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5D Mark III
« on: April 16, 2013, 04:58:34 PM »
Any rumors of a newer 5D Mark III or it being upgraded.  I am about to buy one and if a newer model is around the corner I can wait.

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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 05:03:52 PM »
Any rumors of a newer 5D Mark III or it being upgraded.  I am about to buy one and if a newer model is around the corner I can wait.
Seriously??? It's only been out for like a year... has it been a year??  Buy one.  You'll love it. ;D
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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 05:40:15 PM »
Many thanks, I was not aware it has only been out for a year.

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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 06:46:03 PM »
Any rumors of a newer 5D Mark III or it being upgraded.  I am about to buy one and if a newer model is around the corner I can wait.
Seriously??? It's only been out for like a year... has it been a year??  Buy one.  You'll love it. ;D

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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 11:41:54 AM »
Many thanks, I was not aware it has only been out for a year.
My pleasure Prospero, Hey I hope my comment didn't sound rude, it wasn't my intention and I apologize if it was...

Every once in a while, there can be a lot of smart-ass comments thrown out here for questions like yours, I wasn't trying to come off that way!  :D
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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 11:58:54 AM »
In the past, the 5D series has been upgraded every three or more years.  Canon invests a huge amount of money in the upgrades, and wants to have some real improvements before releasing a new model.
 
The Rebel line is upgraded yearly with minor changes, because the general buyer wants the latest model, and often does not really know what the difference in models may be.
 
That said, there may very well be a new higher mp body with something like a 5DX designation, but there are no reliable rumors, and it won't happen this year.

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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 12:09:22 PM »
In the past, the 5D series has been upgraded every three or more years.  Canon invests a huge amount of money in the upgrades, and wants to have some real improvements before releasing a new model.
 
The Rebel line is upgraded yearly with minor changes, because the general buyer wants the latest model, and often does not really know what the difference in models may be.
 
That said, there may very well be a new higher mp body with something like a 5DX designation, but there are no reliable rumors, and it won't happen this year.
I agree Mt. Spokane.  And there is something really tingilly about the sound 5Dx... Mmmm... :D
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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 12:42:48 PM »
Any rumors of a newer 5D Mark III or it being upgraded.  I am about to buy one and if a newer model is around the corner I can wait.

What body are you upgrading from, Prospero?   If you are just upgrading from the Mark 2 and you don't need a killer autofocus system, there may not be much of a rush.  If you are upgrading from anything else farther down in the Canon heirarchy, I'd say go for it and have fun with your new Mark 3.  I've found mine to be a fantastic tool for my type of photography (mostly people, indoors and outdoors).
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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 02:05:46 PM »
Canon invests a huge amount of money in the upgrades, and wants to have some real improvements before releasing a new model.

Really? Because the improvements from the mkII to the mkIII seemed fairly hu-hum for the most part. Then again...everything is relative.

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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2013, 03:06:39 PM »
Any rumors of a newer 5D Mark III or it being upgraded.  I am about to buy one and if a newer model is around the corner I can wait.

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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2013, 04:14:00 PM »
In the past, the 5D series has been upgraded every three or more years.  Canon invests a huge amount of money in the upgrades, and wants to have some real improvements before releasing a new model.
 
The Rebel line is upgraded yearly with minor changes, because the general buyer wants the latest model, and often does not really know what the difference in models may be.
 
That said, there may very well be a new higher mp body with something like a 5DX designation, but there are no reliable rumors, and it won't happen this year.
I agree Mt. Spokane.  And there is something really tingilly about the sound 5Dx... Mmmm... :D

There are rumours that when the 7D2 gets announced in the fall (Christmas in stores?) it will have a new and updated sensor technology. If that is true, you can expect updates of the FF bodies as well, but you would be looking at announcements in early 2014 and in stores the summer of 2014 AT THE EARLIEST!

Realistically you should not expect any FF updates until late 2014 or later. That's a long time to wait for a best case scenario for a possibly rumored camera. The only reason I would wait is if I already had a camera that met my needs, otherwise, how can you go wrong with a 5D3?
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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2013, 04:43:56 PM »
Really? Because the improvements from the mkII to the mkIII seemed fairly hu-hum for the most part. Then again...everything is relative.

My guess is midphase has not shot the 5DII and 5DIII, just looked at the features list.  I shot the 5DII for 2+ years & have had the 5DIII for one year.  It is much better in almost every respect based on the results I am getting.  The colors are more vivid, the images are sharper, and the noise is lower.  Also these features make a huge difference in the field, in no particular order:

much clearer LCD screen for live view or review of image quality
5 stop exposure compensation (5DII has 2 stops max)
Ability to shoot 7 shots for bracketing - max is 3 on the 5DII
Two cards (CF & SD) for storage of images
Slightly more megapixels for more room to crop (this isn't a huge difference)
6 frames per second vs. 4 fps on the 5DII for wildlife, etc.
Multiple exposure capability for landscapes & other applications
In-camera HDR if that's your thing (it's not mine as it still doesn't save the final image in RAW)
Better auto-focus by a bunch

All in all, it's a much better camera, as expected.  I know this is only one person's opinion, but mine is a hands on experience for both cameras.


