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Mar 02, 2012 01:37 |  #1

Curious what initial impressions are:


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Mar 02, 2012 01:38 |  #2

ummm. will wait for the ISO pixel peepers to have their day with the camera.

i've been so used to using center focus point that i've forgotten how to use the outer points (or too lazy to shift to them)


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Mar 02, 2012 02:15 |  #3

Expensive... $1500 more than the price I paid for the Mark II. ( I got it 2 months ago when the rebate was on) If the High ISO banding issue is taken care and it shows 2 stops of advantage over mark II... Plus if the new AF system meet expectations.. that MIGHT worh the extra money.

I am sure I am not going to upgrade immediately until I see more reports.


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Mar 02, 2012 02:17 |  #4

$500 grip! Heavy NR! $500 more than a D800! not pleased at all.


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Mar 02, 2012 02:19 |  #5

I changed my mind.... I'm selling my 5DMK2 to my friend for $1200 +135mm f2 and getting two 5D MK3's instead of my 1Dx!!!

the AF is worth it to me!

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Mar 02, 2012 02:35 |  #6

I like the AF, but for my kind of shooting I'm not sure it's worth an upgrade unless high ISO performance and dynamic range at lower ISO/shadow detail is significantly better than my 5DII. Had the megapixel count been significantly higher it might have been worth it for the additional resolution (when I print, I print big...)


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Mar 02, 2012 02:39 |  #7

Two stops of ISO is for Jpeg, which I don't shoot. Will have to wait to see more samples from users. About the grip, the 3rd party ones will be out eventually for 25% of the price. The ones from China are excellent, IMO (but not the ones from Poland...).


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Mar 02, 2012 02:42 |  #8

I'm happy with the released specs, can be patient for the price to settle.

Will wait for real world samples before judging the camera.

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Mar 02, 2012 02:44 |  #9

not pleased. lack of interchangable screens. good specs thought but it's really just a 5D MARK 2.5 like the iphone 4 and 4S or the m8 and m82 or the 1D Mark II, 1D Mark IIn.


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Mar 02, 2012 02:48 |  #10

mike cabilangan wrote in post #14004512 (external link)
ummm. will wait for the ISO pixel peepers to have their day with the camera.

i've been so used to using center focus point that i've forgotten how to use the outer points (or too lazy to shift to them)

+1

Enough pixels to crop in PP.


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Mar 02, 2012 03:14 |  #11
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Daan37 wrote in post #14004789 (external link)
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Enough pixels to crop in PP.

Not at higher ISO's unfortunately IQ doesn't look like it's going to be much 'if any' better than the 5Dii.
The only difference I can see is more aggressive NR.

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Mar 02, 2012 03:16 |  #12

From what I have been reading here and from the 1Dx page, Canon sample images have always been a bit poor. so would it be best to compare IQ to 5D2 images from the same source?

Can't do this at work so no comment from me.

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Mar 02, 2012 03:21 |  #13
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^^^
Unable to compare high ISO.


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Mar 02, 2012 03:26 |  #14

I wish it had higher FPS




  
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Mar 02, 2012 03:33 |  #15

I think it looks great! Very happy with my 5D2, and thankfully they've addressed the only real 'problems' for working wedding/portrait photographers....e.g. dual card slots, better focussing. My only real hope is that the shutter has the response of the 1D series. Aside from that, it looks awesome, and I'll definately be upgrading in the near future. Looks like my perfect camera. ;-)a


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