I use Aperture 3 and like the functionality and logic of the interface- but then Apple is just more intuitive to me. When I first received the 5D mIII, Aperture 3 did not have RAW support for it yet and there was a free LR4 demo out there that did. So I got to play around in LR4 with the Raw picts. Ive since gone back to Aperture 3 just because I fully understand how to use it..... BUT I did notice that LR4 produced pictures with what seemed like... Finer(?) lines VS Aperture where the picts look good but some how not as... Crisp(?). I don't have the Camera vocabulary to describe this properly. The gradient filter in LR4 is a wonderful tool, as is the lens correction tool and LR4 seems to process noise better as well. But at the end of the day I use Aperture 3, its easy, intuitive, and logical in regards to archiving albums and projects.
5D III without a doubt. I moved from the 30D to the 7D and was blown away with the detail but the noise was something to deal with and I guess that is what you are grappling with when you say "functional" ISO. Now I have the 5Dm III and, well look, you can shoot well into 3200 iso and not have to edit too much to clean the little things.
I had a third party grip for my 7D. It had a slot in it where you could put the battery door (that you have to take off the camera). It was nice to be able to keep everything together. Does the canon BG-11 have this?
The Guy on Digitalrev.com does a good video about this. He does however come at the question from a very different angle. That is to say less technical point of view then some of the replies above. I'm not making fun of any one- it's just that he (he's called Kai) talks about how the lens feels and how 50mm is a kind of natural field of view on a FF camera. If I had any real computer skills I would leave the specific URL here, but you know google Digitalrev.com and 50mm and theirs are among the first videos come up.
bluegreenturtle Thanks for the link. So let me see if I understand... when shooting 1080 30p @ 1/30 I'm in effect smudging the picture?
You see I'm a TV camera man I shoot on the station's Sony XDCAM-HD 1080 60I (soon to be laid off, now getting work with 5Dm III), I'm coming at this from a video point of view. When we add shutter speed the video my TV Eye sees jitter and we will add this for effect or to be better able to slowmo in post. I should just let the "Jitters" go and I'll get crisper video, yes?
I'll be shooting video with my new 5D III and I keep reading that I should double the frames per second 30p/25p/24p to get the proper shutter speed: 30p->1/60 25p->1/50(PAL) and 24p->1/50 (closest speed).
SO my question is why and that I might better understand, what is the logic behind this?
Shooting 1080/30p I find that shutter speeds over 1/60 look very Jittery and I know that that can be used as an effect or look. I guess I find 1/60 a little jittery as well, so I windup shooting at 1/30- am I making a mistake?
If Apple doesn't get their act together as far as Aperture 3 recognizing 5D III RAW files I might have to jump ship. Aperture 3 freezes on me a lot. So far Lr 4 is smooth, I just have some interface learning to do.
Mine seems fine except for the blown/Hot pixel. I did the "manual sensor cleaning thing" Cap on put it in manual clean mode for about a min. I guess it remaps the sensor and covers the hot pixel? Well it worked