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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2013, 02:37:31 PM »
You will be blown away by the 5DIII coming from the 600D, and yes, it will probably be 2+ years for the 5DIV.
+1. I came from a 30D last August...and: the honeymoon isn't over yet!  8) Great cam. I'm all for stills and high ISOs and it is much more camera than I'd ever need as an amateur tog. Saving up for a 5DV now. I am on a small budget camerawise, but with an almost complete lens line up for my type of photography (landscape, nightscapes, lowlight candids) there's no other investment requirements for me. I will stay without flash for good. Robert Frank is my hero and he did great with much less tech... So go for it and sell it once the 5DIV comes out or keep it and join me with the 5DV next time ;-) You can't fail with a 5DIII and a bunch of nice lenses which suit your needs.


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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2013, 02:37:31 PM »

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2013, 03:24:35 PM »
Thoughts on if its even worth thinking about waiting on the Mark IV please!

I would wait.

I have a 5DIV on order- the 5DIII pales in comparison. Don't know how people can use it.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2013, 03:31:59 PM »
I'm waiting until the Mk V comes out.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2013, 03:35:07 PM »
Get the mark III, the mark IV is not coming out in a while.. no reason to be without a good camera for the next 2-3 or more years.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2013, 03:50:16 PM »
I would upgrade 5D 3 IF mrk 4 has huge improvement in high ISO.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2013, 04:01:36 PM »
I would upgrade 5D 3 IF mrk 4 has huge improvement in high ISO.

In some earlier posts or at dpr I learned: don't upgrade to the next body of the same model, just skip one cycle. so I am looking forward to see some high ISO improvements in the 5DV. Hope Canon don't screw it and maintain the MP at about the same amount. Meanwhile my shutter gently clicks... Not that much: shot about 6600 frames since August 2012. So about 5+ years from now I'll be at +/- 40.000 which will do for a perfect back up body.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2013, 04:12:57 PM »
Allow yourself to a treat. The 5DIII will be an giant leap to what you are used to. You will have so much fun with it. And then, when (if...) the 5DIV comes out, you may think, is it worth it?? considering the quality you are getting from the 5DIII? Or maybe, at that time, we have a phenomenal 3D MkI, which will make the combined 1DX/Nikon 800E look like stone age dinosaurs?
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2013, 04:12:57 PM »

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2013, 04:29:05 PM »
I've had the 5D3 for more than a year and as a penny pincher as I am, I do not regret buying it (handed down the 7D to my older brotha). I'm so pleased with the 5D3, I'm so in love with it I've even decided to gift it with a 24-70mm II late this month - a perfect combination!

I agree with the others here that the next model would be 2-3+ years from now.

If you have the money go for it and don't look back on your bank account.

What if the 5D4 comes and you'll think it's too expensive and you'd wait again until the price comes down, you'll add another 2-3 years of waiting and then think about the 5D6.
 
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2013, 04:44:09 PM »
I am waiting for the 5DIV so I can pick up a 5DIII for around 2G. Till then, my 6D and 7D are quite adequate. However in your case, as many have mentioned, it will be at least a year and a half before the 5D is upgraded, so buy now (assuming you have nice enough glass to go with it).

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2013, 04:57:08 PM »
if you prefer full frame sensor and you are in need right now, then pick up a 5d mark iii.  otherwise, wait until 7d mark ii released, you will then have more choice.  i am using both systems and i have no problem with using crop body, even with my 30d in low light.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2013, 06:23:12 PM »
I was thinking about whether to wait for the 7DII or just go for the 5D3 and decided that the camera in my hand now is better than the one that might come in 6, 12 or 24 months.  So I'm now just awaiting delivery of my new 5D3 early next week :D
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2013, 07:04:37 PM »
Thoughts on if its even worth thinking about waiting on the Mark IV please!

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2013, 07:07:01 PM »
Hi

Sorry for this topic, but I'm at the point where I want to upgrade to full frame after having a 600D for a couple of years.

I want it for 50/50 photo and video, I would get the 6D but the video on the MK3 is much more superior! I've not spent this much money on a camera before, hence my last minute doubts and hesitation!

Thoughts on if its even worth thinking about waiting on the Mark IV please!

Thanks,

Ben.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2013, 07:31:50 PM »
If a 5D MkIV is really needed ASAP, I personally would buy the upcoming Sony NEX-full frame, paint "5D MkIV" over the label and pretend it was 5D IV.  A win-win for everybody involved  :D

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2013, 07:56:42 PM »
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Forget some distant future. Do this...

Wait six or eight weeks. When the holiday season sales get going, watch for the best price you can possibly get and buy a 5D3 at that time.

There's no more to it than that.

Good luck with it.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
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