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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shutter Issue with 5D Mk3
« on: November 01, 2012, 12:48:50 AM »
I just went to check my 3 regarding this issue. I noticed it when doing multi-exprs. it lagged after 6 shots then continued to shoot the last 3 shots in multi shot mode. I just changed the settings to no high ISO NR, no Highlight TP, no long exp NR. same lag after six shots ( 9 shots H spd shutter).
I changed to 8 shots, the same 7 ditto, six no lag. i thought it VERY DARN STRANGE!
how can you shoot a 9 frame multi-shot when this lags like so.
before the storm I planned to call canon and exercise my CPS rights ( lol), but i will hit them on the jack as soon as i can.

I had that image in my mind i saw of a gymnast taking to the pummel horse during the Olympics that a photog got. PERFECTLY CAPTURED 4 images of her in one frame on the approach and making hand contact with the horse ( me yelling to my wife that my cam does that!!! her saying yeah baby , i know).
btw I use Sandisk extreme pro 90mb 32gig cards- nada in the second card slot


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shutter Issue with 5D Mk3
« on: November 01, 2012, 12:46:00 AM »
I just went to check my 3 regarding this issue. I noticed it when doing multi-exprs. it lagged after 6 shots then continued to shoot the last 3 shots in multi shot mode. I just changed the settings to no high ISO NR, no Highlight TP, no long exp NR. same lag after six shots ( 9 shots H spd shutter).
I changed to 8 shots, the same 7 ditto, six no lag. i thought it VERY DARN STRANGE!
how can you shoot a 9 frame multi-shot when this lags like so.
before the storm I planned to call canon and exercise my CPS rights ( lol), but i will hit them on the jack as soon as i can.

I had that image in my mind i saw of a gymnast taking to the pummel horse during the Olympics that a photog got. PERFECTLY CAPTURED 4 images of her in one frame on the approach and making hand contact with the horse ( me yelling to my wife that my cam does that!!! her saying yeah baby , i know).
 

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Macro / Re: Some random Macros
« on: October 24, 2012, 10:43:01 AM »
Hi... may as well. 7d + 100L + tubes







I also like the first image, but that second one kicks ass!!!

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i have that lens and both the 5D2 & 5D3... i have just about that amount of play in both. everything works great and all from day one.

also, my 24-105 has play. my Zeiss 2/50 has play. my Siggy 15 fishy has play my 16-35 has play...

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Technical Support / Re: This Cant be Correct? Huge AFMA.
« on: October 19, 2012, 09:43:52 PM »
I let it spin for ten mins and nada. when i select canon and refresh it quits. when i right click to open it quits. ( trying these as we speak)

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Technical Support / Re: This Cant be Correct? Huge AFMA.
« on: October 19, 2012, 09:34:44 PM »
thanks neuro, will try. still no word from those chaps across the pond. hope they get back soon.

edit; i did change the system to canon. i ran across that in the instructions and gave it a second go. it still force quits or freezes. hope i get my 110 quid back :-(

edit-edit downloaded 1.7.0.224 and it STILL force quits!

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Technical Support / Re: This Cant be Correct? Huge AFMA.
« on: October 19, 2012, 09:23:43 PM »
thanks neuro, will try. still no word from those chaps across the pond. hope they get back soon.

edit; i did change the system to canon. i ran across that in the instructions and gave it a second go. it still force quits or freezes. hope i get my 110 quid back :-(

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Technical Support / Re: This Cant be Correct? Huge AFMA.
« on: October 18, 2012, 08:03:36 PM »
I'm running 10.6.8

I went back and downloaded the Mac beta 1.7.0.221 and still haven't gotten it to work. hope those guys cross the pond get back to me quick. I have no PC's in the house

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what exactly is this for?
i do own a 5D3 and a Mac. what is the benny or what is this codec for?
please explain.

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Technical Support / Re: This Cant be Correct? Huge AFMA.
« on: October 18, 2012, 06:31:48 PM »
just bought Fo Cal pro and see it doesnt work on mac. is thr a mac version?
sucks to be me!

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Software & Accessories / Re: "Best" budget filters?
« on: October 18, 2012, 05:18:57 PM »
Once upon a time I had a tiffen filter on the end of one of my first lenses, and have since removed it now that I know a lot more about photography and saw how awful it looked even on the LCD screen.

