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EOS Bodies / Re: Sell 5D2 for a 1Ds 3
« on: July 16, 2012, 09:08:42 PM »
Thank you so much for your great replies, I'm mainly a Street / Reportage / Landscape photographer, I don't do many weddings at all, even though I should :) I will miss high iso no doubt, but I never really shot higher than 1600 anyway with my 5D2,


EOS Bodies / Re: Sell 5D2 for a 1Ds 3
« on: July 16, 2012, 08:18:24 PM »
bdunbar79 does not having better AF and build / focus points, out weigh Iso issues? Im find my AF to be the hardest thing to deal with?

EOS Bodies / Re: Sell 5D2 for a 1Ds 3
« on: July 16, 2012, 06:56:01 PM »
Thank you guys, do you know of any BIG known problems with the 1Ds 3 I am not familar with the camera, I have held it once and love the style, and feel, but I dont know of any complaints, Ive tried searching the forum, but too many other threads appear, thanks again

EOS Bodies / Re: Sell 5D2 for a 1Ds 3
« on: July 16, 2012, 06:37:49 PM »
Thank you Bosman this is the kind of reply I really wanted :)

EOS Bodies / Sell 5D2 for a 1Ds 3
« on: July 16, 2012, 06:24:36 PM »
Hello All,

I need some help, would you even consider selling your 5D2 for £1,000 ( I have a buyer, comes completer with original canon grip , I've had it a while with a 67K shutter count,

for a

Used 1Ds 3 looks very good condition, I don't know how well used yet, (comes without a battery charger and I have checked the price of these!! whoooa, seen ebay have 3rd party ones cheap, any experience on these?

anyway the 1Ds 3 is £1,700

i would have to add 700 basically for better AF and build, would it be worth it, as I can sell my 5D2 for 1k?

thank in advance, I am so stuck and want to upgrade, I don't care to lose video at all, and I'm not interested in the 5D3 due to insane pricing,

what do I do?


EOS Bodies / 3D or 2D really possible?
« on: July 10, 2012, 08:31:10 AM »
Hi All,

Just a little discussion  on the possibility of a Canon 3D or 2D camera, do you really believe such a camera can be made, I'm thinking anything that could be higher than a 5D3 and below a 1DX could kill the market for a 1DX, I think Canon know this could be a deal breaker for anyone who would want to upgrade to a 1D style body, The only reason I am posting this is because I really hope there could be a possibility of such a camera range,  I'm going to guess the next High Mega Pixel camera from Canon is going to be in the form of a 1D style body and just as expensive as the 1DX so no harm is done to their flag ship camera, this will leave me in a slight problem to upgrade, I'm dying to upgrade, but not as far as £4,500 ( I live in the UK )

If a high mega Pixel camera came out with no video Id even be happy, in the form of a 3D or 2D, but whats our guessing on what position this new camera will stand?

Cheers all, just a thought


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx Got it! Got it! Got it!
« on: June 26, 2012, 07:57:56 PM »
P Mode

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-3D Surfaces Again [CR1]
« on: May 15, 2012, 03:18:29 PM »
I'm really hoping this is the case, this if true and all seems OK, will be my next upgrade, I'm skipping the 5D3!! fingers crossed!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III error 80 and failure to release shutter
« on: May 05, 2012, 06:12:53 PM »
I know that you will get the error if your using slow cards, it happened to me on the shop, so I had to run back home and get atleast a 60mbs/sec write speed card

EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon owns Canon - in TV commercials
« on: May 05, 2012, 03:11:18 PM »
Love that , thanks :)

Lenses / Re: Trouble with my Canon 24.1.4 ii lens at 1.4
« on: May 03, 2012, 04:56:05 PM »
So bp you noticed that also on your 5D2? thats so interesting, its pushing me to invest in the 3 100%

Lenses / Re: Trouble with my Canon 24.1.4 ii lens at 1.4
« on: May 03, 2012, 04:18:43 PM »
Hey Guys,

