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Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2012, 10:05:25 PM »
Wicked, you musta thought i was a chump with my around the house testing of the focus lol. You really get into this! Do you do landscapes too?
I shoot weddings and sports so pretty demanding on the focus system. From what i am getting things are looking great and better than the 1dm3 even. I don't have work to back up my findings nor have i decided on a field trip to do so. Although i love all the info i can get my hands on, this type of technical doesn't inspire me. That's just me though.

As far as the white balance goes i do believe the 5d and 5dm2 both have warmer tones. I believe the 5dm3 to have more neutral tones which i prefer since if i want to add WB warmth i will but i dont want to have to take WB warmth away.
I wonder if you got a bad copy if you aren't finding things to be great, it sounds like you did some micro adjusting and yet still not happy? One thing about electronics, they can have bad parts and typically problems show up right away like for JR. I remember going to Norman Camera and we took out a new camera and turned it on and an error flashed the screen and it was un-usable, i'd feel bad for the person that waited to get home before testing it.

I shoot mainly weddings and studio, some landscape stuff and street for fun and occassionally wildlife
I'm thinking its less that I have a faulty unit and more just getting to grips with the new AF
when i got 5Dmk2s i had to completely change my shooting style and reconfigure my 1D3
so that they operated in a similar way so have been using center point only focus and recompose
my main use of AI servo is for the faster parts of weddings and walking models so nothing as fast paced as sports but i'm still playing with the settings.

One question i have been wondering about the AF modes are they like pictures styles where each is just a variation of the customisable sections that have sliders or are each seperate functioning items and the sliders are for tweaking each one. the manul isnt clear about this.

as for image quality I definately think the 5Dmk2 has the edge in low iso but the 5d3 is holding its own and definately pulls ahead the higher the iso climbs.
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Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2012, 10:05:25 PM »

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Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2012, 01:09:37 AM »
Overall I feel the images are sharper however I think the 5Dmk2 still beats the 5Dmk3.
That makes sense... not.  Care to elaborate?

Also, did you find the AF micro adjust method to positively affect the sharpness?  I find it a little disconcerting that the first thing you have to do upon receipt of a MkIII is "fix" the focus for it to be optimally sharp...

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Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2012, 02:34:09 AM »
Overall I feel the images are sharper however I think the 5Dmk2 still beats the 5Dmk3.
That makes sense... not.  Care to elaborate?

ummm there are over 50 RAW files from both the 5Dmk2 and 5Dmk3 the reason i posted this was so that people can make up their own mind about which is sharper. My personal take is that the 5D2 is sharper
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Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2012, 06:23:52 PM »
well my camera definately has something screwy going on with the AF, after calibration and checking the results are good (close enough to the mk2 for my liking) then shooting at wide aperture the focus is all over the place
using center point or an out point. Taking it back today :(
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Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2012, 12:54:22 PM »
Sorry to hear that.  You and i must have gotten a unit from the same batch then!   :-[
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Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2012, 07:58:49 PM »
Music to my ears!! I still love my 5d2, as it was and still is revolutionary in IQ. Heck, even the 5d classic produces gorgeous pictures by today's standards.

for those that need all that the 5d3 upgrades on, and these are primarily wedding and sports photographers, the price and wait is WELL worth it. For me, a landscape guy, it doesn't matter. Had this camera been 28MP, with a complete fix to the renowned banding issue, then I would jump all over it--even at $4,000 probably. Canon will hit full stride in the next 1-3 years upgrading their lenses.

As stated in other posts, I have the D800 on preorder, I own some decent Nikon primes, and want to see what the hype is all about. Worse case scenario has me returning the camera for no charge, or selling it a small premium on Ebay. Maybe I'll pocket enough to go towards a 70-200/4 IS that's calling my freaking name!!
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« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2012, 08:03:59 PM »
Maybe I'll pocket enough to go towards a 70-200/4 IS that's calling my freaking name!!

Now that is a good glass that is also calling me!  I will likely get it eventually....especially for summer shooting where I am more outside then during the winter...
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« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2012, 08:03:59 PM »

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Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2012, 09:12:38 PM »
Music to my ears!! I still love my 5d2, as it was and still is revolutionary in IQ. Heck, even the 5d classic produces gorgeous pictures by today's standards.

for those that need all that the 5d3 upgrades on, and these are primarily wedding and sports photographers, the price and wait is WELL worth it. For me, a landscape guy, it doesn't matter. Had this camera been 28MP, with a complete fix to the renowned banding issue, then I would jump all over it--even at $4,000 probably. Canon will hit full stride in the next 1-3 years upgrading their lenses.

As stated in other posts, I have the D800 on preorder, I own some decent Nikon primes, and want to see what the hype is all about. Worse case scenario has me returning the camera for no charge, or selling it a small premium on Ebay. Maybe I'll pocket enough to go towards a 70-200/4 IS that's calling my freaking name!!
the 70-200/4 IS , is awesome. You will love how sharp the pictures come out.

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Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2012, 03:14:58 AM »
Maybe I'll pocket enough to go towards a 70-200/4 IS that's calling my freaking name!!

Now that is a good glass that is also calling me!  I will likely get it eventually....especially for summer shooting where I am more outside then during the winter...
No comprendo, u have the best at the same focal lengths already...70-200mm f2.8L IS II.
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Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2012, 04:38:03 AM »
Maybe I'll pocket enough to go towards a 70-200/4 IS that's calling my freaking name!!

Now that is a good glass that is also calling me!  I will likely get it eventually....especially for summer shooting where I am more outside then during the winter...
No comprendo, u have the best at the same focal lengths already...70-200mm f2.8L IS II.
A lighter version useful for outdoor use, I'd assume...

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« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2012, 08:24:31 AM »
Maybe I'll pocket enough to go towards a 70-200/4 IS that's calling my freaking name!!

Now that is a good glass that is also calling me!  I will likely get it eventually....especially for summer shooting where I am more outside then during the winter...
No comprendo, u have the best at the same focal lengths already...70-200mm f2.8L IS II.

Yes indeed the 2.8 version is the best but for outdoor sometime it means I need to carry it longer and weight does become an issue for me.  So having the option to carry something lighter does appeal to me.  If I can get away with just 135mm then I carry this one, but carrying the 70-200 2.8 to the park to plan with my daughter can become a bit on the heavy side for me.

This is why the f4 version always interested me.  Then again I have yet to pull the trigger on it!   ;)
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Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2012, 08:24:31 AM »