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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2013, 06:19:52 AM »
I'd say it's 1 to 1.5 years out.
We better start a new thread on the potential specs of 5D MK IV really soon ;D
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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 #61 on: October 25, 2013, 04:22:54 PM »
I'd say it's 1 to 1.5 years out.
We better start a new thread on the potential specs of 5D MK IV really soon ;D

i won't be satisfied unless it is over 80MP's with 1342 stops of DR, I also want it to make coffee, and have 2 million AF points....lol
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2013, 04:40:25 PM »
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...

I fail to see the logic here.  You say you can wait a year, but not two years?  That's silly.  Either you need a camera like the 5D3, or you don't.  It sounds like you can get by without it for now.  If you're wanting to use it to do important or professional work, then I would say buy one now...especially going into the holidays when there's bound to be a deal.  Personally I can wait until the 5D4, unless something else comes along first.  But that's because I love my 6D, and the video from it works fine for my needs.  I've yet to see any moire from it, but I don't shoot a lot of closeups of people wearing striped suits.  If I was doing very much quality video work, I would probably have bought both a 5D3 and a cinema camera, along with all the ringing that's required to do pro work.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #63 on: October 25, 2013, 04:42:39 PM »
I'd say it's 1 to 1.5 years out.
We better start a new thread on the potential specs of 5D MK IV really soon ;D

i won't be satisfied unless it is over 80MP's with 1342 stops of DR, I also want it to make coffee, and have 2 million AF points....lol
Agreed, except for the coffee part ... I want it to make piping hot Chai Latte with Ginger ;D
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2013, 05:28:10 PM »
Better hold off for the Mark V,  its going to be much better than the IV !!

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2013, 04:15:20 AM »
Better hold off for the Mark V,  its going to be much better than the IV !!
Will it to make piping hot Chai Latte with Ginger, better than the MK IV? ;D
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #66 on: October 26, 2013, 04:46:53 AM »
Get the iii. You wil not regret.
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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 #67 on: October 26, 2013, 07:43:09 AM »
Better hold off for the Mark V,  its going to be much better than the IV !!
Will it to make piping hot Chai Latte with Ginger, better than the MK IV? ;D
No but I think it will have a pop up flash!

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #68 on: October 26, 2013, 07:55:17 AM »
Better hold off for the Mark V,  its going to be much better than the IV !!

You might be correct there, but the big splash with mirrorless and electronic viewfinder (and helpers like in-vf focus peaking) is yet to come - today Canon has to build a high-end dslr system for 14fps, tomorrow you'll get 140fps on a Rebel. But this won't be in the next generation, so buying an "old-school" phase af system now is nothing to worry about.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #69 on: October 26, 2013, 11:11:07 AM »
Better hold off for the Mark V,  its going to be much better than the IV !!
Will it to make piping hot Chai Latte with Ginger, better than the MK IV? ;D
No but I think it will have a pop up flash!
Naah ... in that case I endorse 5D MK III ;D
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #70 on: October 26, 2013, 11:56:41 AM »
Years away from M4.  Just buy a M3 and make some $ while waiting for the new one.

...no brainer.

I was one of those guys who bought my M3 immediately.  I had a friend who waited eight months and then tried to rub it into my face that he'd saved a couple of hundred dollars on his.

He neglected to realize, and I didn't point out, that I'd had eight months of producing amazing photos with super happy clients.  I'd made multiples of his savings from clients as well as greatly increased my client and referral base.


don't dork around anymore.  just get the dang thing.  you'll not regret it.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #71 on: October 26, 2013, 01:16:54 PM »
Buy it now on sale.

In 1 to two years, get a Mark IV, and use the Mark III as a second body.  Problem solved.

Go out, shoot, have fun, don't get "faclempt".

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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...

