Canon 5D mark III in street photography

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Questions thread
Mais78 Senior Member • Posts: 1,200
Re: Canon 5D mark III in street photography

murksch wrote:

I am using my Canon 5D mark II often in street photography. Because of the not so good AF-system, more than some photos are not sharp on the subject, the house behind them is. None of the AF points covered the subject walking on the street. I am thinking about buying the mark III because the AF-system is far more sophisticated. But searching the web I couldn't find any article describing the performance of the new AF-system in street photography, especially in hip-shots. Did anyone use the mark III in street photography and if so, is the AF-system performing really better than the AF-system of the mark II for this kind of photography?

If you shoot from the hip, maybe rather than a better AF you need a camera with a swivel screen like the 600-650-700D, so you can frame properly in live view, or better a m43 with swivel screen, you will have much faster AF. A 5DIII to shoot from the hip is overkill in my opinion.

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