12-19-2012 11:06 AM
I don't think its that simple....the af in low light isn't as great as they promote...so you still need af assist in those scenarios
and it just doesn't work on the 5d3 as well as it does on the mark2...I tried all options on my last evening outdoor shoot and
the camera just sucks.
12-19-2012 11:21 AM
Digital....I did start a tread at FM forums....mostly it was denied and poo pooed by their posters....made me wonder if there
are variations among the bodies
12-19-2012 11:45 AM
yes thats true there are two distinct problems:
1. utilization of the AF-assist beam. to the extent that the real problem is AF low light performance then perhaps #2 below is also important in this context, but my point here is that this particular test condition is easy to reproduce with great consistency, and there appears to be a marked lack of performance utilzing specific flash models, i.e 600 ex rt and 580 ex ii.
2. re: FM forums and actual low light AF performance. Yes, there is more variation here (RustyTheGeek returned his first 5D3 and the replacement worked better), and the tests exposed to date are all over the map without specifying the EV level, for example. But yes, anectotally we have evidence (emperical at least) that the 5D3 accuracy comes at a penalty in terms of AF lock time in "low light" whatever that means to the user conducting the test. Beyond the emperical and anectotal I have not seen a test constructed with repeatable consistency that shows "lesser" cameras performing better, i.e. under certain EV conditions within the specifications of both cameras, for example.
12-19-2012 04:12 PM - edited 12-19-2012 09:41 PM
echelonphoto. I also did this with a link to Canon Rumours about the subject. Here is the FM one.
12-19-2012 08:39 PM
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12-19-2012 09:30 PM
outstanding, Naomi; this is awesome. you just calmed a great many folks. thank-you! just to know that Canon is listening is great encouragment I cannot tell you how much that is appreciated
12-20-2012 08:05 AM
Thank you Naomi for your reply, Its nice to know you are there, Look forward to hearing from you and to getting a conclusion to the problem,
12-24-2012 03:35 PM