Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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A high-end full-frame DSLR from Canon, released in 2012.

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What's the difference between Canon's silent and non-silent shooting?

I'm using a Canon 5D MkIII and I've been exceptionally pleased with the results of the 'new' single/continuous silent shooting functionality. I'd like to know what the difference between silent and ...
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How does using a 2x teleconverter with 70-200 f/2.8 affect use?

I recently acquired the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens and I love it. However the other weekend I went to Heathrow to do some aviation photography. Whilst it is great for aircraft near to you,...
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Why isn't the focus indicator light showing when focused on my Canon 5D Mark III?

I've been working with two different Canon EOS 5D mark III cameras, and had the same problem with both. When auto-focusing I have two kind of indicators when the image is focused on a certain point. ...
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Where are in camera ratings on the Canon 5D MkIII stored?

The Canon 5D MkIII introduced a new featured that lets you rate images by using a dedicated rear button. I am interested in finding out where in the EXIF data that this rating is stored. I wasn't ...
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What's the best fish eye lens money can buy for canon full frame body?

I'm looking for a fish eye lens to use with my 5d. The alternatives I can see are canon 8-15L f/4 and canon 15 f/2.8. Canon 15mm is a prime and it has a faster aperture, while 8-15 is an L lens. ...
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Why can't I access Single Point Spot AF even when it is enabled on my 5D Mark III?

I have been using Canon 5D Mark III since long but somehow never been able to get across this thing. With the advanced 61 point focus system which the Mark III has, I have always missed the ability to ...
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Why is my Canon 5DMIII draining batteries overnight?

I have a 5DMIII with battery grip (by Canon) and Canon batteries. Since a few days ago, I noticed that, all of the sudden, if I leave the camera unused for, say, one day and turned off, when I turn ...
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What are the pros and cons of Canon 5D III / 6D HDR Mode Vs HDR using a computer + HDR software?

How well does the Canon 5D III / 6D HDR mode rate against other HDR modes? i.e. using a computer + HDR software?
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How to view/erase images from both CF and SD cards on Canon EOS 5D mk3?

I've been trying to setup my Canon EOS 5D mk3 to shoot in "backup mode". I have two cards: 32GB CF 8GB SD I've set it like the following: SET UP1 menu ------------ Record func.: Rec. ...
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What's the Purpose of the TIFF image stored inside Canon CR2 Raw file?

The CR2 files from my Canon 5D Mk III contain three preview or thumbnail images: Preview 1: image/jpeg, 160x120 pixels, 17837 bytes Preview 2: image/tiff, 592x395 pixels, 1403040 bytes Preview 3: ...
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Canon 5d mark III vs canon 1d X for studio/wedding/outdoor work?

I'm a wedding/creative photographer, and I'm looking to upgrade my camera. While my budget allows for both the 1dx and the 5d, this represents a significant investment for me. I talked to a few ...
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Are the benefits of the Canon 5D MkIII significant enough over the 5D MkII to warrant the current price difference?

I've been looking at the Spec difference between the Canon 5D MkII & MkIII Cameras and I'm having a hard time justify the $1300 price difference between the basic body for both. They seem fairly ...
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Canon 5D Mark III - problems with fluorescent light

This is brand new Canon 5D Mark III. There's green light banding when taking photo or video in the environment with fluorescent light. The first Canon 5D Mark III was returned to the shop. And this is ...
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Does Canon 5D Mark III support 256GB MicroSD?

I'm currently thinking about getting a 256GB MicroSD card to use with a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera, and am wondering what the maximum MicroSD card capacity is supported by the camera. Does anyone ...
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What is the fastest way to transfer photos from a Canon 5D III to your computer?

I'm currently using the popular Lexar CF and SD reader that a lot of my fellow photographers use. I've recently seen someone with an ethernet contraption on the bottom of their camera, and it didn't ...
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Canon speedlites not firing when in Live View

I am having difficulty getting my Canon speedlites (600ex master and two 430ex slaves) to fire when using Live View on my 5D Mark III. I have no triggering problems except when using Live View. I was ...
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Line appearing in the center of freelensing photos with 5D mkIII

I have been doing a day of free-lensing shooting with a Canon 5D mkIII, and on both my photos and videos I have a perfectly vertical line splitting the picture into two parts, with like a small ...
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Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?

