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Portrait / Re: Pretty bad...
« on: April 22, 2013, 09:44:31 AM »
Perhaps the contract said ALL shots.... It could be that the photographer took 2000 shots, a dozen or so are bad... it could be a 99 percent hit rate... it could be .1 percent hit rate, we don't know.

According to the article 'Mr Crack, 30, has said the collection does not feature any good photographs'.

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Portrait / Re: Pretty bad...
« on: April 22, 2013, 09:39:21 AM »
What I wanna know is why did the photographer send them all his shots? Did he not even look at them at all? That in it self is proof he's no pro. Idiot. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

The article refers to the photographer in question as 'she' not 'he' ('It's just awful, she's robbed us of everything')

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Software & Accessories / Best software for tethered shooting with 5DMkIII?
« on: December 17, 2012, 06:25:00 AM »
Rather than hijack a similar thread specifically about problems using LR4/EOS Uitlity for tethered shooting with the 5DMkIII, I thought it might be better to start a new thread.

So, for those of us that shoot tethered with our 5DMkIII, what is the best software/combination you have found for this?

I'm currently using EOS Utility and auto importing the resulting images into LR4.3. This setup works sort of OK, but seems like a bit of a round about solution. The biggest drawback for me is that LR4 auto import settings seem to be limited to standard settings (which don't, for example, include 'as previous'). Therefore I find myself processing the first image and then having to 'copy and paste' the settings to each subsequent image.

Has anyone found a better (i.e. simpler/more efficient workflow)?

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Technical Support / Re: 5dmkIII Mac Os Lion LR4.2 tethered issues
« on: December 16, 2012, 04:59:19 AM »
I'm still on Snow Leopard, but have similar problems shooting with 5DMkIII tethered via LR4.

However, tethering via EOS Utility on the whole works quite well for me - does this indicate an issue with EOS Utility running on Lion i.e. as opposed to Snow Leopard?

Also, Adobe claims to have fixed the issue with the LR4.3 release, but I still have the same problem shooting tethered with LR4.3 - maybe they fixed it for the Lion OS but not for Snow Leopard?

Going by our collective experiences, all of these issues appear to be due to software incompatibility and nothing to do with the camera body?

One reason I'm reluctant to 'upgrade' on impulse when software updates become available i.e. there are often unforeseen consequences.

NB: regarding Capture One, I was under the impression that it does not support Canon or Nikon cameras for tethered shooting.

 


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Am I the only one without 5D3 Problems?
« on: December 11, 2012, 03:20:26 PM »
I agree 100% with the original author: the 5DIII is the best overall camera I have used - an excellent balance of image quality, functionality and size/weight.  I have had no problems with the camera at all (or, for that matter, any previous Canon DSLR).

I'd be very interested to hear from other 5DMkIII users as to how much noise reduction they routinely apply to RAW images shot at base ISO and how the 5DMkIII compares with previous bodies that they have used in that respect.

I very surprised you need NR at base ISO.  I don't normally touch the luminance slider until 6400, if then.  The luminance noise performance of the 5DIII is the best I have seen from any Canon camera so far.

However, you can not do the same with the chrominance NR. I usually leave this at the default (25),  but reducing it to zero gives noticeably noisier images even at base ISO. This is not really a problem, since unlike luminance NR there seems to be negligible smearing.

You might want to check if highlight tone priority is enabled as this will increase the noise level a little.

HTP is disabled, but would this affect RAW files anyway? I'm more and more convinced that I have a lemon and I'm seriously considering asking for a replacement. Unfortunately, the UK store I bought it from has gone into administration (i.e. Jacobs) so I'm not quite sure how to go about returning it or who to return it to!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Am I the only one without 5D3 Problems?
« on: December 11, 2012, 02:38:34 PM »
The only real 'problem' I have with my 5DMkIII is that the RAW files seem very noisy even at base ISO (whatever the base ISO actually is - 100, 160 - I have read somewhere that 160 is supposed to be less noisy than 100). I always have to move the luminance slider in LR4 to around 50 to eliminate noise and that inevitably results in loss of some detail.

I'd be very interested to hear from other 5DMkIII users as to how much noise reduction they routinely apply to RAW images shot at base ISO and how the 5DMkIII compares with previous bodies that they have used in that respect.

I'm just wondering if the level of noise I'm seeing in my RAW files at base ISO is just a characteristic of the sensor or whether I have a dud and should return it to Canon whilst it's still within the guarantee period.

That doesn't sound right at all. I just sent back a 6D for other reasons, but ISO was very good and 400 required no noise reduction at all. My 5D3 arrives Friday and it had better be similar if it doesn't want to go back where it came from.  ;) I'll post when it gets here.

