AVD AlphaDuctions wrote:
if you have to use flash and focus assist at a fashion show there is already something wrong. The lighting is fucked. so all bets are off. Most fashion shows wont let you use flash. Ive shot beside 7Ds many times at fashion shows and they never had a problem. Quite capable of low light too. Maybe today the 5DIII is better? perhaps. but Id blame the lighting first.
EDIT: one way you can get around this is by switching to one of the other focus points and pulling focus on the eyes (not the garment). Then even if you do have a red problem with focus it wont matter. For fashion you should be mostly in portrait mode with one of the outer points in the first place. garments are supposed to be moving and swirly and not the ideal thing to focus on.
yeah the led lights were changing colors on the curtain, one other problem was the runway, the models were moving. tried moving the focus points didn't help. They had fluorescent, halogen and LED, all at the same time. can't get focus lock on eyes moving way too fast, probably too dark for the camera to get a lock, I notice the OOF on the red shots..