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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
« on: March 29, 2012, 07:11:42 PM »
I'm sorry, but I'm going to a bastard.

I am sooo happy right now... Stupid crappy PW's  ;D

I took my Phottix Odin out of the box, put in the supplied AA batteries, attached the INCLUDED cable to attach them to my Elinchrom's, switched my 1d4 to 1/8000s of a second; always trigger, always sync, no matter what. I've shot almost 3000 images with them total, with both Elinchrom's and 580 ex II's in ALL conditions and situations. Not ONE SINGLE misfire or no-trigger whatsoever.

And yes, I have tried the Odin with a pre-production 1d X and it syncs at all speeds. If one of the 5d3's pre-ordered from the store I work at doesn't get picked up tomorrow, I will try the Odin with the 5d3 at all speeds also. And if it works, I'll be back to gloat and be a douch badmouthing the useless Flex-system once again! ;D

Thank you and good night!
you're getting 1/8000 second out of elinchrom studio strobes?! I have got to try this

EOS Bodies / Re: Your Mark III and settings.
« on: March 29, 2012, 06:26:30 PM »
Are people having much better luck with burst rate with CF cards?  Which one?  Thanks.

BTW, I really miss 2 things on the 5D III.
1.  No way to assign flash exposure compensation to programmable buttons.  Strange since Rebel bodies lets you do this. 

I am using these SD cards

and these compact flash


burst rate is fine with either no problems so far

EOS Bodies / Re: This web site is making me question why I lurk here
« on: March 29, 2012, 06:21:51 PM »
it changed radically in the near lead up to the 5Dmk3 announcement.

I think there were record numbers of new registrations, with many trolls and single posts whining and complaining about megapixels. People signing up to just tell us all how unhappy they were at canon and they were going to change to nikon (really like we care or can do anything about the camera release. People get a grip)

Removing karma has probably removed a deterent for people to unload on others.
I never felt karma limited my posting I knew certain posts would get smited like saying i didnt like the output of photomatix that was a goody! and criticising the image quality of the 7D as a couple of examples :P

I was sort of hoping after the releases things would calm down and people would just get over the megapixel thing and it would get back to normal around here, lots of helpfull people and I've learned a heap from this site and the very experienced and knowlegable people on here.

Thanks CR :D

Lighting / Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« on: March 29, 2012, 03:21:55 AM »
Doesn't the new 1dx and 5dm3 have built wireless to activate off-shoe 600ex-rts?  This would make the 600ex-rt a slightly better deal.
HaHa no. thats and expensive extra you have to buy i'm afraid

Lenses / Re: Do you trust these online HK/china online stores?
« on: March 29, 2012, 02:52:45 AM »
Im still tempted by camera paradise's low, really low prices.
go ahead and order but make sure you are holding onto something when you see how much they are going to charge for shipping. I nearly put an order through but never went through with it due to absolutely silly shipping costs

Makes perfect sense.  I agree that it's foolish to compare the D800 to the 5DIII, instead, let's do as you suggest and compare the 5DIII to the D3200...and the D800 to its real Canon counterpart...the Canon T4i/650D (which would win, of course, because it's 18 MP sensor will feature a significantly higher pixel density than the D800, as do the last three xxxD bodies).

Honestly, not sure if this is trolling or just silliness, but being the wee hours of the morning here on the East Coast of the US, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt...

lol i'm disapointed you didnt mention the nokia 41MP phone camera...

Lenses / Re: Lens advice: which prime should I buy first?
« on: March 29, 2012, 01:48:47 AM »
I appreciate all of the advice. I've been a point and shoot for a long time but I genuinely love photography. I don't have money to burn per se, but my wife and I are making a commitment to get better at photography. We're signing up for a series of classes to get to know our camera and photo-editing software better. We will also accompany a pro-photographer friend this summer on a nature shoot to learn how to deal in the field.

As part of our summer trip, we will be in the market for a zoom lens to capture wildlife. We've also budgeted for a faster prime to walk around and have fun with. After thinking about how I've been using the camera so far, I may be leaning towards a wide angle lens as I have a lot more fun closer towards 24mm than 105mm. However, this isn't a huge rush and I think I'll take some more time to get a feel for the camera.

