1. Is anybody aware of the stronger AA filter?
2. Or the fact that raw files at high ISO are not that different - according to DPreview samples -between 5D2 and 5D3? Are all of you shooting jpgs only and are so impressed with 5D3?
In order to not be misunderstood: I am interested in 5D3 too. I am just having second thoughts ...
I upgraded from the 5DII to a 5DIII. Well worth it in every respect! AF performance, FPS, customizable menus, etc...
And yes... noise. It is a huge upgrade from the 5DII. I will admit that at a glance the noise improvement does not appear that significant and DP Review samples indicate this. The part that makes them very different is the quality of the noise and the detail retained at higher ISO.
With the 5DIII the noise is a white pixel noise with very little color noise. I find this is much easier to work with and eliminate in post processing without heavy NR.... however the big thing for me is that there is so much more detail to work with. Edge detail really falls off on the 5DII after you get above ISO 3200 while the 5DIII just holds on right up through 12,800. Even after reducing noise on high ISO shots with a 5DIII the details are amazing.
Without reservation... it is well worth the $$$. (I even sold my 1DIV to pick up another 5DIII !)