« on: February 19, 2014, 09:00:01 AM »
All I have are opinions. I upgraded from a 60D to a 5D mkiii... and I really really like/love the mkiii... but I also really really liked/loved my 60D. The 5D is better... and after selling the 60D... the mkiii only cost around $2000... but do I believe the mkiii is worth the money I spent... and here is my answer. Kinda.
The low light performance of the mkiii is truly impressive. I never pushed the 60D passed iso 2500... and even then, that is significantly more than most people are willing to push it... some people are 1600 people. With the mkiii, I try not to go passe 3200... but in a pinch... 6400 isn't a crime. The images clean up nicely with lightroom and the images are still really really good.
The added shots per second... nice... but not mandatory. The magnesium core... nice, but I don't drop my gear, so it is a bit of a non factor for me. I do miss my articulating screen, but that's a small complaint. I do like the double card slots... I'm not a crazed fanatic of the joystick, but it is nice to have.
In great light, I'm not sure that I can tell a crop sensor photo from a full frame, but in low light, definitely.
As for the depth of field, focal length issue... I don't miss the 1.6 conversion factor... and it is nice being able to get in closer with a subject with my 100mm L or my soon to arrive, 135L. As I get closer to my subject, the depth of field shrinks and the aspects of the bokeh can really come out. If I'm shooting outdoor sports, I throw on a 1.4 teleconverter.
I like my mkiii so much that I don't know that I will upgrade to an mkiv... but I also wasn't blown away by it so much. Would I make the jump again... yes...