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Chuck Alaimo

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2014, 02:06:24 PM »
I guess the real question I was hoping could be answered, but of course can't, is when will Canon introduce a chip comparable to Sony's in a full frame format?  Only Canon knows.

The title of the forum is Canon Rumors, not Canon Schedule.
Unless a release is imminent you are probably as well off consulting a psychic.
I heard there are several on line that will give you the answer for a small fee charged to your credit card.

With Canon's silence about upcoming camera releases, I am not optimistic for a new high MP body next this year.

Edit: oops... it is next year.

LOL at consulting a psychic!!!!  but, I don't think we need to go that far.  We can use canon's history to get a better idea of when --- I think most here would agree that 3-4 years between upgrades is a very reasonable way to look at it...

but --- I'm not even sure given what your asking that waiting on the next 5 series will be what you want anyway.  If you want higher MP's and more DR, I would be looking and hoping for any word on the big MP thing canon has been working on.  If we look at the the ucserbase - the 5 series is meant to be a jack of all trades camera - good enough for the studio but also really good in the dark.  I don't think I'm far off in saying that wedding photographers are the main client base of the 5 series - and wedding while wedding shooters would love some more DR, its a trade off...manageble file sizes and a wide usable ISO range are far more important unless you want to buy a body that's only used for 1-2 hours of the day. 
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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2014, 02:06:24 PM »

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2014, 03:36:02 PM »
If you're okay with the AF system of the 5D2 and are only really concerned with an increase in IQ or improved gradation in the middle tones, then just swap out for a 6D. Although a negligible increase, it does have the highest DR of any Canon sensor at the moment. I also find that the files are cleaner/slightly better to work with in post than the 5D3. Just a thought.....

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2014, 04:39:46 PM »
If you are after a replacement for the 5D Mark III in 2014, then Canon may disappoint you.  Based on history I think mid 2015 is  when the Mark IV may be released.

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2014, 05:04:28 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel that you're concerned that 5d III price would decrease a lot when 5d IV gets released. Considering some recent great deals, you can always sell it for about the same price (in case you don't like the camera).

If you aren't concerned about that, 5d III is a great camera and should serve you many years. I think many 5d III owners may skip 5d IV and wait for 5d V. 

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2014, 05:08:11 PM »
I'm waiting for the release of the 1Dx Mark III.  That's the only way I can afford the current 1Dx just like I can finally afford the 1D Mark III now that it is 2 revs out.
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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2014, 05:31:38 PM »
BTW, if you sold your 5D2, you would basically have enough to cover the cost of a refurb 6d or add a couple hundred and get a new one at 1400. 

Also, if Canon sensors are restricting your ability to get what you need and AF is not a big deal for you, get an a7r. So far, they have been shown to provide really high resolution out of Canon glass (just based on what is available on the net) and give you the DR of the sensor I believe you want.

Or if Canon's silence on a new high MP/DR sensor is truly irking you to the point where you can't take another photo, then just jump ship and get what you are lusting after.

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2014, 06:07:23 PM »
I'm waiting for the release of the 1Dx Mark III.  That's the only way I can afford the current 1Dx just like I can finally afford the 1D Mark III now that it is 2 revs out.

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2014, 06:07:23 PM »

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2014, 06:16:34 PM »
I'm waiting for the release of the 1Dx Mark III.  That's the only way I can afford the current 1Dx just like I can finally afford the 1D Mark III now that it is 2 revs out.

 ;D...LOL

FUNNY!

Then there's the highly anticipated APS-H high MP, high DR, high fps at a low cost, oh and it will take EF-S lenses too.

Thank you, I'll be here all week.

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2014, 08:54:18 PM »
Hmmm but I see you are leaning toward canon instead of Nikon.  Obviously as a pro who has used both, you already know which direction to go...regardless of the Nikon chip design.

