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Thread started 02 Mar 2012 (Friday) 01:37
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POLL: "The new 5DMIII is:"
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frankwite
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Mar 02, 2012 11:35 |  #76

Yes way!!! Not sure yet,I've been looking closely at medium format!


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Mar 02, 2012 11:38 |  #77

From the fact that I can put an SD card into my quad core Prime tablet. :) Problem would be viewing RAW.


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Mar 02, 2012 11:42 |  #78

well frank you could split the difference and get the D800! my wife and i shoot together and we're seriously considering making the switch. just going to wait for some reviews. i think there's a chance when we see real RAW samples the 5DIII will offer comparable detail to the D800


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Mar 02, 2012 11:44 as a reply to  @ post 14007343 |  #79

For me:

22MP - I like this for the resolution-noise/DR compromise whatever the current technology

61 pt AF - FAIL for me. Too much. I would actually prefer 11-15 well spaced X-points, but fine if it is useable and you can configure the display so you don't have to see all the points.

100% viewfinder, larger LCD - nice, but not on my 'must-have' list.

Price - fail unless it has some mega-technology and more than 1 stop better ISO in the RAW, banding fixed etc.. A review says 2-stops better, but I find this hard to believe.

No ETTR or 9 shot bracket - big fail for me. Oh-Oh, just read it has 7-shot bracketing, well that's a big plus for me.

I'm on the fence still. I got a 5DII 4 months ago - got tired of waiting for the MkIII and it is good enough that I'm going to have a very hard time justifying the upgrade price. How many ISO6400 shots you I think -ooh yuck, too noisy and how many shots do I really miss with the 5DII AF? In reality, probably not that much.


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Mar 02, 2012 11:45 |  #80
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It's not a worthy enough upgrade for me to buy it AND it's too expensive. And what is this I keep reading about a $500 grip? That's insane!


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Mar 02, 2012 11:47 |  #81

Being I'm not to invested in glass, I would opt for the D800 over the 5D3 in just about every scenario I can think of.

Edit : Most importantly the price.


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Mar 02, 2012 11:48 |  #82

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #14006264 (external link)
lol I am so going to laugh my a** off when I see you pessimists and haters have the 5D mk III in your gear list in the future.

I agree! The only benefit to all of this **** might be reduced demand and hence reduced price. Then we'll see what people are saying.


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Mar 02, 2012 11:53 |  #83

smh. yadi yada, lol. stop complaining, its a beast CAMERA! human always are defensive on stuffs that they dnt know about, and if ask by someone that has no knowledge they will instantly give feedbacks as if they know everything. lol
the camera is design for those who knows what they want, not the *me too type*. lol
its a free speech though. cant help. lol


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Mar 02, 2012 11:57 |  #84

The 5D III looks like a terrific camera, but the price and the resolution are the two primary puzzlers for me. I don't think Canon had to match the D800's 36 mp, but going from 21 to 22 is a relatively anemic upgrade. Something in the neighborhood of 24-28mp would have still been a relatively small incremental, yet substantial, resolving power upgrade.

If I could just start fresh and pick either a 5D III or a D800, the D800E would probably be a best fit for my goals. It's a harder decision when it involves selling lenses and buying new ones, but it's not as hard of a decision as it should be. This is the main failure with the Canon 5D III's price: since they've elected to set the price significantly higher than the D800, they are inviting Canon users to seriously consider moving to their competitor's product, and that just doesn't seem like the best business decision to me.

After seeing what Nikon unveiled with the D800, Canon couldn't possibly modify the 5D III's features to answer the D800, but they could have at least responded with a matching price-point. Is the 5D III a superior product to the D800? This will no doubt be hotly debated, but isn't crushing the competition all about selling a superior product for the same or less cost than a competitor?

All that said, the 5D III looks very impressive to me and I'm looking forward to in-depth detailed reviews by the best reviewers to better assist me in my decision-making.


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Mar 02, 2012 12:05 |  #85

snaphappyphotography wrote in post #14007482 (external link)
well frank you could split the difference and get the D800! my wife and i shoot together and we're seriously considering making the switch. just going to wait for some reviews. i think there's a chance when we see real RAW samples the 5DIII will offer comparable detail to the D800

Yeah that makes sense. I'm going to see how things play out with both cameras. You and your wife do great work together. I tried the h&w team thing, but it didn't quite work out! LOL! Let me know if you want to have a photog meetup in OB!


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Mar 02, 2012 12:08 as a reply to  @ David Arbogast's post |  #86

Sony is starting to look good.
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Mar 02, 2012 12:08 |  #87

The AF points exceeded my expectations, the rest of it was fairly incremental IMO.

I knew it would be too much money for me, which is why I went for a 5Dc a few days a go lol.


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Mar 02, 2012 13:05 as a reply to  @ 2Thumbs's post |  #88

Lots of folks are looking at the sensor by itself and drawing conclusions. I think that is a mistake. One should consider the sensor in conjunction with the new Digic V processor. I bet the combo will make for some stunning images.

What intrigues me is the new GPS attachment that can be used with both the new 5D3 and the 7D

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Mar 02, 2012 13:11 |  #89

So the only real improvement was the AF system (thankfully). Some more video tech, but for $3,500, I don't see why someone would trade their Mark II (or hobbyist with their Rebels and xxD's) for this. The price is way too high.


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Mar 02, 2012 13:15 |  #90

After seeing the spec's I'm morw interested in the 1Dx.


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