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Quote from: Ken "I'm awesome" Rockwell
After shooting another day with my 5D Mark III, I am so digging it. Its magic in-camera lens correction is letting me shoot fly-weight plastic Canon lenses, like my weightless and ergonomically superior 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5, getting great results, and lightening my load, all at the same time.

You know, right before the release of the 5D mkIII I said to myself, "I really hope Ken tests and reviews this $3500 camera with sh*tty lenses".

I really hope he tests the 1Dx with the ef 75-300.
i have a 28-90 I can lend him if he cant afford one for the review

Ken Rockwell doesn't do post processing. He gets it right in the camera, or so he claims.
translation = Hasn't figured out how to change from jpg to RAW yet

still waiting for @lex's next letter letting him in on that little gem ;)

It goes on a monopod head and tilts left or right, works like a champ for either orientation. No need for a big L bracket for me.

Most tripod/monopod heads can drop to a 90-degree orientation, with a full tilt feature like the head you link, or a drop-notch on a ballhead.  The issue is that when in portrait orientation, the center of mass is not directly over the axis of support, meaning you're fighting gravity which can lead to instability (and with a monopod, fatigue since you're supporting more of the weight).  The 'big L bracket' has the advantage of keeping the mass centered.

also if you use a gigapan like i do and want to shoot a panorama in portrait you need the mount on the side
RRS also do an aweseome replacement center plate for the gigapan epic pro if anyone else uses one .

Same deal for a gimbal if you want it in portrait L brackets are handy

I also dont use a normal ball head so dont have the 90 degree slot I use a novoflex magic ball it can go 90 degrees but is more solid stright up especially with heavy lenses

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS C100 & C500 Coming? [CR1]
« on: April 10, 2012, 08:39:22 PM »
I only do video, and I DON'T want the traditional Camcorder / Video style body. Those are super dated and horrible to use compared to the DSLR form factor which is GREAT.

Think of it this way, would you want to shoot stills with a lunch box style body? NO. Video and photo are no different in how you hold the camera. The DSLR form factor allows you to hand hold a camera nicely. The Lunch Box / Camcorder format requires a rig at all times. SUCKS and is super dated.

That is why the C-300 has a more DSLR form factor, because it's where everything is going.

ah ok thats what i was trying to figure out, I dont do video but to me the DSLR seem a bit clunkt hence why all these aftermarket steady cam rigs etc have been invented to hold the camera and use it in a more video style

though I wasnt refering the the handy cam / camcorder style i was more refering the the layout on proper cinema cameras

My RAWs clearly show the 5Dmk2 edges the mk3 out in sharpness at iso 100

i havent posted high ISO ones however from my observations the "quality" of the noise on the mk3 is significantly better than the mk2 allowing you to imporve it significantly using good NR software
for this reason 12800 is useable and even 25600 can be cleaned up sufficently in post to achieve decent results
or leave the more grain like noise in the image for that more vintage feel.

I have no doubt at high iso the 5Dmk3 is great

Again I have no interest in jpg files out of the camera as they give a false representation of the facts
RAW comparisons are the only true indication but until final raw processing software is available its too hard to make definative calls on which is better.

EOS Bodies / Re: How about an app store for EOS cameras?
« on: April 10, 2012, 08:14:58 PM »
THe beauty of the app store not being in house is it allows the inovation of many more people that the host company dont have access too ordinarily. So if canon were in overall control but allowed people to submit their mods for review and implementation it would spawn a much more rapid inovation curve than we currently see out of designs. Unfortunately I cant see it being cheap :(

I would like to buy additional 1D features to add into my 5Dmk2 and 5Dmk3 though

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS C100 & C500 Coming? [CR1]
« on: April 10, 2012, 08:11:01 PM »
makes more sense to me I'm guessing the C500 is cheaper than the C300
I still dont really get the purpose of the cinema DSLR, producing these EF mount dedicated video cameras
designed to suit video ergonomically makes alot more sense, sure have vid on still cameras for when its needed but surely video dedicated guys must prefer to use something with a form factor designed more around their needs?

bummer sorry to hear it

check your home insurance contract quite often there are certain $ limits that can be used for miscelaneous items like the repairs for this you might be able to claim something

good luck

EOS Bodies / Re: So after my first wedding with my 5d3...
« on: April 10, 2012, 06:24:36 PM »
Nice, I quite like your style and agree I dont see any problems with the dynamic range in any of those shots

EOS Bodies / Re: 1D mk IV & 5D mk III or 1DX?
« on: April 10, 2012, 06:21:04 PM »
i'm going with option 1
great combo, I would love it if they brought out a gripless APS-H body though to partner with the 5Dmk3

Lenses / Re: Why is Canon so slow updating (legacy) lenses?
« on: April 10, 2012, 06:14:25 PM »
What seems odd is the 24IS and 28IS.  Why two lenses so similar,

probably because there was only some marginal design and manufacturing differences so it was easy to bring the 2 to market together looking at them there isn't a great deal of visual differences

I would have made sense to have done the 50mm first though since the 24mm 28mm is already covered by tons of great L glass

EOS Bodies / Re: How about an app store for EOS cameras?
« on: April 10, 2012, 06:07:17 PM »
you mean to say add in firmware functions?

such as buy decent bracketing for the 5Dmk2
the ability to set the rate button on the mk 3 to be a bracketing selector or any other customisation

as long as the prices were reasonable ie similar to iphone apps $2 - $10

I would be all over that system

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: anyone have a 5Dmk3 and a kenko TC?
« on: April 10, 2012, 07:06:10 AM »
Can confirm the 5d mk3 and Kenko TC 1.4 pro 300 with 24-105mm work perfectly at 5.6

awesome news, so it looks like its a body by body issue not a firmware or design issue then :)

LOL, now he loves the 5D MK3 :)



Of course, because he actually starting to LEARN how to use the camera.  What a F______ idiot.  still no reply to the email and he is still using all three custom functions to switch between AF modes, which is a ridiculously dumb solution when you can do it faster and easier with button customization (which I included in my email).

LOL I actually started reading about HOW he is getting around his complaints please for the sake of your blood pressure dont read it, or at least have soeone nearby ready to call 911 for you, but a hint is using C1 C2 and C3...
I didn't finish reading as i fell out of my chair after the first 2 sentences...

has this been through photomatix?
if so i would put that down as the cause, I think it has something to do with photomatix saving out 16 bit tiff files and it will do this.

I've also seen this happen if you change between programs with different working spaces like adobe rgb and srgb or prophoto rgb so make sure all you programs are set to have the same working colour space

they are the 2 main things I can think of at the moment where I have seen this happen before

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