yeah, I'm finding everything is all over the shop at the moment. Kinda hard to follow a particular thread.
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Your topic is in the wrong section, BTW. It is not a rumor.
Funny story. I've never had ANYTHING to complain about the Mark II. In fact it's the best camera I own.
Great, I MEAN GREAT IMAGE QUALITY;
never had much problem with AF, you just have to learn how to use it;
battery life is great;
LCD is great;
body is built like a rock;
video is GREAT for what it is... (and I run two webshows based on it)
So I don't see much of a point upgrading to the Mark III.
Most stablished 35mm photographers that I know and own a half-life Mark II agrees with me.
Can't see this being a big hit.
haHA! What a show off.
It's only money. Show us a nice pic you took instead.
I'm so tired of hearing people flip flopping and getting up on their soap box and announcing "Canon loses" or "I'm going to Nikon". How does it REALLY matter?
Hell, the most moving and memorable images burned into the minds of most people on our planet, let's say "Top 100 photos of all time", are most likely ALL film. Taken decades (or longer) ago, on cameras that are laughable compared to ANYTHING we have now. In terms of features, abilities and technology, even usability and reliability. What does that say, truly, about GOOD photography that MATTERS?
Are you a photographer, or are you a tech head who actually doesn't REQUIRE any of this because it the D800, 1DX, D4, or digital Hassleblad won't make your images truly any better.
I for one, based on these rumored specs, are OK with the 5D Mark III. Assuming they're even real specs. I make a living off of photography, I do various types. Mostly portraits, some fashion and beauty, and documentary work (along with weddings in the summer months). I also print my work, large, for galleries and clients, on various mediums such as photo paper, canvas and fine art materials (even metal and wood once).
We don't know the DR, we don't know the ISO, and we don't a ton of other stuff, let alone the ACTUAL specs (again, this is a rumor, a CR3'd rumor, but still a rumor).
It's just so hilarious to sit here for days, have a coffee, read through some rumors, see what other photographers are saying about them... you get a few different types of people really. The most comical is the person, on any forum really, who types up a bunch of garbage about switching systems, or being so fed up with the changes, or lack of changes. OK, fine. How in the world is any other camera going to make your photos better? How is getting the 5D3, or NOT, going to make you a better photographer? The D800E, D800, 1Dx, D4? Answer: it won't help.
The reason why, on twitter and other bigger forums, you don't see the seasoned pros or working photographers complaining about much, is because they understand this simple notion. You get caught up in all the gear talk, and all the #s, and it truly, at the end of the day, doesn't mean much. The reason we get new cameras, and want to "upgrade" is because we can, and because sometimes it gives us new tools, and it's fun to have new things that we truly love, like cameras and lenses. But we never should lie to ourselves and say or believe that owning the 5D3, or a PhaseOne, or D4 is going to make us a better photographer.
No one is going to look back on their career, put up a gallery show and say "right here, this is when you can tell I got the 5D3, or switched to the D800, it shows in my work". Blah blah blah.
I don't even believe most of what I read when you have someone boasting about changing sides or "needing" something MORE, MORE MORE! Always MORE!
No one is ever truly happy, right? I say.... I can't wait for what Canon, Nikon or anyone else brings us. If we can properly use any of these tools, then let's go for it, but let's not pretend it means much more.
My 5D2 has been through hell, I bought it the month it was on the market. It's so banged up and wonderfully used. My back up is an old 40D, which I never use, and has had some problems before. I don't trust it. Getting a 5D3, or the 1Dx makes sense for me in a lot of ways, but I'm not going to pretend it is going to make me a better photographer, or make my work more accessible to clients or galleries.
Hard to say. For most people however I'd say: keep the 5d II and spend some $$$ on developing photo skills . I do this too and it's much more helpful than just some new stuff.
Behold. The time has come.
I'm just chuffed to comment first on what will no doubt go on for about 20 pages now...
First comment was definitely a CR3!
Who knows what will happen with the prices after an announcement. There will either be a saturated 2nd hand market for 5DMKII's thus them dropping considerably in price. Or everyone will decide that the 5DMKII is good enough for them, they don't want the MKIII and the demand (and therefore the price) of used MKII bodies go up.
Bit of a gamble! My guess is you'd be able to get a brand spanking new body for $1800 next week.
With this CR3 does that mean an end to the high mp version rumour? and does this suggest no response to the (E)? Don’t need the higher mp’s myself, just asking, but no reaction to the d800e I find more interesting.
If high iso raw is better than current mkii then these base specs (without the detail) look favourable to the d800 to me.
As for the price, rumoured to be around $3500 which is £2235 the D800 pre-order at warehouse express is £2399.00 so apart from the uk vat man am I missing something here?
Looking forward to seeing the raw iso comparisons, hope we don't have to wait to long for them!
I, for one, wish the 5d III had higher MP. I feel like the IQ will essentially be the same as the current 5dII that I own. ISO performance will be certainly better, and AF will kick serious but. However, it is a little curious to me that the MP as essentially the same. What I am saying, simply, is that the 1d3 and the 5dIII may be close to the SAME CAMERA!! Think about AF, frames per second, and MP. Then it becomes more curious.
Maybe I will keep my 5dII, which I am content with, and invest in new glass to be released soon. This may be my best bet. I just hate to keep a depreciating asset when I could afford to sell and upgrade for about $1,000--the price I would get for my D7000 that I never shoot. AF is not important to me because I do 90% landscapes. But I will withhold judgement until the "Official" release. We could be in for a huge surprise.
Question - do you have a problem with the image quality of the current 5D?
I totally agree with the original post there. And although I guess it's all down to personal circumstances and the way we feel about new acquisitions for all the examples you give I can only say that: I have never purchased a new car - always second hand (the car market especially is prone to serious devaluation within a very short time indeed) I had to re-build my computer over christmas: Again, I bought components that were top notch but not the newest models and managed to re-build my setup for £170 that way. I am a graphic designer by trade so we're not talking a glorified netbook here...
I do think there is something to be said for letting the dust settle and being a little patient at times. Having said that, I also understand that serious pros must keep up with the technological advances in order to stay ahead in the market. If your income and profession allows it, sure be the first in line. Me, I'm happy being the patient kind. Although I am very intrigued to find out what's round the corner in camp Canon!
Fair enough. From my experience, with used stuff, especially cars, I find that if a car is for sale used, there is a perfectly good reason it is for sale... not all of them are bad... but a lot of unknowns go into that purchase and if it's a private sale where there may be 4-5 other people looking at that car, you may have even less time to make your mind up. With new cars, you get a beautiful thing called a warranty... If anything breaks... if anything could potentially become a hazard (except for toyota last year), They fix it on their dime. Computers I've never built my own but know a few who have... While I commend them for that, and am sure they are better machines than my 1 year old imac, I know if anything happens God forbid, apple will take care of me. If this camera has even half of my wishlist for this camera, I'm selling my 5d2 immediately to finance this camera because professionally I cannot afford not to.