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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5dM3 dual card write speed results
« on: May 06, 2012, 09:23:49 AM »
Hi Spokane,

IMO most people format their memory cards with their camera. I formatted the cards in camera, did the test, looked at the results, used the camera to format the cards again, and then did the test again. 6 tests in total (2 for each group).
This is how I tested the cards and came up with the write speeds that I believe most people can expect for the cards listed above when using them in real world situations.

-MS


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5dM3 dual card write speed results
« on: May 05, 2012, 10:41:12 PM »
Sure thing. I know I had told somebody I would test this in a different post. Better late than never! :)



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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5dM3 dual card write speed results
« on: May 05, 2012, 05:24:16 PM »
I did some 5dm3 testing and came up with some write speeds for the SanDisk memory cards. Full size raw for all tests. High speed continuous.

The cards I used
SD: http://amzn.to/IxaUC2
CF: http://amzn.to/KrRKE4


Dual CF/SD
1 through 14: 0.225 seconds each
Image 15: 0.6 seconds
Image 16 and higher: 1.35 seconds

CF only
Images 1 through 20: 0.225 seconds each
Images 21 and higher: 0.55 seconds each

SD only
Images 1 through 15: 0.225 seconds each
Images 16 and higher: 1.3 seconds each

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Lenses / Re: best lenses for 7d
« on: April 30, 2012, 09:10:25 AM »
My two cents


sports
best value: http://amzn.to/JWcKQ8
step up: http://amzn.to/IJ4Wyr
ultimate $$: http://amzn.to/K2V2qN


general use
best value: http://amzn.to/IgLbO0
step up: http://amzn.to/IirDtS


extras
memory card: http://amzn.to/H9lK3W
great, great bargain buy: http://amzn.to/Io2OiP   
great value portrait: http://amzn.to/Jw9yLt
a random bit of absolute fun: http://amzn.to/JvlU7I

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I am an Av shooter as well. Both the images above were shot in Av.
The aperture is linked to the metering system. I was doing some nerdy exposure practice with the Z50 when I took those images. I shot several images stopped down as well. I used exposure compensation in matrix and spot metering modes. No issues at all.

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Same settings as above, but this one is processed.
5dm3, Zeiss 50 2.0, f2.0.


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Here is an example of the bokeh for you. Right out of camera, no processing. It was windy and this is handheld. Obviously f2.0 is too shallow to be doing a flower shot like this - I was checking what kind of backgrounds I would get with this lens.
5dm3, Zeiss 50 2.0 MP, shot at f/2.0.

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This post is right up my alley!
I'm using a 5dm3 and within the past two weeks...

I sold this: http://amzn.to/I6Gcpg
And bought this: http://amzn.to/JvlU7I


I love the Zeiss 50 MP.

If you aren't doing fast action photography, don't think twice about not having AF. I had the same concern before buying and I can honestly say that I am actually glad that I have a lens without AF. That may seem like an odd statement, but having no AF slows things down and forces you to think about what you are doing. It makes you a better photographer.
You still get focus confirmation, so you don't have to guess or anything like that. Having a real distance scale is awesome as well. For example, f8 gives you focus from 5 meters to infinity. You don't need to look at anything, just set it and leave it.
Image quality is awesome. Build is awesome. When you open the box there is even a quality control slip that is signed.
Anyway, I highly recommend the Zeiss 50 2.0.

Let me know if you have any other questions and I'll be glad to help.

-MS


PS - I didn't not care for the 50 1.4. It was fine on a cropped sensor, but once I got it on a full frame I started to hate it.
Focus was not consistent - even on a tripod. Bad chromatic issues wide open. The usual complaints.


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Software & Accessories / Re: FoCal for PC only!?!?!?!?!?
« on: April 23, 2012, 02:46:36 PM »
Neuro is correct, they are working on a Mac version that is...


"...coming along but we want to make sure we've got a codebase that allows Mac and PC development simultaneously.  We're hoping to get the first Mac version out around June."


-MS

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: $10,000 what should i buy?
« on: April 23, 2012, 02:40:07 PM »
Camera: http://amzn.to/Izy7p6

Normal range lens: http://amzn.to/I4lgLF

Zoom lens: http://amzn.to/K2V2qN

Wide angle: http://amzn.to/K2VcP2

Zeiss 50mm*: http://amzn.to/JvlU7I

Flash: http://amzn.to/I616Ey


*This lens will literally improve your skills as a photographer. It slows you down and forces you to think about things. Highly highly recommended.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Batteries....
« on: April 23, 2012, 02:28:02 PM »
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Was that "sold by / ships from Amazon" or was it from a 3rd party vendor selling on Amazon Marketplace?  I'd assume the latter.
3rd party fulfilled by Amazon. Shouldn't matter. Amazon put their name on the sale, the price was the normal price - which is overpriced for a battery, Amazon charged me, and Amazon refunded the money.

Sorry, but it completely does matter. Sold by Amazon means just that; Amazon is an authorized Canon dealer.  Here's what Amazon says about their marketplace:

Amazon Merchants and Marketplace sellers are independent sellers* who offer a variety of new and used merchandise. When buying from a seller, your order is fulfilled directly by the seller, who also handles all customer service

Translation: anyone can be a vendor on Amazon, and Amazon is merely handling the payment process, much like PayPal does.  If you're looking for a genuine Canon hand strap, you can find about 100 counterfeit Versions from sellers on Amazon marketplace.  Fortunately for you, like PayPal, Amazon does offer a recourse if the seller turns out to be a fraud.

I disagree.
Paypal doesn't sell anything. They are a payment processing company - a crappy one at that.

Amazon lists items on their site that are for sale. Just because some asterisk written in 8-point font on page 12 paragraph C gives them a get out of jail free doesn't mean it should not matter. It tarnishes their name when something bought through their site is fake.


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The thread asks about a wireless trigger for a 5DM3.
The responses are talking about 580s, 600s, ETTL, etc.

Is the OP looking for a trigger for the 5D - as the thread title suggests, or a trigger for off camera flash?


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Software & Accessories / Re: Batteries....
« on: April 23, 2012, 08:51:18 AM »
Quote
Was that "sold by / ships from Amazon" or was it from a 3rd party vendor selling on Amazon Marketplace?  I'd assume the latter.

3rd party fulfilled by Amazon. Shouldn't matter. Amazon put their name on the sale, the price was the normal price - which is overpriced for a battery, Amazon charged me, and Amazon refunded the money.


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You can check the hologram on the package, etc., but some have reported getting counterfeit batteries in re-sealed OEM packaging.  Counterfeiters are clever.  If the 'ok price' is a good deal, it's almost certainly in the 'too good to be true' category...

Packaging was perfect. Correct hologram and all. Didn't notice anything was wrong until I actually held the battery in my hand.


-MS

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Software & Accessories / Re: Batteries....
« on: April 22, 2012, 11:30:56 PM »
So I take it there's no way to verify if these are real or not?

My fake was pretty obvious. 3 reasons:

1. It weighed less - I could tell right away when I took it out of the box.
2. The sticker on the back was not properly placed in the groove where it belongs.
3. Minor detail.....it didn't work. Wouldn't even charge.

-MS

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How much distance do you need?

If you're simply looking for a short-range wireless trigger, I am very happy with this RC-1: http://amzn.to/I4GmKe


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