« on: June 22, 2012, 12:25:35 PM »
There's a light leak issue. Only 18MP (must suck). Shadow IQ is worse than 1Ds III. Images are "soft." Only takes 2 flash cards. Isn't mirrorless. D800's better.
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Again, lots of very useful stuff there - thank you all. Seriously looking at a 5D now, rather than a lens.
On the long lens argument (gosh, so sorry - I didn't mean to start a fight but really appreciate that you care ), I take the point on the 70-200 and will consider renting though there aren't many options locally.
I think I'd probably only use the 70-300 for outdoor candids from an unobtrusive distance. And I'm very happy to let the wifesistant lug it around.
Interesting comments on the wireless flash for the reception. I do have wireless triggers but had originally discounted it as too much faffing around, potentially intrusive and at risk of kids booting the light stands over. But I'll take them with me when I go to check the venue, see how it looks.
yeah try the image review and zooming on any other camera and then swapping to the 5Dmk3 and backjust sayin
I tend to use the same controls on all the bodies so this little differences get ignored
My brain cant cope with the 'which camera am I using today' analysis
drives one absolutely nuts i tell ya
... and changing iso in flight.
1D4 is set for auto iso, my others aren't
IIRC the 5DIII is different again
The 580ex ii is quite a lot cheaper than the 600 ex-rt. The 500ex ii is around £300 whereas the 600 ex-rt is £530. That's a fair bit of change.
From what I have read there are a few distinct advantages to the 600. One is the built-in AF-assist beam that works with the new AF system of the 5D Mark III and the 1DX, the other is the distance of radio controlled wireless transmission and another the fact that the flash do not need line of sight. Plus the backlit buttons are handy. There are more of course but these are some of the main ones. But there are also quite a few negatives too.
Are these improvements worth an extra GBP 230? You could get nearly two 500ex ii for the price of one 600 and that is brand new! As already mentioned they are cheaper used too.
If your doing landscapes, a full frame camera is the best. It has more resolving power that smaller sensored camera with Equivalent MP count.
If you have the budget a MK3 is the best.
If you have less to spend a 5d2 is the best.
If your strapped for cash, A 5Dc is a excellent choice and still a stunning camera.
Pick your poison.
Ah - Travel in style
Travel by pouch
Could fit a 1DX with 800mm in there as travel luggage
My account was debited on 3/16 (( and still waiting ((
Ummmmm. They shouldn't have debited your account until it ships. That's B&H's and Adorama's policy at least.
Yes, for domestic orders. For international orders, they charge when the order is placed...