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Lenses / Re: 18-200 and vignetting with Cokin P holder
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:44:08 AM »
Thanks for your response.
I'd thought about trying to reduce the size of the filter holder.
Looks like its out with the hacksaw this weekend!
yep, I did this to a cheap plastic ebay one to stop vignetting on my 16-35 on FF it fixed the problem

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L USM - Any negative comments?
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:42:59 AM »
owned one for four months now have nothing bad to say about the lens itself. it's just great.

the price for lack of a tripod ring is a little steep but given what's happening with all new Canon lenses it's not out of step.
the zoom ring and manual focus ring are in different positions than a lot of lenses but after using it enough where zooming is instinctive i like the position better because the camera is more balanced in my hands.
no Canon extenders but is compatible with the Kenko. i guess results vary because i have the $130 Kenko 1.4x extender on it and even though it's reporting f/8.0 to my 60D it still autofocuses.

which kenko? I have heard the older DG versions will AF its the newer DGX ones that are suposed to not AF
when i used my DGX one on my 1Dmk3 with the 28-300 L it would even AF using outer points at f8 not only the center point but they were noticably slower so i primarily used the center point. I dont own any 5.6 lenses anymore to test this out on tough

Lenses / Re: Best third-party lenses
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:32:59 AM »
just sent the lens in I didnt want it matched to a boday as I have 4 bodies and my parents havea 600D my brother has a 550D and those bodies dont have micro adjust so i wanted it set as neutral as possible, i was happy to need to compensate my bodies with a micro adjust a little I just was worried about having to push it as far out as 13.

I placed a preorder for one today they said should be shipping in about a month for anyone else keen on these

Australia / Re: 5d3 and 1dx preorders
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:27:12 AM »
still 3599 at leederville +199 extra for another 2 years of canon warranty they said their next shipment was coming in early april

definately looks like shutter unless your sensor is loose and slipped down a bit  :o
I'd take it back and get a new one

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Travel tripod help!!
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:02:34 AM »
i've been looking at these bean bags for african safari to mount the 600 to on a gimbal

Lenses / Re: Best third-party lenses
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:00:08 AM »
if zeiss made AF lenses my bank account would be screaming in pain  :-[

EOS Bodies / Re: How to Edit 5D MK III Raw files in Lightroom
« on: March 23, 2012, 12:57:48 AM »
i'm definately observing a difference between the raws in dpp and viewing the same CR2 file in bridge or photoshop with the ACR 6.7 beta. probably stick with using DPP to convert until adobe come out with release updates.

Lenses / Re: Best third-party lenses
« on: March 23, 2012, 12:50:43 AM »
ha soft.
I just posted some raws in the thread about 5Dmk3 AF and sensor improvements
both with the sigma and one with each body


Do you have a good copy or are the new copies all generally like that? =)
Not that I don't trust you, mind, just would like to get as much information as I can before I place an order on something I won't get to even try until I pay for it...

Also: Any AF issues? bad focusing, etc

Yes mine was heavily front focusing when i got it, needed +13 microadjust to get it in line
I sent it back and sigma reprogrammed it and now its pretty good still needs a little micro adjust but so do some of my canons but not that much though.

As far as AF speed and accuracy its spot on. the speed is at least 3 times faster than the canon 85 1.2 which is why i chose the sigma over the canon (it also happened to be 2.5 times cheaper :) ) I would recommend buying it from a bricks and mortar store you can go back to if anything is off in the AF department. Its one of my favourite lenses, (cant decide bewteen this and the 16-35 f2.8 II) i love them both but for different reasons.

It also has 9 circular apertutre blades which gives it really nice blur and bokeh
Build quality is really top notch and the MF ring is super smooth and firm (no slop or play in it so has nice control)

V8 did you have a look at those raws I posted?
the build of this camera is exactly what i've been looking for its awesome
I'll be looking forward to adobe products getting final release raw processing
I'll have to do some more shooting to compare the 5D3 and 5D2 better as those arent apples and apples
my gut feel is at ISO 100 there is going to be a negligable difference between the 2
but i was always very happy with the 5D2 low iso performance anyway.

I feel the package is greater than the sum of its parts everything together is very nicely balanced I have to say i really like the 6fps 4 was a bit light but didnt bother me and 10 i felt was over the top on the 1D unless shooting fast action which i never do.
so far its looking good but i really want to do some more detailed IQ comparisons

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Weird filename and number 5D Mark III
« on: March 23, 2012, 12:17:49 AM »
its fully customisable in the menus, seems to a random prefix mixture you can set that yourself though

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L USM - Any negative comments?
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:32:18 PM »
only negative is cant use a 1.4 TC on it and keep AF on anything other than a 1D (pre 1Dx that is)

and yeah you can get a 16-35 f2.8 II and the 70-300 L for what a 28-300 costs its much lighter and more compact than the 28-300 too

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Defective 5D MK III.....
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:13:05 PM »


SFDTM can you have a look at the raw file i posted here, i'd be interested in your opinion vs your experience

are those links working to rapidshare that i put up?

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