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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: If you could have one body....
« on: April 04, 2012, 06:31:57 PM »
5DIII

correction, a fully functioning working 5Dmk3 :D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Short tripod for close to ground shots
« on: April 04, 2012, 06:29:56 PM »
Hello all,

Seeing how spring is here and there's a lot of little plants I've been photoing for fun, I've come up with a new want - a low to the ground tripod.  My current one works fine for most things knee high up, but I'd like something that has the body sit a few inches off the ground so I can take some longer exposure with narrow aperture to get a better depth of field.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

DeadPixel
get a gorilla pod they are super handy i always carry 1 or 2 around
they can be really neat for setting speedlights up in odd places too

for very close to ground shots you can spread the legs right out so the camera is only an inch or 2 above the ground

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Pixelpeepalert!

Trollalert!!

And if you haven't seen images from the 5d2 with the 85 and don't see that this from the mk3 isn't as sharp, don't bother to comment....

Ignore the troll, those of us experiencing problems clearly have never takena photograph before and just went out to buy mk3s because we could to look cool. It's inconcievable that bad units could be around. clearly user error ::) go take a picture of a tennis ball on a lawn at f8 and extole how awesome and sharp it is instead :P

but sarcasm aside, I'm glad i'm not the only one  :-[

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: anyone have a 5Dmk3 and a kenko TC?
« on: April 04, 2012, 07:35:48 AM »
Kenko extension tube 36 and 400-2,8 IS and Canon EF 2,0x III Extender, no problems for me on my 5Dmk3
Af works fine for me

thanks mate that confirms that something is really flakey with my unit
if i put the tube and a lens on it displays 00 for aperture
then take it all off and put the lens only on turn the camera back on it still wont register the lens
have to take the battery out and put it back for it to work.

I think an "extension tube" is something different then a TC. So you cannot say: "Because an extension tube (of someone else) works on the 5DmkIII, the TC (of my own) should also work on the 5DmkIII".
sorry i forgot to mention i have those extension tubes too that report aperture, i get the same error with the extension tubes

That suggest that it is a problem with the connections. Most extension tubes (at least the ones I own/owned) supplied a direct connection between the contacts on the lens and contacts the camera. No electronics involved (but I don't know about your tubes). I think you might want to check if the connections are good.

I once owned a Sigma TC which gave the same problem. If I attached the lens (a Sigma 70-210/2.8 in this case) with the TC and locked it in place it gave a lens failure (aperture 00, etc). But when I twisted the lens and TC a little back and forth (there is always some slack) it sometimes started working. I tried to clean the contacts of the TC which gave some results. Not enough though so I stoped using the TC (I didn't want to short ciruit my camera). For me it was a easier decision because it was a 2x TC which had quite a impact on IQ.

Of course getting support is quite impossible when using a third party part: Canon 'blames' Sigma and Sigma 'blames' Canon. Same with Kenko ... :(
the tubes report aperture and retain AF
if i put the TC or tubes on the 5dmk2 or 1D they work fine
on the 5dmk3 from day 1 just displays aperture 00 so it doesn't seem to be a problem with the kenko parts
kenko suggested cleaning the contacts too but no joy there :(

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: anyone have a 5Dmk3 and a kenko TC?
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:33:13 AM »
Kenko extension tube 36 and 400-2,8 IS and Canon EF 2,0x III Extender, no problems for me on my 5Dmk3
Af works fine for me

thanks mate that confirms that something is really flakey with my unit
if i put the tube and a lens on it displays 00 for aperture
then take it all off and put the lens only on turn the camera back on it still wont register the lens
have to take the battery out and put it back for it to work.

I think an "extension tube" is something different then a TC. So you cannot say: "Because an extension tube (of someone else) works on the 5DmkIII, the TC (of my own) should also work on the 5DmkIII".
sorry i forgot to mention i have those extension tubes too that report aperture, i get the same error with the extension tubes

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: anyone have a 5Dmk3 and a kenko TC?
« on: April 04, 2012, 02:54:45 AM »
Kenko extension tube 36 and 400-2,8 IS and Canon EF 2,0x III Extender, no problems for me on my 5Dmk3
Af works fine for me

thanks mate that confirms that something is really flakey with my unit
if i put the tube and a lens on it displays 00 for aperture
then take it all off and put the lens only on turn the camera back on it still wont register the lens
have to take the battery out and put it back for it to work.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: anyone have a 5Dmk3 and a kenko TC?
« on: April 04, 2012, 01:45:49 AM »
no one else has this combo that can check this for me?

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Lenses / Re: Prime VS Zooms.
« on: April 04, 2012, 01:00:33 AM »
if i had to choose i would take primes over zooms
(you should make it a poll)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D2 (not mk3) ISO
« on: April 04, 2012, 12:58:36 AM »
topaz denoise is powerfull because you can seperately treat
shadow noise
highlight noise
colour noise
luminescent noise
and account for pattern noise
all have seperate sliders so you can tweak a bit more of the shadows without smearing your midtones which might not be too noisey, the detail recovery is also pretty decent too for stopping overly smudgy NR

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The funniest 5Dm3 User Review
« on: April 03, 2012, 11:09:35 PM »
LOL nice find!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D2 (not mk3) ISO
« on: April 03, 2012, 10:41:47 PM »
i try to stick to 3200 as a max but 6400 can work with a fair bit of NR
for NR i use topaz de-noise which gives more flexability than PS or LR

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / anyone have a 5Dmk3 and a kenko TC?
« on: April 03, 2012, 10:16:21 PM »
I contacted kenko about the TC not working on my 5Dmk3
and their response is they dont have any problems
this is interesting and leads me further to believe that my camera has a problem
does anyone else have a 5D3 and kenko teleconverter or extension tubes to test and see if they are getting
AF infor thorough mine just displays 00 in the aperture location

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Every time the 85mm f/1.2 L II comes up I encourage people to check out the Sigma 85mm f/1.4

It's less than half the cost, has MUCH faster AF, and is every bit as sharp. I've owned them both and kept the Sigma.
Ditto
and mine was front focusing heavily when I got it but i sent it in to sigma through the shop i bought it from and about a week later I had it back and it was pretty much all sorted,
Its soo fast.
I would put its focusing speed as being very similar to the canon 100mm f2.8L IS macro when the focus limiter is set at 0.5 to infinity and I think the canon 100L is probably the fastest focusing lens shorter than the 300 f2.8L
its faster than the 70-200f2.8L II

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« on: April 03, 2012, 07:28:28 PM »
what I find really strange is people seem prepared to sell this lens for half of what they are new.
I quite often see them for sale between $800 and $1000
I only paid $800 for mine second hand and for the cost there is no cheaper way to hit 300mm or 420mm with TC keep AF and high image quality.

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Lighting / Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« on: April 03, 2012, 07:20:32 PM »
give it a few months an yongnuo will have one out at 1/4 of the price

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