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Lenses / Re: Unable to AFMA 70-200mm 2.8 is II
« on: November 28, 2012, 12:54:46 AM »
You are not too picky.

I have similar problems with my 5D3 and my L lenses.

I sent my lenses, along with my 5d2, 5D3, and 50D to get calibrated.  I got the equipment back from Canon, and was very disappointed.  To make it worse, I did this prior to an African Safari, and got way more duds than keepers.

If you send them in, be very careful on checking out the gear before you take it out on an important shoot.


I have found Rich at Focal to be very responsive.  Why don't you zip an email with your specs, and he will let you know for sure.


All great info.

I have an iMac however, and these solutions alone don't work because the monitors are too bright.  Other software (3rd party) has to be purchased and installed separately.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 09, 2012, 12:50:02 AM »
Thank you so much- nice to get feedback.


Secretary bird, taking flight.

Scott, that Secretary Bird image is fantastic!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 09, 2012, 12:22:23 AM »


200mm & 1.4III
F/4.5 1/3200 ISO 800

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:00:07 PM »
Thank you so much.

I believe I shot in manual.
I used 5D III, ISO 400, 1/640, f4.5, 70-200, 2.8 IS II @ 200 mm.  I was about 15 feet away, and it was a bit overcast.

Bee Eater
Lovely! I love those birds. Many of them have distinctive looking heads. I mean like they seem to show you a character from a story...

What did you use to shoot this picture? What were your settings and time of day?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 08, 2012, 08:26:58 PM »
Bee Eater

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 08, 2012, 08:24:06 PM »
King Fisher snacking on grasshopper

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 08, 2012, 08:20:59 PM »
Secretary bird, taking flight.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1D MKIV To 1DX
« on: November 05, 2012, 11:51:32 PM »
So I have the 5D3.  What about your experience with the upgrade?

How does your "hit rate" compare between the cameras?


I'll be upgrading AND keeping the 1D4. I love this camera and value the APS-H sensor.
Other than APS-H, the only significant thing I'll miss from the 1D4 is the illuminated red AF points.

But it's the sheer power of the AF that is a prime attraction of the 1DX for the way I work. After working for a few months with the 5D3 I think I have some reality on the AF capabilities of the 1DX. Plenty of others have had very high expectations and not been disappointed.


1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 03, 2012, 02:54:14 AM »

I can't seem to get anything this sharp out of my 5D3-hmmm.
Plus your colors are great.

The compositions are wonderful too.  Great job.


Australia / Re: Legal question on photography
« on: October 20, 2012, 10:22:32 AM »
I'm not a lawyer, but it sounds like a contract and if you use the ticket you agree to the terms of that contract.  The question is: what are the potential remedies if you get caught breaching the contract?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III - battery problem
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:27:10 AM »
You may have a camera problem.  Seems strange that two batteries would be bad.  Got any friends with a 5d3 that you can test with those batteries?  Do you have a battery from the 5d2 to try?  Maybe take the camera to a shop and try one of their cameras or batteries.


Yesterday I received 5d III. I got an extra battery too, Canon genuine (I ordered everything from B&H so no doubt in that).

This morning, as my first battery was about to get empty, I had swaped it with the other one and got cannot communicate error. I chose cancel and put the one that was at some 15% before back in.
For some reason I got the same error for that battery as well.
Now it seems that I have an issue with both batteries.

What should I do? I mean, it is a $3000 camera and the second day I used it...
Is this a firmware problem? The camera came with 1.1.3 Is there a way to reload it?

I cannot belive that once I finally got the camera I have to send it back.  :o
Should I ask for a new one?

Is this acctually a battery or a camera problem?

Canon General / Re: Out of Focus Photos!!!
« on: October 19, 2012, 07:41:11 PM »
I have experienced this myself, sadly.

If you are panning, use IS mode 2.

Case 5 or 8 may help.  Not sure why this happened to you or to me.


Animal Kingdom / Re: Need help - photographs on dull days
« on: September 08, 2012, 10:29:30 PM »
Would you consider flash with high speed synch, and a better beamer?  This is a difficult scenario indeed.


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