Alright, I have the 1D X, would it help if I went and shot quite a bit with the 85L? I have an event this weekend that I can certainly do that at, and I'll see what I get to happen. Stay tuned.
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@bdunbar79QuoteCorrect. NEITHER the 1V nor the EOS-3 has AF point-linked spot metering.
I don't know about the 1V, but the EOS-3 does.
Custom function 13.QuoteFocusing Point-Linked Spot Metering.
With Custom Function CF-13, you can limit the manually- and eye-selectable focusing points to only 11 of the 45. This makes focusing point selection faster.
Spot metering (about 2.4% of the viewfinder area) is also linked to the eye-selected or manually-selected focusing point.
&QuoteThe selectable focusing points are limited to 11.
This makes focusing point selection faster and links spot metering to the focusing point you select.
This setting is effective for spotlighted subjects on-stage, etc., when you want to maintain the framing of the subject.
From pages 56 & 119 of EOS 3 manual.
I'm not a chairman of the board of a major Japanese corporation, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. That qualifies me as much as anyone else here to comment on this stuff.+1e6
Unless you are a significant stock-holder (like a pension / superannuation fund), or a senior executive of Canon, it would be hard to provide a qualified opinion of what the qualities of individuals in leadership roles of Canon should be.
I have posted before, that if you are unhappy with Canon's offerings, you should not whinge about them, rather, do not buy them.
Vote with you wallet! It's by far the most effective management and strategy tool in the market.
Just what I'm doing, Canon don't have an up to date semi-pro 1.6 crop camera so I'll stick with what I have.
Canon needs a 7d MK II, not every one wants a full frame jobbie.
sorry but saying you can only use centre af point for sports is absolute nonsense yes metering is linked to cantre af point but once you work out you exposure in the general area you can shoot sports fine with off centre af pointsI have had my mark III for about two weeks now and have been shooting a lot of hummingbird and macro shots. My previous camera was a 40d which I thought took excellent pictures.... that is until now! While I still think it takes great pictures, the 5d is just amazing. I was really worried about losing the crop factor for some pics, especially the birds. However, the Mark III more than makes up for this with it's low light capability and the substantial bump in resolution. I have been amazed at how much I can crop some of my full frame pics and they remain excellent. I am getting shots now that I never dreamed of with the 40d, and the 61 point autofocus, don't even get me started on how much I already love that! Anyone with a crop body that has concerns about upgrading and losing the crop factor, don't worry about it if you upgrade to the Mark III. I can't pick up my 40d anymore, it just can't compare. I was going to keep it so I would have two bodies, but I'm starting to think that it may go and I may buy another full frame, possibly a Mark II.
It's actually great for sports too. You have to use center AF point, but set it to spot metering, Tv= 1/500 to 1/800, Av= 6.3, ISO = Auto. It's pretty good in an indoor gym at those settings with decent DOF and sufficient shutter speed to stop action. A few of my shots went to ISO 12,800 but it didn't matter because I applied NR post processing and it looked fine.
This price slide only makes sense. I guess they figured that the first wave of buyers who are ready to pay whatever for the "latest and greatest" is now depleting, the 800 is getting more in stock and its bugs are being taken care of, so its time to move on with getting the price down to the actual market value.
Canon could make a bigger splash in consumer world with original MSRP of MKIII under $3K, with MKII as an entry level body for another year and with $3800 high megapix model. Instead they decided to milk a certain consumer group and only after that to adjust the price. Disgusting but quite predictable corporate practice.
Personally, I'm waiting for the 800 price slide. Just a thought of having a 36MP body with high DR for studio work for around $2700 makes me hyper.
I do shoot pictures of running horses often so I need to clear buffer as fast as possible. Coming from 1D Mark II N I am sure I'll be happy with this upgrade. I want to use full writing speed of the camera..
I DO NOT want the 7d's crap AF system. Instead of shooting with my 7d, its been a glorified paperweight for 6 months. Been back to canon 3 times. Refuses to consistently focus. That system sucks.
the 7d has a great form, and is a joy to use, but those high noise images and af trials have me ready to trade it in.
Well, there is a chatter about new high MPx body:
Ive read about above 32 MPx, 45 MPx and 47 MPx. Im sure there is market for such product and I think it could be a new line with 5D-like body. Probably announced sometimes early next year (I wont guess availability with Canon after 1D-X announcement/availability). It could have 4K video with high MPx.
Yes indeed, the 5D3 is good for sports. I had the 5D3 on AI Servo for these two shots, with an off-centre cross-type AF point, and it did very well. These riders were heading directly into my position (~20-30km/h) and the camera did well to stay in focus.Yes, but they are underexposed. At least appear to be looking on my tablet.