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Why did you bought/choose your 5D3 ?

 
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Apr 17, 2013 07:41 |  #1

simple question..
just list in priority why you choose the 5d3


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Apr 17, 2013 07:43 |  #2

High ISO performance
AF
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Apr 17, 2013 08:01 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #3

Upgrading from 5DMkII was easy - Still full frame sensor + 7D ergonomics. Much more pleasing for me.


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Apr 17, 2013 08:03 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #4

better AF
everything the 5D2 had, but better
better ergonomics than XXXD series
beats the 60D and 7D

I used a 550D and was disappointed with the ergonomics and lack of a rear dial. I looked at what I shot and determined 95% of it was portraits. I wanted the best portrait camera, so this ruled out the 60D and 7D.

So, do I spend $2,000 and get a 5D2 with an ancient AF, or do I spend $3,500 and get a state of the art AF? I went with the 5D3.


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Apr 17, 2013 08:03 |  #5

I went into a camera store to pickup some prints
I made the mistake of asking if I could see one
I walked out with 2... and my prints...

Love the 5D2 bodies this is replacing, and I wasn't really looking to move up... between getting my hands on one, and all the raving by other wedding photogs on here, I knew I had to have it...

I never really had any real issues with the 5D2 AF system... I guess for the most part I accepted it for what it was and worked with it... the dual memory slots is nice to have... the extra ISO is really nice too, but strobes/off-cam flashes at receptions usually have me in the ISO 800 range anyways... but at a church, that extra room rocks!

and one of the things I was looking for the most - joystick on the grip!
I use the stick to select the AF points, and when shooting from the grip, that was not reachable with previous 5D bodies


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Apr 17, 2013 08:06 |  #6

CamFan01 wrote in post #15837138 (external link)
Upgrading from 5DMkII was easy - Still full frame sensor + 7D ergonomics. Much more pleasing for me.

This was my reason for upgrading as well. I liked the 5DII but felt the AF was slightly crippled. I can say now that the 5DIII is everything I will ever need and dont need to upgrade for quite some time.




  
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Apr 17, 2013 08:13 |  #7

Easy choice, needed an upgrade from the 5D2 but couldn't afford the 1DX.




  
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Apr 17, 2013 08:13 |  #8

It was my natural upgrade from the 5Dc. I used to shoot medium format film and full frame was the most logical path for me back in 2006. More specifically though:

High/Low ISO Performance - ie. DR
Color Accuracy
Reliability/Ergonomics
File Sizes not TOO huge
Similarity to my old 5Dc
Higher Rez LCD
Sensor Cleaning

Brupik, do you already have a 5D3 yourself and if so what were your reasons?


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Apr 17, 2013 08:55 as a reply to  @ sapearl's post |  #9

I wanted to move up to Full Frame from the 7D. Handled the 6D and 5D3 in the store, the 5D just felt more natural to me than the 6D.




  
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Apr 17, 2013 09:26 |  #10

the AF was the biggest motivating factor for me, moving from the 5D2. the customization of the body is also nice.


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Apr 17, 2013 09:42 as a reply to  @ narlus's post |  #11

handling -feels just right in the hand
AF system -truly state of the art; made my current lenses come alive!
dual card slot -transfer raw to cf and jpeg/video to sd. really like this idea
movie mode -no video feature in my 5Dc
LP-E6 battery -used to own a 60D so these batteries still work
ergonomics -customizing the multi-controller, set button and scroll wheel functions to your desire


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Apr 17, 2013 09:43 |  #12

moved on up to FF frame from 7D (still have the 7D too)


5D mkIV, 2x)7D mkII, 500 f4L IS mkII, 100-400L IS mkII, 70-200 2.8L IS mkII, 24-70 2.8L mkII, 16-35 2.8L mkIII, 100 2.8L IS, 600EX-RT x4

  
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Apr 17, 2013 09:54 |  #13

Been curious about FF for a while, I shoot motorsports with 1D3/1D4 so I've been spoiled by their great AF performance. Finally found their equal in a FF sensor body.
The grip *is* a big improvement! Now if they only would have made it to take the LP-E4 battery of the 1D series instead of the dual LP-E6 tray you could shoot for days without changing the battery.




  
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Apr 17, 2013 09:55 |  #14

sapearl wrote in post #15837179 (external link)
Brupik, do you already have a 5D3 yourself and if so what were your reasons?

No, I don´t. I just bought a T4i, it´s my first DSLR. But when I move to FF I pretend to go on a 5D3. I opened this thread because there was a thread in another forum (from Brazil where I live, in portuguese) and we where talking about sharpness/DOF/AF accurance, etc.
And I told there, even that the photo is done by the photographer not the camera, but the camera makes a difference on this, as an example a photo taken in a 1.8 aperture with a Rebel+50mm1.8 and a 5D3+85mm1.8, they will probably not have the same sharpness, and I said that´s one reason a lot of 5D3 buyers, the AF accurance. I opened this to check if I was really right.
In my case, I see a little of Front Focus in my combo, and the images are usually soft. Something that can be minimized in Cameras with micro-adjustment and with better lenses.


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Apr 17, 2013 09:58 as a reply to  @ Digitally_Altered's post |  #15

been looking at FF for some time and got the chance to try the 6D and the 5D3, i went for the 5D3 as it felt better in my hands,the 6d just felt to small, i have now sold on my 40d.


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