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EOS Bodies / Re: One other hoped-for feature on the 7D2
« on: July 30, 2014, 01:26:26 AM »
This is kinda schisophrenic, to put some of settings in manual mode to auto mode, and then still with manual mode wanting other settings to compensate for this mixture. You really don´t know what you want, right?
You can do what you want in AV or TV modes. With manual, you are in charge, you have nothing to compensate, and if they allowed some glitch or stupid customers request of auto ISO at manual mode, than it will be everything messed up.

Couldn't disagree more.  M mode with Auto ISO is like aperture and shutter priority.  I select the DoF I need and the necessary shutter speed to stop (or show) motion, and I get a metered exposure in rapidly changing light.  Being able to apply EC to bias the metering is plus.

Agree with last speaker. This is the nice feature of 1Dx compared to 5d3 (EC). Actually i am using this mode the most.
Missing auto iso on the 5D2, made me dislike the camra at the end.

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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO Optics Pro 9 released
« on: July 16, 2014, 11:25:00 PM »
The only major thing I've noticed about the 9.5 release is that PRIME has gotten a little slower.  I don't know if they've been able to pull out a bit more quality, but it does seem slower than it was when they first released it.  I'm happy to wait for it given the results, of course.

Let me/us know if you discover anything or read about changes in the PRIME output. Or is there already some tutorial available when PRIME makes sense?

I tried it with a DxO trial version back then and discovered that it takes 15min to process a 20mp file on my laptop so I didn't have the time to experiment with it. In hindsight, the output didn't seem to be always that superior to Lightroom/ACR *if* not going for 100% output resolution, but downsizing and sharpening a bit. PRIME is certainly overkill for your average iso3200 shot. It might be better for extremely noisy shots like iso 12800 underexposed - it's just that I don't do these anyway.

For some of my shots, PRIME turned out to be rather mushy, my preference in these cases would be to keep a little "nice" 6D noise in LR as it looks better to me. Probably the same reason mpeg4 asp videos sometimes look better than mpeg4 avc with stronger deblocking.

I believe Lightrooms noise reduction algorithm was updated 1-2 years ago. I stopped using Topaz denoise, as I hardly could see any difference.  Tested Dxo now, can hardly see much difference, alltough it might be there.
Reverting to ligthroom with the pitcure, it puts it in another collection....!  Not like other plugins which does it properly in same.
You really must want to get rid of 5% more niose to go through all this, given that Ligthrom is your core tool.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Post processing workflow
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:26:28 PM »
It very easy, buy Ligthroom. Shoot raw, import into ligthroom, do your adjustments.
For 90-95 % of your photos, its all you need.
- read on internet what Ligthroom can do.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« on: June 15, 2014, 05:24:44 AM »
More true than you think....... 
Yesterday I got my new 1Dx (also have a 5D3), went out for the ultimate test. Fired away, looked great on the LCD...
Came home, got them into Lightroom, hm.... this is not good at all - these 4MB loss in pixels - do they really give such shitty pictures....
Bad DR, detail .....  wtf .....  big waste of money......

Then I saw the camera was on Jpeg ..........   

Today the sun shines again .....   

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Lighting / Re: Tip to use autoISO with fill flash in 5D III
« on: January 01, 2014, 11:27:02 AM »
Does not work on my camera ........  Pls specify more ....

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Amazing thread..... How is this going to be resolved?
It may slow down sales a lot.

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Not sure I want a 1Dx anymore......stick with 5D3

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Lenses / Re: the future of 1.2 L lenses ?
« on: September 17, 2013, 04:57:49 PM »
At f/1.2 focus accuracy is only going to be so accurate.

That´s the main point. If you are looking to get the f1.2 lenses, you should have the best available AF, to cope with the very shallow DOF. And if you can´t afford the 1DX, then 5DIII is next in line.

^^ This.  AF point accuracy is determined by the 'baseline' - an f/2.8 line is more accurate than an f/4 line, which is in turn more accurate than an f/5.6 line.  If your subject happens to be near the center of the frame, the 5DIII has five f/2.8 cross-type, dual-orientation points there, the 6D has...one f/2.8 single orientation line (and a less accurate f/5.6 cross).  If your subject is near a rule-of-thirds intersection, the 5DIII has a cross-type dual-orientation point with an f/4 line and an f/5.6 line, and the 6D has...no AF point at all near the rule-of-thirds intersection (the closest AF point is an f/5.6 single-orientation line), and not having an AF point on your subject means focus-recompose, and that means backfocus at f/1.2. 

There's not that much difference.  The 5D3 is not a much better camera, where image quality is concerned.  In fact it's less better.

I don't consider a misfocused shot to have better image quality than a properly focused shot.  There's more to capturing an image than the sensor (and the difference between the image sensors is less than the difference between the AF sensors).

Agree.

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Hi the video is fine for newcommers, but not sure the right people here @ cr.  Were way beyond this point i guess......

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Video & Movie / Re: 5D as broadcasting tool - blog
« on: July 02, 2013, 03:36:30 PM »
Nice blog, from the real world. Thanks for sharing.

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Hey Folks,

I finally received my 5D Mark III a few days ago, and I have been tinkering around with it a little. SO far, I am blown away. Relatively new to using 35mm sensors. So this is a big step up from the 60D for me.

However, all well and good! I am having trouble using a different picture style for stills, than when in video.

For example, I would like to use a custom (User defined) picture style for video (Cinestyle/Marvels Cine), but I would also like to shoot to Canon's 'Standard' picture style for stills. And I can't see a way to do this?

I have always been able to do this with my 60D! So a bit lost.

Any info would be great!

Many Thanks,
-Charlie

You don´t need picture stile for stills if you shoot RAW, correct in Lightroom. Use the standard, and correct white balance, sharpness, etc  in post. If you have a 5D3 you need this software, else its a waste.

For video; you need to turn down contrast and sharpness somewhat. I am using Lightform that I bought, useful out of camere, but also possible to colour correct in post. I program the camera under C1-3 for video and then its easy to switch between stills and video.
You can add sharpness in post.


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Lenses / Re: One lens for vacation
« on: May 10, 2013, 11:56:44 PM »
I personally own both and the reason I kept both is I keep telling myself I'm going to bring the 24-105 for travels as a one lens option. However, once I start using the 24-70, I soon found the difference between the 2 is way more than I imagined. Till today, I still own both bit I've not touched my 24-105 since for anything whatsoever.  I don't think I'll ever sacrifice what the 24-70 can give to use the 24-105 again

Ditto. Still have my 24-105, too...I've gone so far as to shoot product pics of it and dig out the original box, although I haven't actually listed it yet.

Ditto too, when you see the pictures of 24-70L II, you don't want to use 24-105 any more. It's scrap.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« on: May 09, 2013, 05:28:28 PM »
Here is one image by the lens

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Lenses / Re: Which supertele?
« on: March 27, 2013, 06:21:23 PM »
Thanks again, a lot of good views. Any particular experience with 300 and AF speed?

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Lenses / Re: Which supertele?
« on: March 25, 2013, 06:01:56 PM »
Thanks a lot for useful input. Fyi using 5d3.  Whats the AF speed of 300 with 2C?

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