« on: May 18, 2014, 05:26:28 PM »
Gotta look at the images but the af, shutter lag and burst was just a joy and it was like the first time I did a burst of shots in my first dslr. Will let you know how the final images came out.
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You might as well change your signature to 1DX & 5D IIISeriously considering it. Well see when I switch back tommorrow if I feel
I just sold my 16-35 II + 50L, I have almost $3000 cash in hand - more L or 1DX
I have a B+W 10-stop in 77mm and an 82mm Schneider (parent of B+W) 10-stop bought before they re-released them in the B+W line.
They're very good, but it seems the Singh-Ray is the new 'best'.
Oh thanks well in that case i think my AF settings should be fine for this, i've found this works well for everything i've tried to shoot with servo so have not seen a need to change the setting since getting it setupalso what is a 5k?......A 5 kilometer running race or run/walk event.
I'm surprised no one has yet answered this question, knowing that the OP was shooting runners seems pretty relevant to the discussion.
check the other factors i've mentioned in your technique if you are still having issues maybe its the gear
i think 1/250 should be fine for runners although i think panning with a much slower shutter speed of say 1/30 would be pretty cool to try too (but get the servo sorted first )
bear in mind my first bleeding edge 5Dmk3 had a faulty AF module and couldnt focus on anything but it was obvious from the get go something was wrong with it as it sucked in single shot servo and everything you can imagine. but they swapped the cameras out and the new one has been good as gold for the last couple of years. My wifes 5Dmk3 also had to go in for a lose connection in the lens mount where when a heavy lens was mounted it would lose connectivity and not focus, canon replaced the lens mount and associated electronics and its all good now. So it CAN be the gear too
hope this all helps KC family man
more likely user errorCase 1
which AF case were you using?
at f9 everything should have been sharp.
I did also return my 300mm 2.8 since that is just too much. I would prefer to wait until canon answers with a revised 100-400. Events and portraits still remain my main focus.If the 300 f/2.8 was too much, then I think the 1D X is probably going to be too much as well. The 1D features are really nice, but there are simple workarounds to most of them that can be done with the 5DIII. I think the 1D X is really for those needing one or more of the following: combat-ready build quality, 12 FPS (are you missing a lot of fast moving shots?), or are someone who uses big whites a lot and and would benefit from the higher votage drive for faster AF, or for someone who has pretty much all the other lenses and gear they need. If wildlife or fast motion things like sports aren't a priority, lenses and other gear are a better investment. The 5DIII is an amazing camera and the 1D X is better, but (other than the frame rate) not mind-blowingly better.
Well, I use my 300 for my primary wildlife lens. With a 2x TC, its a hand holdable 600mm 5.6 with a very short minimum focus distance so its great for photos of small passerines, shorebirds or shooting from a hide. It's easy enough to hike with once you get used to it especially with a nice black rapid style strap. I've also used it for field sports with and without the 1.4x TC. Its good for tight portraiture, especially for indoor sports where you will definitely need the wide aperture.
There's plenty of good uses for the lens if you shoot the style of photography it calls for. Mine is the ancient non-IS version and I would instantly trade up for the vII if I could afford it. I bought the sigmonster because I got a crazy good deal on it and it will come in very handy for when I'm distance limited like, say, shooting waterfowl or in a restricted habitat but I will almost certainly continue to use the 300 primarily. It is just too good and too useful for wildlife and sports. I'd say keep it around for a bit and see if you use it. You can't really lose too much money if you find yourself selling it on later and you'll never be hard pressed to find a buyer. I'd guess that if you have any interest in wildlife or sports photography, you won't ever want to get rid of it.