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Barrfly

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I did it, I took the plunge
« on: March 23, 2013, 07:02:26 AM »
 Yesterday I received my 5D mkIII with 24-105 kit lens, a 70-200 f2.8 L II and a battery grip. ( Had to tap into my retirement fund to do so ). Having upgraded from a 7D I'm finding the layout and feel of the new full frame is pretty easy to navigate.
 
 I find adjusting from the viewed perspective from a crop sensor to full frame is going to take some getting used to.  A 17-40 L was my walk around lens on the 7D , it's so wide on the 5D that I guess I'll have to readjust my state of mind to use it haha.
  Happy the kit lens will fill that spot nicely on the 5D.

 I'm having one problem , though the set up is very similar to the 7D I can't quite get it to change focus points with the directional button .   
 I can't for the life of me figure out how it get this to work threw the viewfinder . I'm going the pdf manual trying to find it but if anyone has the short answer to this I'd really appreciate it !

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I did it, I took the plunge
« on: March 23, 2013, 07:02:26 AM »

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 07:17:17 AM »
Press the top right button on the back of the body to select af points through the viewfinder. (the af point button, see the manual page 74)

You can select af points on the screen by pressing info, then the af point button.
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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 07:21:36 AM »
@barrfly, really like your picture of the steel bridge - very polished !

To use the joystick direct you have to set it up in the custom menu.

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 07:29:45 AM »
That was so simple that I feel foolish for missing it, thanks much Alex !

Press the top right button on the back of the body to select af points through the viewfinder. (the af point button, see the manual page 74)

You can select af points on the screen by pressing info, then the af point button.
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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 07:32:33 AM »
No worries :-)

The af system is still baffling me. Never sure which is the best servo mod to be in
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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2013, 07:37:45 AM »
 Thanks much for the compliment Sporgon, if your referring to the shot of the Steel Pier in Atlantic City Nj more can be seen at the end of this folder :  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151090869969858.448109.708799857&type=3

 All of my photos to this point have been with a 7D and other cropped cameras , I'm looking forward to the added definition and overall improved IQ of the 5D, we'll see how that goes  ;D

@barrfly, really like your picture of the steel bridge - very polished !

To use the joystick direct you have to set it up in the custom menu.

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 07:40:56 AM »
 Well with that hurdle covered I'm ready to go out and break this baby in !
Thanks for the info !

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 08:20:29 AM »
No worries :-)

The af system is still baffling me. Never sure which is the best servo mod to be in

AI servo AF is the only one to use when not using one-shot. There must be a reason the 1Dx doesn't have the AI Focus AF mode! If you don't need depth of field preview you can assign switching between one-shot and AI servo to the dof button - pretty handy.

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 09:26:25 AM »
are  you selling the 7d?   I'm in the process of upgrading to the mkiii  and it disheartens  me that I  originally  paid 800  for it and I'll maybe get 500  for it.   but I guess a 300 dollar rental fee for 2.5  years  is  reasonable.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2013, 09:32:50 AM »
are  you selling the 7d?   I'm in the process of upgrading to the mkiii  and it disheartens  me that I  originally  paid 800  for it and I'll maybe get 500  for it.   but I guess a 300 dollar rental fee for 2.5  years  is  reasonable.
I'm only one day into the 5D, even though just tinkering with the new camera I'm sure I'll keep the 7D as back up.  The difference is quite amazing but I can already see where the extra reach of the cropped censor will come in handy sometimes while using telephoto lenses . 

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2013, 10:04:31 AM »
I find adjusting from the viewed perspective from a crop sensor to full frame is going to take some getting used to.

The older crowd had the same problem adjusting from FF to crop.  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2013, 11:19:14 AM »
Very nice work with the crop and I love the processing... can't wait to see the FF work. Cheers!
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 11:31:56 AM »
Happy Shooting! Picked up mine last August. Paid full premium. It is worth every penny. Didn't buy at online stores. Brick and Mortar is my road to go for that, I like to see and talk to the person who's selling gear to me. Today, I just picked up a used 16-35/2.8 L II USM at the same chain. Instead of CHF 1998.00 retail I got it for CHF 998.00 in excellent shape. Cheers, Pedro
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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 07:29:38 PM »
are  you selling the 7d?   I'm in the process of upgrading to the mkiii  and it disheartens  me that I  originally  paid 800  for it and I'll maybe get 500  for it.   but I guess a 300 dollar rental fee for 2.5  years  is  reasonable.

$800 for a 7D three years ago?  I sold my 7D on ebay 2 months ago for $900.

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2013, 07:36:53 PM »
are  you selling the 7d?   I'm in the process of upgrading to the mkiii  and it disheartens  me that I  originally  paid 800  for it and I'll maybe get 500  for it.   but I guess a 300 dollar rental fee for 2.5  years  is  reasonable.

$800 for a 7D three years ago?  I sold my 7D on ebay 2 months ago for $900.
No... a 60D... I left out a crucial bit of information.  Paid 800 3 years ago and probably getting $500 now.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: I did it, I took the plunge
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2013, 07:36:53 PM »