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
). 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)