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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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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
« on: April 03, 2012, 06:57:43 PM »
I'm very happy to report that the 5d3 works at ALL speeds down to 1/8000s with the Phottix Odin straight out the box!

btw, AF does not suck it's VERYVERY good!!!! I'm a happy camper, just bought one today!

have you tried mixing speed ligths with studio strobes and the odins?
see if you can recreate the wired thing i got at 1/250 where the speedlight and studio strobe went out of sync with the studio light not showing up i the pic even though it fired

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Lenses / Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:01:32 AM »
Hey so I just got my Mkiii .. yay. I'm shooting a wedding in a month and I wanna put that AF System to the test, I usually shoot with my 24-70 + a 70-200 buuut for the indoor shots i was gonna use a prime.. i like the 1.2 85, but its slow so i was wondering..
whats the FASTEST AF Lens canon makes? (and im not talking the 300mm 2.8 L for 7k.. lol)
I bought the 50F1.2 to have the same DOF and image quality as the 85f1.2 but because it focussed faster i sold the 85 for the 50. I know there is something special about the 85 but the 50, wow man.

You are evil i've nearly pulled the trigger on the 1.2 a few times now because of you talking it up!;)
i've got the other 2, have you used the 1.4 how does the 1.2 compare vs the 1.4 in the AF stakes? since the 1.4 is no stand out performer there

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are 5DIII users beta testers?
« on: April 03, 2012, 04:58:43 AM »
I dont think we are beta tester.  However it is possible that due to market pressure and Nikon timeline with the D800 that Canon may not have had time to test the mkiii as much as they would have for whatever reason.  Remember that last year some of their energy was away from product dev with all the natural disaster in Japan and Asia...

Either that or the new unit is so complex that it requires more user knowledeg to figure out all possible scenario to best use the camera...

I'd say both are pretty much equal factors. There were certainly a lot of pressures on camera manufacturers due to disasters, however Canon was not the sole victim there. I think the complexity of more advanced technology certainly plays a role. The 7D AF system, for example, is pretty awesome. I upgraded to a 7D from a 450D, and it has taken me a while to fully understand the capabilities of the 19pt AF system. Even understanding all of its capabilities, I personally am still not entirely able to fully realize those capabilities. Learning new technology, especially technology as advanced as a 61pt/41ct AF system with dynamic zones, auto-expanding points, AF-linked metering, etc. will take users time to understand and fully utilize.

I'd be pretty happy if using 1 centre point in spot focus would give me reliable results at the moment let alone all that space ship stuff

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is the 5D Mark III Sharp??
« on: April 03, 2012, 03:13:00 AM »
There's no such thing as a sharp or soft DSLR.

Really?  Then why is Nikon selling both a D800 and a D800E?  Isn't one of those sharper than the other?  By extension, doesn't it stand to reason that the properties of the anti-aliasing filter determine the 'sharpness' of the dSLR, and that's one of the design decisions that a manufacturer makes? 

Canon has stated that the 5DIII offers improved video characteristics, in particular they mention a reduction in moiré.  I'd argue that the easiest way to reduce video moiré is to use a 'stronger' AA filter.  One of the trade-offs in doing so is reduced sharpness.

Worth noting is the person who took apart his 5DIII and removed the AA filter, in particular the statement, "It does seem like a particularly strong optical low pass filter on this camera... OLPF, AA, anti-aliasing filter, call it what you will – it seems Canon put too strong a one in the 5D Mark III! Yes it crushes moire but the trade off is less resolution not just in video mode, but also for stills."  You can see examples on the linked page.
funny you mention that!
I was painstakingly analysing my $50 note shots of 5D3 vs 5D2 again at 200% and you can distinctly see moire pop up in the 5D2 shots (which also happen to appear to be sharper than the 5D3 to me at this magnification)
the 5D3 shot dont seem to have the moire issue.
Although all this is observed at 200% magnification it really has a miniscule impact on the overall image.
Disclaimer : I dont go through puiles of pictures at 200% for fun, just trying to get to the bottom of my twightlight zone AF issues i'm having :(

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