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I read that the 1DX has the 100000 RGB Metering while the 5D3 reuse the 63 dual layers from the 7D.
I wonder if anyone has more info on this.

1) How does it affect image quality or
2) Does it just affect the exposure metering?

1Dx is the best sports/action camera ever made. 5D3 is a poor man's 1Dx that has neither speed nor IQ.


Software & Accessories / Re: External HDD for backups
« on: August 18, 2013, 01:30:59 PM »
currently i have one HD in my computer in a 5.25 bay in a "trayless" removable thingy, and i have a secondary HD sitting on my desk. The second HD actually sits in a HD cloning device as the "target" drive, and every week or so i pull a lever in my main HD enclosure and slap it in the cloner, and i clone it to the secondary. If my main HD ever drops dead i'll be up and running at full speed within maybe 30seconds. Then i'd just use it as the main and buy another secondary. I know it's not perfect, but it's easy, with no monthly backup fees, and i could easily knock out another clone and have it offsite if i wanted. I also post nearly everything on my flickr account, so i consider myself pretty well covered.

BTW- i've got a copy of norton ghost and i can't get it to work properly.

Though I am really not one to talk since my company name is Dirty Sanchez Photography, but my acronym is DSP... so not nearly as awful.

no.... no... ? really? dirty sanchez? get out. well, you have sense of humor.

Canon General / Re: Should I get into this industry?
« on: August 17, 2013, 09:59:23 PM »
i wouldn't suggest photography as a job to anyone. well, not anyone i cared for. I'm also against turning something you like to do into a job. it sounds good, but in reality it's not. not in my exp anyway. photography isn't my 9-5. i dislike my 9-5 and i think i want to keep it that way.

Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 01:43:27 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 versus Photoshop Elements 11
« on: August 11, 2013, 10:36:05 PM »
I use PSE for cloning, panos, dust removal and a couple other little things, and DXO for everything else. I shoot RAW. a friend of mine is always pushing me to get lightroom but i can do everything i've ever dreamed of doing to a photo, so i just don't see the need. he like sorting files by camera and focal length and if your into that sort of weird stuff i hear LR is just the ticket.

Street & City / Re: Reprimanded for a photograph
« on: August 09, 2013, 01:31:40 PM »
sweet sweet dubai.

BTW- that photo is making me randy !  ;)

Technical Support / Re: Tripod and Tripod Head Question
« on: August 04, 2013, 12:42:19 PM »
i wouldn't disagree with what has been said here, but for some reason i thought i'd add that if 30degrees is enough movement for you, and you don't have any certain need for an AS plate ( load balancing or whatever) AND if 35.4 inches folded length isn't a problem for you, you might want to give this a look. i very much like mine.  so if you are cool with the points i just mentioned, you won't even need a ballhead, or plates, and you could consider yourself that much richer!

actually, just remembered that i think they offer the same thing in a 3 section version, so the closed length is less so if that's you only hangup consider it solved. i don't think it's stocked in the USA, but from what i've seen they sell direct, and ship very quickly. also going direct gives you extra options like a 3/8 camera stud instead of 1/4 if you like, and different finishes. anyway....

damn, just realized that i used loctite on my camera plates. well, i'll probably never need to remove them anyway, but i bet they'll still come undone if needed. oh well. actually, by the time i'm ready to offload my 5d, the plate might be worth more than the camera. funny digital...

I don't know, and i bet so.  they are to me anyway;D

Canon General / anyone here?
« on: July 26, 2013, 08:54:01 PM »
sure it's nikon but i've got some stuff made by people other than canon. sometimes i even use it!
 seriously, is this rig nuts? I've never seen anything like it.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm 1.4 lens chicken...
« on: July 25, 2013, 09:23:38 PM »
i haven't found any quirks on my 5d or 5dmk3. all good.

in the market for a manfrotto 150prob? i've got a minty one i need to get out of here.

i just popped in to see how this was going, and from what i can see the most entertaining aspect of this thread are the sweet "princess bride" lines. neuro, you are the man.

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