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Lenses / Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« on: April 05, 2012, 06:03:08 PM »
I use my 50mm 60% of the time and my 24mm 50% of the time.  The rest of my lens are dresser queens.

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The uninformed camera buying public loves over saturated and over sharpened photos...
FWIW, Canon clearly knows this, as is evident from the Standard Picture Style.
The uninformed camera buying public is also the uninformed photographer-hiring client. All of my work is over-saturated and over-sharpened and my clients just love it.

I feel dirty....


Moneh is moneh, we like moar moneh.

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Carry Canon L lenses out shooting. Which pair would you usually carry?


Finally I have completed my kit. It is composed of:

5dMKII
16-35mm f/2.8 MKII L
24-70mm f/2.8 L
Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS
Sigma 50mm f/1.4



Well, you only own two L lenses, so the choice is easy. 

If I were to take two of mine, I'd grab the 24L and 50L most of the time.  The 24L is magical, it's in the 200/2 league of pure awesome.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Waiting for the 1Dx...
« on: April 05, 2012, 03:26:42 PM »
... They stole the 1Dx AF system and are allowed to play with it in our faces! :)

Yes, this 5d3 AF is teh baller.  :)

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Lenses / Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« on: April 05, 2012, 01:47:32 PM »
When I had the 50D it was my 35L, now it's my 50L on the 5D3. 


50mm on FF >>>>> 35mm on APS-C.

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Once they release the new DPP will they let us know.  When will Canon put a "check software update" option in DPP?  It's 2012, not 1994.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III.
« on: April 04, 2012, 10:43:38 PM »
Yes, he does a nice job. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 and things that could be improved just a little.
« on: April 04, 2012, 10:40:51 PM »
I'd like a button that tracks my location via GPS, and sends over the nearest hooker, preferably a blonde. Oh wait, wrong forum....

What forum would that be?  Share!

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Here is a link to the comparison chart in his d800 review that I reference....

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d800.htm


I stopped reading at the first sample pic. Is it just me, or does using the world's best DSLR to take overly saturated images of a picnic table seem like a waste? Ken likey the saturation! I am impressed by how someone who harps on every last tech spec can take such mediocre images.


The uninformed camera buying public loves over saturated and over sharpened photos, and that who's reading his website. 

I think the majority of d800 and 5D3 cameras are bought by people who'll never take it out of green mode.  They buy it because moar expensive is better, and they've read reviews that it's a great camera, I mean, just look at those colorful photos!


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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 and things that could be improved just a little.
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:48:34 PM »
Linking the meter to the spot AF would be ideal too.

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EOS Bodies / 5D3 and things that could be improved just a little.
« on: April 04, 2012, 02:59:05 PM »
Hi,


This is a thread about things I’ve noticed about my new 5D3.  It’s not a rant or Canon blew this one kind of thread.  I love my 5D3, and I’ve had almost few weeks and a few thousand images with it.  There are just a few tiny little things I’d change.


First, I shot with my Canon EOS ef-m for years with its 35-80 kit lens, then moved up to AF with an EOS 5.  After that is was a jump to an EOS 50D in October 2008, then, as we know, the 5D3 in March 2012.  I even played with a Sinar 4x5 view camera in that time frame too.
 

Now, on to the 5D3:

 One thing I don’t like is where your right thumb would be when shooting. The ergonomic on the camera case is too high.  That bump below the af-on/ ae lock/ af point button, you know the one.  After an hour or so of holding the camera it wears on the skin.  I have not used the camera with big gloves on, maybe in the winter when it’s -20c the bump will prove to be useful.

 Let’s say your shooting, you stop for a minute and the camera goes to sleep.  Pressing the shutter to shoot again, I find the wake up time too long.  Maybe I just need to get used to the shutter button, it’s quite different than the 50D’s.

You shoot an image, and the image is still on the preview for the 2 seconds (or more if you’ve changed the setting), you hit zoom to look closer BEFORE the image preview time expires, now you turn the quick control dial to view the previous image, but the camera wont go to the previous image.  You have to “clear” the screen, hit the playback button, then you can browse all of your images zoomed or not.

As usual, the manual is written by someone who has never used the camera.


When you achieve focus and the focus point lights red, I can’t see it light up in bright conditions.  It needs to be brighter or something.



Maybe some this could be addressed with firmware updates, or the next 5D4 @$4500.



Thanks.


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Is there any way to set the default zoom when reviewing images and zooming in? I'd like for it to start so that the whole image is displayed, then I have to force it to zoom in. Currently it starts at a zoom level that only displays about 60% of the image.

Push the play button instead of the zoom button?

Yes, it's in the menu.  I have mine set at 4x (default is 2x).  I don't have my camera with me atm, but it know you can set it in the menu.



Go to page 252 of the manual, or, under the playback 3 menu you can set the starting magnification and initial position for the magnified view.

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Is there any way to set the default zoom when reviewing images and zooming in? I'd like for it to start so that the whole image is displayed, then I have to force it to zoom in. Currently it starts at a zoom level that only displays about 60% of the image.

Push the play button instead of the zoom button?

Yes, it's in the menu.  I have mine set at 4x (default is 2x).  I don't have my camera with me atm, but it know you can set it in the menu.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Best 5d3 custom function AF point selection quick!
« on: April 04, 2012, 11:45:37 AM »
This is great!  Thanks.  I too missed it in the manual.  I'm coming from the 50D and this feature is new to me.

50D here too, what a jump, eh?

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