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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5d3 + flash 580 ex behavior
« on: June 20, 2013, 02:23:34 PM »
Hi all
 i just bought 5D mark 3, after playing with it a bit, i was satisfied enough BUT here is the snag i hit which is major.

Does anybody of you guys work with a speedlight flash? because the flash changes EVERYTHING.

lets be more specific.

AV program (without flash in the camera)
f/2.8
auto iso 100-25600
min shutter = 1/250

when i put the flash
everything is pretty much screwed!

iso locks to 400 for some reason
the shutter speed disobey the minimum shutter speed (although i can control it through flash control up to 1/60 or 1/200).

i want
auto iso 100-25600
min speed = 1/250
and flash to ttl in order to lit a bit my subjects in front..

any idaes? don't tell me i have to play manually, that scenario is out of the question.. I do weddings.. i can't play with settings during the cemerony, i need something more solid and automated.

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i have the B+W 3.0 ND 110 Filter

magenta cast all over

it does a good job if you're playing b/w
but in colour you'll have to reduce the magenta tint in the white balance.. Still the colours would look like painting.
here are some pictures taken with the b+w 110

http://500px.com/photo/33999937
http://500px.com/photo/29847449
http://500px.com/photo/27206753
http://500px.com/photo/24398929
http://500px.com/photo/8230871
http://500px.com/photo/22969153
http://500px.com/photo/16990353

Haven't tested the mrc though.

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22 / 4-5.6 IS STM - officially announced
« on: June 07, 2013, 07:02:10 AM »
its obvious canon doesn't want to hit the market of mirrorless making making a very late entry and making such toys.

Sony NEX 10-18 F4 225 gram
Canon 11-22mm F4-5.6 220 gram


alright the canon might be cheaper, but the sony is better and you pay what you get.!

Sony nex is the king of mirroless, PLUS sony nex can take EF lenses with a converter and support AF!!

So i wouldn't bother with any canon eos-m stuff.

The ef-m 22mm 2.0 is interesting though, i wish there would be an EF version as well! Pancakes are useful. Toys are not.

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:01:50 PM »
11mm not 10mm?
and f/4 not 3.5?

sigma has 8-16 f/4-5.6

well the EOS M world is uninteresting so i wouldn't expect a surprise lens, but 11-22 IS? why not a smaller 10-22? and who needs IS with such a lens?

a very pleasant surprise would a be an 8mm f/3.5 pancake but 11-22?????? nahhh..

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Lighting / Re: Flash that will endure over 2000 continuous shots?
« on: June 01, 2013, 05:09:09 PM »
i've heard pretty good words for the nissin mg8000
however you'll need a battery pack for sure.

why not continuous lighting?

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hmm i see!

well the lenses i have are
- 24-105L
- 70-200 f/4 IS L
- 100mm f/2.8 macro L

Also an ef-s 10-22 and a samyang 8mm fisheye for my 600D which i'll use for a second camera which performs quite well in 1600-3200 iso and these lenses doesn't need fast speeds. f/5.6 and 1/60 are ok even for a large print 30x40cm

i'll buy an ef 50mm f/1.4 along the the FF camera. (i love the creamy 1.2 but it goes way beyond my tight budget :(


The way i'm thinking of it.
my FF will play with the 50 1.4 and the 24-105 for start
and the 600D with 10-22, fisheye, and the 100L which is ideal for head portraits as it becomes like 160mm

Your 10-22 won't work on a FF body (you may know that already though).  I'm not sure if the 8mm is FF capable, but that would be almost tooo wide for wedding work

Also, I was on a 7d before upgrading to the mk3 (I also had the 10-22).  I tried my best to use both side by side at weddings.  But, I found that the 7d became a very heavy lens holder...It did great at outdoor ceremonies, but  the difference in IQ above ISO 1600, that is a game changer and yeah, led to my 7d just sitting in the bag all day, then not even in the bag at all, then sold to a friend who was going to africa and wanted more than a P&S.    So, be ready for your 600D to become a dust collector!

Also, after you snag your mk3, you could sell the 600d with 10-22 and then the 8 mm and snag yourself a 6d as backup body.

Lastly, I see your hot to trot for the 50 1.4, but, take a good look at the 85mm 1.8...same price basically but IMO a much more useful lens!

either way, be ready for the 600d to become a paper weight!


i see your point.
if i'd sell the 600D + 10-22 i'd go for the 16-35 2.8, i was thinking to keep the 600D with the 10-22 for the wide angle shots and also as a backup camera and put some money on primes.

the EF 85mm 1.8 is an excellent lens no doubt, better in everything than 50mm 1.4 (sharpness, bokeh)
However, the 50mm range is more "all around" than the 85mm and the churches here are a bit tight.

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hmm i see!

well the lenses i have are
- 24-105L
- 70-200 f/4 IS L
- 100mm f/2.8 macro L

Also an ef-s 10-22 and a samyang 8mm fisheye for my 600D which i'll use for a second camera which performs quite well in 1600-3200 iso and these lenses doesn't need fast speeds. f/5.6 and 1/60 are ok even for a large print 30x40cm

i'll buy an ef 50mm f/1.4 along the the FF camera. (i love the creamy 1.2 but it goes way beyond my tight budget :(


The way i'm thinking of it.
my FF will play with the 50 1.4 and the 24-105 for start
and the 600D with 10-22, fisheye, and the 100L which is ideal for head portraits as it becomes like 160mm

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hmm so you're saying that the 5D3 AF system worth the extra cash, and focus is everything, where i agree on that.

