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the in camera jpegs look a bit wierd to me, seems to be alot of softening and they look disappoining when viewed on a monitor (look fine on the camera screen) raws look fine in DPP though but ACR6.7 beta seem noisier than in DPP

dont know whats going on there. might just have to wait for adobe to get their act together with the raw converter for the mk3.

I dont really care that much about jpeg i might just turn off the in camera jpeg altogether and save card space for raws, probably something that can be fixed in firmware.

As long as the raws are clean and sharp i'm happy :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Reverse Order
« on: March 22, 2012, 07:16:01 PM »
Funny how the cameras were announced:
1Dx --> D4 --> D800 --> 5D3

And they are being released:
5D3 --> D800 --> D4 --> 1Dx

I just don't understand.

D4 is out isnt it? didnt it come out before the 5Dmk3

EOS Bodies / Re: AF might be way better, sensor barely at all
« on: March 22, 2012, 07:14:58 PM »
have you actually used it or just looking at internet waffle?
This camera is awesome period.
I feel like a veil has been lifted going from the 5D2 to this
I was never unhappy with the IQ from the mk2

I was happy until I saw the output side to side with output from the 1ds3. Need to do the same test with the 5DIII to see how it compares (at iso 100 and 200)

how did you get the 1Ds3 to shoot at 25600!? ;) :P

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..

EOS Bodies / Re: AF might be way better, sensor barely at all
« on: March 22, 2012, 06:58:15 PM »
have you actually used it or just looking at internet waffle?
This camera is awesome period.
I feel like a veil has been lifted going from the 5D2 to this
I was never unhappy with the IQ from the mk2

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark II vs T4i
« on: March 22, 2012, 01:35:38 AM »
i think the 5D2 is still going to be significantly better than any T4i unless you absolutely need a flippy out screen and a pop up flash

I am amazed at how clean 3200 iso is, i think it will require only fairly light NR
25600 Raws are pretty noisey nothing like the jpegs splattered over the net,
some decent NR and a bit of post processing they would certainly be useable
I dont think i will make a habit of shooting at 25600 unless absolutely necessary

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII and LR4
« on: March 22, 2012, 12:41:06 AM »
my initial impression is that ACR beta in bridge looks noisier than in DPP that came with the camera  :-\

Software & Accessories / Re: 5D III LCD Screen Protector - GGS
« on: March 22, 2012, 12:17:14 AM »
i'm exactly the same, thinking about just cutting an iphone plastic cheap film protector to suit as an interim measure untill the ggs ones come out

Does the 5D3 not take old 5D2/7D batteries?
(of course, that's if you haven't sold your old camera+batteries to fund the upgrade...)
certainly does I just popped a full one strait in while the new battery charged up :)

If I am spending $3.5K for camera I want to make sure I am capturing photos without worrying if CF/SD cards are working.  Over the course of the yrs. I have used MANY SD cards and CF cards.  SanDisk is simply the best in my opinion and you get what you pay for.  YES they are $$$$$.  I have seen others used Transcend or some other cards but really??? You can ask professional and they will tell you to use SanDisk or Lexar cards.  Last thing I want is to lose photos I took.  Did I also mention SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash Cards 90MB/s (or 100 MB/s for 128GB) are FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had a lexar card fail and i've had sandisk cards fail i've never had a transcend card fail yet I used to use only sandisk but now i think they are much of a muchness

Lenses / Re: Best third-party lenses
« on: March 21, 2012, 09:39:09 PM »
I absolutely love my Sigma 85mm f1.4
f2 is super sharp, noticably sharper than the 70-200 f2.8 IS II is at 85mm and f2.8

I chose it over the canon f1.2L due to considerably faster AF

Thats actually something I've been considering - How much better is it over the 50mm 1.4?

Also, more importantly, how sharp is it at f/1.4 and f/1.8? If its soft there will I be better off with the Canon 1.8?
at f1.4 it is about as sharp as the 70-200 f2.8 ISII is at f2.8
at f2 it's in another league

any good tips where i can upload raws? i am sure no one want jpgs out of camera :D

here are my thoughts i posted in another thread.


