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If you have the Mk III, are you happy with it and do you consider it money well spent?

Delighted
124 (77%)
Happy
24 (14.9%)
It's okay
4 (2.5%)
Meh
4 (2.5%)
It's going back
5 (3.1%)

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thure1982

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Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2012, 04:28:09 AM »
I just don't get comments like this.

It's called trolling...

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Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2012, 07:14:44 AM »
I've already posted in here how happy I am with this camera. But here are 3 of my favorite shots I took today! I'm still very happy  ;)

EDIT: The first two photos were taken with my 24-105mm Kit lens. The third shot of the moon was taken with a 100-400mm f/4.0-5.6 L Lens... and was taken Handheld.

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Nice images - well done. Glad to see you are enjoying your 5D3  :D

tasteofjace

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« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2012, 07:54:42 AM »
I've already posted in here how happy I am with this camera. But here are 3 of my favorite shots I took today! I'm still very happy  ;)

EDIT: The first two photos were taken with my 24-105mm Kit lens. The third shot of the moon was taken with a 100-400mm f/4.0-5.6 L Lens... and was taken Handheld.

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Nice images - well done. Glad to see you are enjoying your 5D3  :D

Thank you very much! I suspect most owners are like me, and are out actually enjoying their camera rather than sitting at the computer getting all caught up in the nit picking!  ;D

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Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2012, 08:46:05 AM »
I've already posted in here how happy I am with this camera. But here are 3 of my favorite shots I took today! I'm still very happy  ;)

EDIT: The first two photos were taken with my 24-105mm Kit lens. The third shot of the moon was taken with a 100-400mm f/4.0-5.6 L Lens... and was taken Handheld.


Sweet pictures tasteofjace!
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Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2012, 09:26:49 AM »

A little added bonus for me was finding out this week that my Tokina 11-16/2.8 works pretty darn good at 15.5-16mm even if it is a crop lens at 2.8!  It's a bit soft around the edges, but so am I!
This is terrific news sir.

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Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2012, 11:59:46 AM »
If the color seem flat buy a X-rite Colorchecker Passport, it will fix it always.
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Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2012, 01:32:45 PM »

I purchased two of them. Love them. The 24-105 and 70-200 IS II lenses are excellent and very sharp. I shot a wedding over the weekend and the results were great. The auto ISO is a neat feature unless you turn on the flash, then it stops working. As long as you don't try and use flash and auto ISO together, the camera is a dream. The focus system is great, I like it better than the Nikons I was using.
The auto iso defaults to 400iso when flash is used which i think is pretty darn smart!

I absolutely hate that it does that. You'd think these guys had no real world experience shooting these cameras. I'd like complete control over the ISO range, including when using flash. Apparently it goes up to 1600 if you set the flash head to bounce, which isn't nearly enough. I typically use my flash at events with the ISO set to 3200 or 6400.
Then why are you using auto iso if you want complete control??? One of my custom settings has auto iso which with flash brigs it to 400iso, another starts out at 2000iso when i shoot with a flash because auto is not on but iso 200 is the default. I have read the distance of the flash at high iso reaches farther so i want to try it.

Another thing i really like is min shutter speed in auto setting so when you turn a custom function on it defaults ot whatever length its safe to use at whatever focal length you are using. For example with a 50 mm it will move from 50 to 1/80 sec to keep the shutter speed about where it should be. If you are shooting at 200mm it will default ot 1/200 sec even if you have is on. Its not a bad starting point to default and you can always change the shutter speed down or up anyway.
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Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2012, 01:32:45 PM »

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Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2012, 03:15:03 PM »
It's still way to early for me to tell. I've only shot Macro with it so far and the differences with it and my t2i in overall IQ is subtle just after 3 0 minutes of shooting. I've lost reach, the DOF is much narrower which is good and bad for my macro shots. I shot some iso 3200 shots and they looked amazing in the viewfinder but ended up looking really flat in DPP and LR. I have everything turned off except for Chromatic aberration and illumination and currently shooting in Standard mode and have strictly shot center point AF. The below image was shot with the 100mm 2.8L Macro: Wide open at 2.8, 1/200, and iso100--sharpening and NO-NR

I am looking forward this weekend test driving with the 50mm. You can see one of my floral keepers here:



I also have T2i and 5DIII, and another way to look at it is T2i is a bloody fantastic camera!  After all, 7D, 60D share the same sensor as T2i. 

