5D Mark III
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For years, I have long held the view that extreme beauty is unattainable and there is often a sting in the tail. Beauty is expensive. Beauty only lasts so long. I took my time getting to know a lesser beauty, in the form of the 5D MkIII. I got to know as much about her as I could, before takinh the plunge, making sure she was the one for me. So far, I haven't been disappointed, she's responsive, without being flighty and loves it when it gets dark, when she really likes to have her button pressed. She's also very quiet when we need to be discreet. A match made in heaven.
I shoot manual with Auto ISO and AI Servo with the focusing area set to center zone. The zone focusing solved a lot of problems associated with center point only focusing, like a rapidly-moving main subject moving off the center point or two main subjects separated by a space in the center, resulting in a perfectly focused background and a fuzzy main subject.
When you refer to zone focusing - which mode exactly are you referring to? There is one called Zone AF and then there are Expand AF Area or Expand AF Area: Surround.
So, got my 1d X in the mail today. And first off, is it worth it over the 5d3? My respons is; LOL!
Second, is it REALLY so that the ONLY button I can assign ISO to, except the one that has ISO written on it is the SET-button?
The reason why I ask is because, man, they placed the ISO-button way to far out on the right, it should have been the EC-button instead! And it's also to small. Why did they do it that way. I almost have to loose the whole grip to adjust ISO... The only bummer so far, the 1d X is frikkin' fantastic! Maaan I missed the 1-series much more than I could remember!
well..that's an interesting theory. I shoot only RAW cause then if the image is messed up I have a better chance of recovery (say I forgot to change the exposure from the last scene). Have you ever used the recipe feature in DPP? Quiet nice as if you have multiple shots from the same scene that all suffer from the same criteria (say under exposure) you can create a single recipe, save it then apply it to to a batch of images all at once, then do a batch process to convert to JPG then delete the RAWs and keep whatever JPG's you like. I know you mentioned space but not sure if you are concerned about space on the camera or MAC/PC? I take all my shots on a 32 gig CF card. If on vacation I then do a "camera copy" to the spare SD card (less costly) then I have the 32 gig free again on the CF. I found this to be economical without suffering from speed loss (writing to the card). I rate all my pics and typically only keep the RAWs that are 5 star. So if I've got 8 RAW shots of a hummingbird, I might keep 4 as JPG's but only 1 or 2 RAWs of the best of the 8. I can already see the 5D Mark III pics chewing away at my disk drive.
14-24 f/4 makes no sense whatsoever. 17-40 is perfectly fine for all intents and purposes. A 14-24 would have to be f/2.8 to pique my interest, but only if it had Godlike corner to corner sharpness. Even then, the featherweight 17-40 would probably be my choice, since any subject I'd be shooting wider than 24mm would be static and I'd have a tripod with me. UWA's distort people waaay too much for my taste, and in such an unflattering way. I'm seriously contemplating picking up an 8-15 fishy for UWA purposes instead of a 17-40 or 16-35.