Good morning to all. I shot 1075 photos at last night's game which is typical, but try to post less than 200 because parents/kids don't want to go through 500 photos emoticon - smile Out of the 1075 very few were deleted for focusing reasons, in fact I had less deletes due to focusing issues than I do with my 1DM4. With the 5DM3 the photos were either totally in focus (which was most of the time) or not at all. With my 1DM4 I would end up with a lot that are nearly in focus but not quite locked in. With the 5DM3 last night there was probably 2 burst not in focus, which I attribute to not having acquired focus before firing off the burst. So my gut feeling is that the 5DM3 AF is better than the 1DM4 in the conditions I was shooting in last night. Given some time using the camera and studying the manual & numerous white papers on the body I think I will have an even higher opinion on it. If you have not read Rudy Winston's numerous articles on the 1DX & 5DM3 on the Canon Learning Center you really need to such as this one: http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/...s/..._article.shtml
Canon really needs to offer one day 1D/5D Schools around the country to help us all understand the fantastic tools we have in our hands. I know the cameras are more capable than my knowledge of the camera allows at times. So I have been reading in advance of the arrival of the 1DX & 5DM3.
To sum up my feelings, I really like this camera and loved the images I got out of the body. The feel of the camera in my hands was very good although I did definitely miss the battery grip and some of the other 1D features. I think the 5DM3 will serve sports, wildlife, wedding, studio, photo journalist very well, especially if they take the time to learn the features of the camera.