Yesterday, I finally had the opportunity to take out the new 5D Mark III out for it's big debut!
There's this church nearby that has a field full of daffodils, and they have a celebration each year when they bloom. We went out to the daffodil field with a couple of friends yesterday afternoon to take some photos of the kids in them. It really wasn't the ideal time for photos, as we were there around 3-4pm and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. I was having a hard time finding a spot without someone in the background, too, so I did a lot of standing around watching the others take photos of their kids. Not to mention, my children were NOT into getting their picture taken. The best shots I got were of my neighbor's little girls. They actually WANTED me to take a picture of them
I think I finally have the camera's settings how I want them, though I may still play around with it a little more to get it where it feels right to me. It's A LOT heavier than what I'm used to, but that might work to my advantage with being able to steady it better with the extra weight. So far, I haven't put my 50mm on it, but have had the 24-105L, which adds quite a bit of weight. I need to get my "go-to" lens on there and take it for a spin.
I haven't had a chance to PP them all, but here are a few. I really need to figure out my focus. That's the biggest thing I've noticed so far. I don't like the beep the camera makes, so I have it turned off, and it doesn't flash at me when it's done focusing, so I'm afraid that I'm missing it because of that. When the focus is nailed, it's amazing! I just need to play around some more and get used to the change.
Here are a few that I have played around with so far.
I'm hoping that my focus issues aren't with the camera and is user error. If I'm still having troubles after a few days, I may try a focus test. I'm not sure if I have too high expectations or what, but I figured that it would be more precise than my XTi.