Quick Tip: Optimize Canon 5D Mark III Write Speeds – Avoid Using SD Cards

Quick Tip: Optimize Canon 5D Mark III Write Speeds – Avoid Using SD Cards

Buffer Sluggish on 5D Mark III? Ditch the SD Card!

Photographer Jeff Cable discovered something interesting about the 5D Mark III when he was doing some high-speed shooting–it’s slow, but only under certain circumstances. His advice? Pass on using the SD slot if you happen to be writing the same image to both cards and care about clearing your buffer quickly:

“…YOU DO NOT want to put a card in the SD slot. Why? Because, for some reason unbeknownst to me, Canon decided to build the 5D Mark III with one very fast CF slot which supports the newer UDMA7 protocol and a standard SD card slot which does NOT support the high speed standard (called UHS – for Ultra High Speed). This is really strange because many other cameras have come out with UHS1 compatible slots over the last year. Without UHS support, the top speed that can be achieved by the SD card is 133x. This is true even if you purchase a 600x SD card and insert it in the camera. The best you will get is 133x…” read more…

Cool Stuff – Week of December 31, 2012

Cool Stuff – Week of December 31, 2012

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

 

That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below. Happy New Year, everyone!

2012 Mayan Apocalypse Photo Tips

2012 Mayan Apocalypse Photo Tips

Important End-of-World Message:

BorrowLenses.com understands that the Mayan Apocalypse is fast approaching. We’d like to make a special announcement to our customers to ensure they are prepared for the inevitable. In this short video you will find some equipment suggestions to help make your experience during the end times photographically stunning. Be sure to give us your Armageddon-friendly gear tips in the comments below. Please enjoy our 2012 Mayan Apocalypse photo tips–they might just save us all.

Cool Stuff – Week of December 16, 2012

Cool Stuff – Week of December 16, 2012

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.

Easy Holiday Photo Booth

Easy Holiday Photo Booth

Holiday events have a way of filling a room. Being tasked with running a party photo booth for friends and family can be daunting, especially if your budget isn’t big and your space isn’t, either.

We put together a simple, fun photo booth using portable items that you can rent from BorrowLenses.com. There are various ways to make a booth–some even more simple than this, many more complex. This is just how we did it and you can improve/build upon it. If you do create a booth, feel free to share links to your fun party pictures in the comments below and tell us how you made it!

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