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5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« on: July 24, 2012, 02:26:24 AM »
When shooting in HDR mode, sometimes the camera will automatically crop the resultant HDR image.

It's really inconvenient to shoot a seemingly perfectly framed photograph when you find out it's been cropped. After this happens (as I don't check the images immediately), I usually have to go back to where I took the shot and pan down so more is showing from the bottom of the frame.

Is this normal with the HDR mode in the 5D Mark III, or does this need to be fixed?

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5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« on: July 24, 2012, 02:26:24 AM »

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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 02:33:19 AM »
it does say in the manual it will crop it
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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 07:47:37 AM »
Ah, thanks for pointing it out. That's what happens when I don't read the entire manual.

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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 07:09:32 PM »
Even if that is mentioned by Canon in there documentation I really hope they will find a way to avoid such unwanted cropping with a software update. It's really frustrating.

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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2012, 01:44:34 PM »
I haven't tried the HDR mode yet - does cropping occur as the camera aligns hand held multiple exposures or does this happen with the cam locked off as well??
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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012, 03:20:52 PM »
I'd expect less cropping if the camera is mounted to a tripod, was it on a tripod/

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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 09:21:59 PM »
From my experiences, the photo would be cropped even if all of the exposures were in the same frame (or even very minor movements). The cropping would usually bigger than the amount needed for alignment.

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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 09:21:59 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 09:34:17 PM »
Even if that is mentioned by Canon in there documentation I really hope they will find a way to avoid such unwanted cropping with a software update. It's really frustrating.

not as frustrating as the god aweful images that it outputs! ;D
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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 10:32:12 PM »
Even if that is mentioned by Canon in there documentation I really hope they will find a way to avoid such unwanted cropping with a software update. It's really frustrating.

not as frustrating as the god aweful images that it outputs! ;D

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That aside, I believe there is a menu setting that you can turn off the auto-align which I suspect is the bit that's responsible for the crop since it auto-aligns all of the images together as best as it can, which would nearly always require a bit of cropping here and there.
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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2012, 09:36:20 AM »
Enfuse instead of incamera

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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2012, 10:28:16 AM »
I think if you turn off Auto-Align it won't crop. That being said, I have no memory of where I heard that.
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Re: 5D Mark III HDR Mode "issue"
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2012, 10:28:16 AM »