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I can not imagine damage that would impact focusing without visible damage to the packaging or the camera. These things are pretty sturdy. you would have to damage the mirror or shutter box to really have an impact. So I suspect user error. These images appear to be in focus, but perhaps not where the photographer expected. I see areas in focus in both. ...


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If you shoot under 400iso and don't print large, you won't notice much difference in the image quality. If you shoot higher ISOs, the Mk II has less noise. Practically speaking, the screen on the MK I is the most annoying thing if you're used to the MK II. Colour accuracy and sharpness during playback are poor compared to the MKII and newer cameras- and far ...


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The maximum frame rates are just that - maximum frame rates. There are several things that will reduce the maximum frame rate. High ISO The higher the ISO you have selected, the slower the frame rate will be. Noise Reduction the stronger the in-camera noise reduction selected, the slower the frame rate will be. AI Servo Mode If you are using AI Servo AF ...


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Refer to page 19 of your ST-E3-RT manual. It specifies that when used with camera models released prior to 2012 (so, anything but the 1DX and 5D mark III at the time of this post) you lose high speed sync and your max sync speed is "one increment slower" than whatever it would normally be. The flash sync speed is 1 increment slower Check the flash ...


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I think you should, in fact, use the slightly-smaller value. That's not because I've measured, but because I can resolve the apparent contradiction from exiftool: it's showing you a rounded value. Try giving it the -n flag, to disable what exiftool calls "print conversion": $ exiftool -n -ScaleFactor35efl sample.jpg Scale Factor To 35 mm Equivalent: 0....


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The three primary contributors of blur and/or softness in most pictures are: Camera motion Subject motion Incorrect focus Additional contributing factors can be: Narrow Depth of Field Diffraction Use of tilt/shift with a capable lens Chromatic Aberration Lens Distortion Misaligned/Decentered lens elements Misaligned lens mounting flange Poor lens design/...


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This is a very common issue with the 5D series. You have accidentally locked the rear control-dial. The power-switch next to it has actually 3 positions. When lined up with On, the camera is on but the rear control-dial is disabled. When lined up with the white line which goes to that dial, the camera is on and the dial is enabled.


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I tend to equate shutter click counts with car mileage. To me, your question's equivalent car shopping question is: Would you buy a 2008/2009 used car with 120,000 miles on it for 1/5 of what it went for new? You may also want to look at this website: The graph is based on a survey from 5DMkII owners, who navigated to the site themselves, about when their ...


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You expected it to be better because people tend to think, bigger = better. People talk about how great full frame is without understanding what is really different, and your expectations are too great. Sensitivity and Noise Full-frame sensors have larger sensels than crop sensors that produce the same number of megapixels. For sensors of the same ...


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According to this Blog post by LensRentals.com owner Roger Cicala, the 5DIII has less than 1/2 the standard deviation of the 5DII with regards to Phase detection Auto Focus. But to get that additional benefit, one must also use Canon lenses introduced since about 2010. All of the testing was done using the center focus point. In general, using the center ...


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Blur and softness can easily be confused. If the camera is truly stable and subjects stationary, there can still be softness which looks like blur. With most - more so on low-quality ones - lenses, you will get softness at maximum aperture and with all lenses you will get softness past the diffraction limit which cause blur at small apertures. If you are ...


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With the Canon EOS 5D mark II, the best way to accomplish what you want is to set the exposure mode to Tv, the shutter speed to the desired setting (i.e. 1/125 sec.), and the ISO to Auto. As long as the light is fairly dim, the camera will first open the aperture to the lens' maximum and then start raising the ISO. This method will only work if you are happy ...


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The 5D mk2 was released in 2008, the mk3 in 2012, 4 years is a long time in technology. The mk3 is much better, it is better because of 4 years of sensor technology research, the pixel size makes a difference only if everything else is the same - and when you compare a models that have a 4 years difference everything isn't even close to the same. If you ...


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As from discussion with Per Olso Norway this can happen because of few reasons Setting in the export in LR (see image below) Software, used to upload image strip EXIF information. Original Flickr Uploadr do not do it Some other software in the workflow (xnview for example: Tools->Metadata->Clear)


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With many of Canon's advanced series of DSLRs (e.g. 5D Mark III, 7D Mark II), it would be possible that the Depth of Field Preview button has been remapped to perform some other function. But the 5D Mark II has no custom function setting in the menu that allows remapping of the DoF Preview button to do something else. When you press the DoF Preview button ...


