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Australia / Re: Hiring a 5D3 in Melbourne, cheaply?
« on: April 04, 2012, 09:56:51 PM »
Including shipping to Australia?
That's a good deal if it is...

they dont deal with australia :(
too many convicts here
I tried to buy a lens and they wouldn't sell to me

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50MM 1.2L
« on: April 04, 2012, 09:49:49 PM »
i'll dig out some shots, the sweet 35 is sooo much nicer to use and the 35mm focal length is handy too
it has the manual aperture ring at the front which is better than those silly drop in aperture discs.
only annoying thing about it is no AF confirm chip so exif reports 50mm it would be nice if it just had an AF confirm chip like the edmika adaptors for FD lenses that at least report correct focal length max aperture and gave AF confirmation.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 and things that could be improved just a little.
« on: April 04, 2012, 09:39:22 PM »
add the ability to fully customise the rate button :D

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Lenses / Re: Looking for ideas/feedback/opinion...
« on: April 04, 2012, 08:59:02 PM »
Get the 16-35 instead.

I am considering this...

Do you think it's worth the extra $?

Have you used both the 17-40 and 16-35?

absolutely! make sure its the 16-35 mk2 though
this lens wide open is usefull for so much more than boring ol landscapes
if you can afford the different you wont regret it
bear in mind the 82mm filter size too makes filter cost more spendy and you have to get the ultra slim versions to avoid vignette issues

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III AEB/HDR Question????
« on: April 04, 2012, 08:54:31 PM »
if you have an iphone and want to do unlimited HDR exposures on the 5Dmk2 try this
it works really well. much much cheaper than a promote

http://www.dslrbot.com/

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The guy generally ticks me off for his blatant and rather constant bias.

not to mention him stating many things as absolute fact that are just plain wrong

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50MM 1.2L
« on: April 04, 2012, 08:21:42 PM »
bosman if you like bokeh you need to try out the lensbaby sweet 35
12 circular blades its a bit soft wide open at f2.5 but stop it down to f3.5 or f4
and wow, the DoF is very different but talk about epic blur. manual only but its a fun little lens

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i'd really like to have the ability to assign any other function to the rate button such as enable / disable bracketing ie hold the rate button down and scroll the wheel and it automatically dials in the brackets as the 1D have done since the dawn of digital

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wow you went pretty easy on him, I was expecting both barrels...

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Lighting / Re: If you have a 5DIII and the Phottix Odins....
« on: April 04, 2012, 06:56:38 PM »
not only that but 580ex2 will fire at 1/8000 sec with HSS turned off at full power

How is this even possible? Is this a documented functionality of the Odin? I ask because even if you mount the 580exII directly on the camera you won't get full-power at 1/8000.
i'm guessing the odins have a built in time control of the release of the flash burst which is around 1/20,000 sec for the actual burst of light

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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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