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what paul said. they should give us an hdmi cable for hooking the camera up to a tv directly as the composite jack looks like crap. anyway, have no fear, your video probably looks just fine, you just need to either view the files directly on a computer, get an hdmi cable, or burn the files to a disc to view them on your tv. assuming your tv is capable of HD, and nearly everything is now. again like paul said, unless you shoot video in you tv's actual resolution your monitor will convert it to what i can display, and that reduces quality. sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.

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Landscape / Re: Perseid Meteor Shower. Share your photos.
« on: August 13, 2012, 08:29:01 AM »
I wasn't able to get out for any shots this year, but i too have shots of the ISS. That's currently my thing. As for focusing, the first time i manually set it to infinity then dialed it back the slightest bit. it was okay, but i've gotten better results leaving it at infinity. i'd like to try manually focusing using the magnified live view, but i'm either so hard pressed for time, or i actually forget that my camera can do it. the the 5dmk3 is my current camera. the 5d had been my most current camera and i forget about some of the bells and whistles i now have access to. I've mostly been shooting around f2.8/f4 iso800 30sec, usually always to the stop at the wide end of my 16-35. I adjust for clouds and ambient light and stuff. when i want longer exposures i use my kitchen timer! I just can't bring myself to drop another dime on something like that(the fancy timer release), besides at 30sec+ what's the difference between 40 seconds or 42?I've been back and forth for a long while now about selling my 16-35 to fund a 24mm 1.4, but so far haven't as there are lots of things the zoom can do that the 24 can't. either way it's a compromise, and so far i've just stayed put. so if i post a few ISS shots here under the meteor heading i won't get a spanking?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How rugged is my 5D Mkiii?
« on: August 08, 2012, 06:57:14 PM »
i'm not sure how tough the 5dmk3 is, but it feels pretty tough. I good bit tougher than my 5dmk1, yet totally sissy next to my 1dmk2. I've seen the 7d subjected to lots of stuff, like the above video and lots of cold and practically being encased in snow. Yet I've read many reports of 5dmk2's that died with only a slight mist in the air.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: FoCal likes the mk3 AF
« on: August 03, 2012, 09:25:30 PM »
i'm right there with you, I've pc desktops and mac laptops. 50x focal length? not with my desktop.

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i'm picturing you in the dark on a boat with your camera on a tripod trying to focus on a fish in the black water.   if that is the case i'm afraid that's just never going to happen. not until they use some other focusing methods at least. B&H and Adorama are awesome, and i don't blame you for trying to return the gear, but at this point that's pretty much insane to think that they should take it back. That ship has long since sailed. I really have no idea what the shooting conditions are like, but you probably just need some lights. I couple Alien Bees einsteins( FWI a shoe mounted flash is about 60Watt seconds for comparison with every doubling of power netting you a "stop")with their lithium power supply cost almost nothing compared to the 23k you dropped on the rest of your gear. if you are in the dark it'll make more of an impact on your photos than whatever camera/lens/etc you're running.   23k=1dx+some flashes+? 
  really, this does sound like interesting stuff though. night fishing and photography that is.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Lens Help: 16-35mm or 17-40mm for video?
« on: July 29, 2012, 08:05:15 PM »
so you are planning on using the 24-105 on the 5d, but you feel that you want something even wider. wider for what, the crop frame camera, or the 5d or both? are you sure 24mm on FF isn't wide enough for you? is f4 fast enough? want to loose IS to go wider/faster? Personally if i was in a dark enviro doing interviews with your gear i'd think about a 50mm 1.4 and or lights. ... since you have the 50mm 1.8 probably lights. yeah, i probably didn't help you any. sorry.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 29, 2012, 07:52:28 PM »
I really appreciate what your doing here, but unless i'm mistaken and i could very well be, isn't f22 well into the effects of diffraction? isn't the 1dx's diffraction limiting aperture a bit smaller than the others in this test? Does that give it a bit of an advantage? Personally i doubt there is much in it in terms of IQ,  but under a scope the 5dmk3 should squeak out a win. But if the camera isn't focused, isn't even there due to the conditions, or just plain isn't fast enough to get the shot everything else is meaningless, and on that accord i'm sure the 1dx get's it done. I am very surprised to read how the 1dx's focusing is either the same, or something on the order of 15% faster. That's weird as my 1dmk2 is like an alcohol dragster compared to my 5dmk3. Oh it misses from time to time, but while the 5dmk3 is (relatively) slowly changing the focus to the correct setting, the 1dmk2 just jumps right there. like it didn't adjust, it just went directly to the correct focus position. bang! Then again it's lost in low light while my 5d and 5dmk3 are much better. Thanks again for your efforts here, i bet many eyes are on this thread.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 27, 2012, 11:36:37 PM »
scantily clad ... sorry, i couldn't help myself. I don't have any special requests, thanks for doing this.

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I've read that with the d800 you need the best lenses to really reap the rewards of all those megapickles. I guess that's probably true. I've read and seen tests showing it's very good noise performance. Cool. But I've also read that you need to go over the 1x focal length "rule". Something like 2x or i even read 3x somewhere. wow. Is this proving true? It just seems to me that if those new "rules" are correct, i would think that many times i would have to bump up my ISO settings to deal with that. So i could possibly be running a stop or 2 higher than i would using something else. like a 5dmk3 or whatever camera of less resolution. That would really change things. Now that could be wrong and everything is just peachy at 1x focal length. That's fine too. No agenda here. I'm mostly a Canon shooter and I've never thought about swapping. I'm just curious about this stuff.
  BTW- I didn't know where to post this. i hope this is a suitable place.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why 18MP???
« on: July 27, 2012, 10:55:14 PM »
well, i'm sure all they really care about is moving product. but yeah.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 27, 2012, 10:47:29 PM »
I haven't used a 1dx but from my exp with my 5dmk3 and older 1d bodies I imagine that what (que the haters) kenrockwell has just said is correct.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/comparisons/5d-mkiii-vs-1dx.htm
If it's more detail that you are after, hopefully you will get it from the members here.

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Lighting / Re: When do you use spot metering?
« on: July 25, 2012, 08:27:27 PM »
I don't use spot metering, and with the instant feedback of an LCD i don't know why anyone would. I really don't know why i would want it linked to differing AF points either. But i'm weird....

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Canon General / Re: "Time for a Change at Canon?" -Barons
« on: July 25, 2012, 06:46:57 PM »
I didn't bother to read it, but if the guy who manned the ship from 96-02 is back, nikon headquarters at large probably soiled themselves at that news. As Awinphoto said and unless you where around back then you just might not fully understand how much Canon OWNED nikon, and the rest of the field really. Nikons offerings were very far behind the curve for a long time. I know it's larger than one man, and for all I know this guy wasn't the driving force behind Canon's innovations, but maybe...

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Portrait / Re: Meet Damaris (PNSFW)
« on: July 23, 2012, 07:43:27 PM »
While i hear what aglet is saying, i like what you did there and wouldn't change a thing.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Is the future of DSLRs FF only?
« on: July 15, 2012, 10:23:02 PM »
Put me down for crop frame cameras being a future oddity from digital's beginning. Sure sensors will get better, and some will get smaller but i would think that larger will always be better in many ways, except price. And that's why they were made, so people could actually afford a dslr. And the high end ef-s lenses desings are pushing forward! that's sillly. Besides it's not like crop frame cameras are exactly small little pocket models, that's what mirrorless and cell phone are for. I've got an old 1/2 frame 35mm film camera perhaps from the 60's, i can't recall. One day the 1.6 crop dslr will sit next to it on my shelf. 

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