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You won't hear story's like that about Nikon repair service...

EOS Bodies / Annoying Digital photo professional bug
« on: October 21, 2012, 05:58:28 PM »
So here i was thinking my  24-70 was soft on my 1ds mark III, It turns out DPP sets luminance reduction to 2 by default even at ISO 100. I really wish canon would provide a better featured raw converter....

Video & Movie / Re: wedding video 5D mkiii Hillbilly music
« on: October 21, 2012, 06:44:39 AM »
The music was by choice of the bride and groom and was the same band that played for their wedding. Very diferent from any other video i've done before.


let me know what you think. Thanks!

Beautiful videography

Previously we tested the Canon 5D Mark 2 with the Canon L 24-70 F2.8 lens vs the Canon 60D with 17-55 F2.8 APSC lens. At Aperture F2.8 the 60D setup is slightly sharper. Article found here.

Some dpreview commenters suggest that I should test the 5D Mark 2 setup at higher aperture. So we have both camera setups are on the table shot at aperture priority. ISO 100. Aperture at F7.1. Shutter speed is around 1sec. I tried mirror lockup but that does not make any difference. Both lens zoom in at their longest i.e. 55mm & 70mm respectively.

Here are the results


I would say use live view on both cameras to nail focus then upload the results. That should take all focus issues out of the picture

While I appreciate your photos, they prove nothing.  The thread asks about a comparison between the 1Ds Mark III and the 5D Mark III.  You posted photos from one of the cameras.  Ok?
I wish I had a 5d mark III for comparison, at best i was able to provide a few recent samples of a 1ds mark III, the 5d markIII i have no doubt is the better all arounder. I think the 1ds mark III is a an excellent bargain at this time for someone not needing all the features of the 5d mark III. There seem to be tons and tons of 5d Mark III examples online, perhaps a member here could supply an example or 2 :). I to would like to see some comparison.

This is another example iso 100, on camera flash just out and about but still a great example of how wonderful the IQ is on the 1ds MarkIII, Standard picture style contrast +1 color +1 no other adjustments

I'm facing the upgrade dillema - should I get a second hand 1Ds MkIII or a new 5D MkIII...

For almost eight years now, I'm shooting with a 1Ds MkII
and I'm thinking that maybe it is time to replace it. :)

It is still doing a good job and my clients are happy, but...

I almost exclusively work in the studio, or outdoors in the range of 100-400 ASA.

I'm only interested in the image quality.

Can someone describe in detail, the differences in image quality between 1Ds MkIII and 5D MkIII?
I had a similar thread, I found a 1ds mark III for 2000 dollars in fantastic condition. There are many out there for 2500 that are in great condition.
I find it far superior in mid tone color to a 5d mark II, better shadows, less color noise. It is made for the work you want to do. I have a few pics to demonstrate

Site Information / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II in Stock at Adorama
« on: October 15, 2012, 10:28:09 PM »
I wonder if it really is worth it?  I'd need to sell a number of my current collection to pay for it:

24-105L, 24L TS-E II, or one of the following 35L, 50L or 85L. 

I'd also consider giving up my 16-35mmL II, since I don't use the wide side that much.  But as soon as I sell, I bet the need will arise.
I was thinking the same thing and then spent the whole weekend getting great shots with it that couldnt be done with anything else. It can make some truly unique images!!

Lenses / Re: B&H Issues!!!
« on: October 13, 2012, 10:05:29 PM »
Number one if the shipper can't provide a tracking number it's not shipped, ups tracks from pick up to delivery and every point in between. Same with fed ex, no tracking number, it's the shipper who is not to be taken at their word

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 13, 2012, 09:03:22 PM »
It's like comparing a corvette and a dump truck, both are very powerful but have different purposes. Decide on what your real needs are and the answer will be an easy one.

Looks like a match made in heaven!

EOS Bodies / Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
« on: October 07, 2012, 10:50:37 AM »
After a day of testing on a familiar site that i have used a canon 5d mark II, and a 10 megapixel 1 d mark III I can say the 1ds Mark III is a great camera. It takes post processing the best of the 3 cameras, has by far the best color rendition and the multi spot metering is a great advantige over the 5 d mark II. It aslo has far less color noise than the 5d Mark II.

I love my 5d mark II, when properly exposed it is a wonderful camera, Its the camera I would take first for a day of family photos due to its size and weight. If I needed a camera that could meter quickly and accurately in program mode, take lots of post processing I would pick a camera from the 1d line every time.

Portrait / Re: My photos look so dull
« on: October 03, 2012, 09:12:22 PM »

well im regularly browsing around several websites checking out portraits cuz thats what i like to shoot too. Usually i come across pictures where i just think they look so good because the photo just looks so "fully lighted".
Feeling a bit retarded at the moment but i will still try to explain what i mean.

For example this photo


Its not about the composition or anything but the lighting in this just looks so good to me. It looks so bright and the shadows are so soft. Like so awesome contrast and colors.

Other examples (randomly picked from pixe-peeper.com with 50mm 1.4 and 1.2):




And in contrast when i take a portrait it just looks so...boring and dull and not brilliant.

Some of MY samples (SORRY FOR ADS ON THAT SITE :( ):



and last one where i overexposured a little trying to get "that look" from the samples at the beginning.


Is it just my lens thats so crappy? 50mm 1.8II L(ens hood attached)? OR my 1100D camera? It just doesnt look so shiny awesome like i want. Like so "mellow" contrast only. Or is it just the post processing? Feel free to give my photos a try.

Thanks already

What color space are you using, srgb or adobe?

EOS Bodies / Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
« on: October 01, 2012, 08:54:40 PM »
I sold my 1Ds3 because it SUCKS at ISO's higher than 1600/2000.  And in this day and age, I really don't need the burden of having a seperate camera for each and every situation.  1DX/5D3 combo covers everything possible.
I have a 5 d mark II already so high ISP is reasonably covered, of course I would much rather a 1 dx/ 5d3 but I do love the colors from my newly acquired 1ds mark III. I am not crazy about the buffer only holding 10 to 12 raw files, but this is a studio camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
« on: September 30, 2012, 07:31:16 PM »
I found and purchased a perfect condition 1ds mark III for 2000 dollars from a really nice guy that was simply retiring. He gave me pelican 1620 case and many extras. I couldn't be happier with the camera. If decided to get a 5 d mark III iy will have to drop a lot in price at this point.
Thanks to every one who responded

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