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Lighting / Re: First Time Flash Test
« on: August 09, 2012, 07:56:01 AM »
I'm not using canon radio's so thank god they didn't put that (and all the other optional stuff in there, like gps and wifi) because I don't wanna pay for them when I'm not going to use them.

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Far as I know there is no linking between the AF points and the Auto Exposure functionality on the 5d3.

Actually, there sort of is, but only when using Evaluative Metering.  In that case, the metering is 'weighted' toward the selected AF point(s).  But Spot Metering can only be linked to AF point on 1-series bodies.

Viggo, if by 'the larger spot' you're asking about Partial Metering (which is 6.5% of the image area vs. 2.5% with Spot), the answer is no, partial is center only.
Thanks!! It's a shame, but the linked spot and ec in M mode i'll use for what's it's worth!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X EC and ISO button function swapped
« on: August 08, 2012, 03:52:58 PM »
I haven't done this yet, but on the 1D4 you can set Av mode and minimum shutter speed, to let's say 1/500s.  You then turn ISO safety shift to ON, set your aperture, and put in Auto ISO.  You can also set EC, so that whatever value is chosen by the camera for ISO, corresponds to your EC value.  This is really usefull for indoor sports and I haven't tried it on the 1DX but I imagine it can do this as well.

My 1DX comes next Wednesday - that will be the first thing i set, apart from RAW and expansion point AF

Mine too, getting to the store I'm buying it from on Friday.

I just bought a house twice the size of my old one, I bought new Samsung 55" tv and now the 9300 dollar 1d X, and I don't have a job, please give me applause for my dedication to gadgets! LOOOOOL  ;D

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Yeah maybe it's not a simple fix.  In that case, while they're at it, can they add AF point-linked spot metering?  :)

I wish, but it's probably not coming for the 5d3 since it's one of the separators from the 1D line :(

I came to think of a thing I have never thought about, can you link the larger spot to AF point also? Or is just the smallest spot?

I have to say, the 5d3, although not linked completely, gives you WAY different exposure determined by where you focus. Try with a white wall and a lamp, and don't change composition, but only focus point with Average selected and you'll see it clearly.

Far as I know there is no linking between the AF points and the Auto Exposure functionality on the 5d3.

Hmm...something to try. Average might make somewhat of a difference since it's still a frame average. Maybe it averages in what's in focus in the frame a bit more than the rest? I dunno.

Sorry about that, I meant the 1d X and only thought it and didn't write it. I meant if the larger spot can be linked to AF on the 1d x.

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Yeah maybe it's not a simple fix.  In that case, while they're at it, can they add AF point-linked spot metering?  :)

I wish, but it's probably not coming for the 5d3 since it's one of the separators from the 1D line :(

I came to think of a thing I have never thought about, can you link the larger spot to AF point also? Or is just the smallest spot?

I have to say, the 5d3, although not linked completely, gives you WAY different exposure determined by where you focus. Try with a white wall and a lamp, and don't change composition, but only focus point with Average selected and you'll see it clearly.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Product Advisory
« on: August 08, 2012, 01:26:43 PM »
I think this is ridicolous..... I really do..  :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 12,800 real-life test
« on: August 08, 2012, 06:13:58 AM »
Jsut got hold of a 1dx for 8999 brand new, so I put up my 5d3 and TS 17 for sale, I have until wednesday to make it happen, fingers crossed!

8999 ??? In which currency ?

Don't you feel sorry to part with TS 17 ?  :(
I bought it 2 months ago and I wouldn't sell it. I believe good lenses are forever (well almost but you get my point)


I am in the land of Expensive, Norway:

http://www.japanphoto.no/product/kampanje/nyheter/systemkamera/canon-eos-1d-x-kamerahus/

https://www.google.no/search?q=54999+nok+to+usd&sugexp=chrome,mod=10&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Yeah, it sucks, but we have free healthcare, lol.

Yeah, I feel sad parting with the 17, but the truth is, I hardly ever use it, and that has nothing at all to do with the lens, it has everything to do with the fact that I don't use that wide angles. I get easily bored with UWA, because I don't have any surroundings here to make use of it either for architecthure or landscape.

A fantastic lens, but it was the same with my 300 f2,8 L IS, sickest lens ever, just a totally wrong focal for me. I also almost never use the 135 and 85.

Almost 9300 dollars. How about ordering from abroad? Or traveling ?

Also is the 1DX really necessary?

You seem to prefer to use: 24L II, 35L, 50L

So I exclude sports. It's landscapes, people, street photography maybe.
It is the best for low light photography of course if that is what you want.

I personally would keep the 5DMkIII which must be an excellent all round camera (and second best for low light photography) and the TS 17. Of course you know best.

P.S Anyway 24L II and Aurora Borealis in Norway must be a killer combination (either with a 5DMkIII or a 1Dx)


If you think cameras are expensive, you should see what a round trip to NY costs, lol! 2000 usd, and then I have to pay 25% taxes on the camera coming, back, so it's cheaper here  ;D

ANyway, necessary has nothing to do with it, I want one!

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Portrait / Re: A girl and her horse
« on: August 07, 2012, 12:38:31 PM »
Really cool shots!

