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Jul 23, 2014 01:01 |  #1

Guys,maybe some one have a two cameras to compare which grip is more comfortable: 5D Mark III or Nikon D810 ?

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Jul 23, 2014 01:11 |  #2

I would say that's something only you could answer by trying them out to find out what works best with your hands,


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Jul 23, 2014 01:15 |  #3

IMHO, Only you know what is going to be most comfortable in your hand. What might be just perfect in my small pudgy hands could be the worst thing ever to someone with big hands, and long skinny fingers.


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Jul 23, 2014 01:39 |  #4

like others have said, it's something that you have to hand hold. I remember watching a video with Chase Javis and he was going on about which system to use. He choose the one that feels the best one to hold. which happens to be Nikon.


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Jul 23, 2014 02:55 as a reply to  @ Mark0159's post |  #5

5D MKIII...happy now? :p

I think I would worry more about the ergonomics of the button layout and functions more than the grip.


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Jul 23, 2014 03:40 |  #6

OK,OK ...:D ,there is no D810 around here.

No,honestly,holding 5D Mark III vs D800 its total "crap" how uncomfortable is D800 grip is,the grip on 5D Mark III is just awesome,just my IMHO.

But grip on D810 is completely different,thats why I'm asking,if someone have one.


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Jul 23, 2014 03:42 |  #7

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #17050109 (external link)
5D MKIII...happy now? :p

I think I would worry more about the ergonomics of the button layout and functions more than the grip.

Did you compare both?

Button layout?

Well I like hove button layout is done on Canon body.

I hate button layout on D7100,D610,but D810 not bad at all,ISO,WB,Metering is on the upper left side,but again you need a second hand to make a change settings....


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Jul 23, 2014 09:14 |  #8

Personal taste. The D800 didn't feel right, but they made some changes and the D810 is a big improvement. It comes down to controls and which one appeals more to you.


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Jul 23, 2014 09:21 |  #9

I don't have the 5DMkIII or the Nikon D810, but I do have the MkII and the 800E. For me the ergonomics between the two are a bit different but each is quite easy to use. Both are very comfortable in hand, controls are easy to get to, nothing is really all that different. As to the menus. some things are easier to access from one and some from the other and neither require much brain power to figure out. For me it's a wash.


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Jul 23, 2014 10:38 |  #10

I like the feel better in the Canon, button layout is a much better execution. Menu structure seems much more user friendly in Canon also. The Nikon felt not as comfortable in my hands.


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Jul 23, 2014 13:16 |  #11

.... are you really deciding on which one of these to get by how they feel in your hand? That would be the last of my worries.




  
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Jul 23, 2014 13:20 |  #12

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.... are you really deciding on which one of these to get by how they feel in your hand? That would be the last of my worries.

One of the thing about feel is that it is almost impossible to tell by handling alone. When I shot Canon only, Canon cameras felt right and others not so good. After picking up the 800 and working with if for a couple of days, it felt just as natural as the Canon's did. These days I can switch back and forth quite easily and get use to the feel within a few minutes. Handling a Sony though still feels funny as I have had very little time with one. I'm sure if I spent a day or two, it would feel just as comfortable as my Canon or Nikon.


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Jul 23, 2014 14:16 |  #13

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.... are you really deciding on which one of these to get by how they feel in your hand? That would be the last of my worries.

Yes exactly! I like both Canon and Nikon,if D810 feels in hand also so comfortablelike 5D Mark III I'll buy a D810,if not - 5D Mark III.
D810 is much better than 5D Mark III I think in every way: AF,Megapixels,Lens seems like have more resolution than Canon Lens (I think thats why Canon doesn't have a high Meg.Camera),buts its just my IMHO.

I really like 5D Mark III,just need to compare it how both feels in hand.

Also read Ken Rockwell about auto-focus on Canon camera (in this case 5D Mark II,I think 5D Mark III have the same) : "Unlike the 51 AF sensors with real facial recognition in Nikons, the all-sensor position of the 5D Mark II isn't very smart. It won't focus automatically on eyeballs, it tends to focus on whatever's closest. "

Thats why I also more toward to Nikon,seems like AF is extremely accurate.


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Jul 23, 2014 14:36 |  #14

Coming from a 40D to a 7D was great for me as the grip was made for my hand. Still trying to figure if they cast my hand one night while I was sleeping.
When I was looking to add another body, either the 5D Mark II or the 7D, the grip was one of the reasons I bought a second 7D, along with the AF system and View Finder Grid Display.
When my wishes were met with the release of the 5D Mark III, I knew I had to get my hands on one.......


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Jul 23, 2014 15:29 |  #15

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Yes exactly! I like both Canon and Nikon,if D810 feels in hand also so comfortablelike 5D Mark III I'll buy a D810,if not - 5D Mark III.
D810 is much better than 5D Mark III I think in every way: AF,Megapixels,Lens seems like have more resolution than Canon Lens (I think thats why Canon doesn't have a high Meg.Camera),buts its just my IMHO.

I really like 5D Mark III,just need to compare it how both feels in hand.

Also read Ken Rockwell about auto-focus on Canon camera (in this case 5D Mark II,I think 5D Mark III have the same) : "Unlike the 51 AF sensors with real facial recognition in Nikons, the all-sensor position of the 5D Mark II isn't very smart. It won't focus automatically on eyeballs, it tends to focus on whatever's closest. "

Thats why I also more toward to Nikon,seems like AF is extremely accurate.

The 5D3 and 1DX blow away any Nikon DSLR when it comes down to AF. As far as I know, there isn't a single Nikon DSLR which has crosstype AF points at the sides. Maybe you should read the blog post (external link) of former Nikonian Andy Rouse and why he prefers the 1DX AF system above anything Nikon has to offer (remember that the 1DX and 5D3 AF systems don't differ that much).


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