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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: C100 Mark ii pushed back?
« on: January 07, 2015, 02:15:54 PM »
Typical Canon aka greedy corporation move. They want to sell off the original as long as possible especially around Xmas time. I needed this camera for the 18th but I guess I will just wait until the C300 Mk II or something.

But how do they compare to  the best cellphone cameras...

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: C100 Mark ii pushed back?
« on: January 02, 2015, 02:06:36 PM »
Some people on YouTube have it. I guess they had a very limited stock for some reason.  I hope the strong competition from Sony is making them rethink things and  add some type of upcoming firmware enhancements to compete. I have the c100 MK I but i am seriously  thinking about getting an FS7. It is simply more future proof and feature rich but not as convenient or maybe(?) not as reliable as well.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Leaving
« on: December 25, 2013, 09:17:05 PM »
Is this guy a troll? No one even  knows what the hell he is talking about.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« on: August 26, 2013, 12:15:04 PM »
I have 5 of them and I love them. I can just set them up anywhere on a stand or with a modifier and snap away. I can control the power from the camera flash or transmitter. It is just  too convenient to put like 4 or 5 flashes in a bag and be able to place them anywhere at an event. I never tried to overpower the sun or anything but I know it isn't great  for that.

SO   What i get from all this is to  use it if you need lines to be straight in an image, don't use it if detail is the most important factor because it softens or   makes it less detailed(even though no one provides visual examples), don't use it if it messes with the composition too much ( if that is  important.) Vignetting is totally  optional.

I am testing it  now. I guess I will stick with it but I will  manually adjust the vignetting if I think it is needed to make a pic better to me. Thanks for the help.

Lightroom 4.  I  have been using raws all the time now and I finally checked the lens correction button and I noticed my images getting brighter and stretched (undistorted?) I mainly shoot in clubs and some  portraits. I honestly didn't noticed  the pincushion effect but now that I know about it I am wondering if  my images might be better in the long run   if I correct  them. I use a 24-70. I get slight pincushion on the long end. SOmeone help me thanks....

Lighting / Re: The Flash Bracket? Do they really matter anymore?
« on: March 12, 2013, 07:35:14 AM »
I got some 380 custom brackets thing. I think it is the best bracket ever for anything.

6D Sample Images / Re: Photographs taken OF the Canon EOS 6D
« on: March 12, 2013, 03:33:22 AM »
Beautiful. I love you.

My thread made Canon fix this issue!   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Best flash for 5Dmk3?
« on: November 12, 2012, 01:20:59 AM »
I have two Canon 600 flashes and the Canon ST-E3-RT.  Awesome set-up for me, but the ST-E3-RT lacks an AF assist beam, so in very low light (single 60w bulb in a bathroom for example) it gets dodgy, but outside as a fill in set-up it's fabulous, fast, works, and is very portable.
The ST-E3-RT is awesome. I love using it.

I've found that if you half press the shutter button and wait for the AF  light to and point to flash, it takes 3 sec or more.  However, if I just press the shutter button down all the way, it focuses in about 1 second or less and fires with perfectly sharp focus.

I hope this is true for most situations. Everyone pleasure try this!

It's is just the camera. I do club photography with  a 7D and 5D3(once in awhile) .  I don't have the issue with the 7d.  I might spend tomorrow in the house messing with  the AF point settings  with my 5d and see what I find out. To the guy that mentioned spot focusing, the 5D3's  manual supposedly mentions that it will be harder to focus with spot metering. That is definitely a tip off to small spots make AF  assisted focusing harder to achieve. AS I mentioned in my  thread,  the 5D3 will actually focus faster with no AF assist in some situations. The 7D is the total opposite for me. I can barely auto focus  a dark club without my flash attached to my 7D.

Check page 77 of the manual. There is a mention of this, I think:

* With Single-Point Spot AF, focusing with the Speedlite's AF-Assist beam may be difficult
* If the camera cannot focus with the EOS-dedicated Speedlite's AF-Assist beam, set the AF area selection mode to Single-Point AF (Manual Selection) and select the center AF point to focus.

This sucks
I never use single point spot but from reading that it seems like the auto focus points might be too small and are missing the assist beam? Is this the problem???

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