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Old 16-04-2012, 04:35 PM
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Argh. Delivery has been delayed by another day.

ETA: 18th April.

Keeping a close eye on Star Track Express Track & Trace web site.

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Old 16-04-2012, 05:02 PM
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There's talk of a recall on the Canon rumor sites H? Any idea what that's about?

Why have you had to wait for a 5D BTW - my dealer has had them in stock? I though Canon's supply chain was leaving Nikon for dead at the moment!

My D800 is in the serial number range that might be affected by the AF issue, but touch wood, I haven't noticed anything thus far. Did some testing the other day and couldn't demonstrate any problem. My LCD doesn't appear green either. (Thanks be to what ever Deity I am can think of to worship!)

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Old 16-04-2012, 05:14 PM
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The recall rumour is related to the light leak phenomenon. Canon USA has made no such mention, though, they've acknowledged it.

The delay is because I preordered. I should have just walked into a retailer and bought one. No biggie. I've had a lot to do and deal with recently, so, it's been on the back of my mind. But, now that I have the consignment number, I'm excited.

Glad to hear you're not having AF issues or green LCD.

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Old 18-04-2012, 11:47 AM
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Waiting to be picked up from depot this afternoon.

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Old 18-04-2012, 04:37 PM
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It's a boy!

I'm a happy chappy.

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Old 18-04-2012, 08:07 PM
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Enjoy H!

If it's half as good as my Nikon, you'll be like a pig in mud

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Old 18-04-2012, 09:55 PM
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I've been tracking my cat at f/2.8 in ISO-12,800 light. Holy crap. This camera is phenomenal.

Simply blown away.

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Old 18-04-2012, 11:16 PM
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Good to hear H.

Got mine today as well ... loving the high ISO performance, the autofocus is a slight learning curve, but boy does it work well. I have set the DOF preview button to toggle between single shot and AI-servo autofocus modes. Slowly getting used to the zooming into shots on the LCD to check detail. I have set the magnify button to go to actual size (and I think it jumps straight to one of the focused part of the image).

This is a marked step up from the 50D. Love the full frame viewfinder as well - very clear and usable.

I haven't tried the in camera HDR function out, but will find some time over the coming weekend to give it a whirl. Looking at your sig, that feature will be wasted on you

H - there is a new DPP out today. Downloaded it from Canon Asia. There are some nice improvements here including handling HDR work. This corrects issues with the original software and the 5D3 raw files looking soft.
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Old 18-04-2012, 11:44 PM
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Hey Andrew,

Great to hear, too.

This camera is a complete step up from the 5D Mark II. World's apart, in fact. From the ergonomics and feel of materials on the body (not to mention the sexy curvy body; it is actually a beautiful looking camera, as opposed to the competition's brick... not that it counts for anything, really... I mean, I shoot an RZ67 Pro II... but, then, I think it's beautiful), the weather sealing, to the viewfinder and that incredible focus system. I might just have to buy some f/1.2L lenses again. Focusing them will be a doddle with the new system.

I've learnt the focus modes and have settled on the 9 point floating system (centre, top, bottom, left, right and diagonals), have enabled the 3x3 grid in the viewfinder, and have set AF-On as my focusing button (just like on the Mark II; I miss this feature not being on the original). I'm also finally confident in leaving the camera in AI Focus AF mode.

The other great thing is that because it takes the same battery as the Mark II, I now have two chargers which means I can charge both batteries at once.

I don't mind the in-camera HDR, but, you're right, the feature is lost on me. I much prefer using graduated neutral density filters, or, failing that, gentle exposure blending.

Yep, I'm aware the latest DPP is up. Got it earlier today.

All in all, it is invigorating, and, I now feel that this camera /will/ actually let me make better photographs (a statement I made in one of my original posts in this thread). I'll shoot my next wedding gig (and, pre-wedding shoot) in a couple of week's time down on the south coast and I'm really looking forward to firing on all cylinders!

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Old 19-04-2012, 01:26 AM
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ISO-12,800:

Clicky -> Bellatrix <- clicky.

Straight out of DPP.



I am so in love.

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Old 19-04-2012, 03:36 AM
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H, you've got an ORB!

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Old 19-04-2012, 07:03 AM
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Yeah, I know. Was shooting without hood. All three tracked shots had 'em.

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Old 19-04-2012, 08:35 AM
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Can someone please point me to the latest DPP version (3.14)? How stupidly difficult have Canon made it for their users to keep this software up to date? No links from inside the software, no reasonable search on the Australian site reveals it - even when logged in. Canon Europe thinks that 3.4.1 dated 2008 is the latest. Sheesh! Hopeless.

A URL pretty please?
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Old 19-04-2012, 08:48 AM
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Holy Carp! That's at 12,800! Wildly impressive.

Cheers,
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Who has packed up the camera and just about to start the long trip back to Aus.......
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Old 19-04-2012, 08:54 AM
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ISO-12,800:

Clicky -> Bellatrix <- clicky.

Straight out of DPP.



I am so in love.

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Impressive Humayun. Knowing that place on the stairs, how dark was it? What lights were on?
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Old 19-04-2012, 09:43 AM
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Chris,

Go to Canon Australia; then products, support and drivers.

Choose your camera, choose your OS X Lion and it'll present you all the available downloads. Choose the latest DPP, accept terms and conditions and download.

The light was just the light in the wall at the top of the stairs. That's it!

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Look forward to your pics, Jason.

Have a safe trip back.

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Old 19-04-2012, 10:29 AM
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Impressive high ISO shot Humayun. Although with heading of "Ballatrix" I was hoping for star field within Orion. Still nice cat.

All the best.
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Old 19-04-2012, 10:33 AM
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Chris,

Go to Canon Australia; then products, support and drivers.

Choose your camera, choose your OS X Lion and it'll present you all the available downloads. Choose the latest DPP, accept terms and conditions and download.

The light was just the light in the wall at the top of the stairs. That's it!

H
Yeah... nup.

What they show here is v3.11.4 (10th Feb 2012) as current. The Digital Picture dot Com site tells me that 3.11.26.0 is the latest, and has been released.

What version did you download?
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Incredible performance H. ISO12800 like it was ISO100. Extremely useful.

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