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5D mark III weather sealing and cold weather use

 
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Jan 02, 2013 15:24 as a reply to  @ post 15324216 |  #31

Sirrith, to be clear, I am not saying Canon doesn't make a "cream of the crop" camera, which is the 1D series. However, an astoundingly nice, top of the line camera has nothing to do with "pro". That is a marketing gimmick. A smart gimmick, but a gimmick.
I know this is a silly argument, but only if you know the tools.

I originally wrote my post above because of the amount of people I have talked to who are wealthy hobbyists or enthusiasts who pay out nearly $7,000 on something that they never should need, because it was "pro".

Understand, I am not saying you are one of them. For all I know, you are a award winning AP photojournalist in a trench right now in Syria posting of forums because the wheelbarrow you carry your giant balls around in has gone flat.

However, if you are that, then I utterly agree-$7,000 well spent! But if you aren't in unimaginable conditions, you probably could have spent half the price and gotten a better lens too.

Point is, I keep hearing "I need a 1Dx because it is the pro's camera! It's built like a tank! And yes, it is. But, just like a tank- unless your job takes you to a warzone or somewhere equally brutal, I doubt you needed one. The 5D Mark III will cover 99% of photographer's needs, pro and not.




  
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Jan 02, 2013 16:02 as a reply to  @ PatrickPhoto8's post |  #32

Just took my 5D3 and 24-105L to Niagara Falls last week. Temps were around -10C (-17C with wind chill) and some flurries. Other than the extremely fast battery drain - got about 250 shots before I had to change batteries (fortunately I brought 4 batteries) - I had zero issues. This was the first time I used mine with gloves on and that proved to be more difficult than I had imagined. I practiced indoors a little before going out, but when the cold mist from the falls is hitting you square in the face and it's bone chilling cold out there, it's a bit different.

It was fun though. Your camera will be fine.


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Jan 02, 2013 16:12 |  #33

took mine out at -26*C with snow all day without issues.




  
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Feb 12, 2013 05:19 |  #34

i was using mine last night in driving snow and camera and lens (24-70 mk2) did very well.


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