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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,4678.30.html

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?

Lenses / Re: Best third-party lenses
« on: March 22, 2012, 10:34:32 PM »
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,4678.30.html

here are a couple of raw files not taken at the same time
but same lens and model (my wife)
first one is 5Dmk3 in AI servo tacking from outer top left focus point walking towards

second one is 5Dmk2 center point focus recompose

I have to recheck the Micro adjust on my sigma 85 for the 5D3 but to me it looks like the 5D2 is sharper
its not 100% fair comparision because i was so excited about AF thats what i wanted to play with yesterday
i'll do more in line comparisons on the weekend.

EOS Bodies / Re: AF might be way better, sensor barely at all
« on: March 22, 2012, 09:56:11 PM »
Pretty stoked on mine.. Feels more substantial, and the AF is pretty crazy.  That said, I'm not seeing a huge amount of IQ difference except at high ISO, above 3200.  Going to test it at a shoot tomorrow night "for real".  At the end of the day though, it doesn't seem like a massive jump from the 5d2.  I also mainly shoot full manual, even focus, so maybe the finer points are being lost on me.  Can't tell if I have the "new gear afterglow" or if I really feel like I got my $3400 worth (compared to what I already have).

How is the Fully MF going without a focusing screen? Is the new VF better in that respect than the MkII one?

WIckedW , when is yours coming, should be today, ay?

i've had it for a day and a half now, the VF standard is FAR better than the 5Dmk2 with an EG-S screen in it
its probably not as good as a 1D VF but its not far off, I'm very happy with the VF upgrade even in dim light 3200 ISO+ i found i could MF well using my sigma 85 f1.4 I dont think i would bother with an EG-S screen in this camera even if they were available.

EOS Bodies / Re: AF might be way better, sensor barely at all
« on: March 22, 2012, 08:16:56 PM »
Anyone compared it at iso 100-400 against the 5DII??
I haven't done any side by side yet just took the 5D3 out last night over the weekend i'll do some decent side by side shooting

actually the closer i look at the raws in bridge and ACR PS the less impressed i am with the 5D3
sharpness seems better in DPP but I hate using DPP :(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Defective 5D MK III.....
« on: March 22, 2012, 07:48:10 PM »
did you get a new body? if so how is it?
I'm definately underwhelmed by how bad the jpg files are out of the camera
I'm still checking the raws out but its hard only having DPP and the beta of ACR

EOS Bodies / Re: Reverse Order
« on: March 22, 2012, 07:22:08 PM »

D4 is out isnt it? didnt it come out before the 5Dmk3
I suppose it depends upon how one defines out. There are like 4 people who have them.

hehe thats out isnt it? ;)

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