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I would say a normal af time is less than a second and this  problem makes it last a few seconds. maybe 2-5. Once it gets a focus lock it is  good for the next few shots. The percentage is almost 100% of the time.  I am almost afraid to use that combo at the club.  This shot right here took too long to take then I wanted to do one more shot and the "Luigi" got impatient and left. The images are beautiful from the camera, so i hope they recognize and fix this problem.

I went to  every major Canon forum and  a lot of people are saying that the 5D3 focuses slower with the AF-Assist beam on when using at least a 600ex with the camera in  dim or  dark situations when this topic is brought up. I do club photography and I find it embarrassing  to stand around for  a long time trying to get a focus lock. Sometimes people walk away from the shot or look at me like I am crazy. The only way I know how to focus faster in situations is  to play with the AF-point and move it towards the red light on the subject. Lets make a petition or something because I also own a 7D and it focuses  in an instant with the same flash. It is the camera!

I used my 5d3 combo last night it literally focused in an instant without the flash being turned on ( it was off by mistake) in the dark but when I turned the flash on, it was hunting for a few seconds. It is liek the beam isn't strong enough or  the AF light isn't in sync with the lens. It is almost as if the beam goes away before the lens starts to auto focus.

I have the same problem too. I am at clubs and parties taking pics with the 5dIII and it is embarrassing trying to focus for a long time. people are looking at me like  i suck or my camera sucks. My 7d never has this problem with the af assist.

Canon General / Re: How many of us are making money out of photography ?
« on: September 20, 2012, 05:08:58 AM »
I have been doing good with it. I am a year in. I spent a few Gs on equipment.

Lenses / Re: I bought a 24-70mk1 and it is working perfectly fine now but...
« on: September 04, 2012, 10:50:42 PM »
I can't find any issues with it on my 5d MkIII. I am coming from using a 7D with  a 17-55.  My only problem is getting used to  f2.8 being like f1.4. Anyway how do you tell an image is soft. Every time I take a pic I  keep zooming in on my LCD.

Lenses / I bought a 24-70mk1 and it is working perfectly fine now but...
« on: September 04, 2012, 07:12:44 PM »
I just read that  some of them  mess up over time. Is that common for a large percentage of them? Do they have a short lifespan of sharp images due to usage. I will sell it and get a MKII if am  expecting to have soft photos one day during a project.

Lenses / Re: How do you pack your lens hoods when traveling?
« on: August 10, 2012, 10:05:52 PM »
I just leave the  hood on my  lens with the lens cap on too  except for my 70-200.  It just makes things faster.

I like being faceless

What color backdrop should I use? Should I use  a mostly white or mostly black backdrop. I am also dealing with black people mainly.

EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 21, 2012, 11:59:47 AM »
Who is this camera geared towards? Point and shooters that want to feel like they have a small dsrl?

Lenses / Re: Why is the 24-70 MK1 price so high.
« on: July 19, 2012, 04:17:21 AM »
I just bought a 24-70 L with a 5d mark III. I don't feel like waiting for the other lens especially if it doesn't have IS. I payed 1600 for it new and so far the images look great. I need some human subjects now.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Overstockdigital Legit?
« on: July 13, 2012, 01:42:17 PM »
Hell no! I spent 2 weeks looking at all these fake sites in New York. They have  fake scammy reviews  that are 5 stars then a few real 1 star reviews. They all do the same thing. Take your money, call you to try to up-sell you before they ship the item( if they even try to ship it). Then they usually give you a grey market, used, opened, or bootleg item.

I am just wondering how many people out there can afford and are willing to spend 6800 on a camera? I am not asking if they are using it for a certain purpose just how man people actually purchase 1 Series bodies. I considered getting one before but the longer I wait  the more I think that the 5D Mark III might be for me.

Lenses / Re: Patent - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: July 08, 2012, 06:51:38 PM »
So they will make an overpriced V2 and then have plans for a IS version. Why didn't they just make the V2 have IS?

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