Care to share about your light setup?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 12,800 real-life test
« on: August 07, 2012, 04:59:18 AM »
Jsut got hold of a 1dx for 8999 brand new, so I put up my 5d3 and TS 17 for sale, I have until wednesday to make it happen, fingers crossed!

8999 ??? In which currency ?

Don't you feel sorry to part with TS 17 ?  :(
I bought it 2 months ago and I wouldn't sell it. I believe good lenses are forever (well almost but you get my point)


I am in the land of Expensive, Norway:

http://www.japanphoto.no/product/kampanje/nyheter/systemkamera/canon-eos-1d-x-kamerahus/

https://www.google.no/search?q=54999+nok+to+usd&sugexp=chrome,mod=10&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Yeah, it sucks, but we have free healthcare, lol.

Yeah, I feel sad parting with the 17, but the truth is, I hardly ever use it, and that has nothing at all to do with the lens, it has everything to do with the fact that I don't use that wide angles. I get easily bored with UWA, because I don't have any surroundings here to make use of it either for arcitecthure or landscape.

A fantastic lens, but it was the same with my 300 f2,8 L IS, sickest lens ever, just a totally wrong focal for me. I also almost never use the 135 and 85.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 12,800 real-life test
« on: August 07, 2012, 04:54:10 AM »
I'm seriously color blind, but to me it looks like both the outdoor lit wall and his indoor lit t-shirt are both the same white, so the green shadow shouldn't be different and green, no?


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 12,800 real-life test
« on: August 06, 2012, 05:34:23 PM »
Jsut got hold of a 1dx for 8999 brand new, so I put up my 5d3 and TS 17 for sale, I have until wednesday to make it happen, fingers crossed!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 12,800 real-life test
« on: August 06, 2012, 11:20:47 AM »
Nope, not jpeg.  I shot that in RAW with a 24-105 f/4L lens, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 12,800.  I wasn't allowed to use a flash.  I imported as RAW, saved to jpeg.  I then took the RAW and applied 80 NR, saved to jpeg.  The colors look spectactular out of the camera with the 1DX.  I'm very pleased with it so far.

I just thought so, I saw artifacts I don't see out of lightroom, but I guess it is from the compression..

The colors and quality overall looks pretty good!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 12,800 real-life test
« on: August 06, 2012, 04:55:24 AM »
This is a out of camera jpeg right?

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Lenses / Re: 50mm 1.2 vs 35mm 1.4
« on: August 06, 2012, 04:47:06 AM »
I have them both, and I must say, they are not even close to each other in perspective and distortion on a FF sensor at least.

The 50 can be used for portraits and have completely different compression, much better bokeh and way more blur.

For sharpness wide open the 35 kills the 1,2. You do not buy the 50 L for sharpness over the 35 or 85. You buy it because the gorgeous 50mm focal and the compression it gives. It's seriously non dramatic lens, it gives you nothing, you have to rely on subject light and composition.

The 35 gives a cooler perspective for creative shots, VERY good AF and a lens I use A LOT for shooting my kids, not so wide and dramatic as the 24 1,4, but enough to get that connection with the subject, like they are IN your face, and the 35 is also very nice to give an extra lift to types of streetphoto.

The 50 is the bigger more mature brother that thinks and gives a more serious look, whilst the 35 is the younger brother that likes to break the rules and have fun.

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To the people having having difficulty with the Multi-controller. How long have you had your camera?

I have mine about 10 days, and I feel that it is starting to improve slowly. 

The other thing I wanted to point out is that:

With the 1DMKIV, the viewfinder and AF point turn off together after about 7-8 seconds:

1) all you had to do to wake up the AF points was to press the center of the multi-controller, then select your AF       position with the multi-controller while your thumb is already on that button (Mutli-Controller Button) "thumb"
2) then shoot (Shutter Button) "index finger"

With the 1DX, after the viewfinder lights turn off, and the AF point stays on but is inactive.

1) you have to first press the shutter button to wake it up the viewfinder and AF points (Shutter Button) "thumb"
2) then choose the AF point (Multi-Controller Button) "index finger"
3) then shoot (Shutter Button) "thumb"

I use AF-On back button to focus, so I start my shooting sequence in this order; AF point selection (thumb), focusing (thumb), shutter button (index finger). 

I don't start with half-press shutter button (index finger) to activate VF and AF point activation, then select AF point with mutlti-controller (thumb), then back to shutter button for firing (index finger).

I'm finding this change quite annoying and I'm not sure why Canon changed this as an extra button press for the 1D series? 

It's really messing me up.  I continuously change the AF point position as I'm following the action and tracking a subject to pick the best composition.  Sometimes there may be a pause in the action for 10 seconds and now I have to press the shutter button to activate the VF and AF point display, prior to selecting my new AF point position for composition and then it sometimes sticks, compared to the MKIV. :o

Am I missing a setting somewhere?

Also to others having difficulty with the Multi-controller.  If it gets a little stuck and 8 seconds goes by, or you haven't touched a setting for 8 seconds, you first must hit the shutter button to wake up the VF and AF points and some of the "initial" non-responsiveness may be due to the inactive AF point as the display is asleep.

Rich

That's good to know, I always used the 1d4 as you described, but have my 5d3 set up a bit different so I haven't really noticed this, but still annoyed over the wakeup time...

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