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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available
« on: October 30, 2013, 08:41:59 AM »
The 5D3 gets neglected again with the true potential of the camera left crippled by firmware.

The 1DX gets all the post-development and we 5D3 owners get simple bug fixes.

Dissapointed Canon.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Doing a school photo shoot
« on: October 08, 2013, 05:00:53 PM »
I really want to keep the hassle factor to a minimum with this one - anyone using any UK based companies to do their school shoots?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Doing a school photo shoot
« on: October 08, 2013, 03:41:35 AM »
I was thinking, to make things easy and preserve the way which the parents have been presented with their photos, of using a company to handle the packs and prints.

This is one I have found:  http://myschoolpictures.co.uk/

They do everything from producing your sample packs to the finished orders in bags complete with mounts.

Any alternatives in the UK that anyone uses?

Much simpler that using Photoshop and producing my own sample sheets.

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Software & Accessories / Doing a school photo shoot
« on: October 07, 2013, 06:25:07 AM »
I have been offered the chance to do my local school photoshoot.

This will involve shooting approx 300 kids pictures, producing proof sheets with prices and supplying the pics in mounts, etc.

I am an experienced photographer so the picture taking doesn't worry me but I need some help in the production of the proof packs and possibly the mounts etc.

I have found a few companies that will offer the whole service to me but are these any good or just a costly luxury?

Is there software that can produce the contact sheets for me and I could do it myself (although the amount of work in this would be huge).

Any advice from active school photographers out there would be greatly appreciated.

I am based in the UK.

Cheers
Scott

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300 mm F/2.8 L IS USM Lens with a 2X III TC
« on: September 30, 2013, 08:24:52 PM »
Where are you? You are welcome to use mine.

South Lanarkshire, just below Glasgow in Scotland.
Hey scott i am in motherwell not far from you :)

Yip - just 15 minutes down the road - you got a 300?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300 mm F/2.8 L IS USM Lens with a 2X III TC
« on: September 25, 2013, 03:31:39 AM »
Where are you? You are welcome to use mine.

South Lanarkshire, just below Glasgow in Scotland.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: RAW or JPEG
« on: September 24, 2013, 05:10:08 PM »
100% RAW for me - no brainer.

Dont think my 5D3 has ever taken a JPEG shot.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: focus-- 5diii
« on: September 24, 2013, 05:08:33 PM »
I have a 5D3 and I select an AF point closest to where I want to focus, back-button AF to lock and move to recompose then shoot.
This minimises the chance that re-composing would change the AF plane of focus.

Works well for me.

Also, I try and shoot portraits in the studio at f8 or f11 - nice sharp aperture for my lens and decent depth of field to work with too.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300 mm F/2.8 L IS USM Lens with a 2X III TC
« on: September 24, 2013, 04:48:04 PM »
Maybe need to find someone near me with a 300mm f2.8L to try it for myself.

Too expensive a mistake to make if I get this wrong.

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Lenses / Re: digitalrev return policy
« on: September 24, 2013, 04:46:07 PM »
I have used EGlobalDigital in the past - bought my main 2 L Lenses from then because they were significantly cheaper than I could get them anywhere else.

My first order got held in customs for 2 weeks but the lens was perfect and the second, my 70-200mm f2.8L II was with me in three days.
Because of the delay with the first lens they knocked another £35 off the price of the lens and gave me free express shipping.

I was very nervous about ordering from HK but the company were excellent and the lenses in perfect condition.

I saved almost £1k on the two lenses so I am happy.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300 mm F/2.8 L IS USM Lens with a 2X III TC
« on: September 23, 2013, 03:55:45 PM »
Hi Scott,

I currently have the exact same setup -- 5D3, 300 2.8L IS MkI and I am currently looking for a 2xIII.  I PM'd another CR person several months back -- username "Harv" -- and he had sent me some samples of pics with that rig and I have to say they were totally crisp and clear.

Based on Harv's examples, image quality looks fantastic and at about 1/2 the cost of a used 600mm but with all the maneuverability of the 300.

It is sharpness and AF quality that is my main concern with the combination - I know the 300 is sharp but it's how much the 2 X III TC effects it.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300 mm F/2.8 L IS USM Lens with a 2X III TC
« on: September 23, 2013, 02:57:32 AM »
Hi Bernie,

It was you that first recommended the 300mm f2.8 to me and I have always been very impressed with your shots - especially the clarity of them.

I love that shot - focus and exposure is on the money - especially given the grey subject, grey sky and overall lack of contrast.

Like I mentioned, I did Leuchars with my 70-200 f2.8 l II with a 2 X III TC on it and found I was at the 400mm end virtually constantly and cropping heavily in post.
So the 300mm could be an option for me.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300 mm F/2.8 L IS USM Lens with a 2X III TC
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:04:20 PM »
Many thanks for the great info posted.

What would we consider is a good airshow lens then?

With our without the TC and something that is affordable but while retaining good quality.

The 300mm f2.8L mark 1 was recommended to me by a Flickr associate who uses it to get some amazing shots with a 2.0TC.

This shot was taken by him with the EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bjcc/9775898202/#

This shot is lovely and sharp - just what I am looking for.



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Lenses / Canon EF 300 mm F/2.8 L IS USM Lens with a 2X III TC
« on: September 20, 2013, 07:17:51 AM »
Anyone used the Canon EF 300 mm F/2.8 L IS USM Lens with a 2X III TC?
How does it perform for AF, etc?

It will be the Mark I version of this lens I will be using - for air shows mainly.

Looking for something that will focus quickly and be razor sharp - I have heard very good reports of the 300mm F/2.8L and it;s reputation for sharpness but am concerned how the 2X III TC will effect it.

Body I will be using is a 5D mark III.

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: September 15, 2013, 04:05:29 PM »

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