This is a thread about things I’ve noticed about my new 5D3. It’s not a rant or Canon blew this one kind of thread. I love my 5D3, and I’ve had almost few weeks and a few thousand images with it. There are just a few tiny little things I’d change.
First, I shot with my Canon EOS ef-m for years with its 35-80 kit lens, then moved up to AF with an EOS 5. After that is was a jump to an EOS 50D in October 2008, then, as we know, the 5D3 in March 2012. I even played with a Sinar 4x5 view camera in that time frame too.
Now, on to the 5D3:
One thing I don’t like is where your right thumb would be when shooting. The ergonomic on the camera case is too high. That bump below the af-on/ ae lock/ af point button, you know the one. After an hour or so of holding the camera it wears on the skin. I have not used the camera with big gloves on, maybe in the winter when it’s -20c the bump will prove to be useful.
Let’s say your shooting, you stop for a minute and the camera goes to sleep. Pressing the shutter to shoot again, I find the wake up time too long. Maybe I just need to get used to the shutter button, it’s quite different than the 50D’s.
You shoot an image, and the image is still on the preview for the 2 seconds (or more if you’ve changed the setting), you hit zoom to look closer BEFORE the image preview time expires, now you turn the quick control dial to view the previous image, but the camera wont go to the previous image. You have to “clear” the screen, hit the playback button, then you can browse all of your images zoomed or not.
As usual, the manual is written by someone who has never used the camera.
When you achieve focus and the focus point lights red, I can’t see it light up in bright conditions. It needs to be brighter or something.
Maybe some this could be addressed with firmware updates, or the next 5D4 @$4500.