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I only have odd numbered 5Ds, but the pixel pitch is very similar between the 5DmkII and 5D mkIII so the results ought to hold up. Here's the same scene shot using a tripod under the same lighting, 1/8s exposure ISO 100, f/1.2 (using the Canon 85L). RAW, converted with ACR with the same settings (everything on zero with a linear tonecurve). I shot pairs of ...


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The main benefits of the 5D MkII over the 5D MkI include: Addition of ISO 3200 and 6400 native ISOs 21MP over 13MP Addition of dust reduction features New menus and interface Vignetting correction built in AF Micro Adjustment 98% viewfinder instead of 96% Higher resolution larger LCD screen Live view for composition Twice the battery capacity/frames per ...


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Most depth of field (DoF) calculations are based on the assumption that the image will be viewed as an 8X10 print at a viewing distance of about 10 inches (25cm) by a person with 20/20 vision. For a 35mm film sized image, that means about an 8X magnification factor. For a blur circle to be perceived as a point at that display size and viewing distance, it ...


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Just wanted to add to this thread in case my solution can help anyone else. I just had a similar issue, occasionally got an Error 80 when powering up. I would get no display with any of my cards in, but if I took the card out my display would start up again, but obviously I couldn't take any photos. As soon as I put a card in, the display wouldn't work ...


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First, we need to understand that your battery will lose some of its charge even when stored outside of your camera. This is what is referred to as "self discharge" or "shelf life." Rechargeable batteries tend to self-discharge at faster rates than their non-rechargeable alkaline counterparts. Historically, rechargeable Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries are ...


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I have not shot manually... but this is not the time or place to try and rectify that. Well, it kind of is, because setting exposure manually will give you the best chance to get the shots you want. The only way to get comfortable shooting in Manual exposure mode is to shoot in Manual exposure mode. But you need to practice it before a big gig. If you are ...


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Underwater housings are a tricky beast and are largely going to depend on acceptable cost and features that you need. Personally, my recommendation is to take a look at B&H's selection of housings available for your camera. There aren't a whole lot of options available in the segment (only probably about 5 or 6 enclosures even made for any particular ...


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The Canon 5D MkIII and the Canon 6D for example have a "Min. shutter spd." option that is used during P and Av shooting modes. It can be found in the Menu under "ISO speed settings". The ISO speed is automatically shifted so that the value is not lower than the specified shutter speed. You can specify these options on either camera: Auto, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60,...


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The original Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L is sharpest at the plane of focus at 24mm and f/2.8 when tested on a Canon 5D Mark II. Stopping down yields very little increase in center sharpness and results in slightly softer mid-frames and corners (at the absolute point of focus.). As you move from 24mm to 70mm the edges get progressively softer. Of course at f/2.8 ...


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I'm not sure I'd really give those attributes to webcams, which aren't usually particularly well-controlled for distortion. High depth of field is basically the result of small sensor size. Basically, a moderate wide angle lens will do — 28mm or so should match the FoV of a typical webcam, although you might go a little wider. Then, stop down as far as ...


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Let me start by saying there isn't a wrong answer. Either camera you suggested is a HUGE improvement over an entry level model and you are jumping pretty much clean over the mid-range models. I personally jumped from an xTi (400D) to a 5D Mark iii, but I made that large of a jump because I was starting commercial photography work on the side. I know you ...


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Although it does not exactly answer your question, this article is really useful to understand what you can do when you have 2+ stops of additional DR available: Nikon vs Canon Dynamic Range It compares a Canon 6D (print DR according to DxOMark=12.1; the author selected this one because it is the Canon camera with higher DR) with a Nikon D800 (print DR ...


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Assuming you mean a 5D MK II (spelt with a capital i not a 1), Menu -> "first tab" (in red) -> Quality -> shutter wheel to set RAW to "none" and aperture wheel to set JEPG. (Must have on button in the correct place, might work with the joystick too.) BUT I would HIGHLY recommend to always shoot RAW. Some groups apparently need the fast JPEG (e.g. ...


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About the only thing you have not tried that might help is to update/reinstall the firmware for your 5D Mark II. The last version listed at Canon USA's support page for the 5D Mark II is version 2.1.2 There are instructions that become visible when you click the "select" box for the listing of version 2.1.2. They tell you how to download the zip file, ...


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