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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III White Balance Test
« on: April 06, 2012, 09:34:17 AM »
I tried to use my color checker passport yesterday, I tried under all different lights and the wb turned out VERY war no matter how many samples I did (with the built in greycard). It seemed sampling the custom wb was impossible to get right, could this be firmware issue?

Anyone else struggling to get a correct sample when using Custom WB on the 5d3?

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Mine (after first charge) lasted 900 images, included a lot of fiddeling with the menus and settings etc. I'm very happy with the 200 picture increas over the mk2.

I expect to get and average of 1000 images pr charge once the battery has been charged about ten times.

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Well, I use lightroom and still think the pictures are soft, so I was hoping for a new firmware...

Edit: I shot jpeg and raw converted with Lightroom, and the jpeg is sharper.. So it's just the raw convertion both from Adobe and Canon that's got some issues I guess.

Is it possible that Adobe uses parts of DPP to make it compatible with Lr?

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Pixelpeepalert!

Trollalert!!

And if you haven't seen images from the 5d2 with the 85 and don't see that this from the mk3 isn't as sharp, don't bother to comment....

Ignore the troll, those of us experiencing problems clearly have never takena photograph before and just went out to buy mk3s because we could to look cool. It's inconcievable that bad units could be around. clearly user error ::) go take a picture of a tennis ball on a lawn at f8 and extole how awesome and sharp it is instead :P

but sarcasm aside, I'm glad i'm not the only one  :-[

Yeah, I know... Let's hope they release a firmware with awesomness soon, and Adobe can get their sh!t together and make Lr function properly and also handle the 5d3 files. To me the NR is non-working compared to the 5d2 files and the Lr4 beta.

There isn't much I don't LOVE about the 5d3, but sharpness shouldn't be one thing I'm not happy about, because it is indeed very good on the 5d2. I miss the crispness... But the AF, oh my, the AF.....

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Posted this in another thread as well.

I, like many of those with problems dispite what some might think, know how to use the camera. I mean how hard is it to look focus on a building at hyperfocal and f8 and get sharp image with the 85 L II? But it isn't tacktack like it was on the mkII. I don't use DPP, I use Lr4. And it lacks som crispiness.

This image for example, shot at f1,8 @ 85mm/ 100% crop. This would have been sharper on the 5d2. And yes the lens are adjusted.  Very easy to see it hits where it's suppose to.



It's too smooth... And I have pulled more on the sharpening sliders than I normally would.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 and things that could be improved just a little.
« on: April 04, 2012, 04:50:28 PM »
What about the truly important things that could / should be improved a lot, from the start?

Like giving us a sensor with improved DR capabilities?

I'd also like spot metering to be linked to selected AF point.

Something to wish for in the MK IV, I guess.


It's easily a stop better when it comes DR. metering is MUCH improved, the AF kicks 1d mk4's ass.

Spot linked to AF is something I miss from the mk4, yes.

What I am not OVERLY excited about is the relatively small amount of noise-improvment.

And I also notice the slight softness....



Like in this 100% crop shot on a 85mm @ f1,8. There should be more structure and crispiness there, imo.

Another thing that (I haven't found) would like to see is a direct menu to the choosing scenarios for AF, so I can add it to My Menu. Now I have to have the three adjustments there, instead of the fixed scenarios.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 and things that could be improved just a little.
« on: April 04, 2012, 04:13:46 PM »
I applaud yout noticement of the zoom in directly from quick review but then can't flip through images- comment. I find the first half of that function BRILLIANT and HIGHLY missed, but they only did it halfway...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
« on: April 04, 2012, 02:27:53 PM »
I'm very happy to report that the 5d3 works at ALL speeds down to 1/8000s with the Phottix Odin straight out the box!

btw, AF does not suck it's VERYVERY good!!!! I'm a happy camper, just bought one today!

have you tried mixing speed ligths with studio strobes and the odins?
see if you can recreate the wired thing i got at 1/250 where the speedlight and studio strobe went out of sync with the studio light not showing up i the pic even though it fired

Unfortunatly I have sold my Elinchroms, only using speedlites now.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
« on: April 04, 2012, 02:27:23 PM »
Just briefly played around with the Flex system again, I didn't get consistency. When i have more time i'll look into it but then its pocket wizard the TT system never was real reliable for Canon. Has anyone contacted them?

I had regular contact with them regarding the 20 million issues I had with the 5d2 and the mk4. I'm not sure what they CAN do, they never fixed any of the issues I had, and to honest, I think for each new firmware I tried, the worse it got.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 II L USM
« on: April 04, 2012, 01:33:57 PM »


Snapshot taken yesterday with the 5d3 and 24... Haven't really adjusted it yet, but it seems pretty okay.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
« on: April 03, 2012, 01:48:49 PM »
I'm very happy to report that the 5d3 works at ALL speeds down to 1/8000s with the Phottix Odin straight out the box!

btw, AF does not suck it's VERYVERY good!!!! I'm a happy camper, just bought one today!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d3 Meter underexposing
« on: April 03, 2012, 03:25:06 AM »
My 5d2 was always a full stop under, unless shooting in dark conditions.

On the mk4 I had adjusted AE-default to +1/8 or something. I like to expose to the right.

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EOS Bodies / Re: any screen protectors for MarkIII?
« on: April 03, 2012, 03:21:12 AM »
Haven't seen for the 5d3 yet, but the GGS glass-protectors are great, I have yet to make single scratch in one...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any news on the 1D X?!
« on: April 02, 2012, 02:59:24 PM »
Canon hav still not said anything official about a 1d x delay , let's cross fingers.. CR2 on June, but nothing confirmed. I'm hoping for April-May for us normal customers.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 5DIII softer than 5DII?
« on: April 02, 2012, 02:43:58 PM »
Woah, one delay and you declare vapor-ware. That's strict.

Try counting again...

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - delayed
EOS 1D X - delayed
EF 600mm f/4L IS II - delayed
EF 500mm f/4L IS II - delayed
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II - delayed
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II - delayed
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye - delayed

For the 500 and 600mm supertele lenses, the delays have exceeded 1.5 years and are still ongoing!

Delays for separate products don't constitute "vapor-ware". Vaporware implies that the announced product might not actually exist.

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - delayed once (maybe)
EOS 1D X - delayed
EF 600mm f/4L IS II - delayed
EF 500mm f/4L IS II - delayed
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II - delayed but now released
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II - delayed but now released
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye - delayed but now released

I did not use it literally, but in annoyance over the lack of delievery. One or two months might (by some, not me) be accepted, one or two years I think for the most part, people do not think is okay.

One thing is that you can't buy new stuff, but the longer you keep your old, the lower the price gets. Check out what happened with the 1d3 prices when the mk4 was released, and what happened to the mk4 prices when the X was released. For those of us who do not crap money, that means one of two things, loose A LOT in the delay time or spend 5 months with no camera. IF the X had been released in january and hit the stores in feburary, the loss of the mk4 I sat with would have been way less, and I could have replaced it with no vacuum in between. That would also make it easier for people to upgrade. Essentially I pay most of the new camera with money from the one I have.

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