Canon 5D mark III in street photography

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Questions thread
Jovo Veteran Member • Posts: 4,200
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?

I took almost 5000 photos using the MKII of people passing by. I shot them at 200mm f/2.8 to get great bokeh using the non IS version of the 70-200mm f2.8L and very few were OOF.

Sure the AF on the MK III is better, but it sounds more like you need to look at your technique - hip shots give you very little control.

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