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A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« on: March 29, 2012, 06:04:26 PM »
A Nikonian loves the 5D Mark III
Nikon wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer took the 5D Mark III to a wedding to discover it’s a pretty good camera. It’s a good review, as he does point out a few weaknesses.

Ryan’s conclusion

Right now, Canon is primarily competing with the Nikon D800. At $500 cheaper and with a high-resolution, high dynamic range sensor, the D800 will be a tempting option for most users. For someone like me who takes more than a quarter million photos a year, the idea of a sensor that only shoots 36MP is a non-starter.

More importantly, Canon has built a near-perfect wedding camera. Great at high ISOs, accurate and customizable autofocus, speedy and quiet operation and with versatile RAW resolution, this camera is finally a worthy companion to Canon’s huge array of lenses. On either the Nikon or Canon side, you can’t use the camera as an excuse anymore.

Read the entire review and check out his great photography here.

Thank Sara

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A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« on: March 29, 2012, 06:04:26 PM »

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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 06:11:29 PM »
His review is spot-on, and my goodness, the quality of his work is superb. It does feel like it was designed just for wedding photographers.

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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 06:22:38 PM »
I totally agree with this review, I'm a wedding photographer and I shot with the 5d Mark 2 for 3 years till last December when my 5d mark 2 got stolen.  I just started shooting with the 5DM3 and been able to shoot with a usable  ISO of 12800 makes a big different. Also remember a real good fast L series lens helps your image quality.

I'm still running tests on the 5DM3 to tweak camera to my use.




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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 06:24:58 PM »
I'm getting an "500 Internal Server Error". I think you attracted too many visitors at the same time on his website.

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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 06:34:46 PM »
Yeah, you broke his site, Craig.  :)
Seems to happen a lot these days: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/extremists

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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 06:35:32 PM »
Bummer, Canonrumors just killed his server  :P

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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 06:36:34 PM »
I cant get to the website as well...I guess I will try later.  Anyway to post the entire review in text form in your post CR guy?
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 06:36:34 PM »

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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 06:39:44 PM »
Didn't have time to read it right now, but I like the pictures. I'll have to read it later this evening. 

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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 07:26:24 PM »
another great review

http://neilvn.com/tangents/

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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012, 07:31:06 PM »
Great pictures!  I guess I have still lots to learn!   :-[
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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2012, 07:44:11 PM »
It's a reasonable and fair review I'd say.

It would appear that in some ways it's better than the d3s and in some ways worse. Clearly pushing an image 4 stops it's worse. I push my 5dii 2 stops though and that's just about acceptable. I would probably throw away something which needed 4 stops pushed. However, cleaner shadows would be useful at times - there's no denying it.

The AF system seems to be winning a real battle! Canon have pulled it out of the bag with that :)  People do seem to be complaining about the visibility of the AF points though. That's a concern / annoyance.

Generally though - I think we can all relax. Canon haven't completely messed up. It's not the camera everyone wanted - that much is very clear - but it's a worthy upgrade from the 5d2.

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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2012, 07:56:30 PM »
Great review. I found the description of "pushed" exposures the most valuable bit. I don't expect perfection from either camera and I still plan on getting the 5DIII!

250k frames per year! whoa, no wonder his photography is at such a level.

Thanks again for sharing.
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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2012, 09:45:25 PM »
He shoots everything with fast primes. How does he manae to switch even if he has 2 boides. In the pics he used a 135mm F2, 50mm f1.2, 85mm f1.2, 24mm f1.4...

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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2012, 11:06:16 PM »
He shoots everything with fast primes. How does he manae to switch even if he has 2 boides. In the pics he used a 135mm F2, 50mm f1.2, 85mm f1.2, 24mm f1.4...

A top tier wedding photographer can have that paid off half way through the first engagement shoot. (only a slight exaggeration)

Oops, misunderstood.  You probably meant switching lenses, not Nikon -> Canon.
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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2012, 11:37:27 PM »
Nice, honest and refreshing review.  Not to mention reassuring for those of us who have picked one of these up.
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Re: A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2012, 11:37:27 PM »