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MKIII CFn I-14 Best new CF! have you set this one yet?

 
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Jul 11, 2007 00:13 |  #1

This is too cool...

About 80% of the time I'm shooting birds, I have things set like so.
AV, Partial metering, plus 1/3 EC, wide open aperture.


Well,. have you found CFn I-14 yet?

Set your camera to these or your own "usual" settings,..
Then register CFn 1-14,.. and now any time I press the * button, my camera will switch to the above settings and autofocus,, and wait for me to shoot.

As soon as I let go the *, the camera switches right back to whatever other settings I had..

So if I set up to use spot metering, with a stopped down aperture for more DOF, in manual mode to get a stationary shot, all is calm and normal using the [AF ON] button,.
Suddenly a Green Heron erupts out of the foliage and takes off in flight,.
Normally I have no way to get the shot, metering is impossible, I can't adjust manual exposure fast enough, etc..

With MkIII and Cfn1-14, I simply move thumb from [AF ON] button over to the * button and I am shooting exactly as I would set up for BIF shots by moving my thumb a 1/4 inch!


This is awesome!


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Jul 11, 2007 00:45 |  #2

Shall we send round a dry cleaner?  :p


I still miss the custom settings on my A80, basically a mode on the shooting mode dial I could save settings to as above.
Having such settings available at the push of a button would be fantastic!

I wonder how many sports shooters have picked up on it?


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Jul 11, 2007 07:20 |  #3

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #3523022 (external link)
So if I set up to use spot metering, with a stopped down aperture for more DOF, in manual mode to get a stationry shot, all is calm and normal using the AFon button,.
Suddenly a Green Heron erupts out of the foliage and takes off in flight,.
Normally I have no way to get the shot, metering is impossible, I can't adjust manaul exposure fast enough, etc..

With MkIII and Cfn1-14, I simply move thumb from [AFon} button over to the * button and I am shooting exactly as I would set u for BIF shots by moving my thumb a 1/4 inch!

Except all of the BIF shots are OOF. ;)

I've used this feature quite a bit and it has helped get some shots that I wouldn't have been able to get with the 20D.


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Jul 11, 2007 09:13 |  #4

now thats very cool and will be usefull for me, i am always chaning modes with my 30D for motorsport going from 1/250 for front on shots to 1/100 for side action pans and most times i will miss a few cars so this is a welcomed feature.


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Jul 11, 2007 09:50 |  #5

Sydor25 wrote in post #3524120 (external link)
Except all of the BIF shots are OOF. ;)

:p

I hadn't even really noticed this one, yet.... Excellent feature, and good tip! Many things yet to learn on this new tool....


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Jul 11, 2007 09:56 |  #6

Sounds awesome.
Firmware update for the 5D please! :)


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Jul 11, 2007 10:04 as a reply to  @ XRe's post |  #7

Yipeee...Jaker seems to be figuring his camera out. Things are lookin up.;)
BTW, have you discovered that one which allows ya to switch from Servo AF to one shot AF or vv. at a presss of a lens button ?


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Jul 11, 2007 10:20 |  #8

what is vv?




  
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Jul 11, 2007 10:25 |  #9

MDJAK wrote in post #3524888 (external link)
what is vv?

Also known as "Beetle"...a nice car....you have their SUV, right ?;)


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Jul 11, 2007 10:25 |  #10

PetKal wrote in post #3524798 (external link)
Yipeee...Jaker seems to be figuring his camera out. Things are lookin up.;)
BTW, have you discovered that one which allows ya to switch from Servo AF to one shot AF or vv. at a presss of a lens button ?

i showed it to him last time we went shooting but i don't think he was fully convinced :)

i love that feature!!!




  
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Jul 11, 2007 10:27 |  #11

blonde wrote in post #3524922 (external link)
i showed it to him last time we went shooting but i don't think he was fully convinced :)

i love that feature!!!

WATCH THIS NOW......Mark is looking for that button on his 100-400.;) :lol:


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Jul 11, 2007 10:32 |  #12

PetKal wrote in post #3524937 (external link)
WATCH THIS NOW......Mark is looking for that button on his 100-400.;) :lol:

don't even go there, i was looking for that button for almost 15 mins on my 500 because i have the lenscoat cover on it and it fully covers it. i had to do some cutting and now i finally have the buttons fully exposed :)




  
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Jul 11, 2007 12:39 as a reply to  @ blonde's post |  #13

Right, it figures....four black buttons molded into a black rubber belt.;)

However, there is a duck it that ointment.
Probably that feature works very well on a tripod.
However, hand-held I have had two problems with it on the 300 f/2.8:
(1) The forward position of the buttons was forcing me to modify my handgrip and lose some of the little steadiness I had.
(2) The buttons are not positioned ergonomically for my medium sized hand...had to twist it in order to reach/actuate a button either with my thumb or index(ring) finger.


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Jul 11, 2007 12:45 |  #14

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #3523022 (external link)
This is too cool...

About 80% of the time I'm shooting birds, I have things set like so.
AV, Partial metering, plus 1/3 EC, wide open aperture.


Well,. have you found CFn I-14 yet?

Set your camera to these or your own "usual" settings,..
Then register CFn 1-14,.. and now any time I press the * button, my camera will switch to the above settings and autofocus,, and wait for me to shoot.

As soon as I let go the *, the camera switches right back to whatever other settings I had..

So if I set up to use spot metering, with a stopped down aperture for more DOF, in manual mode to get a stationry shot, all is calm and normal using the AFon button,.
Suddenly a Green Heron erupts out of the foliage and takes off in flight,.
Normally I have no way to get the shot, metering is impossible, I can't adjust manaul exposure fast enough, etc..

With MkIII and Cfn1-14, I simply move thumb from [AFon} button over to the * button and I am shooting exactly as I would set u for BIF shots by moving my thumb a 1/4 inch!


This is awesome!

This sounds very cool. I haven't used it because I automatically switch the AF buttton with the * button. (to me the AF is in such a weird place). Do you think the merits of this CF outweigh the awkwardness of the AF button enough to switch that CF back and register this one?


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Jul 11, 2007 12:50 |  #15

MDJAK wrote in post #3524888 (external link)
what is vv?

"vv" or "<==>" :)

BTW, don't listen to Petey. He's just funning with you. A Beetle would have three v's, not two. One v on top and two on the bottom. ;)


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