« on: September 18, 2012, 02:09:31 PM »
To round up: I questioned the AF capabilities of Canon cameras in general and asked for experiences in this regard - particularly from users of the 1DX and 5DIII.
In the meantime a dared going for a 5DIII and can say that the autofocus problem is indeed solved. Tests with different lighting situations and most of the time very open apertures (2 and less) led to sharp images in nearly every case. Very convincing. It is a joy to TRUST your tool (and not need to shoot every situation 10 times just to make sure to hit at least once.
So thanks to all who convinced me going for this camera:-) Apart from the well working AF system it may be mentioned that the camera as a whole is a very good piece of work. Maybe somewhat pricey but very reliable and well equipped.
I am happy that your problem was solved, albeit in a fashion that made you aquire new gear, thus circumventing the original problem.
I have nothing to contribute with that have not been mentioned by these very skilled commentators.
However, I just wanted to say that I love your work (from what you posted in this thread, and from your portfoliopage). Apart from brilliant compositions and creativity on your shots, I am particularly impressed with your lighting (and particurlarly in your akt/seminude shots), and I would love to see you open a thread on lighting, or even a youtube video for us other to learn from