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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« on: April 10, 2013, 08:22:27 AM »
2x landscape shifted images

The Shrine by ncsabkk, on Flickr

3x portrait shifted images (handheld)

The Dome by ncsabkk, on Flickr

I also had this issue when moving up to the 5DIII, no matter what updates were applied etc - yet the 7D & 5DII bodies worked as expected - so I invested in a card reader.

Having now upgraded OS X to 10.8.3 - for my 5DIII I can now import into LR4 over the usb wire direct from the camera - but I will continue to use the card reader.

Lenses / Re: TS-E 45mm & TS-E 90mm Finally Getting Replaced? [CR1]
« on: March 15, 2013, 04:28:22 PM »
The TS-E 90 is a superb lens but what would make it better is to allow for independent movements of the shift vs tilt such as the TS-E 17 & TS-E24 II received - this would allow Canon to add the Red ring onto the 90mm lens and if they can make it any sharper from what it already is that would be an extra bonus.

I would change my TS-E 90 to the II model simply for the independent movements and may consider the 45mm if the IQ is greatly improved.

Lenses / Re: New wide angle lens for FF
« on: March 14, 2013, 07:35:11 AM »
For landscapes you will of course be stopping down so that opens up more lens choice but if you are also looking for low light work then the 24 1.4 is a great option.

I find that 24mm is not wide enough on FF and use the 17-40 but also the TS-E 24 which is really worth its cost - the movements on the new TS-E models really do provide flexibility and I am finding I use the 17-40 less and less, it will also depend on your budget too.

- TS-E 24 II
- 17-40
- 24 1.4

- TS-E 17 (but not easy to adapt for filter use)

Software & Accessories / Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« on: March 07, 2013, 02:53:31 PM »
When CamRanger is connected to the camera body LV on the camera is not operational, this saves on batteries for one.  All controls are sent to the iOS device, they are developing Andriod and have a beta OS X client which works well.

Thanks digital.paradise

I was actually looking only for a remote that could simply trip the shutter but will keep your advice in mind as my speedlites increase in number.

Thanks ncsa!

Camranger looks interesting. It'd be great to complete live view on the iPad / iPhone. Pity they don't ship it to India. I tried a search and it looks like a similar product is available for preorder at BH photo-

How do the specs compare to the Camranger? Also, will the camera LV also be active while using Camranger?

Thanks Neuro!

I will buy the Giga Pro II. It's got a pretty good reach of 100m and will meet my requirements nicely.

Thanks Stoneysnapper!

Do you lose the settings if the trigger turns off? If not, I probably could live with it the same way my phone locks up after every 5mins  ;)

Software & Accessories / Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:07:52 AM »
If you already have iOS devices. iPAD, iPhone, then check out the CamRanger - it works very well in remote control / release of the camera.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: March 06, 2013, 06:22:18 AM »

Orange by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Dragonfly by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Bee by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: March 06, 2013, 06:09:22 AM »
This is probably my most favourite lens....


picked for you by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Reya by ncsabkk, on Flickr

G by ncsabkk, on Flickr

the wait by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Was looking for something else and came across this thread which may have some relevance to you ... apparently there are various versions of the Kenko 1.4x TC ...

My version has a green dot next to the made in Japan and operates with the 5D3

Thread here ....

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: February 27, 2013, 07:37:35 AM »

Reya by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« on: February 27, 2013, 02:35:17 AM »
Live view for the TS-E lenses helps on the focusing side but more importantly in the exposure because as soon as any of these lenses are shifted or tilt is used, then the camera auto-exposure will get it wrong.

There is also camranger tool which allows you to tether an iPhone/iPad for live view on a bigger screen

Why do you believe that live view is "vital" for this lens?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Extenders - Kenko vs Canon 1.4's & 2.0's
« on: February 27, 2013, 02:26:22 AM »
No worries - good luck

Thanks mate, helps heaps. I'll wait for the tubes, have a play with those and then I'll look at getting the kenko. Appreciate you testing your gear & thanks to everyone else.  :D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Extenders - Kenko vs Canon 1.4's & 2.0's
« on: February 25, 2013, 05:16:07 AM »
I have tried in very quick succession using the Kenko 1.4x 300 DGX TC with the following Canon lenses on a 5D3 body (FW 1.1.3) 17-40 f4, 35 f1.4, 135 f2, 24-105 IS f4, TS-E 90 f2.8, 100 f2.8 IS L macro, 200 f2.8 II and all appear to function correctly reporting the correct f-stop adjustment and focus as expected.

As mentioned earlier in changing between lenses I ensure that the body is powered off, battery is still installed....this simply could be enough, but I do not use it extensively its a just incase where a bit extra reach is needed.  As it has been working I did not go hunting for any compatibility issues.

I have had this DGX model since Jul '11 so not sure if there are newer versions with other FW which could a cause ..

Hope that helps.

I have the Kenko 1.4x 300 DGX version and have not experienced the issues of lockup

Interesting.. If you can confirm that there's no issue then I think I'll go ahead and buy the kenko 1.4x. I've already bought the tubes. :)

Thanks ncsa for your help.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:54:35 AM »
TS-E 17mm + shift

Yarra by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Extenders - Kenko vs Canon 1.4's & 2.0's
« on: February 24, 2013, 02:43:46 PM »
I have the Kenko 1.4x 300 DGX version and have not experienced the issues of lockup - this is news to me other than a few comments here by other members.

I will try to do some tests to see if this does happen on my kit - Kenko do state that when mounting/dismounting this TC that the body is powered off due to the electronics inside the TC so this is what I have always followed.

Mt Spokane, I use the 60D at times when I need the extra reach but thanks for the heads up.

Ncsa, I think you've convinced me there. I don't shoot critters much, so the MP-E 65 although interesting, probably isn't for me. I'm just looking for the occasional extra reach on my current lenses. 

The Kenko 1.4 you're using, is that a Kenko TelePlus MC4 AF 1.4X DGX? or the Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x AF? The Pro300 is the one that has issues with the 5D is that right?

Thanks again.

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