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get the mrk iii with the latest Tech. You will loose some reach, but iq, fps, and 61pts af are great. One less body to carry around.
Cortection. IQ (sharpness, DR, e.t.c) is exactly the same between the 5D2 and 5D3, unless you are into shooting above ISO 3500.I say skip the 5D3. Improved AF and FPS alone is not worth it.

"Cortection. IQ (sharpness, DR, e.t.c) is exactly the same between the 5D2 and 5D3" ==> Base on what? Let me guess....DP told you ;D

"unless you are into shooting above ISO 3500" ===> So why do you want mrk II AGAIN???

Have you try mrk III yet? Better AF, faster frame rate, and better ISO(low light)...pls don't tell me these features are NOT worth it.

They certainly are worth it.  That's why I have the 5D Mark III.  As a third body, however, I am going to get a 5D Mark II just because of the resolution and price.  I owned one before and I think I'd rather have that as a true backup body in addition to my 5D Mark III and 1D Mark IV.  Where am I going with this?  Well, I love the 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III so much, my answer would be to do the trade :) then save up more money and buy a backup 5D Mark II down the road.  Hey, that's just me, haha.

Lenses / Re: 85L
« on: June 06, 2012, 05:32:10 PM »
:)  It is wonderful day for I bought 85L with UV by 2018 USD today in Hongkong!

Today is wonderful??  Wait until you start taking photos with it.  The days shall get better :)

EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon 3D - how much and who would
« on: June 06, 2012, 05:31:19 PM »
My 5D3's resolution is plenty for me, so no, I have zero interest in a mega megapixel body that costs an arm and a leg :)

I realised how insignificant resolution was to me when I moved from a 10MP 40D to the 22MP 5D3, and didn't really notice the change in image size (other than file size).

Really??  I do a lot of cropping and printing and I notice a HUGE difference between my 5D Mark III and 1D Mark IV (22 vs 16).  Guess it depends on how "far" you need to go.

EOS Bodies / Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« on: June 06, 2012, 01:11:08 PM »
If you want the highest prices, you'll have to sell privately, ebay, amazon (not so private), craiglist, etc.  Selling to a professional store such as Adorama, you'll only get 70% of the used price, whereas other places you can get more money.  You're right though, the 5D Mark III price isn't going anywhere.  However, if you think you'll suddenly have greater experiences and greater IQ changing to Nikon, you're in for big disappointment.  If however, you are going for price, good luck to you.  You may be able to purchase a Nikon camera at similar capability of the 5D Mark III and cheaper the price.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X [CR2]
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:34:44 AM »
I can appreciate the difficulty in producing a zoom lens from 200-400 at a widest aperture of f/4 is, but seriously and practically, a lens that can only go to f/4 for me would not be worth $10k, period.  Now, the 500, 600, and 800 lenses that do that, sure.  But 200-400 is not enough coverage for me and I need f/2.8 at those focal lengths.  Personal preference of course.

I don't even get why they do those comparisons.  Anyone owning or buying a 5D Mark III or D800 is probably not a novice photographer and is likely, for the most part, already committed to a certain company, Canon or Nikon or what have you.  So as a pro, I don't give a crap about the D800 specs compared to the 5D Mark III.  Maybe lower end models if I'm deciding which camera to buy, but not this late in the game.  I'm not saying it can't be done, some pros do switch.  However, I'm not looking at 5D Mark III vs. D800, I'm looking at 5D Mark III vs. 1D Mark IV vs. 1Ds Mark III vs. 1D X, etc. 

Now I will say this.  On distance shots, like 300mm lens, when I cropped I could tell the difference in resolution between the two cameras for sure.  I'll credit the 5D Mark III there a lot.

Lenses / Re: Best general purpose lens?
« on: June 03, 2012, 03:04:41 PM »
24 - 105 f/4L for full frame, 15 - 85 for crop. Both cover wide angle to telephoto with excellent image quality.

For me, on FF, 24-105 f/4L IS hands down.  On a 7D, for example, 15-85mm as well.  Both are good enough at IQ if you do your part correctly.

EOS Bodies / Re: Preproduction Canon EOS-1D X Exists!
« on: June 03, 2012, 11:56:36 AM »
As this is a rumors forum, is nobody else curious about why two of the boxes in the OP picture have a round green sticker and the other two are just plain white (stickerless)?

Wonder what the difference is....

The white ones have the light leak fixed ;)

Post of the day right there!

I have recently been shooting events, such as parades and yesterday I shot 1600 photos at the Ohio High School State Track Meet.  I have also tried both the 5D Mark III and 1D Mark IV.  Now, I hate to make blanket statements, because each camera has its own strengths and weaknesses.  Except when I compare these two cameras.  The 5D Mark III, with the same lenses, is NOT outperforming the 1D Mark IV in any facet of photography, and that includes mechanical things such as AF, and subjective things such as IQ.  The Mark IV is better, at least in my photography, at everything.  The images are even slightly better, uneditted.  For PRICE, I think if you had the money, and let's say the 1D X isn't in existance yet, I'd buy 2 1D Mark IV"s and a 5D Mark II.  Hey, I still might!  :)  Of course, that would mean selling my 5D Mark III.  But since I already have the 5D Mark III and it performs just as well as the Mark II, this would not make financial sense.  Hindsight is so 20/20, maybe even 20/15.

Lenses / Re: 400mm f/4. Anything good and "affordable"?
« on: May 30, 2012, 10:57:09 PM »
I second the 100-400L.  I loved it when I had a 7D, and like it on the 1D Mark IV.  The IQ is suprisingly good at 100 and 400mm, looking at my photos.  I have it and I really like it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Considering an EOS 35mm (film) body
« on: May 30, 2012, 10:44:28 PM »
I LOVE film, and was actually considering buying a new EOS-1V from Adorama once.  But then I figured, if I get the shot wrong, I got it wrong and nothing you can do about like you can now.  Of course, shots I get wrong I throw away anyways, despite Photoshop and RAW processing.  It's a tough one because you buy and develop film too.  But I'm sure the images are wonderful.  Maybe when I become insane in another area besides 50mm lenses (I have 50L, 50 1.4, AND 50 1.8 II), and become an insane camera collector, I'll buy one.  Reading reviews it looked like it'd be worth it to buy the EOS-3 because the reviews were about the same, but the price was much cheaper.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d mark iii ai servo odd problem
« on: May 30, 2012, 02:54:04 PM »
Yeah ive read the manual severl times and the pdf canon put out. I think I found a bug, it has never locked up like that on me before and it did not lock up anywhere else on the lake with similar subjects.


Noted.  I'll keep it in mind when I'm shooting.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Image Review Camera vs Lightroom
« on: May 30, 2012, 02:53:27 PM »
I have the LR v 4.1 now and yes if anybody had some time I'd love a basic explanation of RAW file into camera to importing properly and editing.  Thank you.  Can PM me if you'd like.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d mark iii ai servo odd problem
« on: May 30, 2012, 01:18:48 PM »
What "case" setting do you have your AF on?  There are AF modes such as zone, expanded, single, spot single, etc... and then there's case settings such as erratic, fast moving, etc...  that may be to blame.

Yes that autofocus system can get "ugly" if one thing is off.  I'd go back through the manual and read everything very carefully again, camera in hand, and make sure every setting is where you want it.  There are actually 3 panels that can affect the AF behavior, so be careful.

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