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5D MKIII vs 5D MKII my review

 
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Nov 14, 2012 17:04 |  #16

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Both are great, but newer means more refined, nicer, better performance, and generally more satisfaction. Now you just need to decide if your budget warrants the upgrade. :D

zhengf2 wrote in post #15246290 (external link)
aren't those two quite different lighting condition? 1st one under bright glaring sunlight and out in the open where the 2nd one looks like they're in the shade

LOL at the comparison! TeamSpeed is comparing the old Iron Man armour to the new one, not the actual pictures. :D


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Nov 14, 2012 17:37 |  #17

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aren't those two quite different lighting condition? 1st one under bright glaring sunlight and out in the open where the 2nd one looks like they're in the shade

Why yes, now that you mention it, you are correct.


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Nov 14, 2012 17:50 |  #18

zhengf2 wrote in post #15246290 (external link)
aren't those two quite different lighting condition? 1st one under bright glaring sunlight and out in the open where the 2nd one looks like they're in the shade

i find this highly amusing if your not being sarcastic

actually i find it highly amusing either way:lol:


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Nov 14, 2012 18:03 as a reply to  @ post 15246290 |  #19

Silent shutter mode FTW!




  
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Nov 14, 2012 18:07 |  #20

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One question, when you compared ISO6400 to ISO3200, did you compare the raw files or compare the in camera generated jpegs?

I have extensively used both the 5d2 and 5d3 and when comparing the raw files of both they seem to be about equal up to around 6400 iso after that the 5d3 takes off and is significantly better. however when using only jpegs out of the camera the 5d3 does shine and i would say that the 6400 iso on the 5d3 is equal to 3200 iso on the 5d2 if not even better.

I recently just bought a brand new 5d2 for myself for $1499 after coming to the conclusion while using both for the past several months that the 5d3 doesn't offer anything i really need as i mainly only shoot portraits. especially with the large price difference between the two as the IQ is almost identical. if i was shooting events or sports it would have definitely been a different story and i would have with out a doubt gone with the 5d3.

Basically if your going to shoot objects that don't fast and don't shoot at iso's above 6400 save the money and get the 5d2 other wise get the 5d3 for everything else. it will however be interesting to see what the 6d has to really offer in the near future as far as IQ ,ISO and AF performance.




  
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Nov 14, 2012 18:13 |  #21
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bobbyz wrote in post #15246158 (external link)
All depends on what you shoot and how much you willing to pay to get that shot. Try sports with 5dc. Same with 5dmk2. Now with 5dmk3 you can shoot better than most 1 series except maybe 1dmk4/1dx.

Noise same, I have 5dc. Shooting indoors at f2, ISO3200 is not nice. Now on 5dmk3, ISO6400 looks so much better.

Now try shooting something moving in low light with 5dc.;) Just simple some one walking like for wedding folks.

I agree. What I do with the 5Dc will be limited to its capabilities. I am wondering about the high-ISO comparison. Is the 5D3 inherently better than the 5D2, or 5Dc? Or is that the better jpg engine showing. I guess I am asking, If I shoot raw and PP, will there be a noticeable difference. OK, the 5Dc only goes to 3200; that pretty much rules out getting ANY shot at 6400 or higher. I agree with most people's assessment of its AF capabilities. Given its the same system as the 5D2, I am glad I didn't go that route. Please don't flame me. All opinions in my postings are my own, not necessarily reflective of anything, even reality for that matter.


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Nov 14, 2012 19:33 |  #22

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I have extensively used both the 5d2 and 5d3 and when comparing the raw files of both they seem to be about equal up to around 6400 iso after that the 5d3 takes off and is significantly better. however when using only jpegs out of the camera the 5d3 does shine and i would say that the 6400 iso on the 5d3 is equal to 3200 iso on the 5d2 if not even better.

I recently just bought a brand new 5d2 for myself for $1499 after coming to the conclusion while using both for the past several months that the 5d3 doesn't offer anything i really need as i mainly only shoot portraits. especially with the large price difference between the two as the IQ is almost identical. if i was shooting events or sports it would have definitely been a different story and i would have with out a doubt gone with the 5d3.

