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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So how are your 5DMKIII high-ISO shots?
« on: March 26, 2012, 07:13:17 PM »
https://rapidshare.com/files/3227854404/045C0461.CR2

I posted this 3200 iso raw somewhere else in here but cant remember where

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EOS Bodies / Re: A thought about 5dMK3 "softness"
« on: March 26, 2012, 07:08:13 PM »
i'm very familiar with the micro adjust, however I've noticed if i set it for a particular range, then it goes wildly off in other ranges i found myself changing from between -5 to -13 through out shooting I though i was going crazy, doesnt help that the jpeg files are so mushed you cant properly check sharpness on the screen either. My other cameras I do a calibration of lens and body and thats it focus is great all over.
5D Mk3 has micro adjustment provisions for both the wide- and tele-end for zoom lenses, so be sure you calibrate both, if you haven't already done so.

yep done that (it doesn't have that feature for primes though maybe i got a dud :P)

but sarcasm aside its not the zoom its the distance to subject where the micro adjust is all screwy
you can set it for a close subject and get it sharp (well as sharp as you can tell from the screen which is not reliable as images i thought were sharp on the screen were not when looked at on the computer)
then shoot a subject far away and the focus is way off

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yep, and there are a few people who seem over the moon about theirs so there must be bad ones and good ones but its all relative to what you are changing from. I would say without a shadow of a doubt the images from my aging 1Dmk3 are better than what is coming out of the 5Dmk3 so you can imagine how disappointed I am with the 5D2 vs 5D3 comparison.

This is in relation to low iso shooting

However that said high iso on the 5D3 seems to have taken a big step up, as others have said the quality of the noise seems much mcuh more pleasing to the eye, with a more 70's film look to it so much so that in certain shots I probably wouldnt even bother with noise reduction because the filmy grainout of camera adds more to the image. We have to bear in mind that high iso images are never "sharp anyway" so my issue is with the range where i want razor sharp images.

If I was on the fence about getting one now, my advice would be to wait or cancel the preorder and see how it shakes out for those of us on the bleeding edge. I am really hoping its all fixable in software and maybe some firmware updates.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A thought about 5dMK3 "softness"
« on: March 26, 2012, 06:37:32 PM »
i'm very familiar with the micro adjust, however I've noticed if i set it for a particular range, then it goes wildly off in other ranges i found myself changing from between -5 to -13 through out shooting I though i was going crazy, doesnt help that the jpeg files are so mushed you cant properly check sharpness on the screen either. My other cameras I do a calibration of lens and body and thats it focus is great all over.
I might take mine back today and see what the shop has to say... glad you guys got copies you are happy with though.
Life on the bleeding edge....

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk3 - A few complaints
« on: March 26, 2012, 06:32:04 PM »
For what it's worth, those having a problem with DPP and the High Quality giving soft files... I read that if you switch it so it's high speed and not high quality, files are much cleaner, sharper, etc... Have any of you guys tried this to see if it gives you better results?  If so whet is your impressions based off of those files?
this is the first time i have used DPP since i have always used adobe before, I'm still trying to work my way around it, I dont know how people can use this software and not go insane

as everyone has said i'm going to do more shooting in servo with the 70-200 f2.8 IS II HOPEFULLY that should nail it.

I simply cannot see the wonderfull image quality others are raving about perhaps i should take it back at least I know the 5Dmk2's deliver outstanding image quality.

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5D mk3 IQ vs  5D mk2  IQ i'm going to say
15 to 20% worse, so far i'm really not happy with the images
maybe I got a bad unit but for a pro camera its pretty bad
I love the build, handling and features though

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark iii focusing issues
« on: March 26, 2012, 06:04:29 PM »
this sounds like what I am experiencing with focusing, vastly different results at different ranges  :'(

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I don't know if RRS has developed a plate for it yet but they are the ones I would wait for.
I made the mistake of using a generic that did work but it twisted and had awkward access to the pc terminal and cable release port.

I switched to the RRS version and could not be happier. It is rock solid, allows me to use my pc cords and cable release easily AND creates a strap attachment point that actually improves on Canon's (IMO).

I have the RRS on pre-order they said they are going to be available end of april

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EOS Bodies / Re: MkIII for Manual Focus Primes?
« on: March 26, 2012, 07:38:11 AM »
Would you buy a 5D3 if you are using MF alt primes, predominantly on low ISO with tripod if dark, with off camera 580 II, and (I am sorry) if you don't have one single AF lens?
Just for the colors, noise?, features and built?
I shoot non pro, just for fun, no weddings, no sport, no cars, just life.
I am coming from a 40D, now almost on the trigger for a 5D2 and wonder if someone thinks this is nonsense.
Ah, BTW I am a typical amateur and have the money for a MkIII ;)
Yes, I'm just not sure about the IQ yet

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any point hoping for a rebirth of APS-H in the mirrorless? :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Silent mode on 5DmkIII
« on: March 26, 2012, 07:19:37 AM »
it's awesome much better than the 1D silent mode which isnt bad either

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk3 - A few complaints
« on: March 26, 2012, 05:58:34 AM »
perhaps i am splitting hairs or maybe in this case eyelashes

first image is dpp preview crop screen shot
second image is acr6.7 crop screen shot

shot at f2.8 1/500 sec ISO 100 AWB
these are 100% crops
obviously 5D mk3 and lens is the 50mm f1.4 canon

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk3 - A few complaints
« on: March 26, 2012, 02:56:01 AM »
[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

John

thanks for the tip I read the article, sounds perhaps that my standard method of using single point AF might be the problem and focus is getting lost as the model walks towards me with AF points not handing over to other points properly, from his description this area AF might be a good solution, i'll give it a try. It seems the new AF system is vastly more complex than the system i replaces and there is a bit of a learning curve with it.

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Lighting / Re: 580ex II or 600EX-RT
« on: March 26, 2012, 02:25:14 AM »
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.

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.
basically what he said

I have the odins they are really nice to use and the transmitter has a nice on screen interface where you can quickly adjust power of groups, group balancing etc

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EOS Bodies / Re: So frustrated with new 5DmkIII - returning it!
« on: March 26, 2012, 02:00:06 AM »
oh dear I'm going to be testing the 580s tonight! I've only done some test shots with a 600 I borrowed from someone so far!

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