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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1D4
« on: August 03, 2012, 01:27:04 PM »
I meant precision of 2.8 have only 5 points. Isn`t it? Only 5 from 61. In 1d4 was 39 from 45.

The 1D4 has 39 Standard Cross-type points. The 1DX has 5 double crosstype plus 36 standard crosstype points plus 20 normal points. Its better that the 1D4 in AF points.

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Lenses / Re: Lee filters
« on: August 03, 2012, 01:06:49 PM »
I wanted LEE filters but they're so difficult to obtain in the US. I just forgot about them and never tried again.

I anyone knows of dealers in the US who has a large amount of LEE filters, PLEASE POST!?!

I just ordered the Lee foundation kit, Big Stopper and a WA adapter from B&H.  They seem to have a fair amount of grads and stuff too.

Sweet. They're always out of stock. Just ordered my foundation Kit. 8)

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Portrait / Re: First time at wedding - feedback please
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:40:02 PM »
As for compositions, These are fine for the fast pace of a wedding.

The first photo is too tight IMO. The second photo chopped the hand off a bit on the child. Dutch framing is ok with proper context the third shot. The fourth one would be stronger if the frame was symmetrical with the door as a frame.

As for post-processing you RAW's. Clarity is easy to abuse, and it seems too much negative clarity has been used.

Experience comes with time, and this is very good for your first wedding.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Brightscreen Focus Screens?
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:37:13 PM »
Yes these will allow precise focus for lenses faster than F/2.8.

But...

Your metering will not be accurate.  :-\

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Lenses / Re: Lee filters
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:31:56 PM »
I wanted LEE filters but they're so difficult to obtain in the US. I just forgot about them and never tried again.

I anyone knows of dealers in the US who has a large amount of LEE filters, PLEASE POST!?!

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Technical Support / Re: EOS Utility
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:29:40 PM »
I Use Windows.  :|

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Lenses / Re: Keep 70-200 f4 IS or go for f2.8 IS II?
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:14:40 PM »
Having recently moved from a 40D to a 5D3 I'm possibly in the position where I can sell my current 70-200 f4 IS to a colleague and get a f2.8 IS mk2.

Whilst I've read about all I can about the f2.8, I still need some convincing:

1. The f4 is fantastic. It's sharp and light enough that I can carry it around all afternoon in my hand without any bother.
2. The f2.8 is faster and the IS is no doubt better BUT it is almost twice the weight of the f4.

As I have arms like wet noodles the weight is a slight issue for all-day shooting but not necessarily a deal breaker (I've got the 300mm f2.8 IS too but I don't handhold it all afternoon).

So the real question is: is the f2.8 IQ significantly better than the f4? (The fact it should focus quicker and track better with the 5D3 is also a given).

What should I do?

Thanks for any opinions.

Keep the F/4 70-200.

If you'd like, you could add a 100mm F/2 or 135 F/2L to your bag when you need the extra 2 Stops of speed. These lenses are not too expensive either.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1D4
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:10:40 PM »
I suppose it could be relevant. The 61 Point AF is the best AF ever from canon, Unless you need F/8 AF.

Then W/o a doubt, its the best Low Light AF I've ever used from canon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1D4
« on: August 03, 2012, 11:51:46 AM »
I`m wonder why nobody talk about only 5(five) 2.8 focus points in new 1dx (5D3) compared to almost all in 1D4. Is it no matter to all? What is the diffrerence in real life? For me a so big and important.

The five in the center of the 1Dx array are double Cross type points. A type of AF point that only exists in the canon lineup as of today and is only in the 5D3 and 1Dx.

The 1Dx AF has 5 Special Double cross type, 36 Standard Cross type, plus 20 Standard AF points. All of these are active with f/2.8 lenses or faster.

What do the double cross AF points bring over the standard cross types?

Standard cross type AF checks contrast vertically and horizontally. Double cross type is two of those stacked and  checking contrast diagonally also. Its pretty good, It catches focus in very low contrast subjects unlike my 5Dc did and alittle better that my 7D's standard Crosstype points. It's a good improvement for a high-speed prime user.

It also allows canon to charge us more monies. ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1D4
« on: August 03, 2012, 10:59:56 AM »
I`m wonder why nobody talk about only 5(five) 2.8 focus points in new 1dx (5D3) compared to almost all in 1D4. Is it no matter to all? What is the diffrerence in real life? For me a so big and important.

The five in the center of the 1Dx array are double Cross type points. A type of AF point that only exists in the canon lineup as of today and is only in the 5D3 and 1Dx.

The 1Dx AF has 5 Special Double cross type, 36 Standard Cross type, plus 20 Standard AF points. All of these are active with f/2.8 lenses or faster.

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Lenses / Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« on: August 02, 2012, 08:45:38 AM »
If this is true, it be the best thing ever.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: New Canon Flash This Fall? [CR2]
« on: August 01, 2012, 08:35:45 AM »
This would destroy Nikon if the price is right. Around 350$ a pop would be a sweet spot.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: July 31, 2012, 09:05:16 PM »
5d3/50L - ISO 3200 - f/1.2 - 1/1000th
You coulda done this at iso 800. Shot looks great and at F1.2 dead on. Prob took a few to nail it i'd guess.

Thanks. I purposely shot it at 3200 to test my MK3. No other reason than that and its solid @ 3200.
By the way i wanted to congratulate you on your purchase, your L collection will show its glorious colors even more accurately. Post processing is so much less with the 5dm3. This image is cropped, yes? I shot a bride at F1.2 on the 50L and her eye was the only thing in focus, you have the whole face. Just curious.

No, this is an uncropped image. I tilted the camera slightly down to move the plane of focus to get more of the face in focus @ f1.2. it's also been downsized to web resolution.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: July 31, 2012, 02:05:09 PM »
5d3/50L - ISO 3200 - f/1.2 - 1/1000th
You coulda done this at iso 800. Shot looks great and at F1.2 dead on. Prob took a few to nail it i'd guess.

Thanks. I purposely shot it at 3200 to test my MK3. No other reason than that and its solid @ 3200.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: July 31, 2012, 11:21:20 AM »
5d3/50L - ISO 3200 - f/1.2 - 1/1000th

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