That being said you should get the 5diii and not worry about what's around the corner.  You'll be asking the same question again when/if a 5d iv is announced.  Take good care of your 5d3 and trade it in later for something else that may better suit your needs or wants at the time.  I have a 5d3 and actually like it more than the 1dx.  I'm considering buying a second one.

Kind of hoping for a new chip that competes with the Sony/Nikon overall quality.  Wait or purchase a 5D MIII? Talk here is that Canon will not give us a new camera in 2014.  If true, the question is wait til 2015 sometime, or buy a MIII. Have Mark II, access to several Mark III, at work, but need a personal camera update.

I am a working Pro and have personal experience with all Canon chips and several Nikon chips.  So, please, no discussion over C versus N.  Thanks.

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2014, 10:16:23 PM »
What do you shoot, and exactly are you looking to improve in terms of camera results?

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Kind of hoping for a new chip that competes with the Sony/Nikon overall quality.  Wait or purchase a 5D MIII? Talk here is that Canon will not give us a new camera in 2014.  If true, the question is wait til 2015 sometime, or buy a MIII. Have Mark II, access to several Mark III, at work, but need a personal camera update.

I am a working Pro and have personal experience with all Canon chips and several Nikon chips.  So, please, no discussion over C versus N.  Thanks.
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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2014, 10:17:22 PM »
Agreed!

Hope is nice.  Holding your breath would be a bad idea.

In what way is your 5DII falling short for you? For me, it was the AF. The 5DIII would have been a solution, but I got the 1D X.  I didn't have issues with the sensor-based IQ of the 5DII.

+1...AF system is my #1 reason jumping from II to III.
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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2014, 11:33:56 PM »
Kind of hoping for a new chip that competes with the Sony/Nikon overall quality.  Wait or purchase a 5D MIII? Talk here is that Canon will not give us a new camera in 2014.  If true, the question is wait til 2015 sometime, or buy a MIII. Have Mark II, access to several Mark III, at work, but need a personal camera update.

I am a working Pro and have personal experience with all Canon chips and several Nikon chips.  So, please, no discussion over C versus N.  Thanks.


When I really needed low light high ISO working body it did not exist. Now I need it again. Waiting for a "Magic Bullet Camera" is not good for restful sleep. Now that I need a rugged high ISO body again the 5D MIII makes sense with Eye-Fi for using tablets or laptops for studio work (tablets on a hiking trail). D800's look appealing until a remote release pin drops into the body. I use remote releases always from a tripod in a studio situation or for landscape/architectural photography. You might save yourself the upgrade expense if you can focus from a tablet and the 5D MII. I don't know. Never done it. But it is growing in popularity as you can see just how good your focus is on a larger screen. An investment in an Eye-Fi Pro 16 GB card is not so much if an upgrade is saved until the 5D M IV finally is released. Just my thoughts for what they are worth.
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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2014, 11:45:06 PM »
How are people getting Live View via an Eye-Fi card?

I very occasionally use an Eye-Fi but I also have a WFT, the Eye-Fi is a toy, the WFT a tool with dramatically better functionality. You can use the WFT for Live View, and full control over remote shooting, among other things.

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2014, 11:53:12 PM »
Kind of hoping for a new chip that competes with the Sony/Nikon overall quality. 

Do you feel that the final usable quality of Sony files is that much better? I have heard a lot all over the net but I have not seen anything in a print or on the web that has convinced me to switch despite the allure of the Sony A7R.

I see great images and poor images and I cannot tell what has been made with what.

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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2014, 12:03:19 AM »
How are people getting Live View via an Eye-Fi card?

I very occasionally use an Eye-Fi but I also have a WFT, the Eye-Fi is a toy, the WFT a tool with dramatically better functionality. You can use the WFT for Live View, and full control over remote shooting, among other things.
You may not can. I only see the preview of already taken images. WFT might be the only way to go at a cost. I just went to the Eye-Fi site. Not to clear about what it can and can't do. Most likely a contact with them up and coming.
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Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2014, 12:03:19 AM »