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5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« on: June 25, 2012, 07:53:19 PM »
I just wanted to start a thread for those who have any questions or comments on settings that they really like on the 5D Mark III.  I have seen the odd post on AF settings but that's about it.

Myself personally, I shoot mostly portraits, so I'm just using the 15 point set up with the base focus point and I am pretty happy with that set up.  The camera is pretty new so I haven't had a ton of time to experiment try out everything in the menu.  I did have limited to success with HDR modes.

I have heard of people reprogramming the depth-of-field button on the front of the camera to different functions, which I am definitely curious about.

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5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 07:57:55 PM »
Yeah

setting the DoF preview button to toggle AI servo is super sweet

Keep in camera noise reduction low or off
make sure lighlight tone priority is off,
turn off all in camera corrections

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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 08:13:59 PM »
Yeah

setting the DoF preview button to toggle AI servo is super sweet

Keep in camera noise reduction low or off
make sure lighlight tone priority is off,
turn off all in camera corrections

You forgot that if you do that, make sure to shoot in RAW  ;D
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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 08:16:10 PM »
Yeah

setting the DoF preview button to toggle AI servo is super sweet

Keep in camera noise reduction low or off
make sure lighlight tone priority is off,
turn off all in camera corrections

Thanks for the tips!
Cool, I will turn off the reduction and tone priority(not sure what that is?) and see how that works out.

Can you set the DOF button to any other funtions?

I only shoot in RAW anyhow, so that should be ok.  I like to have as much control and detail as possible when editing.

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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 08:17:03 PM »
Yeah

setting the DoF preview button to toggle AI servo is super sweet

Keep in camera noise reduction low or off
make sure lighlight tone priority is off,
turn off all in camera corrections

You forgot that if you do that, make sure to shoot in RAW  ;D

lol ok I thought that was a given :P

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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 12:03:27 AM »
I really like being able to program a home setting for auto focus.  With a tap to the joy stick, auto focus on my camera goes to the center sensor. The problem is, it alternates to the previous AF setting with a second tap.
Is there a way to program AF to only go to the home position every time the joy stick is pressed ?

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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 09:01:50 PM »
Is it possible to get it to meter using the selected AF point instead of the center of the frame?

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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 09:38:38 PM »
Is it possible to get it to meter using the selected AF point instead of the center of the frame?
Nope unfortunately not thats the realms of 1D bodies only
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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 09:25:26 AM »
I've just upgraded from a 550d to the 5d3, and had a question about changing the ISO setting. When using the ISO button on the top of the camera is there any way to see the meter at the same time you are changing the ISO? I'm used to being able to hit the ISO button, and then walk the ISO around to zero out my meter. Is there something I'm missing, or is this just not a typical scenario for people?
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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012, 09:44:22 AM »
Yes Sturdiva, just set the Set button to adjust iso. Then just hold it down and scroll the top wheel. Simple and awesome.
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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 10:27:22 AM »
Yeah

setting the DoF preview button to toggle AI servo is super sweet

Keep in camera noise reduction low or off
make sure lighlight tone priority is off,
turn off all in camera corrections

I keep all those off except in camera corrections. Curious as to why? Is is because you get better control over it in LR?

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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2012, 10:40:06 AM »
Is it possible to get it to meter using the selected AF point instead of the center of the frame?
Nope unfortunately not thats the realms of 1D bodies only
You can use evaluation metering so as to take into account the focusing point and weight it more. But YES, it will NOT be exactly the same. You do have to use 1D series for what you want.

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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2012, 10:50:12 AM »
Is it possible to get it to meter using the selected AF point instead of the center of the frame?
Nope unfortunately not thats the realms of 1D bodies only

Possible, yes with some anomalies (RGB metering sites may not 100% align with the AF points for the 5Diii), but probable.... no.
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2012, 11:52:35 AM »
DOF preview to toggle AI SERVO/ONE SHOT.  Also changing the magnify button to "SET."
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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 12:50:56 PM »
Is it possible to get it to meter using the selected AF point instead of the center of the frame?
Nope unfortunately not thats the realms of 1D bodies only

I know it's not supposed to be able to do that, but sometimes it does. For instance while sitting in a dark room and shooting down a well-lit hallway, it meters down the hall way with center AF point, but meters for the room when using the right-most AF point (on wall of dark room).
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Re: 5D Mark III Tips, Tricks & Settings
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 12:50:56 PM »