Canon 5D Mark III – Is there a bug in DPP 3.11.10.0?

UPDATE: Make sure you checkout the latest test with DPP 3.11.26.0, looks like there might be a new bug introduced in the new version (New DPP Version 3.11.26.0 Test – Now A New Bug??).

Looks like DPP 3.11.10.0 that ships with the new Canon 5D Mark III might have a bug in it.  It all has to do with what you have DPP’s preferences set to.  If you go into Tools->Preferences and the “General settings” there’s an option for “Viewing and saving RAW images”:

DPP Checkbox

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Canon 5D Mark III Shutter Sound (normal and silent mode)

Canon 5D Mark III (5D3) comparison of the regular shutter sound vs the shutter sound during silent mode. I had noticed that a lot of other videos I saw of the shutter sound didn’t really capture the difference in volume between the two modes. I saw some of the videos before getting my 5D3 and I didn’t think the silent mode would be very useful, it wasn’t that big of a difference in volume. But after I got my camera and tried I was impressed with the difference in volume. It’s much more of a dull sound.

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Canon 5D Mark III Raw Sample Images – Low ISO

UPDATE: I have put up new raw sample images, make sure you check out the latest Canon 5D Mark III raw sample images post.

Went out this morning and took some more shots in Washington DC.  These are low ISO raw sample images from the Canon 5D Mark III (ISO 50-1600).  The last image I took at the entire ISO range.  This morning it was very cloudy and grey, so not a lot of light out for fast shutter speeds.  A lot of the low ISO shots I took were of flowers, so there’s some motion blur in them, but you can still get an idea of the amount of noise.  Pretty much the same settings as yesterday, camera was set to Av mode f/8, ISO ranged from 50-1600 (to 102,400 for last image).  All shots were taken with the Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro lens on :silk700dx: legs using a Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head.

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Canon 5D Mark III Raw Sample Images – High ISO

UPDATE: I have put up new raw sample images, make sure you check out the latest Canon 5D Mark III raw sample images post.

Got my Canon 5D Mark III camera today and went out to Washington DC to take some test pictures.  I was interested in seeing how the high ISO performance was with the camera.  Decided I’d share the raw files with anyone else that would like to see them.  The camera was set to Av mode f/8, ISO ranged from 1600-102,400.  All shots were taken with the Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS USM lens on Slik 700DX Tripod legs using a Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head.

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Here are four shots:

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Using Gels With Your Flash/Strobe – Part 4 of 4

Up to now we’ve talked about how to think about color temperature of a light source and how gels change their color temperature.  And we’ve done some staged tests to make sure our theory on “Red, White, and Blue” works like it should – which it has.  But what about doing on some real photos outside, can we use this to change how the photo looks to make some interesting effects?  We’ll, that’s what we are going to do now!

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Japanese Pagoda at the Cherry Blossoms, Washington DC

Japanese Pagoda at the Cherry Blossoms

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It’s cherry blossoms season in Washington DC right now.  They bloomed about two weeks earlier than normal, so it caught a lot of people off guard.  But that didn’t keep the crowds away, even during a normal Washington DC work day the tidal basin was packed with people looking at the cherry blossoms.  The cherry trees were given to the people of the United States from the people of Japan in 1912 as a gift of friendship.  In among the cherry blossoms there’s a Japanese Pagoda that was given as another gift in 1958.  It’s a symbol of friendship between the two countries.

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Gel and Slide – Part 3 of 4

From the last article we had the problem of two light sources in a scene that had different color temperatures:

We saw before that if we changed the camera white balance to either match the light bulb or the flash we’d have a color cast in the image.  This is because the two light sources are at different positions on the chart, they aren’t producing the same color temperature light.

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Korean War Memorial

Korean War Memorial

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I hadn’t intended to go into DC to take pictures the night this image at the Korean War Memorial was taken but I’m glad I did.  I was outside and noticed how low the moon was to the horizon and how clear the sky was, so I knew I had to go over and take some pictures.  The original image taken wasn’t very exciting so I decided to try HDR on it and really liked what I initially saw.  I kept working on the processing and this is the end result.  I’ll be posting another one similar to this one later.

Equipment used for this photo:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens
Slik 700DX Tripod
Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head

 

Purchase the Korean War Memorial print alone or framed through Fine Art America.
Purchase the Korean War Memorial print directly from the artist.