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Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey] #38493
03/24/12 09:01 AM
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There should be a beta ACR at adobe labs to convert.

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/cameraraw6-7/?tabID=details#tabTop

Canon EOS 5d Mark III - First Impressions [Re: psmith] #38496
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Hey Everyone,

I shot 14 portrait sessions today while at the Brooklyn Mutt Show. I used the 5dIII for all of them. Here is a quick summary of things I like:

1. The AF is spectacular - super (super) fast.
2. The 18 shot burst is only at ISO 100-400. The shutter burst drops significantly (to about 7 frames) by the time you get to ISO 25,600.
3. The View Finder seems bigger than the 5dII - by just a bit...and possibly a bit brighter. I love the new 'grid' options in the view finder.
4. The body is slightly grippier than the 5dii.

The Negatives:
1. I am just not a fan of the new menu system. While it is certainly something I am sure I will get to, I find the new system to be just difficult to navigate through. It is incredibly cluttered. Each category has several sub directories and plowing between commands is onerous. Thankfully, most everything I do can be done with the control dials on the camera...but still. Getting through all of the sub menus to the 'format card' section sure is a chore. frown

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III - First Impressions [Re: James Morrissey] #38497
03/25/12 03:19 AM
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Here are a couple of 100% crops of images taken at high ISO. They were converted in the ACR Beta - no noise correction.

James


ISO 12800:


ISO 25,600:

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III - First Impressions [Re: James Morrissey] #38498
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Originally Posted By: James Morrissey
Hey Everyone,

I shot 14 portrait sessions today while at the Brooklyn Mutt Show. I used the 5dIII for all of them. Here is a quick summary of things I like:

1. The AF is spectacular - super (super) fast.
2. The 18 shot burst is only at ISO 100-400. The shutter burst drops significantly (to about 7 frames) by the time you get to ISO 25,600.
3. The View Finder seems bigger than the 5dII - by just a bit...and possibly a bit brighter. I love the new 'grid' options in the view finder.
4. The body is slightly grippier than the 5dii.

The Negatives:
1. I am just not a fan of the new menu system. While it is certainly something I am sure I will get to, I find the new system to be just difficult to navigate through. It is incredibly cluttered. Each category has several sub directories and plowing between commands is onerous. Thankfully, most everything I do can be done with the control dials on the camera...but still. Getting through all of the sub menus to the 'format card' section sure is a chore. frown


Can't you put all those on your own custom menu page like the 5d m2?

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III - First Impressions [Re: psmith] #38499
03/25/12 12:37 PM
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Yes, there is the custom menu option...and I will definitely will be using it. However, this is the first time that I have had to actually ever use it. The 5dii is fine as is. I think that the problem is how they arranged the menu. Items that they see as important, I do not for my daily shooting. The menus are cluttered.

Anyway, I am off to the Brooklyn Mutt Show again! I will be back tonight.

James

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III - First Impressions [Re: James Morrissey] #38503
03/26/12 05:45 AM
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I finished the Brooklyn Mutt Show today. I think that I took over 1500 images with the 5d III over the last two days. Over all, I am really pleased with the camera. I was on the fence as to whether or not I would keep it initially as I will admit that the production of the Nikon D800 kind of blew me away with their 36 megapixel sensor...and of course, the rumors that Canon would be coming out with a 3.

I purchased the 5diii because I felt like I absolutely needed a new body. While I have older cameras, I felt that I needed something in the same caliber of the 5dii that I had. The 5diii is all that and more...and now that I have set up the custom directory, I will say that it is pretty easy to navigate. I hope to have an article in the next week up about the 5dIII.

James

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III - First Impressions [Re: James Morrissey] #38504
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Are the raw files as dreamy as the 5d and 5d m2?

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III - First Impressions [Re: psmith] #38505
03/26/12 02:56 PM
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To answer that question, I honestly think that I want Capture One to have its conversion up and running. I really don't like using ACR, though I have been using it since I got the camera. I have not yet played with the Canon software yet.

James

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III - First Impressions [Re: James Morrissey] #38508
03/27/12 10:32 AM
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Thats interesting. I switched a few years ago from capture 1 to adobe. Love acr.

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III - First Impressions [Re: psmith] #38512
03/28/12 05:29 AM
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I am sure some of it has to do with personal preference. I like the speed and interface of Capture One. I find it superior in just about every regard to ACR.

James

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