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Frequent Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

5d MkIII Shooting sports and the settings you use?

Ok, so I finally did it. shhhh don't tell my wife.

Yea, I pulled the trigger and let the giant moths out of my wallet and bought the MkIII !  I currently have a 7d and have been happy with it but just needed a new toy. Anyone out there relate? I basically shoot softball, Soccer and occasionally basketball. Here's my question to all you current 5dIII users. With this very accurate and sophisticated focus system what settings have you found works well for the sports you shoot? Softball starts March 8th and I can't wait to flex these new muscles! 

 

Thx, I appreciate all your feedback

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Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: 5d MkIII Shooting sports and the settings you use?

Check out Canon's guide book on the focus system -- it's fairly advanced and should help.

 

http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2012/1dx_guidebook.shtml

 

 

 

 

Tim Campbell
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Re: 5d MkIII Shooting sports and the settings you use?

Whenever I do faster subjects I generally use Av. That way the camera will select to fastest shutter that can be had without you doing any thinking.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Registered: ‎02-06-2013

Re: 5d MkIII Shooting sports and the settings you use?

I think it will do very well on Auto AF Point, to tell you the truth. For more precise control I use center point with 8 assist points, case 1 for sports, case 2 for BIF, case 5 for bees. AI Servo focus mode of course.
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Re: 5d MkIII Shooting sports and the settings you use?

What is BIF?

Thx, J

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Re: 5d MkIII Shooting sports and the settings you use?


@Waytoomuch wrote:

What is BIF?

Thx, J


Oh sorry, it's "birds in flight".

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Re: 5d MkIII Shooting sports and the settings you use?

Funny...

Thx

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