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I finally got my 5D mk iii...now what??

 
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Mar 27, 2014 18:14 |  #1

It turns out that none of my processing software will recognize the new raw files that this baby spits out....and I refuse to shoot in anything but raw! UGHHHHH!! I am using Adobe Elements 9 on a 3 year old MacBook Pro and don't really want to upgrade EVERYTHING! Which version of Elements would I need to use i order to have the files recognized? I have never used Lightroom but am thinking that might be as good or even better way to go but want to make sure I will have the same ability to tweak W/B and exposure when I load the images. Anybody have this problem and if so what was your solution?? Thanks for the input!


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Mar 27, 2014 18:24 |  #2

I had that exact problem... I bought Lightroom 5 to replace LR3. Well worth it.

I also updated the raw processor in CS6. (free update from Adobe)


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Mar 27, 2014 18:28 |  #3

"I have never used Lightroom but am thinking that might be as good or even better way to go but want to make sure I will have the same ability to tweak W/B and exposure when I load the images."

I have the Mk3 and use LR4 as well as CS6 for my post work. Transitioning to LR for the sake of workflow, but I still use CS6 a lot. LR is a Good option, I believe. You can do quite a bit, actually and LR4 can be had for under $100.00 Surf the web for LR tutorials and you'll do just fine. I'm certain there are lots of varying opinions out there, but this is what works for me.

Enjoy the Mk3, it really is a nice piece of equipment!

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Mar 27, 2014 18:32 |  #4

If you are still on Snow Leopard 10.6 then it'll have to be Lightroom 4 I think, or Aperture 3.

If you are on Lion 10.7 or above then I think LR 5 will work, but check the specs first, or Aperture 3 again.

Not sure about Elements, but suspect 10 or Photoshop CS5 will do it.

DPP that came free with it will work no matter what, update to latest from Canon USA site.




  
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Mar 27, 2014 18:49 |  #5

I was faced with the same issue when I first got my 5D3 a couple of months ago. I upgraded my LR2 to LR5 for something like $79, and I'm very happy with it. Both the new camera and the new software do take some time to get used to, but you'll be happier with the changes.



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Mar 27, 2014 18:53 |  #6

Wait. You own more than $10,000 worth of gear, yet you process images with Adobe Elements 9?

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Let me help you out. ;)

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Mar 27, 2014 20:16 |  #7

Lightroom will fix that, but a 9 year old laptop will limp seriously. I had to retire my 6 year old one for that reason, got a macmini and nice screens. The raw files are huge....


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Mar 27, 2014 20:19 |  #8

phantelope wrote in post #16791543 (external link)
?..but a 9 year old laptop will limp seriously.

Probably would, but he said his was 3 years old. :D


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Mar 27, 2014 22:43 |  #9

mclaren777 wrote in post #16791385 (external link)
Wait. You own more than $10,000 worth of gear, yet you process images with Adobe Elements 9?

I have used elements for quite some time and don't feel the need to spend another $700 for an editing program that has a ton of bells and whistles that I don't use. I guess I am cheap in certain ways.....lol


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Mar 27, 2014 22:51 |  #10

$700?


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Mar 27, 2014 22:52 |  #11

Shoot in raw, then do DNG conversions.


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Mar 27, 2014 22:53 |  #12

Point-n-shoot-n wrote in post #16791824 (external link)
I have used elements for quite some time and don't feel the need to spend another $700 for an editing program that has a ton of bells and whistles that I don't use. I guess I am cheap in certain ways.....lol

Which version of OSX are you running? Lightroom 5 can be had for fairly cheap nowdays especially since stores have been dishing out licenses like mad this whole month, but depending on what you're running LR4 might run better on your laptop.




  
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Mar 28, 2014 00:51 |  #13

LR4 works fine for me. I had the trial of LR5 and I honestly didn't notice anything in 5 that I used that wasn't in 4.




  
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Mar 28, 2014 09:29 |  #14

Point-n-shoot-n wrote in post #16791824 (external link)
I have used elements for quite some time and don't feel the need to spend another $700 for an editing program that has a ton of bells and whistles that I don't use. I guess I am cheap in certain ways.....lol

Try GIMP. It's powerful, it's free and will always be...

If you are using OSX, you may wish to try Darktable. It's powerful, it's free... you get the idea...


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Mar 28, 2014 09:35 |  #15

maverick75 wrote in post #16791843 (external link)
Shoot in raw, then do DNG conversions.


http://www.adobe.com …ads/detail.jsp?​ftpID=5695 (external link)

This is what I do, it got given Lightroom 2 and use a 60D. Much cheaper than upgrading/buying newer editions.


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