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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2013, 05:31:07 PM »
In the past, the 5D series has been upgraded every three or more years.  Canon invests a huge amount of money in the upgrades, and wants to have some real improvements before releasing a new model.
 
The Rebel line is upgraded yearly with minor changes, because the general buyer wants the latest model, and often does not really know what the difference in models may be.
 
That said, there may very well be a new higher mp body with something like a 5DX designation, but there are no reliable rumors, and it won't happen this year.
I agree Mt. Spokane.  And there is something really tingilly about the sound 5Dx... Mmmm... :D

There are rumours that when the 7D2 gets announced in the fall (Christmas in stores?) it will have a new and updated sensor technology. If that is true, you can expect updates of the FF bodies as well, but you would be looking at announcements in early 2014 and in stores the summer of 2014 AT THE EARLIEST!

Realistically you should not expect any FF updates until late 2014 or later. That's a long time to wait for a best case scenario for a possibly rumored camera. The only reason I would wait is if I already had a camera that met my needs, otherwise, how can you go wrong with a 5D3?
Agreed Don!  It'll be quite a while yet!  It'll be interesting when it happens as will the 7D2 announcement!
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2013, 05:35:08 PM »
Really? Because the improvements from the mkII to the mkIII seemed fairly hu-hum for the most part. Then again...everything is relative.

My guess is midphase has not shot the 5DII and 5DIII, just looked at the features list.  I shot the 5DII for 2+ years & have had the 5DIII for one year.  It is much better in almost every respect based on the results I am getting.  The colors are more vivid, the images are sharper, and the noise is lower.  Also these features make a huge difference in the field, in no particular order:

much clearer LCD screen for live view or review of image quality
5 stop exposure compensation (5DII has 2 stops max)
Ability to shoot 7 shots for bracketing - max is 3 on the 5DII
Two cards (CF & SD) for storage of images
Slightly more megapixels for more room to crop (this isn't a huge difference)
6 frames per second vs. 4 fps on the 5DII for wildlife, etc.
Multiple exposure capability for landscapes & other applications
In-camera HDR if that's your thing (it's not mine as it still doesn't save the final image in RAW)
Better auto-focus by a bunch

All in all, it's a much better camera, as expected.  I know this is only one person's opinion, but mine is a hands on experience for both cameras.
Well said Wcksmith.  I didn't own the 5d2 but I've used it plenty and I do own the 5d3 and I think the difference is substantial as well.  Just the AF alone is huge with regard to differences between the two..

I may be partial but one of the reasons I finally picked up a 5d3 was seeing so many incredibly smooth and sweet, sharp images from it.  It delivers a certain look with regard to image quality that you don't see in the 5d2 or the 7d, which I also own. 

I think it stands on it's own...
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Re: 5D Mark III
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2013, 06:40:31 PM »
Really? Because the improvements from the mkII to the mkIII seemed fairly hu-hum for the most part. Then again...everything is relative.

My guess is midphase has not shot the 5DII and 5DIII, just looked at the features list.  I shot the 5DII for 2+ years & have had the 5DIII for one year.  It is much better in almost every respect based on the results I am getting.  The colors are more vivid, the images are sharper, and the noise is lower.  Also these features make a huge difference in the field, in no particular order:

much clearer LCD screen for live view or review of image quality
5 stop exposure compensation (5DII has 2 stops max)
Ability to shoot 7 shots for bracketing - max is 3 on the 5DII
Two cards (CF & SD) for storage of images
Slightly more megapixels for more room to crop (this isn't a huge difference)
6 frames per second vs. 4 fps on the 5DII for wildlife, etc.
Multiple exposure capability for landscapes & other applications
In-camera HDR if that's your thing (it's not mine as it still doesn't save the final image in RAW)
Better auto-focus by a bunch

All in all, it's a much better camera, as expected.  I know this is only one person's opinion, but mine is a hands on experience for both cameras.
Well said Wcksmith.  I didn't own the 5d2 but I've used it plenty and I do own the 5d3 and I think the difference is substantial as well.  Just the AF alone is huge with regard to differences between the two..

I may be partial but one of the reasons I finally picked up a 5d3 was seeing so many incredibly smooth and sweet, sharp images from it.  It delivers a certain look with regard to image quality that you don't see in the 5d2 or the 7d, which I also own. 

I think it stands on it's own...
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Re: 5D Mark III
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