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Jaim924
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Message edited at 07/27/2013, 20:17:18 PM by Jaim924
Hello everyone! I'm fairly new to stock photography and I'm loving it so far. I currently own a Canon Rebel T3i and I'm looking to upgrade. While my camera does produce good quality images, I don't feel it's good enough for stock photography. I notice a decent amount of noise when I zoom up 100% in my pictures, even at a low ISO, like 100. I plan on purchasing a Canon 5D Mark II or a Canon 5D Mark III. I want a camera that's going to produce high quality images.

My question is, is there a big difference in quality between the 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III? Am I better off spending the extra money for the 5D Mark III?


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Wisconsinart
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Message posted at 07/28/2013, 10:59:18 AM by Wisconsinart
Noise can be caused by poor lighting or incorrect settings/exposure.

I don't know about other photographers but in my case I've learned to blame the photographer and not the camera.

Just sayin' make sure the money you spend will fix the issues.
Nikon D800, D100, Canon G15

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Astormfr
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Message posted at 07/28/2013, 16:10:49 PM by Astormfr
It is indeed wierd to have noise at 100ISO with a T3i.

To answer your question, image quality is not significantly different between the mark II and III (except at high ISO).

The main differences are:
- Better results at high ISO
- AF more powerfull
Canon EOS 5D mark III Canon 24-105 f4 L Canon 100 macro f2...

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Ivanderbiesen
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Message posted at 07/28/2013, 17:45:58 PM by Ivanderbiesen
I dealt with the same question a few weeks ago (but coming from an older Canon Rebel series version of camera). I got the same advice as astormfr gave here (and the other extra's on the Mkiii I can do on my laptop (HDR,...)). I decided to go for the Mkii and the money I saved I invested in a good L lens (since the good FF lenses might become quite pricy as well and a good body deserves a good lens).
Canon bodies (analog and digital) - Canon EF 24-7...

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Jaim924
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Message posted at 07/29/2013, 01:03:40 AM by Jaim924
Thank you everyone!! Appreciate the advice! I'm probably gonna go for the 5D Mark III just to be safe.


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Astormfr
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Message posted at 07/29/2013, 15:35:16 PM by Astormfr
If you can afford it, go ahead. You will not regret it, for sure.

As Ivan said don't forget the "good" lenses...
Canon EOS 5D mark III Canon 24-105 f4 L Canon 100 macro f2...

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