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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: !
« on: May 23, 2013, 03:38:53 PM »
So now the OP edits his/her post to a simple exclamation mark. Elaine would be furious!
Maybe out of shame or embarrassment? But I assume it was out of anger about the lack of compassion

According to p.252 of TFM, which I just re-R'd (  ;) ), the default setting for the T3i is also Auto (1/200 - 30 s).
I used to have TFM on my phone - I think I should keep it there instead of relying on my memory  ;D

Too bad that the OP killed his/her post, it might have been useful for others


The thing that's not working correctly is the user - that's you, bub. Your 5DIII is set to Auto, your T3i is set to a 1/200 - 1/60 s limit.  You must have used some of those fingers you mention to change that setting on your T3i long ago, and forgotten.
I'm not 100% sure, but I do believe 1/200 - 1/60 was the default on my T3i, so there is a chance the OP never touched it.

Most Cameras (even the T3i) allow you to set a shutter speed range when using flash - did you check the settings in the custom functions? Sounds like there is no limit set on your 5D3

the new UI looks good, not sure yet if it actually is good.
For the non-recurring pro-users, it feels a bit like the Netflix screw-over a while ago. I hope it works out that we can keep the current pro conditions

Lenses / Re: Infra red filter - question
« on: May 20, 2013, 05:52:42 PM »

Lenses / Re: Who do you recommend for Lens Rental?
« on: May 20, 2013, 12:03:07 AM »
Good to know about borrowlenses - they have a pickup location near me, so no shipping charges if I ever do need to rent something.
That or a local camera store which rents out if one is nearby - a coworker did that 2 weekends ago and got a phenomenal rate

Lenses / Re: Who do you recommend for Lens Rental?
« on: May 19, 2013, 06:39:58 PM »
I have tried lensrentals.com and borrowlenses.com and was happy with both.

Lenses / Re: AFMA Accuracy vs. Precision
« on: May 13, 2013, 03:33:16 PM »
I may be missing something, but I am perplexed by the suggestion of having your body calibrated to the lens. If you have several lenses which are off at varying +/- values, then should we have a dedicated body for each lens?
That is taken care of - cameras store AFMA values separately for each lens (e.g. +5 for your 24-105, -2 for your 16-35 etc). With newer cameras and lenses, you can even store different AFMA values for different copies of the the same lens.

EOS-M / Re: Long Blackout
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:17:52 AM »
Check in your custom functions if "Long Exposure Noise Reduction" is on, or on Auto.

Lenses / Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« on: May 03, 2013, 12:43:15 PM »
Thanks - you learn something new every day!  One more reason to love back button AF...

Neuro, I took your recommendation and tried the back button AF setup a few months ago.  I used it for about a week (personal use) and switched back to normal on my first job (I would have been terrified otherwise).  I like the idea, and it's very useful in situations but not sure I can use it for long enough to get really comfortable with it.
I learned to like it because I now can have AI Servo on all the time. If I need to focus-recompose, I just take the thumb off the button. No more need to switch back and forth between One Shot and Servo

Lenses / Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« on: May 02, 2013, 12:40:02 PM »
Impatience, perhaps?  Though my 85 won't engage manual focus, even after spinning it.  My point was if that's my only complaint, it's a very small one and that the 85 is a wonderful lens.
AFAIK the camera has to be on for the manual focus of the 85L II to engage. In other words, you need to set it to MDF before you turn the camera off.

Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shift Lenses in the Wild [CR2]
« on: May 02, 2013, 12:18:37 PM »

That simulator is very cool, I haven't seen it before, excellent link, thanks.
yes, it definitely helped me. Only counter-intuitive thing in the simulator is that focus distance gets shorter as you move the slider to the right (maybe not for view camera users).

Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shift Lenses in the Wild [CR2]
« on: May 02, 2013, 11:49:58 AM »
 See here for a couple of cool gif's and more info http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/using_tilt.html

Basically the longer the focal length the more tilt you need for the same effect, AND, and this is the really important bit for a potential macro tilt lens use, the closer the camera is to the plane of focus the more tilt you need. Bear in mind a 90mm TS-E needs 36º of tilt with a J distance of 6", current Canon T/S lenses have 8º of tilt.

This http://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2011/04/tiltshift-photography-an-introduction-to-tilt/ is also a good resource, especially the simulator here http://static.timparkin.co.uk/static/dslr-tilt-shift/ is interesting. You really don't need a lot of tilt for most landscape applications with the camera on a tripod, but for shorter Js and longer focal lengths that changes a lot.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why not higher resolution video?
« on: April 26, 2013, 01:22:16 AM »
Because it is not trivial to process the larger amounts of data per second. Processors need to be fast enough and be able to dissipate the heat.

I can see that, but the new GoPro does 4k.
True, but I don't think it takes 18MP stills. I'm not an engineer, but often you have to optimize for one or the other. Both at the same time is difficult.

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