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Pricewatch Deals / LOWEST PRICE EVER: 5D Mark III $1999
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:53:13 PM »

Canon General / Notfied of pricing?
« on: December 26, 2013, 02:54:37 PM »
Anyway to get notified when one of the companies (even big value inc) have a 5d3 for one of those unbeatable prices?
I sold my gear and would like to purchase again.
I want a 5D3 and a 24-105, but I want a price that I can't turn away from (like $650 for the 24-105 and 2500-2550 for the 5D3)
I was an early adopter, so I paid $3500 last time, so this time around I want to make up for it :-)
anyone know of a reputable seller selling these items for these prices or really close, or a way to be notified if it happens?

Software & Accessories / YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAA!
« on: July 13, 2013, 06:38:27 PM »
I was contemplating buying a monitor for focus or whatnot. I was thinking small hd.
Instea of doing that, I thought I'd try the cheap way out first. So, I went to my nearest electronic store and picked up a Nexus 7 16GB for $169.99
Then I searched for HOURS to find a micro USB to female USB A OTG plug to hook my camera up to this thing. In the entire Chicago are there was ONE store that had this item which was Frys. The cord cost me $6
Then I went and bought the DSLR Controller app. I believe it was $8. I hooked my camera up and I've got Live view!!!
Now, I was quite skeptical because these controllers are usually VERY sluggis(think eos software that comes with camera) but this tablet shows the image damn near instantaneous very smooth it's unbelievable. I bought this anticipating taking it back for not working how I hoped it would. Now I guess I'm out of my money because I'm keeping it. So, for those wanting a monitor for focus and just an all around bigger view(7") this entire setup only cost me $184(really $214 after taxes)
I have TWO issues.
1) it doesn't work with my iPad. Idiot Apple smh. Would have saved me $200
2) while recording in crop mode(raw video) the image that ML shows me(the hacked one in black in white for the correct field of view) shows up in normale color on the tab(not a bad thing) BUT its waaaaay to the side. What I see on the cam and on tab(in crop mode) are two different things.
Any ideas on how I might be able to over come this anyone?

If anyone is curious. I'm using a 5D3. I'm soooooo glad I didn't just dish out the money to smallHD
I sound like a commercial but I promise, neither of these products are mine(except for the ones that I just paid for)

Only thing, I wish that I could output the 5d with hdmi and the app could read that. It currently(using USB) doesnt allow me to see magic lantern over lays and when recording raw video in crop mode, the view of what I'm actually recording, is MUCH different than the one that shows up on the app. Pity.

This video shows a rig and way to mount it to your rig. It also shows the speed and how responsive the app is
Nexus 7 tablet mount option for your DSLR RIG - DSLR FILM NOOB

Software & Accessories / Live View on tablets
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:23:18 PM »
Does anyone own an android tablet that allows you to hook up your canon and view the cameras Live view on the tablets display?
If so, how are you hooking it up? Usb or HDMI?
Is it easy and clear to focus
Also, what is the lag time?
Last, if you are using Magic Lantern on your camera, how is it looking on the tablet?

I'm thinking about buying something like this

Do you think it will work good?
By the way, this will be used for video, not photos so it's got to be pretty smooth with preferably no lag time to get a good focus on moving people

Lenses / Just bought a 17-40mm F4 L
« on: April 29, 2013, 03:50:15 AM »
What are some things that I should check out to be sure that everything is working as should?
What are good ways the clean the focus and zoom dials(has like a white residue stuff maybe rain/sweat)
Seems to be good to me. Don't notice any scratches or cracks

Asking price was $550, talked him down to $460.
I don't really shoot wide so I wasn't really looking to purchase this lens(really wanted something with IS ie.24-105) but I like to see how good of a deal I can get. Sometimes, I get deals too good to pass up lol.

