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  1. #1
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    My 5D MK III thread.

    So my 5D MK III came in today (March 23). I'll be playing around with it and sharing my experiences here. Let me know if there are any specific tests you'd like me to try out and I'll see what I can do.
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
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    AI Servo tracking!!!
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    I'll see what I can do but here is something for you to peruse in the meantime.
    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/....php?t=1164215
    Last edited by Nickcanada; 03-23-2012 at 02:12 PM.
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    Interesting Nick but the 5D2 would probably have done just as well with those shots. I would be interested in some birds in flight or something a little more challenging for the AF.
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    AI servo tracking for me as well. And metering in comparison to the 50D which I believe has the same metering as the 5D Mark II....
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    Isn't it the same af system as the 1dx ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    Isn't it the same af system as the 1dx ?
    Rooz, My understanding of the 2 systems at this point is that for all intents and purposes they are the same but the 1dx benefits from extra information obtained through the RGB AF sensor. I am not 100% sure on that though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBPhoto View Post
    Rooz, My understanding of the 2 systems at this point is that for all intents and purposes they are the same but the 1dx benefits from extra information obtained through the RGB AF sensor. I am not 100% sure on that though.
    That is my understanding as well.

    Okay, quick metering test. Just a single scene for now. Sigma 30mm 1.4 on the 50D 85mm 1.8 on the 5D. Both set to evaluative metering.

    50D 30mm 1.4 @ f1.8 SS 1/800 ISO 3200


    _MG_7642 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr



    _MG_7649 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr

    The 5D metered the scenes the same 85mm 1.8 @ 1.8 SS 1/800 ISO 3200


    _Y3C6886 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr


    _Y3C6884 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr

    You can view the full res images on Flickr.
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
    Canon G10

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    Servo focusing is very responsive. I'm not a bird shooter but I here is a quick little test.


    85mm @ 1.8, servo mode single point AF in surounding point help mode where the adjacent points aid in tracking. The first shot is out of focus and I was little bummed about it untill I checked where I had my AF point selected. I usually place the AF point on the edge of the subject with the hopes that the higher contrast will help lock focus in this case it focused on the grass behind the goose. From that frame on I had the point on the goose and it focused well.


    _Y3C6914 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr


    _Y3C6915 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr


    _Y3C6916 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr


    _Y3C6917 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr


    _Y3C6918 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr


    _Y3C6919 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
    Canon G10

    Pentax P30, 50mm 2.0

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    next series shot at 1.8 too. I reality I would probably shoot this at 2.8 or something like that to get some more DOF but I wanted to stress the focus system as much as possible in these shots. Selection point on his jacket just under his head. The DOF is so shallow his face goes out of focus but the camera stayed focused on where I told it to.


    DPP_0001 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr


    DPP_0002 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr


    DPP_0003 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr


    DPP_0004 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr


    DPP_0005 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr


    DPP_0006 by brownrigg.nick, on Flickr

    Again, larger sizes on my flickr.
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
    Canon G10

    Pentax P30, 50mm 2.0

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