« 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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I certainly hope you are rightis anyone else noticing that ACR6.7 is softening the images compared to the DPP quickview as well.Its all a plot to make us smile even harder when the software does exist lol.
currently there is no reliable way to process images from the 5D3 to equal the output of the 5Dmk2
I never do jpeg. Raw results using DNG 6.7RC to LR 4 are giving great results.Quote
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?
This really surprises me. I just read in another post that you are using f/1.4 lenses. Thats an extremely thin DOF your working with there. Unless something has changed, don't Canon cameras AF at maximum aperture? I would be very surprised if you had GOOD luck with even the 1D X AF with its 100k RGB intelligent meter and an f/1.4 lens. You should slap on an f/2.8 lens, an f/4 lens, and an f/5.6 lens, and let us know how AF works then. I would hope the double-cross type sensors with the f/2.8 should nail focus perfectly every time. I'd expect the other 36 cross-type points to do extremely well keeping focus on a moving subject like a bird, a cyclist, a car or a basket ball player at f/4 and f/5.6.I was using fast lenses but had them stopped down to f2.8 for shooting. typically when using AI servo I dont like to go wider than 2.8 for this reason
1) Are the raw files just soft, or terrible in other respects?
2) Is it the smearing of the details that makes the jpegs so bad?
I hope this is just an issue with the DPP software.
4. AF isnt as good as i was expecting in AI servo but I'm still playing with it (there are lots of settings to play with and test) so i'll have to reserve judgement on this but as for just turning it on and shooting with AI servo in standard mode the 1Dmk3 still eats it alive both in speed and accuracy
Perhaps I am doing something wrong maybe 7D users have some tips on getting the most from these new AF systems in AI servo.
Ack! Don't say that. I was hoping AF would be it's saving grace and reports had been generally really good so far.
What sport were you shooting?
(I just noticed you were using 50mm 1.4 and sigma 85 1.4, I don't know anything about the sigma, but the Canon 50mm 1.4 always seemed like an erratic lens to me for sports AI Servo. Where you comparing 50 1.4 on 5D3 to 70-200 2.8 on 1D3? I hope. Although if the 50 1.4 does noticeabyl worse on the 5D3 than the 1D3 that doesn't sound hot.)
This is a AF system new to many of us. We will first have to patiently master it before we overreact and think the world is ending.
Re: rate button
Have any of you had to take photos and turn in "several good ones for web use" to sports information at halftime of a basketball game? I receive my 5D3 on Wednesday next week, and I am so hoping that the rate button will work by simply pressing it twice to give a default 1-star rating to a photo. If it requires pressing the button and selecting a rating with another knob, then yes, that will be extremely irritating.
Right now my workflow is like this:
* During the first half I have to be chimping after any major play, and if a photo is good or a play is good if I don't have time to chimp, then I take a blank picture of the floor after that sequence of photos containing the good photo.
* 1-3 minutes before half time I have to run to the media room, download all photos, look at them in thumbnail mode, scroll through the ones before the blank floor pictures, and then star the ones I want to turn in.
* Select and export the starred photos.
* Give flash drive to sports information about 15 minutes of wasted time, if I'm lucky.
Assuming that I can just do a quick double "click" of the rate button to assign it a 1-star default rating (the stars aren't important, because I'm not rating them, just indicating that I want to turn them in to SI), then the rate button would be a tremendous boon to me. I could lesiurely go to the media room, download photos, export the starred photos, and walk back with flash drive in hand in under 5 minutes.
Hopefully I can even have a direct ethernet connection so that someone else can use my pictures live, but I am not sure if I would be happy with that. Some people don't realize that every click of the shutter on a professional camera does not necessarily a cover photograph make. Letting someone else select photos would probably result in a bad representation of my work.
Anyway, I just thought that I would speak out in favor of what hopefully is going to be a good feature for me.
yep someone mentioned that use before, I agree it's handy from that perspective, its got these "styles" that can be applied to various tastes as well which are a little on the dodgy side.I wanna know about the HDR setting. Is it cool? Or just a gimmick? Does it save out to a jpeg, exr, 32 bit raw?not cool, gimmick, jpeg only
bracketing however is much cooler with 2 3 5 and 7 shot options and greater stop range available i'm bummed that you stillhave to go into the menu to enable it rather than being able to hold down a button and use the scroll wheel like the 1D
In-cam HDR is handy for seeing if a shot has potential, but I doubt I'd ever use the camera version even if it were something other than jpeg.
I have a 5-stop bracket arrangement as one my C1 custom mode, that works fairly well.
I wanna know about the HDR setting. Is it cool? Or just a gimmick? Does it save out to a jpeg, exr, 32 bit raw?not cool, gimmick, jpeg only