Lenses / Finally!
« on: February 05, 2013, 10:29:13 PM »
I got a red ring.
My first 'L' glass
70-200mm F4 L (non IS)

EOS Bodies - For Video / Good, well priced monitor?
« on: May 22, 2012, 08:18:15 AM »
What is a good, well priced(less than $800 the cheaper the better. Just no trash) monitor that I can purchase?
I am using the 5d3 and would like it to have an HDMI input(with 720P playback while recording) as well as the ability to see different crop modes(2.35:1 needed), focus peaking wouldn't hurt also. If possible(not a deal breaker), would like it to be able to be mounted to the hotshoe.
Any ideas? What are you guys using?

EOS Bodies - For Video / 5d3 2.35:1 crop
« on: May 17, 2012, 03:32:51 AM »
Im looking to create a few videos with the 5d3. My question is, when Im in Adobe Premiere I would like it to have the crop with the black bars on top and bottom(2.35:1 crop) To get this crop, I must export with width=1440 and height=1080. When this is done, part of the video gets chopped off. My question is, is there any way in the 5d3 while recording video to set this standard so I can get the correct shot? I notice that while recording video on the 5d3 there is black bars on the top and bottom. is there a way to show what these black bars would like like with the 2.35:1 crop IN camera instead of just guessing how wide to record?

Lenses / kit 24-105L Price
« on: May 01, 2012, 06:54:05 PM »
Whats a good purchase price for the kit lens that comes with the 5d3?
I see many can be purchased for about $800. What would be a price that everyone here would believe it to be a MUST BUY?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5d3 Picture styles
« on: April 30, 2012, 01:18:39 AM »
Is there anyway to seperate the 5d3 picture styles?
If I were to use neutral with sharpness turned down while shooting video, is it poossible that once I switch back to images that the neutral style can have different settings?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5d3 questions and help thread
« on: April 23, 2012, 01:33:13 AM »
Ok so I keep getting questions about this new sophisticated camera that I have here. Only thing is, I didn't want to start an entire thread each time. So here's a topic that everyone can ask questions in regards to the usage of this camera and hopefully we can get some help to those in need(like myself)

I'll start... :-)

I upgraded from a T3i so things seem quite different on this cam.

1. When I had the t3i, I'd be able to click the 'q' button(in manual mode) and the menu would pop it. I could then go through the menu items and change and select, then change each individual one. When I click 'q' on this 5d3, the menu pops up, but only allows me to select the "Auto Lighting Optimizer", "card record location", and "record quality". But by clicking the info button theres more settings displayed on the screen, I just cant change them with the joystick. Is there anyway to be able to allow me to select the other options and chamge them(ie AWB, Picture style, AF) Mind you, this is when shooting in live view mode... (I hope my question isn't hard to understand. )

2. On the T3i, video mode had its seperate location on the mode dial. So when I wanted to record video, I'd change the mode dial to video and all of my previously used settings were there. Well here, I would go video mode in manual, but when doing so, it would still have my picture settings. Anyway to set it up so that in manual mode while on pictures it has one set of settings, but when I flip the switch to video, my video settings come into play, or must I change the settings everytime I switch modes?

PS. Im currently still reading the manual. This is the first manual I've ever actually read in my life lol.

Software & Accessories / Batteries....
« on: April 22, 2012, 03:24:14 PM »
I''ve heard that there was an online retailer on amazon selling fake batteries for the 5d3. Well, theres someone selling the batteries for an ok price in my city on craigslist. They are brand new in unopened packages. With that said, how can I verify their authenticity?

EOS Bodies / Anyone recieved damaged 5d3 bodies?
« on: April 20, 2012, 03:31:32 PM »
Has anyone here ordered the 5d3 online and recieved a body with any kind of damage? Im just curious to know. If so, who did you order from, and what was damaged?

Im kind of new at this photography thing and don't want to really hold onto a cam that might have issues that I may only find out about later.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / How do I set spot AF only on 5d3?
« on: April 18, 2012, 04:47:11 PM »
Im curious as to how I use spot AF on the 5d3? I went to the menu and took the check mark off everything but 'spot AF' and the one next to it. But for some reason the one next to it I can't uncheck. So when I go to select an AF point when shooting, instead of selecting a small dot, Im only allowed to select one of the squares.

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