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I have the 100mm 2.8l macro and I love it. It's my favorite lense. I hear the non-L has identical image quality when you don't have a need for th IS. With the 2.8L you still need a tripod for great macro shots so IS wont matter there. If you are on a budget, I would get the non-L version. I bought the L because I needed a portrait lens as well so I figured two birds with one badass stone.  The non-L version is practically a steal in my eyes for macro!

Lenses / Re: Which Macro Lens Would You Recommend?
« on: August 13, 2012, 03:03:23 PM »
I honestly love the 100mm 2.8l IS. The IS works great for handheld but you better use a tripod for 1:1. Also you better manual focus at 1:1. Other than that its amazing and you really cannot fault it for those two things since all macros are that way. I looked at the 100mm 2.8 non-L version when deciding and to be honest, I have never once felt regret after getting the 2.8L lens in my hand.

Lenses / MRC or single coating for 10 stop ND
« on: August 13, 2012, 02:59:46 PM »
Hi all. I have been wondering if I need MRC on a 10 stop B+W ND filter. The price difference is 60 bucks more than the single coating. At 10 stops of light reduction, is it worth the extra expense?

Lenses / Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« on: August 13, 2012, 02:17:52 PM »
Ah good to know. Thanks Neuro! When I get this lens I will go for the XS-Pro. To the OP..get the XS-Pro and not the slim line. The Slim line has no front threading for any additional filters and sucks for keeping a lens cap on.

Lenses / Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« on: August 13, 2012, 01:59:22 PM »
I am thinking about buying that lens in a few months. I always use b+w filters on everything. For the 70-200, I would think a regular F-Pro mount B+W wouldnt cause vignetting. I have never used that lens though. The F-pro mount is 5mm thick I believe.

For protection buy one of their clear multicoated. You can get it in UV haze or no UV haze. I usually buy the cheaper one but lean towards the no UV haze version.

No Haze-http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/475495-REG/B_W_661001705_77mm_007_Protection_Clear.html ~$79

At 10 dollar difference I would buy the no haze.

For the polarizer, I bought a top notch one with my first lens and use step rings for all my other lenses. If you need more than one great polarizer, buying the 82mm and stepping down is the way to go especially if you plan on using canon's 16-35mm 2.8L II or the upcoming 24-70 2.8l IS II.

(B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter) ~$250

(B+W 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter) ~$144

EOS Bodies / Re: 5dIII hot pixel question
« on: July 29, 2012, 06:23:00 PM »
I thought this was pretty interesting. I used the up arrow next to the histogram in ACR and it showed this at 66.7%. The larger dots all correlate with a hot pixel when I turn off that setting. Are the other ones pixels that have been mapped out?


EOS Bodies / Re: 5dIII hot pixel question
« on: July 29, 2012, 05:50:49 PM »
Also do you guys noticed different colors of black when you zoom into your test pictures. Zoom into mine and there are a lot of black and lighter black patches.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5dIII hot pixel question
« on: July 29, 2012, 05:32:41 PM »
oh wow. Do any show up in pictures you take?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MkIII w/BG-E11 Date Time issue
« on: July 28, 2012, 08:54:45 PM »
It's possible those are stored in memory. Try using the camera for a bit without the grip and see if the time stays accurate. If so return the grip.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5dIII hot pixel question
« on: July 28, 2012, 06:58:19 PM »
Lol I wish you luck. Let me know what you find so I can make a comparison to what is standard on these cameras.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MkIII w/BG-E11 Date Time issue
« on: July 28, 2012, 04:57:53 PM »
Yeah sounds like what Drizz said. Same thing happens with computers and the battery on the motherboards. Iv bought brand new ones that we dead on arrival. 2-3 dollar fix. If not, exchange it if you have a return policy.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5dIII hot pixel question
« on: July 28, 2012, 04:38:55 PM »
Thanks. That is what I thought. I hate to exchange things but in this case because of the money I want it to be almost perfect. 1 or 2 speckled in different places wouldnt be too bad. Anyone else think this is not acceptable? I hope the one I exchange for is not worse.

EOS Bodies / 5dIII hot pixel question
« on: July 28, 2012, 02:06:41 AM »
Hi all. I just upgraded from my 20d to a 5dIII. I love it but today I noticed a bright red dot in a picture without enlarging the picture. I went back and enlarged others around the same spot and could find the dot again at all ISO's.. even at 100. I just did a 30 second exposure at 800 ISO with the lens cap on and I got this.
Now I expect a couple bad pixels but I can count about 12 spots and some spots have way more than just 1 bad pixel I believe. I tried the manual cleaning trick multiple times for up to 4 minutes and I still have atleast 10 spots and it seems to not be improving so I stopped. Is this average or did I get a lemon? Also adobe camera raw fixes about 2/3rds of them but definitely not all now that I know where to look. I have 23 more days to return it to amazon. Thanks guys for your help.

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