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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 08, 2014, 01:52:33 PM »
I've had a play with it very briefly.  I just happened to subscribe to CC last week when the 9.99 was available for people who don't own previous PS versions.  You can add from the iPads camera roll which means you can also use a camera connection kit and add to the camera roll and then into the LR Mobile app.  You have to go to the collections screen and then there is a settings button on the lower right of each collection thumbnail and you get the option there to add from the camera roll.

Adjustments are fast and you can do all the adjustments in the main basic area of LR but not the Detail or any of the others.  You can crop and you can do very quick flag and rejects by just swiping up or down respectively.  It immediately syncs back your changes to LR on your home computer if you are connected to internet.  You can tell it to use 3G or not if you have 3G iPad.
In LR on your computer you can only sync from your collections pane and only base level collections can be selected (you can't select an entire collection set in one click) also you can't select individual pictures to sync (at least so far I can't find a way) so it may make more sense to make a dedicated collection for syncing and then reorder back at home??  Sync is fairly slow, I did 180 photos and it took at least 15-20 mins to get them all up to the iPad.

First impressions:  somewhat useful for me...maybe....I will need to see if I can move files directly from memory card onto iPad and into LR but I can't see that working very well if you haven't already loaded the raws on your main computer/drives.  It would end up being just a jpeg that would get synced and wouldn't have any relation to the raw file that you may import later at home??

Funny I just subscribed to the CC Photoshop Photography Program in the last few days too.
I was going to explain the iPad camera roll import thing but you've saved me the trouble  :)
I've had a quick play and think it's pretty good. No problems here with syncing. I just simply created a collection called iPad dedicated for my camera roll imports.

For those claiming this as 'ammo'...  The complaints I've seen (and heard, including video) have all been about a clicking sound from the ZOOM ring, this post is about the FOCUS ring.  I trust that Canon knows the difference.

Or maybe that's the exact reason we aren't getting any help - they got the two rings mixed up in the memo! ;D :P

That would be alarming to say the least!

For those claiming this as 'ammo'...  The complaints I've seen (and heard, including video) have all been about a clicking sound from the ZOOM ring, this post is about the FOCUS ring.  I trust that Canon knows the difference.

Exactly my thoughts as soon as I read this article. All the noise issues people have had is with the ticking zoom action and not the focus ring...which is virtually silent.  :o

EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 12:21:35 PM »
It's going to be the new Canon EOS 8D  ;D

Lenses / Re: Soon to be MP-E 65 owner has a couple questions
« on: February 24, 2014, 03:02:47 PM »
slclick, I have mine set up exactly the same as neuroanatomist for the same reasons mentioned.
The B+W filter you mention would be my recommendation too. Either the clear or UV version.

I like the hood and recommend that too. You may struggle to find one though. Think I got mine sent over from Germany in the end.

Lenses / Re: Strange AFMA results with canon 50 f1.4
« on: February 23, 2014, 07:57:07 AM »
Having searched for this problem now it appears that this is common with this lens design. It suffers from focus shift with aperture changes.  :( what a pain.

So I've kind of settled on leaving it set to +10 as this seems fairly accurate at most distances and apertures that will be common to my shooting needs/style.

Lenses / Strange AFMA results with canon 50 f1.4
« on: February 22, 2014, 06:18:43 PM »
Ok this ones strange.
Just been adjusting the AFMA for my canon 50 f1.4 on my 5D III.
I've found that I have to set it to around +15 when aperture is wider than f4 and particularly when shooting at medium to far distances. But if aperture is f4 or narrower and particularly when subject is at close distances it's best left at around +5.

Anyone experienced similar?

All my other lenses AFMA settings are unaffected by aperture changes.

So what software do we get exactly?

Is it the full version of Lightroom 5 and the full version of CS6?

This seems like a terrific deal to be hones

no you'll be able to use Photoshop CC which is the latest and first post boxed version (ie. only ever been available in creative cloud). plus lightroom 5..which as far as i'm aware only comes in one version

to be honest i can see this eventually becoming a permanently available option alongside the current single app and full apps options.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 31, 2013, 05:50:29 PM »
Third time was the charm, smooth and silent!!  April build 042 !!

tremendous!  :)
so i wonder if it's been properly sorted/addressed in the more recent builds? seems to me that most reports of the clicky ones are early 2013. lots on the 032 build by the sounds of it from this thread and other forums. pretty sure the clicky one I had replaced was a february 2013 build.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 30, 2013, 11:26:00 AM »
I bought the 24-70 2.8 II during the recent price drop from Amazon, and both copies of the lens have had a clicking noise.  It's not horrendously loud, but it's certainly noticeable enough to make me worry something is wrong inside the lens.

