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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.

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.

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