« on: July 02, 2012, 12:43:15 PM »
85 f/1.2L II baby.
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One thing that you may want to check into is the compatibility of the 400 f2.8 MkI and the 2x MkIII converter. Unless I am reading the 2x MkIII manual (http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/8/0300004658/01/extender-ef-2x-iii-en.pdf) wrong, it says "Using an Extender with this lens may result in incorrect autofocus." The 2x MkII manual (http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0/0300003490/01/extenderef2xii-en.pdf) contains no such warning.
I have two of them, but when I set Master on camera and Slave off camera, I cannot get the Master to also flash, only the Slave. On a 5D Mark III.
I only have one 600rt with an optical remote 430ex2, but you can switch the master to fire or not fire by pressing a button (in menu2, on the left side next to ratio). Works for me...
That is what I'm shooting with.... 400 f2.8 w/2x II .... its sharp!
Search flickr .... there is a "group" with really sharp shots there.
1ds mk ii has a FireWire port and a very slow usb 1.1
And, Canon no longer provides firewire drivers for it. You can find older drivers, and if you have firewire on a 32 bit XP machine, then you can access some settings that are only available that way.
USB 1.1 is not a problem, use a card reader.
I had Win7 when I got the 1DS2 - so have always used a card reader. Never had a PC with firewire either
OK, I misunderstood, I appologize, bdunbar, I just have been coming across many threads with similar content and now decided to respond, sorry!
I don't understand why people always claim that on the 5D3 the metering does not follow the AF point achieving focus or pre-selected to achieve focus. Of course the camera meters at this AF point as long as you use it in evaluative mode. It's at the bottom of page 171 of the manual and I can confirm that. How comes that people always claim the opposite? Am I missing something? If you use spot metering or the other three then it goes through the center point only but evaluative follows the AF point achieving focus! Only on AF lenses though! And not in MF mode on an AF lens.
So, I use AI-SS switch over the DOF Preview button if I suspect movement. But if I focus and recompose a bit then AI is obviously not practical. On my MF ZE line neither But using AI with my 135/2 or the 85/1.4 S is just a great experience on moving subjects! It is tricky though to select the right AI mode on a 5D3. I'll open a new topic on that soon.