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 $170How did you get iron ore in the lens - what environment were you shooting in to have that happen? A mine?
mind you, me, the camera and lens got completely covered in mud so i'm not suprised a little made it through the seals
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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?Yes, I'm just not sure about the IQ yet
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