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I for one like video, for me and many colleagues it has opened up new markets and the ability to do a wider range of jobs with almost ones existing gear. For me it's not wasted. The problem is when customers expect you to deliver both video and photography - neither the photography or video is particularly good.

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Thank you

I think i'm not used to it, as you said, I had a look now on DPP after opening it, in the edit screen it seems to disappear .

Thank you for your assistance!!!!

No problem, enjoy your new camera and the vignetting is easily cured in any raw processor.

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I am getting bad vignetting on the Mark III with a 70-200 f2.8 L II IS USM lens, it is however working perfect on my 50D, can anyone assist, I believe there is also a problem with the 200L lens

Post image?

The sensor IS larger on the 5D and vignetting is a very normal optical effect on any full frame body, you're just not used to using a large sensor or film cameras etc.
If you corp your picture to match the 50D you'll probably lose all the vignetting. Also what aperture and at what focal lenghts etc etc.

All my lenses on the APS-H 1D IV vignette, the 24-70, the 16-35 slightly and the 50 1.2 and 70-200 2.8 are the worst.

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Lenses / Re: 01 error for lens on 5d3
« on: May 13, 2012, 09:21:36 AM »
I was using my 5d3 and during use my 70-200 f4L IS started displaying and error (01 lens is unable to make contact the camera).   I had shot about 100 shots with the lens before the error and there was no damage to the lens and it has worked fine up til now).  It says to clean the lens contacts (gold prongs look fine). I tried other lenses and they seem to work.  The f4 is about  yr old and its stored in its box when not in use. Any thoughts?

The problems must be with the lens, since it's the only one misbehaving. Clean the contacts with an eraser, make sure the plate that holds the contacts is not loose, have you seen if this happens at every aperture? It could be the motor for that beginning to fail or a bad/loose connetion. Not much you can do other than try to diagnose when it happens to isolate where the problems is or just get it to service.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon owns Canon - in TV commercials
« on: May 13, 2012, 09:05:02 AM »
can Nikon be as good as this?
Dare I say it, but that video is rather dull, don't you think?

How so??
Well, six minutes of watching the same buildings in a time-lapse over and over and over again.  Sun goes up, sun goes down.  Sun goes up, sun goes down.  Sun goes up, sun goes down.

Certainly, the photography is lovely.  But entertaining?

+1 - as a commercial the time-lapse just sucks. Nothing's happening, where's the jingle, where's the tag line? Commercials are about getting attention and they are not about educating people.

Just take Apple as an example - do they educate you about their products? No, they try to create a certain image and that seems to work pretty well for them...

Apple tells you "WHY" they build their products, "WHY" they do things the way they do, what they do and how they do it are irrelevant, everyone knows anyway,  They've managed to sell their "dream" and "vision" to people who believe what Apple believes. They are magnificent at that, it's extraordinary.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon owns Canon - in TV commercials
« on: May 13, 2012, 08:54:29 AM »
Re the Nikon ads.

#2 always has to try harder.

"We try harder" worked for Avis :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Is immortal
« on: May 13, 2012, 08:45:28 AM »
Crazy video... good to know it doesn't need to be coddled ;-)

I got the 7D after killing my XSi by taking it out in a driving "mist" storm on the Oregon coast (shutter blew up... cost $200 to fix).  Decided it was time to upgrade to pro tools with some weather sealing.

I recently got a 70-200 f/4L IS... and after owning it for about 5 days I slung it out of my Lowepro backpack (thought it was zipped up) onto rocks.  It came out working just fine.  That lens is incredible by the way... definitely the best money I've spent so far on my photography hobby!

I've also killed my 17-55 f/2.8 IS in the last couple of months.  It had something go loose inside and ultimately the zoom ring seized up on it.  To replace it I'm getting a 16-35 f/2.8L that I'm hoping will be hardier.

Apparently I'm fairly hard on my photography gear!

Did the same thing, almost, shouldering my (also Lowepro) bag the zipper simply flew open and spilled : 1D IV with 70-200 2.8 attatched, 16-35 2.8, 50 1.2, 24-70 2.8 and two 580 EX II's. Nothing happened. Nice.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why canon sucks ass:
« on: May 11, 2012, 07:42:19 AM »
It's just a bunch of random hate. I skim read it.

The odd thing for me is that people think the grass is greener on the other side.

I know Nikon shooters. My friend bought a d4. He's found his viewfinder has a section which is out of focus. I held his d4 in my hands and it was really quite uncomfortable in my hands. There's loads and loads of problems with the d800 - some pretty significant ones it seems - and a retailer recently said that Nikon is lying to them about when their cameras are arriving.

Things are not perfect on either side and the sooner people realise that, the better :)

Nice portfolio, Mr Drinkwater.

What really gets up my trumpet is how angry he is. I don't get it.

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I have a feeling i will drool over this camera and lens and if i had one i would LOVE it to death. But, and there is always a but.

If Leica's digital cameras lasted as long as their film predecessors i would be happy to invest in this camera. But they don't and things move so fast in the digital era how can this cost be justified?

The price of this vs. the usefulness of it more or less means it's a toy more than it is a tool. I'd like one, probably, but I'd rather have an M6.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Help with Camera decisions
« on: May 11, 2012, 05:00:28 AM »
So the Mark II over 7D even though I could invest extra lenses with the 7D?

Are there also any differences or whatsoever between US and EU models?

