I though Canon had a much larger gap between it and Nikon in years past? Maybe Nikon is catching up?
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I'm risking getting in trouble here, but I tried the 70-300 L as soon as it came out after I sold my 70-200 L non-IS. It went back to Amazon a few days later. The sharpness in the corners was pretty average, and there was pretty bad chromatic aberration.
Sounds like another eroneous rumour circulating about the 70-300L and an overstatement of the ability of the 70-200 F/4 IS
I posted on another thread, but will ask the question here as well: if the autofocus is the only major upgrade, is that enough for people to buy the 5DIII?
My old 1D mk1 AF kicked the hell out of the 5dmk2 AF
Personally for a 5d I dont need 45 point AF anywhere from 11 to 19 would be fine as long as the points are fast accurate and have good focus tracking ability.
Well if you guys do, feel free to shoot me a message with how much you guys want for your lenses =)
True, but if the rumours are correct then Nikon has listened to what its customers have asked for! If the 5D MkIII perpetuates a crippled AF system, Canon will not have.
The problem with Nikon is that while the D700 "crushed" the 5dmk2 in terms of AF specs, it also crushed their own D3, which is something Canon will not do, they aren't going to over spec a 5d body to kill sales of their 1 series bodies.
And Canon seems to be doing fine when it comes to share. Forget sales figures, because there isnt a breakdown between models...Just for comparison I went to B&H and had a look a the number of reviews for the 5dmk2 compared to the D700 (not scientific but fairly balanced way to look at it) and when you combine the reviews for the body only, and kit you get about 2100 reviews for the 5dmk2 and for the d700 there are just over 1000. Sure its not sales figures but I would venture to guess the rate at which buyers leave reviews is not 1:1. I dont think the d700 "crushed" anything and therefore Canon would rather have their own house in order because what they're doing works for them...share-wise and otherwise.
This sounds like an anti-Canon tirade, which would be unfair based solely upon a rumour. Let me just state that I'm not buying any camera equipment until all the major players show their hands this year and then I will be making a long term decision on whether to stick or switch. I'm pretty sure that I won't be the only person in this position.
I wouldn't be surprised if AF was kept the same, but that wouldn't stop me from wanting to pick one up. If it gets 2 stop improvement in ISO over the mk2, that means clean shots at 6400, and would most likely be enough for people to upgrade, however its reasonable to assume that we will also see improvements in metering/dynamic range, perhaps some other minor things. But you definitely won't see a great AF system on a 5d body, not now, not ever....so please don't expect that. Save up for a 1D-X
Question: does anyone know if Canon still replaces shutters for the 5D Classic? Just wondering.