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Author Topic: 5d mkiii comes in the mail today... what should be on my to do list...  (Read 7704 times)

tolusina

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Test for hot pixels as already mentioned, also test for sensor dust and grime.
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I check the AFMA of my lenses right away.  That will tell me if there is a serious issue with AF accuracy, or if I just need to tweak the settings to match each lens.
Generally, most lenses ate pretty close, but there are always some that need a significant AFMA. 
 
Don't worry about image sharpness until you do the AFMA.  I did it the same day my Camera arrived.
 
I'd also consider buying a backup battery.  They do die unexpectedly, and just at a critical time.

 this is my first camera with afma,  so hopefully the process isn't too cumbersome.

I find that Reikan FoCal is easier and more accurate than trying to do it manually by looking at a monitor to see  which photo of a series has the best focus.  It does take some time for the initial setup, you need to print some targets at high resolution, load the software on a laptop, etc.  I had all that done in advance, so it was quick for me, but might take you a while.  Reikan is planning to come out with Version 2 this fall or early next year, so there is a risk when buying version one and a major upgrade then comes out 3 months later.
 

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Beer.

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1: Shoot
2: Enjoy
3: Read parts of the manual
4: Shoot more
5: Have a beer
6: AFMA
7: Shoot
8: Show off pictures from your new camera on FB
9: Read more manual
10: Set C.Fn and other special settings
11: Shoot shoot shoot

+1...especially #5

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Go out and take some pictures and enjoy it ;D


+1

I also spent some time before I received mine to read through the manual. 
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1: Shoot
2: Enjoy
3: Read parts of the manual
4: Shoot more
5: Have a beer
6: AFMA
7: Shoot
8: Show off pictures from your new camera on FB
9: Read more manual
10: Set C.Fn and other special settings
11: Shoot shoot shoot

this is a great "To Do List"
5D mkIII  |  40 f/2.8 | 8-15 f/4L | 24-70 f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II | 1.4x III TC | 600ex-rt | 430 ex ii | EOS M+22mm f/2 | EF to EF-M adapter

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I had 4 beers... so I didn't get to shoot much.  One of them, Angry Orchard, tasted like Apple Juice... so its an fyi if you ever need a toddler to get to pass out.

I had some questions and hopefully yall have answers.  I usually correct vignetting in post using LR4 based upon the lens I was using.  Do yall simply have the camera fix the peripheral illumination and the chromatic aberration?  Or do yall also do that in post...  Having said that... I don't know that I ever tried to fix CA...

The other thing.  What do yall put for you copyright info.  I'm not a pro, but I don't want to be silly either. 

At the moment, I have my name and the name of the "company" I shoot photos under... but I think you really need to make a profit, any profit, before you refer to yourself as a company.

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->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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The peripheral thingy works for jpg only...
Having fun?

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Take some Photos followed by Beer, under no circumstances read the Manual, toughen up, your a Guy, I hope, we don't read Manuals, we take Photos & drink Beer, then more Beer followed by more Photos, then Beer.

And if your a Gal, Ok, read the damn Manual we know you always do, but then don't forget to take some Photos, then Beer.
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The peripheral thingy works for jpg only...
Having fun?

I shoot in raw, so that is a non factor.  What I didn't want is for the corners to be lightened by the camera and then overexposed by the software.  Thanks. 
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->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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Take some Photos followed by Beer, under no circumstances read the Manual, toughen up, your a Guy, I hope, we don't read Manuals, we take Photos & drink Beer, then more Beer followed by more Photos, then Beer.

And if your a Gal, Ok, read the damn Manual we know you always do, but then don't forget to take some Photos, then Beer.

Who needs a manual when I have ya'll?

And I'm a guy, despite drinking the apple juice beer suggesting the contrary. 
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->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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There are tons of instructional tutors on the net...would have watched those up front...I'm one anal SOB.      ;D

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spend some time reading the manual  ::) especially about the AF
I load the manuals as PDF on my phone so that I can read when I have time in between (like on the train)

This is very good advice....I was once in the middle of a river on a boat trying to get a shot I wanted but couldn't remember how to get the camera to do what I wanted....out came my smart phone and the manual, problem solved.
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spend some time reading the manual  ::) especially about the AF
I load the manuals as PDF on my phone so that I can read when I have time in between (like on the train)

This is very good advice....I was once in the middle of a river on a boat trying to get a shot I wanted but couldn't remember how to get the camera to do what I wanted....out came my smart phone and the manual, problem solved.

I guess the boat wasn't moving.  for my 60d I  bought a book by Charlotte Lowrie  which described the functions and features of the camera.  it was a  kindle book so I have used that a few times when I forgot something I should know.   but I think I prefer a physical book. I  wish there was a digital option as well when you buy the book. 

 and y'all are right about the auto focus.   it is really quite different than the 60d...  so that will take some time to figure out.
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->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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Pray it arrives.

Then charge the battery assuming you dont own a 5d2 or 7d.

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