I wasn't aware there was a Ferris wheel downtown Denver right now. What's that all about?
(Just realized that's probably 6 flags and I didn't know it was open already)
Hey Daniel - nice to meet another Denverite. The ferris wheel is indeed Elitch's. It's still closed - but those lights are on most of the year.
Very nicely done and congrats on the new camera... Just out of curiosity.. What lens/shutter/f-stop was used on the first shot? The exif info doesn't look like it was saved/carried over. Any image quirks we should be prepared for such as slightly soft from the preproduction models or someone yesterday said their copys images seemed "blotchy" and not smooth... How do you feel the detail of the image is like and with the newer controls, is it easy/comfortable to pick up and start shooting or would you say the new features takes a bit to get used to and feels foreign at first and has a learning curve like the 7D had compared to the rest of the XXD series cameras?
Awin, in all honesty there is no softness like we saw from the pre-pro images. But, as I think many others have previously concluded, a lot of those shots were probably in-camera JPGs, and not processed RAWs. By working off the RAW files you can get incredibly sharp shots (at least what I've seen so far), which are also helped by the great AF. As for that first shot, I think
it was f/3.2 with a 1/100th shutter speed. But I will confirm that for you later today. (and I'll also post higher res. samples for better detail scrutiny)
Image detail is incredible, and the ISOs are just phenomenal. However, if you're looking for some life-altering jump in image quality from the 5D2 to the 5D3, you will not find it. The improvements are in the AF, the high ISO noise control, and the menu-ing/control options. Obviously, the body and ergonomics are also improved. Some people say this is more like a 5D2-E, and I can understand that argument as the lower ISO images are relatively unchanged. However, for the AF and ISOs, it's well worth the upgrade to me
As for the menu-ing, there is definitely a learning curve. Totally different from the 7D and even a further departure from the 5D2. I didn't have much time to dig into it, because I only had a few hours with it before my shoot, and I didn't want to mess anything up! I'll more time to get through the manual and really dig into the menu levels in the coming days.