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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III focus accuracy with fast primes wide open
« on: March 26, 2012, 10:07:07 PM »
My 24L mk2, 35L, 85 1.8, and 200/2 are all spot on, my 50 1.2L is performing well too, albeit not quite as well as my other primes, but the 50 1.2L is never perfect.  I'm coming from a 50D to add some perspective.

*shooting all wide open of course.

any chance of posting some samples? raws if possible too

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EOS Bodies / Re: Those not getting sharp images from the 5D III...
« on: March 26, 2012, 10:03:12 PM »
Hot damn, that's tack sharp. Maybe there's hope I'll get a good copy :)

yep and if i open it in acr 6.7 its sharp, i'll try this calibration method tonight and if i get no joy still then I'll take mine back,

these shots are COMPLETELY different to what i'm getting regardless of changing the manual AF adjust on my lenses. I'm still amazed that jpg came out of camera. not at all like the mush i'm getting.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Those not getting sharp images from the 5D III...
« on: March 26, 2012, 09:41:51 PM »
Yes, those JPEGS are straight out of camera.

Here's the link shared by Bosman: http://arihazeghiphotography.com/MA-web/
ok cool can i ask what your camera settings were relating to picture profile NR etc
there is no way on earth my camera can produce anything that sharp

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EOS Bodies / Re: Those not getting sharp images from the 5D III...
« on: March 26, 2012, 09:11:53 PM »
is that jpeg the out of camera jpg?
these results look considerably better than what i'm getting

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5d Mk3 Looks sharp to me!
« on: March 26, 2012, 08:08:06 PM »
I know there is an issue with a DPP setting that causes images to lose detail...there is an easy workaround...Regardless, i've noticed several people still complaining about sharpness even when using ACR6.7, converted to DNG and imported to LR4...but I just don't see it, maybe I have low standards? :)

DNG Converter to LR4,
5d Mk3
EF24-105L f/4.0, 1/250, ISO 100, handheld on a very fidgety subject, %100 crop:

http://bit.ly/GRrnT5
that looks considerably sharper than what is coming out of mine. Thats it mines going back today

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EOS Bodies / Delivered 5Dmk3 Units Awesome vs Has problems
« on: March 26, 2012, 08:02:03 PM »
simple poll to see ratio of good vs dud bodies coming out

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tell me about it last time i had mine sent in to clean iron ore out of the focus ring cost me $170 :(
mind you, me, the camera and lens got completely covered in mud so i'm not suprised a little made it through the seals
How did you get iron ore in the lens - what environment were you shooting in to have that happen? A mine?

yep and I can confirm that 1D bodies are extremely resilient in harsh environments :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark iii focusing issues
« on: March 26, 2012, 07:25:47 PM »
photomoose this is EXACTLY what is happening with mine too!

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Sweet.  Thanks guys.  And sorry, didn't mean to steer this thread away from its original purpose.

I don't think it's been steered away from the topic, which is back-button focus. Once I learned about it, I can't shoot any other way. It's a disease.  :D

Canon didn't make it obvious on how to "enable" back-button focus (by disabling shutter button focus), but they did give much more expanded flexibility with the camera controls vs. the 5D2.

ditto i love back button focus, it drives my wife nuits though when she picks up my cameras because she doesnt set hers up that way. i'll convert her one day though!

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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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