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Is this true
« on: March 06, 2013, 03:03:42 AM »
I don't know,the threads about the high iso looked as if they beat the mark 3 by a mile and the autofocus I thought that the rate of accuracy would be at least 80% .I don't care about video and I will only be using the cam for night photography.I just want to get this straight is a mark 2 really as good as he says ???
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« on: March 06, 2013, 03:03:42 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 05:08:59 AM »
i don´t trust kids with grey hair.....  ;)

and yes you wont see much difference in image quality.
the ISOs where the 5D MK3 is significant better are ISOs i never use.

i would mabye go one stop higher with the 5D MK3 in special cases.

if you only use it for night photography as you say, the 6D is maybe tailor made for you.
it has better focus in low light then the 5D´s and i guess you use the center AF point most of the time anyway?

I don't know about the 6d,after the 7d it somehow felt lacking
I guess its a choice between 7D and 5D2 vs a 5D3,but I don't want to sell my 7d.Its my first dslr
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Re: Is this true
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 05:18:39 AM »
I just want to get this straight is a mark 2 really as good as he says ???
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Yes and no.
MK II is a great camera and I agree with most of what he said but I do no agree with him about noise and sharpness.
Regarding noise, MK III much better than his results ... maybe his needs to be sent to Canon to get it fixed.
4.01 he says he can't tell the difference in detail between MK II & MK III ... he definitely needs to get his eyes or his glasses checked ... it is very clear that the image made with MK III showed more detail but for some reason he doesn't seem to be able to see it.
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Re: Is this true
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 05:23:31 AM »
I just want to get this straight is a mark 2 really as good as he says ???
5D Mark II vs 5D Mark III comparison: Portraits, studio, landscapes, wildlife, night, and HDR review
Yes and no.
MK II is a great camera and I agree with most of what he said but I do no agree with him about noise and sharpness.
Regarding noise, MK III much better than his results ... maybe his needs to be sent to Canon to get it fixed.
11.45 he says he can't tell the difference between MK II & MK III ... he definitely needs to get his eyes or his checked ... it is very clear that MK III was sharper but for some reason he doesn't seem to be able to see it.

well NO.

the 5D MK3 is NOT sharper.
all test i have read so far will tell you the the 5D MK2 is slightly sharper then the 5D MK3.

and that´s not by looking at images it´s done via repeatable resolution tests.
I disagree ... by the way there was typo in my post, so I've edited it a bit.
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Re: Is this true
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 05:31:37 AM »
4.01 he says he can't tell the difference in detail between MK II & MK III ... he definitely needs to get his eyes or his glasses checked ... it is very clear that the image made with MK III showed more detail but for some reason he doesn't seem to be able to see it.

Sorry but that is an Urban Myth 5D Mark3 user love to believe.
Anyway it´s wrong.

The 5D Mark3 seems to have a stronger AA filter.
That leads to less maximum spatial resolution at ISO 100 then the 5D Mark2 sensor.
Or lets say the 1 MP more and the stronger AA filter chancel each other out.

I have testet that myself with the canon EF 100mm f2,8 macro and Imatest Software (http://www.imatest.com/) and found it to be correct.

Now at High-ISO the 5D Mark3 images look better.
But that´s because of less noise, not better sharpness.
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Re: Is this true
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 06:28:11 AM »
I'm just more confused now i know I don't want the 6d after the 7d it just felt too weird,I could not get used to it even though I spent a week with it,sure the images were great but I don't know something felt wrong I don't use af anyway so that center point can't help unfortunately

I love my 7d except for low light long exposures and landscapes(the 3 Ls ).a used Mark 2 would save me a lot of money for lenses and that gitzo
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 08:58:01 AM »
again, what exactly did you miss?  :)

what you said sounds more like a "ah other people don´t like the 6D so i get a bad feeling from using it" syndrom. ;)

why would you prefer the 5D MK2 that, overall, has no better image quality?
and at higher ISO the 6D has an edge.

you don´t care about AF (my biggest complain about the 6D) and they cost the same (at least here).

sure the reduced x-sync sucks and the viewfinder could/should be 100% on such a camera, but then the 5D MK2 viewfinder is not much better.

but you get GPS & WIFI, more FPS, better pushable RAW files (less shadow banding), it weights less, has a longer battery life (same battery but it lasts longer. at least without wifi and GPS enabled), better LCD screen, startup time is faster, less shutter lag, CA correction, better exposure compensation and control, full speedlite 600EX-RT Control.

and an electronic level, something i find very usefull for night shots.





