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Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 11, 2013, 11:31:28 AM »
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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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 #1 on: October 11, 2013, 11:37:52 AM »
If you need a camera, get one.  if not, there will always be another new model a few years away.  Expect a 2 year wait.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 11:49:41 AM »
If you need a camera, get one.  if not, there will always be another new model a few years away.  Expect a 2 year wait.

If its 2 years I guess I'll just get the 5dmk3. If it was a year or sooner I'd be tempted to hang on...

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 12:02:36 PM »
Get the 5d3 now. You will get to enjoy it and it will probably sell nicely when the 5d4 comes out. It is definitely the camera I would have chosen if I were into video (and had 3 months of overtime). I sold my first DSLR (7D) after about 9 months for $500 less than I paid new. Not too bad considering what a rental costs.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 12:06:28 PM »
You will be blown away by the 5DIII coming from the 600D, and yes, it will probably be 2+ years for the 5DIV. 
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 12:24:51 PM »
Photography Bay said
 "The 5D X  (or whatever the camera would be called) would likely see a marginal kick in specs as compared to the jump in performance we saw from the 5D Mark II to the 5D Mark III."

So if you are looking for a real improvement over the 5D3 I would say to wait for the 5D5/5D X Mark II. There will always be something better down the line.  ;D

BTW, I am VERY pleased with my 5D3 for still images (no interest in video).
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 12:37:06 PM »
It's the 5D Mark 7 you really want to wait for... I wouldn't shoot anything until you can get a hold of that one.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013, 01:00:54 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.
This is a particularly poor time to predict the future of higher end bodies...Nobody knows what is going to happen or when it will happen. What will happen with high-megapixel cameras? What will happen with dual-pixel technology? When will new fabrication tech make it to the FF lines? What lessons will be learned from wireless interfaces and touch screens and how will it effect the user interface? Will mirrorless emerge?

The 5D3 is fairly new and is a kick-ass general purpose camera.... I can't see a big rush to be replacing it soon as it is a hot seller. People have been told by Canon that the 7D2 will be "revolutionary" and the safe bet is that we will wait till the middle of 2014 to get our hands on it... I am sure that lessons learned from it will make thier way into a 5D4, but an optimistic timeframe is mid 2015 for it to be released... but it will probably be later...

So the question to be asked is do you want a known great camera now, or some unknown capacity camera in a few years time... unless you are not planning to take pictures for the next 2-3 years, I'd get the 5D3 now.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2013, 01:13:21 PM »
I'm waiting for the Canon 12Z Mark9, with onboard Mac OS, 6" retina display LCD, and octo-card support (triple CF, triple SD, 1 microSD, and 1 nanocard [not yet invented]).  It will have a direct link up to the Hubble space telescope for snapping shots of nebulae from my bedroom.   It will definitely have a 10TB wireless network connection to mah laptop, and 250,000mah LiPo batteries for continuous use.  And if it doesn't shoot at 49 FPS... I'm throwing it on the ground and waiting for the Mark10.  Oh, and the sensor better have 790megapixels, or I won't even look at it.

5DMark3?  When you compare it to the specs I've listed, you realize that it is a total joke of a camera.  I don't know how photographers get by with such junk.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2013, 01:19:42 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.

with your experience.. the 5D MK3 is not good enough, it will limit your artistic vision!

i say... wait for the 5D MK4 or think about buying a 1D X II.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2013, 01:21:36 PM by Lichtgestalt »

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2013, 01:24:05 PM »
ditto with most here.  it will be 2 years minimum for a 5dmk4.  I would bet the 6d gets refreshed before the 5d series (following the logic that the 6d is entry level and will follow the rules for an entry level camera's - but because it's FF, i think it will be on a 2 year refreshing cycle.  I think that's one of the reasons they spec'ed it so low in terms of AF and some of the other goodies they left out of it (so they can push out incremental updates), and, that gives them an FF platform to test some of their ideas for the 5d4. 

my guess is late 2014/15 for the 6d2
late 2015/2016 for the mk4
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2013, 01:52:24 PM »
I sold mine 7D and got 5DMk3 couple month ago. Happy.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2013, 02:03:14 PM »
I got the 5D Mark III about a year ago and have been extremely pleased with it.   If you have the 5D3 and a good set of lenses specific to your shooting needs, you'll really enjoy the camera.

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2013, 02:24:32 PM »
It's the 5D Mark 7 you really want to wait for... I wouldn't shoot anything until you can get a hold of that one.

Dude, you just made me shart in my pants.

In all seriousness though, test drive both the 6D and 5D3 and figure out which one actually fits your needs better as they both have different pros and cons. Either one will be a significant upgrade from your current body and you may find that the 6D is enough to give you what you need + some other features that are not in the 5D.

Re contemplating on waiting for the 5D4.... your time could be much better spent on other things.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2013, 02:30:19 PM »
Get the Mark III, you won`t regret it and don`t even consider the 6D. If you can spare the money, get the 5D3!
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