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OFFICIAL: Canon 5D Mark III Announced

 
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Mar 03, 2012 14:24 |  #1966

RhysPhotograph.Me wrote in post #14014236 (external link)
Would be interesting to see what the 5Dc files look like compared to the 5diii.
I reckon at low ISO, the 5Dc will look more crisp and less muddy, while providing just as much real detail...

Seeing as you don't appear to own any Canon gear, why don't you spend your spare time admiring 100% crops from your D700 instead of trolling this site?


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Mar 03, 2012 14:27 |  #1967

Old Baldy wrote in post #14015064 (external link)
It tanked before the first post. :)

lol, no kidding - where can this discussion possibly go. All this pointless anticipation/waiting can be channeled into some healthy shooting with our current gear.

We (Northern Ontario) just got spanked hard by a huge winter storm - and the spanking is supposed to continue into the night. (figuratively, not literally!) I think I'm going to play around in the studio with my new tethering kit/mac book pro and manipulate some ol fashioned strobe light.


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Mar 03, 2012 14:28 |  #1968

One of the problems is that Canon have released a specialist camera (1Dx, action) and a general-purpose camera (5D3), whereas Nikon have released two specialist cameras (D4 for action, D800 for high-resolution), but the Nikon high-resolution specialist camera has the Canon general-purpose camera beaten on spec in most areas. That is, the specialist body beats the general-purpose camera for most applications, as well as being unmatched in its own specialty.

The 5D3 would be much better, and well worth its $3500USD asking price, if Canon made three minor changes, which would have made for a much more capable camera while reducing R&D and manufacturing costs:

1) Full weather sealing, equal to the 1D line. Rubber gaskets cost a few cents. They'd need to test the weather sealing equally whether it was fully sealed or only partly sealed, so no savings to be made in R&D either.

2) Implemented the same AF system as in the 1Dx (including f/8 focusing), not a cut-down version. Saves cost on R&D (only one system to develop and test) and manufacturing (only one line of AF to produce, not two) and gives better performance. Then it would have been Canon's top-of-the-line AF versus Nikon's top-of-the-line AF, and history tells us they'll be very close. I can't see Canon's second-tier AF beating Nikon's top-of-the-line AF, even if it has ten more AF points.

3) Optimised the sharpness/NR/AA filter purely for stills. Release a second video version if they wish, but optimise the main line for stills.

These three, easy changes would have made it the best general-purpose camera on the market, ceding no ground to Nikon except for high-megapixel applications (and there's a 40MP sensor floating around in prototypes - one marked '5D Mark II' and with a 45-point AF system seemingly from the 1D4 - for that) and making it well worth the $3500. Sure, it may have stolen a few sales from the 1Dx (unlikely, as the 1Dx appears to be a high-frame-rate action specialist) but would have made it the best general-purpose still camera on the market, no contest, and guaranteed a lot of lens sales which would otherwise go to Nikon.

As it is, though, the Nikon high-resolution specialist camera has the Canon general-purpose camera beaten for most general-purpose applications.




  
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Mar 03, 2012 14:28 |  #1969

The samples are already good enough for me. ISO 6400 looks clean. Pre-production JPEG samples have always been softish and not a representation of final image quality by proper RAW conversion with LR. But what matter more to me is what are the new usability features, more speed, new sensor, new AF system and AF layout (very useful), new metering system, movie shooting made better...

I am pretty sure I'm going to trade both my 5D Mark II and 1D Mark III for 5D Mark III later this year. Boys need new toys from time to time :)


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Mar 03, 2012 14:28 |  #1970

Does anyone know if the new wireless Grip will also work with the 5dII?


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Mar 03, 2012 14:28 |  #1971

theviper wrote in post #14015389 (external link)
Seeing as you don't appear to own any Canon gear, why don't you spend your spare time admiring 100% crops from your D700 instead of trolling this site?

he's a "wedding photographer" !




  
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Mar 03, 2012 14:28 |  #1972

RhysPhotograph.Me wrote in post #14015226 (external link)
Huh, why is that a horrible idea?

I guess you don't know much about lenses and how they have to be designed. a 24-70 with constant F/2 would probably weigh literally 5 pounds, No one would use it. It already called the brick for a reason because it weighs so much,


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Mar 03, 2012 14:30 |  #1973

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It's about the truth, I said the 7D lacks IQ and resolution compared to other crops with either a weak or no AA filter. And somehow you thought I was talking crap and to prove it you posted a low res pic...

Seriously...

Yes, I wish the 7D had more IQ and resolving power over those other previous crop bodies. And this isn't even ISO 100. One with multiple studio lights and the 55-250 and the 2nd one with natural light with a Sigma 50, straight out of DPP from raw, no post processing in CS3, etc.

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Mar 03, 2012 14:30 |  #1974

Their straight from Pekkas mouth.

All you pixel peepers, canon haters, D800 fanboys.

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Mar 03, 2012 14:31 |  #1975

Pekka wrote in post #14015410 (external link)
The samples are already good enough for me. ISO 6400 looks clean. Pre-production JPEG samples have always been softish and not a representation of final image quality by proper RAW conversion with LR. But what matter more to me is what are the new usability features, more speed, new sensor, new AF system and AF layout (very useful), new metering system, movie shooting made better...

I am pretty sure I'm going to trade both my 5D Mark II and 1D Mark III for 5D Mark III later this year. Boys need new toys from time to time :)

Pekka i said the exact same thing yesterday. 6400 looks damn good and i wouldn't really have a need to go higher than that.


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Mar 03, 2012 14:31 |  #1976

Fricks wrote in post #14015425 (external link)
Their straight from Pekkas mouth.

All you pixel peepers, canon haters, D800 fanboys.

... :p


funny how Canon gear attracts the Nikon fanboys!




  
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Mar 03, 2012 14:32 |  #1977

watt100 wrote in post #14015432 (external link)
funny how Canon gear attracts the Nikon fanboys!

It smells good to them :lol:


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Mar 03, 2012 14:35 |  #1978

TeamSpeed wrote in post #14015423 (external link)
Yes, I wish the 7D had more IQ and resolving power over those other previous crop bodies. And this isn't even ISO 100.

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Mar 03, 2012 14:35 |  #1979

vipergts831 wrote in post #14015431 (external link)
Pekka i said the exact same thing yesterday. 6400 looks damn good and i wouldn't really have a need to go higher than that.

Potty mouth.


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Mar 03, 2012 14:35 |  #1980

scpictaker wrote in post #14015313 (external link)
BTW, this camera is a 7D on steroids!! It may need a * by its name :)

On the appearance you mean? Because on specs there's no way you can justify this characterization.. :p


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