Hope you enjoy it. Is this your first 'serious' camera, or are you upgrading from another DSLR? [I'm not going to criticize anyone's decisions, I'm just curious because of old arguments on the forum before the 5D MkIII was released]
I hear what you're saying, but I've seen this question before, I just wonder where/why it comes up!?!
Why would it possibly matter to anyone
why the 5D3 or higher would be anyone 'first' camera?
Everyone out there, has different levels of disposable income. To some people, buying a Porsche is the same thing as someone buying their first Toyota. Usually, at least to my observance.....people usually jump into anything they buy, at the highest level they can comfortably afford.
I've posted here about my first ever DSLR camera ever...I got the 5D3...and just could not understand people that seemed to actually deride me for not buying something much cheaper or of lessor capability.
If one can afford one, whether easily or has saved (I'm honestly about half way in this one) for a $$$$ camera like this.....why is there any question whatsoever?
I wanted to start with the absolute best I could afford...and learn and enjoy it for years and years to come.
I guess I just don't' understand the mentality of why someone (and again, with your disclaimer, not pointing the finger at you on this) would even think to come up with the question of asking why they started with a high level toy/tool?
Do you walk up to everyone person with a Ferrari, and ask them if they started with a Kia?
Sorry...I love this forum, but this is the ONE thing that has just caught my attention, and made me very curious where this type of mindset comes from...I've honestly not encountered it before on any interest or forum I've ever been on..and I'm not a spring chicken.
PS....Congrats on your new camera, and WOW...what a cool first set of pics to take with it!!! I know you'll enjoy it...I'm just overwhelmed and having a blast learning about the camera...both for video and stills and how to edit both stills and video.
If you're anything like me...this is going to open up many years of pleasure of learning for the future....I love learning new things....that are fun!