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I am also worried about missing out on the advantage of having a cropped sensor. 

I signed up an account just to comment on this.  There is *no* advantage to a crop sensor.  How would you feel if you had FF camera, but the camera cropped the picture before it saved it to the card?  You would feel cheated!  Same deal, only it's a physical limitation.

Source:  I am a senior optical engineer.

Oh oh... popcorn out and sitting comfortably  ::)

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param lovely photograph, can’t put my finger on why, but I love the composition and light & colour. Thank you for posting most enjoyable.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2599 via eBay
« on: December 08, 2012, 02:08:37 PM »
£1919 that's GB pounds! :o that's fantastic and surely a much safer bet

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After you've used it for a while please post back and let us know how the camera is. Everything I read when I had the same question came out on the side of 'don't do it' so I'd be real happy to be able to use my old but powerful sunpak  ;D

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I've have an old sunpak hammerhead, as previous poster Don't do it!
the Wein safesync is right but I decided not worth the risk even with that and got a 430

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I think the thing that may have caused the confusion is that EV is often used interchangeably with "stops". There are countless cameras out there that adjust exposure compensation in EV values relative to the current setting, not the absolute standard EV value. I should have described it as relative stops instead, but though the results were still meaningful. I approached it from the perspective of an experienced wedding photographer who has been frustrated with the single point in low light.

As to your quandary about the 5Diii vs 6D, let me ask you this. What kind of shooting are you primarily going to do?

MM

Good question, a big old mixture is the answer I guess! over the years in no particular order architecture/family/aircraft/motor racing.
Next year unusually I have several events weddings/anniversaries/big holidays which are important to me and are without doubt a major driver to new kit. So stuff like the 5D3 flash AF assist issues and low light single point AF are important. That and I’m fed up camera sharing with my daughter. I have SD cards but the 5D3 doesn’t have fast SD, why Canon why!! I do like the faster fps but I want to be confident of focus in low light so lean towards 6D and the IQ looks a little better from what I’ve seen so far, but would the difference be seen on 20x16s I doubt it. I love prints, 20x16 max, If I get a few a year I consider worthy of my wall (yes wife has given me a wall in the house) I’m a happy bunny.
Overall I totally get what a well rounded camera the 5D3 is but boy are there things that just niggle. I love the thought of a camera that I really have to work at learning how to use I think the 5D3 AF system is a challenge, I want to have fun growing into it. I’m thinking of renting over Christmas but I really would prefer putting that money toward glass.

mmmm, you know I think this all boils down to for the most part that I’d be fine with either camera but which camera works best for those special events and that’s where I’m finding AF differences frustrating. The 5d3 should be a no brainer but it just isn’t…… aaarrrgggg

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I actually really do appreciate any testing especially real world as I’m very much in the 6D – 5D3 quandary right now but have time on my side. I’m not questioning the effort put in or the results, I just don’t understand the results, apologies for not articulating that very well.

I thought the 6D autofocus in -3EV conditions was a one stop improvement over the 5d Mark III and a two stop improvement over the 5D Mark II? I don't know about the Nikon.
I don't really get testing beyond the rated limit, maybe I missunderstand further explaination of the -7EV thing would be much appreciated. I also seem to recall a video from DigitalRev (in the boxing ring) where the 5D3 excelled against the D600 no where near -3EV?

I watched that vid ---- it was testing the servo tracking of the 3 though, this is one shot focus mode

and that’s the sort of thing that confuses me how can a camera that by all account blows the socks off the D600 in AF Servo tracking not do the same in single point. Does the sensitivity of the points change somehow or is it down to software algorithms in which case isn’t single point the simplest scenario?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MkIII instructions - Rant !!
« on: December 06, 2012, 07:56:48 AM »
They probably have to have a lot of that stuff for legal reasons too. Was there not a story in America where a manufacturer got sued when the owner got up out of the drivers seat to make a coffee or something and it crashed, wasn't in the owners manual that you couldn't do this!  :o ;D

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I thought the 6D autofocus in -3EV conditions was a one stop improvement over the 5d Mark III and a two stop improvement over the 5D Mark II? I don't know about the Nikon.
I don't really get testing beyond the rated limit, maybe I missunderstand further explaination of the -7EV thing would be much appreciated. I also seem to recall a video from DigitalRev (in the boxing ring) where the 5D3 excelled against the D600 no where near -3EV?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:40:46 AM »
Ok just read through that....

Any chance of some low and high ISO production Raws to have a look at....... pretty please please

and what's the version number of DPP thats in the box?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:33:15 AM »
Ooops just saw the other post with Raws 8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:32:15 AM »
Any chance of some low and high ISO Raws to have a look at....... pretty please :D

Are you all using DPP that came with camers to convert or is the format the same as the 5D3?


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M or ...???
« on: November 28, 2012, 03:20:49 PM »
It never ceases to amaze me how wife’s on this forum aren’t capable of picking there own cameras.
Go on take her to a camera shop and let her decide. Who’s the camera really for?

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United Kingdom & Ireland / Re: Canon 5D MkIII UK Price Drop
« on: November 26, 2012, 04:01:36 PM »
Jessops have had it for 2339 for a couple of weeks now and combined with the half price BG-E11 Battery Grip (150) is a pretty good deal for a local bricks  mortar store……. and then I look at DigitalRev :-[

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Camera Store's Canon EOS M Hands-On Field Test
« on: November 26, 2012, 03:51:49 PM »
nope, just honest.

I'd have gone with pathetic runt of a pointless little camera but that's probably a little over the top  ;D

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