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Lenses / Re: Suggestion for High School Football lens on 5D3
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:27:51 PM »
On most of the fields I shoot at, I can get by with the 100-400 with my 5D Mk III. On the fields with the really bad lighting, then I stick with the 70-200 f/2.8 and either heavily crop, or get the action that comes my way.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom Upgrade Delay
« on: July 14, 2013, 11:03:34 PM »
Just download and install as the trial and enter the serial number once approved. You have 30 days with the trial.

Lenses / Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:42:32 PM »
My main 3 lenses are the 24-105 f/4L, 70-200 f/2.8L, and 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L. Do about everything with those, though I do have the 50 f/1.8 and 85 f/1.8 as well.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Light Meter & SpeedLites
« on: April 08, 2013, 10:38:50 PM »
The light modifiers kill a lot of your flash output. You may have to try bare flash. In outdoor sun, keeping within a stop or two of ambient, bare flash should be acceptable quality. Better than no flash or on camera flash for sure.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx and 5d3 New Service Advisory
« on: February 20, 2013, 06:36:28 PM »
Me too. Must be going to combine it with the other update coming in April.

Turn off auto ISO and shoot full manual. With constant lighting like that of a basketball court doesn't need auto anything to shoot with best results.

Canon would say, "Buy a 1D X, and you can set a minimum shutter speed from 30 s to 1/4000 s."
Or, they might point out that you can set shutter speed in Manual along with aperture and let auto ISO take care of the exposure.  Its hardly a big deal.  That way, you get that high shutter speed and just the aperture you want.
The problem then, is, you can't set EC in M mode with auto ISO. If you could, there would be no need for a min shutter speed in Av mode.

Both of those are 1/400 at ISO 100. Crank that ISO up a bit, 1/800 at ISO 200 will be much better, but I'd even go 1/1600 at ISO 400. Won't be a problem with today's cameras.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: BG-e11
« on: September 29, 2012, 02:16:22 PM »
Are you using Canon batteries or 3rd party? I've found 3rd party will cause the battery icon to flash and show 100% until firing a shot, then it reads correctly, but I suppose there could be other issues with different 3rd party batteries.

I have the bg-e11 and haven't had your issue other than when 1st turned on as described above.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: /D: Embarrassing question
« on: September 18, 2012, 09:19:42 PM »

Technical Support / Re: AFMA Misbehaviour
« on: September 15, 2012, 08:04:43 PM »
Forgot to say I was on 1.1.3 at the time.

Technical Support / Re: AFMA Misbehaviour
« on: September 15, 2012, 06:24:45 PM »
Happened to me once. Thought it must have somehow been me until reading this thread. Were either of you using C mode on the dial?

Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D MKII Mode Problems
« on: September 15, 2012, 12:18:53 PM »
Sounds like a short in the dial. And no, I haven't experienced that problem.

Technical Support / Re: BG-E11 question
« on: September 09, 2012, 04:32:42 PM »
Why it wouldn't work with one battery? It's designed to hold 2 batteries to add extra usage time, but how about AA batteries? Does it only work with 6 or does it work with only 3 of them, thinking it won't but when that question came up so why not ask it.
Completely irrelevant. It takes 6 AA's to have enough voltage to power the camera. Each regular battery has enough power to power the camera on its own. Silly comparison.

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