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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2013, 01:00:37 AM »
When the 5Dmk3 first came out I too was one of the doubters about the value of the camera. I had a 5Dmk2 and I picked up an additional one for half the price of the mk3.
What convinced me to get the mk3 was the silent shooting mode and the AF. Both these features are enormously helpful for my work.
Silent shooting is hugely underrated. Not only do you get near-Leica levels of quiet but also near-Leica levels of feel with the shutter release. The build is excellent and the images out of it are superb.

Yes, I do still have a mk2 but I think I will be trading it in on a mk3.

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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2013, 01:34:18 AM »
Yes, I love my mark 3 too.  I'm pretty bummed right now without my camera.  (It's at Canon Service for calibration for another week).
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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2013, 03:37:45 AM »
When the 5Dmk3 first came out I too was one of the doubters about the value of the camera. I had a 5Dmk2 and I picked up an additional one for half the price of the mk3.
What convinced me to get the mk3 was the silent shooting mode and the AF. Both these features are enormously helpful for my work.
Silent shooting is hugely underrated. Not only do you get near-Leica levels of quiet but also near-Leica levels of feel with the shutter release. The build is excellent and the images out of it are superb.

Yes, I do still have a mk2 but I think I will be trading it in on a mk3.
Amen! It is the best camera I've ever had.
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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2013, 08:24:06 AM »
I jumped up from the 40d, I couldn't be happier, The feather detail that I'm resolving at higher iso is amazing.  I do not miss the crop factor at all.

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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2013, 10:53:48 AM »
Haha!  I was one of the first people to buy a 5diii when it was released.  Paid the price but was glad I did.  Did I feel screwed?  Not at all.  In the time it took for the price to come down, I easily made up the difference with the shots I was taking.  It's also not all about $$$.  Had I not bought it when I did, I would have missed out on a couple of excellent eagle shoots and a 7D would not have given me the detail and sharpness that I got with the 5DIII.  I have never felt screwed by Canon in any way.  In fact I have had the exact opposite experience both with the quality of their products and their service dept which I used to repair the IS on a lens I took a spill with.  I think  a lot of people whine about Canon just to whine.  I think though without the whiners Canon would not improve on their products.  Not that they listen to any of us but if the numbers speak then they have to take notice.

so for the whiners out there, keep at it...  Canon does listen.  You can make complaints, suggestions by going to their website and opening a ticket with their service dept.

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/eos_slr_camera_systems/eos_digital_slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii/form_display/support_by_kb_email


You may not get a response from Tier 1 that you like but the tickets do make it to their development and improvement team.

Great catch !!! Congratz on the mark3...

So I take it you don't feel screwed over by Canon !!!  ;D

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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2013, 09:29:47 AM »
So I take it you don't feel screwed over by Canon !!!  ;D
No, we are not poor ;D
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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2013, 10:00:35 AM »
I have quite a bit of stuff to sell, then I'm waiting to find a mkiii deal that is around 21 or 2300... so I have to wait quite a while.  I'm glad to hear this though because I have a 60D that really does a good job for me... so I hesitate to upgrade... but I'm glad to hear you are having such good results with the new body.  It encourages me to maybe wait until it is around 22 to 2400.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2013, 10:29:52 AM »
I luv my mk3, i upgraded from 7d and cant believe the stunning images that i got out frm this luvly camera

And with L combo the details of the pictures are amazing ;)

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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2013, 12:09:46 PM »
So I take it you don't feel screwed over by Canon !!!  ;D
No, we are not poor ;D

no just stupid.... when you think the complains have something to do with being "poor".   ::)
You are? don't be so hard on yourself ;D
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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2013, 12:36:50 PM »
Everyone was losing their heads over the price of the 5D III when it came out (it wasn't much different than the mkII if you include inflation).  The camera is a fantastic piece of machinery and the AF woes/shortcomings of the mkII are more than made up in the latest iteration. 

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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2013, 03:12:45 PM »
I also love my 5D mkiii. It's the dog's knob!  :o



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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2013, 04:11:41 PM »
The 5D3 will never limit me. It's all I could ask from a camera.

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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2013, 06:04:49 PM »

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I'm curious what motivates you to say something so thoughtless and rude. Can you explain?



So I take it you don't feel screwed over by Canon !!!  ;D
No, we are not poor ;D
You're offended? Oh, really! Life IS offense -- get used to it.

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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2013, 06:36:08 PM »
The 5D3 is currently $500 cheaper than what I paid for it last March, but I don't give a hoot. It's been such a pleasure to use over the last 10 months that the premium I paid was worth every penny. I've taken it on several high-pressure assignments during that time, and the peace of mind afforded by the 5D3's brilliant AF system, FPS, and dual card slots made my life a while lot easier. IMHO, it's about as close to perfection as you can get.

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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2013, 11:19:44 PM »
5Dmk3 cheaper?

time to buy another :D

dollar cost averaging for the win!
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Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2013, 11:19:44 PM »