Once I spent some time getting to know a small-frame DSLR camera, my next step was to buy a full-frame camera. (I had prepared for this purchase by buying several EF lenses beforehand and getting used to them on my small-frame camera bodies.) A full-frame camera is one which has a sensor as big as a frame of 35 mm (36 x 26 mm) film.
In the spring of 2012, Canon announced the availability of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. I purchased this camera in June of 2012, and now I use it with my EF lenses. Note that the EF-S lenses that worked on the Rebel cameras will not work on the 5D Mark III.
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My goal in taking photos with my
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
camera has been to extend my work in documenting where I live. I enjoy taking photos
that show scenes near the lakefront, river, and city at various times of the year. I have favorite landmarks that I visit often
to take photos in different seasons.
You can view photos of this camera organized by use with various EF lenses.
You can view these photos sorted by most interesting.
At first, I panicked! I then realized what had been going on (acutally after reasoning through possible issues): I realized my camera was writing to a slow SD card (slow write speed). The camera was working on writing to the slower card, but eventually the photos became a backlog so big that the camera wouldn't take more photos until the ones I already took could be written to the card. I rectified this by buying a newer and higher-speed Compact Flash Card which I keep in the primary slot of the camera. Essentially my old SD cards work fine in the new camera, but their write speed is fairly slow. For the slower pace of landscape and cityscape photography, this isn't much of an issue. But for rapid-fire photos such as at a dance performance, you need faster write speeds. The faster CF I got provided this.
At first, I panicked! I thought there was something wrong with the camera shutter. The effect would be apparent only at the wider-angle focal lengths. Later, I realized I had put the lens hood on crooked!.