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are these the same as a fully IR modified camera or somewhere in between?
you know the type for taking those cool mid day shots where all the trees and crass goes white

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Portraits with 5d3 and Sigma 85 F1.4
« on: April 03, 2012, 02:58:50 AM »
You know you're a nerd when you have a favorite f-stop.  8) ;D

haha yeah actually that would make a good t-shirt  :P

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Portraits with 5d3 and Sigma 85 F1.4
« on: April 03, 2012, 02:40:09 AM »
mmmmmy favourite lens I absolutely love it at f2
pity i cant seem to nail focus on my mk3 with it :(  :'(

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EOS Bodies / Re: My first real shoot with the 5DIII
« on: April 03, 2012, 02:35:35 AM »
cool but how do you fix it without damaging the paint etc looking at my own car i can see too many places to fix it to, the rear is easy as i have a tow hitch, i guess i could take the number plate off the front and make a steel bracket that fits that, it would be pretty universal for all cars then but i'm not sure how i feel about hanging several thousand dollars worth of camera off those 2 little screw holes which arent real solid

i'm keen to have a play with this i have some really cool shoot ideas once i get a rig worked out and build it
any other info you are willing to offer up would be really appreciated ;)

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Landscape / Re: Panoramas
« on: April 03, 2012, 02:27:06 AM »
harbin snow and ice festival 2010
unfortunately had to downsize it in order to upload

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The 60DA came totally from the left field.  No hype, no precursory hints, just wham, here it is!  Then again, I suppose it's for a niche enough demographic that the general public won't care much about it.

I am rather curious when it said "Enhanced noise reduction on the EOS 60Da sensor offers photographers the ability to experiment with the wide array of ISO settings"... does that mean they tweaked the sensor so it has better sensitivity than a 60D or is that just the same old sensor with different IR glass/microlens filters and software?
yes this is an intersting development because if they have sorted out the low and high iso noise of that sensor it could be an interesting sign of things to come from other high density sensors

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« on: April 03, 2012, 01:30:03 AM »
I'll have to post a picture I took last week of a Koala Bear with my 300mm F/4 with Canon 1.4x (5Dm2) to see how they compare.

i got some koala ones but the beast was asleep so not the most interesting subject i'll dig one out and post it up for a koala comparison :D

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« on: April 03, 2012, 01:27:01 AM »
That's some spot on focus right there!  I could've tried that shot 20 times with my T1i and unless I got incredibly lucky, would never have walked away with a photo so sharp and clean.  Time for some new glass I guess (Ignoring my serious 5d mark iii lust)

Anyways just out of curiosity, was body was this on?  And were you using AI Servo? Great shot btw  ;D

hehe thanks, it was on a 5Dmk2 center point spot focus just single shot no servo action

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Lenses / Re: Fast AF for Weddings
« on: April 02, 2012, 08:47:11 PM »
i got the sigma 85f1.4 for this purpose its AF speed blows the doors off the 85L

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EOS Bodies / Re: Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« on: April 02, 2012, 07:58:40 PM »
You have to figure 1/2 of the "duds" probably aren't actually duds.  Too many people have taken a handful of snapshots (of things like the lamp in their living room) looked at the pictures on the back of the screen, and then instead of experimenting they hop online and start a thread about how disappointed they are.  There are pages and pages of settings ,people just need to read the manual and use them before rushing to judgement.

it goes the other way too someone gets it takes a picture of a tennis ball on a lawn at f8 and declares that its categorically perfect

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best 5d3 custom function AF point selection quick!
« on: April 02, 2012, 07:45:16 PM »
yep this is the best way to use it I have all mine setup like this

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 5DIII softer than 5DII?
« on: April 02, 2012, 07:42:45 PM »
From the week I have had with the 5Dmk3 I can safely say I feel the sensor is fantastic. At narrow apertures and shooting with strobes the images are razor sharp.

open up that aperture and shoot ambient light on my copy and it all goes to hell. My copy definately has a nutty AF, i am glad many others are reporting joy with theirs so I'll see if I can get another copy and give it a whirl.

