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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why is metering not linked to AF spot?
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:21:32 PM »
It appears to be artificial product segmentation.

Agreed.  Worth noting that on all Canon bodies, evaluative metering is weighted toward the selected AF point. 

The alternative on non-1-series bodies is to spot meter then use AE Lock and recompose.

That's what I do now, not always that convenient. Any chance this can be changed in the future by ml or such, like spot metering was added to the 400d?
It will have to be supported in hardware in the first place. Does it? We do not know...

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Software & Accessories / Re: 5D Mark III firmware updates...
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:14:31 PM »
Maybe it will come with the latest one.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 5D Mark III firmware updates...
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:39:30 AM »
I have lost count on how many firmware updates for the 5D Mark III since its launch last year...but I'm sure there's been more than a couple.  With that said, I have a simple question: does updating the most recent firmware update include all the previous ones (I have never done an firmware update & expecting to get my 5D Mark III today as I wait for FedEx to deliver)?  Thanks!
YES,  the most recent firmware update does include all the previous ones

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Canon General / Re: People that don't shoot in manual...
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:26:04 AM »
Let me ask all you manual people:  Do you use the light meter on your camera, or do you eyeball the exposure?
;D  ;D  ;D

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Canon General / Re: People that don't shoot in manual...
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:43:37 AM »
People who criticize others annoy me, especially for such a silly reason!

For me M-mode is only useful in two cases:

1. When I use my TS lenses and want to shift. I meter before shifting then put it to Manual.
The reason is that shifting fools the exposure meter.

2. When shooting flash. I want to control speed and aperture. It's as simple as that. Flash is used in TTL mode with no ... annoying - pun not intended -  preflashes and arbitrary selections of speed and/or aperture. I guess people who use E-TTL should annoy me but surprisingly they don't  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Wide Angle lens for my 6D
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:20:15 AM »
So, you are smart enough to compensate for any type of flair in your photos.

flair \ˈfler\  noun : stylishness and originality

com·pen·sate \ˈkäm-pən-ˌsāt\  intransitive verb : to offset an error, defect, or undesired effect

So, you're saying that flair, meaning a distinctive elegance or style in your shooting, is an error, defect, or undesired effect, but you're smart enough to be able to offset that flair by making your photos lack style and interest.  Now I understand what you meant.  Thanks for clarifying.
it was fortunate that by the time I read this I had already finished my coffee so the keyboard remained intact  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Wide Angle lens for my 6D
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:10:42 AM »
So I was kicked off the forum for sharing an Induro extended warranty announcement but this 'person' can come out and PRETTY MUCH call me an idiot and stay here? Wow.
There is this "Report to Moderator" link...

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Software & Accessories / Re: How Long Does Your CF Cards Last...
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:06:12 AM »
My first SANDISK cards (2  8GB Extreme III cards ) were in the bag that was stolen. Now I have 3 32GB cards. I have no problem with them and I do not intend to stop using them as long as they are OK...

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Much bigger buffer, AF linked th spot- metering.
2 fast CF-slots would be fine too.
+1 These are trivial to implement in 5DIV since the technology exists now. I agree 100%

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 30, 2013, 08:42:50 AM »
the 5D3 does have a dedicated AF processor, like the 7D and the 1Dx. thats why these cameras have superior AF.

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/inside_canon_eos_5d_mark_iii.do

if you expand the AF section, about half way down:
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Achieving this speed and accuracy in the AF algorithm requires a large amount of focus data to be processed quickly. This has been done by the use of distributed processing where both a dedicated AF processor and a camera CPU process data. The dedicated AF processor is four times faster than the one found in the EOS-1D Mark IV.

'a camera CPU' must refer to the sole DIGIC5+.
Thanks for the link. Really interesting info although some of it seems , let's say: a little "optimistic"
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The camera also features a robust dust-proof and drip-proof construction, where body panels interlock rather than adjoin, and all seams, buttons and dials are provided with secure rubber sealing. The protection provided by the design and sealing is equivalent to that of the EOS-1N film camera; the weather-sealing standard by which other professional cameras were judged.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 30, 2013, 05:10:23 AM »
I do not believe they will make a FF 24-70 f/2 lens. I mean technically they can but then how will it weigh and how big will it be?
It would be silly to use such a lens.

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Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: July 26, 2013, 06:02:52 PM »
84.  DxOMark Scores. 

Wait, did I mention that already?  ::)
We should propose to DXO to be renamed to DRO   ;D

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Q: What time is it in Stockholm?
A: The D800 has better DR, Canon's sensor sucks.[/i]
Now that caught me off guard and made me burst into laughing  ;D  ;D  ;D

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