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fbicking

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Case focus on 5D MIII
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:54:12 PM »
I have recently purchased a 5D MIII to replace my 7D. I was wondering if anyone had advise on what case to use to shoot my daughter who is a dancer. Most of her performances is as the principal subject so there are no other dancers around her. She also dances with a group but not that much. To me it seems that maybe I need to use one case when she is with a group and other when she is the principal.


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Case focus on 5D MIII
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:54:12 PM »

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Re: Case focus on 5D MIII
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 11:06:10 PM »
Confused… Case? Do you mean lens?




In which case I'm guessing the 100 f2 might do it for you. Cheap, fast and sharp.
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Re: Case focus on 5D MIII
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 11:14:52 PM »
i am not sure if i am correct, but case two i would pick since you want to shoot only your daughter from the crowd.  if there is no competition, then case one would also do the job :) in addition, pick cross focus points in the center for better result since it detects contrast better than any other focus points...
« Last Edit: January 26, 2013, 11:17:35 PM by ishdakuteb »

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Re: Case focus on 5D MIII
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 11:17:34 PM »
I believe this is what you are looking for.  Here is a focus guide for the 1dx that also applies to the 5d Mark iii.  It should be helpful.  Download the PDF file.

http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2012/1dx_guidebook.shtml

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Re: Case focus on 5D MIII
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 11:41:12 PM »
I do believe you are speaking of the AF cases... I use Case 2 most of the time, tweaked a little for accel/decel.

 Case 1: Default tracking for general subjects.
 Case 2: Continues to track subject with intermittent obstacles blocking subject.
 Case 3: You can think of this as the opposite of Case 2. Instantly tracks new subjects entering the frame.
 Case 4: Good for subjects that are abruptly accelerating or decelerating.
 Case 5: For erratic subject movement.
 Case 6: Useful if you are shooting multiple skeet shooting themed weddings simultaneously.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2013, 11:48:04 PM by ChilledXpress »

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Re: Case focus on 5D MIII
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 12:26:25 AM »
Thanks for the replies. So I am thinking that case 2 sounds the best this way if I am focused and a hand or arm move in front it will hold the focus. Didn't think of the cross type in the center for the focus. With the distance I am away I should be able to focus around the chest area and get a sharp face in focus. I always put my focus point on the face but in most situations I am far enough away that I am shooting with my 70-200 f/2.8L IS II lens. Even if I have to shoot at f/2.8 I should get enough DOF for the face to be sharp and I usually shoot at 320 shutter speed.

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Re: Case focus on 5D MIII
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 12:35:19 AM »
Personally, I would shoot in one-shot AF mode instead of Ai Servo with 5D III.  With the AF speed of 70-200 II, one-shot mode is plenty fast for situations like this, and Ai Servo may end up giving you unpredictable results IME.

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 12:35:19 AM »