Wow, this thread blew up after the CR3 post. Welcome, everybody!
Ricku wrote in post #13946346
I will be upgrading for better AF, better ISO, and hopefully better DR.
I'll be very excited if all 3 of those are true. Speaking of DR, how about fixing the shadow pattern noise while you're at it, hmm?
5DII auto focus has ruined too many shots for me. There have been hundreds of times when I did everything right to get a perfect shot, but failed only because AF failed me.
Using the outer focus points on the 5DII under anything but ideal lighting conditions, is like playing the wheel of fortune.
Or Russian roulette with 5 bullets in a 6-bullet revolver instead of 1 bullet.
NeverFollow wrote in post #13946405
So most of you are pleased even though the major upgrade is only AF
? For $3500 surely there must be a feature they are holding out on until the official announcement. Because as it stand now, the 5d III is not worth $500 more than the D800
Considering the rumored AF upgrade puts it in 1-series territory, yeah, I'm excited. Not stoked about the price, but it's about on par with Canon's recent price inflation. I'm waiting for the full spec list to see if it will be worth it.
As it stands now with what we "know", the 5DIII would be worth it for people who want higher continuous shooting framerates. If I shot a lot of sports I'd be happy to pay $500 over the D800 to double the framerate assuming most other specs measure up.