« on: July 29, 2013, 05:15:00 AM »
well i have the mark 2 and for some time after the announcement of mark 3 i was hesitant about the upgrade. a month later a friend of mine got the mark 3 and i got to play with it. given the fact that im a landscape photographer, the only perk the mark 3 could give me over the older model is it's slightly better performance at high ISO. i could care less about the new AF or slightly better weather sealing (although given the amount of threads opened about failed weathersealing on mark 3's, i dont think it's nearly as good as advertised).
i think your purchase should heavily depend on the kind of shooter you are. i would highly recommend the mark 3 to any all around serious amateur that would benefit from both the good iso performance as well as the new AF and speedy burst rate. today several of my friends own it (4 to be exact), 3 of them have families and they cant get enough of this camera when shooting their kids in dynamic environment. the 4th is a landscape and macro photographer like me who upgraded from 7D
right now, the only thing holding me back from switching to D800E is the fact i'm heavily invested in lenses. i would rather wait and see what canon comes up with next year, for now my mark 2 fits my needs almost perfectly ( i could benefit from some of mark 3 advantages but i dont think the upgrade is worth the price differential for me)