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EOS Bodies / Canon 5Diii viewfinder info missing
« on: October 23, 2014, 01:17:09 PM »
Hi Everyone

I have just got my camera back from the repair shop and all settings have been returned to factory default.

I now cannot get any information to come up in the viewfinder (shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation level etc). The only thing that I can see is the selected focus point. Hopefully I am being stupid and I need to change a setting on the camera somewhere?! It's just that I have never come across this before.

Going on holiday in a few hours and worried that I might have a bigger issue than I think…….

Thanks so much for any replies.

Photography Technique / Fast Motorcycles!
« on: May 29, 2014, 09:01:21 AM »
Hi Everyone

I have followed this site for a few years and learnt some invaluable stuff - so thanks.

This is my first post (I think!) but a rather pressing one!!

I am taking photos of the Isle of Man TT races (this week and next). I usually go to viewpoints where the bikes go relatively slowly and I pan as they pass me. For one of the races this year though, I have been offered a spot in a friend's garden. The bikes will be coming towards me at between 150 and 180mph, not quite head on, but almost. They will be moving at a fairly constant rate.

I am pondering which technique to use:

a) pre-focus on a point in the road and fire away as the bikes go through that point or

b) attempt to autofocus track the bikes as they come towards me. (If you think this is the best option I would be grateful if you could let me know which autofocus tracking sensitivities you feel would be best.)

I will be using a 5Diii and a 70-200 2.8 II.

Thanks in advance.

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