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Canon EOS 5D Mark III, reviewed by bpietrzak

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Feb 02, 2020 11:35 |  #1

I owned this until an ocean wave knocked me into the water--the result was obtaining the 5D4.

The 5D3 was a great camera for me and glad I purchased it.

Canon 5D IV | 24-105 | 28-300 | 70-200 2.8 | 24 TS II

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Sep 13, 2021 17:12 |  #2

LOL...hope you have better luck with the Mk 1V :)

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Post edited over 2 years ago by Tronhard.
Sep 27, 2021 17:55 |  #3

The 5DIII is STILL a capable camera, and offers a great bargain as lots of enthusiasts move to R-series bodies. I find there is a perception that when a new body arrives on the scene that suddenly the older ones being superseded are somehow no longer capable and that just isn't so. If a camera was capable of delivering decent images before, it is still able to do so.

I got my 5DIII from new back in about 2013 and must admit I have not used it a huge amount - the shutter count is only 7140 at this time and it is like new - I like to look after my gear. That said I enjoy using it for specific purposes or when I just want a change from my more recent purchases.

While we are in full lockdown, and have been for about 5 weeks, opportunities to go any distance to pursue images are slim, but I get the odd shot in my garden, like this one... Hand-held, available light

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Sep 27, 2021 20:46 as a reply to  @ Tronhard's post |  #4

I agree. Mark III is a very capable camera.

I used it for 3 years . Now switched over to Mark IV.


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Feb 10, 2023 23:36 |  #5

Reviving an old thread here...

I purchased a secondhand 5D Mk III today. It has the 24-105 f/4 lens, battery grip, battery and charger. It has 47,217 activations (apparently) and it has been regularly serviced.

Only one problem :)

It is in New Zealand I and won't be able there until April - I'll be biting my nails until then. It is quite safe - my son has picked it up for me and hidden it in his house (he is a die-hard Nikon man and doesn't want anyone to know he has a Canon in his house!)

Counting the days...

I am the proud owner of the Peleng 8mm Fisheye lens

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