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Always been a Canon guy....looking to get my first full frame. Nikon D750 or 5D MK III?

 
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Dec 09, 2014 03:59 |  #16

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People put too much emphasis on equipment over the art of photography.

This view is all well and good if you're not depending on the equipment to deliver accurate results. This is even more true from a business stand point. It may be "artistic" to have a phtoto of a couple at a portrait system slightly out of focus because your camera just couldn't nail the focus or it may be "artistic" to have an image that's full of chroma noise because it was dark and needed bumped up in post, but will if your clients are expecting clear accurate photos, then the equipment is necessary.


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Dec 09, 2014 05:37 |  #17

I have very little experience with Nikon but when I do mess around with one everything seems backward. I'm in to deep with Canon gear to go anywhere but even if I was starting out, with my type of photography (sports) I would go with Canon. Also are the 5D 3's really a pro level camera? I know that they are great cameras but the build is nowhere close to the 1D line. If your compairing a Nikon Pro body compared to a Canon pro-sumer body I'm sure The Nikon is going to come out on top.


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Dec 09, 2014 06:03 |  #18

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I have very little experience with Nikon but when I do mess around with one everything seems backward. I'm in to deep with Canon gear to go anywhere but even if I was starting out, with my type of photography (sports) I would go with Canon. Also are the 5D 3's really a pro level camera? I know that they are great cameras but the build is nowhere close to the 1D line. If your compairing a Nikon Pro body compared to a Canon pro-sumer body I'm sure The Nikon is going to come out on top.

The 5D MKII counted towards a CPS camera.

And yes, for $3,300 I would count the 5D MKIII as a pro level. The only camera above it would be a 1D and that would leave only one pro body in the Canon lineup. In fact, didn't CPS accept the 7D? I know they reorganized, so I'm not sure how their new program works.


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Dec 10, 2014 06:24 |  #19

Not trying to offend anyone. I was only going by a search on Google - Wikipedia for Canon dslr line up and they had the line up listed and only had the 1D as professional.


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Dec 10, 2014 07:17 |  #20

If I only do landscape I'll get Sony a7r with all available lenses.

If I only do birds photography, I'll get Canon with 600mm & 800mm prime.

I'll pick Nikon D750 over 5D3 for any other need.

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Dec 10, 2014 09:33 |  #21

Gary Wiant wrote in post #17322176 (external link)
I have very little experience with Nikon but when I do mess around with one everything seems backward. I'm in to deep with Canon gear to go anywhere but even if I was starting out, with my type of photography (sports) I would go with Canon. Also are the 5D 3's really a pro level camera? I know that they are great cameras but the build is nowhere close to the 1D line. If your compairing a Nikon Pro body compared to a Canon pro-sumer body I'm sure The Nikon is going to come out on top.

Your statement that "the [5D III] build is nowhere close to the 1D line" is untrue. It is actually pretty close. I have owned/used both cameras. I don't know why Canon refers to the 1D line as their "professional" cameras. It is a meaningless/unhelpful designation. Professionals rely on 5D III's every day. It is a professional's tool. And for many professionals it makes more sense to own two 5D III's over a single 1DX.


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Dec 10, 2014 09:48 |  #22

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Not trying to offend anyone. I was only going by a search on Google - Wikipedia for Canon dslr line up and they had the line up listed and only had the 1D as professional.

I've owned a 1dmk3. The build is definitely robust with incredible battery capacity. Image quality wise the new tech gear is surpassing older gen 1d series.

As you know canon never is really logical LOL!! Many things in life incrementing numbers in a product line usually has higher digits as a progress to flaship higher end models. For canon i guess they followed the trend from a 10D to 70D over the years :) BUT then there's a 5d, 6d, 7d series ?????

The 1dx is Canon's flagship line but it would be ridiculous for a professional to simply buy a 1dx for every applications of photography. I do not know many pros willing to lug a heavy body if a smaller body reaps virtually the same image quality. This is where the 5dmk3 is the sweet spot for canon (except price). However for some "pro" or hardcore semi pro's would need a rugged body for abusive usage in the wilderness or brutal weather situations.

5d3 is probably the body of choice in the canon world for a high percentage of pro's because of AF speed and image quality. At this point in time i would never consider a 1dx for what I shoot. For me it makes more sense to have a smaller body.

Now the topic of sweet spot. The D750 is the latest MEAN machine!! If you compare it to canon's 6d the nikon chews on it and spits it out as far as performance is concerned. Both are deliberately crippled specs wise with 1/4000 max shutter speed.


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Dec 10, 2014 09:56 |  #23

I was heavily "invested" in Canon, and I switched. It cost me some money, I don't know how much because I don't keep track of things like that. I switched when Nikon released the D800/800e and Canon came out with the 5D3. After trying both cameras, looking at the pricing switching was an easy call. I'd do it again.




  
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Dec 10, 2014 10:23 |  #24

DanPics wrote in post #17321569 (external link)
People put too much emphasis on equipment over the art of photography.

There are more than 30 separate sub forums on POTN dedicated to photos, and discussion of the "art " of photography. This specific forum is about comparing gear, and how the differences can help your photography whether you do it for "art" or for money or hobby.

Your post is very much our of place here.


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Dec 10, 2014 10:34 |  #25

5DIII is very much a pro level Canon camera and thus it is reasonable to compare to the 750, or any Nikon. The only place the comparison might be unfair is the D3/4 bodies, which are the the direct competitors of the 1D series.

5DIII though awesome is looking a little long in the tooth as compared to the seemingly endless steam of Nikons being released! What I like about the 5D3 above most any other body out there is it's balance of image quality/MP high iso noise handling vs. speeds, AF, FPS etc. making it one of the most flexible bodies in existence. In Canons history it the second Full Frame high MP body made that could suit my needs (the first being the 1Ds3) and it's the first I could ever dream of affording (1Ds3 streeted fro near $8K new)

So for me, I got a camera that was faster, with better IQ than the 1Ds3 for less than half the price.


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Dec 10, 2014 10:59 |  #26

Canon 5d iihi all tha way




  
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Dec 24, 2014 14:16 |  #27

The Canon 5D Mark III is a nice camera and includes a lot of features with very good resolution and quality. But, it is over priced in my opinion for what you get. It still omits some pro features that Nikons costing a grand less include. For pros who are heavily invested in Canon glass the price difference probably doesn't matter. But for the consumer it does. In the end, however, the pricing difference may be a matter of getting what you pay for. The 5D III just hasn't had the kinds of problems that the D800, 600 and 750 have had.


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Dec 27, 2014 18:15 |  #28

If I relied heavily on a 70-200 f/2.8, tilt shift lenses or specialty macro lenses then I'd get the 5D MKIII. For anything else, I'd go with the D750.


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Dec 27, 2014 18:37 |  #29

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It still omits some pro features that Nikons costing a grand less include.

What features do you see it is missing?


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If I relied heavily on a 70-200 f/2.8, tilt shift lenses or specialty macro lenses then I'd get the 5D MKIII. For anything else, I'd go with the D750.

Nikon have a 70-200 f/2.8.


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