 


I'm one of those who is rooting for the 6d have used it and amazed by its quality but a second hand 5d2 will always cost less.The 6d justddoesn't inspire confidence that my 7d does that was the very same reason I bought it over the 5d2 . So u can understand a 5d Mark 3 is all I need and more but money is a big constraint .I need good lensesmore than anything and can't really decide about selling my 7d
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Re: Is this true
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 08:58:01 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 09:02:07 AM »
When I upgraded from 5D M2 tote M3 I was able to routinely use higher ISO.  Did not quantity this and do very little night photography

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Re: Is this true
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 11:06:17 AM »
The MK3 has a finer pattern noise and less banding from the MK2 + 1 Megapickel. Otherwise, the IQ is very similiar.

The MK3 major improvements are AF, general operations, and Video. Which make this a whole new class of camera compared to the mk2.

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 11:25:01 AM »
well it´s you against the most reputable photographers on the internet then..
ROTFL!

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Re: Is this true
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 12:07:04 PM »
The main advantage my 5D MK III has over my 5D MK II's is the better autofocus and performance in extreme high ISO's over 6400.  I use it at up to ISO 25600 when I have to, and my 5D MK II up to 6400.  Obviously, you don't want to push it to those values unless you have no choice, but in theater photography, its sometimes just necessary.
 
Its a pretty fine distinction, and irrelevant for most users, but, if you need the AF capabilities or the extreme high ISO capabilities, then its the one to get.  It also finally has auto ISO in manual, but no exposure compensation, so full manual might be better in difficult lighting. 
 
 
 

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Re: Is this true
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 01:05:31 PM »
I'm one of those who is rooting for the 6d have used it and amazed by its quality but a second hand 5d2 will always cost less.

Which makes sense.  But another way to look at it would be: for a couple hundred dollars you get a brand new camera under warranty with some added features.  And if you wanted to put in the leg work you could get the kit package, sell off the 24-105 and pretty much break even with a used 5d2.
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2013, 01:12:47 PM »
I'm one of those who is rooting for the 6d have used it and amazed by its quality but a second hand 5d2 will always cost less.

Which makes sense.  But another way to look at it would be: for a couple hundred dollars you get a brand new camera under warranty with some added features.  And if you wanted to put in the leg work you could get the kit package, sell off the 24-105 and pretty much break even with a used 5d2.

That's really smart I believe the 6d is better at base iso (s)
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 01:23:10 PM »
I'm one of those who is rooting for the 6d have used it and amazed by its quality but a second hand 5d2 will always cost less.

Which makes sense.  But another way to look at it would be: for a couple hundred dollars you get a brand new camera under warranty with some added features.  And if you wanted to put in the leg work you could get the kit package, sell off the 24-105 and pretty much break even with a used 5d2.

That's really smart I believe the 6d is better at base iso (s)

I (sort of) understand the community uproar about the 6D and the features it doesn't have, the minimalist upgrade, etc.  But this is mostly coming from people with 5d3 and 1dX cameras.  If you're coming from nothing or upgrading from a 60 or Rebel series it takes on a different light.  Personally I think you'd be crazy to buy a used 5d2 over a 6d, but that's just coming from my point of view.  If the added features mean nothing to you, you prefer the tried and true of a model like a 5d2, and a couple hundred dollars is worth the savings for you, then I guess the 5d2 is your camera.  I almost passed up on the 6d myself after reading all the crap on here, but after putting it perspective I saw that it was mostly just internet measurebating.  It may not be a revelation, but it looks like a good camera for anyone looking for a FF at around a $2k pricepoint.

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 01:29:51 PM »
Concerning OP's question and the conclusion the video makes, my experience (after owning 5D2, 6D, 5D3) is the 5D3 is noticably better than 5D2 in terms of noise and ISO performance as ISO increases. The difference in noise is as others have pointed out: less banding, less color noise, and a more "film like" noise pattern.

I can tell you different editors and NR softs will make for slightly different conclusions when comparing the two bodies. I use Capture One v7 here and when comparing in that, 5D3 is noticably better in terms of noise and ISO.

That said, 6D (which I had for a short while and sent back for a 5D3) was even a bit better at noise and high ISO than 5D3. If these were my primary concerns, I'd probably have stayed with 6D. But despite how good the 6D center AF point is in low light, the 5D3 AF system is in a different league altogether, as is build quality, and these swayed me to 5D3 and very happy with it.

And all of that said, I'd take the 6D over the 5D2.
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