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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #345 on: June 28, 2012, 09:58:35 AM »
Price is dropping fast and is close to 3000 euro now in the netherlands so price is not an issue anymore

Where do you get this prize from? In Germany, it's no less than €3250, didn't drop a cent since release - obviously they're still serving back-orders and there's no competition yet.

?! Thats not true. In Germany the price dropped already to 3100 body only.
And http://www.oehling.de/ even had even a 15% discount... sold many 5D3 with the discount, Kit and Body only (unfortunately I noticed to late, out of stock now).
Plus other CPS dealers are already giving you a discount on request!
So I think you are not searching well or maybe you should confront your local dealer ;)

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #345 on: June 28, 2012, 09:58:35 AM »

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #346 on: June 28, 2012, 11:07:40 AM »
Canon 5d III is by far more versatile
Canon is still the better system
It is better at sports
Price is dropping fast and is close to 3000 euro now in the netherlands so price is not an issue anymore
Filesize is great. Bigger is only a pain in the ass.
Canon builds its own sensors where Nikon gets its sensors from the enemy which makes them very dependend.

Go take pictures and stop moaning pls

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #347 on: June 28, 2012, 11:29:50 AM »
The 5D3 is better at being more expensive. ;D

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #348 on: June 28, 2012, 11:58:28 AM »
The 5D3 is better at being more expensive. ;D

It's cheaper than D800 when I bought it.
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #349 on: June 28, 2012, 12:01:52 PM »
The 5D3 is better at being more expensive. ;D

That is soooo good.  Canon took a page from their own playbook of Super-Tels and priced the 5D3 at the absolute top of their range.  With a vertical grip, extra battery, and an L bracket the 5D3 is a $4,000 camera.  And yet I'm hoping for even more.  I'm ready for a 1D style camera, 45MP for around $5,000 and I'll be willing to pay for it.  I've added a D800 to my tool set and I'm loving the high MP results.  I've been able to almost double the print sizes I print and I'm going to different presentation media (laminates) for commercial purposes.  More technology is giving me new types of business for my art.  But my Canon glass is not getting much use right now.  I need a camera body from Canon that can equal or best the D800.  Canon - Are you listening?  I'll wait.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2012, 12:04:02 PM by Bruce Photography »

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #350 on: June 28, 2012, 12:16:55 PM »
Amazon numbers are fine for comparing Amazon sales but I suspect these bodies main selling place is elsewhere such as the pro/specialist outlets

Why do you think so? Esp. with a camera body, there's every reason to get it as cheap as possible, and that might be Amazon. For lenses, it's different because you may want to try the particular sample before buying it or return it without any hassle if it's a bad copy.

You've never happened to have gotten a bad body. Same thing. Except usually more important because it affects all of your lenses, even if they are functioning great. Even for camera bodies now that still do not have af microadjustment feature, a body may be out of spec front or back focused and throw off all of your lenses from what you were used to shooting with your last body.

There are people returning bad copies of their 5D3. There are those returning their D800's with focusing problems.
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #351 on: June 28, 2012, 02:57:22 PM »
Nikon is better at creating fanboys.  ;D
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #351 on: June 28, 2012, 02:57:22 PM »

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #352 on: June 28, 2012, 05:07:21 PM »
Nikon is better at creating fanboys.  ;D

Do you actually have a comparison? I don't visit nikonrumors.com, it results in bad karma, but maybe there some Canon fanboyz are just as effective in unmasking Nikon's weaknesses as the other way around?

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #353 on: June 28, 2012, 05:40:45 PM »
Nikon is better at creating fanboys.  ;D

Do you actually have a comparison? I don't visit nikonrumors.com, it results in bad karma, but maybe there some Canon fanboyz are just as effective in unmasking Nikon's weaknesses as the other way around?

Lol, what I wanted to say was that the 5DIII created alot of Nikon fanboys.  I don't frequent NR either, but who knows there might be Canon fanboys over there too.  I just see what's over here.   ;)
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #354 on: June 28, 2012, 07:33:40 PM »
The 5D3 is better at being more expensive. ;D

That is soooo good.  Canon took a page from their own playbook of Super-Tels and priced the 5D3 at the absolute top of their range.  With a vertical grip, extra battery, and an L bracket the 5D3 is a $4,000 camera.  And yet I'm hoping for even more.  I'm ready for a 1D style camera, 45MP for around $5,000 and I'll be willing to pay for it.  I've added a D800 to my tool set and I'm loving the high MP results.  I've been able to almost double the print sizes I print and I'm going to different presentation media (laminates) for commercial purposes.  More technology is giving me new types of business for my art.  But my Canon glass is not getting much use right now.  I need a camera body from Canon that can equal or best the D800.  Canon - Are you listening?  I'll wait.

really? so you wasted your time on those years...your business could have expanded years ago buying an high mpix MF camera
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #355 on: June 28, 2012, 07:41:10 PM »
Amazon numbers are fine for comparing Amazon sales but I suspect these bodies main selling place is elsewhere such as the pro/specialist outlets

Why do you think so? Esp. with a camera body, there's every reason to get it as cheap as possible, and that might be Amazon. For lenses, it's different because you may want to try the particular sample before buying it or return it without any hassle if it's a bad copy.

You've never happened to have gotten a bad body. Same thing. Except usually more important because it affects all of your lenses, even if they are functioning great. Even for camera bodies now that still do not have af microadjustment feature, a body may be out of spec front or back focused and throw off all of your lenses from what you were used to shooting with your last body.

There are people returning bad copies of their 5D3. There are those returning their D800's with focusing problems.

i returned my first 5Dmk3 it was a dog, the new copy i got however is awesome
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #356 on: June 28, 2012, 07:50:48 PM »
There are people returning bad copies of their 5D3. There are those returning their D800's with focusing problems.
i returned my first 5Dmk3 it was a dog, the new copy i got however is awesome

Interesting - never heard of bad camera bodies before. Since I'm out to buy a new 5d2: Can you please provide some information or link(s) on what to test a camera body for to tell if it's ok?

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #357 on: June 28, 2012, 07:54:24 PM »
my 5Dmk3 could not accurately autofocus to save its life even after spending weeks messing with AFMA and trying everything. The new copy is sharp straight out of the box even using fast glass

my other 2 5Dmk2 bodies were also perfect straight out of the box well as good AF as a 5Dmk2 can be anyway

the 5Dmk3 was the first faulty camera body i've had
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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #357 on: June 28, 2012, 07:54:24 PM »

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #358 on: June 28, 2012, 10:04:45 PM »
There is one thing that the 5DIII is better at and no one ever mentioned...It's better at using Canon lenses.  With an adapter you can use a Nikon lens in crippled mode as well (have to manually focus).  ;)

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #359 on: June 29, 2012, 06:45:31 AM »
I mentioned it at reply #338.

Crippling Nikon lenses - isn't that Nikons own speciality (the any f-mount on any f camera doesn't bear scrutiny..  dx lenses crop severely on FX bodies, expensive AF-D lenses don't AF on cheaper Nikon bodies etc)

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Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« Reply #359 on: June 29, 2012, 06:45:31 AM »