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KKCFamilyman

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I purchased the 5d3 a month ago and love it but sometimes the images can be soft and the focus system tricky. I was curious how dpreview can still say that the noise is even better controlled than the 5d3. Basically they do not say in anyway the 5d3 is better except the focus system and fps but really thats not much. Any thoughts?

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 09:20:42 AM »
We'll just have to wait and see how the review for the 5D3 turns out, won't we?  :)

IMHO, FPS and AF performance are *big* things - the two things that made me decide to never purchase a 5D2.  They are the difference between getting the shot, and not getting the shot.  36MP is a lot of blurry pixels if your image is out of focus or you've missed that critical moment...

Which cameras have you used before the 5D3, KKCFamilyman?  And which lenses are you using on it?
5D Mark III, 40D, 1V.  Bunch of strobes, lenses and other bits.
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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 10:02:29 AM »
I purchased the 5d3 a month ago and love it but sometimes the images can be soft and the focus system tricky. I was curious how dpreview can still say that the noise is even better controlled than the 5d3. Basically they do not say in anyway the 5d3 is better except the focus system and fps but really thats not much. Any thoughts?

Tell you dude, i will stick with the Mark III for some reasons. I shot Nikon for the last 4 years, D700, D7000, D300, D90, D70s, superb cameras. I already owned a lot of glass: 85mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4, 12-24, 80-200 (sold). The main motivation to switch brands at this point is for the lack of compromise from Nikon with the costumers. They don't deliver the products. Enter now on the BH site and see how many products out of stock, from lenses to bodys. This make the market overpriced, lens that costs $500,00 be sold for $1.000,00. D800 bodys sold by $5.000,00, but no, the price is not the "Aquiles Ankle". If your D800 body breaks, how many time you will wait to replace it? And the replace parts, how much will cost? Same for the lenses. Another reason: Video Mode. Canon upgraded the sensor for video: moire, aliasing and noise are dramatically improved (also resolution lost  :-X ). Nikon produces more moire than my iPhone. This are multimedia days, this type of fail on video mode is deal breaker. Set of lenses: Nikon don't have an intermediate set of zoom lenses with great quality and price. 70-200 f4 (IS) , 17-40, 24-105, 300mm f/4 (IS) are superb lenses at affordable price. I shoot both systems side by side. When you buy a body, you must pay attention to the system you are buying, not just the body. For my needs, i can produce great images with canon or nikon bodys, but i prefer the multimedia spirit of Canon. If i get a client for a big campaign, only studio work, models, i rent a D800 on demand for that. If you pixel-peep, don't know nothing of pos production, and can't live with the fact that the sony sensor is better and sharper, take the D800. (sorry for my english not my native language)

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 10:12:41 AM »
I purchased the 5d3 a month ago and love it but sometimes the images can be soft and the focus system tricky. I was curious how dpreview can still say that the noise is even better controlled than the 5d3. Basically they do not say in anyway the 5d3 is better except the focus system and fps but really thats not much. Any thoughts?

How about you shoot more and learn your camera better instead of relying on dpreview's reviews that take 2 years to be published?
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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 10:36:44 AM »
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After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
No, I will not.
But then I didn't think the 5DMkIII was worth the price before the review either.

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 11:06:08 AM »
No, I will not.
But then I didn't think the 5DMkIII was worth the price before the review either.
I guess I won't either because  I have too many Canon lenses.  I might just wait for 5D3 price drop or keep using my 5D2 till 5D4 release.
However, I told many my friend switch to D800 if they don't have many EF mount lenses.
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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 11:17:28 AM »
We'll just have to wait and see how the review for the 5D3 turns out, won't we?  :)

IMHO, FPS and AF performance are *big* things - the two things that made me decide to never purchase a 5D2.  They are the difference between getting the shot, and not getting the shot.  36MP is a lot of blurry pixels if your image is out of focus or you've missed that critical moment...

