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

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5D Mk III Viewfinder Issue - How do I get a completely clean viewfinder and remove the dashed circle?

Upgraded to 5D Mk III recently, since I have really good vision and shoot and focus manually, I have no use for auto-focus points or anything else other than the bottom row of info. I've managed to ...
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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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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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Sigma 150-600mm + 1.4x TC

Am trying to get 1.4x extender for my Sigma 150-600 contemporary lens (canon Mount), would like to use it for wildlife / bird photography. Camera am using: 5D Mark III (placed order for R5 - waiting ...
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Quit photography in 2006. Ready to restart, Have good lenses still but need advice on picking right body

I ran safaris using a Canon EOS20D, and a clutch of what are now "L" lenses and not "L II", e.g. "EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM" and "EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM". Had to quit, but kept all my gear. Clearly, i ...
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EOS 5D Mark III for photo and video in 2020 [closed]

Is the 5D Mark III a good DSLR for both photography and videography in 2020? Does it support features such as tracking or continuous AF in video mode? I did some research but I didn't find a clear ...
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Magenta noise on images?

Does anyone know why I'm getting magenta noise on my images. It's very inconsistent when it happens, and I'm having a hard time figuring out what's causing it. I'm seeing the 'noise' predominantly ...
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Why is aperture stuck at F1.8 on Yongnuo 50mm for Canon EF?

I recently bought a Yongnuo 50mm for my Canon 5D MkIII. I'm having problems adjusting the aperture, it seems like it always shoots at ƒ/1.8. I adjust the aperture in the camera up to ƒ/22 but it ...
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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 PC port amperage trigger limit for a Canon DLSR?

I want to use my Graflite flash bulb flash on my Canon 5D Mk III. I know that modern DLSRs have a limit to the voltage and current that a flash can use when triggering, before it damages the camera. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Why is there a line in the center of freelensing photos taken with a Canon 5D mkIII?

I have been doing a day of free-lensing shooting with a Canon 5D mkIII, and on both my photos and videos, there is a perfectly vertical line splitting the picture into two parts, with a small exposure ...
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Canon 5d III: no button works in manual modes

Something weird is happening with my 5D III, I'll try to explain. In manual modes (M, AV, Tv, P) I can't change any option or adjustments (aperture, iso...) shutter is fixed at 50 and nothing happens ...
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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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How big can you print a canon 5d iii Image? [duplicate]

I am new into photography as a business, one of my customers have asked if they could get an A2 size print. My question is, will an A2 size print be clear enough from a canon 5d iii image (No Crop).
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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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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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Is a 5DMkIII shutter replacement possible and likely to cost less than £700?

I'm interested in purchasing a Canon 5D Mk III. I have two options: new and used. The used option saves up to £700 if I buy a well-used camera (a camera that has an over 100k+ shutter count). Now, ...
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How to copy Images Back To DSLR from computer?

I'm looking to solve this issue of trying to get my DSLR read images to put on the memory card from the computer. Here are the steps to reproduce the issue: You click a photo Transfer it to your ...
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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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My 5D III's LCD does not darken when using viewfinder and it stopped providing information, too

I own an EOS 5D Mark III with firmware 1.3.5. Lately, something went wrong with my settings and I cannot find the solution. First problem: The LCD screen does not turn off when I look through the ...
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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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Canon 5D mk IV how short of a battery life is expected?

I had the 5D mk III and its battery life was incredible. I'd leave it around for a couple weeks between hikes or events and it would still have juice for yet another event. I'm talking casual events ...
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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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Glitching Autofocus on Sigma Lens

I have a Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 which I am very happy with. I have a Canon 5D MkIII body. The lens will focus normally, then after a certain amount of time will stop focusing. To force it to start ...
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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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What is the shutter release delay for a 5D Mark III?

I want to build a sensor for my Canon EOS 5D III that automatically takes a picture whenever a lightning strikes. I know that you can as well simply keep the shutter open and set the aperture etc ...
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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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Canon 5DS only focusing on center focus point

I just received my Canon 5DS (the international version) in the mail today. I upgraded from a 6D, and the first thing I noticed is that the default setting on the 5DS was to only display 1 focus point,...
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Canon 5D Mark II vs Canon 1200D on 50mm Prime Lens [duplicate]

I have a Canon 1200D and 50mm f1.8 Prime Lens, I have shot some pretty awesome pictures with this combo. Now that I am planning for a High End DSLR, I just want to know what will be the exact ...
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Wi-Fi settings for W-E1

Basically when I got in the menu/settings "Wi-Fi/NFC Disable" and "Wi-Fi Function" are in grey, not white like the others, and I can't select them. What do I do? I have this problem with my Canon 5D3....
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Canon 5D mkIII: Preview initially look underexposed when shooting flash

I was shooting today using two off-camera speedlites fired using radio-triggers. Images were captured in RAW. Mode was AV. I have the camera set to display the captured image for a few seconds ...
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Can I set a button to a particular focus distance on 5DIII (and ML)?

Can I, by simply pressing a button, set the autofocus to a precise, pre-registered distance value ? ( and then, I guess, lock AF ). The goal is simple: Hyperfocal - On my zoom lens, there are no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Focus Issues With L-Series Lens

I have a really frustrating issue with a Canon 24-70 ƒ4 L Series Lens. I noticed that it was unable to focus at or near infinity except at the wide end (when used with my 5D Mk3). When focused ...
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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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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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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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Underexposed image with Canon 5D III and flash

Just started using my Mark III with flash (Neewer TT560 Speedlite). And I'm getting strange results. At first I thought it was a battery issue and another set of batteries seemed to have fixed the ...
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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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Self-timer on Canon 5d Mark III? [closed]

How do I use the self-timer on the Canon 5D Mark III?
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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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Canon 5D MKIII - how to view the photos of the full card? [duplicate]

I have an SD and a CF card in my camera. Once the CF card is full, it switches to the SD card. But when I try to view the photos taken, it shows only those on the SD card once the CF is full. How can ...