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Apr 08, 2012 18:19 |  #3016

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The only difference I see is the better ISO performance. I will not spend 3000 dollars to buy 5d3 unless I want ISO booster.

Ah... but it's the differences you DON'T SEE that really make the camera worth the upgrade [for my shooting style]. I wouldn't have upgraded on an ISO performance boost alone. But the AF system alone... that's a different story. Also, you'd be paying 3500, not 3000.


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Apr 08, 2012 18:23 |  #3017

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Hi, did you use any external flash to illuminate the girl's face?

Looking at shadows, it looks like a diffused flash to the left, a bit high and In front of her in relation to camera.


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Apr 08, 2012 18:24 |  #3018

I'm still just really enjoying the 5D3. It's nice to have a standard 'smaller' body with a good AF system. I hate feeling like I have to use the 1D4 (with its bulk) for everything as I like an AF system with reliable outer points.

So today I just shot the kids having some Easter fun (5D3 / 85L II).


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Apr 08, 2012 18:28 |  #3019

Just wondering what settings you guys are using regarding
Selectable AF Point

I have mine set to 61 Points or should I use Only Cross type AF points
As my mane lenses used are F2.8 and under


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Apr 08, 2012 18:29 |  #3020

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From my latest e-session... got to the end of a cave and there was no where to go. sun already went down but i figured might as well get a shot while we were there. Here's the result:

ISO 1600, f/2.2, 1/80s exposure on 35L
IMAGE NOT FOUND
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO

real cool with the blue gel there


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Apr 08, 2012 18:41 |  #3021

bosmankb wrote in post #14231818 (external link)
real cool with the blue gel there

Actually, there was no gel/filter here. The sun had already set so the sky was kind of a deep blue. In post I pulled the exposure down a bit and messed around with the contrast. The WB was set to Auto and in LR it's "As Shot."


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Apr 08, 2012 18:49 |  #3022

dho81 wrote in post #14231786 (external link)
Ah... but it's the differences you DON'T SEE that really make the camera worth the upgrade [for my shooting style]. I wouldn't have upgraded on an ISO performance boost alone. But the AF system alone... that's a different story. Also, you'd be paying 3500, not 3000.

This is it. The AF, along with the ISO abilities are what made it worth the purchase for me.


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Apr 08, 2012 18:53 |  #3023

Marco2011 wrote in post #14231775 (external link)
The only difference I see is the better ISO performance. I will not spend 3000 dollars to buy 5d3 unless I want ISO booster.

Don't forget the pro AI from the 1Dx, 6fps, full frame, new processor, dual card slot, 100% view finder, lens aberration correction (only Nikon had these before), up to 9 brackets, better video & live view controls, and better ergonomics. There are more that I'm missing, but after owning a 5D II for 4 years, it's worth the upgrade for me when I can sell my 5DII for 1700.

The camera can only get better when they release new firmware to correct any user reported issues.


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Apr 08, 2012 18:54 |  #3024

gavcam wrote in post #14231816 (external link)
Just wondering what settings you guys are using regarding
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I have mine set to 61 Points or should I use Only Cross type AF points
As my mane lenses used are F2.8 and under

I have only the cross type AF points enabled. There are gaps between the clusters but I use the AF point closest to the target and focus and recompose if needed. That's still a lot less movement than using the center AF point and doing the same.




  
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Apr 08, 2012 18:56 |  #3025

yeah, 45 points for me as well. My 70-300 cuts it down to only 15~20 in the middle though, that's a bit of a bummer. :confused:


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Apr 08, 2012 19:06 |  #3026

nicksan wrote in post #14231909 (external link)
I have only the cross type AF points enabled. There are gaps between the clusters but I use the AF point closest to the target and focus and recompose if needed. That's still a lot less movement than using the center AF point and doing the same.

Thanks for info
I am wondering what the advantage is in picking Only Cross type AF points over all 61 points, is it quicker to focus if one only uses only cross type AF?


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Apr 08, 2012 19:08 |  #3027

what's the difference between using your center point on your 5D2 and the outer points? Same thing here. This way you just ignore the non cross type points and everything happens faster.


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Apr 08, 2012 19:09 |  #3028

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Thanks for info
I am wondering what the advantage is in picking Only Cross type AF points over all 61 points, is it quicker to focus if one only uses only cross type AF?

Cross-type AF points are more sensitive and yes, they tend to be quicker, more accurate, and more consistent.




  
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Apr 08, 2012 19:11 |  #3029

jacobsen1 wrote in post #14231966 (external link)
what's the difference between using your center point on your 5D2 and the outer points? Same thing here. This way you just ignore the non cross type points and everything happens faster.

nicksan wrote in post #14231971 (external link)
Cross-type AF points are more sensitive and yes, they tend to be quicker, more accurate, and more consistent.

Thanks again

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Apr 08, 2012 19:30 |  #3030

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The only difference I see is the better ISO performance. I will not spend 3000 dollars to buy 5d3 unless I want ISO booster.

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