Now, I find myself often photographing children and dogs and am thinking a UV filter might again be a good idea, especially now that I know not all UV filters are made equal.

I don't have any L glass yet, so I don't see a reason to spend upwards of $50 on any filter for a long time. In fact, my best lens is the EF 85 f/1.8 (and soon to be accompanied by the EF 28 f/1.8 ) and will be my best lens until I can save up for a full-frame and better justify sticking some fancy glass onto my camera.

So anyway, is this filter high-quality enough that I can spend less than $50 and not notice a difference in IQ?
http://www.adorama.com/BW58UVMDP.html

I've heard good things about B&W thusfar. I know that the cost of replacing the front element of these lenses is likely the same price as the filter (or less) but at this stage in my business I can't afford the time to have the lens fixed. These kids are ruthless.

true story,

my neighbor on day asked if i thought that filters made better pics or helped in any way with photography and does it make since to buy them. I walked to my car to get my camera bag and show him the kinds i used and while showing my neighbor the filter i had on the 85mm 1.8 i used to own and explaining the importance of their protection aspect i dropped it! he expressed what was between a gaggle and a groan. after i shouted aw sh*t i reached down and saw the filter had cracked and taken ALL of the head on brunt of the impact. the glass was 100 still!

that was in fact a Tiffen. but as per your post, I do see the IQ difference from a lesser cost filter and ones better made, especcially with CIR-PL's. I now use B+W on all my glass. i feel you MUST have them. the protection alone can be worth the cost ;-)

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1. You should only need to calibrate your monitor.
2. The lab should be able to give you a profile for the developer that will take care of matching your calibrated monitor to the calibrated developing process.
3.  The type of paper being used also has an effect so you need a profile that matches the developing process and the paper. 


I've used a Colormunki to calibrate my monitors and profile my inkjet printer, when I've sent stuff to the local photo shop I just use their profile for the type of paper I want.

+1

I use x-rite ColorMunki and the profile of the labs i use. i also found that working in srgb while soft proofing in light room does very well and there is no need to profile for any one lab then.

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Black & White / Re: I'm new here
« on: October 18, 2012, 11:20:04 AM »
Much better in color! I feel a difficult color shot is worth the extra effort. Sometimes B&W is often used as a way to avoid difficult color processing.

If you are motivated, curious, and talented, it probably makes more sense to invest in gear and time, rather than pay people to teach you things you can possibly learn on your own. Plus, gear is expensive on its own. And a few a la carte classes and workshops can go a long way to filling gaps in your experience. If you're in a big city, you can apply to crew for a photographer to learn lighting techniques.

+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Red AF in AI-Servo fixed in 1D-X before 5D Mk III
« on: October 18, 2012, 11:11:25 AM »
I know it shouldn't by now, but it always surprises me when people take this stuff personally....

Its been pretty good to see some features being added via firmware to the 7D and now 1DX.  I'm sure we'll get something for the 5DIII eventually.  In the mean time I'll just have to resign myself to thoroughly enjoying the most versatile camera I have ever owned.  Darn those Canon b@stards. :)

-Brian

+1

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Canon General / Re: Blown out reds
« on: October 18, 2012, 11:09:10 AM »
nice shot Zv!

I would say that the range of colors in the image is great, and that the cam cant capture them all within a suitable range in this scene. remember that ANY camera (no matter its cost our quality) cant just reproduce everything our eyes see. I ran into this quit often doing events and wedding and receptions, where the beautiful greens would register different from the reds and Caucasian red skin tones and various shades and colors of make up on brides. Or the ambient would be so hard to knock down even when balanced with gels on flash.

What I found to work is to adjust the White Balance Shift "ONLY WHEN SNAPPING A SCENE THAT I THINK WILL HAVE TOO MUCH RANGE BETWEEN COLORS".

( at this point if you can, go to the shooting menu of your camera which the WBS/BRKT item should be below custom WB expr comp. ,etc. and with the selection dial move a few points towards blue and down a few towards green - play around to see the effects- and take shots of different colr ranges. to bring blue within range do the opposite).

what I mean by this is that aside from instead of waiting to edit after, i try to get all the colors in range from the start.


it helped me greatly after I shot tons of pics only to find after how difficult and time consuming it was to edit colrs and white balance in post.

I dont know all of the technical stuff about how it works exactly but it does work for me!

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