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How to get maximum burst rate - 5D mark III

sdhweb
Contributor

Hello,

 

I own a 5D Mark III and I'm having some trouble getting it to shoot at maximum FPS (6 photos per second). Most of the time it seems more like it's shooting at 3 photos per second (just guessing). I just borrowed a 70D which offers 7 FPS and it certainly shoots faster than mine.

 

I have the 5D set to the following:

 

AF: AI servo
Drive: High speed continuous mode
RAW

 

I also use a UDMA 7 CF-card.

 

What settings may slow down the speed that I don't know about?

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sdhweb
Contributor

OK,

 

Then I will answer myself 😉

 

Battery charge makes a difference. With batteries fully charged it shoots faster. Also the AI Servo 1st and 2nd image priority settings makes a difference (focus vs release).

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