I Have Been Trying Out My New Canon EF 24-70mm and I'm pretty underwhelmed by its sharpness. Here is a RAW file shot from a solid tripod on an (almost) windless day using a remote. Obviously it isn'...
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Which Canon L lenses offer a big advantage over their non-L counterparts?

A "what lens" thread with a twist: While buying the Canon D5III, I can get any Canon L lens 3000 NOK cheaper (roughly $490 or €400)! I already have these lenses that I will use with the new camera: ...
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Quickly Move A Circular Polariser Between Lenses

I have sausage fingers and often shoot in cold and wind. I have a 77mm circular polariser and rings that I leave on my lenses that step them up to 77mm. I find screwing and unscrewing the polariser an ...
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Where does the strange purple/blue glow around the headlight wearing subject's front come from?

I've found that a few of my recent trip photos have this odd artifact/ghosting resulting in a blue/purple glow around the helmet(see below pic): I've found this question which i think relates to ...
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What is the Base ISO of a Canon 5D MK III?

Can anyone tell me what the base ISO is of a Canon 5D MK III? I was reading this great piece on ETTR (1) and (2) and it repeatedly mentions how important shooting at Base ISO is when using ETTR. I ...
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How to compare two different cameras in regard to a low light performance?

I am making a research to buy my first full-frame camera and I have 2 options, one Canon and other Nikon. Talking about the comparison in-between the d800 and the 5d mark III for example, the low ...
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What is the proper remote shutter release for Canon 5D Mark iii?

I got lost finding the right remote shutter release for my Canon 5D Mark iii. I have the Hänhel Combi for Canon, which I use to use with Canon 550D but seems no use with 5D Mark iii. I googled and ...
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Will cleaning up the reflect mirror under strong sunlight damage the sensor?

I was cleaning up the reflection mirror under the strong sunlight in an afternoon, after that I realized that could potentially damage my sensor, since I found the mirror is somewhat semi-translucent, ...
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How do I use a 6x4 grid in the viewfinder?

The new Canon 5D Mark III allow you to activate a 6x4 grid in the viewfinder. Does anyone know the use of such a grid (instead of a more classic 3x3) for composition, besides obvious horizontal/...
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What is the difference between canon 5D mark II and mark III?

Now I am using Canon 5D mark II, I want to upgrade my camera into Mark III. I want to know what is the difference between each them.
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Why does my Canon 5DmkIII shoot more than once in single shooting mode?

I noticed that sometimes my 5DMIII takes two shots as opposed to one (in single shooting mode). I'm not saying this happens all the times; in fact, it happened two or three times (top) in one month (...
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Stopping down in manual mode with automatic ISO?

I am using a Canon 5D MKIII. I take a lot of low-light fotos and want to achieve low DOF while keeping the photos sharp with fast-moving subjects (musicians), using a 5mm 1.4 lens. So far, I always ...
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Canon 5D Mark III + Multiple shots in single shutter release?

I have gotten hold of Canon 5D Mark III and trying to use AEB. I would like to know if camera can take multiple shots with just one single press of shutter release instead of pressing multiple times ...
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What is the best focus setting for a group photo in manual mode?

I have a Canon 5D Mark III. I understand the depth of field issues taking group photographs at a wedding, but I am concerned the guests at the extremities might be less in focus than the centre if I ...
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How Does A 5D Mk3 Generate The Histogram It Displays In Live View?

What is happening under the hood when a 5D Mk3 displays a histogram (luminance or RGB)? What exactly is the data it uses (raw sensor data, jpeg or something else)?
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Canon 5D - Focus viewfinder indicators in Manual focus mode

On a Canon 5D MkIII, is there anyway to see the autofocus lock boxes on screen while manually focusing (showing the areas the camera detects as in focus)? This might just be an insane product of my ...
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5D Autofocus - disable tracking after lock?

I recently got a 5Dmk3 and it's been a really fun toy so far. I'm coming from a Canon 7D, so I'm trying to adjust to the much more complicated autofocus system. I've read the manual and looked around ...
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Is there a flash system that will work with for both Canon 5DMKIII and Sony A7MKII?

