« on: December 17, 2014, 11:57:34 AM »
If you've only got a powershot and no lenses a 5Diii will be far beyond your wildest expectations. If you can afford that then go for it. You'll need to spend a hell of a lot on lenses though to get the best out of it. sticking with a 28-105 kit lens, although an L lens, will get you nowhere.
There is actually a massive difference in image quality between the 5Dii and 5Diii (as there is between a 7D and a 60D). A couple of years ago Canon seemed to do a tweak that gave the sensor a more film like quality that is apparent on the 5Diii, 6D, 60D, 7Dii (I've not shot with the 550 or above in the xxx range nor the xxxx ranges).
You'll need lenses more than a 5Div ( I can't see them stepping up anything other than MP and maybe some DR but if you expose correctly I don't see why anyone would need more than 8 stops or whatever it is)
Obviously only owning a powershot and not a SLR/DSLR you wont really understand how much control you'll have with lenses, especially primes, with depth of field. The kit lens (24-105mm f4) is kinda ok at landscapes, it's kinda ok at portraits, it's kinda ok at events (depending on your lighting and flash... remember you'll have no onboard shitty flash so you'll probably need one of those too)
The ISO on a 5Diii is useable to 3200 in a professional capacity (if you're as strict on quality control as I am) but I guess the 5Div might have a stop or so improvements there (but until it's released it's all hearsay and conjecture)
You could go with the 6D (which reputedly has better high ISO performance) but you'll lack the focussing options and be limited in that way) but I find it to be too small and the menu system & buttons aren't too great...
It's actually taken me yeeeaaaaarrrrrsssss to figure out what my favourite and most useful lenses are for my style, it might take you just as long so get started ASAP with the lens collection. An insider tip is the sigma 35mm Art... but shhhhhhhh