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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS 5D Mark III user tips
« on: August 16, 2012, 05:55:08 PM »
Nice thread.

One of my favorite "custom" settings of the 5d mkIII is programming the "depth of field preview" to work as an "AI SERVO" quick switch.  It work as a charm  ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Dogs playing around
« on: May 29, 2012, 09:45:24 PM »
Got a nice picture of my skaterdog  8)

+1 This pic is awesome!!! congrats!!  :D

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: IPB vs ALL-I settings
« on: May 23, 2012, 01:21:50 PM »
I think the basic deal is that you get more latitude in post, but only if you are editing frame by frame. If you are applying edits to the whole take, then IPB is just as good for editing. Furthermore, IPB has more detail in each frame because it isn't reliant on each frame providing all the information for the entire frame.  Many people have reported block artifacts with ALL-I, because it requires significant compression in each frame.

Think about it, truly uncompressed 1080, ALL-I should be (2M(resolution)*3bytes(24bit color)*(24fps)=144 MB/s=1.1Gb/s

The 5dmkiii max data rate is 1/10th of that, so it requires massive compression in each frame. IPB circumvents this issue somewhat by putting more detail in a key frame.

144 MB/s=1.1Gb/s mhhh.... nope  ;)

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The 'slow' AF is way over-rated and talked about by those who don't actually shoot with it. I regularly use it with the 1dIV and 5d3 to shoot indoor volleyball and while hit rate is lower than 70-200, it is definitely usable for fast-action (if you have any sense of timing and are willing to shoot mulitple frames).
As for its' portraiture value, it is unsurpassed in sharpness, even wide open if you place your focus point properly.

As to the OP's original 'prime' question, since he has the 24-104 range covered, I'd cast my vote (again) to the 135...

+ 1

The 135L is Unreal  ;)

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 2.8L price jump? (not MM II)
« on: May 16, 2012, 06:17:04 PM »
 :o Wow...

I'm tempted to sell it and buy a nice prime...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Some 7D Punishment
« on: May 16, 2012, 02:25:59 PM »
Well I posted same video few days ago to EOS Bodies "7D is immortal", but in:
Check out the following:
http://www.davidwai.com/death-of-a-7d/

He didn't tell us what lens was using, if same lens as in picture ( 17-55 F2.8 ) which doesn't have weather sealing.. kind of surprising.. 7D get wet inside, probably if he would used L series lens that wouldn't happened.


+1

The lens must be weather sealed AND have a filter on it

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« on: May 11, 2012, 09:57:13 PM »
 ;D I just bought it from Adorama, Zen mode: ON

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Adorama & B&H Have Stock of the 5D Mark III
« on: May 11, 2012, 04:10:34 PM »
I just pull the trigger on Adorama  ;D


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Canon General / Re: I have a question about wedding photography
« on: May 10, 2012, 08:46:22 PM »
I really like this one, but the edit mhh... its TOO soft




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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« on: May 09, 2012, 10:15:53 PM »
Wow, that was quick! Newegg now out of stock.  :-\

Try refreshing... the first time I entered the site, both items was out of stock

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« on: May 09, 2012, 09:09:21 PM »
www.newegg.com have them in stock today! w00t!

body only
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830120615

kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830120616


ARGHHHHHH  Is in stock, but CA apply $253.68 tax for Body Only... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  >:(



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Portrait / Re: Portraits of my GF, Would like feedback!!
« on: May 09, 2012, 05:45:57 PM »

Hi Garret!!

Congrats for your new camera... and lens!!! 5dmkIII + 70-200 2.8 IS II its a killer combo, however let me give you some advices that helped me when I started taking pics

- Some guys already tell you about the post, but that its a personal taste, so its ok if you wanted that look
- the 70-200 its a super sharp lens even wide open, in portraits you dont need to be super sharp (skin blemishes and that stuff really pop out) so shoot close to 2.8, it will help you to isolate your subject (bokeh or background blur) and you could shoot faster to avoid blurry images
- use Spot focus and focus in one of her eyes (the closest to camera)
- Shoot a little far away, all the pics was at 70mm... try shooting at the other end 200... 135... if gives you "background compression" plus it shows a more "pleasing" proportion plus it gives you better bokeh!!!
- Always try to shoot 2 or 3 times the photo, It sucks when a "perfect" shoot its ruined by a quick blink
- Practice, practice, practice :)

Good luck and happy shooting  ;)

I fully agree with the guy quoted above and I have just 1 more thing to add...

You lucky bastard!

Ohh yeah... I forgot that  ;)

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: May 09, 2012, 02:24:40 PM »



Superb image, but the eyes post... dont look as nice as the rest of the pic  :-\

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Lenses / Re: Suggestions for making my gear uglier
« on: May 09, 2012, 02:21:42 PM »
gaffer's tape...
or Nikon stickers  :P

 ;D LOL

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Portrait / Re: Portraits of my GF, Would like feedback!!
« on: May 09, 2012, 02:04:18 PM »
Hey guys, here's the JPGs of our recent photo shoot. This is really some of my first ever photo shoot pics, but I'm happy with the way they came out. All natural lighting. Please let me know what you guys think, about both the angles and the composition!

Thanks a lot

Garrett

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78131808@N05/


Hi Garret!!

Congrats for your new camera... and lens!!! 5dmkIII + 70-200 2.8 IS II its a killer combo, however let me give you some advices that helped me when I started taking pics

- Some guys already tell you about the post, but that its a personal taste, so its ok if you wanted that look
- the 70-200 its a super sharp lens even wide open, in portraits you dont need to be super sharp (skin blemishes and that stuff really pop out) so shoot close to 2.8, it will help you to isolate your subject (bokeh or background blur) and you could shoot faster to avoid blurry images
- use Spot focus and focus in one of her eyes (the closest to camera)
- Shoot a little far away, all the pics was at 70mm... try shooting at the other end 200... 135... if gives you "background compression" plus it shows a more "pleasing" proportion plus it gives you better bokeh!!!
- Always try to shoot 2 or 3 times the photo, It sucks when a "perfect" shoot its ruined by a quick blink
- Practice, practice, practice :)

Good luck and happy shooting  ;)

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