Well they have really stepped up to the plate here this is exactly what i've been looking for and it's about as close as we are going to get to a grippless 1D build quality very nice very sold AND its got a proper door over the memory cards rather than that horrid plastic thing on the 5D2.

Its a little smaller than the mk2 and more rounded, the roundedness is nice and feels very modern next to the 5D2, i was a bit worried about it being smaller but its ok for me (I really would not want it any smaller though as the space between the right hand grip and the lens has shrunk a little and any smaller and it will be very cramped with fat lenses on, as it is I think its at the limit.
My hands are large so i find rebels too small peopel with bigger hands might find the 5Dmk3 a little cramped compared to the 5d Mk2.
but smaller means it fits in my bag easier too.
New on off switch position will take some getting used to as i have been used to them down the bottom on 1D and on 5D2 i know some people didnt like this for me its a non issue it is where it is
I love the mode dial lock - LOVE IT!

the new button layout seems nice and well thought out so many nice options now much more 1D like, 1 in particular is the ability to specifiy which wheel controls AV and TV in manual mode something i missed on the 5D2 so i had to reconfigure my 1D to function the same as the 5D2 and adjust my shooting.

Everything feels like the quality level has been brought up a notch or 2 - Well done Canon!


Well this was a suprise, I was expecting to be let down here and I have to say I am impressed it leaves the 5Dmk2 VF for dead,
It is soooo much bigger and brighter. For manual focusing I would put it closer to the standard 1D screen than the 5Dmk2. It handily beats the 5Dmk2 even with an EG-S screen in it. Really nice improvement!
the ability to add in grid lines in the VF - Lovely
the new eyepiece is much improved over the 5Dmk2 eyepiece but its still too close to the body so big noses still rub the screen.
even in extremely low light I could MF with my sigma 85mm f1.4 on, no problem
I dont think i will worry about a replacement screen, I may look at a brightscreen for 1 of the 5dmk2s if i keep it
Look at all those AF points! and the coverage. massive massive improvement.


Well i havent given it much of a work out but I did do some low light testing of the AF with the sigma 85 and in no light other than a TV on in the same room iso 25600 1/100 sec f1.4 AF locked on... not fast but it locked on I would say it took maybe 5 times longer than normal to lock on but bearing in mind this was in next to zero light other than light spill from a TV. outer points have no problem locking on in dim and low light - YAY!
AF point spread is so nice FINALLY! a decent AF in a non 1D body - Well done canon, this really is better than I had hoped for. I can only imagine how good the 1Dx AF is going to be!
I havent tried any AI servo or action stuff only low light at night messing around in the house after do the AF micro adjusting on all my lenses.
AF microadjust is really nice now the wide tele seperate adjusts are really really nice. I found the adjustments needed on the 5Dmk3 were very similar to those I had on my mk2.
I haven't done it super rigorously just an inital setup. Maybe i'll get that automatic AF adjust software and try that out.

both the new back and top screens are bigger and very nice bummer that the top screen lights up orange i prefer the blue of the 1D but that is hardly a deal breaker!
the rear screen is big very clear and sharp. now i just need to wait for protectors to come out for it.

Is it worth it? well In my opinion I was not very happy with the 5Dmk2 in ALOT of areas the IQ made me accept alot of compromises with that camera and I had to adapt my setup and shooting to suit the camera. I feel with this new camera that a veil has been lifted and new freedoms have been opened up. the hand brake has come off and it suddenly got a couple more cylinders firing.
For me the improvements are most definately worth the extra cost. once you feel the differences in a tangible way the spec lists that everyone has painstakingly analysed to death are completely insignificant.

I have not done any IQ comparissons yet but I will in the next few days but even if the IQ if the same as the 5Dmk2 the handling improvements alone make this worthwhile for me however looking at it my gut feel is that it's going to beat the 5Dmk2.

Now i'm going to have to get my wife one or she will steal mine!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 21, 2012, 07:48:31 PM »
For you Aussies, camera house in Leederville has them for 3,599 again.

they get their next shipment in early april I think the initial lot are all gone now, I'm glad I managed to get into the first batch.

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