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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #105 on: March 03, 2012, 07:18:09 PM »
Said this over the past 2 weeks that the 1Dx would have the better IQ.  5D3 looks better than the 5D2, but there was no way on God's Green Earth that Canon was going to let the 5D3 surpass the 1Dx in IQ.


The story has yet to be told though since they claim the 1DX is 1 stop better than the 5D3 and that the 5D3 is nearly 2 stops better than the 5D2, but that is all impossible, it would break physics. If the 1DX is a full stop better than the 5D3 then the 5D3 will equal the 5D2, if even. Something is not adding up. My hope is that they are basically just trying to make 1DX users feel better  ;D (while also over-stating the 5D3's skills, since more than 1 stop better than 5D2 wouldn't be easy).

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #105 on: March 03, 2012, 07:18:09 PM »

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III: jpeg samples
« Reply #106 on: March 03, 2012, 07:22:15 PM »
I'm not sure what's up with those aurora shots.  Both just look wrong to me for some reason, even the ISO800 one, I can't explain it.
In the ISO 800 shot, I see the stars are leaving a very slight trail, so that they appear a bit teardrop-shaped (motion diagonally, between a 10-11 o'clock position to a 4-5 o'clock one, roughly).  This is likely due to some camera movement (at a wide lens setting, and only 8 seconds, there is not enough time for the rotation of the earth to become visible, I would think...maybe I could play with the Stellarium planetarium software a bit to figure out for sure).

There also appears to be some "chunkiness" or blurring in some subjects, and the blue sky near the waterline appears to have chroma noise blotches.

The tiger picture surprises me a bit for two reasons - one, it doesn't seem as "sharp" as I would have expected from that lens.  The shadow areas (the dark greens, at least) appear very good though, much better than I would expect to get at 3200 from my 7D for sure.

the bright stars have black halos, as does part of the snowboarder's clothing and some of the chunks of snow, it looks like the 5D2 black dots problem (eventually solved with firmware update) only about 10x worse....  :(

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #107 on: March 04, 2012, 12:35:06 AM »
what a disappointment. 22Mp, $4300, omg, what a slap on the face from canon, nikon even have a flash on it. usb3, they even have one with no AA. They are even cheaper, and they even came from 12MP, you know when the competition goes from 12-36 and you stop moving, you are in a lot of trouble. I am done with canon upgrade, i going to keep 5d2. Canon never going to see a cent from me until they fix this.

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #108 on: March 04, 2012, 09:11:33 AM »
what a disappointment. 22Mp, $4300, omg, what a slap on the face from canon, nikon even have a flash on it. usb3, they even have one with no AA. They are even cheaper, and they even came from 12MP, you know when the competition goes from 12-36 and you stop moving, you are in a lot of trouble. I am done with canon upgrade, i going to keep 5d2. Canon never going to see a cent from me until they fix this.
If I had a mkIi and I had no need for a brand new sensor, better af, better dr, better fps, allow me to have more keepers I would do exactly like what you have done. My only problem is if I had not given my money canon I would have to give wayyyyy more money to Nikon to switch. I have seen Nikon d700 shooters complain they need to buy a new computer or spend 1000s on memory and disk upgrades to handle the d800 file. These 2 companies just cannot give us everything we want .

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #109 on: March 04, 2012, 09:39:44 AM »
These 2 companies just cannot give us everything we want .
Or perhaps it is a case 'Careful what you wish for'.....

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Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #109 on: March 04, 2012, 09:39:44 AM »