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Mar 05, 2013 07:00 |  #91

Spot metering on AF points with 5D3.




  
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Mar 05, 2013 15:54 |  #92

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Considering the amount of time your finger spends on it, I'd like an AF-ON button that was a bit more like a second shutter button; larger and better contoured, rather than the small-pokey ones we get at the moment.

Record the digital level data in the EXIF, thus allowing correction for level horizons more intelligently than trying to eyeball it.

Good idea, but the built-in digital levels are still only accurate to ~1%


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Mar 05, 2013 15:56 |  #93
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1Tanker wrote in post #15680528 (external link)
Good idea, but the built-in digital levels are still only accurate to ~1%

Yep, that is the problem with the digital levels...they are not accurate.




  
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Mar 05, 2013 16:10 as a reply to  @ Hogloff's post |  #94

I've found using the grid overlay as a guide in Lightroom is sufficient.


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Mar 05, 2013 18:46 |  #95

1Tanker wrote in post #15678330 (external link)
I want the counter (shutter timer) to display on the rear LCD on the 60D. It does so on my Rebel T2i, so why can't they have it there..as well as on the top LCD, on a more expensive.. higher-end body?

I miss that as well. Especially when it is dark and I can't read the top LCD without pressing the button that lights the LCD up, thus adding camera shake.


Another thing I thought of, why can't the 5D3's fps burst remain at 6fps? Why does it drop to around 3fps once the battery gets below 50%.


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Mar 05, 2013 19:42 |  #96

What i wish for can be implimented through a mere firmware update.
1. Auto ISO to work when using a flash
2. ISO mode where you set shutter and aperture, the camera chooses the ISO to expose properly.
3. When locking focus in one shot mode and recompoing, the camera should use the built in levels to detect the angle change, and adjust the focus so as not to loose the intended area of focus during recomposing. (same system that hasselblad cameras use)
4.an exposure lock mode for manual mode: have a custom programmed button that we can hold while changing one setting in the exposure triangle, the other settings would adjust accordingly to keep the same exposure.
5. I wish there would be a firmware update for my 60D to give it the AF microadjust it deserves


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Mar 06, 2013 01:10 |  #97

boerewors wrote in post #15681404 (external link)
What i wish for can be implimented through a mere firmware update.
1. Auto ISO to work when using a flash
2. ISO mode where you set shutter and aperture, the camera chooses the ISO to expose properly.
3. When locking focus in one shot mode and recompoing, the camera should use the built in levels to detect the angle change, and adjust the focus so as not to loose the intended area of focus during recomposing. (same system that hasselblad cameras use)
4.an exposure lock mode for manual mode: have a custom programmed button that we can hold while changing one setting in the exposure triangle, the other settings would adjust accordingly to keep the same exposure.
5. I wish there would be a firmware update for my 60D to give it the AF microadjust it deserves

Excellent recap...Keep newcomers from having to read the entire thread, the only thing that you left out was Eye Controlled AF.


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Mar 06, 2013 03:20 |  #98

boerewors wrote in post #15681404 (external link)
What i wish for can be implimented through a mere firmware update.
1. Auto ISO to work when using a flash
2. ISO mode where you set shutter and aperture, the camera chooses the ISO to expose properly.
3. When locking focus in one shot mode and recompoing, the camera should use the built in levels to detect the angle change, and adjust the focus so as not to loose the intended area of focus during recomposing. (same system that hasselblad cameras use)
4.an exposure lock mode for manual mode: have a custom programmed button that we can hold while changing one setting in the exposure triangle, the other settings would adjust accordingly to keep the same exposure.
5. I wish there would be a firmware update for my 60D to give it the AF microadjust it deserves

So: can you enlighten me how accelerometers will be able to detect when you rotate your camera left or right? Their design is intended to see if you shift the camera left or right - not rotate the camera. And with only two accelerometers, the camera measures gravitational force in portrait or landscape. But rotating the camera left or right will not change the angle of the accelerometers relative to the ground. One accelerometer will still see +/- 1g. And one will see 0g.

In the end, you need gyroscopes (rotation detectors) or compasses (direction detectors) to see if you rotate your camera 5 degrees left when you recompose. It is only for up/down rotation that the accelerometers will see a slight change to the gravitational force. But for small rotations up/down, the accelerometer will give an extremely low difference in reading.

So I dare you to implement that function with just a firmware update, unless the camera has more than just 2 accelerometers in it.


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Mar 06, 2013 07:05 |  #99

A camera body that lets me plug in my Iphone.


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Mar 06, 2013 07:17 |  #100

renlok wrote in post #15682722 (external link)
A camera body that lets me plug in my Iphone.

Why would you want to?...Seriously.


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Mar 06, 2013 07:27 |  #101

pwm2 wrote in post #15682455 (external link)
So: can you enlighten me how accelerometers will be able to detect when you rotate your camera left or right? Their design is intended to see if you shift the camera left or right - not rotate the camera. And with only two accelerometers, the camera measures gravitational force in portrait or landscape. But rotating the camera left or right will not change the angle of the accelerometers relative to the ground. One accelerometer will still see +/- 1g. And one will see 0g.

In the end, you need gyroscopes (rotation detectors) or compasses (direction detectors) to see if you rotate your camera 5 degrees left when you recompose. It is only for up/down rotation that the accelerometers will see a slight change to the gravitational force. But for small rotations up/down, the accelerometer will give an extremely low difference in reading.

So I dare you to implement that function with just a firmware update, unless the camera has more than just 2 accelerometers in it.

ya you clearly have a better understanding of how things work than what i do. None the less, it would make a killer feature. I could live with a camera that only has a single focus point.


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Mar 06, 2013 08:44 |  #102

spot metering on af points and zoom button on the right hand side of the camera on my 5d3 and it would be about as perfect for me as it can get


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