beeng wrote in post #8816209
Where do you guys weight in on the MkIII focusing problems?
Opinions will vary, I'll start with the facts,.
The MkIII was released with focus problem/s.
Canon took several steps to remedy it that we are aware of.
they did a service recall in October of it's release year (about 6 months after release) and also tried several Firmware updates to resolve the issues.
they then offered a second Hardware fix over a year into it's lifespan that to this day is still active.
The degree to which any of the focus issues effected shooters seems to have varied tremendously depending on photographer, and shooting style/subject matter etc.
It also seems clear that some cameras were simply much worse than others.
these two variables have created a lot more confusion on the issue, with MANY happy MkIII shooters continuing to date to insist that there never was an issue, and that those experiencing issues must be at fault, this despite Canons huge and costly and public efforts to rectify these issues.
Now my opinion;
My 2nd MkIII works very well. My first one was a total Dud re: many of the Focus tasks I asked of it.
However, IMHO there are some AF tasks that the MkIII does better than the MkII, but I still feel there are some conditions where the MkII still beats the MkIII. ( Birds in flight in SOME conditions)
With a Working MkIII I am now very happy with it, and despite it not doing everything as well as the MkII, it does so much more things so much better, it is absolutely my go to camera now.