Canon 5D M3 and "focus chatter" with long telephoto lenses?

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systemguy Contributing Member • Posts: 864
Canon 5D M3 and "focus chatter" with long telephoto lenses?

Hello

For those who have used powerful telephoto lenses (say 300 mm f4) with the 5D M3, are there times when the autofocus system cannot lock in due to say, the fine depth of field, and thus results in "chatter"?  I mean an oscillating sound as thecamera tries to lock on.

I do not mean under low lighting conditions but rather, under good daytime lighting.....

Thx.

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