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4 shots out of 12? That is not very assuring.... I hope that's not the best it can do...

I'm sure, with more training and experience, the hit rate will increase...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mk.III and 16-35II in camera HDR
« on: March 28, 2012, 09:13:33 PM »
Nice... any more HDR shots?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D800 Pictures - IQ
« on: March 28, 2012, 09:12:49 AM »
In my opinion, there's nothing wrong or bad discussing D800.

But since there's no comparison with (or even a mention of) any EOS body by the OP, I say the post is under the wrong sub-category.

Be nice... There's no reason to be rude...

EOS Bodies / Re: Those not getting sharp images from the 5D III...
« on: March 27, 2012, 01:54:20 AM »
Looooong time lurker first time poster. Have always appreciated the wealth of knowledge on this forum! I notice a lot of people here seem to be having focusing issues with their 5D Mark III. This worried me into performing some tests of my own. After some MFA using the DPP method someone kindly posted (thanks!) I am now extremely happy with what this wonderful camera is able to produce - tact sharp images! At least, to my non-professional enthusiast eye (happy to hear to the contrary though!).

100% Crop -

Enjoy your cameras, the 5D III is (to me) perfect!

Really sharp... and thanks for the link....

I'm just wondering... how was the quality  from your unit before the microadjustments... was it as bad as the others?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Mother of God - D800 scores 95 DxOMark
« on: March 24, 2012, 10:16:56 AM »
"OMG! Look at that fat DxO score! OUR CAMERA IS WINNER!! Take that, Nikon!"

Funny... because I actually saw several comments like this on Nikon Rumors  ;D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Mother of God - D800 scores 95 DxOMark
« on: March 23, 2012, 10:28:45 PM »
I congratulate Nikon on producing a stellar camera in the D800. Now can someone please post sample images taken with both a D800 and a 5DIII, where the D800 made them a better photographer? I have a feeling that I'll be waiting for a long time.
Easy to spot Canon images they are the ones with banding in the shadows & with burnt out highlights  & very poor  reds , I love the Canon red colour its a great red just like to see more shades of red sometimes.

Reds are poor with defaults from ACR in some Canon models, but I found I can tweak settings and get detail without too much trouble.  For more troublesome color images, I use DPP, which usually nails the color.

Totally agree. The ACR defaults handles Canon's red poorly.
Used to be very frustrating...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5DMIII vs 7D for birding
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:33:37 AM »

I'm currently using a 70-200MII + 2xIII for birding and I'm wondering how bad will I miss my 7D by upgrading to 5DMIII?  :-\
A super-tele is definitely a big NO for me.

I know that by going from crop to FF, I'll lose the extra reach. The subject will be smaller in the viewfinder and the extra 4mp of the 5DMIII will not be much of a help.

However, I've seen in another thread here in CR discussing the comparison in DPReview between 5DMIII and D800 by enlarging the 5DMIII image with a slight quality loss on the Canon side.

So, back to my question, how much can we enlarge 5DMIII images until the quality degrades to a level comparable to a 7D image?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DPP 3.11.10 and DLO Module
« on: March 20, 2012, 01:34:27 AM »
@ Those who already got thier 5D3

What version of DPP did you guys get?  ???

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
« on: March 19, 2012, 11:20:45 PM »
Anybody ever used this lens for wildlife?  ;D

Caiman by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Auto Focus Question
« on: March 19, 2012, 04:25:49 AM »
Sorry to show my ignorance, but are you supposed to hear a focus confirmation beep when manual focussing? I've just tried it on my 5DMkIII and ... no confirmation beep whilst manual focussing! Is this a custom setting?

Check out page 348 of the user manual.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 16, 2012, 10:32:50 AM »
I think someone already got his new toy

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: March 05, 2012, 01:59:42 AM »
7 stack

Shield Bug by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« on: February 22, 2012, 12:35:22 AM »
9 exposures HDR

Bayan Mutiara, Penang by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: February 20, 2012, 09:58:03 PM »
7D + 100L (2 images, stacked)

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