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Old 06-05-2012, 05:51 AM
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5D Mark III first light

All I can say is, "wow!"

The focus system on this camera is utterly phenomenal. The shutter lag is so improved, as well as a host of other features that have made me fall in love with it.

I had a wedding in Kiama last night and this image is a single sample of what I think makes for a portrait camera that will set new benchmarks, just like the original 5D did, 7 years ago.

I need to sleep and will post other images later.

Note: the light source was window light;
Note 2: this is straight out of Digital Photo Professional

Canon EOS-5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
1/60s f/5.6 at 65.0mm iso640

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To say I'm pleased would be an understatement.

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:46 AM
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H it certainly is an impressive image, those 5D's are as impressive as the image they produce, nice work mate.

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:55 PM
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Cheers, Leon.

Here's another.

Canon EOS-5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
1/100s f/4.5 at 105.0mm iso1000

Same notes as above.

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Fantastic H!

Glad you are enjoying your new camera so much. These next gen cameras are sensational.

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:45 PM
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Waa waa!

The power of tracking on the Mark III.

I was about 100 metres away.

Again, out of DPP. Light source is diffused light after the sun had set.

Canon EOS-5D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
1/200s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso400

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Looks surreal to me. That light is fantastic.

I couldn't ask for anything more!

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Old 07-05-2012, 12:02 AM
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Great shot. I hope they weren't planning to jump!

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Old 07-05-2012, 12:34 AM
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Cheers, Greg. I'm loving it!

They didn't jump, but, one of the girls almost fell in.

And, I'll just post these as well, seeing as it has the "super Moon" in it!

Canon EOS-5D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
1/60s f/2.8 at 70.0mm iso250

and

Canon EOS-5D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
1/100s f/2.8 at 108.0mm iso320

Larger versions here and here.

I'll stop with the SPAM, now. Sorry, all!

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Old 07-05-2012, 06:48 PM
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Yeah, very impressive Humayun. I'm not entirely sure about "something" in the first image. Maybe it looks a little washed out? Dunno. It's not a fave for some reason, but the others are all very good indeed. Focus locked on the party so well that they look almost like cut-outs. Very sharp. Love the last two. Nice neutral tones. A lesser photographer would have pushed colour sat a notch.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:06 AM
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Cheers, mate!

I'm very, very happy with my new toy.

Hopefully the new battery grip will be here in the next week or so (I preordered this with the camera). I initially thought the BG-E6 group would fit but it has a little nub that doesn't line up with the new camera.

I've been going through the wedding and have been finding ISO-12,800 and ISO-25,600 images which have completely fooled me as they are so, so clean.

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Awesome shots H!
The shot of the wedding party on the groyne(?) is superb!
Excuse my ignorance, (not savvy with DPP, not a canon owner........hehehehe) but when you say straight out of DPP, does that mean no processing has been applied?
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:09 PM
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Hi Bart,

Yes, I'm very, very happy with the second shot. I have an entire series of shots there with the flower girls walking about and the couple posing for me. They all came out superb.

And, yes, straight out of DPP means that the standard minimal RAW processing has been applied (a tick of contrast/shadow/sharpening/white balance adjustment). That's it. No other Photoshop trickery.

Again, I'm so astounded by the focus system in this camera. It is really, really something else altogether.

I was locking focus and tracking at f/4 in ISO-25,600 light. Nuts.

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Interesting to see some results H. Look forward to seeing some astro/long-exp images using it
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:25 PM
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Hey Roger,

I was supposed to do some long exposure stuff after the wedding. But, it finished really late, and, unbeknownst to me, I was suffering from anterior tibialis tendinitis, which was really, really painful all of Saturday, chasing people around, getting down on my knee and back up again, etc. After the wedding, I popped two ibuprofen tablets, and sat in my car for 15 minutes to unwind. Then, started the 3 hour drive home!

If I can get out of work this weekend, I'll see what I can do.

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Hey Roger,

I was supposed to do some long exposure stuff after the wedding. But, it finished really late, and, unbeknownst to me, I was suffering from anterior tibialis tendinitis, which was really, really painful all of Saturday, chasing people around, getting down on my knee and back up again, etc. After the wedding, I popped two ibuprofen tablets, and sat in my car for 15 minutes to unwind. Then, started the 3 hour drive home!

If I can get out of work this weekend, I'll see what I can do.

H
No prob H, glad you didn't try astro shots after all that.

I have booked to hire one for the coming weekend, see if I get some clear skies, bit dicey at the moment.

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No prob H, glad you didn't try astro shots after all that.

I have booked to hire one for the coming weekend, see if I get some clear skies, bit dicey at the moment.

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Friday night and Sat looking good, you know u want to do it Roger !
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Nicely done H, I like the 2nd pic of the couple with the moon in the background (the one without the cloud at the top of the frame).

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Cheers, Terry.

So, it looks like no astro for me tonight. The clouds have rolled in, and, I was preoccupied earlier.

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