RX1 vs. Canon 5D iii

Started Jun 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
Toccata47 Senior Member • Posts: 2,800
Re: RX1 vs. Canon 5D iii

Chris Crevasse wrote:

Our daughters are 20 and 21. I have thousands of photos of them and their friends from birth to the present. Some were taken with film SLRs and film compact cameras, while the recent ones were taken with digital SLRs and digital compact cameras. The overwhelming majority of my photos did not require sports-level AF. I haven't been paying quite as much attention to young kids as I used to, but am I to understand that kids today are in constant, erratic motion so that only the fastest, best-tracking AF will do? I mean, how active and fast are these kids?

Maybe it's just me, but my favorite photos of my kids are when I catch them in a quiet moment and they are unaware that they are being photographed, or when I place them in the context of an environment or activity. Few such images require sports-level AF. At least, not in my experience.

My recommendation to the OP is that he get the camera he is most likely to have with him and use.

It's the meds. Have you seen what these kids can do with a belly full of "attention focusing" drugs? Think back to diet pills of the early 80's. Add to that the soaring obesity rates amongst parents.

Tracking down a kid on speed while you're toting around an extra hundo or two? Yeah, you need a sports cam just to catch them when they're sleeping. Times are crazy.

Of course you don't need anything special to catch a quiet moment, well, aside perhaps from a pair of soft shoes. For more frenetic moments it's easier to rely on good af, but you don't have to have it. It really comes down to what tradeoff tastes best. The risk of missing the moment or carrying around a larger camera? Quite frankly, iphone video mode works best.

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