I haven't been experienced with 1D series AF systems, and a when i played a bit with 5D3 it confused me a lot. I found it so complicated that i said "do i really need that" ???, where the simpler AF settings of the 6D with the -3ev sensitivity in the center point is tempting, making me ask myself and you of course.

However you're saying 5D3 AF system is more reliable and tested from the one of 6D.

another +1 about the 5D3 is the second slot card used as a backup for weddings something 6D lacks off :(
i don't know if the wireless function of the 6d permits backup

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Hi,
i'm making a beginning to the wedding industry on my own. I've been quite experienced with the 5D and 5D2 and a bunch of crop bodies.

The one i love in FF is the adorable DOF they create which is the best way to isolate your subject in front of the chaotic background.

I'll keep my crop camera (600D) for landscapes which is light, and has the less noisy sensor (according to dpreview) camera studio tool.

However, i'm about to buy a new FF camera exclusively for weddings and i wonder if the 6D is best value for money over the overpriced and noisy 5D3. (i mean that camera completely failed me when i compared it with 5D 2. They walk side by side until ISO 12.800 of course in RAW mode)

The 6D delivers better RAW quality either because its 2 megapixel less from 5D3 or canon designed a better sensor for it.

I don't know about the AF system, i've read the specs and know all about it, but how does it work in real life?

And the million dollar question is.. Should i prefer the 5D3 AF system over the 6D better better IQ (plus the +1000 euros extra cost which is a nice L glass instead), or should the 6D AF system is more than enough in ceremonies in which case 6D will satisfy me completely!

I know 5D3 is a great camera and many people will support that, however i'm not interested in video and a non-plastic body. All i care about is RAW IQ and a reliable focus system in a descend budget.

any comments from people who worked with them both would be really helpful and much appreciated :D

many thanks in advance!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Coming in July? [CR2]
« on: May 21, 2013, 07:51:10 PM »
i really expect a camera that aims in image quality and not some gadget features such as touch screen and wifi but i don't see it coming.

I'm sure though that canon will ignore real photographer's needs completely once more, and won't improve dynamic range, low iso noise, and more megapixels with a brand new APS-C sensor.

So why bother with this 70D, just for creative filters and touch screen? and where does this road lead to? to a new future 80D and 90D with the same 550D 18mp sensor, a facelift and instagram filters under a new firmware that's done yesterday? duhhhh..

When canon decides to to improve their products on true IMAGE QUALITY, i'll start putting my money again on it.. until then no worries folks.

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same sensor = same IQ or worse (check dxo or dpreview samples where 600D has better quality than 650D)
no reason to upgrade

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EOS Bodies / Re: Digic 6
« on: March 21, 2013, 04:48:18 AM »
700D is out

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-700d-rebel-t5i

can please somebody tell me whats the major difference from 650D ?

oh yes! creative filters on LIVE shooting.. WOW i'm blown away!!! i think i run into a toy company and not some serious one canon used to be.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D, DIGIC 6 & 18mp Sensors
« on: March 20, 2013, 07:30:02 PM »
A new sensor! Oh no. What will people whine about now?

No worry, for some folks nothing Canon will ever do will be enough.

well as you may noticed the 650D had a NEW sensor too.
now how well does that worked out?

worse DXO mark then the 550D sensor and the hybrid focus not worth much.

i will be excited when i see the results of this "new" sensor justify it.

+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D, DIGIC 6 & 18mp Sensors
« on: March 20, 2013, 07:28:49 PM »
A new sensor! Oh no. What will people whine about now?

No worry, for some folks nothing Canon will ever do will be enough.

550D 600D 7D 60D 650D share the same sensor, and if the rurmors are valid, 700D and 100D will have 18mp too
where is the evolution on that?

Seems to me that Canon sells the old technology as new, sucking our pockets dry.. so no, its not enough for me!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the 70d have a new sensor?
« on: March 18, 2013, 08:01:46 AM »
rather old sensor or even new canon has one major issue..

OVERPRICING

also, there is no mood on developing new radical technologies and when they do, they keep it with minimal standards. compare 5D2 sensor with 5D3, small changes, some maybe in high isos.
Even the 6D has a better sensor than 5D3 but with fewer megapixel :(

And not to say that Nikon who used to have small megapixel sensors, now dominates the market more maturely in terms of resolution and noise and banding etc... etc..

My guess is that the new 70D or 7D mark2 or however they wanna call it (since they are completely screwing the names of each line production) will have a new sensor about 20-22 mp not more and of course with the same old and buggy problems such as noise in shadows and banding with an expensive price tag on.

Never understood why 60D is much more expensive than 600D
some more plastic and better ergonomics? so what? in terms of quality is ABSOLUTELY the same and costs almost the double!

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