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Messages - Chris Burch

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EOS Bodies / Re: Moire in the 1DX and 5D3
« on: June 12, 2013, 11:10:56 AM »
Thanks for the link to the LR info.  I knew I has seen a moire settings in there somewhere but hadn't thought about looking under the brush tool.  It seems to be doing decent job of at least removing the extra colors but the pattern still remains.  I'm having a terrible time of getting it to work the way it should too.  LR5 seems rather buggy to me so far.

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It's a different registration process than the CPS site.  However, I've been registered at both and still get nothing for firmware updates and product notices.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Moire in the 1DX and 5D3
« on: June 12, 2013, 09:47:16 AM »
I'm using the latest firmware on both cameras.

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EOS Bodies / Moire in the 1DX and 5D3
« on: June 12, 2013, 01:51:23 AM »
I shot a wedding last weekend and the grooms' suits are showing up with a crazy amount of moire that I haven't seen before.  I was shooting a 1DX and 5D3 with a 24-40 f/2.8II and a 70-200 f/2.8II with natural light and flash and saw moire in every combination.  Here is a sample with the 1DX and 24-70 with flash.  Any thoughts on avoiding/correcting it?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« on: June 05, 2013, 01:33:19 PM »
Darn...was hoping those shots came from the Sigma lens because they are exceptionally sharp.  Oh well...please let us know how the Sig compares to the big Canon primes.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Oops, opened CF card door too soon...
« on: June 03, 2013, 04:01:29 PM »
Have you tried formatting it with a computer yet?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware Canon EOS-1D X
« on: June 03, 2013, 04:00:37 PM »
I shot a mitzvah and a wedding this weekend with an upgraded 1DX and a 600EX-RT flash with mostly low-light setting and I can confirm a substantial improvement with the speed of autofocus lock.  It's soooo nice to have make my subjects wait any more for that painful pause while the camera locks in focus.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« on: May 31, 2013, 01:58:52 PM »
Are there any reviews posted for the new version of this lens?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware Canon EOS-1D X
« on: May 30, 2013, 10:29:32 AM »
Finally!  I had just posted a complaint about this on the Canon Forum site at the beginning of the week.  I have a wedding and a mitzvah this weekend so I'll be able to put the upgrade through its paces and will post an update.  The 5D3 auto-focus fix works wonderfully, so I am very optimistic about this one.

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Link from yesterday that shows that there is an update for 1DX

http://www.cameraegg.org/canon-eos-1d-x-1d-mark-iv-and-1ds-mark-iii-firmware-update-now-available-for-download/#comments

But are not available yet for Mac
shows like for Windows users only, and also giving me 404 errors

That got me very excited, but alas...there is no update posted for Windows either.  Either the article is just wrong or Canon pulled it.  Did you actually see an update posted at some point?

It irritates the snot out of me that this fix has been available for the 5D3 for more than a month now, but still isn't published for the higher end model.  Meanwhile Canon seems to be focused on new lens sales more than fixing performance issues in their flagship photo DSLR.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: AF - one shot with 5dmkIII or 1dx
« on: May 22, 2013, 01:38:24 PM »
I'm confused by some of these responses and I think you're getting bad information.  The AF selection points and AF mode are independent.  The expansion points work perfectly fine in One Shot -- it's your personal preference on how useful/effective the extra points are for your shooting needs.  For however many point are selected the camera will lock focus on the activated point (or points) it determines is the most ideal candidate based on distance, contrast and whatever other mojo is going on the in the AF chip.  I typically use a 9-pt square for focus and if the point lights up off of the face of my subject I just recompose -- I very rarely hit focus on the background.  This works great for me when shooting events because I just need to get a point to lock anywhere on face.

For switching modes, you can do so in less than a second on the 5D3 using custom modes...I do it all of the time without missing a beat.  Once you get used the the action to switch modes, the dial isn't bad at all.  On the 1DX, you have no excuses to complain.  Using the custom route as Neuro suggested is nearly instantaneous.  You can even tell the camera how many modes to toggle through, so you aren't wasting button pushes.  Additionally, and more in line with what someone mentioned with the DOF button, you can assign either of the custom buttons to activate Servo while pushed and return to One-shot when released.  I have configuration on my 1DX with the other custom button set to toggle between my current AF point selection and all points active, so i can very quickly expand to all points to catch a moving subject.

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Lighting / Re: Stands made for assistant carry/point?
« on: May 03, 2013, 01:29:28 PM »
I use this expanding painter pole with the Kacey Pole Adapter Neuro mentioned above.  It has a padded handle, one-button expansion lock and is very light...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Shur-Line-Easy-Reach-60-in-Adjustable-Extension-Pole-06570L/100534761?N=ary0


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Doesn't the 4-minute timer drain the heck out of your batteries?

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Something is wrong with your camera.  Nothing about the firmware should have changed shutter noise.  I upgraded this week and shot 2 gigs, all in the silent shutter mode and didn't notice any change whatsoever.  On my 5D3 I only shoot in the silent mode, so I'm very familiar with the sound.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« on: May 02, 2013, 02:03:27 PM »
I shot 2 gigs last night with quite low lighting levels and can confirm the 5D3 AF lock while using IR focus assist is MUCH faster after the 1.2.1 firmware upgrade.  It seems almost half the time to lock, so it's a VERY welcome improvement.

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