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theviper
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Mar 27, 2012 18:02 as a reply to post 14164697 |  #1696

Mine arrived today. AF is so impressive especially after the mk2.
IQ is excellent. Going to take it out tomorrow and do some shots with my 400 f5.6 then tomorrow night, going to set up a studio shot on a tripod so i can compare to with my mk2.
Very impressed up to now.


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Mar 27, 2012 18:05 |  #1697

jeffreynmandy wrote in post #14164725external link
I haven't been able to try it much yet, but I also think it's tracking a lot better than my 7d would.

On paper, according to the specifications, it should. But, tracking a dog running across your field of view with complete background and object separation is a cakewalk for the 7D. If a 7D was missing those shots, it wasn't set up properly (which I would say accounted for a large majority of threads about how the 7D AF tracking was poor or terrible).

I am keeping an eye on these threads as more people post sports shot with the 5D3. I'm curious how it will consistently perform.




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Mar 27, 2012 18:10 |  #1698

Invertalon wrote in post #14140276 (external link)
Another good shot to show detail... ISO 200, f/2.8 with my 70-200 II... Near MFD. You can see high detail on the leaves in focus. Simply beautiful.

SOOC JPEG. Did not touch it at all.

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Mar 27, 2012 18:15 |  #1699

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NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
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I'm not touching that keg!!


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Mar 27, 2012 18:28 |  #1700

Fligi7 wrote in post #14164685external link
You must not have set it up correctly, according to your shooting needs. Are these the only 3 shots you took in series or were there more and these were the ones in focus? What are your AF/tracking settings?

That's the point I guess. My 7D is completely optimized for shooting soccer and I shoot every weekend in Servo mode. I had no complaints about the 7D in Servo as it was a giant improvement over my previous 40D- I have very few oof shots and almost no "really crisp fences" in the background. But these shots with the 5D were "out of the box"- I haven't optimized anything yet! It was literally camera at my side, dog is rushing me, swing camera up wildly and start shooting. Every shot of the sequence tracked well- and that is with an erratic dog dodging and weaving and me swinging the camera. I am quite sure my 7D would not have performed this well. Just sharing my experience- don't hate :)


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Mar 27, 2012 18:29 |  #1701

Tom W wrote in post #14164808external link
I'm not touching that keg!!

I was shocked to find a keg in the Lions pit :cool: I honestly didn't see it until I cropped the image


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Mar 27, 2012 18:45 |  #1702

Stuart Leslie wrote in post #14164881external link
That's the point I guess. My 7D is completely optimized for shooting soccer and I shoot every weekend in Servo mode. I had no complaints about the 7D in Servo as it was a giant improvement over my previous 40D- I have very few oof shots and almost no "really crisp fences" in the background. But these shots with the 5D were "out of the box"- I haven't optimized anything yet! It was literally camera at my side, dog is rushing me, swing camera up wildly and start shooting. Every shot of the sequence tracked well- and that is with an erratic dog dodging and weaving and me swinging the camera. I am quite sure my 7D would not have performed this well. Just sharing my experience- don't hate :)

The 7D is not even in the same league as this camera. I am amazed by the tracking of the 5D3. Mine only arrived 10 hours ago and I have not even used it properly yet but this AF system is very very good.


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Mar 27, 2012 19:15 |  #1703

theviper wrote in post #14164965external link
The 7D is not even in the same league as this camera. I am amazed by the tracking of the 5D3. Mine only arrived 10 hours ago and I have not even used it properly yet but this AF system is very very good.

i agree, i'm very impressed with the tracking on this camera


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Mar 27, 2012 19:17 |  #1704

I agree, the AF is amazing, not just in low light, but with speed and accuracy as well!


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Mar 27, 2012 19:20 |  #1705

there is one thing i wonder about the AF modes on this camera... maybe someone can answer for me since i havent gotten mine yet. i had a 7d and noticed that it wasnt able to do this either (maybe im dumb and couldnt figure it out)

question for me is can the 5d3 have a single point manual selection AF and have it track across all 61 points? i noticed the 7d was only able to do this when it was on automatic selection which i hated. ive used a d700 along side with my 5d2 for some time and the d700 could do it. in fact i left it on that mode most of the time on the d700.

i would pick where i wanted to focus... one single point. and if it moved or i moved it would track across all af points.




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Mar 27, 2012 19:30 |  #1706

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Mar 27, 2012 19:31 |  #1707

booja wrote in post #14165166external link
question for me is can the 5d3 have a single point manual selection AF and have it track across all 61 points? i noticed the 7d was only able to do this when it was on automatic selection which i hated. ive used a d700 along side with my 5d2 for some time and the d700 could do it. in fact i left it on that mode most of the time on the d700.

i would pick where i wanted to focus... one single point. and if it moved or i moved it would track across all af points.

YES! :D

I've been meaning to check that out but hadn't gotten around to it until I saw your question.


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Mar 27, 2012 19:34 |  #1708

How do you enable that? Mine does not seem to work that way. The AF point just stays put.


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Mar 27, 2012 19:36 |  #1709

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My solution was to set the zoom to 100% at the focuspoint. Thus if I just press the play-back button I get the full image, if I however press the zoom button it takes me in all the way to the focus point so that I can check the eye lashes. From either of those alternatives I can zoom in increments with the wheel. I too would however like to be able to do the incremental zooming with the old buttons rather than with the wheel. My setup made the most sense to me though.

Other than this, I am in love big time with my new camera!!!

That doesn't work for me, unless I hit info a bunch of times and get rid of all the information. I like that information (histogram and so on) as I want this on the review image pop when shooting but when hitting "play" I want a full screen image.


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Mar 27, 2012 19:53 as a reply to Saxi's post |  #1710

As this thread moving too fast, I may ask the same question again:

If the LightRoom 4, Photoshop CS5 and Canon DPP can open 5D3's Raw or not?

Thank.


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