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Apr 07, 2012 09:59 |  #46

The best part of getting the 5D3 is that I no longer have to carry 2 cameras with me everywhere I go. I used to have the 5D2 hanging on one shoulder and the 7D hanging on the other, most of the time they both had a lens hanging off them and anything else I needed had to go in a bag on my back.
Now it's one body, one lens one one shoulder and everything else balanced in a bag on my other. With the back problem I have the less weight the better.
Oh yeah, one more thing, I can now get excellent quality photos whatever the type I'm after as I know the AF will keep up.


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Apr 07, 2012 10:12 |  #47

@modchild: How does the 5D3 do the work of two cameras? I don't understand....but I'd like to. I'm looking for a backup for my 1D3 and have been considering 7D and 5D2 (this camera will double as backup and my teen daughter's camera).


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Apr 07, 2012 10:15 |  #48

Mk1Racer wrote in post #14224478 (external link)
Didn't read the whole thread, but your post made me think of a post by another user here:

'stop chasing technology, you'll never catch it'


but you can certainly use it to its advantages...higher bit rate color depth, more dynamic range, lightning fast and accurate auto-focus, better color accuracy...what's not to like about advances in those areas?


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Apr 07, 2012 12:30 |  #49

5d3 is great camera. Two in one with reasonable price of single camera.
Some people will buy it even if they don't know how to use Rebel fully.
Then they will post some folly questions here at new thread instead of RTFM and learning photography first.
We have to forgive them, some people spend big money on sports cars and driving them only to GO station, some people buying expensive fishing gear to go to fishing pond.
They are extremely useful, they supporting industry.
And one day I'll buy used 5d3 from them, because they must buy mk4 once it is available for pre pay:)


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Apr 07, 2012 12:44 |  #50

I still have some reservations in regards to the forums and the "I ordered a 5d3" threads that pop up daily. I am under the belief that most of these ordered are expendable income. which of course, is fine. as long as we are all being truthful. There are many that are saying they bought it because they needed it but then start a thread about " what to do while I wait for my 5D3" This tells me that you obviously don't use your camera for work because its difficult to work with no camera. I don't know any pros that would go cameraless for any period of time just to have the latest and greatest.


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Apr 07, 2012 23:05 |  #51

I think everyones different. What does it matter if someone does have the latest released body or lens and someone else doesn't at the moment? You can still have a lot of fun and enjoyment from a 10D and a nifty fifty and maybe produce better images than someone who owns the super duper XYZ model.

Everyones circumstances are very different and they change as you go through life.

30 years ago when I got engaged, saving for our wedding and then later raising our children, paying off mortgage(s) paying for private education, braces for their teeth, sporting equipment for them, first cars for them etc etc etc great kit like what I have now would have been pie in the sky and just something to dream about.

Now after 35 years of working my backside off, mortgages paid off, the kids are all now living in their own homes, have well paying careers, my wife and I can indulge a little in things we went without for such a long time.

Who would resent that if I want to spend my money on my hobby (regardless of my ability) that I'm able to? Am I allowed to enjoy the fruits of my labour? Do I need to be judged :(


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Apr 08, 2012 06:56 |  #52

narlus wrote in post #14225194 (external link)
'stop chasing technology, you'll never catch it'


but you can certainly use it to its advantages...higher bit rate color depth, more dynamic range, lightning fast and accurate auto-focus, better color accuracy...what's not to like about advances in those areas?

I didn't say that there's nothing to like about advances in those areas. But there are plenty of people that chase technology, thinking that it will make them better photographers.

If you have the money to spend, by all means, spend it. If your current gear is lacking in a specific area, and new gear addresses that, and you can afford it, by all means, get the new gear. But getting new stuff just because it is new seems to be a never-ending chase.

I used to a ski quite a bit. I had a friend that I skiied w/ a lot, that bought new skis every year or two. We were out one day, w/ his brand new boards, and he couldn't understand how I was skiing so well on my 10 y/o skis. I think he was on his 6th or 7th pair of skis since I had gotten mine, yet we were both about the same ability, and had been skiing together for over 12 years. My skis worked fine, and I had focused on developing my skills. I could have taken a couple of really nice ski vacations for the extra money he spent on skis over that 10-year period.

Granted, I'm not trying to compare advancements in ski technology w/ advances in camera technology, but I think you get the point.


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Apr 08, 2012 07:28 |  #53

Mk1Racer wrote in post #14229291 (external link)
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Granted, I'm not trying to compare advancements in ski technology w/ advances in camera technology, but I think you get the point.

There are differences but also similarities.

Ski life IS limited. About 100 ski days... (that meant every 3 years in the past... this year's winter was an efic disaster...:cry:) Kinda like shutter life...

There are developments that affect skiing (Parabolic skis, mid fat skis) opening new areas (carving technique, powder skiing) to more people. Kinda like the new high ISO territory. With such a breadth of ISOs, the exposure triangle is now a proper triangle (lots of f-stops, shutter speeds, ISOs) allowing better use of DOF, freezing action/exposure and proper lighting.

And last but not least... if you want to be a better skier/photographer, you better spend money in lessons, regardless the level. You learn different things in different levels.


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Apr 08, 2012 08:46 as a reply to  @ MakisM1's post |  #54

As I've said in the past, if someone wants to buy 10,000 1D series Canon bodies to build an igloo, that's their prerogative. I used to collect stuff, so I understand the lack of rational as well as the fun involved, and if the mere process of buying gear makes someone happy, who am I to hold them back.

This said, there are still a few caveats to consider:

1. A site that is heavily gear-oriented can mislead newcomers to believe that attaining the latest or best is the automatic path to improvement. Lack of balanced perspective is usually never good.

2. The emphasis on technology overlooks the absolute fact that photography, as a whole, is not an appliance or a race car; it is not something whereby improvement is simply measured by stopwatches. To be sure, technology has benefitted certain types of photography, but an archaic pinhole camera can still produce a photo as wonderful as anything spit out by the most expensive DSLR. This should not be a surprise, as artistic quality is not directly proportional to or codependent on advances in technology.

3. Buying anything expensive just to feel superior (let a lone when one can't properly use said item) is pathetic.


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Apr 08, 2012 09:59 |  #55

bw!

sjones wrote in post #14229629 (external link)
As I've said in the past, if someone wants to buy 10,000 1D series Canon bodies to build an igloo, that's their prerogative. I used to collect stuff, so I understand the lack of rational as well as the fun involved, and if the mere process of buying gear makes someone happy, who am I to hold them back.

This said, there are still a few caveats to consider:

1. A site that is heavily gear-oriented can mislead newcomers to believe that attaining the latest or best is the automatic path to improvement. Lack of balanced perspective is usually never good.

2. The emphasis on technology overlooks the absolute fact that photography, as a whole, is not an appliance or a race car; it is not something whereby improvement is simply measured by stopwatches. To be sure, technology has benefitted certain types of photography, but an archaic pinhole camera can still produce a photo as wonderful as anything spit out by the most expensive DSLR. This should not be a surprise, as artistic quality is not directly proportional to or codependent on advances in technology.

3. Buying anything expensive just to feel superior (let a lone when one can't properly use said item) is pathetic.




  
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