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Great work. Somewhat off topic question though... Do you mount your Tokina 11-16 on your 5D3 at all? I have a tokina 11-16 and will be getting a 5D3 very soon and wanted to know if it was worth bringing in my camera bag or just keeping it in the car with my "emergency" crop body. Is the bower significantly sharper? I'm aware the tokina is usable at 14mm on up and I don't mind the vignette too much.

Thank you =)
I often prefer my bower 14mm over the tokina but I always keep it in my bag when I'm doing wide shots incase I don't want the curved edges of the bower. It is definitely a nice lens and vignette free at 16mm. The bower 14mm is better then the tokina at 14mm but if the tokina is the only super wide that you have then it is great on the 5D. Def. keep in you bag. Also the bower is not AF and the tokina is, so that is good for event situations when you need AF.

Stupid question, Bower and Samyang 14mm 2.8 are the same thing but under different brand names?

I am on the same boat as Chosenbydestiny. I have never seen any sample shots of Tokina 11-16 on a 5D, let alone on a 5DIII. Would be of great help if you have any real life shots using this setup, I was wondering just how bad the vignette is really. I dont mind the falloff that much as long as its not too crazy.

Update: Here is an example i found on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/supermariano81/6853478324/#

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Lenses / Re: Calibrate Canon 24-70L?
« on: October 11, 2012, 02:28:42 AM »
100% crop

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Lenses / Re: Calibrate Canon 24-70L?
« on: October 11, 2012, 02:27:37 AM »
Ok, so here it is. I haven't gotten around shooting at a brick wall yet. But I think I will throw in more tests. This is what I did

1) mounted on a tripod, 70mm, set to AV priority, @5.6, ISO 100, AWB. Center focus point selected. Shot in a living room at night.

2) shot normally (2 sec timer, mirror lockup enabled) @ 5.6 aperture

3) live view (2 sec timer, AF Live) @ 5.6 aperture

If I did this right, then OMG. The shots from AF Live, is way sharper then normal Phase detect AF. I am including the full shot and a 100% crop of the top part of the book.

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Lenses / Re: Calibrate Canon 24-70L?
« on: October 10, 2012, 10:52:15 PM »
Thanks guys, I will check out the test you fine folks suggested and will post back here!

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Lenses / Calibrate Canon 24-70L?
« on: October 10, 2012, 09:08:14 AM »
I just wanted to know how I can calibrate the AF of my Canon 24-70L when mounted on a Canon 60D. Since there is no AFMA in the 60D does that mean my only resolution is to send it to Canon and have them take a look at it? Also, I dont know if its really an AF issue, it's known to be soft at f2.8 but when set to f5.6 or above it starts to become sharper but still not quite as sharp as I was hoping an expensive lens like this to be. Is this really a known property of this lens? You know, being a little soft. :(

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Lanscape: 5D mkIII 24-70mmL
« on: October 09, 2012, 04:46:35 AM »
24-70mm F/2.8 L is a very sharp lens .However,I found most of the time not wide enough for landscape work.


Canon 5DMark III + Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 L for landscape work

What was the aperture set to on this shot? Also was it on a tripod?

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Added two more (5DIII + 135L F2):





Holy details and colors! is that 100% crop on the first image? If not, is it possibe to share the 100% crop on the subject! I'd like to see how crazy detail 5dIII paired with 135 looks like! If this is it, its already nice and sharp! Kudos!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5d Mark III Shadow recovery
« on: October 08, 2012, 10:59:24 PM »
Is there any place where we can get 5d mk iii sample Raw files so we can play around how much detail we can recover from the shadows. And is the ISO level in 5d mk iii superior at 6400 compared let's say d600 or d800? I was trying the raw files from dpreview but some thing from a more natural setting (environment, landscape, outdoor or indoor portrait) would give help clear out how much we can recover without creating those nasty bandings and noise.
You do not create banding and noise, it is just there, and if you boost the exposure enough, you will see it.  It seldom shows in a print, only when you look at the image at 1:1.
The issue with obtaining raw images is that every image is different, so its easy to manipluate the results by selecting one that shows whatever you want.  Then you make a general statement about how wonderful or how awful it is.
As you raise the ISO, the DR and the ability to recover shadows lessens.  The D800, for example is supurb at ISO 100, but at 12800, the 5D MK III is better.  However, at very high ISO settings, neither will tolerate a poorly exposed shot, it must be right-on.  Forget about pulling up shadows at ISO 12800.

