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I couldnt agree more about the manual focus. I just discovered last night if you put your lens in manual focus and hold the shutter button while focussing when in focus to the point you want it will flash red letting you know it has achieved focus. Really cool feature!
yep i noticed that too and the veiwfinder is sooooo much better for manual focus, I'm not really worried about changing screens in this one it has a much more 1D feel to it for MF

I thing the ACR6.7 shows up even softer
the out of camera jpegs are so bad i've just turned them off all together.

My initial feeling about the files is they are not as good as the 5Dmk2 however its to hard to call until proper raw converters come out.

I really dont know what they have done to the in camera jpg output but its not good

i've not processed any files yet just view in DPP and bridge and open in PS but the adobe ones are noticably softer than the dpp preview

ah gotcha

personally i find shooting in M the fastest way with shutter speed at my finger tip having to press a button for ec takes too long

I havent actually even tried auto iso on the mk3 yet

so much to try out so little time :(

Lenses / Re: Best music/concert photography lenses?
« on: March 25, 2012, 04:58:54 AM »
Ok, out of these three lenses which one is best? (to use right in front of the band, below stage). Ive got a 7d

* 35mm
* 50mm
* 85mm

I'm thinking the 85mm is way too long but I like how it's one of the fastest out there with f/1.2

2 bodies 35mm on one 85mm on the other problem solved
you are really going to want to get some nice tight crops and even the 85 on a APS-C is going to struggle for reach
depends on how much access you have.

the 135 f2 might even be a good long option, but i would say with the crop body start with 85 and 35

faux m mode?

In humans the nose grows throughout your life so large noses are associated with older people.

keeps growing! damn i am doomed... I wonder if they make eye piece extensions for people that are geometrically nasally challenged

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Mode 5D mark iii
« on: March 25, 2012, 04:47:01 AM »
Learn exposure and how to shoot in manual mode and never look back.

i wish i had an applaud button to hit repeatedly in agreement with you here

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Mother of God - D800 scores 95 DxOMark
« on: March 25, 2012, 04:43:15 AM »
i would have read all of this thread but i've been out all weekend shooting with my 5Dmk3 ;)
since i don't really follow the lab tests or particularly care about them for that matter, 95 is good is it?


Your best skill seems to be name calling in laughable manner.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
You are kind of a funny guy. ;D

Believe it or not you are not the only person who has ever used a camera. I've shot the men's NCAA basketball tourney (and no, not from the stands :D) among other things.

And believe it or not I'm not the only person who thinks more dynamic range would be nice to have at times. And believe it or not, some of them are actually full-time pros.

And it's a bit hard to use reflectors to fill in the interior of a redwood forest, maybe for some scenes, if you spend 15 hours rigging and thousands in expenses for a single shot, perhaps, sometimes, but then try it for a landscape expanding over a a few hundreds acres and it's a bit trickier still and then try that for every single possible such situation you may come across anywhere and.... and yes, sometimes a tripod a multi-snaps will do and sometimes a grad ND filter will do it, but not always. especially if you want details and not a wax-look.

It's not the end of the world, but it's ridiculous to say it's pixel-peeping geek nonsense whenever it is something Canon is not best at, and absolutely critical when it's something Canon is best at.

Could you show us some work photographed by you ?
I have read most of your post and like I said before your really must be the best photographer in the world.
Just wondering if all your numbers knowledge can be found back in your pictures.
Not sure about the best but he is pretty bloody good at what he does IMO :D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Mode 5D mark iii
« on: March 23, 2012, 03:25:32 AM »
I have purchased the new 5d mk iii. which arrived today and have been testing it performance, especially the manual mode as thats what I shoot with the most.  I hoped there would be an auto ISO setting for manual, which there is BUT
why cannot I set an exposure compensation while in Manual mode with auto ISO?
I always use manual mode to control shutter and aperture.  I meter my exposures from my client's faces that are usually set at +1EV to accommodate light skin.  Auto ISO would allow me to keep up with rapidly moving children as ISO speed is not so critical as shutter and aperture setting for me.  I appreciate the new advantage of auto ISO that the mark ii did not have, but now my exposures will be a full stop under-exposed using the advantages of auto ISO with the mark iii
yep there was a big hooo haa about this the last couple of days i'll find the thread unless it got deleted because people got a bit excited

here you go,4367.0.html

Lenses / Re: 24 - 70mm f/2.8 L I or II
« on: March 23, 2012, 03:17:26 AM »
I would say neither get a good 50mm
the 16-35 owns the wide end and from 70 up you have the 70-200
a 50 fill the gap nicely

i got a couple of these a few months ago they have been pretty good
they were half the price when I got them though
wish i had bought more now..

 Duracell --
 I'm in north america and I don't think I've ever seen duracell cards - duracell batteries sure. It's funny how things are the same yet different.

funny they are from the USA

I wonder with the olympics coming up if the authorities are going to put these power tripping lunatics on leashes otherwise it could put a serious dent in the UK international reputation

Lenses / Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 AF problem?
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:46:09 AM »
^ How old is your lens and do you use it with a filter? Im afraid that if i buy this lens, it will break after a few months :(

I've had mine 2 years now and still going strong and its been all over the world with me

Lenses / Re: advice on lens for evening events
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:44:55 AM »
That 85L will be painfully slow when trying to capture an event like a quinceanera, I cover parties / weddings and eventually only use my 85L for staged shots... 35L will be perfect for low light with super quick AF and an EFOV of 56mm on your 60D. Kind of a classic photojournalism lens on a crop.

good to know!

the sigma 85f1.4 will be fast enough :D

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