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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Is Sony junk....
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:15:59 PM »

In spite of my dislike of Sony as a company, their digital cameras are one of their bright spots right now, and are making money.
Where Sony is bleeding is in the Television and Phone part of the business.  Its dragging down the whole company.  That's where you may see some cuts.

Did you have a source for that info?

Lenses / Re: Stacked TCs - 1.4x III + 12mm Extension Tube + 2x III
« on: January 29, 2014, 01:10:35 PM »
I just tried focussing on closer subjects. The AF on 5DIII and 70D both failed, but the liveview on the 70D was spot on. So, perhaps this is the reason why I thought previously the tube didn't work? It makes me really glad I bought the 70D and sold the 7D because the latter had very poor AF on the 300/2.8 + 2xTC whereas the 70D is very good, and it has amazing liveview focussing.

I never got on with the 300/2.8 + 2xtc on the 7d. It was not workable for me, just too slow for wild life, but it should always focus using normal AF. I used to turn off the search for focus option. Or it would take ages to focus. But its great on the 5d3 or 1dx. In fact its probably my fav lens on the 1Dx and very often hand held at that.

But I don't think I would ever use the stacked converters for wild life. The IS is best turned off and the whole set up has to be well supported. Due to the lack of light you are going to need such slow shutter speeds its not really what you want for fast moving wild life in poor light. And that's always what I seem to be taking photo's of.  :)

Lenses / Re: Stacked TCs - 1.4x III + 12mm Extension Tube + 2x III
« on: January 27, 2014, 12:38:11 AM »
There was a thread about this. On the basis of the posts,  I bought a Canon extension tube for my 1.4x and 2x series III TCs and 300mm f/2.8 II . The lens wouldn't focus on a 5DIII, irrespective of the order of the TCs.

Have you tried manual Focus? Or using live View? Both work for me on the 5D.

normal A can be hit or miss. It's hardly surprising as we are doing something canon specifically don't facilitate as the converters don't stack.

Lenses / Re: Stacked TCs - 1.4x III + 12mm Extension Tube + 2x III
« on: January 26, 2014, 05:39:52 PM »
here's one with a 12mm extension tube. I don't know if all lenses will do this. its a 300mm 2.8 with both converters.

on a light weight tripod, so it could have been better with better support.

Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: January 22, 2014, 05:31:48 PM »
I've just joined the forum and have very much enjoyed seeing everyone's photos of their dogs.

This is Henry, my dog, an English Cocker Spaniel, with whom I am absolutely smitten!

You caught a great expression on his face.

And welcome to CR

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 22, 2014, 05:30:28 PM »
I find the barn owl one of the more enigmatic birds. I've never caught an image of one that dose them justice but I'm fairly please with this one.

Barn Owl - Devon by Tom W W, on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: January 22, 2014, 03:48:25 PM »

Bugsy dragged us down to the beach the other day.

Bugsy on the Beach by Tom W W, on Flickr

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 21, 2014, 08:29:48 AM »
I´m the guy who swapped the gear with Scott Kelby  ;D
So you gave him a brand new camera in exchange for his old worn-out one  ;D

Its humour dude! get over it.  ;D

This is one example at 100%. The other problem pixels were red or blue.
Thanks for killing my first thread btw. This will be my last.
Cheers for all the genuine help ;)

That's a screen grab rather than a copy of the problem image. Somehow this seems strange. The OP sounds upset at several people being rather suspicious. Maybe he really is not getting peoples reasoning and so not understanding. It would have been good to see an image straight from a raw converter like LR or DPP.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: January 19, 2014, 06:02:49 PM »
I've always liked high contrast images, so was pleased to get these today.

Not the easyist light, but the 5D3 did well.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 19, 2014, 05:24:48 PM »
The dog dragged us to the beach today, Saunton Sands in Devon, UK if you're wondering.

The light was quite unusual.

Software & Accessories / Re: Need very large camera backpack
« on: January 15, 2014, 03:51:03 AM »
I use the low pro 600, you can certainly cram in a lot of kit.

but i have been told by a couple of seasoned travelers never to pack the camera attached to a long lens. To reduce the risk of damage to the mounts. You might like to consider this.

If you would like me to test the 200-400 in the case I can let you have my shipping address.  :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just got 5D MK III. What do I check?
« on: January 13, 2014, 05:57:32 PM »
Hi everyone,

I just got a Canon 5D MK III in my hands. What should I check and look out for before the return period expires on me?

Thank you,

check you know how to use it, you know composition etc, then get out and enjoy. Don't bother looking for problems it'smuch more fun using them rather than looking to try and find a problem, you can catch trollitus infections.

Canon General / Re: What is the problem with Canon
« on: January 09, 2014, 04:28:10 PM »
all fine and well.
BUT ... a high-res, high DR, hi-ISO 1Ds III succesor is now overdue by more than a year.
1D X really is only the - very good! - successor to the 1D IV. 

Same situation as the overdue D4x for Nikon. But at least they got a D800E for hi-res, high DR.

Overdue in some peoples opinion, and I expect they want it for p&s money.  ::)

I took this shot today. It had far more resolution than I needed as I had to reduce the size considerably. And I'm happy with how it handled challenging lighting. And it was a grab shot in a hurry as I was limited by not wanting to fly into the flight path of a fast jet.

Some people make do with what they have and can still be creative.

Canon General / Re: What is the problem with Canon
« on: January 09, 2014, 03:54:03 PM »
I shoot with a 1Ds MkIII and basically love it but, it has horrible ISO performance and relatively low MP count as compared to Sony's chip in their, and Nikon's, cameras.  I continue to read that Canon has a comparable chip in testing as well as a crop chip, also in testing, that supposedly surpasses anything out there.
So, I ask you...what is the delay???       >:(

What did Sony have at the time of release for the 1ds3?


Are we really comparing a camera from 2007 with cameras from 2012-2013?

and some of us are ignoring the blimming obvious 1Dx that many people manage to take some great pictures with.

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