The Yongnuo RF-603 triggers work as well. I'm using two sets to fire off a 430EX II and the 600EX-RT. Cheap price and they double as wireless shutter releases.
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From what I'm reading above I think I'm having issues with my 5DMK3 and 600EX-RT.
When using Av/Tv modes the camera chooses settings without taking into account the flash (flash is set to ETTL mode). At first I wondered why my shots were blurry then looked at the exif data and the shots were taken @ 1/8th
I need to do some more testing but is anyone else experiencing this?
I think you can stop testing. There is no 'issue' here, other than user error. What you state is normal in Av mode - exposure metering ignores the flash because the intent is to expose the ambient (background) properly, then your flash fires a pre-flash which determines the flash power needed to properly illuminate the subject (ETTL). If you want a faster shutter speed, in the flash control menu you can set the shutter speed in Av mode to 1/200-1/60 s or 1/200 s fixed (instead of the default, which is Auto). See p. 192 of your manual, or p. 363 where this exact 'problem' is addressed in the troubleshooting guide. Changing that setting to a faster shutter speed will mean more of the light will be coming from the flash, which means the background will be underexposed, etc.)
Note, you state this occurs in Av/Tv mode - if you're getting 1/8 s exposures in Tv mode without setting that shutter speed yourself (which is the point of Tv mode - you, not the camera, are setting the shutter speed), you do indeed have an issue.
Sorry... I don't see the option to vote for no watermark, because people who use watermarks are
retardederr umm not bright.
You should scale down to an undesirable print resolution that would look good on screen and use exif data as mentioned previously. Otherwise you might as well go with DEAD CENTER and be crappy like that. Please take note of how many REAL professionals do that (Hint: None). If you are a middle aged photographer/soccer mom I can see how a watermark can be appealing.
Why not post a link to the other topic so that others can find it.
BTW, mine seems amazingly good so far.
There have been a flurry of posts since the Mk3's hit people's hands of either problems or soft images. Until reading these posts I would have never thought of checking a sensor for dead pixels by shooting images with the lens cap on.
So I wanted to ask, in what ways do you test a new camera body for functionality? Any other checks you routinely perform like the dead pixel test above? Do you always do an AFMA with each lens in a closed environment?
Before concluding there are dead pixels, be sure the sensor is clean, as a speck of dust can look just like a dead pixel. A brand new camera shouldn't have dirt/dust on the sensor, but it could happen. Cleaning up a dirty sensor is relatively easy, whereas dealing with a truly dead pixel is a much more serious issue.
I use LensAlign MkII for AFMA, but it is a tedious process that requires careful setup and patience. Prime lenses are easier to do than zooms, as most cameras host only one AFMA setting. The new 1DX and 5D3 have separate W (wide) and T (tele) settings that supposedly improve the overall calibration at intermediate focal lengths. I'm due to get my 5D3 on 4/2 and will be testing out my new 24-105 as well as my EF 70-300 DO lens.
It would be nice if there was a way to make people search. Perhaps a big hint was dropped and it was missed.
No it was not the 500th thread about what people thought.I made a poll for this already maybe thats why? not sure though
It was a poll about frequency of issues (if any) that people have been complaining about with their 5Dmk3. I'm interested in what issues I should be aware of when my preorder arrives and if it was just a select few.
Guess I also assumed I'd at least get a message as to why the post was deleted.