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Silent shooting mode normally (*please see the end of the answer for a notable exception) does not affect Image Quality in any way. Rather, it affects the way your 5D mk III cycles the mirror and shutter curtain for each shot you take. When shooting via the viewfinder: The Silent mode single option uses a slower speed to move the mirror up out of the light ...


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When you look closely the only thing that is the same on the feature list is the approximate number of megapixels. The mkIII is an entirely new camera, new type of chassis, new viewfinder, new shutter assembly, new button layouts, new software. Nothing has been recycled, unlike the mkII. the higher FPS shooting, and the dual storage to SD Card are nice I ...


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fluorescent lights flicker, they change both intensity and color 50 or 60 times per second (depending on where in the world you are). This produce inconsistent colors, banding at high shutter speeds and confuses the auto white balance feature. but the solution is simple, just make sure to only get complete flicker cycles during the exposure - the ...


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The base ISO of all Canon cameras is ISO 100. This is the ISO with the lowest gain, without any in-camera magickry to achieve the setting (like ISO 50, which mucks with the actual exposure settings behind the scenes). There is a lot of conjecture and misunderstanding about Canon's ISO settings because they use a "real/push/pull" model for ISO settings, ...


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The zoom helps with crop sensors but that's not the main reason. Basically on a full frame sensor the 8-15 is two lenses in one, at 8mm it's a full fisheye with a circular image and a 180 degree vertical field of view. At 15mm it's a diagonal  fisheye, with 180 degrees corner to corner and no black areas. Even if you don't want to shoot circular ...


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First, your not going to notice much of a difference in IQ, AF, or dynamic range. The 5D MK II does amazing for wedding photographers in low-light and large prints, and the MK III only improves on that. With that aside, it may be more beneficial to consider the other items that will impact you as the primary user of the camera. Build The 1D has more ...


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If money's no object then the 5D mkIII is the better camera in almost all areas (viewfinder, resolution, autofocus, shooting speed, card slots, sync speed, weather sealing, video). Canon make a GP-E2 GPS logger and WFT-E7 wifi grip for the 5D mkIII if you need this functionality. Reasons to go with the 6D would be mostly due to weight (of both the camera ...


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It is not possible to transfer images out of the memory card faster than its maximum read speed. All you need then is a sufficiently fast card reader. With USB 3.0, there is enough bandwidth to exceed the transfer speed of the fastest current Compact Flash and SDXC cards. Lexar claims 500 MB/s top speed which is faster than Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mb/s = 128 ...


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I have used the exact setup you are using. I found that the 2X Teleconverter iii worked wonderfully with the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II on the 5D Mark iii. I actually tested it in far harder conditions (shooting a wedding in a relatively dimly lit gymnasium) and it worked quite well. Particularly since you will be using the shorter focus distance setting, I ...


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Neither solution is acceptable in my opinion, especially for something as important as a wedding. Large hard drives are cheap and spare compact flash cards are not terribly expensive, so I would just get more storage and shoot raw. If computer processing power is your limiting factor - that can be a little more expensive. Even so, a decent PC ...


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There are several menu settings that affect when the red illumination of focus points is activated. By default, the red indicator lights will only illuminate over the active focus points when focus is achieved and the brightness of the scene in the viewfinder is low. You can modify this in the menu settings. Under the AF 5 (purple) tab, select VF display ...


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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 when the camera is otherwise idle. Turning off both GPS and WiFi will give you significantly improved battery life. That doesn't mean that GPS isn't still a ...


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The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is an awesome camera and so is the 5D Mark II. The $1300 price difference you quote is obviously significant but what is it worth to you is personal. The first thing to note in the specification is that the 5D Mark III has a 100% coverage viewfinder. This is worth at least half the difference in price and the reason I would never ...


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That is any easy thing to found out :) Just compare the cameras. Here I've done it for you. As you can see there are several differences. 22 MP vs 21 MP which is really pretty much the same and so is 0.2" difference in LCD size. What is much more significant: The 5D Mark III has a 100% coverage viewfinder. With the Mark II you can never see exactly what ...


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It doesn't look too bad to me. You have to consider that when you're looking at a 5D mkIII image at 100%, that amounts to a considerable enlargement. It's rare to get something really pin sharp at that magnification. The focus point is quite forward so the trees in the centre of the frame are at or near the far limit of the DOF. That combined with the ...


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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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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. This means we must either: Leave blank spaces at the top and bottom of the paper to use the full image width on the width of the A2 paper. This would leave us ...


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This is an easy answer. Are you shooting in lower light or need the most out of focus background possible? Then you will want the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS MkII. Are you often carrying the lens on your back and often needing the extra 100mm reach? Then you will want the Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS. Do you need to both shoot in lower light and have the ...


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If the index mark on your photo was at the center of the original image, the purplish blotch above and to the right of it is a ghosting of the bright light source the same distance to the lower left of it. Ghosting is caused by the light from extremely bright sources (relative to the rest of the scene) reflecting off the front surface of a lens element or ...


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According to the guys at Magic Lantern, when you open the SD card door and the light flashes while it accesses the SD card, you should wait until several seconds after the light stops flashing as it is still accessing the card (which is silly, because that light has one job!) or you can cause the camera to lock up and drain the battery.


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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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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 to swap them in difficult conditions. The cost-effective solution is to do as you are currently doing and use step down rings. Magnetic filter holders and ...


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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 should use much less, assuming you take advantage of the new "mode 2" behavior that turns GPS completely off when you switch off the camera. So in a three-hour ...


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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 Professional Services) membership, are applied. Any applicable shipping charges would be additional (with most CPS membership levels return shipping is free - with the ...


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I have had identical issues with the 580 ex II. Change the flash setting in the cameras menu to 'average' not evaluative it fixes it. I don't use evaluative for the camera settings without the flash either the same issue happens and photos under exposed. I think Canon need to revisit their 'evaluative' system. Hope this helps....


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Change the playback from slot 1 to slot 2. You'll see (and be able to delete) the photos on your SD card. From the camera, you cannot delete the "paired" files. They are totally separate and the camera doesn't connect them logically. That having been said, I would caution you against this process. If you need more than 32g for a session, either buy ...


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Here's what I would say are the differences roughly in order of how much they actually matter. If you are predominantly a stills photographer: Vastly improved AF system (essentially the same as in the 1DX, 60 points, much better performance with f/4 and f/5.6 lenses. ...... Faster max shooting speed. 100% viewfinder. Slightly more robust/ergonomic body. ...


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The Canon 1D X has a lower resolution for the same sensor-size which means its pixels are bigger. This gives it an edge in term of noise-per pixel, so if you are looking for pure pixel quality, go for the 1D X. The 5D Mark III on the other hand is lighter and allows you to print slightly larger due to its higher pixel count. These cameras are otherwise very ...


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