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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« on: March 16, 2012, 04:18:06 PM »
I'm very upset about seeing that metering is done in the center and not linked to the AF point.
What's the point with a faster AF if I have to focus and recompose again?!
Why Canon has to do it everytime and let me with a bad taste.
First the 24-70, now the 5D.
Hate you Canon!

Nikon does seem to play a fair game for a few years. They put in their bodies everything they know. The proffesionals before the marketing.

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A few things:
The Gr mode doesn't allow more the minus one stop sync with older than 2012 cams. So if it's a 5D2 this means the sync is 1/100.
If you use a 5D2 or 7D you may use ratio mode ore no ratio to benefit from the HSS and sync.
The new RT system doesn't allow 2nd rear curtain (not sure if only in Gr mode).
Take those things with a grain of salt. Until we will get our hands on this is what I know.
The Gr mode is a 5 individual group controlled like Nikon's CLS system only that Canon's is a 5 radio groups. Each group has it's way independently: ETTL or M or off.
For those with studio strobes the 3rd party is the way to go since Canon doesn't provide radio for them.

http://pixsylated.com/blog/canon-600ex-rt-first-impressions/comment-page-1/#comment-3572

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Charleston Dave says:
March 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Congrats on being a leader, Syl! Not a bad subset of features compared to your Speedlite wishlist for Canon from a year or two ago!

The form factor of this new 600/STE3 system is similar to the Pocket Wizard Flex/Mini/AC3 alternative I use. All of the shoots you demo would be easily accomplished with the PW system.

From your video, the new 600/ST-E3 offers these advantages over the PW system:
1. A beep when the remote flash is ready (one beep from the ST-E3 when all flashes are ready? or a beep from each flash?)
2. Up to 5 groups (not 3 as in PW)
3. Fancier LCD displays
4. Claimed longer range, although I have used the Flex/Mini system reliably at 120′ and haven’t needed anything longer than that.

whereas the PW system offers these advantages:
1. Works with pre-600 flashes
2. Offers 32 trigger channels, not just 15
3. Works with other PW triggers, making it easy to combine studio strobes with Speedlites.
4. Offers a mechanical flash power dial for each individual group in E-TTL or manual, instead of a single touch-panel.

The biggest missing piece of the puzzle is an under-$100 device that plugs into pre-600 Speedlites and communicates with the new ST-E3 radio transmitter. Those of us who have invested heavily in earlier Speedlites will be reluctant to discard our investment. You reference a combined radio/optical triggering arrangement but I’m dubious about the complexity of a hybrid system.

I'll add having a 600EX-RT on the cam, you have AF assist lamp and radio Gr mode.
If you use PW on the cam with an EX on it, you miss the AC3.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: March 01, 2012, 01:36:25 PM »
The first on the second line is a 5D1 ... missing AF-ON button.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Full Spec List?
« on: March 01, 2012, 09:02:59 AM »
How about "AF point-linked spot metering" ??
I really hope they don't cripple this again!!
That's something I ask too; imperative !

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EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:20:42 PM »
The 5D3, on the specs, is one of the long awaited bodies that fulfills our requests as professionals.
Even the 1D X it's not that perfect due to its price.
The 5D had for each generation something innovatory. The 5D was the first low price FF. The 5D2 was the video DSLR that turned the world up side down. The 5D3 is not that innovatory maybe but it will be what photographers demanded for a long time.
Cross my fingers for the price.
I've already passed 24-70 to "at this price, no thank you" so a 5D3 hope to be the chosen.

Maybe the new "innovation" will be wireless transmission to your speed light or the new speed light coming out so off camera speed light(s) can be triggered from the camera w/o the use of pocket wizards and the like.  I do not think any camera has this as yet and last year I was talking to a photographer who uses the Canon's ST-E2 transmitter who said that that piece of equipment might become extinct when the Mark III eventually came out.

That would be awesome; even that last month I've switched to a bunch of five PW TT5.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:46:01 AM »
The 5D3, on the specs, is one of the long awaited bodies that fulfills our requests as professionals.
Even the 1D X it's not that perfect due to its price.
The 5D had for each generation something innovatory. The 5D was the first low price FF. The 5D2 was the video DSLR that turned the world up side down. The 5D3 is not that innovatory maybe but it will be what photographers demanded for a long time.
Cross my fingers for the price.
I've already passed 24-70 to "at this price, no thank you" so a 5D3 hope to be the chosen.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:15:15 AM »
It looks like 1DX announcement has less stir than "semi-professional" 5Dm3 :)
C'mon guys, I'm already tired of refreshing  :P

I'm with you too.
The 5D is Canon's mass professionals commitment. The 1D is a small share of the market.

