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Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 10:10:26 AM »
It sounds like if price isn't a factor. If it isn't, why should he/she buy a MKII? I can't think of any real reason why not to get a MKIII.
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Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 10:10:26 AM »

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Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2013, 10:38:04 AM »
the 5d3's focusing system could play a part depending on what you are shooting. if its still life then no big deal. if its people then the Mrk2's unreliable focus points off center could become frustrating. you can reliable use focus points off center on the 5d3.

also, after this workshop what kinds of uses will you be needing for this new camera? chances are, if your interests are diverse, the Mrk3 will be more versatile and useful in almost any circumstance. if you have the money...get the camera that offers you the most.

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Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2013, 01:35:47 AM »
I have the privilege of having the problem of having to choose between a MarkII or MarkIII for a studio workshop. 
I know the differences between the 2 will be minimal, but I'm curious which one y'all would pick for a studio lit, low ISO photoshoot.  People on here say that AA filter on the MkIII is stronger than the MkII which leads me to think the MkII would be a better choice; but then I'm sacrificing the AF of the MkIII which to my understanding has a "finer" focus than the 5D MarkII which might come in handy if I'm going to do any shallow DOF pictures (with a ND filter since the studio light is going to be too bright for apertures that large).  Thanks for the help!

You're seriously mistaken. The 5D Mark III has a much weaker AA filter with much more advanced technology that leads to around 13% more resolution JUST from the better AA filter. Also the highlight and shadow room are much better on the 5D Mark III.

Get the 5D Mark III, it's no question, at all.

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Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2013, 12:22:31 AM »
Doesn't matter. If anything I'd prefer the MK3 so I don't have I recompose so much.

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Probably the most overlooked benefit of the 5d3. Crucial when working at extreme low f.

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Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2013, 02:05:00 AM »
i upgraded my 5DII to 5DIII.
I find many more keepers with the 5DIII.
Even in the studio you will have better shot at capturing that perfect moment.

I think the IQ of 5DIII is noticeably better than 5DII in every situation.

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Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2013, 06:32:42 AM »
if it's product and you do quite a bit in post anyway then there's been no significant change in quality since the 1DsIII and the 5DII. I still use the 1DsIII for static stuff (only tethered) and the 5DIII for models (un-tethered). as long as your lighting and manual focussing is up to par and you know how to use DOF appropriately it doesn't matter what you're using.

On a side note: I hate using the 1Dsiii outside of the studio. I hate using the 5Diii tethered for product. 1st world problems, eh?
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Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2013, 02:17:05 PM »
Sorry for not being clearer, what I was saying in my original post is I already have both a mk II and III and was wondering if there was a better one for studio.... I ended up taking the mk III which proved to be the right choice cause since it was a workshop we were having to take turns using the strobes; while I wasn't using the stobes (which had the model lights turned on) I pulled out my 50 and 85 1.2's and did some shallow dof shots which would have been a lot more difficult with the mk II since I would have been recomposing a lot more.  So it looks like the AF does need to be taken into consideration even for studio.

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Re: Studio shoot, 5D MarkII or MarkIII
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2013, 02:17:05 PM »