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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 04, 2013, 02:55:10 AM »
Decided to work on my Portrait skills.

5DMK III 85 f/1.2, Shot @ f/4.5 & 1/160th ISO320
Love it, from where?

Went out yesterday with a Local Photographer to a Village in the Mountains behind Jakarta, been living here & Singapore for 26 years never bothered, wrong decision.

5DMK III 85f/1.2, Shot @ f/4 & 1/160th ISO160
Excellent shots eml! The lighting is perfect. So how much was being wagered on the cockfight? :)

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Hi

I am considering buying Focal for my 5DM3 and soon (I hope) new 1Dx.  Lens range from 14mm through 500MM IS original version, plus zoom, ....

As I look at the difference between Plus and Pro I notice that Pro adds bells and whistles (save charts, watch analysis as it progresses), plus some unspecified tools "more control over the camera setup, ... and the addition of several other tests: Aperture Sharpness, AF Consistency, Dust Analysis and the MultiPoint Focus Test."

Does these add with MicroFocus adjustments or more diagnostics about the lens.  Since I have had the lens for a while, I can not exchange them for better copies at the local camera store.  Do the additional tests help or are they simply expensive bells and whistles.

Thanks
I asked the same question many months back and ended up buying the pro. The charting helps me understand how the lens is doing at various settings. I have not yet used some of the other features. If I can locate the thread I will repost. I am sure Mt Spokane and neuro will chime in. Their comments were helpful. I think briansquibb commented too.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Google Glass
« on: May 03, 2013, 11:28:40 PM »
So when will you be allowed to share the pictures you take?


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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 03, 2013, 10:09:57 PM »
Shutterwideshut, Chuck, lovely pictures!

Bornshooter, there seems to be a problem with your AF. The loch is completely out of focus. ;)


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Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx
Not long. May be about 10 minutes. Why do you ask? I did not note the time.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 03, 2013, 09:19:54 PM »
Great pictures krob.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 03, 2013, 08:24:47 AM »
Well it was on APS-C so its more like 80mm. You could also sit next to the tiger and let ur friends take photos of that for like 3 us dollars. I didnt want to do that cuz cats are my gods so it felt really wrong to me.  but yeah im wondering also what they gonna do if the tiger gets angry? perhaps it was declawed :(
Don't forget a smack from the paw could break your neck if it wanted to! Declawed means very little really...

The picture looks good. However, I wonder how strong that brass thingie is...

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Software & Accessories / Video editing software
« on: May 01, 2013, 12:28:26 PM »
Hi,

Looking for guidance from the folks who shoot video. Some months back I bought a video editing software called "VideoPad Video Editor" from NCH software http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html. While it works for me, I am looking for other options. I do not do any professional stuff - mostly "documenting" stuff like storytelling sessions or the once in a blue moon hawk fight etc. Nothing that gets me money. But that is not the point. I'd like to know what you guys use on the windows platform. Yup! My name is rpt and I am a windowsaholic! :)

OK, to the serious stuff. What am I looking for:
  • What kind of video shooting do you do? Wedding, Sports, News, BIF, Cheeta sprints - etc.
  • What video editing software do you use?
  • Why you like your video editing software?
  • What are the cons for that software?

I have been using Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ for sound editing - have converted many LP records (over 50 with another may be 75 or so to go) to digital form using this open source software. I think it is great! It is free and guess what? It never crashed on me! Ever! And mind you I am on the Windows platform! OK, so the question:
Is there any decent open source program for video editing?

I guess this is it. Look forward to your informative responses. I have got many for my questions on this forum.

Thanks in advance :)

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After reading about some batteries not being detected correctly, I checked all mine. All ok there. It recognised all three. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:16:39 AM »
Secretary Bird. Looking slightly ruffled.
Cheers Brian
Wow! "No peectures darling!"  ;)

Can't see EXIF on the iPad. What did you use to shoot it?

I feel I need a sharper lens than the 100-400L for birds. Hopefully the new 100-400 will not be beyond $2500! Otherwise I don't see much else I can get except for the 70-300L or the 300L  :(

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:09:00 AM »
First shot: Masked Lapwing, shoot with 1DX paired 300 f/4 @ 5.6.
2nd Shot: Eagle with 1D Mk IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS
3rd shot: Wild Turkey shoot 1D MK IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS


EOS 1DX, EOS M with EF 35 1.4 L, EF 40 2.8, EF 50 1.4, EF 85 1.2 II L, EF 100 2.8 L IS, EF 135 2 L, EF 300 4 L IS, EF 24-70 2.8 II L, EF 70-200 2.8 II L IS, EF 2x III, EF 25mm, EF-M 18-55 IS, EF-M 22, 600 EX -RT, 270 EX II, EX 90
Good shots! Is the shot of the eagle a 100% crop?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:00:41 AM »
This is a shot of a hawk in my garden. shot with the 5D3, 100-400L+1.4x @400 so effective 560mm. Yes, I upgraded last night! Yay! I have not AFMAed it yet so this was shot with live view. The settings were f8, 1/800, ISO 1600. You will notice that he has had a drink of water in the garden as well. :)
So I assume you superglued him to a branch? I've had quite a few hawks in our garden (lots of small Birds in our garden so its inevitable that the hawks hunt there), no matter how slowly and quietly I try to get in position, they are off. I guess my only chance would be if I was sitting there when one landed.
Its certainly a great shot.
Cheers Brian
Thanks, I wish I had bird whispering skills like some of you guys. No birds eat out of my hand... :)

It has been a hot few days. Been touching 40 C here (104 F). We have two earthenware dishes filled with water in the garden and all kinds of birds, stray cats etc. drink from them. Mr. Hawk had just had a drink and was ambling towards the house. I took the picture through our drawing room window. He was so close that I could not frame the whole bird @400 with the 1.4x multiplier and he is not a particularly big bird! He was may be 4 to 4.5 mtr from me.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 01, 2013, 03:17:26 AM »
This is a shot of a hawk in my garden. shot with the 5D3, 100-400L+1.4x @400 so effective 560mm. Yes, I upgraded last night! Yay! I have not AFMAed it yet so this was shot with live view. The settings were f8, 1/800, ISO 1600. You will notice that he has had a drink of water in the garden as well. :)



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This is a shot of a hawk in my garden. shot with the 5D3, 100-400L+1.4x @400 so effective 560mm. I have not yet AFMAed it yet so this was shot with live view. The settings were f8, 1/800, ISO 1600. You will notice that he has had a drink of water in the garden as well. :)



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