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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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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2012, 12:36:42 PM »
I'm keeping my 5d/5dII and will wait for Santa to upgrade me to medium format

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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2012, 12:36:42 PM »

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2012, 01:35:10 PM »
None of these and I'd wager I speak for many, - would love to but simply can't afford it. The only reason - period.

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2012, 01:38:37 PM »
Just got on a pre-order list... I'm definitely upgrading!!

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Where do you get a preorder list?

I don't "officially" have a preorder submitted - but on a whim I called my local camera shop and asked if I could preorder the 5DmkIII.  They said they couldn't officially take any orders until tomorrow, but the guy offered to call me as soon as they open to get my order in.  Works for me!

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2012, 02:11:00 PM »
Waiting to see specs and price. Choice is between 1DX , 5DIII and 1DIV.
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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2012, 02:35:11 PM »
If these specs turn out to be as straight forward as it appears then I'll keep using my 5DII and see no immediate need to add a spare. If time comes the 5DIII would make a good replacement at that point. Unless I win the lottery of course - but then I'd switch to Leica anyway I guess.
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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2012, 02:41:51 PM »
I'm waiting for the price to drop first, by that time there should be enough reviews for me to reconsider the upgrade. I could also get the 1D X and sell both my 7D and 5D2 but I will probably keep a smaller camera for e.g. street photography. The G1 X might work for that.
In any case, the 24-70L II is higher on my wish list.
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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2012, 03:23:45 PM »
So far 70% are not thrilled enough to buy one immediately...or worse.  Not a ringing endorsement for the new cam.

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2012, 03:23:45 PM »

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2012, 04:34:33 PM »
So far 70% are not thrilled enough to buy one immediately...or worse.  Not a ringing endorsement for the new cam.

At least 70% would not pay top dollar for a camera sight unseen.
Wait until all the options are revealed.
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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2012, 01:43:02 AM »
I am keeping my 5D Mark II but would not buy a camera with higher Megapixel count than 21-22MP. The only thing I see on the new camera that excites me is the extended AEB to 7 brackets. Wish it was 9 brackets though. No excuse for Canon not to make it more. (IMO there is also no excuse for Canon to not have a firmware update for the 5DMark II that would allow more bracketing than the measly 3 brackets).   
I am also interested in the in-camera HDR...on the 5DMarkIII...so I would like to find out what that is all about, but I am guessing I am much better off in post to process my HDR images. I will have more control.

....but there just are not enough features to make me want or need this 5DMark upgrade for the way that I shoot.  I am going to spend that money on the new 24-70mm lens, and have $1000 left over for some traveling!!!
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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2012, 05:19:16 AM »
To me Image quality is the only deciding factor (details, tonal range) and this confirmed 5D iii spec is simply not that tempting, especially after looking at the spec of Nikon D800E (it just SOUNDS like there will be more details and sharpness, needless to say bigger file size for cropping in should the bad bad photo editor / client want to,) I am in serious doubt whether I should go for the 5D iii or jump ship to the Nikon camp.

As for the disappointment that is 1Dx, just in what way is it better than the 5D iii to justify almost twice the price? I know it is bigger individual pixel size, but from the sample photos available so far, it is simply NOT impressive.

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2012, 12:51:14 PM »
I'll definitely wait.
I'm more than happy with my current 5DII and 7D which are both excellent and get the results I want. I buy a new camera/lens when the need is there, not to simply add another piece of unnecessary gear to by camera bag.

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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2012, 01:22:43 PM »
Option 5.  I'm probably going to get the 1D X.
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Re: [POLL] I'm a 5D Mark II owner and...
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2012, 01:22:43 PM »