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POLL: "The new 5DMIII is:"
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5DMIII POLL: What do you think?

 
gjl711
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Mar 02, 2012 08:32 |  #46

I see the MkIII as what the MkII should have been. Had this come out 3.5 years ago, as the MkII, it would have been a trend setter, a body which set the bar so high that other cameras would have been left in the dust.

As it is, it's a nice upgrade. The AF improvements are appreciated but otherwise it's rather plain. Once again Canon is left trying to catch up.


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Mar 02, 2012 08:42 |  #47

As a satisfied 5DII owner, my over-riding thought has been "meh" ... I suppose that possibly correlates most closely with disappointment (although is actually something of a relief because it will lead to less jealousy) ...


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Mar 02, 2012 08:44 |  #48

Yes, it's more expensive than a 5D Mark II...but it has 95% of the flagship auto-focusing system, which is not cheap. It also has a much-improved sensor (which you'd expect). And it has a host of other new features. Even though I don't like it, I can see and understand the extra $1,200 (+/-) cost.

So in my mind, the cost for the camera is justifiable. However, I suspect the upgrade cost mat not be justifiable for some 5D Mark II shooters.

Let's look at a photographer that primarily shoots landscapes. They care more about IQ at low ISOs. They don't have to care about the autofocus system. And they certainly don't care about high ISO performance. For the landscape photographer: probably not worth the extra $1,500-$1,600 to upgrade.

If I were a wedding photographer, it would absolutely be worth it for me. An extra two stops of low-light performance means better shots for my clients. A flagship autofocus definitely means better images for my clients. And the 6 frames per second will really help certain events I shoot throughout the evening. Check. If I were a working wedding photographer and funds were there, I'd absolutely upgrade.

Sports shooters? Well, while the 5D Mark III certainly has some great features, full-frame functionality is not that important and I can buy two Canon 7Ds and a $1K piece of glass for the same price as one Canon 5D Mark III body. And if I were a true sports pro, I'm already comfortable investing tens of thousands of dollars in glass...so I'd probably have my sights set on the Canon 1D X.

Studio photographer? Well, I'm probably going to stick with my 5D Mark II because my needs are somewhat similar to a landscape photographer. Frames per second doesn't matter. Autofocus doesn't have to be top of the line. And I wouldn't care so much about high IDO performance.

If money management is important to me, then the situations above generally apply. If I shoot a combination or all of the areas above, then I have to make a weighted decision. And if money is flowing and I have to have the best and latest thing...I would probably upgrade no matter what.

These are my current views... :)

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Mar 02, 2012 08:45 |  #49

It should be called the "5D Mark II Mark II".


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Mar 02, 2012 08:49 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #50

How long do you think the price will stay at MSRP?




  
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Mar 02, 2012 08:50 |  #51

Tony-S wrote in post #14006145 (external link)
It should be called the "5D Mark II Mark II".

5D Mark II²


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Mar 02, 2012 08:55 |  #52

AngryCorgi wrote in post #14006181 (external link)
5D Mark II²

If only it were two - or even half - logs better.


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Mar 02, 2012 08:55 |  #53

http://www.dpreview.co​m …mkiii&products=​nikon_d800 (external link)


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Mar 02, 2012 08:58 |  #54

The geek in me loves how the ISO is now so high they can't store it in EXIF any more (maxes out at 65535) :-)


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Mar 02, 2012 08:59 |  #55

lol I am so going to laugh my a** off when I see you pessimists and haters have the 5D mk III in your gear list in the future.


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Mar 02, 2012 08:59 |  #56

Some nice added features...but...sorry excuse for an up grade with all the tech thats out there now


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Mar 02, 2012 09:03 |  #57

2005GLI wrote in post #14005775 (external link)
was just looking at the specs, did I read that right, 102K ISO?? Crap i've been out of the camera loop for a while. I remember when getting 6400 ISO was a big deal.

I only shot Kodachrome 25 and 64. When I went to Ektar 100, I considered it a 'fast' film. I now consider ISO 800 fast. 102K? Words escape me.


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Mar 02, 2012 09:05 |  #58

Thank you Nikon for the d700 and d800 that forced Canon to up their game. This will be the perfect camera for me after I wear out my 7d.




  
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Mar 02, 2012 09:14 |  #59

bps wrote in post #14006141 (external link)
Yes, it's more expensive than a 5D Mark II...but it has 95% of the flagship auto-focusing system, which is not cheap. It also has a much-improved sensor (which you'd expect). And it has a host of other new features. Even though I don't like it, I can see and understand the extra $1,200 (+/-) cost.

I've been spending the morning looking at the samples and comparing them to some of my MkII pics and I got to say, I'm not really seeing much of an improvement at all. The high ISO samples 3200, 6400 are heavily noise reduced and when I take a 6400 MkII pic and crank up the NR, it's almost identical. I know it's too early to really make a real assessment, but I'm not getting that WOW!! feeling.


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Mar 02, 2012 09:45 |  #60

AF looks pretty good.


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