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Ok, I'm feeling pretty dumb right now.  ???-I went to the Canon website to load the new firmware to my computer. The only thing coming up an update procedure PDF. Is the firmware hiding in there somewhere. Help would be appreciated:) Thanks in advance!
So go here:
In the first drop list select the OS.
In the next drop list select the version

Next click the Firmware link below.

Now under "File Description" you will see "EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.1 [<Operating system>]".
Click it.

That will lead to a Disclaimer and an End User License Agreement and a button that reads "I Agree - Begin Download" (I would not have capitalized "A", "B" and "D" - but then that is me...). Click it to download the firmware.

Hope this helps.

Site Information / Re: Membership Approval Now Required
« on: May 11, 2013, 12:31:11 PM »

I mean, I never bought or used Nikon. So what do I know of the colour of the lens?

That should give you a gold plated approval already ... Stop messing about with those captchas. ;D
The captchas are cool. It is these darned trick questions that get me... :)

So if asked "what is 2 and 2" the best answer is "it depends" (and that works for most questions too - try it out - you would be surprised...)

So is this an arithmetic question, is it a binary logic question, or is it just messing with your mind? I can elaborate - the answers are:
A.  4
B.  2
C.  22

See, It is hard to answer such questions...

Lenses / Re: Lens Not Focusing
« on: May 11, 2013, 12:21:42 PM »
1) Confirmation tone focus in manual or auto mode. When a signal is try to open the aperture and maximum use sunlight outdoors or infrared light external flash. 2) Clean the contact lens with the body, flip through the manual-auto switch on the lens a few times, rotate the dial aperture in manual mode a few times, may have dust on any contacts. 3) Turn off the camera, remove the battery, hold the body without the adapter, and then insert the battery, turn the camera (reboot). 4) Try a different lens.(Google english)
OKO-SAN has a point. If it is electrical contact related...

Would like to know how it gets resolved. And then there always is Canon service centers...

Lenses / Re: Lens Not Focusing
« on: May 11, 2013, 12:19:07 PM »
is the lens cap off?
LOL! Really! The poor guy is having a bad day. Don't pick on him. :)

Good one though. Made me laugh.

Lenses / Re: Lens Not Focusing
« on: May 11, 2013, 03:54:03 AM »
All three responses are gems. You need to check your lens behaviour with respect to each of these responses.

Site Information / Re: Membership Approval Now Required
« on: May 11, 2013, 03:35:23 AM »
Man I am glad I registered when I did! I went to the register page to check out the captcha and questions and I am guessing I would have flunked!

I mean, I never bought or used Nikon. So what do I know of the colour of the lens? I could guess - they are the dark side so may be dark grey or black?  ;D

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 11, 2013, 03:21:38 AM »
jrista.....by the power not vested in me, you are hearby awarded the photographers Purple Star for injuries sustained in the line of duty ;D


I think this would make a cool thread..."What I had to go through to get the shot"
I would like to wade and make my way through all that stuff to get the shot but I'm always worried about these...

I saw one grab a huge Great Blue Heron a few weeks back and in one fell swoop, it was gone!
Wow! Thankfully none of those kind of creatures were at the lake that I went to :)

I guess the 100-400 helps ;)

Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 10, 2013, 01:54:13 PM »
however, I am willing to bet that the circular cap shows up rectangular... ;)

I bet if you used the 8-15 set to 8mm, you'd get a blacker black circle in the middle, and the vignette would look gray...  :o
That could be, but it is a corner case - boundary condition - whatever...
Sure is a slow year for DSLR bodies isn't it? ;)

Canon General / Re: new canon lens caps
« on: May 10, 2013, 12:56:26 PM »
:D finally got'em :P

now that you have had the new lens caps for a while, what are the advantages?  disadvantages?
I thought that the high points were:
  • No need to grow nails to extreme lengths
  • A picture with that cap on shows up black - however, I am willing to bet that the circular cap shows up rectangular... ;)

Site Information / Re: Membership Approval Now Required
« on: May 10, 2013, 12:48:08 PM »
Thanks for keeping this site as "clean" as possible.

+1 Thank you administrators and moderators. You're doing a really good job.
+10,000,000 and more.

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:12:13 PM »
well It was not  about the motive , it was about  that you can dig out information from one raw file with out banding and noise.
Sorry, I thought you were sharing a picture you made. My mistake... Please convey it to the photographer. I think he could learn and deliver great stuff if only he figured out geometry (3D geometry)...

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:00:00 PM »
Raw , one exposure, d800+200/2.0 at 4.0
Raw , one exposure, d800+200/2.0 at 4.0
Great picture! I like the orangish tone. However, and I am sure you figured that there was going to be a "however"... :)

The sun is on the first third (from the left), the first building (from the left) that has a chimney starts on the next third, the horizon is smack-bam right in the center! The top member of the bridge forms a boring straight line that runs along with the horizon. So what is it that you are trying to convey pictorially, except for the colour orange? And there are these branches on the top to the right of the picture - they distract me.

I was not there, hence, I could be very off in my suggestion. However (yes, another count of that word...), if I were you, I would go further up, past the bridge, then frame the picture without the chimneys and with the sun on either the first or second one-thirds position. AND the horizon would not be ambivalent - 50-50. It would frame either more sky, or water depending on  what looked better.

But then that is just me...

I hope that helps.

Street & City / Re: San Francisco Long Exposure Cityscapes!
« on: May 08, 2013, 12:00:56 PM »

The second shot is awesome in terms of the reflections but I feel there's something ever so slightly awkward about the crop. I cant quite put my finger on it.
I like the second one because it makes the bridge look very dainty and elegant. I think it is the contrast of light and darkness that attracts me to the picture. Do you feel about the crop because it breaks the rule of thirds? I like it because it breaks that rule. I think the other thing is that a catenary is indeed a thing of beauty and this picture highlights that.

Looking again I think it might be that there's too much sky above the bridge for my taste and that has the effect of reducing the impact of the bridge and reflection... Perhaps its the small size of the picture. It might look awesome as a 40 inch print....
Yes I think it would. Like I said it broke the rule of the thirds. May be it needed to be taken with a shallower angle to the water to get some more reflection and then cut off some of the sky... Another thought came to me - the lighting is how we would have seen it so that may add to our liking it...

They should make a camera
I second that. And with stretched DR ;)

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