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1Ds Mark III
I'll be ordering this on Tuesday morning..

It will probably take 6 months.. but I can wait...
I'm going with the wireless also and probably the 580ex version II.
My Mark II becomes my super reliable backup camera.

Review here:
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monkey From: monkey Date: September 3rd, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
'scuse me while I drool over it...

barriemacleod From: barriemacleod Date: September 3rd, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Start by thinking of just the taxes and all drooling stops...
Mind you the wireless is almost as fun as a cell phone ;)
From: notsolinear Date: September 4th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Let me know what you think of it. The thing I think I would enjoy most compared to my 1D Mark IIN is the 14-bit RAW images. I do so much bending of the tonality in processing that I start to get some posterization in the shadows, which the 14-bit should help reduce (theoretically 4-fold).
barriemacleod From: barriemacleod Date: September 4th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah I know , you're a tone master...

I know I'm going to love the 3 inch. screen to start from what I have now.
I'm worried about the 25 MB photos though.. Read : non-stop disk space :(

I had to Mark III 1D demoed to me though with all the same fatures.
I'm hoping the wireless will help me also , being able to see a full size image and then make adjustments.

On this shoot here:
I brought my 20D as a backup camera and also used it to take wide angle shots at the same time. The quality/speed just isn't there and always makes me a bit nervous if my main camera would break down. Have similar menu systems and buttons should be nice also. Mind you, I did get used to 2 different cams.

From: notsolinear Date: September 4th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Speaking of disk space... although it's hard for me, I started going through my folders of images and blowing away the stuff I didn't even bother rating (which is usually how I narrow down which ones make it to the web). I only did folders of events and stuff that wasn't real important (e.g. not my photoshoots). I need to start rating my photoshoots as I shoot them with the intention of blowing away all non-rated stuff, because I honestly think about 3/4 of the stuff I'm storing I don't care about. It's just too hard to go back retrospectively and decide again what's worth keeping and what's not.

Yes, I imagine you'll like the 3-inch screen. I love the 2.5" on my 1D, and it's the biggest fault I have with my 20D in comparison.

You may still be stuck learning two menus... I hear starting with the 1D MarkIII they *totally* redid the menu layout.
From: le_poulin Date: September 4th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice !!!

I love the color balance on the 580ex version II, so much better!

barriemacleod From: barriemacleod Date: September 4th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
You'll have to explain that one to me ?
I see its already available though.
edbook From: edbook Date: September 28th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
howdy Barrie and Edward, I'm using the 580 but not ver II. What's the difference? color balance control?

the MKIII I looked at the features and put a (value to me) price on each and, yep, I need one. I had to rule out the dust solution as I was taking a break from a three hour dust-spotting session in LR. Just that feature will change my time per image workflow tremendously.
Now, how do I afford it? 'know anyone who want a couple 4x5 film systmes?

From: le_poulin Date: September 28th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

smiles to see you

hey Ed,

hope all is well with you and family....

I never trusted the 580 ever, so I was manual on both the flash and camera.
When I started using the 580 II, I realized I could finally trust Canon with
color balance (K's) celeb crap, yet I have other issues with the II, it rocks in TTL....

enjoy your fall....

peace and love

barriemacleod From: barriemacleod Date: September 28th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)


Just bought the 580ex-II ... mostly because of its connector for a Pocket Wizard.. Tests are looking good :)

You can also buy adaptors for the 580-ex if one wants to use a pocket wizard for those models.. Long story here.. I'll show you some results in a few weeks.

From: le_poulin Date: September 29th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: -II

Pocket Wizard ????

please tell me more or direct me to a link....

have a great weekend.

smiles ~ Edward
cbeauche From: cbeauche Date: September 4th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would say that you're absolutely crazy, but you already know that.
barriemacleod From: barriemacleod Date: September 4th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, you know my new "saying"...
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 4th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool, but first thing that steps to my mind is a 3 hour shoot, this thing must weigh a ton. I know a good trainer LOL. No still not retired... :-(

barriemacleod From: barriemacleod Date: September 4th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Salut Guy !
Hey this one weighs less than the previous version !
Not by much but the battery is smaller.

3 hour shoot, mine are more like 6 hours.
Time goes by so fast when you're having "fun" ;)

barriemacleod From: barriemacleod Date: September 10th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)

update ;)

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