« on: March 26, 2012, 07:33:31 AM »
any point hoping for a rebirth of APS-H in the mirrorless?
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[Suggest you go to the Canon Learning Center....a number of wrieups by Rudy on 1DX and 5D3 AF....should help you get as good with new system as you seem to be with the 1Dmk3
Soooooooo overpriced. You can do ETTL with Phottix Odins and a couple of 430 EX IIs. You can put the two 430s together and get a way faster recycle or separate them for more flexibility. If you want more of the Canon system you have to buy more overpriced 600s. Crazy.basically what he said
One Canon flash and one transmitter is $1000!!!!
One Odin transmitter + 2 receivers + 2 430 EXs = $1000.
Additional Canon flash = $630
Additional 430 EX II + receiver = < $400
Additional 580 EX II + receiver = $590
Not to mention it's not hard to get Canon flashes used.
I certainly hope you are rightis anyone else noticing that ACR6.7 is softening the images compared to the DPP quickview as well.Its all a plot to make us smile even harder when the software does exist lol.
currently there is no reliable way to process images from the 5D3 to equal the output of the 5Dmk2
I never do jpeg. Raw results using DNG 6.7RC to LR 4 are giving great results.Quote
are you able to post a sample?
do you have a 5D2?
if so is ACR6.7 giving you results as sharp as the 5Dmk2 does?
This really surprises me. I just read in another post that you are using f/1.4 lenses. Thats an extremely thin DOF your working with there. Unless something has changed, don't Canon cameras AF at maximum aperture? I would be very surprised if you had GOOD luck with even the 1D X AF with its 100k RGB intelligent meter and an f/1.4 lens. You should slap on an f/2.8 lens, an f/4 lens, and an f/5.6 lens, and let us know how AF works then. I would hope the double-cross type sensors with the f/2.8 should nail focus perfectly every time. I'd expect the other 36 cross-type points to do extremely well keeping focus on a moving subject like a bird, a cyclist, a car or a basket ball player at f/4 and f/5.6.I was using fast lenses but had them stopped down to f2.8 for shooting. typically when using AI servo I dont like to go wider than 2.8 for this reason
1) Are the raw files just soft, or terrible in other respects?
2) Is it the smearing of the details that makes the jpegs so bad?
I hope this is just an issue with the DPP software.
4. AF isnt as good as i was expecting in AI servo but I'm still playing with it (there are lots of settings to play with and test) so i'll have to reserve judgement on this but as for just turning it on and shooting with AI servo in standard mode the 1Dmk3 still eats it alive both in speed and accuracy
Perhaps I am doing something wrong maybe 7D users have some tips on getting the most from these new AF systems in AI servo.
Ack! Don't say that. I was hoping AF would be it's saving grace and reports had been generally really good so far.
What sport were you shooting?
(I just noticed you were using 50mm 1.4 and sigma 85 1.4, I don't know anything about the sigma, but the Canon 50mm 1.4 always seemed like an erratic lens to me for sports AI Servo. Where you comparing 50 1.4 on 5D3 to 70-200 2.8 on 1D3? I hope. Although if the 50 1.4 does noticeabyl worse on the 5D3 than the 1D3 that doesn't sound hot.)
This is a AF system new to many of us. We will first have to patiently master it before we overreact and think the world is ending.