Which cameras have you used before the 5D3, KKCFamilyman?  And which lenses are you using on it?

I absolutely agree. I borrowed a 5D II just as it came out meaning to replace a 1D II with it, but the AF and speed of it were just deal breakers for me. But now I'd probably get the 5D III instead of upgrading my 1D IV to the 1D X

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 11:24:50 AM »
I purchased the 5d3 a month ago and love it but sometimes the images can be soft and the focus system tricky. I was curious how dpreview can still say that the noise is even better controlled than the 5d3. Basically they do not say in anyway the 5d3 is better except the focus system and fps but really thats not much. Any thoughts?

How about you shoot more and learn your camera better instead of relying on dpreview's reviews that take 2 years to be published?

Very well said, the camera is just a hammer, its up to you on how you use it. IMHO, Its a poor craftsman who blames his tools.

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 12:33:50 PM »
The D800 is a better camera.  I'm a Canon guy and I always have been.  I'm not going to switch because Nikon wins one round.  I am also not interested in 36 MP's.  But based on most of the reviews that I have read and watched when the two cameras are put head to head, whether it's low ISO performance, Dynamic Range ect, it seems the D800 ends up on top.
However that does not mean the MKIII is not a great camera and it does do a lot of things great.  I am going to pick one up when I get the money and it doesn't bother me that the D800 is rated higher.  Do I wish the MKIII had a higher rating when I'm spending $500 more on the MKIII over the D800.  Most definitely but it won't affect me purchasing the MKIII.

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 01:11:28 PM »
You mean the D800 has a good review?  Damn, better sell all my L glass and jump to Nikon based one one guy's opinion.  My friend with his iPhone can pwn my images more times that I'd like to admit.

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 01:42:56 PM »
The D800 is a better camera.  I'm a Canon guy and I always have been.  I'm not going to switch because Nikon wins one round.  I am also not interested in 36 MP's.  But based on most of the reviews that I have read and watched when the two cameras are put head to head, whether it's low ISO performance, Dynamic Range ect, it seems the D800 ends up on top.
However that does not mean the MKIII is not a great camera and it does do a lot of things great.  I am going to pick one up when I get the money and it doesn't bother me that the D800 is rated higher.  Do I wish the MKIII had a higher rating when I'm spending $500 more on the MKIII over the D800.  Most definitely but it won't affect me purchasing the MKIII.

The things you mention aren't always the most important factors in a camera. Why not use a IQ180 if you want the best? Answer that and you'll see why parts of your post are downright stupid.

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 01:57:06 PM »
Now I am certain that I will switch. My e-peen and internet respetz are too important to sacrifice by using the 5DIII.

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 02:01:20 PM »
We'll just have to wait and see how the review for the 5D3 turns out, won't we?  :)

IMHO, FPS and AF performance are *big* things - the two things that made me decide to never purchase a 5D2.  They are the difference between getting the shot, and not getting the shot.  36MP is a lot of blurry pixels if your image is out of focus or you've missed that critical moment...

Which cameras have you used before the 5D3, KKCFamilyman?  And which lenses are you using on it?

canon 60d
17-55 2.8
15-85 usm
18-200mm
18-135
18-55
50 1.8
24-105l

I think its great and wonder if its sharpness might be better served with a different lens. I was considering the 50 1.4 or 70-200 f4is to add reach. I am keeping it since due to a mistake with my local dealer i only paid $3570 out the door for the kit. Even any upcoming 70d ff option will not beat that deal. I don't have anymore ef mount lenses so i was just curious if anyone else felt the nikon was better if you were no longer invested in glass.

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 02:01:20 PM »

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2012, 02:03:22 PM »
Ohh and a lot of review sites a saying the  nikon d800 is better so I just did not consider dpreviews opinion.

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2012, 02:04:09 PM »
lol not a chance....

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Re: After DPREVIEW of D800 would you still get the Canon 5d mark iii?
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