5Dmk3 custom user settings - What do you set?

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5Dmk3 custom user settings - What do you set?
Jul 8, 2014

So my new 5Dm3 arrived and i have been enjoying just snapping away and getting used to the feel etc over the last week. I have the 24-105 and 70-200 2.8. I am considering the new 16-35 f4 with IS.

As I shoot a bit of everything, landscapes, family portraits on days out and sports, I thought I would assign each CFn button to each genre of photography. Also useful for if I pass the camera to my girlfriend or daughter as they like to snap me. I can choose something quickly for the scene for them....

So those with experience of the 5D3 what are you standard preferences as a starter for each of these genres.

Obviously each situation will require tweaks to get a good exposure but what I would like to do is get a good ball park starter setting for; aperture, shutter speed, ISO and perhaps more importantly the slightly slower to alter; white balance though I suspect I will leave that as auto for now, metering, AF servo,AF servo one shot center point all points max iso and all those pictures styles - are they worthwhile in jpeg?etc

I will always shoot raw to the CF and I think, the jpeg for easy and speed of handling later to the SD does this sound wise? or would this affect the length of burst in sports.....

I realize this is very subjective to each person and what they are trying to get from their photos, but to prompt a discussion here will help me start out and help me think..

Thanks in advance.

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