Dodgy flash performance? Never heard of that nor experienced - and you are aware that I am flash fanatic I thought I had the metering bit covered with "AF point linked metering". Have I got it wrong?
You left of the selectable AF point metering - VERY usefull for weddings
After re-reading some articles, it seems that the dodgy flash performance is related to using the AF-assist beam from external flashes. It's very slow to get focus in this mode, compared with the 5D series cameras (of all generations).
Now that I'm really getting into the nitty gritty of what I like and dislike about these cameras, one thing is becoming obvious - I don't like the physical look of the 5D Mark III, nor do I like its top rotary dial. I can't stand the way the camera looks with the battery grip attached! And I need a battery grip. Does this make me shallow?
Not noticed an issue with AF using flash - and I take a lot of theatre shots.
There are two sepearate things about the metering
- it will always use the AF focus point for metering
- second mode
- Aim the spot metering circle over the area where you want a
relative exposure reading, then press the <I> button.
- On the right of the viewfinder, the relative exposure level will be
displayed for the spot meter reading taken. For the exposure, the
average of the spot meter readings will be set.
I like gripped as I take a lot of portrait orientation shots