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I use CF Sandisk Extreme 8g 60mb/s + SD Toshiba 4g (class 2)  ;D => no problem

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5D3 + 50 f/1.8II

5D3_4294 by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« on: June 28, 2012, 11:58:28 AM »
The 5D3 is better at being more expensive. ;D

It's cheaper than D800 when I bought it.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: June 26, 2012, 01:30:59 AM »

Take that! by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Quick Review
« on: June 22, 2012, 02:52:02 AM »
Please help me understand.  If you don't intend to use this lens for video, is the STM really an advantage?

Not sure, but the reviews say it's quite quiet and very accurate and, though not a speed daemon, not annoyingly slow either. All in all, it sounds like a win, especially for something this cheap and small.

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Also, why would you buy this lens and pay nearly twice the price for a slower lens than the 50mm f1.8?

Because it basically turns a 5D into everything I'd ever want in a mirrorless camera, something far superior to the Leica X2 / Fuji X100.

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Are the optics better?

By all accounts, the Shorty McForty is optically on a par with, if not actually superior to, the 24-70. You're basically getting good L glass in a package that's the size of a body cap and cheaper than a good circular polarizer.

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The 10mm difference is important for a small sensor camera?

I don't think 64mm equivalent field of view is a very interesting perspective. I'm very excited about the field of view on full frame...42mm is the textbook normal focal length for the 135 format, and 40mm is close enough to that as makes no difference.

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Significant weight
difference? Better balance with a rebel body?

Again, no clue what this'll be like on those dinky little APS-C toys. To repeat, I see the Shorty McForty mounted to my 5DIII as a Leica X2 killer. As in, stomp all over, kill crush destroy, mop the floor with Leica X2 killer.

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I find the 40mm focal length of marginal value over the 35mm.

I like 35 more than I like 50, but 35 does start to feel wide. I have a very strong hunch that I am going to very much like what the 40 feels like.

But I'll find out for sure this coming Wednesday....

Cheers,

b&

You're starting to convince me that I need this lens...  :o

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I was so exited when I see this codec availability...
And it ended when I reach the 64-bit compatibility part...  :'(

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The noise seems quite bad even when the ACR settings are set to default. But since you enable HTP, I'll just wait until you upload some RAWs with HTP disabled, and ignore all the rude comments.


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Supported OSes

- Windows 7 (including SP1) 32-bit version (64-bit version is not supported.)
- Windows Vista (including SP1/SP2) 32-bit version (64-bit version is not supported.)
- Windows XP SP3 32-bit version

http://www.usa.canon.com/nw3s/CanonUSA/DownloadContents/English/0200207203EN.htm

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There is no way, I will ever pay one cent more for a 5D3 than Nikon is charging for the D800. As a matter of fact, if the coming D600 also bests the 5D3 in DR and costs even less, then that price (1500-2000) will be my new upper price limit for the 5D3.

And IF Nikon brings out a "true killer" crop D400 that bests the 7D (or 7D II) in a big way, especially in terms of DR - then I will probably switch to nikon with a D400 + D600 dual body setup plus holy trinity in lenses and be done with Canon for many years.

I upgraded from 7D to 5D3. The price here was (2 month ago) around US$3,000. And it's even slightly cheaper that D800 price, probably due to the D800 price increase.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.1.3
« on: June 19, 2012, 01:19:59 AM »
Um...since when does a camera need to be updated to support a new lens? What on Earth is so special about the Shorty McForty that it warrants a 5DIII firmware update?

Probably for the in-camera peripheral illumination & CA correction...

I could have sworn that's done with lens profiles that you download to thhe camera with DPP, and not with firmware.

b&

This can be done on DPP and in camera.

The lens profile download you mentioned probably referring to 'Digital Lens Optimiser' (DLO). It can't be done in camera.



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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.1.3
« on: June 18, 2012, 11:58:56 PM »
Um...since when does a camera need to be updated to support a new lens? What on Earth is so special about the Shorty McForty that it warrants a 5DIII firmware update?

Probably for the in-camera peripheral illumination & CA correction...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Manual Posted
« on: June 12, 2012, 12:04:12 PM »
Excuse my ignorance but can someone explain in plain english why the camera can't focus at F8.0?
I have a 24-70 2.8L and use F8 all the time... I find it to be the best, sharpest and most natural F-stop for studio work...
Please someone tell me if that is going to affect me or not.  :-\

Cheers

Pat

It's not that you can't focus at f/8. It means that you can auto-focus using any lens that has widest aperture more than f/5.6.
E.g. when you use the EF 400 f/5.6L + 2.0x extender, your widest aperture will be f/8, therefore, you'll lose the auto-focus ability.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« on: June 04, 2012, 10:22:48 PM »
Probably because its 3500$.


I think not. The usual crappy supply situation at Nikon is probably the one to blame. Coupled with a few defects on early batches (including batteries).

On flickr, for what it's worth, there are quite a bit more 5D3 users.
http://www.flickr.com/cameras/canon/eos_5d_mark_iii/
http://www.flickr.com/cameras/nikon/d800/


I just hope it drops to 2999$ by christmas time. Then I could justify it perhaps.


I bought my 5D3, 2 months ago here in Malaysia. The street price was RM9,600. That's about US$3,000. If not mistaken, it's slightly cheaper than D800 street price.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: June 01, 2012, 10:39:44 PM »
My friend with his son

Zul & Haq by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« on: May 25, 2012, 07:45:02 PM »

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