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Canon 5D mk IV how short of a battery life is expected?

Do you have any other basis for comparison, does this power consumption rate sound expected and acceptable? I see similar results on the 6D: GPS uses a lot of battery power. It also uses battery even ...
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Does Canon 5D Mark III support 256GB MicroSD?

MicroSD cards are supported provided you use them with an adapter. The 5D Mk III manual says it can use cards over 128GB capacity so I would assume there is no upper limit.
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Is a 5DMkIII shutter replacement possible and likely to cost less than £700?

I don't know what it costs to replace a 5D Mark III shutter in the UK. If the work is done by a Canon Service Center in the U.S. it runs around $320 before any discounts, such as CPS (Canon ...
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How big can you print a canon 5d iii Image?

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a resolution of 5760 x 3840 pixels, or 22.1 MP. It has a 3:2 (1.5:1) aspect ratio. A2 sized paper is 16.5 x 23.4 inches (420 x 594 mm). It has a 1.414:1 aspect ratio. ...
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Canon 5D mk IV how short of a battery life is expected?

I have a 6D and a 5D Mark IV. I haven't used the 5D enough to profile its battery life, but in my experience with the 6D, GPS causes maybe 15% battery drain per day. And with the 5D Mark IV, it ...
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Quickly Move A Circular Polariser Between Lenses

Is there a simple way of quickly swapping a circular polariser between lenses (of different filter diameters)? Not really. The simple solution is to have a polarizer for each lens so you don't have ...
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Quickly Move A Circular Polariser Between Lenses

I have used the Xume adapters. Awhile back I standardized on 77mm filters, and also found myself swapping them around all the time. I thought the Xume would be a perfect solution. When I bought them, ...
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Does Canon 5D Mark III support 256GB MicroSD?

The Official Canon 5D Mark III website says: Recording Media CF Cards (Type I); Compatible with UDMA CF cards; SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards Note: No microSD is supported unless you use a microSD-...
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What is the best focus setting for a group photo in manual mode?

AI (Auto-Intelligent) Focus (It is an uppercase "i", not a lowercase "L" or a numeral "1") is one of those things that sounds good in theory but often doesn't work well in practice. Sometimes it does, ...
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How Does A 5D Mk3 Generate The Histogram It Displays In Live View?

The majority of cameras use the JPEG preview (with picture styles applied) embedded in a RAW file as the source data for the histogram and blinkies. In other words, it's just using what's sent to your ...
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5D Mk III Viewfinder Issue - How do I get a completely clean viewfinder and remove the dashed circle?

The "dashed circle" you refer to is, according to page 23 of the manual (February 2013 edition), the "Spot metering circle". (However, as this circle certainly covers much more than the 1.5% of the ...
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Can I set a button to a particular focus distance on 5DIII (and ML)?

With the Canon system pre-set focus distances are registered in the lens, rather than the body. The only lenses of which I am aware that offer this feature are the Super Telephoto series. But even ...
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Why is aperture stuck at F1.8 on Yongnuo 50mm for Canon EF?

So, because of your live-view test, we know that the diaphragm is functioning. But on other shots, it isn't. I'm wondering if there's a timing problem. As in, the lens is stopping down - just after ...
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My 5D III's LCD does not darken when using viewfinder and it stopped providing information, too

Sometimes, a short look into the camera's manual is quite helpful. ;-) "First problem: the LCD screen does not turn off when I look at it from the viewfinder." Pages 19 & 20 show the ...
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Canon 5d III: no button works in manual modes

With multiple lines on the exposure compensation/light meter, it sounds like you have AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) enabled. You won't be able to change anything until you complete the AEB sequence. ...
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Quit photography in 2006. Ready to restart, Have good lenses still but need advice on picking right body

Those L lenses age very well. Meaning, there is almost no reason to quickly upgrade to the newer models. It is very reasonable to keep your "old" lenses. Yes, the IS is better now but that's really ...
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Sigma 150-600mm + 1.4x TC

Better get the Sigma, the lens is designed for it The 1.4 TC will make it a 840mm lens, but also a F/9 lens. So: The AF will struggle, assuming it works at all, forget it for birds in flight (but ...
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Why is my Canon 5DMIII draining batteries overnight?

I know its a late reply but it could help someone with similar issue as mine. I had given my camera to a friend for couple of days. After receiving the camera, the battery was drained overnight. ...
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Canon 5D mkIII: Preview initially look underexposed when shooting flash

The best way to assess the exposure of an image using the LCD screen on the rear of the camera is to use the histogram. This eliminates variations based on the screen brightness setting of the LCD. I ...
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Canon 5D mk IV how short of a battery life is expected?

I was out for a 2 hour shoot the other night and took about 100 photos. Battery was down to about 40% by the end of it. GPS and WiFi were both on. I shot zero video and only used live view for a few ...
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What is the best focus setting for a group photo in manual mode?

Maybe invest some time in DoF Master online or use DoFViewer app to do some distancing ahead of time. Maybe best not to go much below 35mm when shooting the group photo as rectilinear distortion ...
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Canon 5D Mark II vs Canon 1200D on 50mm Prime Lens

... What I want to know is at the exactly identical conditions (iso, shutter speed and aperture) what exactly will be difference in the picture captured. It depends. Which differences will be ...
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Canon 5DS only focusing on center focus point

The 6D has a very basic AF system. The 5Ds has one of the most complex and configurable AF systems of any camera on the market. It is more or less the same system used in the 1D X, the 5D Mark III, ...
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What is the shutter release delay for a 5D Mark III?

Shutter delay, more commonly known as 'Shutter Lag' is approx 0.14s on the EOS 5D Mark III, Canon claims that dependent on camera settings the lag time can be reduced to around 59ms Full article ...
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What is the PC port amperage trigger limit for a Canon DLSR?

The Canon engineers are probably correct in saying that the PC port is a low-voltage port. I would not recommend putting much current at all through that port. There are a couple of ways of solving ...
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What is the PC port amperage trigger limit for a Canon DLSR?

My Canon 50D says the PC Sync port is good for 250V, any polarity. If the current of the flash unit sync input does not fall below about 3-5 mA the output will remain asserted forever. Sounds like ...
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Why is aperture stuck at F1.8 on Yongnuo 50mm for Canon EF?

I would add that it could be a sticky aperture problem. Whilst in DOF mode the aperture blades did close, during the fast shutter moment, it may not have enough time to react. I had a similar problem ...
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How to copy Images Back To DSLR from computer?

If any of the following conditions are not met, address them and recheck to see if the problem still persists. The DCIM folder structure on your SD card is intact. ...
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My 5D III's LCD does not darken when using viewfinder and it stopped providing information, too

The Canon 5D Mark III does not have an Eye-Start Sensor, so it won't and can never turn off the LCD by looking at the viewfinder. The screen show completely different settings. If unsure what you did,...
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Quit photography in 2006. Ready to restart, Have good lenses still but need advice on picking right body

Since you've set down photography and are revisiting it now, it's my guess that the question is less about the camera, but how you'll feel getting back into it, and what the activity will mean for you/...
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