The 6D is miles better , 5DII is 2008 technology to put it short.
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The scheduled initial ship date is officially the end of March 2012.
How does the 5DII AF compare to the T2i/550d or similar T3i/600d ?
Similar centre point ,lousy off-centre points ?
The individual points are similar in terms of performance between 5DII and the Rebel/xxxD cameras. The center is cross-type with one f/2.8 line and one f/5.6 line, outer points are single-orientation f/5.6 (vs. the 40D-60D cameras where the center point is a dual cross with f/5.6 orthogonal lines and f/2.8 diagonal lines, and the outer points are f/5.6 crosses).
However, the relative spread of the 5DII AF points is worse - in fact, the 5DII has the least AF point spread of any current Canon camera (including the T3/1100D). All of the others manage to get an AF point at least somewhere in the approximate neighborhood of a rule-of-thirds intersection, but the 5DII doesn't come close.
The center point on the 5DII is just about as good as the center point on the 50D. The off-center points are not nearly as effective as those on the 50D.
I'm seriously considering a Canon 24-70 f/2.8L as a "general use" lens (I've been using a Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 with a Rebel XT but recently upgraded the body to a 50D. In time I plan on upgrading to a full frame body such as the 5D Mk.II or Mk.III, or in addition to the 50D, keeping the latter as a back-up body) but have followed the rumors of a new 24-70 possibly arriving at some stage.
Is it normal for stores to have some warning above what you could find on this forum as to when they should start constraining their stock in time for an announcement/launch?
Have their been cases where the price has actually gone up? Anyone have a chart for the 5D?
The purpose of the 5D Mrk III is not:
- to be a great professional landscape camera
Landscaper Shooters who keep saying this is so popular.. please be realistic.
A real â€œproâ€ landscape photographer would be using medium or large format:
either 4â€ x 5â€ or 8â€ x 10â€ film (which is very affordable compared to digital a system),
a $12k+ Hasselblad cam system or $9,995 penta 645D. Im sure pentax and hasslblad arehaving a hard to meeting the demand for these cameras!