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Dylan777

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Re: Is the 5D Mark iii a considerable enough upgrade from the 5D Mark ii?
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2013, 07:05:02 PM »
As many already mentioned...my vote is YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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Re: Is the 5D Mark iii a considerable enough upgrade from the 5D Mark ii?
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Re: Is the 5D Mark iii a considerable enough upgrade from the 5D Mark ii?
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2013, 07:17:54 PM »
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Well I wouldn't say I am just a hobbyist as I show and sometimes sale some of my photographs in galleries. I also have my own buisiness and shoot for myself but others as well. My main photography is Landscape, Street Photography and others. But I do shoot for local school sports teams and some local businesses as well.

If you are shooting sports then get the 5D3.  I just got one for volleyball and shot my first game last weekend.  I was pulling the trigger in awe of how much better it was than my 5D2.  It was hard to make it not hold focus.  The 5D2 just frustrated me to no end as it hunted around.  Although in its defense it worked pretty good for soccer.  And as others have attested to I took several ISO 12800 shots that look amazing.  The high ISO IQ on the 5D3 can let you use cheap and light lenses effectively.

And I also can't say enough for the silent shooting mode.  I can get a snap of the dogs and they don't wake up anymore ;-)
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Re: Is the 5D Mark iii a considerable enough upgrade from the 5D Mark ii?
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2013, 07:28:45 PM »
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Well I wouldn't say I am just a hobbyist as I show and sometimes sale some of my photographs in galleries. I also have my own buisiness and shoot for myself but others as well. My main photography is Landscape, Street Photography and others. But I do shoot for local school sports teams and some local businesses as well.

If you are shooting sports then get the 5D3.  I just got one for volleyball and shot my first game last weekend.  I was pulling the trigger in awe of how much better it was than my 5D2.  It was hard to make it not hold focus.  The 5D3 just frustrated me to no end as it hunted around.  Although in its defense it worked pretty good for soccer.  And as others have attested to I took several ISO 12800 shots that look amazing.  The high ISO IQ on the 5D3 can let you use cheap and light lenses effectively.

And I also can't say enough for the silent shooting mode.  I can get a snap of the dogs and they don't wake up anymore ;-)

The silent shutter is EXACTLY why I have a 5D Mark III in my bag.  I have to shoot golf and tennis for the university, fall and spring, and if you have to be close, oh how nice it is to have.
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Re: Is the 5D Mark iii a considerable enough upgrade from the 5D Mark ii?
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2013, 07:33:52 PM »
If you didn't own the MK II this is an easy call...5D3 is a damn good buy and you get the latest camera with a vastly improved AF and few other smaller perks.

But, if you already own a MK II, considering you will be paying upward of  $2500 to buy the 5D3, this is a much harder call...one that will depend on your wallet ultimately.  I guess you could potentially recoup a portion of the money via resale of MK II...but still you are looking at ~$1500 on top, primarily for the AF upgrade.

Release of 5D3 has not made 5D2 any less of a camera. I see photographers churning out-jaw dropping pics from their 5D2 still.  So check your wallet and if it won't bite, go for the 5D3! :)

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Re: Is the 5D Mark iii a considerable enough upgrade from the 5D Mark ii?
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2013, 03:33:15 PM »
If you have the $ and need/want way better AF, much better ISO and noise characteristic, mostly moire-less video, then 5D3 is a big upgrade IMO. I also like the color rendition better. I had a 5D2 and liked it but the AF and ISO/noise made me look at a 5D3. Glad I made the change.
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Re: Is the 5D Mark iii a considerable enough upgrade from the 5D Mark ii?
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2013, 03:33:15 PM »