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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon S100 vs. Olympus xz-1
« on: May 05, 2012, 10:40:55 AM »
I vote for Fuji X10 and cargo pants :P

thats what i chose anyway f2 - f2.8 lens is awesome and its good right up to iso 3200
it will also fire EX580II flashes using poverty wizards right up to an xsync of 1/800 sec
if using flash with it matters to you

great little camera

Software & Accessories / Re: anybody tried this camera-hand-strap
« on: May 05, 2012, 10:24:15 AM »
I used to use hand straps but found they get in the way more than help if you try and shoot portrait
I just use rapid straps now

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Weird banding on new 5D Mark II
« on: May 05, 2012, 09:41:24 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback!

I haven't seen the issue again this weekend. I did an in-camera erase/format and have been trying to tax the setup with full RAW and JPG; and shooting bursts.

I am glad that it seems to be more of a card issue instead of a camera one.

Sounds like SanDisk cards are on the nose-what recommendations are there for a replacement? What I would really like would be a Eye Fi CF card (if only they made one!).

This camera is a 5D mark 2 (not mark 3) so there will only be one card slot. I only bought the mark 2 after the 3 was released. A mark 3 purchase had a green light but I could not justify the additional cost for this hobby.

I am just loving the mark 2 (despite this 'card' issue). The image quality and new lenses are amazing me every day--it is a great step up from the G9!



I have about a dozen transcend 32GB 400x CF cards and all work perfectly they are really cheap for the performance
I recently got some 32GB sandisk extreme pro SD cards for use in the SD slot on the 5D3 but havent used them extensively enough to comment on reliability

here is an ebay link to the ones I got

Dark knight what you are describing sounds exactly what i was experiencing with my first copy which i took back
the new copy i got today is performing considerably better still early but my initial feeling is that this one is spot on

just out of interest do you have access to a kenko tele converter you can try on your camera? if it fails to work I suspect you have a faulty AF unit like mine had this new copy works with my kenko TC and looks like its nailing focus wide open
only tested with the 70-200 so far but it is looking good

Ignore all the user error rubbish, I did, (although it is frustrating to read when all you are trying to do is trouble shoot) and now i have a second copy to check against I am certain the first one I had was faulty

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information? [CR1]
« on: May 05, 2012, 09:21:26 AM »
a 24MP APS-C mirrorless that has EF compatibility will be totally bad ass especially if its a compact body that could be nice to carry as a lightweight backup for travel and also for extending the range for long shots, that is if the AF is up to scratch
I wonder what AF system they are looking at putting in it

Lenses / Re: Why buy Canon when third party are this good?
« on: May 05, 2012, 03:38:20 AM »
I had a Tamron. I sold my Tamron. Would take a lot of great reviews for me to go back to a Tamron.
+1 I'm in the same boat once bitten twice shy, I am looking forward to seeing how the 24-70L II is going to perform

I just got back from 3 weeks in china and got my replacement 5d3 this morning and tested it briefly and all the problems i had with my previous model are no longer there, it works with my kenko TC no problems now
I've only tested it on my 70-200 so far but focusing seems accurate and fast. So far looking good, I'm looking forward to testing it out properly and seeing how it goes :D

There was definately something not right with that other body though that this one is pretty much spot on right out the box. glad i exchanged it

i just got a rayflash to go on the 580, looks pretty good to me and seems to have plenty of power i need to make a special mount so i can mount it and an odin reciever to the bottom of the camera so i can have an odin transmitter on top alowing me to control off camera flash at the same time

EOS Bodies / Re: canon recalls shipment of 5d iii
« on: April 12, 2012, 11:48:47 PM »
I wonder where all the "must be user error" posters have run off to now?  ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« on: April 12, 2012, 10:56:26 PM »
I think its to address some of the serious issues some copies are experiencing
such as the one I returned, I would rather wait longer for a replacement that actually works
properly rather than risk getting another one that doesnt work

I've never seen anyone co-ordinate their wardrobe with their teeth before  :o

It's late, and am defending my dissertation on Friday so I should be asleep, but I just lost my S___ on that comment.
Sorry I was wrong, this guy does too

T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever) | Official Video HD

It will fire them all, just make sure your drive mode is not in single shot and is in high speed mode.  It's an indispensable and well thought out feature saving you from having to lug around a shutter release for long exposure brackets.

but he wants it in 2 sec timer

if you enable 2 sec timer it moves of high speed drive
I know the 5D2 and 1D3 it fires all brackets if AEB is enabled and on 2 sec timer it fires off all brackets in succession.
I dont think i got to testing bracketing i got stuck on AF

might be something for the firmware update list  :-\

I've never seen anyone co-ordinate their wardrobe with their teeth before  :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Should I buy a 5D3 or 1D4?
« on: April 12, 2012, 01:24:53 AM »
Holy Hell. I've been out shooting with the 5D3 and I just have to say that the IQ rocks. I think I love everything about this camera except the reach. Personally, I think it knees the 1D4 in the groin. Now, if they could just give me this level of IQ with a 1.6 crop, I would be a happy man, though I think it'll probably be about until the 7D Mark III until we get there.

I'm gonna take a wild guess and say your AF must be working well then? ;)

good to hear I hope my replacement is like yours

EOS Bodies / Re: I still don't get the crop debate
« on: April 12, 2012, 01:09:21 AM »
I think it's more been that they've been limited by processing power, since processing only cares about total MP count and not density, than not wanting high MP on FF, I think. 18MP on APS-C or FF requires the same processing power. But 48MP on FF takes a LOT more processing power than 18MP on APS-C (48MP is 18MP APS-C density scaled to FF).

nuther related note, I think processing requirements go up somewhat if people also select in-camera hi-iso NR. Sure can slow down the shooting speed if I accidentally turn that on... clogs the buffer faster anyway.  I reduce in-camera overhead with all processing off, raw only, no jpgs either... unless I need really long bursts at full speed then raw gets turned off and jpg compression to minimum.

if sensor density goes up, not only does the size of the data array increase but the required noise reduction processing going on, even for the raw files, will add a bit more overhead compared to a larger pixeled (lower noise) sensor.  Yet another reason to wish for less sensor noise at all sensitivities.

couldn't agree more, I have absolutely no interest in any in camera processing It would be nice to have 1 option
- Disable all in camera processing so you dont have to individually hunt down and turn off all the rubbish thats on by default.
- all this in camera lens correction blah blah blah just slows it all down more and produces substandard results

an in camera processor is never going to have a hope of competing against proper desktop editing and thats just from a pure processing power available standpoint.
I could be wrong but i'm fairly sure in camera processor are still essentially running on old DOS system architecture.

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