I fail to see the logic here.  You say you can wait a year, but not two years?  That's silly.  Either you need a camera like the 5D3, or you don't.  It sounds like you can get by without it for now.  If you're wanting to use it to do important or professional work, then I would say buy one now...especially going into the holidays when there's bound to be a deal.  Personally I can wait until the 5D4, unless something else comes along first.  But that's because I love my 6D, and the video from it works fine for my needs.  I've yet to see any moire from it, but I don't shoot a lot of closeups of people wearing striped suits.  If I was doing very much quality video work, I would probably have bought both a 5D3 and a cinema camera, along with all the ringing that's required to do pro work.
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #72 on: October 26, 2013, 01:53:08 PM »
MK1 to MK2 was approx. 3 1/4 years, MK 2 to MK 3 was just 3 years.

For all those saying 2 yrs plus from today's date for MK 4 that would be a gap of at least 3 years 7 months. With technology advancing at such a pace and some new tech for example in the 70D that isn't in the 5D3 what is the reason for thinking that the trend would be for a longer gap?

My money is on early 2015 (literally, I am saving for the big upgrade as I have 3 EFS lenses to replace).

Incidentally there was a rumour on this site last year that there would not be a 7D2 but a higher specced replacement for the 60D - hasn't that come true??

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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 #73 on: October 26, 2013, 02:59:04 PM »
My money is on early 2015 (literally, I am saving for the big upgrade as I have 3 EFS lenses to replace).

We should do a poll :-) ... Imho Canon cannot do a 5d3->5d4 (sensor) update which would outperform the 1dx, and I don't see a 1dx2 in 2015.

At the same time unless Canon gets under severe market pressure imho the now collected gimmicks (wifi, gps, touchscreen, dual af sensor for (amateur) video) don't warrant an update a la Nikon d600->d610 yet... the 5d3 is a competent stills camera and a terrific video camera with Magic Lantern raw video, so why rock the boat?

My money is on early 2015 (literally, I am saving for the big upgrade as I have 3 EFS lenses to replace).Incidentally there was a rumour on this site last year that there would not be a 7D2 but a higher specced replacement for the 60D - hasn't that come true??

This rumor was about that there wouldn't be a 7d2 _at_all_ but Canon would re-merge 60d+7d1 into a 50d-like update ... which isn't what happened.

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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #74 on: October 27, 2013, 08:17:36 PM »
My money is on early 2015 (literally, I am saving for the big upgrade as I have 3 EFS lenses to replace).

We should do a poll :-) ... Imho Canon cannot do a 5d3->5d4 (sensor) update which would outperform the 1dx, and I don't see a 1dx2 in 2015.

At the same time unless Canon gets under severe market pressure imho the now collected gimmicks (wifi, gps, touchscreen, dual af sensor for (amateur) video) don't warrant an update a la Nikon d600->d610 yet... the 5d3 is a competent stills camera and a terrific video camera with Magic Lantern raw video, so why rock the boat?

My money is on early 2015 (literally, I am saving for the big upgrade as I have 3 EFS lenses to replace).Incidentally there was a rumour on this site last year that there would not be a 7D2 but a higher specced replacement for the 60D - hasn't that come true??

This rumor was about that there wouldn't be a 7d2 _at_all_ but Canon would re-merge 60d+7d1 into a 50d-like update ... which isn't what happened.

hmm...I gotta wonder if that may not be correct...  It kind of depends on a few things.  For 1 --- 1 series bodies tend to have a longer period of time from announcement to hitting  the shelves.  The 1dx was announced well before the 5d3, but, the 5d3 was on the shelves well before the 1dx.  Also, if the 5d4 held a similar fps rate...most of the other features can/could match the 1dx2.  My guess is also that the dev of both would run together.  the 5d4 will be the slower, smaller 1 series body.  of course the 1 series would keep it's built in grip and more robust construction - and be the king of fps! 

The kink here is what happens with the big mp body --- what will the form factor/price point be?  I think canon will be less worried about cannibalizing 1dx sales with a 5d4 if they also have a big mp beast on the table. 

Last speculative guess --- think summer olympics - with that comes the new bodies....so 2016....
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Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« Reply #74 on: October 27, 2013, 08:17:36 PM »