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Apr 01, 2012 19:56 |  #2446

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There is no HDR at all - took it in mRAW, developed in Lightroom 4.1 and then some other corrections in Photoshop CS 5.

Do you use DNG? If so, I would completely avoid mRAW. The conversion process makes the files bigger than RAW once converted to DNG. Lossy DNG is flawless, 50% file size savings, and even at 1:1 and closer I can't see any difference. Even pros here can't tell the pick them apart at 1:1.

I was shooting mRaw for a while when I had a 50D a ways back and was doing DNG workflow (still do,I love DNG) and I noticed after a while my sRaw files were 30% bigger than if I just shot RAW. DNG typically gives me a 20% file savings over RAW, and it was 20% bigger. I started just shooting RAW only and will never touch m/sRAW.


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Apr 01, 2012 19:56 |  #2447

Alright...^^^^this is the sole reason I am thinking of going for the mkIII...^^^ Can someone tell me if the LR issue is resolved. I only PP with LR. Thanks


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Apr 01, 2012 20:00 |  #2448

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Alright...^^^^this is the sole reason I am thinking of going for the mkIII...^^^ Can someone tell me if the LR issue is resolved. I only PP with LR. Thanks

Yes, it is usable in LR now, but it is still slow for me, but not nearly as slow as it was before. It's just real annoying now. Before it was throw your computer out the window and scream bad before.


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Apr 01, 2012 20:01 |  #2449

idsurfer wrote in post #14192898 (external link)
Alright...^^^^this is the sole reason I am thinking of going for the mkIII...^^^ Can someone tell me if the LR issue is resolved. I only PP with LR. Thanks

Yes. 4.1 rc works. I just got it yesterday. Works great!


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Apr 01, 2012 20:05 as a reply to  @ idsurfer's post |  #2450

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Apr 01, 2012 20:11 as a reply to  @ scpictaker's post |  #2451

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Yes, it is usable in LR now, but it is still slow for me, but not nearly as slow as it was before. It's just real annoying now. Before it was throw your computer out the window and scream bad before.

ilumo wrote in post #14192916 (external link)
Yes. 4.1 rc works. I just got it yesterday. Works great!

What about LR3 without any recent updates???


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Apr 01, 2012 20:15 |  #2452

I LOVE the 5D3 & find it has fast and accurate tracking & focusing.
It is the perfect companion for my Mark IV.

It excels for birds in flight - BIF and the 6FPS do not hinder me in the least.


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Apr 01, 2012 20:19 |  #2453

How are you guys finding the focus acquisition speed?
I feel that the 5D3 is deliberate, but sure-handed.
I remember the 1D series bodies I used to own being a bit faster in initial acquisition.

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Apr 01, 2012 20:29 |  #2454

Thanks for all your comments, appreciate all of them :)

ilumo wrote in post #14192893 (external link)
So do you think the 5d3 helped at all with these shots vs your previous bodies?

I use 5D2 and 5D3. There is no chance to I could get such photos with AF servo with Mark II. The reason is quite simple - I didn't even have to use central AF points - all of photos were taken with side AF points not the central ones :rolleyes:

There is absolutelly no comparison between AF in 5D3 and 5D2 ...


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Apr 01, 2012 20:31 |  #2455

Saxi wrote in post #14192896 (external link)
Do you use DNG? If so, I would completely avoid mRAW. The conversion process makes the files bigger than RAW once converted to DNG. Lossy DNG is flawless, 50% file size savings, and even at 1:1 and closer I can't see any difference. Even pros here can't tell the pick them apart at 1:1.

I was shooting mRaw for a while when I had a 50D a ways back and was doing DNG workflow (still do,I love DNG) and I noticed after a while my sRaw files were 30% bigger than if I just shot RAW. DNG typically gives me a 20% file savings over RAW, and it was 20% bigger. I started just shooting RAW only and will never touch m/sRAW.

I think I will try this - thanks for your advice! :cool:


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Apr 01, 2012 20:31 |  #2456

czacha wrote in post #14193020 (external link)
Thanks for all your comments, appreciate all of them :)

I use 5D2 and 5D3. There is no chance to I could get such photos with AF servo with Mark II. The reason is quite simple - I didn't even have to use central AF points - all of photos were taken with side AF points not the central ones :rolleyes:

There is absolutelly no comparison between AF in 5D3 and 5D2 ...

Agreed. There's absolutely no comparison. The outer AF points are very good. No more tracking subjects with the center AF point then cropping later. No more focus and recompose. This is the way it ought to be. :)




  
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Apr 01, 2012 20:33 |  #2457

nicksan wrote in post #14193029 (external link)
Agreed. There's absolutely no comparison. The outer AF points are very good. No more tracking subjects with the center AF point then cropping later. No more focus and recompose. This is the way it ought to be. :)

Nick, you still running only cross type points for your display? I've been using that as well but miss having the other points to go to, but it is nice to know which ones you see are going to be the most accurate ones.


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Apr 01, 2012 20:37 |  #2458

nicksan wrote in post #14193029 (external link)
Agreed. There's absolutely no comparison. The outer AF points are very good. No more tracking subjects with the center AF point then cropping later. No more focus and recompose. This is the way it ought to be. :)

But there is one thing I'm missing from 5D2 - battery grip! At the moment can't buy it here in Poland. Switching AF points while taking vertical shots with heavy lens is really annoying :p


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Apr 01, 2012 20:38 |  #2459

Saxi wrote in post #14193037 (external link)
Nick, you still running only cross type points for your display? I've been using that as well but miss having the other points to go to, but it is nice to know which ones you see are going to be the most accurate ones.

Yup, all cross-type points for me. No need to turn the weaker points on. If I need to focus and recompose, I just use the point closest to, which is still tons better than just using the center AF point.

I was trying to get some decent high ISO shots, but nothing worthy turned up. I usually light up the reception so I am usually on ISO100-800 depending on the lens and aperture used. Oh well. Maybe next time...:)




  
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Apr 01, 2012 20:38 |  #2460

czacha wrote in post #14193057 (external link)
But there is one thing I'm missing from 5D2 - battery grip! At the moment can't buy it here in Poland. Switching AF points while taking vertical shots with heavy lens is really annoying :p

It's a good thing I don't use battery grips then. :)




  
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