aladyforty wrote in post #16077296
well I went to this site and compared 5DII and 5DIII solely on image quality and to be honest Im not sure if 5DIII is worth the extra thousand or so.http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM
Of course 5DIII is slightly better in higher ISO but then I looked at the exif data and they have not taken the photos on identical setting, the same with the shot of the house, one at F8 and one at F5.6 from memory. In any case this has me questioning why I'm even looking at an upgrade while 5DIII is so price high. I wish I could find an honest opinion on the two cameras and not by people who already own and of course will want to justify their purchase, or at least that's how it appears on some forums out there online
I bought a 5D (original) in December. I would dearly love to upgrade for better high-ISO low-light photos. I don't need the AF of the 5D3 or the 21MP of the 5D2 or the wifi/gps gimmicks of the 6D. I just want better (less noisy) photos when I have to shoot 1600+. I compared the raw output of the 6D to my 5D. Not much there to speak of. I can get more out of my 5D by shooting raw, exposing properly, and developing some PP skills, than any of the new bodies offers. Of course, if I do those thing WITH a new body, the results would be even better. So far, I am doing just fine with my 8 year old 5D.
I've said this before. Modern cameras are quite good. You don't upgrade for IQ. You upgrade for features. As far as features go, my 5D is just fine. I am still looking for a reason to upgrade. That said, if I had $3,000 to blow, I'd have a 5D3.