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What is the fastest way to transfer photos from a Canon 5D III to your computer?

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 ...
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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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Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?

The blur can be measured by converting to XYZ colorspace and zooming into a tree trunk with a bright sky as the background. You then measure the brightness profile accross the rapid change in ...
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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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Stopping down in manual mode with automatic ISO?

Unless it had been included in a recent firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark III, the only Canon model (as of June, 2014) capable of applying Exposure Compensation to Auto ISO in M exposure mode is the ...
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Underexposed image with Canon 5D III and flash

You see the curtain of your camera: nice, no? If you want to avoid that with mark III , use a shutter speed lower than 1/200s You could use high flash speed sync, but I am quite sure that your ...
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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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Self-timer on Canon 5d Mark III?

Press the AF-Drive button. Turn the Quick Control dial (the large dial on the back of the camera) until the 2-second or 10-second self-timer symbol appears in the lower right on the small LCD screen ...
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How Do I Restore Aspect Ratio In Adobe Camera Raw

So the only solution appears to be: Install Exiftool (Free) Open Terminal and navigate to the directory containing the image(s): For a single image called BD3A6291.CR2 with dimensions of 5760 x 3840 ...
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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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Stopping down in manual mode with automatic ISO?

Exposure compensation in manual mode with Auto ISO is not possible with the 5d3, or for that matter, any other Canon camera except the 1DX (according to http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/...
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Canon 5D Mark III + Multiple shots in single shutter release?

Magic Lantern has an advanced bracketing feature that allows you to set 2-9 frames, at 0-5EV intervals. The bracketed set is taken with a single shutter button press. There's also a mode where it can ...
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How does using a 2x teleconverter with 70-200 f/2.8 affect use?

I shoot with the EOS 6D, 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II and an 2X extender III. I've found sharpness to be satisfactory, but the reduction in autofocus speed has been problematic in some situations. Birds in ...
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Canon speedlites not firing when in Live View

I think you need to change your live view AF mode setting. Try twiddling between the few settings that there are. Set your live view AF to quick I think and voila!
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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 - Focus viewfinder indicators in Manual focus mode

There are two ways I see to describe what you are asking for. One would be to simply turn on all focus points in the AF Menu, manually focus, then press on half-way on the shutter release and any ...
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