I recorded a short video and the on-board mic picked up the clicking fairly well.  Is this the same clicking noise you guys are talking about?

Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II Zoom Ring Clicking Noise

yep the clicking sound is the one that you can hear in your clip the most when returning zoom (zooming out to 24mm). the normal zoom 'shooshing' sound is very emphasised in that video too, but in reality/actual use you tend to just hear the clicking sound on it's own as it sounds in your video.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 29, 2013, 09:13:26 AM »
strange... after zooming in and out several more times the faint ticking sound seems to have gone away.  Wonder if I should keep this now or wait a few more days of use?

well all i'd i say is that when I had a clicking copy there was a couple of times i thought or tried to convince myself it had improved or almost gone away but then it came back louder again. can't remember now but i think it seemed like it wasn't so bad when not using it for a day or so and then after using it for a bit it was there again. temperature maybe affects it ?? who knows.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/2.8L IS II AFMA Settings
« on: October 27, 2013, 08:50:47 AM »
I have owned 30 lenses on 4 afma enabled bodies, all of them calibrated properly with Canon and it's only ONE lens that needed no afma and that was one of the three copies of the 50 L, but I write that off as pure luck. All lenses to all bodies should be calibrated through Reikan Focal or other equally good methods. I don't believe that one can own 8 lenses and two bodies and no afma needed. There's a difference between good enough and optimal and everyone is different in how much they see or care about it.

If you only shoot stopped down and never larger than f4 I can understand the statement, but f2.0 and bigger will show it. My 200 f2.0 is calibrated at the same place as my 1d, and it needed +4 and the difference is highly noticeable. It's sharp at 0 also, but mindblowing at +4.

actually i totally agree with you here.
people are different on what they consider 'good enough'. as i mentioned before out of the box i considered my 70-200 f/2.8L IS II to need little or no AFMA. if I hadn't been playing around with AFMA yesterday I'd of considered it needed no adjustment. but just a bit of testing and tweaking showed that actually you can get even better results.

i should really spend time to properly callibrate all my lenses even though i'm more than happy with how they perform now.

viggo it sounds like you send your lenses to a canon service center to be professionally calibrated. do you always send your body along with the lens? and does it always come back performing perfectly?

Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/2.8L IS II AFMA Settings
« on: October 26, 2013, 08:20:39 PM »
My 70-200 f2.8 II is my ONLY lens which needed no AFMA straight out of the box!  I'm super pleased with how great it works on my 5DM3.  My favorite lens, no doubt.

this is actually my experience with most of my other L lenses to be honest and in fact at first I thought my 70-200 f2.8L II was the same and needed no AFMA because it was already super sharp but actually doing some microadjustments just makes it even more accurate at nailing focus.
I've checked it over again and actually it's more accurate at +8 on the wide end rather than +10. there's very little in it really. I guess that's a testament to how sharp it is in the first place.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/2.8L IS II AFMA Settings
« on: October 26, 2013, 05:02:25 PM »
Mine is +2 at both ends, and at 135mm.  My 24-70 II is 5 units different at the ends, and two intermediate focal lengths (35mm, 50mm) fall right on the regression line. Might be worth checking 1-2 intermediate FLs on your 70-200.

oh right, I didn't know I could adjust intermediate points. thought it was just Wide and Tele end settings.
my 5D MKIII seems to auto set intermediate points automatically in relation to the two end settings.

You can't set intermediate points, just W and T.  My point is that if you test at 135mm, and get an adjustment of +7 or +8, that's fine.  But if 135mm gives you something like +3 or +14, the lens should go to Canon (or be exchanged if its a recent purchase).

oh right sorry i understand you now.
yes in fact i did actually test at 135mm and it was indeed +8 so that's perfect.
i'm certain this is a great copy that i've got. think it's just that i've only ever adjusted a lens by a couple of digits either way before. i'm very happy with it nailing focus at the settings I mentioned earler.

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