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| p.4 #14 · 5d M III Viewfinder illumination and af points! |
Again though, you can hit the AF selection button next to the * button and light up all the points in red before starting to AI Servo to see what point it is using.
Yohan Pamudji wrote:
That could be a reasonable workaround. Hard to say how often I'd have to do so while shooting in anger, so it's also hard to say if it would be a real problem or just a minor annoyance that subsides over time. Every time my thumb leaves the AF ON button to hit the SELECT AF button means that I'm not focusing on my subject, and shooting candids at events that could be an issue when trying to capture the perfect moment. It could very well be just fine, but certainly something to consider.
This is really the only operational concern I have so far while trying to decide if the 5DIII is the right way to go, but it could be a real pain despite the available workaround. If only Canon had a free test drive program...
It depends on your lighting condition while shooting. You can see the active AF point very clearly in good light, of course, and actually, surprisingly even in fairly dim light I can see it pretty well. If you point the AF area to a dark surface under dim lighting, then it becomes harder to see. So far, in a week, I have not encountered any cases where I could not see the AF point but time will tell.
You can rent a 5D Mark III for a day or two to evaluate the condition and in a few months, there should be enough supply for you to check it out at a store before opening the wallet.