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I've shot 4 bands/DJs now with the 5DMKIII and I must say, it is very superior to my 7D in most every way. 

This shot at 12800 ISO especially shows how with just a little raw processing you can get very clean images out of this camera:

I have not had focusing issues:
I agree with some of you saying it's likely the photog and not the gear....

Here you can see some 30+ shows I shot w/ my 7D and then the 4 most recent with the 5DMKIII and see the difference. 

http://mattappsphotography.com/bands

The only new lens I got with the 5DMKIII was the 16-35, which is obviously great as well (I used the 10-22 on the 7D).  Otherwise, all the lenses were pretty much the same.

I can't recommend the 5DMKIII enough, but obviously 3500 isn't small potatoes. 

Low-light is tough, and expecting the camera to do all the work isn't realistic.  Human skill with that camera, however, does make for some compelling work.


Great shots!


Agreed, 12800 looks good.

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I read those too and thought it was funny. ;D ;)
Really? So what was funny about it?

Funny in the sense that it's nice to see there are problems in the other camp also.
Yeah, that's what I thought you meant.
Why is that nice? Are Nikon users bad people? You don't want them to be able to use their cameras properly?

Heh, it was a joke, of course Nikon people aren't bad.  Nothing malicious was meant by that.  Since there was so much going on here, it was nice to see that we weren't the only ones.  As in don't be pointing fingers over here when you have to look at your own house first.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New monitor
« on: April 27, 2012, 12:57:25 PM »
I just want to add Apple 27" 2560x1440 cinema LED display to the mix. It's pricey, but it's worth every penny. As far as I'm concerned there's no other monitor I'd rather have (and I'm not a Mac guy) I actually have it hooked up to a PC (no problems there) since I run all my stuff (LR, CS5 etc) on Windows 7. I thought the glossy screen would bother me, but I now understand why it's necessary. It's the equivalent of removing the AA filter from your camera sensor :-) I think all Dell alternatives have the regular non-glossy coating which blurs the picture slightly.

Oh and by the way - once you go 2560x1440 you dont go back to 1080p

I have to agree with you on that one, the Apple monitors are gorgeous.  Just take a look at the new iPad's screen.

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Hmmm, was there alot of complaining until the D3X showed up?  They had to wait over a year before 24.5mp came along.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice: On buying 5D3.
« on: April 26, 2012, 10:52:28 PM »
That really depends on who you talk to.  Some say the 800, some will say the MKIII.  I still hear more that the 5DIII is a better 'all around' camera.  I have a choice also and at this point in time it's the MKIII. 

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CSTMG.  ;D

(Can't Switch, Too Much GLass)

You wouldn't anyways. ;)

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I read those too and thought it was funny. ;D ;)
Really? So what was funny about it?

Funny in the sense that it's nice to see there are problems in the other camp also.

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I have just spent close to three hours reviewing the Nikon Rumors blog entries on the Nikon D800, and the horror stories of several users that have received their brand new D800s bodies only to experience several functional issues included but not limited to out-of-focus on certain high-end lenses, white/black dots on photos specially on long exposures, black dots on sensor (oil drops/debris) from factory shipped cameras, on/off lockup, green tint of LCD display, hiss on audio recording, flash not triggering, and others... Here is the link to the blogs which describes these functional issues...

http://nikonrumors.com/forum/topic.php?id=5517

After reading and assessing these functional issues, and considering that every newly released product may be subject to functional "bugs" which may or may had not been discovered and/or detected during the beta testings; it is my opinion that the severity of the initial handful of functional issues that some users are experiencing with their Canon 5D Mark III are not even close to the pile of serious and critical malfunctions that the D800 is having...


I read those too and thought it was funny. ;D ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: refurbished 5d2 back in stock at Canon
« on: April 26, 2012, 12:51:18 AM »
I could get a new one right now for just over 2 grand.  FS price matches + 10% of difference.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: refurbished 5d2 back in stock at Canon
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:47:17 AM »
I wonder when is the price going down for a brand new 5d2..
In christmas got to its lowest price ever, is it gonna get to that price again?

What was it again last Xmas, around $1900?  Most likely supply & demand, if the MK3 is alittle pricey for some then maybe the MK2 will jump a bit or hold it's own.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« on: April 24, 2012, 07:05:37 PM »
I don't think it was mentioned yet, ask if he has a copy of the receipt for peace of mind and obviously warranty purposes. I have bought most of my gear off of CL with no issues but the max transaction in my case were my lenses around 1k each (70-200f4is/135L/17-55) and my 40D for $850 with receipt.

I'll let the 40D go for $750 if anyone is interested  ;D, I kid, I kid...

Wait, I have a 40D...$600 inc a grip! :D

 ;)

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Canon seems to be an inferior Value, looking at it's higher price. The same feature set at $2700 would have been a lot more palatable... and then they could have released the 40mp 3D at $3800 and people would have gone for it, this would have outflanked the D800 on both ends.

Fair enough - value for money is a relevant issue.
But consider this: Canon has a massive customer base already. People who've invested in lots of glass etc etc. They know that photographers at this level (as opposed to entry-level DSLRs) simply go and buy the next generation of Canon when they feel they need to. They're not likely to swap allegiances because of a few hundred dollars.

Nikon OTOH has to aim for increasing their market share, being a little way behind. They fumbled the ball a couple of times early on in the DSLR race and have suffered ever since.

So - how do they convince newcomers to the higher end to buy Nikon?
By having something really AMAZING (36MP) and, amazingly, cheaper than the equivalent Canon! Now that is some smart marketing.
It costs them, as their margins will be a little leaner than Canon's, but they're going for touhdown, there's no other way to play this game.

So in fact the two big guns have made totally logical decisions in terms of both technology and pricing. Based on their present market situations.

And quite simply, these are both (5D3 and D800) absolutely amazing cameras.

Exactly, and it will just go back and forth.  IMO there are basically two camps, and they are fairly loyal followers.  So you probably won't see too many 'jump the boat' because of one camera, because the next release will be that much better again.  There certainly will be the ones that are on the fence deciding which way to go, but the majority have chosen.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: refurbished 5d2 back in stock at Canon
« on: April 24, 2012, 10:47:57 AM »
Hmmm, if it's within 2-$300 of new, I'd go new.

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Did you get the camera and then add the 70-200 or just the 70-200 on its own?  Reason I ask is the 24-105 is considerably more when purchased separately

Sorry I don't have mine yet.  Up to a week ago I was still contemplating on getting a 1DsIII.  The reason I'm getting the 70-200II is that it's sharper than the 24-105 and then I can look at getting the 24-70II. ;)  I think a person will save around $400 when purchasing the 24-105 in a kit.  I don't think you can get a 70-200 in a 5DIII kit (at least not around here).

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Good price.  I thought about the kit lens but decided to go with the 70-200II.  This way I can think about getting the 24-70II also.

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