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Regional Boards / Re: Anyone from India?
« on: February 02, 2014, 03:55:28 AM »
+1 to the score.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: New 5D3 Firmware Spotted!!!!!!!
« on: April 10, 2013, 10:37:32 AM »
Good news indeed. Thanks for sharing

Even though Ninja is slightly out of my current budget but boy it's an interesting new (/improved) product!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5d Mark III Shadow recovery
« on: April 06, 2013, 10:21:48 AM »
@Sporgon Great shots on your website!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5d Mark III Shadow recovery
« on: April 03, 2013, 02:17:38 AM »
Question for the OP.... Are you using different pictures for your shadow recovery?  Why not try to recover the shadows from the original so you can see really how good or bad is 5D3's shadow recovery?

if i got your question right - This was the original raw file.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5d Mark III Shadow recovery
« on: April 03, 2013, 02:14:57 AM »
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This looks like Salt Lake City.



This was in Paris.  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 11, 2013, 12:19:11 AM »
I am neither a "pro" nor an expert on many things photography. But i do have some real world experience using 5d3 and 5d2 to a much lesser extent.

I see a lot of "up to" 6 fps, not just 6 fps, so I wonder what the weasel words are hiding. I also read that auto-AF-select is even slower and less useful than the 5D2's.
Slower and less useful? seriously? there is some quirk in AF (in low light) when you half press the shutter but that's about the only "problem" i have. I've used my friend's 5d2 and i find the 5d3's AF select way more useful

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I'm sure that both people shoot from inside waterfalls appreciate that.

In my part of the world i frequently visit "hill stations" where there is too much fog / dew. So it IS great to have better weather sealing

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How is not being able to see what AF spot is selected "better"??
How is this related to having a better viewfinder? Last time i checked the view finder was something like 5d2's 98% Vs 100% in 5d3
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One CF slot.
Well, i agree. Dual CF slot would have been a better option but probably it came down to limited real estate and size of the camera 
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Welcome, but not along worth rebuying a body.
Probably, if you base your decision on this parameter alone. But coming from 7d this is a much better experience to me compared to the 5d2.
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The sensor is effectively identical to that in the 5D2, no high-ISO usability improvement, no improvement on low-ISO banding/shadow noise.  Note that having more aggressive default NR when saving to JPEG files does not qualify as a high-ISO improvement.

I am not an expert on this. But technically sensor is not identical. To me at higher ISO (>3200ish) it's a clear 1/2 stop improvement over 5d2 and definitely better handling of banding/shadow noise over 5d2 overall.

Canon did blew it when it came to DR and banding/ shadow noise compared to you-know-which-model. But then if you are hinting that 5d3 is not up to the mark to you it doesn't in anyway mean it's not for others. I am totally happy with the results i get with my 5d3 (studio/Low-light & generic use).

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Landscape / Re: Spiral Arm of the Milky Way above the Texas Desert
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:14:15 PM »
Axilrod - Great pictures! especially the one with the van.

I think your tip on removing the neck strap is very valid - it messed up my first attempt at star trails.

But during my later attempts i used the rubbery thing in the neck strap to cover the viewfinder.

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I just ordered a Lowepro Passport Sling-  something you can look at.

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Lenses / Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« on: December 28, 2012, 07:07:46 AM »
Thanks to every one for your great replys. Given me a lot to think about. Has anyone ever used and extender with a 50mm 1.4? Could be a solution to having to lug a long tele around with me.
The Canon extenders physically do not fit on the 50mm 1.4, I think. I've used a Soligor 1.7 extender with a 50mm 1.8II - let me rephrase that: I've tried to use an extender with the 50mm 1.8II. It hunts like Davy Crockett and only rarely achieves focus. No go as far as I'm concerned.

Also, +1 on the 24-105. That thing has versatility written all over it.

Another +1 on the 24 -105 + the 50mm 1.4 will be adequate unless you are specific about wide angle stuff for landscapes. The two lens combo will be light too.

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Zoom H1 and a 40" x 60" 5-in-1 reflector from ephoto.

I also increased my desktop RAM to 16GB (from 8GB) to speed up my video editing.



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Lenses / Re: Kit for travelling around the world for 2 years!
« on: November 17, 2012, 10:16:18 AM »
Just Wow! Bows indeed!

if you are thinking of really wide shots I think 17mm may not be wide enough (personal experience).. maybe a rokinon 14mm (manual only though) ? it is cheap, get you very wide and you can sell it later even if you under-use it.

Rest of your proposed gear list looks good. if you've managed two years with one body maybe you can get away without the need to buy a back up body to your 5d3. But like others have said a backup body will give you some insurance and you'll have have two different bodies for run and gun situations.

Happy travelling!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 17, 2012, 02:37:13 AM »
Ulm, Germany

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx ISO100 high DR shadows SNR improvement
« on: November 14, 2012, 12:24:23 AM »
Great examples Neutral. Thanks. I think i should be able to try this on my 5d3.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What do you Love about the 5D3? POLL!
« on: November 10, 2012, 11:58:18 PM »
The damn thing is awesome! I am yet to see/hear a really 'disappointed' 5d3 owner. There are minor quirks (as pointed out by previous posters) but i couldn't ask for a more rounded package within my acceptable price point ; low light, sports, landscape, portraits, etc . Not to mention the added video features - reduced moire, touch wheel and live monitoring of audio are ever so useful.

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