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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« on: April 01, 2012, 06:26:50 PM »
I had ticked it's ok
but now i'm revising that to the "Its going back category"

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 5DIII softer than 5DII?
« on: April 01, 2012, 06:25:53 PM »
And further back , the 1d mkIII with it's incredibly usless AF-system.

I've got a late model 1Dmk3 and its AF is great never had a problem with it or are you refering to the debacle of the new release models?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« on: April 01, 2012, 06:23:52 PM »
well my camera definately has something screwy going on with the AF, after calibration and checking the results are good (close enough to the mk2 for my liking) then shooting at wide aperture the focus is all over the place
using center point or an out point. Taking it back today :(

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Lighting / Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« on: March 31, 2012, 12:53:51 AM »
after playing with the versitility of the odins i would go with odins and either 580ex flashes and save pile of money or look at yongnuo 565 with the odins

since the yongnuo 565 dont have high speed sync but have ettl and the odins let you shoot right out to 1/8000 anyway it makes it such a cheap setup

i dont have any yongnuo 565 flashes yet but i think i'll grab a few when i'm over in china in a few weeks and test them out with the odins.

i dont think the 600 rt can even get close to how versitle the odins are

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 5DIII softer than 5DII?
« on: March 31, 2012, 12:48:37 AM »
yes the 5D3 is softer at iso100 than the 5D2 however the margin is so small for real purposes its negligible and only noticeable when pixel peeping at 200% with side by side comparison shots.

I wouldn't be too concerned about it.

I'm definitely keeping my 5Dmk2s though as they still make kick ass images and I might grab a brightscreen for one and keep it for use with my MF only lenses

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EOS Bodies / Re: Digital rev review of 5Dmk3
« on: March 30, 2012, 06:20:45 PM »
Yea, what's up with that?? Most of his Canon reviews are either no strap or Nikon strap.

More than the Nikon strap? :)
i believe its ironic humour

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EOS Bodies / Re: This web site is making me question why I lurk here
« on: March 30, 2012, 06:18:48 PM »
i think this thread has gone on 5 pages longer than it needed to,
whats with all the name calling and abuse. I wish i could lock or delete it
I'm sick of reading the drivel that is getting pumped out lately

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EOS Bodies / Digital rev review of 5Dmk3
« on: March 30, 2012, 06:55:10 AM »
Canon 5D Mark III Hands-on Review Small | Large

I love these guys videos

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« on: March 30, 2012, 05:23:59 AM »
this guy didn't want his picture taken

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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Canon FD 600mm f/4.5
« on: March 30, 2012, 05:01:35 AM »
heres a roo portrait I handheld this one!

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Mine does!. . . . otherwise I would've stuck with film grade espresso/cappuccino makers!


Japan Loves Italy!



P.S> please excuse crude design. . . . little notice


LOL i see you went cheap and didn't get the L series filters though... ;)

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Lighting / Re: If you have a 5DIII and the Phottix Odins....
« on: March 30, 2012, 04:32:07 AM »
each odin reciever comes with 2 sync cables a pc sync to 3.5mm jack cable and a 3.5mm male to male cable
i just pluged the 3.5mm male to male cable into the odin reciever and the elinchrom and set the other reciever on the 580 it fires with ettl however the elinchrom is only ever going to be manual

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
« on: March 30, 2012, 04:17:46 AM »
ah ok I dunno i am guessing the odin delay the firing of the flash till the back end of the exposure so maybe it just has a count before it actually signals the flash to fire
but i'm gonna give it a go tonight anyway :)

I imagine it has something to do with timing the actual flash firing. Which makes me think that what I'm asking will not work since an optical triggering implies a certain delay. But I'll appreciate if you can confirm this. :)
just tested it, its fantastic
i set up an odin on a speedlight and an elinchrom strobe set to optical slave, turned off HSS on the odin and set it to 1/8000 sec made sure the speedlight was on first curtain in manual and it fired the studio strobe just fine
so sounds like what you want will work :D

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Lighting / Re: If you have a 5DIII and the Phottix Odins....
« on: March 30, 2012, 04:10:47 AM »
OMG its even better than I expected.

Elinchrom d-lite4 IT with odins will fire at 1/8000 sec and sync even full power!
not only that but 580ex2 will fire at 1/8000 sec with HSS turned off at full power
using the odin thats massive being able to fire 580's at full power at high shutter speeds increases the
usage by orders of magnitudes.

even better than that can mix both together firing and syncing at anything up to 1/8000 sec
(as fast as the camera will go) very nice
i've only used the odins in on the 580s in ettl until now
the elinchroms i was driving with the skyports

so with the odins you can mix studio strobes and speedlights and sync at up to 1/8000 sec

I love these things

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
« on: March 30, 2012, 02:46:09 AM »
I am sorry, I now realize I wasn't clear at all with my question. I was referring to Viggo's post regarding studio strobes and not Canon's HSS  :-[. Calling it "high speed sync" was my mistake. He was talking about syncing at all shutter speeds with Phottix Odin and I was curious about how this works and wether it's possible to trigger only one strobe with it and let the others be optically triggered by that one.
ah ok I dunno i am guessing the odin delay the firing of the flash till the back end of the exposure so maybe it just has a count before it actually signals the flash to fire
but i'm gonna give it a go tonight anyway :)

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