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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Single raw real estate photos
« on: January 29, 2013, 09:23:04 AM »
THey mean straight out of camera

Camranger will allow you to set up the time lapse using the ipad, then the ipad is not required to actually perform the shooting.

$300 though.  I have bought one, but have not been home to try it out yet.

Lenses / Re: 100-400L Version II ain't comin' either!
« on: January 28, 2013, 07:19:46 AM »
So do their numeric ratings on used individual lenses reflect the units' cosmetic and mechanical condition, or its optical performance or a combination of both?

Lenses / Re: Dust Donut - Add Weather Sealing to Any Lens
« on: January 19, 2013, 04:22:58 AM »
. The lenses are the pre-1999 white EF lenses (some of which are still current and relatively popular): the 200/1.8L, 300/2.8L, 300/4L, 300/4L IS, 400/2.8L, 400/5.6L, 500/4.5L, 600/4L, 35-350/3.5-5.6L, 70-200/2.8L,and 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS.

Thanks Neuro.  You constantly provide some of the most useful information on these forums. I have two of the lenses on this list, but had been planning to forego this product because I thought it was useless in my case.

Lenses / Re: Focusing on L lenses vs LII
« on: January 17, 2013, 08:39:54 AM »
It is not true.  AFMA works fine with older L lenses as well, not to mention non-L lenses and even non Canon lenses.

I believe it will work properly with any lens that has some form of chip inside to identify itself to the camera.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: January 13, 2013, 06:59:30 AM »
i think she charged it too, as it was not put in the box as i had put it! :) all is good!

Truly a top notch wife.  Reminds me of mine.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS Refurbished 50% off; $260
« on: December 18, 2012, 08:20:27 AM »
That's the 70 – 200L. What about the 300L?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS Refurbished 50% off; $260
« on: December 17, 2012, 08:37:12 AM »
Where are you seeing the L for $1060?  $1270 is the best I've found.

Lighting / Re: New to off camera flash, any tips/guides for beginners?
« on: December 16, 2012, 08:51:05 AM »
I learned much from this site.

Second this.  I learned a ton of stuff from his tutorials.

That's what I've been doing.



Adobe lists the lens under samyang , but it's all the same

Thanks for the reply...

I should have mentioned I don't have adobe, I"m using Aperture, either need a plug in for that, or standalone.
Open source would be preferable. I've read that UFRaw would do it...but can't seem to find a version of that for 5D3 and this, still looking.



I have the same lens and camera, and I'm using PT lens:

$25 for the license. Gets you a standalone app and a plug-in for either Aperture or Lightroom.  Only nitpick for me is the result is a tiff file that's double the size of the raw.  Time to correct the file on my three-year-old MacBook Pro is about five seconds.

Software & Accessories / Re: Would you use it?
« on: December 15, 2012, 03:50:01 AM »
I think many here would be interested in such a tool. However you have titled your thread in a way that almost no one is going to read it. I suggest you repost with something informative in the title like improved RAW denoising tool any interest or something like that.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: December 15, 2012, 03:14:39 AM »

I've just started looking at them in Aperture 3 to do a little PP..and they look great so far, exposure was pretty spot on, not much adjustments there. I've not tried to get any programs to adjust the distortion, but from what I'm seeing and what I was shooting..not really seeing any bad distortion, not like if you were shooting a brick wall where it is more apparent.

The PTLens plugin makes it really simple. Simple right-click. Only issue is it doubles the size as the result i a TIFF file.

A recent shot using mine:

282A1278 by Brand B, on Flickr

Park adjacent to the studio Ghibli museum near Tokyo.

282A2489 by Brand B, on Flickr/

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG HSM First Impressions
« on: December 02, 2012, 03:59:45 PM »
I recall from the 5D III manual that third party lenses are not able to use as many of the focus points as Canon's.  For lenses like this one, whose optical performance and focusing speed seem to be on par with Canon's, is that the only downside?

Have the 5d3 and 35mm 1.4 Sigma and can use all the AF points like my L 2.8 glass can on the camera. All 45 cross and 61 points are usable.

This is the post from Lensrentals where I had partly gotten the idea that this wasn't necessarily the case:

Going by that, it seems likely the Sigma would be group C at best, all points but no dual cross points, whereas the Canon 35 is in group A, so a very small reduction in AF ability.

I read some speculation as to whether the 5D3 is looking at the lens model, or if there is a test using other methods to determine how many of the focus points can be used.  Some here with a reply from Canon that does not fully resolve the question:

How did you confirm the camera uses the full point array with all 45 points as cross points? In a similar way of checking the points for focus functionality?  Any idea if any are functioning as dual cross?


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