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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

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

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