Where did all the people go that thought the 5d3 was soft? Did the problem go away? Or did the people who thought so?
Because I still think the 5d3 shots are softer than the 5d2, to the point like it feels like I should have glasses on to make them properly sharp..
They have detail and the images (other than sharpness) is just wonderful. But it feels like all my lenses have been downgraded.
And NO it's not a microadjustment issue or "the new complex af system". It's the sensor I guess...
I'm having the same problems. Did you get your camera as soon as it was released. I posted a similar post that I was disappointed with the images coming out soft and took in several suggestions about the new AF and AFMA and still no avail. I was one of the first people in my country to get me hands on one so I'm starting to think maybe I just got a lemon.
I don't think your camera is faulty, neither is mine, but there is something off with the new sensor.
I also think the noise was way less on the 5d2 in the 100-400 range. I had NO noise on the 5d2 and now I have to use NR at 100 iso.. And yes, I have turned nr off when checking for detail and sharpness.
I am kind of dissapointed in the 5d3. It is a HUGE and FANTASTIC upgrade in nearly all aspects, absolutely everything excpet IQ is waaay better than any previous Canon. But the noisy shadows at 100-800 iso's compared to the 5d2 and the softness is very strange and very annoying. How can Canon seriously make a camera with 1 mp more and much softer images? I feel like I could have gotten by with cheaper lenses, because a good portion of the difference up to the one's I have have evened out.
Shouldn't be like that..
Here's an example done with LV and flash:
5d3 is the soft one..