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1D Mark III and The Ring of Fire

 
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Apr 21, 2008 10:54 |  #1

I shot a whole softball game using only the Ring of Fire and must say that I was impressed. I didn't have a lot of situations where something cut in front of my subject so I can't say how the focus system would handle that. But it surely did a nice job tracking a single subject.

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Apr 21, 2008 10:58 |  #2

Nice job on #4. Glad to hear the ring of fire is working out. I've been too happy /w my M3s lately. Post like this make me feel better about my M3s :)


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Apr 21, 2008 10:59 |  #3

Looks like you certainly got some good results out of that!


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I like the last one with the rain drops coming down, adds to the composition




  
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May 01, 2010 10:36 as a reply to  @ RichSoansPhotos's post |  #5

Very nice job.


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May 01, 2010 10:38 |  #6

Good job, recently I played with it on my camera and I was supprised how much I liked what it was doing.


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May 01, 2010 11:09 |  #7

Ring of Fire! Can somebody please tell me what is that?


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Canonboi wrote in post #10101559 (external link)
Ring of Fire! Can somebody please tell me what is that?


You know the red dots that are the focus points, this is only for the Canon 1D models, all of them have to lit up to be a 'ring of fire'

I have had quite a couple of my photos recently all lit up on my 50D, but like I said, this is only for the 1D models




  
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May 01, 2010 12:57 |  #9

ring of fire = all 45 AF points active.


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May 01, 2010 16:34 |  #10

elader wrote in post #10102003 (external link)
ring of fire = all 45 AF points active.

...and automatically selected

Not picking on your comment, just making it more clear for the other folks.


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May 01, 2010 17:04 |  #11

FL PHOTO wrote in post #10102936 (external link)
...and automatically selected

Not picking on your comment, just making it more clear for the other folks.


and if I had said "A Johny Cash song"? :lol:


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May 01, 2010 17:08 |  #12

Canonboi wrote in post #10101559 (external link)
Ring of Fire! Can somebody please tell me what is that?

I didn't know that either, I thought this thread was going to have pics of an annular eclipse. :D

Great softball pics though! The focusing strategy appears to be working. :cool:




  
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May 01, 2010 17:12 |  #13

FL PHOTO wrote in post #10102936 (external link)
...and automatically selected

Not picking on your comment, just making it more clear for the other folks.

Not exactly. For sports the OP was likely using AI-Servo. The center point is selected with ROF, but it will then track with all 45 points. Not the same as when the AF points is automatically selected with one-shot, where the nearest subject(with decent contrast) is selected using ROF.

Not picking on your comment, just making it more clear for the other folks. :)


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May 01, 2010 17:51 |  #14

Automatic AF Point Selection, popularly referred to as "Ring of Fire" is explained in this article. Take a look at the second illustration: http://www.usa.canon.c​om …ArticleAct&arti​cleID=1746 (external link)

Canonboi wrote in post #10101559 (external link)
Ring of Fire! Can somebody please tell me what is that?


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May 01, 2010 21:39 |  #15

JC4 wrote in post #10103107 (external link)
Not exactly. For sports the OP was likely using AI-Servo. The center point is selected with ROF, but it will then track with all 45 points. Not the same as when the AF points is automatically selected with one-shot, where the nearest subject(with decent contrast) is selected using ROF.

Not picking on your comment, just making it more clear for the other folks. :)

touche! :)
I was going to edit my comment to include that, but was heading out the door. Thanks.


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