« on: April 20, 2012, 07:23:32 PM »
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!
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.