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I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...

I'm definitely going to upgrade to 5D Mark III.
26 (29.5%)
I'm unsure what I'm going to do.
36 (40.9%)
I'm keeping my 5D Mark II. I'll upgrade when Canon introduces a high-MP camera.
14 (15.9%)
I have my eye on Nikon D800.
12 (13.6%)

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Voting closed: May 01, 2012, 09:44:31 AM

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yunusoglu

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[POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« on: March 01, 2012, 08:44:31 AM »
5D Mark III definitely seems like a great tool but I wonder how existing 5D Mark II owners react to the 5D Mark III specs...
« Last Edit: March 01, 2012, 08:51:27 AM by yunusoglu »

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[POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« on: March 01, 2012, 08:44:31 AM »

assaf42

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 09:01:28 AM »
I've had my 5dII since it first came out and have been eagerly awaiting this upgrade. 

I was set on the 1dx because I was skeptical of Canon giving advanced 61pt AF to the usually high megapixel 5d............. but with these rumored specs, it's going to be tough to spend all that money on a 1dx

TAR

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 09:06:32 AM »
5D III is noway better than D800..other than ISO..thats going to be the same after reduction from 36MP to 22MP ...they simply use 7D AF system and metering in the new 5D and 1500$ more?...WTF. i can buy 2 x 7D..i would have considered if 1DX AF and metering...

assaf42

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 09:17:59 AM »
The d800 is aimed at the landscape and studio crowd, who need the huge megapixels. 

The 5dIII and the D800 are completely different beasts.  It's almost as if they switched places, with some nice upgrades of course

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 09:56:22 AM »
Not sure what to do at all. I am so confused.

The D800 and 5DII are ment to compete against each other (yes?), but the D800 is superior in almost every way..

I'll probably stick to my 5D2, dreaming about the D800e.

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 10:18:15 AM »
Definitely picking this puppy up... If a job comes up where I need 30+ pixels, I will rent the camera and bill it to my clients...  Bye bye 5d mark 2
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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 10:19:30 AM »
Definitely yes, but definitely not right now.
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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 10:19:30 AM »

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 10:25:12 AM »
I'm wanting to replace my 7D with the 5DIII, adding it to my 5DII not replacing it. But it's a price point issue now. Love the specs on the 5D3 but if they don't show up with a body only price around $2700 then I'll wait til next year.

sweetcancer

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 10:27:45 AM »
A spec list tells me nothing like how good a dynamic range the new sensor has or how well it performs in low light. Based purely on it, it is impossible for me to decide weather or not i'm going to upgrade. We'll see.

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 10:37:27 AM »
if the 5D Mark III were to be EXACTLY like the 5D Mark II, but with more [selectable] cross-type AF points (any useful amount more, 5 more, 7 more, 9 more, 13 more, whatever), 100% viewfinder, and 6.0 or more FPS ... I'll be upgrading.  and, my feeling is, it will have at least those things and maybe one or two more.  so I'm looking forward to being a satisfied customer.

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 10:50:53 AM »
A spec list tells me nothing like how good a dynamic range the new sensor has or how well it performs in low light. Based purely on it, it is impossible for me to decide weather or not i'm going to upgrade. We'll see.
Agree ... I will wait for first reviews
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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 10:58:29 AM »
Keeping my 5D Mark II.  Those AF points are worthless when I often use Tilt/Shifts!

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 11:12:55 AM »
Just got on a pre-order list... I'm definitely upgrading!!

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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 11:12:55 AM »

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 12:20:40 PM »
I own a 5D Mark II and a 7D. I'm really interested in the Mark III since it seems to incorporate features from both the Mark II and 7D in that it' a [relatively] high fps, good autofocus, and a full frame sensor...although it might not be an official merge because 7D shooters probably like the extra reach of the crop sensor and also wouldn't want to sacrifice the 2.5 fps. That being said, I probably won't upgrade immediately because for my work, it's more convenient to have two bodies with separate lenses on than to have just one body and switch lenses...and at the price of $3500, I'd probably have to sell both my cameras to afford this!

The specs look really great though and when I do save up enough, I definitely would like to buy this. I don't understand why there's been so much criticism of the 1DX, and now 5D III, specs because they focus more on ISO than megapixels. Reading this site for years, it seems like the majority of people wanted Canon to focus less on megapixels, and more on ISO and DR...people would often dismiss the 'megapixel myth' and slam marketing departments from selling megapixels instead of focusing more on issues that more directly affect everyday usability (like AF and ISO). I understand some people - like those who do studio work, or wildlife - need many megapixels, but I think many shooters that visit this site (wedding photographers, photojournalists) prefer to be able to pull off a handheld shot in natural light at a higher ISO than to have to rely on a tripod or external flash. Besides, I don't think 20 megapixels is that low ;-)

This is definitely something I'd like to be able to upgrade to...the fact I'm going to hold off is more a reflection of my finances than a lack of enthusiasm!

RedEye

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 12:33:10 PM »
Just got on a pre-order list... I'm definitely upgrading!!

:)

Where do you get a preorder list?

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 12:33:10 PM »