Thanks - I'll be very interested as to what level of noise reduction you need to apply to the RAW files from your new 5DMkIII. Mine was one of the first available in the UK, so I'm wondering whether that might have anything to do with it i.e. whether later serial numbers have better sensor performance.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Am I the only one without 5D3 Problems?
« on: December 11, 2012, 02:48:52 AM »
The only real 'problem' I have with my 5DMkIII is that the RAW files seem very noisy even at base ISO (whatever the base ISO actually is - 100, 160 - I have read somewhere that 160 is supposed to be less noisy than 100). I always have to move the luminance slider in LR4 to around 50 to eliminate noise and that inevitably results in loss of some detail.

I'd be very interested to hear from other 5DMkIII users as to how much noise reduction they routinely apply to RAW images shot at base ISO and how the 5DMkIII compares with previous bodies that they have used in that respect.

I'm just wondering if the level of noise I'm seeing in my RAW files at base ISO is just a characteristic of the sensor or whether I have a dud and should return it to Canon whilst it's still within the guarantee period.

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Software & Accessories / Re: would you guys buy it?
« on: November 24, 2012, 11:01:10 AM »
No, I wouldn't buy that, and I didn't.
Just thought i'd offer an alternative to BR, have you seen the Bos Strap? Mine is awesome and I feel more secure with the camera attached to a single neck strap loop than the tripod mount.
.http://www.amazon.com/BosStrap-Piece-Sling-Strap-Black/dp/B0073N8BD0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353769196&sr=1-1&keywords=Bos+strap

Checking out the link, I noticed the following statement under "product description" (re the Bos Strap) : "Helps reduce the stress and possible damage to your camera body tripod socket and internal seals when hanging the camera upside down from a tripod socket fitting." As I have a Black Rapid, which as everyone knows attaches via the tripod socket, I find this slightly alarming - does hanging a camera from a tripod socket fitting REALLY put undue stress on the tripod socket and internal seals to the point of damaging them, or is this just marketing hype?

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Technical Support / Re: How to rotate video?
« on: November 16, 2012, 05:49:56 AM »

of course..... i was a bit mixed up with what exactly he/she wants to achieve.

I wasn't really wanting to achieve anything specific ... it's just so happened that I was shooting stills in portrait orientation and when I had the bright idea of shooting a video of the same scene I carried on shooting in portrait. It was only later, when I played back the video that I discovered the problem. I won't make the same mistake again, but in the meantime I'd like to use the movie and therefore need to be able to rotate it. 

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Technical Support / Re: How to rotate video?
« on: November 16, 2012, 05:43:22 AM »
Movie rotator is a freeware tool which I use for rotating my movies (I know, i shouldn't shoot them like that, but  I'm so used to shooting portraits that it keeps happening)  http://movierotator.com/

Thanks ... sounds effective, but does it work on Mac OSX or is it just for Microsoft Windows?

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Technical Support / How to rotate video?
« on: November 16, 2012, 04:26:35 AM »
I hope this is in the correct forum.

I don't shoot hardly any video, but I shot a video on my 5DMkIII at an event recently ..... in portrait (upright) view. When it plays back, it plays back in landscape view and for the life of me I can't work out how to rotate it so that it plays back in the correct orientation.

I don't have any dedicated video editing software, so I'm reliant on CS5.5 extended. Is it possible to rotate video after it's shot and if so, how? I understand that CS5.5 extended supports video editing, but despite spending ages 'googling', I haven't managed to find out how to rotate a video :(

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DMkIII - live view in manual mode
« on: October 13, 2012, 07:38:12 AM »
Can I ask what lens you're using? I know the 5diii doesn't like some 3rd party lenses in live view

I only have Canon lenses. The lens I've been trying to use with live view in manual shooting mode is the 100mm f/2.8 macro (the original non-IS one, not the new IS version).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DMkIII - live view in manual mode
« on: October 13, 2012, 03:57:58 AM »
Try to enable :Live View Shoot (4th page of the red camera icon in Menu)

When I set it to enable it allows me to see live view screen in manual.  Disable seems to lock out everything but the C123 Modes. 

Hope this is some help.

Thanks, I just checked and live view shoot is already enabled but still no image showing on the LCD when live view set in manual shooting mode! :(

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Software & Accessories / Re: 5DMkIII tethered shooting with LR4.2
« on: October 13, 2012, 03:53:58 AM »
I don't have MkIII myself yet, but I was on a shoot this week with a pro shooting tethered with one using Capture One software. It seemed to work very well for what it's worth (and looks like you can control everything that you are looking for according to specs: http://www.phaseone.com/en/Image-Software/Capture-One/Features.aspx)

Thanks, although apparently live view is not supported for Canon or Nikon cameras :(

"The extent of tethered support will vary depending on the back/camera connected. Live View is not supported for Canon and Nikon."

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5DMkIII - live view in manual mode
« on: October 13, 2012, 01:55:36 AM »
5DMkIII

In manual mode, live view only seems to work when the shutter release is pressed half way and then only for a few seconds before the live view image disappears from the LCD screen again.

It works fine in other shooting modes e.g. Av

Is this a fault or a design feature?

If a design feature - can anyone explain why it's set up this way?

Is there a work around (other than pressing the shutter release half way)?

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