Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
Thread started 25 Jun 2012 (Monday) 22:56
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

5DII vs 5DIII question

 
rklepper
Dignity-Esteem-Compassion
Avatar
8,994 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Dec 2003
Location: No longer living at the center of the known universe, moved just slightly to the right. Iowa, USA.
     
Jun 25, 2012 22:56 |  #1

So I sold my 5dII a while ago. Regretted it ever since.

I think I am going to buy another FF camera. My question is I can get a 5DII w/ 24-105 for $2749 or a 5DIII w/ 24-105 for $4299. I shoot mostly landscapes with the occasional travel photo. Some family photos also. My question is, for those that upgraded to the 5DIII would I see significant improvements for my type of shooting?


Doc Klepper in the USA
I
am a photorealist, I like my photos with a touch of what was actually there.
Polite C&C always welcome, Thanks. Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Thomas ­ Campbell
Goldmember
Avatar
2,105 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jun 2010
Location: Kingwood, TX
     
Jun 25, 2012 22:57 |  #2

The biggest difference is the autofocus. If the 5Dc AF was good enough for you, go cheaper. For Landscape, not sure it would matter. For family - your call.


Houston Wedding Photographer (external link)
Houston Sports Photographer (external link)
Current Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
rklepper
THREAD ­ STARTER
Dignity-Esteem-Compassion
Avatar
8,994 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Dec 2003
Location: No longer living at the center of the known universe, moved just slightly to the right. Iowa, USA.
     
Jun 25, 2012 22:58 |  #3

Sorry I had the 5DII.

(Original post edited to include that)


Doc Klepper in the USA
I
am a photorealist, I like my photos with a touch of what was actually there.
Polite C&C always welcome, Thanks. Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
nicksan
Man I Like to Fart
Avatar
24,729 posts
Likes: 50
Joined Oct 2006
Location: NYC
     
Jun 25, 2012 23:01 |  #4

AF is the star of the 5D3. If you don't care about that then stick with the 5D2




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sf_loft
Member
Avatar
212 posts
Joined Mar 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
     
Jun 25, 2012 23:09 |  #5

5D II will be just fine for landscape. I used the center focus point for 4 years and every picture came out beautiful on the 5D II. To answer your question, no. I haven't seen any improvement in my 5D II vs. 5D III photos. Looks very much the same with the same set of lenses for landscape. If you do more low light, then that's a different story because I had a hard time locking focus in situations where there's just not enough light.

Here are my 5D III photos I just posted:

https://photography-on-the.net …p=14631820&post​count=8332


Here's from my 5D II

https://photography-on-the.net …p=14627624&post​count=9245

The 5D II looks slightly better and sharper because those were taken with my 135L <-- Best lens IMO in the canon lineup.

This is a photo on the 5D II from my 70-200 f/4L, another sharp ass lens I would never give up:

IMAGE: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6063/6060404661_0cb9881946_b.jpg

Canon EOS 5D Mark III & FUJIFILM X-T1 mirrorless

35mm f/1.4L | 85mm f/1.2L II |135mm f/2L | 16-35mm f/2.8L II | 24-70mm f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/4L IS | 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
Benro C2691T Travel Angel | GP-E2 GPS | EF 1.4x III
FUJINON 23mm 1.4 | FUJINON 35mm 1.4 | FUJINON 56mm 1.2

flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MatthewK
Goldmember
Avatar
4,367 posts
Gallery: 819 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 13991
Joined Apr 2009
Location: Maryland
     
Jun 25, 2012 23:25 |  #6

Damn, I realllllly like that photo, sf_loft.

OP: I think the 5D2 will serve you very well for your needs. Save the money!



2020: New Year, New Decade, NO G.A.S (Yep, we're giving it another shot!)
Canon/Nikon/Fuji

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kouasupra
Goldmember
2,750 posts
Gallery: 4 photos
Likes: 471
Joined May 2008
Location: Fresno/Clovis, CA
     
Jun 25, 2012 23:31 as a reply to  @ MatthewK's post |  #7

The AF system and the ISO is very nice IMO. I really like the fact that you can clean up the noise so much easier also.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,894 views & 0 likes for this thread
5DII vs 5DIII question
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Josecondor
464 guests, 306 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.