5DIII - Motor Sport

Started Jun 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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5DIII - Motor Sport
Jun 17, 2012

Hi there,

just got my new 5DIII a few days ago.

Still learning how to deal with it but already very happy.

I have worked with a 5DII for 3 years now and I wanted to test the improved AF on the 5DIII so I headed to my local racetrack.

I wanted to show you the result and perhaps collect some wise advice about how to improve my shots (or if you like them).

All pictures were taken with my 70-200 2.8 IS L (the previous one, not the II) mostly @ 200 mm.

I thought it would change a bit from running/cats pictures (no offense intended)

I'm used to landscape photography and I'm not familiar with sports pictures so it's a work in progress.

All shots were edited/downsized/exported with LR 4 .


One thing I have noticed while working on my shots (I shoot only RAWS) was the amount of noise in dark areas (lower parts of the bike and shadows). Very ugly noise.

I was surprised (and a little bit disappointed I must admit) because I thought that ISO 200 would be smoother than that.

Have you noticed the same thing with your 5DIII's ?

I wanted to show you what I'm talking about with a 100% crop but once the picture is exported in JPEG the noise isn't so visible anymore (smoothing things a little bit over).

I already knew that low ISO shots wouldn't be a big improvement compared to the 5DII (from what I've read all over this forum) but I'm nearly thinking it's a little bit worse.


I've taken some shots with my 50 f1.4 and the noise in dark areas (always @ 200 ISO) doesn't seem to be as present as with my 70-200. Weird.

I've activated Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction (LPIC) & Chromatic Aberration Correction (CAC) but infos weren't found for my 50 f1.4 and were found for my 70-200.

So, it's probably a really stupid question , is there a chance that these LPIC & CAC modes could create more noise in the shot that without it ? (Or any other option I may have activated unintentionally)

Anyhow it's not a 5DIII bashing post , I'M REALLY PLEASED WITH MY NEW BODY AND I LOVE IT !

Thank's for reading me.


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