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1D Mark III Users: Great Camera Setting Tip

 
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Oct 29, 2008 14:15 |  #16

I was curious what would happen if you registered a f1.4 then put on a f1.8 or faster lens. I tested and the camera will set the AV value to the lens' widest.
Good information, this will remain enabled on my camera.




  
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Oct 29, 2008 19:54 |  #17

Excellent tip, I'd love to have this ability on my camera. Not sure why they don't put this on xxD's as it's a simple software setting. Hate 'software crippling' of cameras!


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Oct 29, 2008 20:08 |  #18

This function is my 2nd favorite "bell and whistle" for the MkIII ( favorite is the ability to save complete configurations to the memory cards..)

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Jan 22, 2009 09:06 |  #19

This is a great tip. thanks!




  
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Jan 23, 2009 08:56 |  #20

forgive my newbieness, but what is the point of an AF button at all if you can just use the half press on the trigger for focus.




  
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Jan 28, 2009 10:30 |  #21

biffbyun wrote in post #7169819 (external link)
forgive my newbieness, but what is the point of an AF button at all if you can just use the half press on the trigger for focus.

The big deal about it is that you can separate focus and metering to different buttons. Or, you can just simply keep focus separate from the shutter. This is good because, say you're tracking a moving subject that's in bright sun, but is going towards shade. You can hold down the * button to continuously track it with autofocus. When you squeeze the shutter, your metering is set and you're shooting perfectly-exposed shots in the sun. If you didn't separate them, once it moved into the shade, your shots would suddenly be underexposed. However, now all you have to do is let up on the shutter to let it re-meter while still AF tracking, and continue shooting.

Someone else may be able to give a better explanation, but the best way to understand the true usefulness of it is to try it out for a few days. It felt awkward to me at first when I tried it, but now it's a must-have for me and was one of the first things I set when I got my 5D Mark II.


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Jan 28, 2009 19:50 |  #22

ah i see. thanks for the explanation.




  
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Jan 28, 2009 19:50 |  #23

Ok, I tried this trick, but how do I keep my * at AE instead of AF-on?




  
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Jan 28, 2009 20:30 |  #24

biffbyun wrote in post #7209012 (external link)
Ok, I tried this trick, but how do I keep my * at AE instead of AF-on?

I can't recall which custom function it is off the top of my head I think it's in group IV), but it says something like AF-ON/AE Lock switch
This will swap the function of those 2 buttons


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Jan 29, 2009 09:13 |  #25

ok, thanks.




  
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Feb 26, 2009 21:09 |  #26

Just got my MKIII and wanted to try this tip.

I got everything to work but I can't get the ISO to change off the current setting when I register settings so I can use the AF-ON button. I can get the aperature and shutter speed to change but not the ISO.

What am I doing wrong? I guess I am not sure how to 'register' exactly what I want.




  
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Feb 27, 2009 08:14 |  #27

I just stumbled onto this thread... What a great feature. Thanks for the tip!


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Feb 27, 2009 11:44 |  #28

photoman754 wrote in post #7415358 (external link)
Just got my MKIII and wanted to try this tip.

I got everything to work but I can't get the ISO to change off the current setting when I register settings so I can use the AF-ON button. I can get the aperature and shutter speed to change but not the ISO.

What am I doing wrong? I guess I am not sure how to 'register' exactly what I want.

Anyone?




  
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Feb 27, 2009 11:47 |  #29

slightly off topic: has anyone seen a link the recommended sports Illustrated settings for the mark iii?


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Feb 27, 2009 17:47 |  #30

Tom, there has not been one, at least not to my knowledge. Considering the body has been around for well over a year, I doubt they will do one. Pity.

Photoman, sorry, not sure how to fix your issue. Maybe register your AF-ON setting to TV with the safety shift feature turned on?


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