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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2012, 10:21:19 AM »
4 shots out of 12? That is not very assuring.... I hope that's not the best it can do...

Sometimes 4, sometimes 12 ... try do this with 5D2  ::)

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2012, 10:21:19 AM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2012, 10:54:03 AM »
coming from 7d i too think 6fps is somewhat under-powered for sports esp. But the af kicks some serious bu$$! :)

After seeing your photos, i guess , 6fps is still pretty good.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2012, 11:07:35 AM »
Great shot!
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2012, 11:11:36 AM »
100% crops


Amazing!
I shoot Moto-GP and when they move towards you it's almost impossible to keep focus. Instead I always shoot then in the corners (or going in/out of corners) where the focus hardly changes.
I can't wait to get my 5D3.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2012, 11:26:18 AM »
4 shots out of 12? That is not very assuring.... I hope that's not the best it can do...

Tough crowd.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2012, 11:54:00 AM »
4 shots out of 12? That is not very assuring.... I hope that's not the best it can do...

I'm sure, with more training and experience, the hit rate will increase...
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2012, 12:10:26 PM »
4 shots out of 12? That is not very assuring.... I hope that's not the best it can do...

I'm sure, with more training and experience, the hit rate will increase...

First time with new camera in new type of photography ... I'm pleased with AF and photos ;)

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2012, 12:10:26 PM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2012, 01:28:42 PM »
4 shots out of 12? That is not very assuring.... I hope that's not the best it can do...

I'm sure, with more training and experience, the hit rate will increase...

First time with new camera in new type of photography ... I'm pleased with AF and photos ;)

I agree! +1, great job.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2012, 01:57:54 PM »
Nice shots. I still find it shocking to see great action shots being taken with a 5D!

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2012, 02:04:17 PM »
4 shots out of 12? That is not very assuring.... I hope that's not the best it can do...

Tough crowd.

I wrote IT, not blaming the photog at all.... I'm coming from a mk4 and Canon have stated the 5d3 is better at tracking and I had around 70-85% with the mk4... IF the light was right...
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2012, 02:45:04 PM »
All photos were taken with 5D Mark III with 70-200/2.8 L

Good pictures (and they should be, considering the price tag of the body+lens) - but of course good postprocessing does add to the general impression. And while I wouldn't want to dispute your talent: It should be a bit frightening to sports photogs that these are the results of a first test of the 5d3 because it means just about anybody can get these results nowadays :-o

Under these lighting conditions, you wouldn't even have needed the increased iso range of the 5d3 - but the 1dx/5d3 af seems to be stallar. I'm wondering: If the 5d3 lost focus and you got bad shots, was it just for a short time or did it screw up completely one time or another?


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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2012, 03:46:21 PM »
I think it was my fault - need to learn this camera especially AF system.

More shots from today at my blog - http://www.piotrczechowski.pl/blog/2012/cross-country/

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2012, 12:44:57 AM »
A few people have asked but you have not mentioned your settings from what I read. Which mode did you use? I found some modes do not seem to track very well at all. I am sure different modes work well for specific times. What mode did you use? Did you alter any of the settings for that mode? What setting did you have your autofocus on? Other than the mode type you can change if it maintains focus more than taking the shot. From what I understand if it cant hit focus in one of the modes it will take a shot anyway, but if you pick the other mode it wont take a shot until it can achieve focus.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2012, 05:14:12 AM »
A few people have asked but you have not mentioned your settings from what I read. Which mode did you use? I found some modes do not seem to track very well at all. I am sure different modes work well for specific times. What mode did you use? Did you alter any of the settings for that mode? What setting did you have your autofocus on? Other than the mode type you can change if it maintains focus more than taking the shot. From what I understand if it cant hit focus in one of the modes it will take a shot anyway, but if you pick the other mode it wont take a shot until it can achieve focus.

Ryan

You got to exuse me but my english isn't so well - but I will try to answer your questions ;)

I set AF to Case 3 - Instantly focus on subjects suddenly entering AF points. Looks like it was a mistake and I should have uesd Case 4 - For subject that accelerate or decelerate quickly. My bad for not reading manual ;) I didn't change those settings - set to default.

And yes, you can swich between AF or shutter prioryty in servo modes (AI Focus & AI Servo) but I didn't and it was all deafult set.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2012, 12:40:47 PM »
All photos were taken with 5D Mark III with 70-200/2.8 L

Good pictures (and they should be, considering the price tag of the body+lens) - but of course good postprocessing does add to the general impression. And while I wouldn't want to dispute your talent: It should be a bit frightening to sports photogs that these are the results of a first test of the 5d3 because it means just about anybody can get these results nowadays :-o

Under these lighting conditions, you wouldn't even have needed the increased iso range of the 5d3 - but the 1dx/5d3 af seems to be stallar. I'm wondering: If the 5d3 lost focus and you got bad shots, was it just for a short time or did it screw up completely one time or another?

I see what you saying, but I don't think the same results would be achieved by a complete beginner regardless of what camera they used. Even though this is their first time doing action, it seems that he's no stranger to the camera which made the transition a little easier. I still think what you said is true for the most part, just maybe not in this case. 

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2012, 12:40:47 PM »