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Suitability to Intended Use9.5
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III, reviewed by patlannon

 
patlannon
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Dec 16, 2014 14:22 |  #1

The build quality of this camera I rate as a perfect 10. It's a completely weather proofed unit which makes it perfect for use in moderate rain and snow. The weight of the camera is only slightly heavier than my 7D, which I like. I'll grant, the menus are somewhat burdensome in the beginning but they quickly became second nature to me.

As far as ISO is concerned, this Camera is very good up to 25,600, any higher... ie H1 or H2 are there if you do not have a Flash, but the image tends to be chromatically very noisy.

I have faith in the belief that the 5D Mark 4 will attend to this noise and the highest ISO will be much more usable.

In summary, I feel that my choice to purchase the Canon 5D Mark lll was well founded . The price point at that time was what i wanted to spend on this camera.


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West Seneca, NY
Gear, 5D3, 7D, Glass, All Canon, 8-15mm L, EFs 15-85mm, EFs 60mm Macro, EF 100mm L Macro, EF 24-105mm L, EF100-400 L.

  
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Dec 16, 2014 17:23 |  #2

patlannon wrote in post #17336198 (external link)
The build quality of this camera I rate as a perfect 10. It's a completely weather proofed unit which makes it perfect for use in moderate rain and snow. The weight of the camera is only slightly heavier than my 7D, which I like. I'll grant, the menus are somewhat burdensome in the beginning but they quickly became second nature to me.

As far as ISO is concerned, this Camera is very good up to 25,600, any higher... ie H1 or H2 are there if you do not have a Flash, but the image tends to be chromatically very noisy.

I have faith in the belief that the 5D Mark 4 will attend to this noise and the highest ISO will be much more usable.

In summary, I feel that my choice to purchase the Canon 5D Mark lll was well founded . The price point at that time was what i wanted to spend on this camera.


I would rarely use ISO 25,600 but the "price point" is important




  
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Dec 23, 2014 12:57 |  #3

This is a nearly flawless camera. I have used 12800 and 25600 with excellent results - it just takes understanding the exposure and post-processing. It took me weeks to get the AF system configured so that it worked with my shooting style, but the results are well worth it.


Canon 1Dx | 5D3 | 7D2 | 6D | 70-200L f/2.8IS | 70-200L f/4 | 24-70L f/2.8 | 24-105L f/4IS | 100-400L f/4.5-5.6IS | 17-55 f/2.8IS | 50 f/1.8 | 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 | 4x Godox AD360

  
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