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Sep 16, 2013 18:06 |  #1

for the 5D3. Does anyone care to stop me? Jokes aside. I'm really close to ordering this camera because it is more versatile than my current 5D2, mainly, I can shoot sports and everything the 5D2 can do.

Since I may be getting it by late week, can anyone suggest a quick and dirty setting to shoot 1) my daughter's cross country run and 2) a HS football game. I know I will need to spend some time with the large manual, but just wanted to get a quick setting since I may be getting the camera late this week and won't have time to read the manual as I adjust the camera.

Also, if you have or know of a sports gallery with 5D3 images, I'd appreciate the link.

PS. There will be a pristine 5D2 w/grip for sell soon, too.

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Sep 16, 2013 18:10 |  #2

You'll be fine..

Forget the manual at first... Flip through every setting in the manual and customize as you see fit.

After that, consult the manual IF you need something SPECIFIC changed.

Most people change the DOF preview button assigned to switch between ONE-SHOT and SERVO AF.

The AF is way more customizable than the 5D2, plus all the cross-type AF Points..

Have fun and Confirm that order!


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Sep 16, 2013 18:27 |  #3

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Sep 16, 2013 18:29 |  #4

The 5D3 is calling in its best Arnold-in-Predator voice:

"Come on! I'm here! What are you waiting for?!!" :lol:


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Sep 16, 2013 18:35 |  #5

You won't regret the 5Dmrk III


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Sep 16, 2013 19:02 |  #6

Go for it! I may be in the market for another 5D Mark II with grip, so I say upgrade! :)


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Sep 16, 2013 19:13 |  #7

Methodical wrote in post #16301889 (external link)
Since I may be getting it by late week, can anyone suggest a quick and dirty setting to shoot 1) my daughter's cross country run and 2) a HS football game. I know I will need to spend some time with the large manual, but just wanted to get a quick setting since I may be getting the camera late this week and won't have time to read the manual as I adjust the camera.

High speed continuous shooting, AI servo, single point AF with expansion, and look through the AF menu pages to decide which AF case best matches your subject (I understand there's a lot of disagreement between pros as to which mode is best for what subject - though I find Case 2 good for following slow/medium speed birds in flight).

I also tend to shoot action in manual mode (so I can control the DOF and shutter speed) then enable auto ISO when I know the light levels will change significantly.


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Sep 16, 2013 19:19 |  #8

Ha,I put "stuff" in my cart all the time that I can't afford but am soooooo close to hitting that order button(300f2.8) that it almost seems like I did order it.Wife would kill me if I did accidentlly hit it though.


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Sep 16, 2013 19:47 |  #9

The real question... Why stop at 1???


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Sep 16, 2013 20:47 |  #10

If I may say, keep your 5D2...

Great backup body or if you want to shoot 2x focal lengths

Or perfect for landscapes where the advanced AF isnt necessary


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Sep 16, 2013 21:09 |  #11

If you need to think about it then keep the MK2 its a great camera.




  
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Sep 16, 2013 21:20 |  #12
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PRESS THE BUTTON. Sell me the 5DII, cheap.


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Sep 16, 2013 21:28 as a reply to  @ YashicaFX2's post |  #13

It doesn't look like Canon are going to come out with a significantly better sensor anytime soon. The longer you wait the more shots you'll miss.


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Sep 16, 2013 21:53 |  #14
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canon rookie wrote in post #16302094 (external link)
Ha,I put "stuff" in my cart all the time that I can't afford but am soooooo close to hitting that order button(300f2.8) that it almost seems like I did order it.Wife would kill me if I did accidentlly hit it though.

If you do, and she does, can I have the lens, please?


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Sep 16, 2013 23:01 |  #15

I only shot one or two day time football games with it but loved it. AF was so much better than my old 1dmk2.

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It handled back lit better. Alas I had to sell it.

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