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Oct 30, 2015 14:13 |  #9166

couple from today ,not posted on this thread of late as i tend to post in the sigma 150-600mm sport lens thread so lets get going again .:-D both shots taken hand held using the big sig lens total weight of rig is around 8lbs ,so i carry it around with a black rapid sports strap ,ready for action as i spot it


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Oct 30, 2015 14:17 |  #9167

and a couple of gull shots


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Oct 30, 2015 14:19 |  #9168

Should have mine next week. Can't wait to contribute.


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Oct 30, 2015 15:56 |  #9169

I've got a case of lens envy. A place here in town rents the Sigma 150-600 sport and the Canon 100-400 II at what I consider to be reasonable prices. I just may have to try one of them out.


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Oct 30, 2015 16:09 |  #9170

Chet wrote in post #17766020 (external link)
Should have mine next week. Can't wait to contribute.

Yay! Big congrats on the purchase, Chet. Looking forward to your pics! :-)


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Oct 30, 2015 16:59 |  #9171

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Nov 06, 2015 19:40 |  #9172

While trying to figure out this monster of a camera, I've missed focus that should have been right on the money twice. I'm hoping the good people here can shed a little light on a focusing issue. I've only had this camera out a few times while figuring things out and I'm loving it. It's a beast!

Both photos are with a 70-200 f4, back button focus, single focus point activated and shot in servo (while tracking for several seconds) during high speed burst. Both photos are of a dog coming straight towards me and both times her back feet are in focus but not her face. Doing some digging, I've read that I ought to activate all of the focus points and let the camera choose. Does that sound right? Any other suggestions?

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Nov 06, 2015 20:45 as a reply to  @ I'm Sasquatch's post |  #9173

I used my 1DMklll for track and field. I always chose the af point i wanted. Most of the time it was center point but I did move it around depending on composition. There were many times I enabled the assist af points (C.Fn III-8-1) or the surrounding af points (C.Fn III-8-2). I also changed the tracking mode for certain events.
Try manually setting the af point and keep that on your subject. I think you will get better results.

Here are two links to pdf's explaining the custom function and setting up the 1DMKlll.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …ptimizing-AF-Settings.pdf (external link)

http://cpn.canon-europe.com …o_AF_Custom_Fun​ctions.pdf (external link)




  
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Nov 06, 2015 21:59 as a reply to  @ Dave3222's post |  #9174

Thanks for the information and the links, Dave. I'll take a look at those and see how they work out for me. I appreciate the help.


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Nov 07, 2015 06:45 |  #9175

I agree with Dave about using the AF assist/surrounding points. C.Fn III - 8 is set to 2 for me (surrounding). I would also try upping the tracking sensitivity. I run mine at +1 to +2. I use the back button AF as well and find that I can control the increased sensitivity just fine for stationary subjects, but when I want to try tracking someone running from a stop it doesn't hesitate to lock focus.

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Nov 07, 2015 21:29 |  #9176

1. Turner Falls, Turner Falls Park near Davis Oklahoma

2. Little Niagra, Chickasaw Nat'l Recreation Area near Sulphur Oklahoma

I used the 24-105L and 6 stop ND for these.


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Nov 07, 2015 21:32 |  #9177

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Cruising along today at The Woodlands Waterway trying to learn my new camera and after a few pics I get err30. I checked my card when I get home and of the 32 images I shoot less than half are readable. Everything else is all black.

Gotta send it back to Canon already after 32 shots.



  
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Nov 09, 2015 16:54 |  #9179

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Nov 10, 2015 03:01 |  #9180

Dave3222 wrote in post #17774883 (external link)
I used my 1DMklll for track and field. I always chose the af point i wanted. Most of the time it was center point but I did move it around depending on composition. There were many times I enabled the assist af points (C.Fn III-8-1) or the surrounding af points (C.Fn III-8-2). I also changed the tracking mode for certain events.
Try manually setting the af point and keep that on your subject. I think you will get better results.

Here are two links to pdf's explaining the custom function and setting up the 1DMKlll.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …ptimizing-AF-Settings.pdf (external link)

http://cpn.canon-europe.com …o_AF_Custom_Fun​ctions.pdf (external link)

Ok, I've been fooling around with this and have a question or two. Originally, I had manually selected the center af point and kept that on the subject. C.Fn III 8-2 was set but I didn't get any other focus points to light up-just the manually selected one. I'm not convinced this is correct.
AF tracking was at zero.

If I let the camera select an af point, well, it selects a lot of focus points and usually one or more is the right one. Edit-scratch this. It only applies when using one shot. When using AI and automatic af points, none of the af points light up if I'm reading the information correctly. I'm going to bed and I'll play with this again tomorrow. Much to learn and get used to.


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