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    Thanks, man. I'll definitely appreciate any suggestions you may have, even if the kids are 9-10yo so it's not like they are Giannis or Jordan.

    I have a few weeks of experience shooting with the 5D3 and I've since watched a few videos on how to shoot basketball and I only really take action shots. The main thing I anticipate getting over the 5D3 is far more keepers and better shots e.g. ball-in-hand and more usable and "fun" shots of, uh, players shooting and passing.

    My current plan, on which I welcome comments, is AI Servo, Mode 3 AF (the one with a football stick man), zone AF the mainly landscape mode, eye detection off, the Youtube BYU Photo setup for basketball (AF-ON for Spot Focusing [Large point?] and * for Face Tracking), then spray and pray at 12fps. Landscape only photos for now. There were some 0, 0, 1(?) settings on dpreview.com forums I think but I haven't found them again although I'm sure I could at some point.
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    OK the R6 Mk2 definitely has much better AF. The only issue is the blackout when using the mechanical shutter, which lasts longer than the mirror blackout in a DSLR and leaves me exposed as I am used to seeing the actual action via the VF. So for sports I have had to use the electronic shutter instead. I wish there were a 15fps setting for that, but I'll take 20fps and cull more aggressively.

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    Yeah I’m totally with you. You definitely have to be able to predict the sport a bit when shooting mechanical shutter on sports at higher fps.

    If you end up shooting ES in certain artificial lighting you can get some odd banding at H or H+. So I have been forced to shoot EFCS or Mechanical with anti flicker in rare occasions.

    So there are definitely some teething problems that need to be fixed in order to make Mirrorless on par in these particular situations. But I think the R3 pro has a different sensor to deal with some of that.


    I am thoroughly satisfied with all the improvements…worth the investment…with a few quibbles

    High ISO, fps and focus accuracy is worth the cost of admission. Still having to switch the AF from eye detect on or off depending on the sport. But now I know how to plan for that and adjust on the fly.

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    That's right. Eventually, when they have a full blackout sensor (or whatever it's called) in an R6 level camera I will change to that. But for now, things are fine and smooth. Thanks, brother.

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    Yes sir. I try to use ES all the time in action situations if possible. The viewfinder is much better with ES. The blackout really becomes pronounced in Mechanical. Luckily I don't have to resort to that often. All my normal portrait stuff I just use EFCS or Mechanical...I can't tell the difference honestly. EFCS lets me go 1/250 flash synch where mechanical is only 1/200. "They say" that EFCS helps with shutter shock at very slow shutter speeds but I don't really do that very often.

    But yeah, ES at H is still soooo many shots. I wish I could tune it to 15fps or something.

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    Exactly! If only they had a "1DX Mode".

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