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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #285 on: June 04, 2012, 01:16:45 PM »
Well, one thing is for certain. The 5D3 appears to be much better at being in stock. :)
Nikon should really get their sh1t together with their supply chain.

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #286 on: June 04, 2012, 01:22:14 PM »
Well, one thing is for certain. The 5D3 appears to be much better at being in stock. :)
Nikon should really get their sh1t together with their supply chain.

LOL So true.

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #287 on: June 04, 2012, 01:45:50 PM »
Canon 5d mark III is by far the more versatile camera. I canceled my order however since it is at least 500 euro overpriced and it does not really add something new for landscapers. If you shoot weddings or even sports and that kind of stuff it is better then nikon d800 by far.

Agreed. 

The canon 5D3 has its place for certain uses - low-light events being one of them.  At 36MP, I'd never use a D800 for a wedding ... that's just way to much data to process for an image heavy shoot.  However, given the specs of the rumored 3D, I feel like I'm being screwed by Canon.  At this point I'm seriously debating selling the 5D3, dropping back to a 5D2, and waiting for the 3D.

Given the improvements rumored for the 3D, the 5D3 doesn't seem to hold much market value with the 5D2 still on the shelves.  My perfect lineup would be a 7D, a 5D2 and the 3D (with the current rumored spec sheet).  The 5D3 falls by the wayside in my mind - but that's just my $0.02.

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #288 on: June 04, 2012, 02:19:50 PM »
what would you say is better for kids/family/newborn photographers? D800 or Markiii?

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #289 on: June 04, 2012, 02:42:34 PM »
what would you say is better for kids/family/newborn photographers? D800 or Markiii?

I'm 100% positive you wont get biased answers, but my vote goes to the markIII...  The AF is a slightly snappier and faster (a fraction according to most reviewers) which may or may not be needed for kids and babies.  Most the fine detail and dr gets thrown out the window for portraits as most clients wont want every zit magnified, and unless you make your living off of 30x40's, the mark III will do everything you want and then some, as well as give pleasing skin tones (d800 has been criticized for having a slight green cast, but then again Kermit the frog would be pleased and ready for photographs!). 
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #290 on: June 04, 2012, 03:12:28 PM »
Yep, the 5D Mark III has shitty dynamic range  :P


Great shot of Lake McKenzie ...... awesome part of the world.

Yep, the 5DIII can take decent photos - in almost every case it's the photographer not the camera that holds back the output

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #291 on: June 04, 2012, 03:46:26 PM »
Well, one thing is for certain. The 5D3 appears to be much better at being in stock. :)
Nikon should really get their sh1t together with their supply chain.

Probably because its 3500$.

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #292 on: June 04, 2012, 03:55:27 PM »
Canon 5d mark III is by far the more versatile camera. I canceled my order however since it is at least 500 euro overpriced and it does not really add something new for landscapers. If you shoot weddings or even sports and that kind of stuff it is better then nikon d800 by far.

Agreed. 

The canon 5D3 has its place for certain uses - low-light events being one of them.  At 36MP, I'd never use a D800 for a wedding ... that's just way to much data to process for an image heavy shoot.  However, given the specs of the rumored 3D, I feel like I'm being screwed by Canon.  At this point I'm seriously debating selling the 5D3, dropping back to a 5D2, and waiting for the 3D.

Given the improvements rumored for the 3D, the 5D3 doesn't seem to hold much market value with the 5D2 still on the shelves.  My perfect lineup would be a 7D, a 5D2 and the 3D (with the current rumored spec sheet).  The 5D3 falls by the wayside in my mind - but that's just my $0.02.

I've never owned a 5D2 until last week when I found a used one for $1300.  I can tell you, that my 5D3, BLOWS away my 1DMIV and the 5D2 by a country mile.  So for everyone that can't tell the picture quality from the 5D2 to 5D3 needs to get your glasses check or you are just kidding yourself.

The new AF system & SOOC are shoots at the HIGH ISO are just blow away the 1DIV.

If everyone is putting so much weight on the 5D2 and how wonderful it is just PROVES that the 5D2 is still relavant and way before it's time for technology that is almost 5 years old, but for now, my new/used 5D2 will sit in my bag as a backup, just because it can.

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #293 on: June 04, 2012, 04:22:45 PM »
Probably because its 3500$.

