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more annoying than any cost increase is making funtional changes to the detrement of stills on a DSLR
a perfect example of this is making the AA filter stronger not weaker to fix moire. this comes at the expense of still image sharpness which give the 5Dmk2 sensor a slight sharpness edge. the difference is not huge but its there. Put video in fine but dont impact on still shooting functionality or performance to improve video performance leave those things for the video models / cameras

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: A few hours with a 5D3
« on: May 13, 2012, 10:26:47 PM »
I wish they would have a look at how the fuji X10 does auto ISO
it's pretty much the perfect implementaion of it IMO you can set it to auto but also set the ISO ceiling
and in manual it just adjusts the iso within your specified range retaining your set aperture and shutter speed

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EOS Bodies / Re: Brand New 5d3 with 1500 shutter counts.
« on: May 13, 2012, 10:01:25 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
thats what I meant :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Brand New 5d3 with 1500 shutter counts.
« on: May 13, 2012, 07:34:54 PM »
just a thought, did you use a freshly formatted card with the camera?
cards from another camera can pick up numbering where the other camera left off

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Lighting / Re: 600EX RT + transmitter + 5d MK2 Sync speed
« on: May 11, 2012, 02:56:22 AM »
I just use phottix odins and 580s
an amazing thing with the odins is they will sync to 1/8000 sec with any flash even studio strobes
you can mix with speedlights and even fire 580s at full power with higher sync speeds and not get the power loss generated by the HSS function

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:o at the size of the sigma 120-300 f2.8!

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FD lenses have about half the image quality of modern EF lenses yet they retain most of their value on the used market.

I would recommend just selling your lenses on eBay and buying mid level DSLR with mid level lenses and using it in manual mode, it would be much better than what you're proposing.

WTF?

my 600 FD f4.5 might not have got that memo

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5103.0

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EOS Bodies / Re: Did you get your 5d mark iii fix? what happened?
« on: May 11, 2012, 01:35:59 AM »
6th number from the serial is a "3" on my body

i am not able to reproduce the so called "light leak issue"
serial 3 and onward the light leak issue is fixed my new one is a 3 too :D

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Canon General / Re: Crop factor for macros
« on: May 11, 2012, 01:33:58 AM »
I was just reading a review(http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100mm-f-2.8-USM-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx) where it should a difference between 3 focal lengths of macro and how it affects bokeh.

I'm familiar with a focal length crop factor of 1.6x for APS-C sensors, but my question is does this affect MFD or maximum magnifcation as well?

I'm specifically curious as i have a non-usm 100mm Macro lens with a 550D but am planning to upgrade to a 5dmk3 and 100L in the near future and am curious how the magnification may change and bokeh.

you are going to notice 2 thing right off the bat

1) it no longer seems to get as close because you lose your 1.6 (note a kenko 1.4 TC will nearly fix this nicely you can also stack it with the extension tubes to get closer still) kenko TC will work with any EF lens unlike the canon ones.
2) the Dof will seem unbelievably shallow so you are going to want to stop down anyway therefore adding a TC into the mix wont hurt

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EOS Bodies / Re: Did you get your 5d mark iii fix? what happened?
« on: May 11, 2012, 01:04:17 AM »
i got a new camera and boy this copy is soooooo much better than the first pos i had

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New camera...shooting macros
« on: May 11, 2012, 12:01:29 AM »
I would suggest getting the 17-55 f2.8 EF-S and consider the 100mm f2.8
for macro and longer stuff, since this lens can do many things including great portraits very sharp lens
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Canon-EF-100mm-f-2-8-F2-8-Macro-USM-58mm-UV-600D-60D-5D-II-7D-/140744478315?pt=AU_Lenses&hash=item20c5064e6b

if you want to spend more money and want/need IS on the 100mm
the 100mm f2.8L IS macro is awesome but almost double the cost

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Canon-EF-100mm-f-2-8L-Macro-USM-2-8-L-7D-60D-5D-II-1D-IV-III-X-1Ds-/120898286295?pt=AU_Lenses&hash=item1c261972d7




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EOS Bodies / Re: 5Dmk3 and 100f2.8L IS noise
« on: May 10, 2012, 10:47:26 PM »
hmm never noticed it before on 5DMk2 or 1Dmk3 bodies i'll keep an ear on it and see how it goes

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I'm still hoping for a APS-H 7D2, if not, used 1D4 here I come :)

Ditto, small form factor APS-H would be sweet and the perfect complement to the 5Dmk3

problem is 1D4 prices dont seem to be coming down any :(

Although I can see an APS-H 7D upsetting alot of people though :P

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simple: if Canon is too cheap and will not deliver a good body for a good price, there is always the alternative: Nikon - they are listening to the consumer's needs and are releasing really good bodies at lower prices than Canon...

And yet, Canon continues to sell more cameras.

What a tool you are. We get it - you're in an infantile hissy-fit over something Canon did to you: but your opinion is just that - your opinion. And a whiny, ill-formed, petulant one, at that.

You're not "everyone". More to the point, you're not anyone, so if you think your opinion matters a damn, you're even denser than your Drama Queen tantrums would currently suggest.

So sod off to Nikon and see where that gets you.
I really LOL'ed at this response
you really shouldn't sugar coat your responses so much Keith :P

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod Suggestions
« on: May 10, 2012, 08:11:41 PM »
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/A2387-Benro-A1681TB0-Travel-Angel-Tripod-Kit-A1681T-B0-/290603382410?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item43a94fb68a

I recomend this

I have the carbon fibre version which is a bit lighter but to be honest if you are more interested in saving some money the weight difference is not huge and the ally one is probably a bit stiffer anyway.

these are extremely well made tripods and outstanding value for money it will be perfect for you needs
they come with a decent padded tripod bag too

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