So, I have a question. I've recently purchased and acquired my 5D Mark III and have moved on up in a massive leap of camera scale, both in price and quality and technological advancements. That and I've read more posts than I care to about people beating both sides of the stick of "It's GREAT!" and "It SUCKS!" and would like to know from those who have actually taken the time of day to read the manual or already know what they're doing, to know what settings you personally have taken to clarify your images if you felt it was needed.
Now, please don't take this as an "I'm wanting to ask and not read the manual myself" excuse- I actually intend to do so while I'm on a trip in Vegas this weekend all of Friday, Saturday and sometime Sunday, to leave the camera at home, take the manual and in my off gambling time (when I've lost more than I care to
which may be constant and frequent) read up on the whole thing. My other thing is, yes- I tried to do a search but never found something that relevant without tons of Mark III/D800 flame comparisons etc.. so I felt pretty justified trying to create a helpful thread. Those disclaimers said, something I've found of use is what follows:
I found that specifically, at least with my kit lens and the one or less hour of shooting I did (without checking on a computer, mind you, just zooming in on the LCD), I found that the central auto focus did better when I changed the AF mode from Single Point AF (Possibly the default? I don't remember what it was before messing with it) to Single Point Spot AF. This seemed to help net some sharper images from what I could tell zoomed in, but I still have a lot of other settings to alter to suit my preferences and a load of new things to learn. For instance I never knew I could (and apparently I could do this on my 20D..) focus with the AF button on the back and set up the shutter button to only
fire the shutter. Need to read up on how to do this- mainly because it makes so much more sense to me.
My only hopes in this topic are to shed some light on what some of those hidden gems are that some might not know about, specifically the crowd who are jumping into the more professional series of bodies from the prosumer cropped bodies which were less customizable (if that makes sense??). Basically (to clarify): What settings did you immediately set after prior Mark II knowledge or reading the manual or other experince when you picked up your Mark III and began to shoot with it to test it out?
I also intend to come back and post anything else I find useful like the Spot AF later when I have a little more time to. Cheers to all the useful commenters
and Boo to all the haters
(but I still love you, hehe, cause they complete the yang to the yins and often make for some amusing to read topics)