I'd rather have the 5Dmk2 AF over the AF on my copy of the 5Dmk3 (at least I can rely on the center point of on that camer!)

I'm a bit disapointed, taking it back today I hope I can get a replacement within a week sinc ei'm going overseas and would like to use the mk3
wicked, what lenses, apertures, focus points and shooting mode are you using? They all work together but they are very specific in application. Never use servo with big glass, use spot af primarily for static subjects, use spot af for most everything for things moving rapidly use focus with assist points. You prob know all that but i just dont get how you are experiencing this other than you need to micro adjust your lenses to the body or that you possibly have a bad copy, electronics aren't perfect, some get thru to the consumers even when tested in factory to be working properly. I hope you get things worked out because with what i have been getting in testing is excellent. I dont have any gigs at the moment so dont expect to see samples at this time. :)

I've stopped even bothering trying to work out servo now until I can get single shot AF sorted out,
Lenses tested are
16-35 f2.8 II
50mm f1.4
50mm f1.8II
sigma 85mm f1.4
100mm f2.8L IS Macro
24-105 f4L IS
70-200 f2.8L IS II
300 f4L IS

I have set it in spot focus only (I usually shoot in spot focus anyway) I failed miserably with AI servo but I blame myself for that and not knowing the AF but I've gone back to basics and even just trying to use it the way I use the 5Dmk2 with centerpoint and recompose.

I took it back to the shop yesterday but it started working, couldnt get it to misbehave for the guy in the shop :(
he said regardless they have a backlog of preorders to the end of may so no chance of exchanging it and him and none of the staff had even handled the camera yet. my mk3 was the first time he had put his hands on the camera and he was the assistant manager. He suggested I keep trying it out and seehow it goes.
I definately don't have enough confidence in this camera to use it in a wedding though, studio with flash and narrow aperture though no problem It's great but apertures wider than 2.8 Its just plain unreliable.

last night i sat down to go through all the micro adjust process again but just gave up in disgust after 2 lenses

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EOS Bodies / Re: My first real shoot with the 5DIII
« on: April 02, 2012, 07:29:34 PM »
awesome vid!,
that rig sure looks epic and expensive! what do they cost?
and what sort of rig do you use? something a little more in the realms of affordability for mortals?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are 5DIII users beta testers?
« on: April 02, 2012, 07:15:00 PM »
I certainly feel like a beta tester.

However I have been wondering if this new super complicated AF system is just proving too much for 1 Digic processor and will the 1Dx breeze through it with 2 of them and a dedicated one for metering?

I have to say though that shooting in a studio f8 to f11 iso 100 with studio strobes and using my 50mm f1.4 the 5Dmk3 produced simply stunning results. Its only wide open in ambient light where i'm getting very flakey focusing. obviously at these apertures a few mm front or back are never going to show up its only wide apertures critical focus where i feel let down by the camera.


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EOS Bodies / Re: My first real shoot with the 5DIII
« on: April 02, 2012, 05:08:40 AM »
As you know the 5d3 has the same 63zone metering system as the 7D. I have two 7D's and both nearly always needed +1 exp comp in both ambient and ttl flash, especially for portraits. I got used to it so It's not much of a problem for me know I have a 5dmk3 also.
I must admit it would be nice if the metering was a bit more accurate, however I like the sound of the spot metering idea then recomposing I might give that a whirl and see how I get on.
If not it's not a problem because I have an idea now that for a particular scene or subject I know I need to to start at +1 and go from there. Metering sysytems are never 100% accurate anyway because the camera doesn't know how you want the image to look!

Exactly. no metering system is going to be perfect until they invent a mind reading chip which is why i find spot meter on the part i want to be the control for my exposure works the best

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