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| p.1 #1 · Panama with the 5D Mark III (picture heavy) |
I thought I'd share some photos and my impressions of the 5D Mark III from a weeklong trip to Panama. My dad and I each managed to pick up a 5D3 the day before we left for our trip, so we had some fun playing with them in the jungle.
Most shots are by me with 5D3 + 500, no extender (we forgot the 1.4x at home, unfortunately), except where noted. We shared one 500 between the two of us, and also carried a 70-200 2.8 IS II + 2x and a 400 5.6 (plus a macro and 24-105). As with all wildlife applications, we could have used more reach pretty much all the time. But at the same time, being able to shoot at 4.0 was huge, because we were already pushing it in terms of ISO. There were some shots we had to go over 6,400 ISO on just to keep our shutter speeds at 1/200. The noise handling of the 5D3 helped a lot with this.
In terms of AF, I thought the camera did great locking onto stationary targets. I had trouble with moving targets at first, but once I played with the AF settings I had a lot more success. I enjoyed the handling of the camera, think the noise levels are great, and think the silent shooting mode is a fantastic addition.
Anyway, here are some pictures, very quickly processed in LR4. Feel free to ask questions or debate the merits of the camera or my photographic skill, but please keep it civil if at all possible. At lot of these are heavy crops, but I'm pretty happy with them. I hope you enjoy.
1. Red-crowned woodpecker
2. Jesus Lizard
3. Leafcutter ants
4. Three-toed sloth
5. Two-toed sloth
6. Peregrine falcon (first time seeing these up close - wow are they fast)
7. Night monkeys (this shot by my dad and with johnnybravo's 800L - ran into him on the trail one day)
8. Howler monkey
9. Broad-billed Mot Mot
10. Spectacled owl
12. Red legged honeycreeper
13. Scarlet tanager
14. Immature Cara Cara
15. Collared forest falcon (my dad on the 70-200 II + 2x)
16. Pheasant cuckoo (my dad on the 800L)
17. A friendly horse (this little guy followed us into the jungle)
Edited on Apr 04, 2012 at 03:40 PM · View previous versions