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OFFICIAL: Canon 5D Mark III Announced

 
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Mar 01, 2012 23:24 |  #151

Atleast we wont have to wait forever to get our hands on one (well the people that are actually getting it). I probably will never get one but i want to see what it can do!


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Mar 01, 2012 23:24 as a reply to  @ post 14003440 |  #152

What I like:

- 61 point AF system, Yes! finally a good AF system in the 5 series

- 7D-style control layout, Yes! Like this!

- DoF Preview on the RIGHT SIDE OF THE CAMERA FINALLY, Took Canon forever to do this..

- New grip has a joystick! Thank god! because controlling the AF points otherwise is a PITA

- New customization menu for AF custom functions like the 1DX that makes setting it all up a LOT easier than the 7D

- Raised dot on the ISO button to make it easier to distinguish without having to take your eye out of the viewfinder (Not that i do now, but hey, nice touch!)

- Dual card slots, Now i wont be SOL if im out shooting with my friends/family and i fill my cards up!

What I dont like:

- No AF beyond f/5.6, But I can understand Canon's reasoning (Its a system optimized for accuracy using fast lenses... which kinda suits this camera's purpose.. How many wedding photogs shoot 5-series cameras? How many wedding photogs use teleconverters? Exactly..)

- The price.. $3500...just feels steep....

Will I get one? I dont know, Maybe? I'm quite happy with my 7D and want to see the 7D's successor, Also the 5DII is supposedly not going away but getting a nice healthy price drop to be around the $2000 area....
- IQ wise how will it compare to the Nikon's brute force of 36 megapixels, and more importantly, how will it compare to the 1DX... That second one is the bigger question to me... is the 4 megapixel difference going to make enough difference in noise performance to justify the extra $3000 for the 1DX? This appears to be 90% of the camera of the 1DX for 50% of the cost... That could be a good thing... Or Canon severely crippled the sensor on the 5D3 to not steal sales from the 1DX

- A Rate button.. Really? did we need this?

Will I buy one? I dunno... maybe... I'm pretty satisfied with the 7D... and would rather dump $3500 to adding lenses over getting a new camera at this time, Also the 5DII is supposedly dropping to around $2000, which is a pretty enticing idea... Could get a 5DII and dump $1500 into a lens or two after all instead of just getting the 5DIII... Also curious to see what a 7DII brings to the party...


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Mar 01, 2012 23:25 |  #153

jase1125 wrote in post #14003543 (external link)
http://vimeo.com/37720​189 (external link)

chuck westfall talking about the 5D3. 2 stop jpeg noise improvement over the 5d2 per chuck.

That video is painful to watch...


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Mar 01, 2012 23:26 |  #154

KenjiS wrote in post #14003557 (external link)
What I like:

- 61 point AF system, Yes! finally a good AF system in the 5 series

- 7D-style control layout, Yes! Like this!

- DoF Preview on the RIGHT SIDE OF THE CAMERA FINALLY, Took Canon forever to do this..

- New grip has a joystick! Thank god! because controlling the AF points otherwise is a PITA

- New customization menu for AF custom functions like the 1DX that makes setting it all up a LOT easier than the 7D

- Raised dot on the ISO button to make it easier to distinguish without having to take your eye out of the viewfinder (Not that i do now, but hey, nice touch!)

- Dual card slots, Now i wont be SOL if im out shooting with my friends/family and i fill my cards up!

What I dont like:

- No AF beyond f/5.6, But I can understand Canon's reasoning (Its a system optimized for accuracy using fast lenses... which kinda suits this camera's purpose.. How many wedding photogs shoot 5-series cameras? How many wedding photogs use teleconverters? Exactly..)

- The price.. $3500...just feels steep....

- IQ wise how will it compare to the Nikon's brute force of 36 megapixels, and more importantly, how will it compare to the 1DX... That second one is the bigger question to me... is the 4 megapixel difference going to make enough difference in noise performance to justify the extra $3000 for the 1DX? This appears to be 90% of the camera of the 1DX for 50% of the cost... That could be a good thing... Or Canon severely crippled the sensor on the 5D3 to not steal sales from the 1DX

- A Rate button.. Really? did we need this?

Ken

Your assuming those focal points will hit in low light.....No One know for sure


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Mar 01, 2012 23:27 |  #155

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Ha Ha, whats funny is that they make a big deal about some seriously either dated or worthless options to those who shoot at a level that requires a 5d. The Creative Button on the top left is something not even 60d users use. Then the quiet shutter mode, came with the Nikon D700 in 2008. The overall build quality looks to be the same, maybe some slightly better weather sealing inside, but no upgraded materials any where on the outside. No real change in ergonomics. The D800 still seems to be the better camera out the box to me.

That's Engadget for you. Complete photographic idiots. In their hands-on of the D800 they blamed the 50mm f/1.8 for the camera shake they got when they took a picture at a dark subway station. They were getting raked over the coals for that in the comments section when they shut down the comments altogether :lol::lol::lol: Clowns. Never go to Engadget for anything photo related.




  
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Mar 01, 2012 23:27 as a reply to  @ wdwpsu's post |  #156

so when do we expect the price will go down a bit...say...to around $3K...come xmas time? LOL
or black friday??? :lol:


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Mar 01, 2012 23:27 |  #157


love the silent dial (for adjusting audio volume during recording)... i'm no video guy but thats really nifty.


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Mar 01, 2012 23:28 |  #158

umphotography wrote in post #14003525 (external link)
I think im going to get a low count 5D2 for about $1500.00 in the for sale forum....looks like cosmetic improvements to me, no F/8, Not that much iso and its $3500.00......not sure i Like what im reading

I have the same exact thoughts as you. Im keeping my current canon gear, but also adding a D800 or two. Probably get the wife a 5d Mark II for cheap now


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Mar 01, 2012 23:28 |  #159

umphotography wrote in post #14003525 (external link)
I think im going to get a low count 5D2 for about $1500.00 in the for sale forum....looks like cosmetic improvements to me, no F/8, Not that much iso and its $3500.00......not sure i Like what im reading

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Mar 01, 2012 23:28 |  #160

wdwpsu wrote in post #14003564 (external link)
That video is painful to watch...

Yes it was... Second video is saying availability late March.


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Mar 01, 2012 23:29 |  #161

Canon should have hit that 2999 price point. That 3500 gives the D800 a nice marketing crutch.


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Mar 01, 2012 23:29 |  #162

Brendo666 wrote in post #14003440 (external link)
Hopefully you got there before it got back ordered! Haha

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from B&H?

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Mar 01, 2012 23:29 |  #163

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14003585 (external link)
That's Engadget for you. Complete photographic idiots. In their hands-on of the D800 they blamed the 50mm f/1.8 for the camera shake they got when they took a picture at a dark subway station. They were getting raked over the coals for that in the comments section when they shut down the comments altogether :lol::lol::lol: Clowns. Never go to Engadget for anything photo related.

Exactly.. They're morons over there


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Mar 01, 2012 23:30 |  #164

Easier to read specs on Adorama:

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Mar 01, 2012 23:30 |  #165

So, for those who don't usually shoot at high ISOs, there's really little benefit other than an improved AF system.




  
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