Lol, yeah meant to say revealing those banding. I felt it was considerably less in 5d mk iii version of the raw file.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5d Mark III Shadow recovery
« on: October 08, 2012, 10:24:35 PM »
Is there any place where we can get 5d mk iii sample Raw files so we can play around how much detail we can recover from the shadows. And is the ISO level in 5d mk iii superior at 6400 compared let's say d600 or d800? I was trying the raw files from dpreview but some thing from a more natural setting (environment, landscape, outdoor or indoor portrait) would give help clear out how much we can recover without creating those nasty bandings and noise.

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Not sure, but wasn't there rumors of some announcements to be made in terms of gears in Photoplus in late Oct (i.e 27-28th)? I cant recall, and I could be totally wrong about the rumors though.

If you dont have any immediate shooting needs then maybe hold out till the end of October to see what's on the horizon and if those newly announced specs and their release dates aren't too tempting then maybe you could just buy now and later sell them off once the newer variants are released. I doubt the successor are going to be released anytime soon. Maybe March of 2013?


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Lovely shots friedmud! Thanks a lot for all the nice suggestions guys. Yeah, I am leaning towards the Manfrotto 055XProb, just trying to figure out which head to get with it. The 322RC2 grip ball head looks nice!
I was initially looking at the Manfrotto 294 Aluminum 3-Section Tripod W/QR Ballhead: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/748116-REG/Manfrotto_MK294A3_A0RC2_294_Aluminum_3_Section_Tripod.html

and this one from Oben: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/687307-REG/Oben_AT_3410_BA_00T_AT_3410_Aluminum_Folding_Tripod.html


But if 055XProb is the way to go then will most likely get that. I forgot to mention, I tend to take panorama shots of landscapes, architecture so was wondering if there are anything I need to keep in mind when getting a tripod + head.

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Lenses / Re: Wide or ultra-wide angle with excellent corner performance
« on: October 06, 2012, 07:51:34 AM »
Damn, I cant believe how awesome this lens is for its price. I just checked out photozone's samples and the ones in samyang flickr groups. Freakin sharp and lovely contrast! O_o The corners are amazing for its class!

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I am looking to get myself a tripod that is suitable for the listed gears. I am looking to get something that is well built, sturdy and will last a long time. I often like to take long exposure shots, often in portrait modes as well. I would like something that is easy and that you can quickly tumble the mounted gear. I liked those ball joint heads as I thought it was pretty intuitive and easy to use. I currently have a couple of old tripods and I hate screwing and unscrewing knobs to tilt or swivel in order to get the desired frame for the shot.

Oh, so I do landscape. Like shooting from low angles as well. If there are any features in tripod that I may like then by all means please suggest them. I dont have much idea about tripods hence the post.

I would use the tripods to mount the following gears
5D Mark III, with attached lens such as
1) 24-70L f2.8
2) 70-200 f2.8 L IS

I dont see myself ever using lenses heavier than the 70-200. That being said I would like something that can bear the load and wont wobble in windy conditions. Any advice is greatly appreciated. ^_^

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X
« on: October 02, 2012, 09:26:47 PM »

Red XII by Dhanad Islam, on Flickr


Bindu by Dhanad Islam, on Flickr


As We Go Down by Dhanad Islam, on Flickr

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« on: October 02, 2012, 09:22:25 PM »

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