This photo was from 2003 (I think I was using a Canon point-and-shoot A75 at the time) - pic is of the port of Chania in Crete.

This was last summer using a Canon S95 - pic is of two redwoods in the Lady Bird Johnson Grove in California.

for wild life on a budget, seriously look at the 300 f4L IS its an older design with only a 2 stop IS but you can pick them up second hand for between $800 and $1000 (i got mine off ebay for $800) its a fantastic lens
another benefit of this lens is if you slap a 1.4 teleconverter on it you get 420mm at f5.6 and keep IS and the nice 1.5m MFD. unfortunately it looks like the brilliant kenko teleconvertes dont work on the 5D mk3 so the expensive canon ones might be the only ones that work

Ummm short answer, No.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III & Lens Combination Issues?
« on: March 29, 2012, 12:45:32 AM »
i've noticed clunking from my 300 f4L IS... oh wait thats normal for that lens :P

But seriously when i was testing the 70-200 f2.8L IS II and 100 f2.8L IS Macro they seemed to behave themselves no issues to report int he funny noise department none of the other lenses i've tested so far have IS other than the 300f4L which we all know is noisey

Lenses / Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« on: March 29, 2012, 12:03:21 AM »
I would like to have a refresh of the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6. Get rid of the push pull zoom and update the glass and I would be happy. I cant afford to get the new 200-400, beyond renting every time I want to use this focal length I'd like to own an affordable big zoom. Something under 3K. Is that doable or am I just better off buying the old 100-400

rumour came out a few months ago the new 100-400 f4-5.6L IS (notice f4)
wont be push pull and will be around $3000

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Prepping a High MP Killer?
« on: March 28, 2012, 11:40:45 PM »
I'm not sure what the image quality will be like though
I'm not a fan of the 18MP APS-C IQ and after 4 years
the 5Dmk3 shows no improvement at ISO 100 over the 5Dmk2
(obviously high iso has stepped up though)
You are right.

A high MP "killer" from Canon, won't kill anything, if they dont give it a brand new and highly improved sensor. Higher IQ, more detail and a 2 - 3 stop improvement in DR should do it! Canon really needs to start competing with Nikon's (Sony's) Exmore sensor.

they should just buy fuji and assimilate their stunning new sensors into the already stellar canon lens arsenal
I think if you extrapolate the X10 sensor to full frame you will get something like 192MP. And its a pretty good lil ol sensor already.
Its fine at 1600 ISO and useable with PP Noise reduction to 3200 ISO also ISO100 is clean and sharp

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Prepping a High MP Killer?
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:42:41 PM »
I'm not sure what the image quality will be like though
I'm not a fan of the 18MP APS-C IQ and after 4 years
the 5Dmk3 shows no improvement at ISO 100 over the 5Dmk2
(obviously high iso has stepped up though)

maybe if they have gotten control of the noise issues with the 18 MP APS-C both low and high ISO
and managed to sharpen it up a bit. Then 47MP might have some potential
but with no earth shattering kaboom improvements in IQ from 21MP to 22MP its hard to see them pulling it off


EOS Bodies / Re: Is DxOMark Delaying publishing the 5DMkIII Results?
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:36:41 PM »
I got mine on the 21st it was a nice suprise getting the call they were in early at leederville

Lenses / Re: Portrait/Medium Tele Lens
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:28:05 PM »
the 100 f2.8L macro is fantastic and really good value for money great IS on it too
also look at the sigma 85 f1.4

both are similar prices

EOS Bodies / Re: AF / AI Servo tips from 7D users
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:25:37 PM »
I use back button focus,

The AF-ON button is what you are referring to for back button focus. On my 40D I had the ability to change the behaviour of the shutter button/AF-ON button via the 'Shutter Button/AF-ON' Custom Function IV.

the options are explained here:

I am trying to find the same menu on my 5D3 and cannot.

Do any of you know where I can find it? Does it still exist? I like to be able, at times, to meter with the shutter button and focus with the AF-ON.

C. Fn 2, Custom Controls, set the first option (shutter button) to either "Metering Start" or "AE Lock".

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