« on: September 23, 2012, 03:35:43 PM »
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Can someone tell me what this means: 63-zone Dual-Level Metering Sensor?
I'm assuming it's to read the amount of light that the camera sees, correct? Also, how does that play a role with AF since they are bunched together in the specs? Thanks!
It's the same metering sensor in the 7D, 5DIII, 60D, etc. the metering sensor determines the amount of light in various portions of the scene, and uses that for the camera to make its exposure decision on what is "correct". Dual layer means it is somewhat sensitive to color information as well. That helps out with the AF in some situations, for example under fluorescent lights, which can alter the accuracy of the AF.
At the end of the day, Canon will Milk their customers because they have good glass... people are bought into a system. The 5d3 was overpriced for this reason, and they got away with it... but many people are peed off that a similar costing body, costs 500-700 less. Had the 5d3 have similar DR and low ISO noise performance as the D800, it would have been a different story.You're quite mistaken. The 5D3 is a nearly perfect blend of pro camera (1DX, 1DsIII, 1DIV) and small camera (5D2, 7D) in performance, features and size. There are a number of ways in which the 5D3 is perfectly suited to my work and the D800 isn't (quiet shutter mode, variable file sizes, high ISO performance, autofocus performance, radio-controlled flash system, etc.). The D800 doesn't meet my needs as well. I've heard the same sentiments from other pros — they felt that Canon had really listened to their needs with the 5D3 and Nikon really hadn't with the D800. (Of course, a landscape photographer has different needs and may be happier with the D800).
Rather than "getting away with it [higher pricing]" or "milking" their customers, Canon have delivered exactly what some photographers need at the 5D3's price level. This idea of deviously "milking" customers with "overpriced" gear is unfounded in an age when customers have very good alternatives and can switch brands without a big financial loss.
Looks like you are carrying a peeve from our disagreement on the 24-70 thread.
No one said that the 5D3 was not a good blend/ all round camera, I own one myself. But I still think they Milked me and you.
It's true. The 5D3 is amazing and priced too high. We should probably be more upset about it than we are.
I would have expected Nikon to to better than $2100. I think Canon could actually undercut Nikon here. Basically release a 5D2 with an expanded 7D AF system for $1,999, alone that would be enough.