The dog dragged us to the beach today, Saunton Sands in Devon, UK if you're wondering.
The light was quite unusual.
The light was quite unusual.
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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?
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.
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?
The fibers in carbon fiber components are usually from a cloth so alignment is easy.... It's sort of like with fiberglass.you could lay up fiberglass cloth in a mold or you could use "chop glass", where short fibers were blown in place.... The chop layup is faster and cheaper, but the laid up cloth is both lighter and stronger.
BTW, we use carbon-fibre dishes in aircraft and on the satellites..... They are far better than metal dishes, particularly with thermal stability and weight.
Look at the mount on the body, it's metal, but what is it attached to?
..... Under it is the same image reduced by 1.6x1.6 times the number of pixels (= 750x594) to mimick what would be the effect of going to FF with the same no. of megapixels on the sensor. .....
from what I see there's no inexpensive way to get cracking shots at long focal lengths on a budget.
I would suggest that you are better off sticking to the 7D with the 100-400 rather than shooting with the FF + 100-400 + 1.4TC.
I tried this combo and it worked reasonably in good light. That said, if you are looking for pixel level sharpness, forget it. Also, if you are shooting birds in the trees, you lose AF, hit a max aperture of f/8 and in dark foliage, are at ever increasing ISOs to render the images unusable.
Personally, I would prefer to use the extenders only with a f/2.8 or a f/4 lens.
I was going to Post this Image in the "Bird Portraits" section, after all, it is a BIF.
Except in this case it's a Baboon in Flight, similar, but different.
1Dx 400f/2.8, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/5000th ISO200
I start with the assumption that Canon know a lot more about making cameras than I do.
That's the spirit, I'll remember to nominate you for the "Canon compliance of the year" award :-p ... but you're correct, not every design decision is "crippling", but as it happens this one is different because ML has proven that auto iso with flash is no problem at all - you can use other iso settings manually, so there is really no reason why the camera shouldn't be able to select the iso according to the ambient light as usual and then let ettl decide the rest.
You mean as my 1Dx does, as I just pointed out.
I guess your 1Dx is different from my 1D X.
The issue at hand is when a Speedlite is attached, Canon cameras default to ISO 400 when they are set to Auto ISO. Are you saying your camera does something different?
I wrote another topic about this, but here is my observation:
I've find a cool way to use safety shift in 5D. If you use Tv mode and safety shift (ISO), camera will use as high ISO as needed. It actually works identically w/wo flash.
The best thing is that you can use autoISO or set ISO manually. If you set ISO manually, consider your setting as a minimum ISO setting, camera will rise it anyways when needed. This is very nice feature in low light, where fill flash is needed. You can, for example, set high ISO to have f2-2.8, but when it gets darker, f1.2-1.8 are used and if that is not enough, ISO will be risen even more.