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Mike Kobal

April 12, 2012

INSPIRED BY: portraits: shot with Canon 5D mark III

I was very curious about the new All-I codec on the 5Dmk3, at a bit rate of about 80~90mpbs, it should produce much better quality video then the 5D2 and it does! Grading for a B/W look on neutral background could be problematic with the 5D2 (and a nightmare with any other DSLR), lack of color depths and dynamic range can lead to nasty looking tonal separations. I really wasn’t sure if it would be worth the upgrade from the 5D2. Between the crazy fast and accurate auto focus during still shoots (I shot my first fashion editorial with the 5D3 a few days ago and could not find a single miss-focused image) and the very gradable video this camera produces, I would say it was totally worth it. We were just fooling around here and had a great time shooting and filming, hope you enjoy! To find out about the idea behind this project, check out the INSPIRED BY photo series!
more tech info after the break

I had a few lenses laying around but ended up shooting with the 5D3 and kit lens only.
Cineroid EVF
Paparazzi
Tripod
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5 Comments »

  1. [...] friend Mike Kobal produced this little artistic video, and he used a EOS 5D Mark III for his work. Lest I forget: [...]

    Pingback by Inspired Portraits – Mused by EOS 5D Mark III | CanonWatch — April 13, 2012 @ 10:37 am

  2. God damn, I love your stuff! It looks like you have fun pretty much every waking minute. I’ve done a bit of work with the 5D III – nothing like yours, of course – and it is a spectacular camera. Glad to see that you’re enjoying it.

    Comment by mike drew — April 13, 2012 @ 10:57 am

  3. thanks my friend! I really like the 5D3, surprised me in a good way, wasn’t very interested in upgrading at first, sure glad I did

    Comment by mike.kobal — April 13, 2012 @ 11:02 am

  4. Hi Mike!

    Just wondering what your feeling is on the 5D3 high ISO performance? I’m debating between this and a D800 – though I really love the way the Nikon renders images/video – high ISO maybe be the deciding factor for me.

    Comment by Pete — April 15, 2012 @ 9:31 am

  5. Hey Pete, I am still waiting for the D800 to get here, haven’t done any extreme high Iso shooting with the 5D3 yet, what I have seen so far it performs better then the 5D2, by about 1.5 stops ( shooting raw)
    dunno, I think the high Iso performance is going to be pretty close between the two, I would take other factors into account

    Comment by mike.kobal — April 15, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

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