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5D MK III Sharpness Test
« on: March 27, 2012, 04:16:53 PM »
My new 5D MK III came last night, I played with it a bit, but to get the best sharpness, I need to AFMA my lenses.
 
So, for a sharpness test, I tethered the camera to a pc, with my 100mm L macro and took two shots that were focused using live focus, which is usually about as good as you can get.  focus point was the AF / MA switch.
 
One image at f/2.8 and one at f/5.6.  Then, I cropped the focus point to 100%.
 
I converted the raw images to dng using Adobe DNG converter 6.7 Release Candidate 1
 
The results were sharp as expected.
 
100mm L at f/2.8 ISO 100 (1/80 sec for f/2.8 and 1/25 sec for f/5.6) Sharpening and NA set to zero, but lens correction and CA removal was on.  I don't see that they need sharpening.
 

 

 
 
100mm L at 5/5.6
 

 

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5D MK III Sharpness Test
« on: March 27, 2012, 04:16:53 PM »

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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 04:35:32 PM »
I'd be very happy with those results.
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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 03:35:19 PM »
Looks great, same as what I'm getting.  Thanks for posting.
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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 03:51:41 PM »
My new 5D MK III came last night, I played with it a bit, but to get the best sharpness, I need to AFMA my lenses.

Looks good. Have fun with your new camera !

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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 02:39:33 PM »
Excellent Sharpness!!


I have not AFMA'ed my 180mm macro either but am happy with handheld results.

1st pic is the whole frame (resized) and second is 100% crop (un-resized).

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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 12:40:34 AM »
My, oh my, those leaves are sharp!  Was there any post processing?
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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 09:42:36 AM »
My, oh my, those leaves are sharp!  Was there any post processing?

I do not remember doing any sharpness to the leaves.

However for the following one there was a bit of PP Sharpening done but tells you how much detail can be extracted from the 5d3.

Shot 1 is a crop of a flower (12mp crop) showing some pollen fallen on the petal.

Shot 2 is a further crop of the same picture showing the details/ shape of the Pollen, zoomed in.

These were shot on a Macro rail with MF on a EF 180mm F3.5 L.
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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 09:42:36 AM »

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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012, 06:05:50 AM »
Mt. Spokane - I love how you can see the deformation in the phillips head screw from tightening!  Incredible!
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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012, 12:31:02 AM »
Insane sharpness.

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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2012, 03:36:06 AM »
They all look terrible. Its obvious that light was leaking through the LCD.  You must have forgotten to turn your backlight off...

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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 03:46:36 AM »
Not to mention they obviously took these with the lens cap OFF!  >:(

WTH were they thinking?  :o ::) ;)
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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 05:12:38 AM »
nice sharp images! makes me want to buy one too. i just have to wait a little longer to get the needed funds...

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Re: 5D MK III Sharpness Test
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 05:12:38 AM »