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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Lovin' my 5d Mark III
« on: July 19, 2012, 09:18:02 PM »
I have had my mark III for about two weeks now and have been shooting a lot of hummingbird and macro shots.  My previous camera was a 40d which I thought took excellent pictures.... that is until now!  While I still think it takes great pictures, the 5d is just amazing.  I was really worried about losing the crop factor for some pics, especially the birds.  However, the Mark III more than makes up for this with it's low light capability and the substantial bump in resolution.  I have been amazed at how much I can crop some of my full frame pics and they remain excellent. I am getting shots now that I never dreamed of with the 40d, and the 61 point autofocus, don't even get me started on how much I already love that!  Anyone with a crop body that has concerns about upgrading and losing the crop factor, don't worry about it if you upgrade to the Mark III.  I can't pick up my 40d anymore, it just can't compare. I was going to keep it so I would have two bodies, but I'm starting to think that it may go and I may buy another full frame, possibly a Mark II.  :) :) :) :) :) :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5d Mk III focus calibration
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:21:04 PM »
Has anyone calibrated the focus yet on their 5d MK III?  If so, did you use any software to do it, or did you set up your own test?  Finally, did your lens require much calibration (was it worth the effort)?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D Mark III firmware update 1.1.3?
« on: July 05, 2012, 04:15:59 PM »
Just got my new 5D Mark III today and the first thing I wanted to do was update the firmware as I had read that version 1.1.2 was released.  When I went to the Canon site it showed the most current version as 1.1.3.  I had heard no mention of 1.1.3.  Does anyone know what all that update includes?  My camera already had 1.1.2 on it.  I updated to 1.1.3, it only took about 3-4 minutes.

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EOS Bodies / How would you upgrade?
« on: June 22, 2012, 05:55:30 PM »
I am looking at two upgrade options, give me your thoughts on what you would do.  I currently have one body, a 40d, which has served me well.  Lenses: 28-135, 100 macro, 100-400L, 70-200L II.  I do a wide variety of outdoor photography, landscapes, wildlife, birds, flowers, and macro shots.  I do no "people" work of any sort.  I am ready to uprade and here are the options I am considering.

1. Get a 5d Mk III with the kit 24-105L and keep my 40d as well.

2. Get a 5d Mk II with the kit 24-105 and a 7d body, sell my 40d.

I can do either of these for about the same amount of money right now.

I forgot to mention that I would be selling the 28-135 in both of these scenarios.

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