« on: March 28, 2012, 07:22:56 PM »
another tip i keep a small paint brush about 1inch across in my tripod bag so i can clean it down and brush any sand out
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I ordered one body only and one kit with 24-105 lens. I shot a wedding over the weekend and both cameras were perfect.how was the AF? did you just use center point of outer points as well? did you AFMA all your lenses and bodies before hand.
Thanks for the hardwork. When the rumors of the MK III were flying around, I decided that my upgrade criteria was sensor at least as good as my Mk II with the AF and speed of 7D. That was all I really needed and anything beyond that was a bonus. So, far I am loving it. So, my question is, how many of you are really going to be mad if there is no real IQ improvement over the Mk II?My main criteria on my wishlist for 5Dmk3 was
I really think it could be the raw converter, One thing is all of this was done using center point only. when i was shooting out in the field and using a variety of AF points (before doing this test) the results were all over the place. I'm still not sold on the AF yet but really need to spend more time with it to be fair.Executive summary:
I dont know if its still the raw converter being funny but I still think the 5D2 images are sharper, there is definately no mind blowing improvement at ISO100 at very best it's going to be line ball.
Before i started this test i did turn off all NR and the aberation reduction etc just incase any of that shinanigans affected the raws.
TEST 1 files are the best
TEST 2 shows this method of doing AFMA isnt the most accurate compared to test 1
TEST 3 just handheld shots as acheck most are at minimum shutter speed due to low light still I managed to keep it to iso 100 for all lenses except the 300f4L (they are a bit under exposed though)
Thanks Wicki! I wonder if the sharpness difference we are all seing between mkII and mkIII could be due to the RAW converter? Also, you mentionned you turned off the lens correction in camera, did you have a chance to see if the in camera lens correction impact the sharpness of the mkIII?
I am still puzzeled why the mkII had the edge on sharpness...
Thank-you for the hard work.LOL I am a dumb ass I left the cameras in AWB! I noticed the framing slightly different too which is strange as i made sure not to move the tripod when changing and particularly on the 70-200 as it was mounted to the tripod by the lens foot
I took a look at the 70-200 @ 70 Test 1 shots on a NEC PA241 wide gamut.
I notice that the white balance is different - the 5DmII at 4450 and the 5DmIII at 4600.
Attached a couple crops from the same images, 5DmII on top, 5DmIII on bottom.
Sharpness - They are very close, but I do see some artifact/pattern on the 5DmII side - especially in the "10" section. Its slightly there on the 5DmIII. Zoom up on the "9" and you'll see definite diagonal banding on the 5DmII. To be fair, it looks like the shots were not exactly the same size as the 5DmIII looks a bit wider (see the right side lineup).
Color - Also very close, but the very subtle shading - the stain above the "S" and the blue stripes, look fuller / slightly more saturated on the 5DmIII. The red blocks on the 5DmII look redder - could be the white balance.
Now this is just one sample crop. Interested in other analysis.
Please note, I used Adobe DNG Converter to clean process the 5DmIII CR2's. Its a clean convert I understand.
I think if there is going to be another FF this year it's going to be an uber MP monster not a bargain basement one
It is going to need more than just lots of megapixels if it wants to be stop the exodus to the D800.
i love street photography and would want to buy a dedicated street lens (maybe a prime over a L zoom). hoping to get a lens that i can use for street and music/concert photography. everyone just stares at you when you have a massive, white lens attached to a camera. i always feel awkward when that happens, doesnt help that the lens isnt a lightweight!
For the street pictures (I take people not scenes) I would use a 50f/1.4 or 85f/1.8 on the crop as you will look less intimidating from 20yds away
haha thanks i'll keep that in mind. looks like i might be buying from digital rev. however hong kong buy and sell seems reasonably. i havent checked their shipping and warranty details yet.
also is there a big different from buying a genuine canon product and something's that in a "white box"? there's no canon box and manual but i've read some reviews on amazon where 3rd party vendors sell them and the customers are happy with the "white box" product - after being refunded the difference.
another online store is dirt cheap cameras based in sydney. im trying to figure out if they sell genuine canon products or if it's grey imports.
no problems also the sigma is 2 and a half times cheaper and is still an amazing lens, easily my favourite
There seems to be some serious purple fringing going on in that sample. I just happened to have your 5D2 10028 test-1 sample up to compare it to. The image with the 10028 on the 5D2 looks much better, and sharper than the 5D3 with the Sigma Lens.
There are like a million of these online HK/china-based sellers - how do you suss out the 'good' and reputable ones from the bad