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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....

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.

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

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  :'(

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.

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

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!

i have been blown away by the low light focusing on the 5Dmk3
it does slow down considerably but it actually locks on and is accurate
heres a little 3200 sample

EOS Bodies / Re: Does new DPP have a bug?
« on: March 26, 2012, 12:24:35 AM »
is anyone else noticing that ACR6.7 is softening the images compared to the DPP quickview as well.
currently there is no reliable way to process images from the 5D3 to equal the output of the 5Dmk2 :(
Its all a plot to make us smile even harder when the software does exist lol.
I certainly hope you are right

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk3 - A few complaints
« on: March 25, 2012, 11:53:54 PM »
I never do jpeg.  Raw results using DNG 6.7RC to LR 4 are giving great results. 

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?

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