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Canon 1d Mark III - focusing options

 
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Apr 22, 2014 18:31 |  #1

Just picked up a Canon 1D Mark III and I have a few questions about the AF system.

1. What # do you use for Selectable AF Point (C.FN III)?
0: 19 points
1: Inner 9 points
etc

2. Any other suggestions for setting up a 1D Mark III for soccer and other field sports.

Thanks

P.S. This camera is a big jump from the 7D.


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Apr 22, 2014 21:17 |  #2

http://m.youtube.com/w​atch?v=KGYNidLEk3I (external link)




  
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Apr 22, 2014 21:56 |  #3

http://cpn.canon-europe.com …o_AF_Custom_Fun​ctions.pdf (external link)
and also
http://www.google.com …fheDtB2PiosDbnZ​kw&cad=rja (external link)




  
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Apr 23, 2014 02:19 |  #4

I used all 19 points. If you select any of the others you are restricted to only using either the outside points or inside. That could well help in certain situations and it's preferential to your needs, however, all 19 need to be selectable for me due to my sporadic nature of what I shoot :)




  
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Apr 23, 2014 03:54 as a reply to  @ Paulstw's post |  #5

Besides, 19 out of 45 aren't too many anyway. The 1DX allows you to select any one out of 61, at the extreme.


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Apr 23, 2014 11:40 |  #6

Thanks for the link. This guy is the best.


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Apr 23, 2014 12:11 |  #7

Glad to have helped out. Let us know how you make out.




  
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May 31, 2014 20:15 |  #8

I watched that video but I was hoping that is be able to see which AF point was actually being used to focus. How do you know who is "in focus" during a football game as the snap of the ball? The majority of the the time it's the guy in the center of the image but not always. Any help is appreciated


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Jun 01, 2014 04:13 |  #9

Paulstw wrote in post #16854703 (external link)
I used all 19 points. If you select any of the others you are restricted to only using either the outside points or inside. ... :)

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Jun 01, 2014 08:18 |  #10

Gary Wiant wrote in post #16943121 (external link)
How do you know who is "in focus" during a football game as the snap of the ball?

Is that even possible? It wasn't in the 40D, which was introduced at about the same time. It could track with all points, but you never knew which was active.
But the LCD overlay, introduced in the 7D, in the viewfinder allows a very intuitive display of where tracking is active. It also works in the 5D Mark III and the 1DX, for example.


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Jun 01, 2014 08:26 |  #11

Well I know with the 50D I had it set to use the center AF point it lit up initially then once the play started and I kept the back AF button pushed you couldn't tell but initially it was lit. Now let me say that I very possibly did not have the 50D set up correctly.


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Jun 01, 2014 14:18 as a reply to  @ Gary Wiant's post |  #12

Yes, I was referring to the tracking. The 7D can show which points are currently tracking, not only where it started. But I think only models with the transmissive LCD can do that.


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