter making exposure times even longer and was less practical without hardware modification.

Is the 5D Mark III likely to have an even stronger internal IR filter that makes infrared photography almost impossible without hardware modification and removal of the standard factory fitted internal IR filter ?

Does anyone have experience with using UNMODIFIED Canon 5D3 and filters for infrared photography ?

Thanks in advance ...

My good friend and fellow expert photographer comes from Iowa but now lives in UK and does workshops all over the world.

Check out his website and mention Rod :) He'll be very happy to help.

You may also like to check out some of his best selling landscape books on and probably .com.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Microphones
« on: June 05, 2013, 02:27:08 PM »
You just need a Zoom H2 - The H4 little bro'.

Records fab sound without plugging in a mic.

Nobody will tell the difference if it's placed close to your sound source.

And it's £120 !

That's what I thought Drizzt321 ... and if the focal plane shutter isn't being used we can sync at any speed !

Mirror would need to be locked up (or live view used), but i think it might work without compromising flash reach / distance ! :)

Lenses / Re: Leaf Shutter Lenses For Canon Dslr
« on: June 03, 2013, 05:35:08 PM »
I'm just wondering if it could be incorporated into Magic Lantern ... Have posted this thread too :

EOS Bodies - For Stills / High Speed Flash Sync with Magic Lantern !
« on: June 03, 2013, 05:17:40 PM »
Hi guys ...

I've just posted this question on the Magic Lantern Forum too :

Basically, could Magic Lantern be enabled to allow high speed flash sync with outdoor fill flash ?

If the electronic shutter (in Live View Mode) is used instead of the standard focal plane shutter, could ML allow high speed sync with Canon portable guns at larger distances ?

Thoughts please ... and perhaps pass any useful comments on to ML thread too  ;D

Lenses / Leaf Shutter Lenses For Canon Dslr
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:11:10 PM »
Hi !

I used to have a 150mm (short telephoto) leaf shutter lens for my Mamiya 645. It was amazing - i could sync my fill flash outdoors at wide apertures and long distances.

Why don't Canon make such lenses ? They can't be any more specialist than Canon PC lenses and great for fashion / outdoor portrait work.

Any ideas ?

Lenses / Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« on: May 08, 2013, 03:14:37 AM »
Here's a mint condition and boxed Canon 15mm Fisheye on ebay in UK.

£400 !

I have one as well ... love mine.  ;D

I often have to shoot in public places and understand your concerns. It's frustrating but as sad sign of our times ...

I was in the Californian desert near Twentynine Palms (Joshua Tree NP) taking this pic and i got hassled by some douche. Was just minding my own business and got verbal abuse.

I also work a lot in towns and cities shooting tourism imagery in UK and i find the more professional you look, the less hassle you get off the public. However, the more pro you look the more likely security are to hassle you. It's a double edged sword.

You could try wearing one of those luminous yellow waist coats so you look official. Everyone assumes you're doing a job, especially if your equipment looks pro and you use a tripod.

Not much else to suggest myself i'm afraid ... Just smile and be friendly.

Lenses / Re: Tripod collar for 200mm f/2.8 L?
« on: February 18, 2013, 05:27:36 PM »
I have the proper Canon Tripod Ring Mount and it cost a fortune. It is vastly overpriced.

I also bought a very cheap one on ebay and it was just as good ! You need one that also fits the 70-200 F4 (not F2.8 ) ... ideally a black one if u want to match lens colour. I have the 200mm F2.8 and 70-200mm F4 and I use the same mount.

This is the kind from Hong Kong.

EOS Bodies / Re: Need seasoned advice - keep 5D Mark II or NO?
« on: February 09, 2013, 09:56:21 AM »
Stop worrying about upgrading your equipment and just go out and take great pictures !!! :)

The 5D2 is a fantastic camera and you'll notice little difference between it and the 6D or 5D3.

I have two 5D2's and they are perfect for professional quality results.

Save your money and have a nice holiday with the girlfriend (just don't tell the wife ...) lol  :P

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Camera Servicing
« on: November 15, 2012, 04:25:48 AM »
I'd wait ... No dust on sensor is no problem !

Canon Head Office in Elstree is great and will do you justice.

Why not post it to them in the meantime if you're that bothered ?

Lenses / Re: 85 1.2 L2 not sharp at 1.2
« on: October 24, 2012, 05:57:41 AM »
Initially i had similar problems with my 85mm f1.2 II and my 1Ds3.

After trips to Canon UK for testing etc, turns out i need to use AFMAjustments for perfect focus at f1.2 and close range under 2m). DOF at this distance is so incredibly shallow.

You need to shoot a brick wall using Live View at 10X and manual focus. Then try autofocus with mirror lock up. See the difference.

My Camera and lens are now set up correctly and the results in centre at f1.2 are awesome.

I focus on right eye. As you can see the shallow dof throws everything else out of focus at 1 metre f1.2.

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