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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.

Technical Support / Re: BG-E11 question
« on: September 09, 2012, 10:10:41 AM »
Supposed to work with one, but I haven't tried it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Raw, mRaw, sRaw of JPEG
« on: September 08, 2012, 10:31:06 AM »
I shoot jpeg when doing sports due to the large volume of files. RAW for everything else, or if the sports are under harsh sun where I need more leeway in editing.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 for sports/action?
« on: September 08, 2012, 10:04:12 AM »
Well, it definitely was inferior to the 1D X I have.  The silent shutter was nice, but I'm probably going to take my 300 f/2.8 next time and shoot with the 1D X.
In what way is it inferior? AF? High ISO noise? Etc.? I can see the difference in build, grip, etc. Interested in functional differences.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 for sports/action?
« on: September 05, 2012, 06:23:17 PM »
That new firmware doesn't really do much, other than maybe screw up focussing. I think my random not being able to auto focus could be tied to the update. Just sayin...I'd wait for the next update where more issues are addressed.
I never got around to updating mine since day1 (March 23rd) and I have not really had any issues sO I think I will wait until the next one comes out.
Good call!
Didn't mess up my focusing and this is the only place I've seen it mentioned of being a potential issue.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shooting sports High fps
« on: September 03, 2012, 02:28:24 PM »
The crop can be a little long under the basket. The 5DIII works good there, but a slightly slower frame rate than the 7D. IQ of the FF will be better at the higher ISO required for indoor sports.

EOS Bodies / Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« on: August 25, 2012, 12:24:36 PM »
This thread was "show your love for the 70-300", not "Hey, this lens sucks, what would you use instead?" Let's get back to the original post.

I actually like the 70-300, I got the 70-200 for sports, then with the TC, I just find that I don't use the 70-300 anymore. Since the person I responded to had both lenses, I merely asked a question. Not sure how you got "Hey, this lens sucks" from my post.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MK III Focus Hiccup
« on: August 25, 2012, 10:32:25 AM »
Over 5370 shots, mostly with back button focus, and haven't seen this issue. Does it happen enough the tech could reproduce it at Canon? If so, you should get it checked out.

EOS Bodies / Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:33:15 PM »
Have you compared the 70-200 + 1.4x TC against the 70-300. With the TC, I no longer find a use for the 70-300.

The 70-300 IS USM is a great lens. Is it an "L" lens? No, but it doesn't have to be. I have done sharpness comparisons between the 70-200 f4L and the 70-300 IS USM at 200mm and they are both amazing. The 300 loses a little detail but it is worth it for the extra reach. I will never sell mine. I still use it and will continue to do so. It is worth every penny spent. It's a great lens in the EF line-up.

Too many people out there think that unless the lens is white or comes with a "red stripe" it is not worth owning. I do not believe that. Canon has several non-"L" lenses out there that are fantastic and some are even EF-s, the HORROR!!! :)

Do yourself a favor, get some 1/16' tomato red 3m stripe and put a band over the gold stripe at the end of the lens. That way no one will complain or even care to comment... :)


EOS Bodies / Re: BG-E11 alternatives: which one?
« on: August 18, 2012, 08:20:07 PM »
I had the Pixel grip, but it had the battery drain issue. I returned it and got the Canon grip. Turns out the Canon grip feels a lot better in the hand. Can't speak for the other alternatives.

EOS Bodies / Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« on: August 17, 2012, 10:54:33 PM »
Here's a couple of shots from the archives taken with my 70-300 is, I don't use this lens anymore (prefer 70-200L is ii) and am debating whether I will sell it.
I put mine on ebay twice and didn't sell either time. Will probably try again closer Christmas.

EOS Bodies / Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« on: August 17, 2012, 07:37:16 AM »
Haven't used mine since going L. Takes great photos, but focus is too slow for most of what I shoot.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DMkIII for sports
« on: August 15, 2012, 10:42:50 PM »
Of course it's possible. Here's a couple from last Saturday shot jpeg, pretty much straight from camera except for some cropping.

5D3 w/ 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L @ ISO 16000

and at ISO 10000

And a tennis shot with a 70-200 f/2.8L at ISO 320, daylight shot, obviously.

Were both sooc? I generally use low NR, even with high ISO which seems to work well. I'll have to try the HTP on the football field Friday night.
HTP is only good for bright daylight or lighting while keeping whites from being blown, shadows wont be as clean, i wonder how it will help you in that situation at night. I don't see a need for it in that situation...
I was thinking to help tone down the white jerseys and helmets that have about a stop more light than the faces. You don't think it would help there? I didn't think it affected shadows (ALO) affects shadows.

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