I think not. The usual crappy supply situation at Nikon is probably the one to blame. Coupled with a few defects on early batches (including batteries).

On flickr, for what it's worth, there are quite a bit more 5D3 users.
http://www.flickr.com/cameras/canon/eos_5d_mark_iii/
http://www.flickr.com/cameras/nikon/d800/

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #294 on: June 04, 2012, 04:33:07 PM »
Probably because its 3500$.

I think not. The usual crappy supply situation at Nikon is probably the one to blame. Coupled with a few defects on early batches (including batteries).

On flickr, for what it's worth, there are quite a bit more 5D3 users.
http://www.flickr.com/cameras/canon/eos_5d_mark_iii/
http://www.flickr.com/cameras/nikon/d800/

I just hope it drops to 2999$ by christmas time. Then I could justify it perhaps.

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #295 on: June 04, 2012, 04:38:10 PM »
what would you say is better for kids/family/newborn photographers? D800 or Markiii?

I'm 100% positive you wont get biased answers, but my vote goes to the markIII...  The AF is a slightly snappier and faster (a fraction according to most reviewers) which may or may not be needed for kids and babies.  Most the fine detail and dr gets thrown out the window for portraits as most clients wont want every zit magnified, and unless you make your living off of 30x40's, the mark III will do everything you want and then some, as well as give pleasing skin tones (d800 has been criticized for having a slight green cast, but then again Kermit the frog would be pleased and ready for photographs!).

thank you :)

i already got mark iii and i love it...but...the grass is always greener...  :) :)

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #296 on: June 04, 2012, 05:20:20 PM »
Well, one thing is for certain. The 5D3 appears to be much better at being in stock. :)
Nikon should really get their sh1t together with their supply chain.

Probably because its 3500$.

I think not. When the 5D3 rumors weren't to my liking, I seriously considered switching systems. I had my Nikon glass narrowed down to the 16-35, 24-120, and 70-200 but they were almost always out of stock. I just checked B&H for fun, and while the 70-200 is in stock, the 16-35 and 24-120 still are not available. So, I don't think you can definitively say that the D800's cheaper price vs. the 5D3 is why it's always out of stock. Unless the aforementioned lenses are as in as high of demand as the D800, Nikon clearly has supply issues across the board.
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #297 on: June 04, 2012, 10:22:48 PM »
Probably because its 3500$.

I think not. The usual crappy supply situation at Nikon is probably the one to blame. Coupled with a few defects on early batches (including batteries).

On flickr, for what it's worth, there are quite a bit more 5D3 users.
http://www.flickr.com/cameras/canon/eos_5d_mark_iii/
http://www.flickr.com/cameras/nikon/d800/

I just hope it drops to 2999$ by christmas time. Then I could justify it perhaps.

I bought my 5D3, 2 months ago here in Malaysia. The street price was RM9,600. That's about US$3,000. If not mistaken, it's slightly cheaper than D800 street price.
My 5D Mark III & 50L was recently stolen. So now I'm a man without a Canon Camera.

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #298 on: June 19, 2012, 05:31:18 PM »
I am so frustrated with Canon.  I waited and waited for the 5d Mk III and I just can't pull the trigger to buy it.  I wanted a landscape camera and the D800 surpasses the 5d in that regard.  I could live with the Canon if it were priced the same as the Nikon, but it's not, and that really irks me.  I am very close to buying the Nikon along with a couple dedicated wide angle lenses for landscapes.  I really don't want to as I've been a Canon loyalist for 30+ years now; however, I think Canon dropped the ball on this one and I also feel that their prices, not only on this camera, but on many of their lenses, is getting out of control.
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #299 on: June 19, 2012, 05:33:18 PM »
I am so frustrated with Canon.  I waited and waited for the 5d Mk III and I just can't pull the trigger to buy it.  I wanted a landscape camera and the D800 surpasses the 5d in that regard.  I could live with the Canon if it were priced the same as the Nikon, but it's not, and that really irks me.  I am very close to buying the Nikon along with a couple dedicated wide angle lenses for landscapes.  I really don't want to as I've been a Canon loyalist for 30+ years now; however, I think Canon dropped the ball on this one and I also feel that their prices, not only on this camera, but on many of their lenses, is getting out of control.

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #299 on: June 19, 2012, 05:33:18 PM »