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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon 5d III + 24-105 for $3749 @B&H
« on: October 12, 2012, 02:23:20 PM »
That is an awesome deal.  I know the 24-105 gets a lot of negative press on forums for being only F4, but it is an awesome lens on that body (i have both, so I'm speaking first hand).  And except for DOF effects, with the cleanliness of the ISO 12800 on this body you don't really miss the speed.  Keep a 40mm panckake or nifty fifty in your poket if you want a narrow DOF shot.  :) 

-Brian

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Software & Accessories / Re: Problems with Imagebrowser EX
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:22:20 AM »
If you hav the software disk with you, you can also go to Canon's website and download the newest version of zoombrowser from there.  Maybe installing from the downloaded file will have more luck than installing off the disk.  It wil make you put the disk in the drive to ensure you have it though, so keep the disk handy. 

As to your other questions, I have never actually used Zoombrowser so I can't answer about the limitations on number of files.

_Brian

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Ultra long daytime exposures - 5D mkiii
« on: October 09, 2012, 10:57:40 PM »
what gel are you using?  brand?  price?  link? 

these have always been some of my favorite types of shots, but i ain't spending 80 bazillion dollars on a square piece of glass from Lee (don't care how good it is).

You could go to harbor freight or some other cheap tool shop ang get a number 14 welders glass.  I was serious when i suggested that may be what was used here.  It is dark enough to allow you to look at the sun, like solar film.  Tbe 14, i believe,is the numberof halves, or stops, of light it cuts out.   Probablyhave to deal with some color cast, and use some gallers tape to hold it to the lens, but it should work. 

Metalized solar filters are also available in sizes thatcan be mounted to lenses, for usually around $90.  They definitely haveacolor cast.

-Brian

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Ultra long daytime exposures - 5D mkiii
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:24:22 PM »
I'm guessing its a super dark ND.  Maybe like a N14 welders glass.  If you figure broad daylight going to 4-5min, that's 14-15ish stops, depending on ISO and aperture. 

-Brian

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:01:18 PM »
I would not expect long term price cuts to this level for a long time.  I know others are more pessimistic about the competitiveness of this camera, but it is an excellent, very well rounded machine that excells at many things.  You won't regret the purchase at this price.  Get one if you can.  I got in on the last Adorama deal and wish I had enough cash to get another one this time around.

-Brian

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« on: October 06, 2012, 10:45:12 AM »
Stinks when you don't have a nice camera to take a nice picture of your...camera...doesn't it?  lol.

Looks like that one took a pretty good scratch there.  Abrasion damage of some kind.  Maybe something in your bag is rubbing against it?  Did someone borrow it and send it skidding across the table or something? 

-Brian

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2012, 10:39:05 AM »
Wasn't the 1DsIII like $8k on release?

-Brian

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2012, 10:38:21 AM »
I wonder what the final specs on this will be.  If you get superior DR to the 1DsIII, 46mp, and the usual 1D feature set (probably minus ultra high frame rates), this could be quite popular among the studio and landscape crowd.  MF quality, but still use your EOS lenses...nice.  And in a few years the trickle down stuff will make an awesome second body to my 5dMKIII. 

-Brian

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Can someone help me with low light settings
« on: October 06, 2012, 08:21:24 AM »
+1 on full manual mode.  You can then put your flash in TTL mode and use negative FEC to get a more natural blend with the background.  This will be the easiest way to have the control you want. 

-Brian

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Maybe it was so depressed over its lack of DR compared to Nikon that it OD'd on sleeping pills.  LOL

Seriously though....there are a number of things that make 120mp cameras impractical for home use.  Start doing some layer editing on the 22mp images from a 5dIII and you can get 500mb working files no problem.  Now multiply that times 6.   Ouch.  Now your terabyte hard drive only holds a few hundred files.  Extreme example, I know, but the point is made.  It would take a lot of processing power and ram in both the camera and PC o make that manageable. 

=Brian

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You can definitely make great images within the (fairly wide) limits of the 650D.  One thing I would say is if you really want all of those features you listed in the same body, I think it is a generation or two in the future - that is a generation or two AFTER what is supposedly going to be announced. Just my guess of course. 

-Brian

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Love the Black Rapid Sports strap.  I think mine is the '2' model. Not the 2 camera model, but the version 2 of the Sports Strap model.   I will never use a neck strap again.

-Brian

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« on: October 04, 2012, 10:08:25 PM »
Was that posted by this same guy on another forum?  He's signed up recently on a few asking the same question.  No other first hand experience has popped up yet.  Mine is just a few weeks old, but looks fine.

-Brian

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Got it, thanks.  So sounds like Canon is hardline on the warranty, but will still repair the camera if you pay for it.

-Brian

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EOS Bodies / Re: Looks like the 6D may not be so bad after all
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:40:43 AM »
The logistical issue probably has to do with the timing of the show.  Photonika is when it is, and it probably makes a lot of sense to launch it there, as opposed to set up one of those press events Canon likes to do for announcements. 

Delays from the announced date are probably production/frimware related issues.   I'm basing that on how things work in my end of the consumer goods industry.

-Brian

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