« on: March 29, 2012, 02:52:36 PM »
I'll have to try servo mode when I get home, it was fine the other day on one shot, but I never use servo.
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so true, so many gear nerds. It's also crazy how people are getting 5d2/3's as a first dslr. I just got a 5d3 after many years shooting on a crop, and going full frame is amazing. I love my 5d
I haven't found a issue to gripe about.
So I have a the new 5dmk3 and a 50mm 1.2L. I have been trying to get the micro adjustment on the lens just right, but but I figured out why it had been a bit confusing up to this point. If I use the center point (or any AF point within the metering ring) I get spot on tack sharp AF on like 90% of the shots with 0 MFA. BUT, if I use one of the outer AF spots I get pretty bad back focusing (like +15). I thought maybe it was the body I had, so I just went back to the camera store and exchanged it for another body hoping that I would at least be able to figure out if that was the variable. Turns out this body is exactly the same. This makes me think it is either difficult for the AF to get a good lock due to the aberrations of the glass the closer you get to the edge, or something wrong with the lens itself (it is brand new and date code is uz0909). I'm also just wondering if this is the price you pay with AF on really fast glass. That is where you come in. If you have fast glass (1.2) try checking the AF accuracy on center point and a more lateral point and lets see if we can come to a consensus. I'm especially interested in 50mm 1.2 as thats what I'm working with. I tested my 70-200 2.8 and it's pretty spot on with no MFA, on both center and lateral AF points. I'll post a few test shots of my 50 when I get home later.
On a Mac:
Go to View then click AF Point.
I find the fact that every topic has "5D3" in its title very funny (and confusing).
Thanks guys, yeah i'm not getting anything remotely that sharp
I'm a little confused that you can make that assessment from a 640x427 jpeg.. If you really can tell from an image that small, you're doing something wrong or your camera or lens is incredibly broken.