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Mar 28, 2012 22:50 as a reply to  @ post 14172660 |  #1876

I have a quick question. I have looked in the manual but still cant figure it out. Can I set the AF to full auto, like while in green box mode, while in AV,TV, or M? I'm also trying to set it to expansion AF but only the single AF box shows up?


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Mar 28, 2012 22:52 |  #1877

jeffreynmandy wrote in post #14172680 (external link)
I have a quick question. I have looked in the manual but still cant figure it out. Can I set the AF to full auto, like while in green box mode, while in AV,TV, or M? I'm also trying to set it to expansion AF but only the single AF box shows up?

Yes, just hit the grid button (top right back) and tap the button to the left of the shutter a few times till you see all the points disappear and just an outline. That will turn on all AF points in full auto.

Most people are going to still be using single point expansion and zone though I think. You just can't quickly correct things if AF picks the wrong subject but it is good for snapshots.


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Mar 28, 2012 23:00 |  #1878

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Mar 28, 2012 23:01 |  #1879

Saxi wrote in post #14172689 (external link)
Yes, just hit the grid button (top right back) and tap the button to the left of the shutter a few times till you see all the points disappear and just an outline. That will turn on all AF points in full auto.

Most people are going to still be using single point expansion and zone though I think. You just can't quickly correct things if AF picks the wrong subject but it is good for snapshots.

Thank you for that quick reply. I dont know why I couldn't find that. I was just making sure it was doable. I'll most likely use expansion most also, i was just making sure it was there if I wanted it. I'll look at the manual again and see if I can find it. But thanks again for the quick reply, that fixed me right up.:)


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Mar 28, 2012 23:15 |  #1880

peterbj7 wrote in post #14172445 (external link)
No it wasn't - why should it be? I have both Windows and Mac. Which is the best photo manipulation software to get for either machine?

I've been using Aperture for years. I prefer its DAM and workflow to LR's. Both do all of the basic adjustments and cover 90-95% of what I need and probably of what most ppl need.

That said, if I needed software for both Mac and Windows, I'd just go with LR because it is on both platforms, as others have suggested.


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Mar 28, 2012 23:16 |  #1881

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Mar 28, 2012 23:25 |  #1882

dsteve wrote in post #14172778 (external link)
I've been using Aperture for years. I prefer its DAM and workflow to LR's. Both do all of the basic adjustments and cover 90-95% of what I need and probably of what most ppl need.

That said, if I needed software for both Mac and Windows, I'd just go with LR because it is on both platforms, as others have suggested.

I didn't say "both" machines, but "either one". I can edit photos on whichever machine makes more sense. Since my old Windows machine (which had an illicit copy of PS12 (CS5) died, I've bought a new one and currently have no specialist photo manipulation software. Though I'm very agreeably surprised at how capable iPhoto on the Mac is for basic adjustments. Is Aperture greatly more capable than that?

So I can get any software for Windows and/or any software for Mac. I'm just undecided what.


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Mar 28, 2012 23:28 |  #1883

For the 5d mk III owners: would you recommend the mk III or just go with the mk II? I'm upgrading from Canon xsi. Thanks




  
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Mar 28, 2012 23:30 |  #1884

allancold wrote in post #14172830 (external link)
For the 5d mk III owners: would you recommend the mk III or just go with the mk II? I'm upgrading from Canon xsi. Thanks

if you need the high ISO, fps and AF system, get the III. If none of that matters, get the 5DII and some glass or just buy a 5Dc and spend the rest on glass ;)


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Mar 28, 2012 23:31 |  #1885

allancold wrote in post #14172830 (external link)
For the 5d mk III owners: would you recommend the mk III or just go with the mk II? I'm upgrading from Canon xsi. Thanks

Depends, if you need AF & or ISO, I'd say it is the only choice.
If you shoot portrait or studio, I wouldn't bother. Save the money and buy some glass.


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Mar 28, 2012 23:31 |  #1886

Numenorean wrote in post #14172620 (external link)
I don't see how the 5DII could have possibly missed focus there. I have plenty of shots that are similar where I've had no problem.

Good for you! For some background: this is cropped on ISO 3200 and I increased the exposure a stop because it was so dark. Because I was focusing on their face, and in the original frame that area was a smaller percentage of the whole shot, the 5D II would have most definitely tracked back and forth, and easily been a hair off. This was dead on and didn't require anything special to focus properly.


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Mar 28, 2012 23:32 |  #1887

allancold wrote in post #14172830 (external link)
For the 5d mk III owners: would you recommend the mk III or just go with the mk II? I'm upgrading from Canon xsi. Thanks

Depends on what you're looking for and what your budget is.. and also what lenses you have. It's a loaded question. If you've got money to burn, 5D3 is better than 5D2. If you're on a budget, don't need pro AF in low light, then 5D or 5D2 is perfectly fine. If you have no good glass, I'd go with 5D or 5D2 + a good lens

edit: d'oh got beat by two people. I'm so slow.


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Mar 28, 2012 23:32 |  #1888

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Mar 28, 2012 23:33 |  #1889

BryantFC wrote in post #14172835 (external link)
if you need the high ISO, fps and AF system, get the III. If none of that matters, get the 5DII and some glass or just buy a 5Dc and spend the rest on glass ;)

The 5DC is still a very capable camera, capable of superb results. It just feels a little old-fashioned in use.


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Mar 28, 2012 23:43 |  #1890

dho81 wrote in post #14172840 (external link)
Depends on what you're looking for and what your budget is.. and also what lenses you have. It's a loaded question. If you've got money to burn, 5D3 is better than 5D2. If you're on a budget, don't need pro AF in low light, then 5D or 5D2 is perfectly fine. If you have no good glass, I'd go with 5D or 5D2 + a good lens

edit: d'oh got beat by two people. I'm so slow.

I have a 24-70L 2.8, I can afford the mk III, but still doesn't want to burn the $$$ if difference between the mk II & III is minimal. I guess just want to make sure that the price difference is worth it.




  
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