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Fotomagazin AF Tests 1D MK3 Wins Again

 
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May 13, 2008 01:59 |  #1

I was just told about this from another photog who saw the latest FOTOMAGAZIN AF shootout this month, and pointed me to this post.
Now that's two head to head AF tests in a couple weeks that the 1D MK3 has beaten the D3 and all other comers. :)
I will have to buy this magazine if it's available here (it sounds german) to read more details.


"I see now that FOTOMAGAZIN did another AF test on May 5th between some of the top cameras, and the 1D MK3 won again, by a fair margin for total sharp frames in a burst (the D3 came in 2nd, but quite far behind in total number of sharp frames).

What is interesting, the D3 had MUCH lower total sharp frames in a burst than the 1D MK3 but similar % of sharp frames. Since the two cameras have a similar FPS why is this? According to Fotomagazin "Similar to the D300 the numbers of shots was really different during a cycle and rarely it (the D3) managed to do 9 shots / sec.The D300 did in some cycles the full 20 possible shots whereas others were only 10 shots. Both cameras use the same AF module."


multi AF and sharp: (1D Mk3) 31.8 images (89,4%) / (D3) 17.4 images (88.4%)

central AF field and sharp: (1D MK3) 30.2 images / (D3) 21.6 images "


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May 13, 2008 02:10 |  #2

Yet again, the tests prove that fast action/sports = Canon w/super fast super tele primes ;)


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May 13, 2008 03:23 |  #3

It's an awful pity my own MKIII can't read this ~~ :oops:

drisley wrote in post #5513610 (external link)
Now that's two head to head AF tests in a couple weeks that the 1D MK3 has beaten the D3 and all other comers. :) "




  
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May 13, 2008 03:27 |  #4

GerBee wrote in post #5513799 (external link)
It's an awful pity my own MKIII can't read this ~~ :oops:

seem as tho the AF is supposed to be AMAZING! i thought it would be able to read this :lol:

the test forgets the most important thing. Looks ;)


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May 13, 2008 03:29 |  #5

Well, I've been setting out to target a goal of mine: good BIf shots.

I know that with the 30D, I got some and missed more.

With the 1D, I seem to get more and lose less.

But, good technique is hugely important, and, when first targeting a subject in motion, I miss some if things are moving fast and I'm rushing. Don't set your expectations to "perfect", because you will set yourself up to fail. But if you expect "better than anything I've used before," you may not be disappointed!


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May 13, 2008 04:57 |  #6

GerBee wrote in post #5513799 (external link)
It's an awful pity my own MKIII can't read this ~~ :oops:

Maybe they'll add a built in pen scanner to the IIIN. :)




  
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May 13, 2008 05:45 |  #7

Richard Pelham, The Sun's top sports shooter doesn't seem to agree with Fotomagazin.... He has recently switched from 1dmkIII's to 2 Nikon d3's.....


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May 13, 2008 06:00 |  #8

steve75 wrote in post #5514088 (external link)
Richard Pelham, The Sun's top sports shooter doesn't seem to agree with Fotomagazin.... He has recently switched from 1dmkIII's to 2 Nikon d3's.....

cant blame him... 2 is better than 1 hahaha


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May 13, 2008 07:20 |  #9

Well it took them a year to get the AF to work so let's see if Nikon can put out a bunch of firmware upgrades to improve on a get it right the first time AF system too. Just look at how many MKIII's are for sale....Latest firmware update and sub-mirror fixed.....Gives you a real warm fuzzy feeling reading that. ;)


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May 13, 2008 08:24 |  #10

I just got a 56xxxx serial number body yesterday. I think I set my AF to be REAL touchy for tracking and whatnot. Let me see if I can get some tests set up and show you how the latest bodies with the latest firmware stack up... I'll need some time to put together the test properly without slacking off. It came packaged with 1.1.3 firmware but now has 1.2.3 installed.


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May 13, 2008 14:15 |  #11

http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/64615​0/0 (external link)


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May 13, 2008 14:27 |  #12

What settings did he use?


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May 13, 2008 15:01 |  #13

I love these threads.


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May 13, 2008 15:56 |  #14

AdamLewis wrote in post #5517191 (external link)
I love these threads.

you and me both :)

Drisley, you really need to let go of this obsession of yours with the Nikon D3....




  
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