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Messages - Daniel Flather

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The only way you will know is to shoot till its dead. See how many shots you get. You should be able to shoot all day on one batter for stills. For video. Go buy 5 more batteries

For video with an IS lens, make that 5 a 7.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best 5d3 custom function AF point selection quick!
« on: April 02, 2012, 10:17:00 PM »
And if you push the multi-controller straight in, if you had moved the center AF point to another position, it brings it right back to the center. 

Yes, and if you push straight in again it goes back the the AF point you were just using. 

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Also, that includes a little video shooting, but nothing big.

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I can get 700+ shots before I'm under 10% on my battery, and I'm still playing in the menus a lot as it's a new camera.  The shot total per charge and percent is shown in the battery info in the menu. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best 5d3 custom function AF point selection quick!
« on: April 02, 2012, 04:02:57 PM »
Really, this should be the default, not the option.

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EOS Bodies / Best 5d3 custom function AF point selection quick!
« on: April 02, 2012, 02:32:58 PM »
Go to the CF menu, second one, custom controls.  Then, go to the one in the right column, at the bottom, called Multi-Controller AF point direct selection.  Its default is off, hit it and select AF point direct selection.  Now focus the camera and move the Multi controller (joy stick), you can select the AF point with out going in to a menu! 

If this has been covered, great, but I just noticed it from a post to something in another thread.


Note, I only use spot AF and have the other modes turned off.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are 5DIII users beta testers?
« on: April 02, 2012, 01:05:29 PM »
No.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Shot wedding with 5DIII, dissapointed in AF
« on: April 02, 2012, 11:30:14 AM »

My other favorite features are pushing the "SET" button and the finger dial to adjust ISO directly in the viewfinder...


What?  I can't seem to achieve this, explain.  Are you truing the quick control dial, or the main dial?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Shot wedding with 5DIII, dissapointed in AF
« on: April 02, 2012, 11:20:15 AM »
With my 580's light my 5D3 can focus in total darkness, but I only ever use spot AF.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
« on: April 02, 2012, 01:16:17 AM »
I took this photo in Cuba with the 50D and 35L, wide open of course.


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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 II L USM
« on: April 02, 2012, 01:14:22 AM »
Great photos in this thread, and I now qualify to post in it. 


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5D MK III Sample Images / 5D3 with 24Lii @ f1.4
« on: April 02, 2012, 12:39:21 AM »
Got up early to catch the sunrise.  24mmii @ f1.4 5D3





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Yes, I got my 8-15, 24L, and 5D3 from them. 

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Lenses / Re: Which lenses need micro-adjusting?
« on: April 01, 2012, 11:34:42 PM »
With my 50/1.2 that I only shoot at f1.2 (why else buy it?(well, besides the many other reasons to buy it)) any adjustment I dial in is lost due to subject or camera movement.  So why bother setting an AF adjustment?  If I shot everything on a tripod with a static subject, then yes, it needs an adjustment dialed in, but in that case I would be manual focusing anyways, so the adjustment is moot. 

This is what I've come to realize lately.  ymmv

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Lenses / Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« on: April 01, 2012, 11:20:53 PM »
Help please..any thoughts

Yes, start a new thread. 


To the OP, the 85/1.8 is 85.3%'ish of the 1.2L for less money. 

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