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On Glass
19/02/2009 thubleau2

On Glass

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Guest 23-Feb-2009 10:44
Well, Penny there are a couple of quirky things I found.

The menus and their adjustments are not as easy as the book would have you know.
I think maybe there is a misprint regarding the manner in which you select a profile and then change it.
I found for some reason my camera kept locking the mirror and started taking movies while I tried to adjust some of the parameters, that would be page 61.
Also I move the focus button from the front shutter release to the AE button but for some reason the half press also works for focus .
With my 20D when you moved the focus to the AE button it removed the ability of the shutter button to focus.

I have a 580EX flash and it's operation seems quite erratic with this camera.
Sometimes it fires off a prefocus burst and other times it does nothing.

With the 20D you could not get decent exposure with the 580EX unless overexposing by 1/3 stop.
With the 5D2 I find I have to adjust the flash exposure by a full stop .

Just a couple of quirky things for you to think about

cheers

Eric
ctfchallenge23-Feb-2009 04:39
thanks for your input.
I went from the Xsi to the 5DmarkII recently so for me everything is different - if you think of it, I'd love to hear anything else you experience (good or bad) as you move along. I updated firmware today to version 1.0.7 (as Brent suggested).
Penny Street
Guest 23-Feb-2009 00:03
my thoughts Penny,
Plenty of Vignetting at24 and 17 mm corrected by software.
Amazing detail when cropping, at least it gives you the ability to crop and that would at least give me another 2x 3x etc to my lenses.
Don't like the movie mode, I will never us it, but then again, I don't user alot on these cameras mainy TV AV and manual.
Stuck a bit more sharpening in User Define mode, nice big viewfinder at the rear.
I ran the battery down by 60% after about 200 shots and a bit of mucking around with setting, so the figure of 800 shots before it dies is a bit ambitious .
I shoot at raw these days.

Can't think of much else that impressed me and I did think my existing lenses would suffice but I think I need the Canon 70-200 IS USM /f2.8l 0r f4L in any form with or without the IS.

I also upgraded to aUDMA 16 gig card @45mpps and just found out that Canon will support UDMA cards up to 133mbps second when they arrive.
I really think this is the end of the line for me I have enough to cover what I want to do and I have to admit I have been shooting a lot from the 960is because I can't be bother taking this equipment with me on a holiday.
ctfchallenge22-Feb-2009 23:25
So - your thoughts on the 5D Mark II over the 20D?
And Carole, this new equip is going to last me a very, very long time - by then I expect that many of you could well be on to whatever comes next. Your 40D is a great camera too!! And besides, a camera is only as good as the eye behind it anyway.
Penny Street
ctfchallenge22-Feb-2009 19:37
Dang, Everyone's getting the 5D Mark II, I'm getting camera envy and I just bought the 40D last year! Beautiful flute and I like the background you chose, although the red color and sharper focus on the face becomes the focal point, but as Rod said, the guys won't have any trouble making the OOF parts the focal point! :-D CJ
PS: Thanks for posting this as it made me look up Ritzenhoff Glassware - beautiful stuff!
ctfchallenge22-Feb-2009 17:37
I like the minimal lines in this, and the colors are very good.
--Mary Anne
Rod 22-Feb-2009 08:15
I think only the blokes will find the oof part:-)
ctfchallenge22-Feb-2009 06:23
tv... it is a wine glass, champagne flute.

Ritzenhoff glasswear, Francois Gervais designer.
ctfchallenge22-Feb-2009 06:20
Yes, new camera penny though still have the 20D and the 960is
ctfchallenge22-Feb-2009 06:05
I'm curious to know the year of this drawing if you know. The style is 1930's. -tv
ctfchallenge22-Feb-2009 06:00
love the colors and the declining shape of the glass as the focus disappears.
new camera?
Penny Street