My biggest gripe with 5DIII so far is how the magnification button was moved from right upper to left side.  This makes it much more difficult and fussier to manually focus with left hand with manual focus lens (such as TS-E or MP-E) while hitting the magnification button with right finger (no longer able.)  I have to either take my left focusing hand off the lens focus ring and push the mag button or use my right grip hand to hit the button.  This was a big backward step IMO. 

*EDIT*  Figured out how to customize the "Set" button to function as Magnification button.  While not ideal, it'll do for now and much better than left-sided button.


Another oversight was how one is no longer able to assign flash exposure compensation to a assignable button.  Even T2i could do this. 

At any rate, I like the flower, but were you trying to shoot wide open instead of traditional macro f/stops for some reason?  Below is my 5DIII, 100L shot at f/8.


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Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2012, 03:47:44 PM »
I just own my 5D two days and took just some "testshots" and some girly Portraits. I love the results. The example was taken with the Ef110/2.8 1/20 f5 at ISO 400. The CR2 file was converted with DNG Converter 6.7 rc and then just a little corrected (exposure, shadow, highlight) in Lightroom 4.
The eye closeup is a 100% crop

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Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2012, 03:50:57 PM »
I've read a lot of comments and about every review....here's my 2 cents. 

I've had my 5d3 for one week now...I'm luke warm on it.  50/50 that it will be sent back and I''ll stick w/ Nikon.

I decided to switch from the Nikon d7000 because I wanted to upgrade to full frame and when I placed my order I was sure that the D800's 36mp would limit it's low light capabilities....it seems I (many others) were wrong if you look at some of the reviews on the d800 it appears that it has great low light ability, ON TOP OF JAW DROPPING DETAIL....the 4 fps is my only sticking point.

The other problem for me is when I compare the performance of my new 5d3, it's just not that much better image quality than my nikon d7000....a little better, but by only a very, very small amount...maybe 3% better if I had to put a number on it. - and only when pixel peeping.  ALSO...I'M SORRY TO SAY THIS BUT THE NIKON D7000 HAS AN AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM THAT IS JUST AS FAST AND ACCURATE AS THE 5D3.....and much better dynamic range....I say this in frustration, I thought that a $3500 "latest tech" PRO Canon would eat my $1100 D7000 for lunch and I would feel great about this purchase, but I don't. 

Bottom line if I'm reviewing the camera - Yes, my 5d3 takes nice pictures. Yes, the autofocus is fast and accurate  Yes, I do get better low light capability than my D7000(1.5 stops better) and from what I've read about 1 stop better than the 5d2 and 2 stops better than the 7D.   The 5d3 has very good quality up to 3200 and usable up to 12,800.

For me...it's $3500 for better low light and slightly better IQ.....I'm going to have to really think about this.



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Re: 5D Mk III Owners - are you happy?
« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2012, 04:05:27 PM »
Coming from a 7D, I am VERY HAPPY

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« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2012, 04:10:05 PM »
havent felt this comfortable and confident with a camera since my EOS 3

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« Reply #57 on: March 31, 2012, 04:45:21 PM »
The poll results tell me all I need to know.

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« Reply #58 on: March 31, 2012, 05:45:36 PM »
I'm glad I bought mine.  I have two 5DMKII's and love them.  The image quality has always been amazing and my only real "complaints" about the camera were that I wish it had a better focus system and a little faster frame rate for the times that I wanted/needed it.  Enter the MKIII.  The focus system on this camera is awesome and the drive system is great(6FPS).  IF those were the only two upgrades over the MKII, they would have been worth it to me.

I don't really get why there are so many complaints about the focus.  Heck, it focuses damn near in complete darkness.  I spent a little while customizing mine and it does almost everything I would want it to and how I want it to, now.  Or at least in a convenient enough and logical enough manner that I like it...   8)  There are one or two things that I would like to be able to change, as far as custom button assignments go for focus, but overall, it's a winner.

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« Reply #59 on: March 31, 2012, 09:19:33 PM »
On on the fence with Northstar trying to decide whether to send it back and stick with the 5D Mark II until the 1DX gets released.

Another post about this going but you sync maxes out at 1/160 with any Pocket Wizard devices. Gave me issues shooting an engagement session in DC during the week - I should of tested this!

Canon or Adobe, whoever is to blame, it's still a pain having to convert RAWs to DNGs to edit in Lightroom.

Yes it takes nice(r) images than my 5D Mark II, the auto focus is much better and the ISO is better. I just don't feel I'm getting that much more over Mark II, and I could add the extra towards to daddy 1DX......whenever it comes out!

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« Reply #59 on: March 31, 2012, 09:19:33 PM »