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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I Love My 5d3!!
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:12:16 PM »

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5DMK3 Video Zoom
« on: April 03, 2012, 12:13:10 PM »
no, the mk3 doesn't do digital crop zoom

EOS Bodies / Re: Is 5DIII softer than 5DII?
« on: April 02, 2012, 12:57:39 PM »
My MK3 is slightly sharper than my MK2.  Not by much, but it's definitely not softer

Others have reported the same.  I wonder if there's just some variance between copies

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MK iii focus confirmation grrrrrr.....
« on: March 31, 2012, 02:59:31 PM »
AF section, last square on the right, VF display illumination.  Set to ENABLE/ON instead of AUTO. 

In One Shot mode, it'll light up red regardless of lighting conditions. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Have soft images? This helped me a ton!
« on: March 29, 2012, 05:31:17 PM »
+1.   spot AF on the MK3 is the shizzle rizzle

The MK3 has breathed new life into super wide aperture for me.  The 85L II is like a whole new lens.  With the 5D2, I'd become so frustrated with constant focus misses, that I rarely shot at 1.2 anymore - even after MA'ing it - it wasn't the MA, the body was just... missing.

Without any MA at all, the MK3 has changed everything.  Keeper rate (from focus anyway) has gone from 1 out of 5, to 9 out of 10. 

ISO 102,400

Processed in Adobe Lightroom. Any questions?

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, nice pictures taken at ISO 102,400... mass hysteria!

Is it just me, or is the quality of the noise much better than previous models?  More like the film grain of an old shot from the 70's, less like the robotic noise of a computer?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk3 - A few complaints
« on: March 26, 2012, 11:33:05 AM »
...only have the 50 1.4 and I'm glad to hear that others haven't liked that lens.  I'm hoping the images turn out to be sharper with the 1.2.  We'll see. 

Agree with awinphoto - you won't have better results with the 50 1.2.  It is not nearly as sharp, from a clinical, pixel-peeping perspective, as the 85 1.2, which can be incredibly sharp but is even slower focus than the 50's.  The 135L is crazy sharp or you might also look at the 100L - (70-200 MK2 is crazy sharp but pricey) - 35L and 24LII are also great in the wides, .  I'm not crazy about any of Canon's 50's personally.

I'm taking receipt of my 5d3 today, nervous about processing issues but really excited to take it for a spin

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark 3 Queue @ B&H
« on: March 22, 2012, 02:17:47 PM »
Could be awhile at 1000 units a pop for me.  618XX on 3/2 at 1:33 pm CST. Body only.  :-\

Just get it from somewhere else.

My B&H preorder number was XXXX812XXX, placed on the 7th... god knows how many batches down I would've been.  Cancelled and ordered from Profeel and it should be in my hands by Monday.

A bit confused why so many are sticking to their BH preorder so fervently, and bemoaning the wait ahead of them.  Smaller shops all over the place have them in stock, ready to ship (most had them ready to roll apparently before B&H even received their first shipment which boggles the mind).   As stated before though, this is not B&H's fault - can you imagine the heart palpitations their executives are having?

Lenses / Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« on: February 07, 2012, 04:56:41 PM »
They have completely lost their minds.

2300 bucks?!?!?!  Yeah, I shelled that out for the 70-200 MKII, and it was worth it.  But that's a huge hunk of hardware, with reach and amazing IS.  I shelled out almost that much for the 85 mkII, and also felt that was worth it.  IMHO, 24-70 is the boring area of the focal range - they didn't add IS, different filter size, no wider aperture... 

I don't care how sharp this is, its not worth 2300.  the idea is almost laughable

EOS Bodies / Re: Dan Chung Talks EOS-1D X Video
« on: October 28, 2011, 03:07:38 PM »
i mean, this is a Photo Camera, and all i hear is about video and video.

WHAT?!?!  Dan Chung, who is a video shooter, made a video about the 1D X, and all he talks about is video?  Whats going on?!?!?!?! 

Did you really expect him to dive deeply into the stills side of the camera?  ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: 3D (Again) & 5D Mark III (CR1)
« on: June 14, 2011, 05:46:17 PM »
I can't take any rumor seriously that projects a camera called a 3D...  unless its actually a 3d camera with two lenses.    would be like releasing a camcorder, with "HD" in the name, that only shoots standard definition

EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of the 1Ds & 5D Lines [CR2]
« on: June 01, 2011, 06:42:56 PM »
I think people are getting carried away with the "split" concept.  I don't think CR was implying that the "stills" version would have NO VIDEO AT ALL, but rather that it won't have additional, advanced video features that they may add to the "video" version.

Why would Canon go so far as to disable video all together, when even the new Rebels have basic video functions?  They wouldn't.  But not forcing still-only people to pay extra for features they wouldn't use (and furthermore, would come to sites like this and gripe about it all day) would be a very smart move for Canon.

Sign me up for the video version.  Waiting to buy 4 of them, with baited breath.  Extra grand apiece, no problem - just give me full HD out without overlays, 4K or RAW video would be even better, timecode, maybe a grip with XLR inputs, and I'm a happy camper.  And yeah, for the still-shooter-gripers who want to say that DSLR video is a fad, and no real pro's use them... uh, OK.    You go on and think that while they continue to pop up, on pro sets all over the country, and the crews still using smaller sensor camcorders (regardless of a "professional" designation on B&H website) continue to wonder why their footage looks like $#!+ compared to that of their competitors.   Its not a fad folks, face the music.  Canon has.

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