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Paul Bestwick
August 27th, 2007, 04:32 AM
The AF SUCKS !!!!!

Had a photo opportunity on Saturday. Bright & sunny. Took about 100 shots, barely one in focus.

Steve Saunders
August 27th, 2007, 04:45 AM
Very subtle Paul. I was talking to a guy yesterday who dropped his MkIII and the AF just died, so that's gone back to Canon.

Paul Bestwick
August 27th, 2007, 04:45 AM
I saw over at DP Review that the firmware had been taken down....... not so at this stage.

Paul Bestwick
August 28th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Well such is my faith in the MK3 that I used it in combo with the 300 F2.8 IS yesterday. Stupid really,
I had just driven 3 1/2 hours to shoot this (unrepeatable) job. Also, I had the 1DS MK2 with me & could have used that for these particular shots.

However, the subjects were still, unlike my failures of Saturday so I took an educated risk.
Here is an image from the shoot.

http://www.studio58.com.au/opm/bushie.jpg

Steve Saunders
August 29th, 2007, 11:29 AM
That's a nice shot Paul.

Ivan Garcia
August 29th, 2007, 01:58 PM
Nice shot Paul.
But that one looks pretty sharp to me.
Could you post the sequence of out of focus shots?
I had my MKIII for a month and have just over 3000 shots on it; I havenít found any AF problems on my body so far.

Nill Toulme
August 29th, 2007, 03:00 PM
Is that Leon Russell?

Nill
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Nill Toulme
August 29th, 2007, 04:28 PM
Short new update from Rob Galbraith (http://http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-8742-9089) regarding beta firmware 1.1.1.

Nill
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www.toulme.net

Paul Bestwick
August 29th, 2007, 08:29 PM
Thanks Steve, Ivan.

Yea that shot is sharp & that was the point. I took the risk knowing that I would not be shooting any moving subject. I am confident that the MK3 works fine in that situation.
My opinion of the MK3 remains unchanged from day one. Awesome camera..... I love it. Image quality is peerless. AF is a bit of a prob.... big deal, you reckon Canon are gonna leave that one hanging out there. I don't think so.
How is that OOF background huh..... is that 300 2.8 the bomb or what !!!

Nill....... that aint Leon Russell (for a small fee I could do an impersonation..... CONDITIONS APPLY)

Ivan Garcia
August 29th, 2007, 09:23 PM
Yep!! That baby has been on my shopping list for a while now.
I just canít justify the expense at the moment.
But fear not, Iíll come out with some ludicrous excuse for the purchase some time soon :-D