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The First Impression of My New 5D3

 
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Dec 24, 2013 23:12 |  #16

The silent shutter is actually really good, IMO. If you want to hear a "joke" of a silent shutter, listen to the one on the 1DX. I feel comfortable taking my 5D3 (on silent shutter) and sneaking into my kids room to capture them sleeping in funny positions without worry of waking them up. I won't have to turn the light up by much as the high iso (while noisy at 25600), is still much better than any other option.

I've read that the silent shutter function has been a very big hit with wedding photographers.


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Dec 24, 2013 23:19 |  #17

M_Six wrote in post #16552438 (external link)
I'm enjoying mine, too. The silent shutter is the same as the 6D's. Not silent, but a lot quieter than my 7D. I think the 6D has a slight edge with high ISO noise, but it's close. I will miss my Eg-S focus screen in the 6D, though.

Here's a really good article about setting up the 5D MkIII's AF for birds.

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Thanks for the link, exactly what I could use. :)



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Dec 24, 2013 23:39 |  #18

M_Six wrote in post #16552438 (external link)
I'm enjoying mine, too. The silent shutter is the same as the 6D's. Not silent, but a lot quieter than my 7D. I think the 6D has a slight edge with high ISO noise, but it's close. I will miss my Eg-S focus screen in the 6D, though.

Here's a really good article about setting up the 5D MkIII's AF for birds.

http://www.grantatkins​on.com …w-autofocus-5dmk3-and-1dx (external link)

The 7d silent mode is pretty quiet though, and can be used with success in many venues.


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Dec 24, 2013 23:41 |  #19

jwcdds wrote in post #16552447 (external link)
The silent shutter is actually really good, IMO. If you want to hear a "joke" of a silent shutter, listen to the one on the 1DX. I feel comfortable taking my 5D3 (on silent shutter) and sneaking into my kids room to capture them sleeping in funny positions without worry of waking them up. I won't have to turn the light up by much as the high iso (while noisy at 25600), is still much better than any other option.

I've read that the silent shutter function has been a very big hit with wedding photographers.

I shot a lecture at the Tower of London a few years ago (at the request of the speaker) and caught a ton of nasty looks from folks in the audience. It really made me feel uncomfortable knowing I was bothering them with the 7D's shutter noise. I seriously doubt it would have been an issue with the 6D/5D MkIII silent shutter mode.


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Dec 24, 2013 23:42 |  #20

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The 7d silent mode is pretty quiet though, and can be used with success in many venues.

If I'm not mistaken, the 7D's silent shutter mode is Live View only, isn't it?


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Dec 25, 2013 02:31 as a reply to  @ M_Six's post |  #21

The 5D3 is the best on the market for silent shutter it leaves all the rest behind

Have a look at this link

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Dec 25, 2013 05:27 |  #22

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If I'm not mistaken, the 7D's silent shutter mode is Live View only, isn't it?

Yes, which can be a blessing, or a curse, depending on your needs. If you have the time and are casually shooting, it isn't an issue really IMO, but if you need to rattle off a bunch of shots, then it is a pain.


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Dec 25, 2013 07:41 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #23

Are those 100% crops?


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Dec 25, 2013 08:39 |  #24

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Are those 100% crops?

No, didn't bother with that. Just a quick crop around by 1/3 or so of the image as I just wanted an initial taste of what I've been dreaming of. :) I HATED the noise that the 40D was producing!



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Dec 25, 2013 08:51 |  #25

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Just got it yesterday! :D

I shoot a lot of classical concerts and recitals where flash is strictly forbidden. This means I have to rely on high ISO settings typically above 1600, and my 40D has been extremely frustrating with high noise results. Shooting in classical concerts with 40D has also been frustrating because of the canon-ball like mirror slapping sound it generates. In a very quiet venues, yes, 40D does sound like a canon-ball going off with audiences turning their heads in my direction with frowning faces on.

So, as soon as I popped in a memory card and a fully charged battery, I quickly tested its high ISO performances, and WOW, I mean, WOW!! These were shot with no post noise reduction of any kind, just in-camera noise reduction. These would look even better with the post noise reduction, I'm sure:

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Don't count on it; you might lose more in fine detail than you gain in NR. It might help, but it's not guaranteed.


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Dec 25, 2013 09:52 |  #26

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I know the $9.99 CC photography for anyone just expired but I'm not sure if they're still offering the $9.99 for qualifying previous version upgrade to CC, both came with LR, PS, Bridge and few other things. I really don't like the monthly thing myself even though $9.99/mo isn't a pretty good deal for what you get. I went ahead and did it though just to get the new things PS and not worry about support for the next time I upgrade a body.

No. It's still active until December 31. It was one of my Christmas presents. I just moved from free trial to subscription. :D


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Dec 25, 2013 11:56 |  #27

I'll get around to testing the AF next time. My only hesitation in purchasing the new body was my concern regarding the "loss" of reach going from a cropped body to FF, but there were way too many benefits

Yup. Both formats have their pros and cons. As someone who recently bought a 5DMKIII, I found the loss of reach the biggest minus of the FF format. There is no way around it--it's just trigonometry. The only options are to buy longer lenses or keep the crop body for occasions when you need the extra reach.

I also didn't care for its not so "esthetically" pleasing sound. It just sound like a weakened mechanical noise, that's all.

Give yourself a break. It IS just a weakened mechanical noise. This is a camera, not a musical instrument. The silent mode is remarkably quiet and--at least in my experience--really helpful. I leave it on by default.

Re the AF system: it's just remarkable. Give yourself a little time--IMHO, it is the one place where the 400 page manual is deficient. I had to play with it for a bit before I figured it out. Worth the effort. It is simply amazingly flexible and well thought out. To give you just one example: you can set the AF point separately for each of the three camera orientations, and the camera will remember this. Also, the camera is highly customizable, and I have it set up so I can simply flick the joystick to move the selected AF point around.

Enjoy it. It is an amazing camera.


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Dec 25, 2013 19:20 |  #28

I went from a 7D to 5D mk III for shooting HS sports. Most HS gyms are dark and I cannot use flash. With the 5D I can shoot at an ISO of 10,000 and only apply slight NR in LR5 for great prints. Sure I may have to occasionally post crop to get in closer but it works out fine.


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Dec 25, 2013 21:02 |  #29

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I like the DPP first, then go to PS 12 ... very simple processing and gets me everything I need. And, yes, the AF on 5DM3 is pretty fantastic.

Far as missing the FF reach, just step up a little closer, or if REALLY, REALLY necessary, get a longer lens or a 1.4x - there's always a way to get the shot. I'm thinking too many of us think we need to stand in one spot and get the equipment to reach - we gotta start walking around a bit more, get that reach with our feet instead. Course, that's just me :)

I have the 5DIII and 7D and one cant always take a few steps and even when you do its not enough when it comes to wildlife or you are shooting on a shoreline and really are not in the mood to swim. I could spend several thousand dollars and get a longer focal length lens but I don't want to carry that sort of weight around, so the 7D has to come out when I'm in those focal length situations, its a great camera but not a patch on 5DIII for image quality and the focusing system is awesome on 5DIII . I still find I have to use the 7D a lot and I'm praying the next model will stay a crop sensor but have some mighty good improvements. as for software I would advise anyone to spend the money and get lightroom 5. I was amazed at how good it was and if you own a 7D it cleans up noise way better than anything else Ive used.

I love my 5DIII, awesome camera


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Dec 25, 2013 21:24 |  #30

Now that I got 5DIII, I'm saving up for 7DII which is rumored to come out in March. But then rumor is just a rumor... :)



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