Tapani Tarvainen: You can also use the * button instead of shutter half-press. That is, have one zone in AF-ON and another in * and shutter doing metering only. Or AF-ON for zone and * for 61-point, or vice versa.
Unfortunately it doesn't seem possible to have one zone in AF-on, another in * and a third one in shutter half-press. That could be quite useful: separate buttons for left, center and right zone.
I wasn't aware that this was possible. Tried it on the weekend but returned to focusing by shutter button again since I'm used to that, but I'm sure this is going to be useful for some people!
Thanks for your input!
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.
Thank you very much for your comment and input, I'm glad you liked it!Regarding comments there is a thread on canonrumors about this article where a lot of discussion and also some further information can be found: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19422.0
AngryCorgi: Image (a) is ridiculously awful, while image (b) is just plain terrible. I'd prefer NEITHER please.
Oops. I thought those were 100% crops and not so bat at all - but after your post i realize that they in fact are terrible.
Thanks! You're very kind.
Come on DPR guys - I'm not a native English speaker but even I know approximately how to use apostrophes - what is sensor's supposed to mean?
...this software modifies the sensor's operation...means as much as...this software modifies the sensor is operation...
mini23: 90 MB/s means 2:30 mins footage per 16 GB card or 10:00 mins per 64 GB card.I hope you video guys have a couple 100 fast cards ready at hand. When a 16 GB 1000x Lexar professional costs about 80€ you'll have to spend like €2000-€3000 only on cards (for a wedding e.g.) ...
OR you use clean HDMI output of course (is this even possible with RAW footage?).
Thank god I don't do video... ;-)
48 mins is going to be very tight if you don't exactly know what you're doing.
90 MB/s means 2:30 mins footage per 16 GB card or 10:00 mins per 64 GB card.I hope you video guys have a couple 100 fast cards ready at hand. When a 16 GB 1000x Lexar professional costs about 80€ you'll have to spend like €2000-€3000 only on cards (for a wedding e.g.) ...
The Mick: Awesome shot! Looks like you caught it right in the middle of a blink... I can see the eyelid half way over the eye. ;o)Take care,Mick
Indeed, did you also notice that the eyelid is transparent for uninterrupted vision?Thanks btw!
miejoe: This is a masterpiece.
I wish dpreview required you to explain yourself when voting 0.5 on a photo. I'd love to hear those two users even try to justify their votes, because how anyone can look at this photo and not be amazed is completely beyond me.
Well, you DEFINITELY need a new monitor or some glasses. But let me say again: You have to view the picture in full size to see this.
I didn't vote on this image, but those who gave a 0.5 could argue that technically this image is bad because it is severely misfocused. Especially in a challenge which is about the eyes it's probably not justifiable to focus on the hair in the "background". (Of course you have to view it in full size to see this.)
BUT otherwise I admit this shot is truly amazing!
Adrian Van: Impossible to tell if this was done in layers in Photoshop or not as the subtle merging looks so real and lifelike. However, if you actually pulled this off with a reflection in real life, I amazed on how well you pulled it off. Either way, still a great shot or wonderful concept.
Actually a basic look on the image shows that it's a photoshop job.- The clock is seen perfectly frontal- The rest of the reflection is impossible when a clock is in front- The border of the "clock-layer" can easily be spotted
Gear list: 5D3+16-35 f2.8 L IIPrice: ~ €4500
PP: The picture was taken using a DSLR so there is a HUGE load of pp done in camera.
Sorry that the picture is 400px wider than allowed.
Is Merlin riding a skateboard??
valdok: Super macro!!!
In my honest opinion its very discussable if this insect is really "in flight".
barb_s: I love this!
Another great image who is not properly recognized by the community. Although the technical quality is not up to its great expressional quality. How did you manage to blur this at 1/250 sec at 17 mm??Otherwise a really good shot!
Actually this is a great picture, but folks here (probably mostly point and shooters) do not seem to recognize this i guess!?! It was no. 1 for me at least...
mistershakyhands: Damn good
Timing yes, but i really dislike the composition. It seems to be quite unbalanced to have the bird in the middle of the frame. Have you tried cropping? Otherwise a stunning image!