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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Your advice for my first fullframe.
« on: April 20, 2012, 07:23:32 PM »
Hi all,

same old dilemma, I know, I hope nobody will be nerved by my question...
After the long long wait for the announcement of the 5dmk3, and after reading all the reviews, comparisons and forum discussions of the past month, I still cannot take a clear decision about which camera to buy between the 5dmkii and 5dmkiii. 

The point is: I'm just an amateur photographer, I definitely want to go for one of these two great cameras and no one else, but I could not use and test them to clearly make up my mind about the effective added value of the mk3 over the mk2.

As a professional photographer I would have NO doubts (mk3 for sure), but as amateur I am not really sure...

So, the question is mainly addressed to those of you who have already tried both cameras:
Considering the huge difference in price (1600€ here in Europe, means 2100USD!!), are the additional features (AF, IQ, silent mode, 6fps) really worth for an amateur?
Wouldn't it be better to spare all these money and invest them in some good lens/equipment?

thanks in advance!
mc

I'm looking at buying my first FF also.  I guess a person has to look at how much they want to spend and are those new features worth it to me.  I'm going for the 5d3 (otherwise it would of been the MKII).  I have some other gear I'm selling right now, so it's really paying for this upgrade.  If you don't feel the differences between the MK3 & MK2 are worth it to you, then by all means stick with the MK2, then like you said you can invest in better glass.  The big thing that I didn't like about the MK2 was the AF.  When possible I like to buy up-to-date so I can be current for a while.  This of course doesn't mean that the MK2 wouldn't be able to serve my needs as it has great IQ.  If money isn't a problem I'd go for the 3.  There are alot of amateurs who have better equipment than some pros.  It can be something you grow into.  ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MKIII vs 1Ds MKIII
« on: April 20, 2012, 05:53:43 PM »
I have to get the 1DsIII out of my head now, even though there are some great prices out there.  I need video too, so 5D3 it is. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why so much trust in DXO.
« on: April 20, 2012, 03:26:05 PM »
What's Nikon's 70-200 score?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark 2 .... 250 euros up
« on: April 20, 2012, 11:03:40 AM »
i was ready to buy my second 5D Mark 2 (backup body) and just noticed that the price has raised from 1679 to 1929 at amazon.
i checked two weeks ago the last time.

and it´s not only amazon who raised the price.... it seems the 5D MK2 is still selling strong.

Maybe because of the higher price of the MK3, which might make some people think the MK2 is a good deal now.  Supply and demand.

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Come on guys, competition is good for all of us, and now it's time for the other camp to rejoice a little.  Just look at the overall figures, Nikon had to jumpstart sales. ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« on: April 19, 2012, 09:27:58 PM »
For the guys/gals that use just primes with cameras such as the 1DsIII and the 5D3, what are your reasons behind that (sharper, faster, etc)?

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The more you stoke the fire, the bigger it gets. ;)

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Lenses / Re: Which 70-200?
« on: April 18, 2012, 04:17:34 PM »
Agree with the comments for the MKII.  I'm buying new gear and the first one I'm going to get is the 70-200II, and maybe the 24-70II.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« on: April 18, 2012, 12:16:04 PM »
The 70-200 II is amazing.  The 24-105 is good at what it does, but just isn't in the same category.

On the wider side, have you looked at the 24L II?  Yes, the 85 1.2 is also pretty stunning, but if you're also picking up a 70-200, you've already got that focal range covered (without the extreme buttery DOF of the 85, but it's covered).  70-200 II and 24L II is one of my favorite combos. 

For reference, I also have the 16-35L, 35L, 85LII, 100L, 24-105L, 50 1.4 - they're all great - but if I had to pick just two to cover "everything", I'd take the 70-200 II and the 24L II.  But that's just me

What are your thoughts on the 24-70 (and the new II coming out)?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Ordered the 5d3
« on: April 18, 2012, 10:57:30 AM »
I was just at a dealer the other day and he said that Canon has stopped shipments.  A fix is in the works.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« on: April 18, 2012, 10:47:51 AM »
Sounds like a good plan. An additional fast prime could be a nice option as well, as long as the 24-70 II is not available yet the 50 1.2L should be a good choice and will always be.

I know there are a few guys that just have primes.  The only reason I'm able to go this route right now is because I'm selling some other gear. ;)  The 85 1.2 is supposed to be pretty sweet also.

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I just talked to a dealer today and he said that Canon has stopped shipments.  So i guess there is a fix in the works.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« on: April 17, 2012, 04:02:58 PM »
I haven't seen the specs on the 24-70II, maybe IS?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« on: April 17, 2012, 03:10:05 PM »
What do you guys think, go for the 5D mk3 kit and get the 24-105, or the body with the 70-200 2.8II and maybe the 24-70II when it comes out?  Also you can use the 1.4x on the 70-200.  I think the latter will cover most of the range.  Sometime down the road a wide too.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MKIII vs 1Ds MKIII
« on: April 17, 2012, 02:43:08 PM »
I still don't see how the 1Dx is an "upgrade" from the previous top shelf pro model.

I feel that the 1D4 is better value for money for sports/wildlife, 5DIII better as a general purpose body

There will be a few people that need the extra fps and better low light of the 1DX

So what do you think, Canon coming out with a high MP camera?  Just like the 1DsIII when it was king of the hill for res.  Canon has been ahead up to now and nothing was said until the 800 showed up with 36MP, lol.

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