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Mar 24, 2008 12:36 |  #1

So can I substitute a Delaware Blue Hen (and a Villanova Wildcat)?

I took the new Mark III out for its very first test drive this weekend. I figured I would jump right in the deep end by shooting a lacrosse game (which I have never shot before) and what the heck, lets make it a night game.

I was varying the AI Servo sensitivity and expanding the focus point from center to surrounding. I still have not decided which combination I like best. After the sun went down, I turned on ISO Safety shift and shot in Tv mode at various shutter speeds. I think I like the safety shift because the field lighting is not uniform and if the action moves to a darker area, you keep a usable shutter speed and the ISO is increased automatically.

I was actually getting some blinkies while chimping, so I turned on Highlight Tone Priority for part of the second half. That seemed to work pretty well and I didn't notice too much more noise in the shadows.

This weekend I'll have to try something easy like a day game.


1/500, f2.8, 1600 ISO.

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Mar 24, 2008 13:24 |  #2

These look great to me. Thanks for sharing. I really need (want) :evil: to get a MkIII.


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Mar 24, 2008 13:35 |  #3

RTMiller wrote in post #5180650 (external link)
So can I substitute a Delaware Blue Hen (and a Villanova Wildcat)?

I took the new Mark III out for its very first test drive this weekend. I figured I would jump right in the deep end by shooting a lacrosse game (which I have never shot before) and what the heck, lets make it a night game.

I was varying the AI Servo sensitivity and expanding the focus point from center to surrounding. I still have not decided which combination I like best. After the sun went down, I turned on ISO Safety shift and shot in Tv mode at various shutter speeds. I think I like the safety shift because the field lighting is not uniform and if the action moves to a darker area, you keep a usable shutter speed and the ISO is increased automatically.

I was actually getting some blinkies while chimping, so I turned on Highlight Tone Priority for part of the second half. That seemed to work pretty well and I didn't notice too much more noise in the shadows.

This weekend I'll have to try something easy like a day game.

1/500, f2.8, 1600 ISO.
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Here's a few more from the same game...
1. 1/500, f4.5, 800 ISO.
2. 1/640, f2.8, 2500 ISO.
3. 1/1000, f2.8, 3200 ISO.
4. 1/640, f3.2, 3200 ISO.

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Hi,

Glad to see you apparently have a good one - please can you tell us the serial number?

I may need to badger my dealer to exchange mine again.

Mark




  
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Mar 24, 2008 13:42 |  #4

sprite wrote in post #5180993 (external link)
Hi,

Glad to see you apparently have a good one - please can you tell us the serial number?

I may need to badger my dealer to exchange mine again.

Mark

It's 557xxx. It came with the latest firmware.



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Mar 24, 2008 14:16 |  #5

RTMiller wrote in post #5181025 (external link)
It's 557xxx. It came with the latest firmware.

Cheers for the confirmation - btw enjoy your new cam - they are wonderful when they work ok.

Mark




  
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Mar 24, 2008 16:44 |  #6

I could not find a Duck...

So can I substitute a Delaware Blue Hen (and a Villanova Wildcat)?

Actually, NO. Go back and try harder! :lol:

BTW, great shot - even though it is unacceptable duck-wise. Congrats on the new gear.


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