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Any advantage to shooting food photography with a 5D3 over a 5D2?

 
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Apr 12, 2012 12:51 |  #1

I'm shooting food photography and was wondering if there was any kind of advantage the 5D3 has over the 5D2 in this category since fast AF and high ISO is not needed


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Apr 12, 2012 13:00 |  #2

Nope. In controlled lighting, with stationary subjects, the 5DII is all you need.




  
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Apr 12, 2012 13:01 |  #3

I'm going out on a limb here and saying not much. Dual cards for backup (except can shoot tethered anyway). More impressive to some clients? Better when you use it for other things?


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Apr 12, 2012 13:07 |  #4

I'd spend money on a tilt-shift lens instead...


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Apr 12, 2012 13:15 |  #5

prime lens and light and you should be fine. put the money towards that than getting a new body.


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Apr 12, 2012 13:16 as a reply to  @ imports's post |  #6

I love my 5dIII...but in the studio it really holds no advantage over the II. Keep the II.


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Apr 12, 2012 13:18 |  #7

If you shoot it with the 5d2, you may still eat it after the shoot. If it's the 5d3, the drools may ruin the food :D


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Apr 12, 2012 13:59 |  #8

Only advantage then I presume is the better LCD screen on the back. OK, thanks guys!


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Apr 12, 2012 14:12 |  #9

Food Photography?

From what I know it is so controlled, you probably don't even need a 5D2.

Owning a 5D2 and spending money for a 5D3 is clearly a waste of money.

One thing I noted about the 5D2 when I owned one - it is an awesome studio camera !!!

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If you shoot it with the 5d2, you may still eat it after the shoot. If it's the 5d3, the drools may ruin the food :D

I watched some tutorial videos on food photography and what they do to prep the food to be photographed.

There is a reason a Burger King Whopper looks better in the ads than in person.

I'll pass on the studio foods! LOL




  
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Apr 12, 2012 16:23 |  #10

Well, maybe if the food is running away from you, the 5DIII will track it's movement better. ;)


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Apr 12, 2012 16:26 |  #11

amfoto1 wrote in post #14255408 (external link)
Well, maybe if the food is running away from you, the 5DIII will track it's movement better. ;)

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Apr 12, 2012 16:27 |  #12

harcosparky wrote in post #14254699 (external link)
I watched some tutorial videos on food photography and what they do to prep the food to be photographed.

There is a reason a Burger King Whopper looks better in the ads than in person.

I'll pass on the studio foods! LOL

Yeah they sprayed some sort of coating to make it shine and stay in place. Hehe


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Apr 13, 2012 15:37 |  #13

Get a tilt-shift instead, as someone already noted. And focus will matter even less with tilt-shift as it is manual focus only. :D


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Apr 13, 2012 15:43 |  #14

I can't imagine the 3 is better than the 2 in any real concrete way.


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