The 7D and 5D II are almost exactly the same, also, if you can't answer which you need the most you're boned. I hate the 7D, so yes. I'd always get the 5D II or a 1D.

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EOS Bodies / Why canon sucks ass:
« on: May 11, 2012, 04:55:05 AM »
http://aphotocontributor.typepad.com/aphotocontributor/2012/04/sea-change.html
 
This is is an asinine guy, if you can get through that pile of hate and and and weird chronology you will find a few things he is right about, possibly, definitely about CPS.

There are also fun posts about how he hates quite literally everyone, especially people with monopods who wish they were pro and who don't properly name their files with dates and S___ and take photographs of streets that isn't quite street photography and also has proof as to why americans (he probably means U.S. Citizens, I dunno) are stupid.

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FPS Will you capture that particular moment?

FPS is important when you don't know when the particular moment will be.

This is most common in sport - you don't know what will happen until it does and by the time you react with a camera, it is too late.

It can also be useful with animals/birds for similar reasons.

At a wedding, if I need high FPS to get the shot then I'm not doing my job right.

Yes, I'm aware. Don't know anything about weddings, never done one, but I could imagine that you know what happens when and you just have to be on the look out for anything interesting and be good with the focus.

Only place I've ever needed my fps is sports and magazine shots of race cars and some news stuff.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Help with Camera decisions
« on: May 10, 2012, 05:07:19 PM »
Thank you for the tips and info. After reading so many reviews and thourough research, it seems like that I will either get the Nikon D800 or the Canon EOS 7D. The Mark III is in my opinion overpriced for what it does. If I go for Canon EOS 7D, what kind of flashes do you guys recommend?

580EX II or the new one, but if you want studio shooting get some strobes.

The 7D is... well. Get a used 5D II instead of that..


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Why are you writing letters to canon and pasting them here? Is it set to "track" or "drive" priority? If you want a fast firing camera get a 1D IV and sell it when the 1D X shows up. There, problem sovled, no more time spent writing letters. Also, iso 12800... What do you expect? It looks fine to me? I made a nifty comparison to a 1D IV 12800 ISO shot, though very different in lighting and subject, whatever, just for the hell of it.

Edit: As I've said in another post: You need to get used to the camera. They are very different. You upgraded from mid tier to near top tier. I rue the day you get your hands on a 1D X, wonder how many bitchy posts you'll write here, complaining about X or Z or Y because you didn't bother reading the manual.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Waiting for the EOS-1P?
« on: May 10, 2012, 04:16:06 PM »

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Given that I'm an upstanding CHAP (Canon Heavenly Assurance Program) member, I know one day I'll be using the EOS-1P (Paradise). However, at my advanced age, I'm starting to lose hope of getting a great Canon camera before I die.

As I've posted previously I was patiently waiting for the 5D2 successor since I want better/faster AF than I have in my now two-year-old T2i. The 5D3 seemed to answer my need, unfortunately, Canon exceeded my skinflint factor. If I gave them all that money, I'd feel used, and I don't like feeling used. So, I scaled back and decided to go with the 7D and live in the 1.6 crop world. It's not a bad place to live.

Last week, thanks to CR, we got a link to a down and dirty 12-hour sale and I got a 7D for $1199 (from a highly reputable seller). Even with free shipping it arrived overnight, and I got out and happily starting making pictures. Unfortunately, the camera was defective. While the AF was the blazing fast I want, it could not deliver consistently focused images. Most had no focus at all. I tried all the AF options. I tried manual focus. In good light using the same lenses that give me great images from the T2i, the 7D could not deliver. Images of the same scene back-to-back would not be the same. So, I sent the 7D back, too leery of the whole thing to make an exchange.

The few decent pictures the 7D did deliver also made me wonder. At low ISO (100, 160) there was far more noise than I'd ever seen in the T2i -- and yet the sensors are essentially the same. While that 7D had some defect, this reminded me of all the comments I'd heard about 7D noise. I can shoot the T2i all day (and night) at 800 ISO and get good images. Any noise is easily compensated in LR, and I'm always happy with the results. Anyway, this is making me question the whole idea of going the 7D route. Even if I can get a good 7D, am I trading better AF for overall lower image quality?

So, then I start rethinking the 5D3. While I HATE the idea of pulling my pants down and bending over for Canon, do I have any alternative? But now I start reading about low ISO noise from the new 5D3 sensor. Shoot at ISO 100 and still have to process noise? Another image quality compromise I'd have to make? What is going on here? Canon is starting to seem like the "soup nazi."

Anyway, for the time being I'll continue happily making pictures with my trusty and reliable T2i -- and waiting. Unless someone can offer powerful reasoning otherwise, I'm back in a holding pattern. Maybe year's end will bring an acceptable solution. But then, that's six months closer to my EOS-1P. Surely, Canon can do better than this here on earth!

Disclaimer: I'm not trashing the 7D (or the 5D3 -- for some it IS worth the money) or the retailer who sold the defective 7D or CR or Canon -- and I haven't even mentioned Nikon (not interested). This is just part of a thought process in getting myself to good image quality with decent AF performance without giving up an unreasonable amount of money.


I wrote a really long reply but not really bothered.

1: Learn to use the more complex camera, in my experience this is often a problem when people go from S___ tier to upper mid tier.
2: the t2i probably has marginally better iq
3: what lenses are you using.
4: buy my 1D II if you want a fast focusing camera that works. It's been tried and tested and has a new shutter, only 500 frames.

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