All you Canon folks out there, are you excited about the Canon 5D Mark III? I already put my pre-order in for it. Will you get one? Any thoughts about the new camera?
The features I like is that it's dual memory, CF and SD. SD can be purchased just about anywhere and can be use directly with some laptops. The 61-point AF. The new camera still uses the same LP-E6 batteries as the 5D Mark II and 7D. No need to buy backup batteries.
On the one hand, this looks like another great camera with a much needed AF update. On the other hand, I just don't know how most stock photographers can justify this over APS-C (or smaller) cameras. I fail to see how a 5D with 4 more MP would get me any more revenue... Do many buyers care what camera was used? I sell as many shots from a Panasonic GF1...as my dslr
You are right. For stock only the 5d Mk III is a bit to.o.;-ooo much.
Johnnydao, good luck with the Mk III and don´t forget to tell us how works.
I think i will buy a Nikon D800 and a 5d Mark III. Than take the sensor out from the 5D and put it into the D800 and send it back. So i have the sensor from Mk III and the features from the D800, but only with the price of the Nikon.
How can i call my new toy ???? Nikon D5 Mkiii :-) or better Canon Mk 800 III
I've just taken the plunge and bought a Mark III having been using a 50D. Although the 50D was a very very good camera, the Mark III is a huge upgrade and I'd recommend the camera to anybody thinking of upgrading.
I think canon have just about thought of everything with this model and I'm glad they haven't become obsessed with Mega Pixels and have looked to improve the quality of individual pixels instead.
Will the camera mean I take better images? Possibly not, but I'll have a lot of fun trying!!!
There is a great comparison of thenew 5D and the Nikon D800 from thecamerastore.com in Calgary. Real world use on photoshoots. They were much impressed with the 5D's autofocus, but felt both were very capable cameras. Neither enough different to consider switching brands. Seemed like honest opinions...
I'm still well happy with my MKII, the MKIII will be my natural choice for upgrade as and when anything happens to my MKII. The new AF system would be my most desired upgraded, just that extra bit of speed the MKII seems to lack.
I don't know if I'm missing the point with the new 61 point AF system, am I missing any real importance here, I always tend to use the the center point only to focus on my main POI and simply recompose the shot before taking it?
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I have Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 beta. Right off the bat, Lightroom 4 and Camera Raw CS6 are unable to read the 5DM3 raw files. So I'm unable to import the files. What I end up doing is install the software that came with the 5DM3 and convert the *.CR2 files to 16bit TIFF / 350 dpi. I then worked on one of the TIFF file in PS CS6. I haven't had time to import all the files to LR4, but I'm sure it's not a problem now.
I've read that Adobe has LR 4.1 Candidate Release out. But, some people are still having issues with LR 4.1 reading 5dM3 raw files. In the meantime, I'll just convert to TIFF and work on the photos.
So far the point AF system is a lot wider in the 5DM3 compared to the 5DM2. It almost cover the entire area. No need to focus and recompose. I just select which point I want to use and shoot.
I'm still comparing the photo quality between the 5DM3 and 5DM2. I'll give updates when I can.
Quoted Message: Right off the bat, Lightroom 4 and Camera Raw CS6 are unable to read the 5DM3 raw files. So I`m unable to import the files.
That is a typical problem of early adopters, but I am sure Adobe will release soon an update to the ACR that will include Mark III files.
"So far the point AF system is a lot wider in the 5DM3 compared to the 5DM2. It almost cover the entire area. No need to focus and recompose. I just select which point I want to use and shoot."
That seems neat, is like what I do with Life View on my Mark II today, but I mostly use the Life View on a tripod, hand holding I never use it because I cant have a very nice grip with Life View (and it drains the battery quite fast) and the 9 points of focus dont cover the middle corners where the sweet spots of the rule of thirds are, so I quite often have to recompose, this have two problems, I have to press the exposure button after recomposing to have a proper exposure and hold it (and many times I forget this) and I am never sure I didnt loose the focus point after recomposing, if its a small one like the eyes, its quite often I realized in the end the focus was not really there anymore.
"I`m still comparing the photo quality between the 5DM3 and 5DM2. I`ll give updates when I can"
That would be highly apreciated, thank you very much Johnnydao!
Quoted Message: I`m still well happy with my MKII, the MKIII will be my natural choice for upgrade as and when anything happens to my MKII. The new AF system would be my most desired upgraded, just that extra bit of speed the MKII seems to lack.I don`t know if I`m missing the point with the new 61 point AF system, am I missing any real importance here, I always tend to use the the center point only to focus on my main POI and simply recompose the shot before taking it?
When I went to the 7D I was surprised how much better the AF was than my 40D. Not that it was more accurate, but that all the outer points being cross type meant they can all be relied on. Further, with so many points the potential that an AF point falls on the subject means no need to recompose (still manually selecting which point, though). For landscape not a big deal, but very handy for portraits. Further, at very wide apertures it means you don't shift focus recomposing. I suspect the 5D improvement will be similar...