I dont have heavy tripod as of now and going to try one of these and see.I have sunpak 7500 that couldnt handle the wind :) so need a heavy duty for sure
Picturenaut: Great article, great shots, mini23. I worked out about the same settings doing BIF etc. Btw the lack of any comments so far shows that dpreview ceased to be a forum for wildlife shooting (if it ever was one).
Just let me add a little warning for a minority of those readers who still use a vintage EF 500mm F/4.5 like me: do NOT try to set "Lens drive when AF impossible: OFF". First, your 5D3 won't let you do that with this lens attached. But if you switched your camera off and then on again, stangely the camera accepts this setting but the lens' AF/MF drive is completely dead. Fortunately if this happens the 5D3 accepts resetting "Lens drive when AF impossible: ON". I think the reason for this strange behavior is the vintage full drive-by-wire focusing system of this lens.
Any other settings described in this article work perfectly.
I have 70d with L lens and do waters sports like wake boardhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/33601607@N03/sets/72157645032242663/but I suffer in low light like cloudy days. so i think of renting either Mark II or Mark II or even 6D. I dont know about FF cameras. would one of these help for water sports (REAL FAST )in LOW LIGHT?water splash adds the difficulty in getting sharp image, as I can get riders sharp even with 70d