Here are ISO 2000 (1DX and 5D3) and 5000 (1D4).
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Hey guys, maybe some insight here, maybe a good deal for someone, not sure. I purchased a 5DM3 kit at B&H on March 30, in that time I have been waiting for the mixed accessories to become available, as I typically shoot off a tripod (Using RRS brackets...Not yet available) and use a remote flash (New ST-E3-RT + 600EX's) and have just got to the season where we can do the photography that I purchased the camera for, night time tarpon fishing. We have tested the 5DM3, as it is a marvelous camera for daytime shooting, it is not delivering the results we hoped for, especially in the area of AF and IQ. When shooting at night, ISO is a big factor, and both cameras (based on results I have seen) appear to be the same, but the actual ability for the camera to focus and do it quickly, for what we are shooting, which you have a split second reaction time to capture the moment, is failing. I contacted B&H today, and they were not able to help me, in either a return or exchange, so I am asking here, if anyone has any insight on how I can deal with this (Minus just buying a 1DX on top of what I have already spent). I asked them if they could work with me, as since 3/30 i had spent $23,000 in their shop. They said it had been too long, nothing they could do. I would be more than willing to part with my equipment for a discounted price, so that I can efficiently make the needed upgrade. I am really up against a wall here as I desperately need the right tool for the job. Can anyone shed some light on this doom situation I have? Thanks in advance!
I was all set to buy the 5DIII from B&H for $3350, but it's back to $3500 now for some reason. Amazon is back to $3500 now too. What gives? I'm definitely not buying it without the warranty. Anybody know another place to get it for around the $3350 mark that is authorized by Canon?
$3350 vs. $3500. That $150 concern will be dispelled quickly once you begin shooting with your 5D Mark III. I guarantee it (just like the guy on the Burlington Coat Factory commercial).
Isn't the commercial you are referring to The Men's Warehouse? "You're gonna like the way you look, I guarantee it!"
I may be wrong.
How's the wakeup time compared to the 5d3? I'm still very annoyed and puzzled the 5d needs a week to wake up...
Doesn't matter where you buy, it's still an inventory unit produced by Canon. They get their markup from the
initial sale to a distributor, to a dealer or direct channel (where they get the dealer's share also). The pricing
on the 5DMkIII is Canon's call - but a Nikon 800 at $2999 is appealing to a number of current Canon users.
As Canon releases more MarkII lenses with a 100% price increase from the "older" models - buying all new
lenses for an 800 is not as terrifying as it once was (and still is!),
IMO a camera has to be appealing for certain reasons, not necessarily price. If I was just shooting portraits or landscapes then yes, the 800 would be appealing. Take the 5dIII, it's appeal for me is all about the AF, high ISO, FPS, crunching power, etc. People will argue that it's $500 more. That's true but the cameras are not the same. Comparing the features, the 5DIII is worth the extra 500 bucks, and for my needs it's a better all-round camera.
It shouldn't be doing it when the camera is powering up, although normally when it's powered off (by the switch, not always when it does it automatic timeout shutdown) it should perform the self-cleaning.
Could you also take a RAW image of the church from each camera? It'd be great to dig into it.
On a ff the 200 f/2 is the lens to beat