Basically if your going to shoot objects that don't fast and don't shoot at iso's above 6400 save the money and get the 5d2 other wise get the 5d3 for everything else. it will however be interesting to see what the 6d has to really offer in the near future as far as IQ ,ISO and AF performance.

That's pretty much what I was thinking. I got to play with a MkIII and did just a bit of side to side and didn't see much difference up to ISO6400.


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Nov 14, 2012 21:42 |  #23

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6) Dual card slots yay! I don't plan on using them right away, but nice to know I have options.

but remember if you have both in it will slow down the CF to as the same write speed as the SD's.



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Nov 14, 2012 21:46 |  #24

Nice summary review drumsfield...I concur on all points. :)


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Nov 14, 2012 22:02 |  #25

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I agree. What I do with the 5Dc will be limited to its capabilities. I am wondering about the high-ISO comparison. Is the 5D3 inherently better than the 5D2, or 5Dc? Or is that the better jpg engine showing. I guess I am asking, If I shoot raw and PP, will there be a noticeable difference. OK, the 5Dc only goes to 3200; that pretty much rules out getting ANY shot at 6400 or higher. I agree with most people's assessment of its AF capabilities. Given its the same system as the 5D2, I am glad I didn't go that route. Please don't flame me. All opinions in my postings are my own, not necessarily reflective of anything, even reality for that matter.

actually I have moved to 5dc as I sold my 5dmk2 and 5dmk3. RAW wise very small difference between 5dmk2 and 5dmk3 but 5dmk3 is lot better than 5dc. I may pick up ydmk3 one of these days if I get some extra money. The AF with being able to use different AF points was awesome from my experience.


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Nov 14, 2012 23:43 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #26

Don't underestimate the value of good AF. A picture that is properly focused at ISO 6400 will have a much better IQ than a poorly focused picture at ISO 100. So yes the dramatically improved AF in the 5DIII is worth every penny as it improves IQ. Now if your photography needs allow you to use a tripod and Live View, then you probably won't feel much of an advantage using the 5DIII.


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Nov 15, 2012 08:21 |  #27

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Don't underestimate the value of good AF. A picture that is properly focused at ISO 6400 will have a much better IQ than a poorly focused picture at ISO 100. So yes the dramatically improved AF in the 5DIII is worth every penny as it improves IQ. Now if your photography needs allow you to use a tripod and Live View, then you probably won't feel much of an advantage using the 5DIII.

Keep in mind though that the MkII AF though significantly less advanced than the MkIII is very accurate especially the center point. It's issues come in tracking fast moving objects. Someone walking or running directly at you as long as your on the center point is fine. A bird in flight where you are having issues keeping them centered, then not so much so.


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Nov 15, 2012 08:43 |  #28
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Kronie wrote in post #15246287 (external link)
What are you smoking? :lol:

The MKIII is miles ahead of the classic in almost every way. Better software, better sensor, better shutter, viewfinder, meter, AF, ect, ect, ect...and on and on and on and on....

Its 12 years old. Don't get me wrong, its still a nice camera and takes beautiful pictures in the right hands but to say its just like the 5D3 without all the bells and whistles is reaching....

Isn't that the bottom line though...it takes beautiful pictures.




  
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Nov 15, 2012 08:46 |  #29

gjl711 wrote in post #15248288 (external link)
Keep in mind though that the MkII AF though significantly less advanced than the MkIII is very accurate especially the center point. It's issues come in tracking fast moving objects. Someone walking or running directly at you as long as your on the center point is fine. A bird in flight where you are having issues keeping them centered, then not so much so.

What good center point when shooting at wider apertures? Evenw hen walking/running with 5dmk3 you can put the AF point on the face and track without any problems. Not so with 5dc/5dmk2 even with center point.

See if 5dmk2 can do this using center AF point.

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Nov 15, 2012 08:55 |  #30

I think this pretty much sums up my opinion as well.


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