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Dec 01, 2013 19:06 |  #31

Take your 5D3 out and keep shooting, you will less remorse. When I upgrade from 1100d to 6D or purchase new lens ,I also have same feeling, but feel better after get a lot of good picture.


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Dec 02, 2013 10:15 |  #32

So, after some thought and sleep, I have decided to hang on to the 5d. Thanx for all input. I guess i will have to learn some more of the features especially the immense focus system! Thanx again!




  
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Dec 02, 2013 10:40 as a reply to  @ milleniumking's post |  #33

You can always read the 5D Mark III AF Setting Guidebook (*click (external link)*).


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Dec 02, 2013 10:40 |  #34

milleniumking wrote in post #16495139 (external link)
So, after some thought and sleep, I have decided to hang on to the 5d. Thanx for all input. I guess i will have to learn some more of the features especially the immense focus system! Thanx again!

Good for you, it always feels good to come to decision. Now, go out and enjoy your 5D Mark III and things with red rings. ;-)a


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Dec 02, 2013 10:41 |  #35

I will trade you my 6D for the Mark iii...problem solved :)




  
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Dec 02, 2013 13:53 as a reply to  @ Justman1020's post |  #36

milleniumking wrote in post #16495139 (external link)
So, after some thought and sleep, I have decided to hang on to the 5d. Thanx for all input. I guess i will have to learn some more of the features especially the immense focus system! Thanx again!

Congratulations! Now go and enjoy it.

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You can always read the 5D Mark III AF Setting Guidebook (*click (external link)*).

I've used this from the start, and it is an excellent guide.


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Dec 02, 2013 17:04 |  #37

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Good for you, it always feels good to come to decision. Now, go out and enjoy your 5D Mark III and things with red rings. ;-)a

Lol. Thanx!




  
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Dec 02, 2013 17:13 |  #38

I haven't used both, but I want both... I think if I had he 5D3, I would keep it regardless. It's such a great camera, I don't think I could part with it even if I didn't use it to it's full extent.

Keep it I say..:)


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Dec 02, 2013 17:27 as a reply to  @ Radders's post |  #39

Better to have it (the superior AF, for example) and not need it, than need it and not have it.

I don't shoot sports either, but took my dogs to the park the other day and got some great action shots of them chasing tennis balls, and each other. All sharp and in-focus. If I had been using the 6D... who knows.


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Dec 02, 2013 20:11 |  #40

I have a 5Diii and have thought about downgrading on a few occasions. But at the end of the day, i own a camera that is capable of pretty much everything. That and i dont need the money. I take pics of stuff around the house, projects, some little portrait stuff. I could make do with less camera but i would hate to have my kid running all over the house when he is old enough and i cant even get a picture in focus. Because i know myself that if i downgraded i would just buy back what i have and more when i needed it and then i would be loosing money. I dont even really take this thing out on vacations.




  
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Dec 02, 2013 20:52 |  #41

LV Moose wrote in post #16496317 (external link)
Better to have it (the superior AF, for example) and not need it, than need it and not have it.

I don't shoot sports either, but took my dogs to the park the other day and got some great action shots of them chasing tennis balls, and each other. All sharp and in-focus. If I had been using the 6D... who knows.

You must have pretty fast dogs. I can happily get race cars doing 160 km/hr (100 mp/hr) + in focus with a 6D.




  
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Dec 02, 2013 21:26 |  #42

milleniumking wrote in post #16495139 (external link)
So, after some thought and sleep, I have decided to hang on to the 5d. Thanx for all input. I guess i will have to learn some more of the features especially the immense focus system! Thanx again!

Bet that is the smartest decision you made all year!
I wouldn't dream of selling my 5D3 for a 6D.

If for health reasons the 5D3 is too heavy, I could see someone trading down (:0 :0 ) to a Sony A7R and getting a massive image quality boost to boot; plus fabulous constant video.
But a 6D hmmmm.

Plus some advice you got regarding a second hand price seems highly optimistic IMO.

You made the right choice - just pick it up, feel the quality of that alloy body and the lovely ergonomics. And enjoy it!


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Dec 02, 2013 21:46 |  #43

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You must have pretty fast dogs. I can happily get race cars doing 160 km/hr (100 mp/hr) + in focus with a 6D.

Sure, and I had no problems tracking fighter jets at an show with my 40D. But the closer the subject is, the quicker you have to pan, and the better the AF needs to be. I bet you weren't shooting those 160 km/hr cars at 15' or 20' , either from the side or coming right you.


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Dec 02, 2013 22:14 |  #44

LV Moose wrote in post #16496969 (external link)
Sure, and I had no problems tracking fighter jets at an show with my 40D. But the closer the subject is, the quicker you have to pan, and the better the AF needs to be. I bet you weren't shooting those 160 km/hr cars at 15' or 20' , either from the side or coming right you.

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Dec 02, 2013 22:40 |  #45

LV Moose wrote in post #16496317 (external link)
Better to have it (the superior AF, for example) and not need it, than need it and not have it.

^This^ Enjoy your 5Diii & don't worry about not using ALL of it's advanced features. There may come a time when you decide to shoot something which will require those features & it's nice to know that your camera can handle almost any situation.




  
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