I have the following two new cameras: Canon 5D-MKIII & Sony A7-MKII I'm looking to see if I can avoid buying 2 different flash systems, will any of the new Yongnuo flashes (or other flash ...
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How do I stack different brand flash controllers on my Canon 5D Mark III and still have full TTL and power control?

I am trying to control two off-camera flashes with my Canon 5D Mark III. The first flash is a Profoto B1. The other flash is a YN600EX-RT speedlight mounted on a Yongnuo YN622C II transceiver unit. ...
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Which is more efficient when shooting weddings: interpolating sRAW or shooting in jpeg?

What would you choose, if you were to, between shooting in sRAW (hence, sacrificing MP but retaining a lot more color and detail) and shooting in JPG, doing justice to the Megapixel count while giving ...
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5D Mark III or 6D [closed]

I'm thinking about getting a new dslr these days. I'm (still) a hobby photographer with high ambitions. Most of the time I take my camera (50D) on my travels all over the world and use it mainly for ...
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What could cause severe under-exposure when using a Canon 5D Mark III with Speedlite 600EX-RT with Evaluative E-TTL2 metering?

I recently purchased a Speedlite 600EX-RT for use with my 5D Mark III. I'm shooting with a 17-40 f4/L lens. Particularly when using the flash in the standard forward position, I get extremely severe ...
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Should the INFO display show the status of both batteries in a Canon battery grip?

I have a 5DMIII with battery grip by canon. By pressing the INFO button, I can only see the status of one battery. Am I not supposed to be able to see the status of both batteries in the grip?
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What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II? [duplicate]

I am intermediate student on photography. I am intending to buy a full format Canon camera and I am between Canon 5D mark III and mark II. I would like to be able using ISO numbers of 800 or 1600 or ...
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If I look down at the viewfinder of my 5D III, I can see a part of the reflected image under the main view finder screen, is it normal?

I have a 5D mark III, but when I see the viewfinder from a slightly higher position, I can see another "screen", possibly a part of a reflected image under the main viewfinder image, is it normal? I ...
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Any recommendations on Ultra Wide Angle Zoom lens (at least 12mm) for Canon Full Frame models that also can mount filters?

I was searching for a Ultra Wide Angle zoom lens (at least 12mm) for natural scenery shooting for my 5D mark III that has to be able to mount ND filters (I have a LEE nd system), but unfortunately, I ...
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Lightroom: Rate all images on import without losing the rating set in camera

I would like to rate all my images to 1 star on import in Lightroom. Not after import (Mark all, Rate, 1 Star) but rather during import. The important thing would be not to lose the rating from the ...
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Timelapse with Magic Lantern and Canon 5D mark III

My hardware timer/remote release was not available today and I recalled Magic Lantern can do timelapses, so I downloaded it and ran it. When ran I can only see some extra stuff in video mode and I ...
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I can't set Manual Shooting Mode on my Canon 5D Mark iii

I've had my Canon 5D Mark iii for quite some time but i just stumbled upon this really upsetting issue: I just noticed that my Capturing mode wheel isnt displaying the right capture mode, when i ...
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DPI in photos vs DPI in Printers/Scanners [duplicate]

When I look at the properties of a JPEG shot on my Canon 5D MkIII (set to the highest quality settings on the camera), i've noticed that the 'Horizontal/Vertical Resolution is 72 DPI' My only ...
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How does the 3rd-party Pixel Battery grip for 5D Mark III compare to Canon's?

I came across the Pixel battery grip for the 5DMIII (there is a new version now). I'd like to know if anyone has some experience with it, and could share his/her thoughts, since it is three times ...
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What Canon full-frame lens should I get for product photography, toddler portraiture and travel photography?

I have a Canon 5D Mark III and am looking for a lens for product photography,portrait for toddler and regular travel use. There are too many lens options in the market, so I need some direction to ...
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Choosing between Lenses Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS II vs Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

I am considering between these 2 telephoto lenses but I cannot make up my mind on which one to buy. I have read a lot about the pro's and con's of both these lenses.. For example 70-200 f2.8 IS II ...