I was at Millersville University for the most recent installment of Warrior Challenge MMA. It was a great show, good fights from start to finish.
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Here are a few photograph highlights from the show,
I shot the show using my usual set up of 2 Canon 1DIV cameras. However I wanted to test out how well the 5D3 would do with its limited frame rate (6fps) and more limited buffer (partly because of the size of the files, they are monstrous). The auto focus at times was worse, at times on par and at times better than the 1DIV cameras. This consequently means that the 1DIV's were at times worse, at times on par and at times better than the 5D3. The ISO handling of the cameras is similar (the 1DIV is a great high ISO camera) with an advantage towards to the 5D3 at higher ISO.
My verdict as of now is, I wouldn't repalce the 1DIV's with a pair of 5D3's, and I wouldn't replace a pair of 5D3's with a pair of 1DIV's UNLESS the feature set of the other camera was something that you needed more. What I mean by that is this, the 1D series has spot metering linked to the af point...that's freakin' awesome. The 1D series has a higher sync speed (1/300 vs 1/200) which is again awesome. The build on the 1D is better (300,000 shutter rating vs 150,000, better weather resistance et cetera). The 1D also has the appearance of increased magnification as a result of the 1.3x APS-H sensor vs the full frame 35mm sensor in the 5D3.
I'm not really interested in doing gear comparisons on a photo blog aimed to show images to prospective, and past clients, along with fans of photography and what I shoot in general. I do know a few photographers follow this and will find the information helpful.
Thank you for the read.