OK, so I picked up my Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera just before lunch today, and I took some lenses into Shinjuku with me, with the intention of doing a bit of shooting in the afternoon.
I’ll follow up in the next few days, with more photos and some first impressions, but one thing I will say right now is that the new auto-focus system is worth the cost of the upgrade all by itself. Almost all of the 500+ frames I shot of these birds today, granted, mostly using One Shot, were tack sharp, right where I wanted it to be. Far less hit and miss than its predecessor, the Mark II.
For now, here is my best shot from today. Maximize your browser (larger than 1280px at least) and click on the images to view them larger than below. The second image is a 100% crop if viewed with the browser wide enough.
By the way, these were shot with a 300mm F2.8 lens with the 1.4X Extender III fitted.
The above two images were shot at ISO 400, 1/1000 at f/5.6. The next image was shot at ISO 2000, 1/1000 at f/4.5 and it’s as clean as ISO 400 on my 1Ds Mark III, and probably comparable to ISO 640-ish, on my old 5D Mark II.
And again, here’s a 100% crop of the birds face.
I’ll update this post soon or add a link to a new post with more information very soon…