November 22, 2014, 05:27:11 AM

Author Topic: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]  (Read 12649 times)

piotr.c

  • Guest
AF is amazing .. even when AI Servo and AI Focus were set with extreme lateral focus points  ;)

All photos were taken with 5D Mark III with 70-200/2.8 L

16 hi-res action images from Cross Country - http://www.flickr.com/photos/piotrczechowski/sets/72157629710911017/

12 shots burst


100% crops




PS. Wish buffer wasn't so narrow ...

« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 09:36:34 AM by piotr.c »

canon rumors FORUM


Wrathwilde

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 143
    • View Profile
    • Anarchy Photography
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 06:50:51 PM »
Looks nice and sharp. You did some post process sharpening, and bumped up the contrast and color a bit as well, didn't you?

Martin

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 100
    • View Profile
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 06:54:47 PM »
Brawo, brawo widze ze nowa piatka sobie radzi.
5D3, 35L, 85 1.8, 135L, 24-70L, 70-200L IS II, 580 EX II.

piotr.c

  • Guest
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 06:55:14 PM »
Sure I did

I alwyas do postprocessing... hate those plain photos directly from any camera ;)

piotr.c

  • Guest
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 06:56:11 PM »
Brawo, brawo widze ze nowa piatka sobie radzi.

Check my blog for review ... in Polish ;)

(Zapraszam na bloga, tam szerszy opis ;) )

Viggo

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2107
    • View Profile
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 07:22:20 AM »
This is why understanding the sport you shoot is everything. The shots with all the dirt in front are killer! Seriously good!

1dx, 24-70 L II, 50 Art, 200 f2.0 L

piotr.c

  • Guest
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 07:51:00 AM »
It was my first attempt with shooting sport ...   ::)

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 07:51:00 AM »

mrmarks

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 163
    • View Profile
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 08:08:24 AM »
Very nice work!

cpsico

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 204
    • View Profile
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 08:24:03 AM »
AF is amazing .. even when AI Servo and AI Focus were set with extreme lateral focus points  ;)

All photos were taken with 5D Mark III with 70-200/2.8 L

http://www.flickr.com/photos/piotrczechowski/sets/72157629710911017/


PS. Wish buffor wasn't so narrow ...
Looks very accurate thanks for posting

Viggo

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2107
    • View Profile
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 08:42:44 AM »
It was my first attempt with shooting sport ...   ::)

Then you have a true talent for being where you should be. Keep up the good work!

What did your Ai Servo settings look like?
1dx, 24-70 L II, 50 Art, 200 f2.0 L

sach100

  • Rebel SL1
  • ***
  • Posts: 81
    • View Profile
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 08:43:38 AM »
looks fantastic!

what percentage of shots were missed (oof)?
5D MkIII

Janco

  • Guest
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2012, 08:56:21 AM »
I like I like! I'm wondering as well about more details to the AF settings since I need to learn a lot about the new focusing system used in 5DIII... for example, how was your settings to start focusing? Single point, zone AF and so on.... I guess for faster moving objects zone AF would be suiting, right? Does anyone know what happens if the tracked object gets out of the zone that was set in AF Zone? Will it still be tracked by the other AF points? Thanks for your help!

Edit: Forgot to tell that I've been looking in the manual already for answers but I haven't found it specified there. Maybe it's there but I didn't find it...
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 08:58:10 AM by Janco »

piotr.c

  • Guest
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 09:30:09 AM »
Then you have a true talent for being where you should be. Keep up the good work!
Thanks! I always try to think before press the shutter button even when things are happening really fast.


What did your Ai Servo settings look like?
There was AI Servo and AI Focus as well. Both doing well.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 09:30:09 AM »

piotr.c

  • Guest
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF servo vs Cross Country [pics!]
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2012, 09:36:11 AM »
looks fantastic!

what percentage of shots were missed (oof)?

It's hard to tell. Usually there was from 4 to 7 shots OK from 12-15 burst. Biggest issue is not focus - it's the small buffer ... with 6fps it's so so so narrow ...

12 shots burst


100% crops



Viggo

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2107
    • View Profile
Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2012, 10:06:15 AM »
4 shots out of 12? That is not very assuring.... I hope that's not the best it can do...
1dx, 24-70 L II, 50 Art, 200 f2.0 L

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon 5D Mark III - AF Servo field test ... with some action [pics!]
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2012, 10:06:15 AM »