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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2013, 11:48:04 AM »
Thanks a lot for your help guys, even the sarcastic ones.  ;)

I'm going to bite the bullet and just get the 5Dmk3 today. I know its a big jump from the 600D, I could get away with the 6D but seeing as its going to be used for video+photo 50/50 the 5dmk3 wins over the 6D by quite a mile...

Thanks again.  ;D

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« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2013, 03:15:14 PM »
Thanks a lot for your help guys, even the sarcastic ones.  ;)

I'm going to bite the bullet and just get the 5Dmk3 today. I know its a big jump from the 600D, I could get away with the 6D but seeing as its going to be used for video+photo 50/50 the 5dmk3 wins over the 6D by quite a mile...

Thanks again.  ;D

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2013, 04:18:44 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 #48 on: October 13, 2013, 07:11:14 AM »
Thanks a lot for your help guys, even the sarcastic ones.  ;)

I'm going to bite the bullet and just get the 5Dmk3 today. I know its a big jump from the 600D, I could get away with the 6D but seeing as its going to be used for video+photo 50/50 the 5dmk3 wins over the 6D by quite a mile...

Thanks again.  ;D

Congratulations on your decision ... I'm sure you'll be very happy with its performance ... btw, have you seen this CR post: http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/10/deals-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-body-2575-2861/ ... might save you some good money. Happy shopping
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2013, 08:32:12 AM »
did you buy it yet....If I didn't have one already...I would get a Canon film camera...cheap...and great images..and wait for the IV

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2013, 08:58:59 AM »
did you buy it yet....If I didn't have one already...I would get a Canon film camera...cheap...and great images..and wait for the IV

The beta specs for the Mk V are pretty impressive.

It really is a difficult decision.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2013, 09:30:50 AM »
did you buy it yet....If I didn't have one already...I would get a Canon film camera...cheap...and great images..and wait for the IV

+1 for those only wanting full frame for occasional stills, I have recently picked up an Eos 5 on Ebay for about £30.

Obviously no good for video, as the requirements in the original post, and live view is notable for it's absence. I just wish that Canon's digital cameras had eye control focus and a depth mode.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2013, 09:30:50 AM »

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2013, 04:53:17 AM »
@xps: thanks a lot for your uplifting comment. Lens: Canon EF 16-35 F/2.8 USM II Time and aperture: Just click on the photographs, they get you to my flickr photostram. Click on the ... (three white dots on the lower right of the picture) and go for Exif something...Regards, Pedro.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #53 on: October 14, 2013, 05:55:53 AM »
Hey, Why not grab a 5d2? It's sold for cheap used. You can try full frame, and then patiently wait for a next 5d monster. Yep, there's quality difference between 5d2 and 3 but it is on a higher ISOs and price difference is noticeable.

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« Reply #54 on: October 14, 2013, 06:07:01 AM »
Or you go 6D for the moment. It's a great camera as well. Look at the thread here by Dustin Abbott "Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII"http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12847.0
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #55 on: October 24, 2013, 06:33:44 PM »
the mark IV could be at lease 6months away, minimum. however i have noticed a $300 price drop in the mk III recently......hmmmmm

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #56 on: October 24, 2013, 06:43:42 PM »
the mark IV could be at lease 6months away, minimum. however i have noticed a $300 price drop in the mk III recently......hmmmmm

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6 months? That seems highly optimistic given that we don't even expect the 7D to be announced for another 6 months.... 2 years seems like a more realistic timeframe... but I would bet on longer than that.

As digital cameras mature, the difference between updates gets smaller and smaller and for the higher end cameras you can expect update times to get longer.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #57 on: October 24, 2013, 07:59:28 PM »
the mark IV could be at lease 6months away, minimum. however i have noticed a $300 price drop in the mk III recently......hmmmmm

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6 months? That seems highly optimistic given that we don't even expect the 7D to be announced for another 6 months.... 2 years seems like a more realistic timeframe... but I would bet on longer than that.

As digital cameras mature, the difference between updates gets smaller and smaller and for the higher end cameras you can expect update times to get longer.


I'de agree with Don, you could be waiting another 1 to 2 years for an update to the MK III, Cameras are throw away items pretty well, buy what you can't afford now, sell it, or give it away in 2 years and get the new one, don't fall in love with them as after 2 years your always looking over your shoulder at the newer model that just walked by, and be happy with NGAS, this is not an affliction, it's a well developed and nurtured condition.

If you really wanted to upgrade every 6 months, get a Nikon D600, then you could get a Nikon D610 within 6 months (actually right now), and if the optional oil chucking shutter isn'y fixed, you could get the Nikon D620 maybe by Xmas next year, that would be 3 new Cameras in 12 months, with or without the problematic shutter (your choice of course) but all NEW !! and all with no discount for the previous faults in design, Nikon could be onto something here.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #57 on: October 24, 2013, 07:59:28 PM »

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #58 on: October 24, 2013, 08:41:40 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.

If you tend to shoot a lot less over the winter and if you live in an area where winter is about to hit then I might wait until spring and see what gets announced. If you plan to shoot a lot now, go on big trips soon, etc. I guess you could spring for the 5D3 now. I have a feeling that the 5D4 is looking to not make it out this spring maybe next fall or the following spring. You never know though so I guess it depends how much you'd shoot over the upcoming months. It also depends if you like having more reach and tons of detail or lots of DR at low ISO or not, if not of that matters too much then the 5D3 looks pretty good so long as you are willing to deal with ML RAW video (which is amazing) and manually focusing video.


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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #59 on: October 24, 2013, 08:43:33 PM »
No way it's 2-3+ years out as some here are saying, that's absurd, Canon will be looking so incredibly old on the sensor by then (it already does) and they will want to get 4k options going and the new video focusing into more models. They'll get eaten alive if they wait that long. The 5D3 has already been out almost 1.5 years, no way they go 3.5-4.5+ years between five series this time (even last time it was 3.5 not 4+). I'd say it's 1 to 1.5 years out. It doesn't seem like it it's 6 months out though, no way. Only way it will take that long is if they release some sort of 2D camera or some such and keep 5D3 selling along at a bit lower price point. Maybe some sort of 2D thing or new 1 series could hit in six months. Hard to say. The new Sony may have them panicked if they had planned to go $8000 bulky one series only for more MP and DR or something next year.
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