I just want to say how much I am grateful for your replies, its a horrible thing when you feel you have something going wrong,  i'm still at a slight cross roads as of what to do 100% but I did go after reading all your comments, down to my local Calumet photographic store and ask to do some tests with my 24mm on a 5D Mark3, here are the shots i took, please don't think you'll see anything interesting here only pieces of focus etc,

(please note the amount of images of the same thing is to prove consistency, I took these very fast recomposing and refocusing, giving the camera a chance to screw up, I did not use continuous drive at all,

(All shots are full resolution, and have been untouched and exported from Lightroom.


as you can see the first shots of the case, the camera came in, I focused at the hoop and then the corner, i'm impressed, I always focused and then recomposed to put pressure on to the test, next you see my own camera, I focused on the focus diameter, as you can see, spot on as good as it gets i'm assuming,  (Id also like to say, I used center spot focus and one shot for everything I took today, Next you see the poor girl assistant who was great while I took some frames of her eye, again, im impressed as most are spot on, even her lashes are crisp in some, most of these shots of the girl all landed focus, only about 2 where slight soft around the eye, but she did move sometimes and so did i, the next as of the shop itself, not at 1.4 of course, the small black chair was my focus point at first, then the guy walked in and the last shot I focused on him high iso at the end, 2000 iso to get at least a 60th to hold, my tests where also to find if this camera is soft, not at all, in my eyes, and I am very fussy,

back to some corners of plastic and most are spot on, again framing to an extreme edge of frame, results were good,

back to the girl, about 2 feet away, I didn't expect these to be good at 1.4 I would assume this is what I get at that distance, its a shame they cant be sharper, this is a great distance to try and be shallow at, I have to say, even though this whole post is about a 1.4 aperture, I never shoot like this, but I may want too, and this is my argument,

moving on to the assistants hands/nails, even 1.4 from that distance was great, for every picture I dialed up the aperture, as you can see if you take the time, the main finger will get sharper and sharper,

so my test proves what, hmm I believe you need good auto focus for fast lenses, and when I say good, I mean pro auto focus, this cameras AF rarely missed at 1.4, of course the distance has to be fairly near to be sharp of course, but with my 5D Mark2 i would of liked to see how many of the same shots I would of missed,

This has been interesting, the very bad soft images of the 5D3 at the launch of the camera, has now been cleared, was that happening with early prototype models, i will never know, but this camera I had, was as sharp as my 5D2 and that's what I always wanted,

and of course the lens test, AF, is very very nice,  I felt confidant with this camera, and if I had to take a fast shot at 1.4  i walk off knowing if got decent focus, with my 5D2 id have to take 5 minimum,

thanks again for all your help,

comments are welcome


Lenses / Re: Trouble with my Canon 24.1.4 ii lens at 1.4
« on: May 02, 2012, 12:52:22 PM »
I had two copies and a customer at my shop tried two copies of the 24 L II that had "random focus". There was a batch that had focus problems.

The issue was as follows; camera tripodmounted, focused with One Shot, and it changed distance dramtically (a couple of feet) from one image to another. Completely at random. Out of 10 images I could have two, one or none sharp, I'm talking WAY off...

My third copy , once adjusted, have been just as stable as my other lenses.

Viggo what did you use to adjust?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon fixed 5DIII light leak with tape
« on: May 02, 2012, 12:48:09 PM »
fix or not that is shoddy

shod·dy  (shd)
adj. shod·di·er, shod·di·est
1. Made of or containing inferior material.
a. Of poor quality or craft.
b. Rundown; shabby.
3. Dishonest or reprehensible: shoddy business practices.
4. Conspicuously and cheaply imitative.
n. pl. shod·dies
a. Woolen yarn made from scraps or used clothing, with some new wool added.
b. Cloth made from or containing such yarn.
2. Something of inferior quality; a cheap imitation.

Lenses / Re: Trouble with my Canon 24.1.4 ii lens at 1.4
« on: May 02, 2012, 12:29:23 PM »
Thanks for your replies guys, would Reikan FoCal. be a good option to buy now? Im not sure how about these things, I've never used them, also, I take allot of landscape, but if Im going to go shallow, I will come in close, I don't want to adjust anything if it means Im going to mess with focus for far away subjects?


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