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Mar 18, 2013 13:38 |  #31

*Jayrou wrote in post #15728489 (external link)
I may be missing something but why would you waste the set button on the magnify function with a dedicated magnify button?

I agree, it seems a bit of a waste but I think people do it so they can activate it with their right thumb, meaning you don't have to adjust the way you hold the camera to do it.
That's the only reason I can see.


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Mar 18, 2013 14:13 |  #32

romendo wrote in post #15722477 (external link)
1) You probably need to install the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (assuming you are running Windows). See the Microsoft Web Site (external link) for details.

Curious that the 64 bit version references AMD (MicrosoftCodecPack_am​d64.msi). Doesn't say anything about AMD processors or graphics only.




  
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Mar 18, 2013 20:16 |  #33

manderson wrote in post #15728675 (external link)
Curious that the 64 bit version references AMD (MicrosoftCodecPack_am​d64.msi). Doesn't say anything about AMD processors or graphics only.

AMD64 is often used to indicate the 64-bit version irregardless of manufacturer. It is because AMD implemented a 64-bit instruction set before Intel.




  
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Mar 18, 2013 21:09 |  #34

DreamState wrote in post #15724957 (external link)
Already use that, and still hate it. I need it to work exactly the way it was before, before it got RUINED by people that thing change is good to be cool. When its not broken why mess with it? It was fine.

same here, that's not a fix in my view.


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Mar 19, 2013 04:27 |  #35

*Jayrou wrote in post #15728489 (external link)
I may be missing something but why would you waste the set button on the magnify function with a dedicated magnify button?

It's for live-view operation. If I am manually focussing, I have my left hand on the focus ring and the right on the main camera controls.

The problem with the dedicated magnify button is that it means moving a hand away from where it needs to be. This sounds trivial, but if you are continuously tweaking framing and re-checking the focus point, it quickly gets annoying.

I work like this for anything shot on a tripod, such as macro or landscape (especially with tilt-shift).


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Mar 19, 2013 04:37 |  #36

As most of the shooting buttons are on the right hand side of the camera that does make sense.


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Mar 19, 2013 07:34 |  #37

dave_bass5 wrote in post #15731120 (external link)
As most of the shooting buttons are on the right hand side of the camera that does make sense.

On the 5DIII, the magnify button is on the left (as opposed to the 5DII where you used the buttons next to AF-ON).


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Mar 19, 2013 07:40 |  #38

TransientEye wrote in post #15731337 (external link)
On the 5DIII, the magnify button is on the left (as opposed to the 5DII where you used the buttons next to AF-ON).

Check my Sig and my posts in this thread :rolleyes:

As i said, "most". I dont count the Mag button as a shooting button, but having on the right (by assigning it to the SET button) so it can be turned on and off with the thumb, without having to move your hand position, makes sense.


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Mar 19, 2013 08:21 as a reply to  @ dave_bass5's post |  #39

Nope , still don't get it...:D

Magnify button works for me.. especially hands free tripod work for critical focussing.. hand held I don't use it except for checking focus after.. then its right next to my left thumb as I look down on the LCD.. while my right thumb uses the joystick to check over the rest of the image.


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Mar 19, 2013 08:33 |  #40

jase1125 wrote in post #15722679 (external link)
A year later the change in how zooming works is still a pain in the a$$ and sucks. Absolutely hate it. This is a great example of why one shouldn't try to fix what isn't broken.

makes you wonder when canon/nikon come out with a new camera do any real photographers in their company ever use them and say something.


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Mar 19, 2013 08:47 |  #41

bobbyz wrote in post #15731482 (external link)
makes you wonder when canon/nikon come out with a new camera do any real photographers in their company ever use them and say something.

Well as you can see, some do like it so maybe Canon did their research and concluded that it was worth doing.
If most use the old way to zoom in to see if focus was achieved anyway a one button press surely makes more seance than having to push a button and turn a dial.
You cant please all of the people all of the time, but it makes me wonder why people who are happy with what they have, have to go and change things, then complain that things are different :confused:


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Mar 21, 2013 10:17 |  #42

In case anyone is still benefitting from this thread....I find that adjusting from the 5D2 to 5D3 took a lot of fiddling with many of the features. It's not really worse - just different! Some changes suit some and some changes suit others but in the end it seems to work out. Your quams with the magnify button can be addressed either by accepting it and learning to take advantage of it or buy a different camera. What I find is a big problem is that the 5D3 is mega-tunable in a million different ways where-as the 5D2 could not be ergonomically tuned at all. So now we all find ourselves struggling to understand all the possible settings and configurations of the new technology. It's a wonderful thing but takes a lot of time to figure out how to tune it for your personal preferences. I'm older and lazy so I just do my best to get used to it ;-)a




  
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