Here I go again. I have to sleep tuesday wednesday, thursday and wake up on friday; such a long sleep and I can't close an eye. :D

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: February 25, 2012, 02:40:42 AM »
The 35/2 is really good even at f2. I hope they don't break this gem.
With IS, the 35/2 will be a winner. Let's see the price still.
I was expecting 35/1.4 II too.
In the end, where are those two gems Canon ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: *BUSTED* 5D Mark III & 5D X Specs?
« on: February 19, 2012, 01:36:35 PM »
The 5D III (or 5Ds) should be the studio/landscape cam. That was the 5D line designed for. An AF with less then 19 points is logical.
A 5D X should be the sportier version: a 22-26 mpx, better AF (19 cross  points or 1Ds3 AF dunno) and better ISO.
I worte it many times, even if they put 61 points AF in this body from the 1D X they can put big limitations in other aspects, and there you have two roads for both lines. Think at the buffer, or fps, or the advanced menu for the AF. They can enable limits in every aspect.
Canon's strategy with 3 FF bodies it's flexible than Nikon's. Nikon doesn't have a D4 sensor in a D800 body.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]
« on: February 15, 2012, 11:10:16 AM »
Hmmm, something is fishy.
First things first: After 1D X I quess we will see 1Dx mark II, not 1D XI or 1D Mark V; X means extreme by the ISO and speed, etc. and now it's related to the fact that is full frame.

Second: If the next 5D is the lower mpx camera and is in the same line, extreme, then it should be called 5D X or even 3D. It is not a replacement of the 5D2.
It's logical then to keep the 5D2 on the market for the lower price and replace it sometime in late 2012. 5D mark III by my expectations has to be the highest mpx sensor in the lineup, more or less functions. It's the landscape, studio body. It's he 5D logical follower.

That being said it doesn't make sense the name of the french book 5D mark III.

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Canon General / Re: More Lens Suggestions [CR1]
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:35:02 AM »
Look at the 24-70. They put on the price and they cut on the performance, no IS.

The 24-70 never had IS, so how can that be a cut in performance?  As for the price, yes a few hundred dollars less would be nice, but at the same time by the sounds of it the optics of the lens are going to be great.  So that doesn't come cheap, unfortunately.

The expected 24-70 was with IS at least, as many of us wrote. The improvement in border area is justifying the increased price ? For me, not.
I quess when 24-70/2.8 III with IS will show you won't mind paying 3000$ on it just because it has something added.
I agree with a price increase because it's a new model and 2-300$ more is justified, so I have been with 1700 in my pocket for this, but 2300 is ridiculous.
Another thing, Nikkor 24-70 is around 1850. If they can do it don't you mind being fulled with 450$ more ??? I am.
Put it this way, Canon 24-105 is 1050$. Proportionally speaking the new 24-70, 2300$ it isn't justified. Make it 1300 or 1400 but the difference is pure marketing and I can see is that good done because some of us really think it's worth.

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Canon General / Re: More Lens Suggestions [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 02:16:49 PM »
As more as you wish a lens as much Canon will fail you. Look at the 24-70. They put on the price and they cut on the performance, no IS.
So if you want something then ssssssst, Canon is working on it. The surprise is guarantied.

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Canon General / Re: More Lens Suggestions [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 06:10:48 AM »
One thing is for sure: Canon rumors are quantum leap better then Canon launches. Big LOL.  ;D
Btw the lines, rumors don't materialize so often, as much as I wish.

The 35/1.4 II is on the top of my list for some time.
The 24-70 screwed with its price and lack of IS. Waitting for a big rebate, lower the price or 24-70 I or III. Not mentioning that I was expecting a larger focal distance; let's say 24-80.

The marketing man at Canon is completly dumb. Their strategy is more of keeping what they have, not evolving, not stilling market from Nikon, not to impress their loial customers. C'mon grandma! Nikon can do it, U don't ?

Let's look at their prime lenses lineup. I want to buy:
The 24 II exists and is very good. I'll buy it.
The 35 is god but not stellar compared to the 35/2.0 so it doesn't make much sense the L. The II is iminent.
The 50/1.4 it's lack of real USM and after 3 lenses tested the focus is little eratic and at f2.0 it's not that good. The Nikon counterpart is at least 1 step better.
The 50/1.2 is a big disappointment. The close focusing error; until f2.0 it's not up to an L. Sigma knows!
The 85/1.2 II - focusing speed and I said it all. The Nikon and Sigma are in a way better investments.
The 85/1.8 it's ok but not that good wide open.
The 135. We all are expecting IS on this as much as on every tele lens.

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Lenses / Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:49:40 AM »
24-70 was no.1 on my shopping list. But the price is huge. I cannot justify this amount.
Sorry Canon, next time maybe. You don't have a new 35/1.4, the 50/1.2 lacks sharpness wide open, the 85/1.2 lacks fast AF, but there is one parameter that is exponential rising, the price. Doesn't work for me.
I'm keeping an eye on Nikon's bodies. At least they are for the last years the pioneers. Now they have the first bigest FF sensor on the market. The optics line is all refreshed. All I need is a chopped D4 body.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D X or Mark III Specs & Release Date? [CR1]
« on: February 03, 2012, 05:57:17 AM »
Canon is carrying too much on what the others do.
Everything they've done in the last years was a strategy based on Nikon's strategy.
I'm sure they had the technological potential and I'm sure they do have and the next version when they release the actual one.
The proof is even the mirrorless system. They're the last.

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