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I'm not buying a 5D Mark III because...

Too expensive
Sensor is the same as the 5D Mark II .. WTF? (Banding, noise, DR ...)
It's not really a 5D Mark III, it is a 5D Mark IIn
All of the above
I already bought one (or more) and I'm using it, what's your problem?
Upgrading from APS-C is more expensive than just a body upgrade
I don't own any Canon equipment yet so...
Still doesn't have a assignable/dedicated MLU button
Too big and heavy, the way forward is smaller and more compact... (EVIL/MILC)
I've ordered it, just waiting, any day now...
I'm simply not interested in the 5D Mark III or full frame cameras, give me crop!
I bought one and sent it back already, don't want another.!
I'm getting a 1DX instead.
Then I'll need newer, non-Canon, raw software that I can't run
When XXXX come out with a full frame camera for < $2000, bye bye Canon..!
Nikon's D800 has made a convert of me
I don't suffer from upgraditis

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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2012, 03:10:56 PM »
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RLPhoto -- you're going to have to do a big catch up sometime in the near future. With the impending Windows 8 OS you'll be three systems behind with XP, and more and more software will be not supported. I was in the same place a couple of years ago nursing a year 2000 computer using Win2K. It's like the floor just starts crumbling under you! On the plus side, you'll have entirely skipped over Vista and Win7.

Anyway to stay on topic -- for me, the 5D3 adds insufficient value.
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« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2012, 03:10:56 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2012, 03:11:22 PM »

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RAM to run Win7 - 200$


Windows 7 Pro 64-bit w/SP1 - OEM version is only $139 on newegg.  Even if you feel wary about the OEM version, since you have Win XP you can buy an UPGRADE license instead of full retail, both of which are identical and allow a clean install.  The retail copy of the upgrade is only $175

Also,  what RAM are you buying that's $200?   Not knowing how old your system is, i can't say exactly, but 4gb of older RAM (DDR2-800, for example) can be had for under $50.    Newer memory is even cheaper!

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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2012, 03:13:50 PM »
I use crop and FF bodies. Both are great at what they do, but 3500$ for a 5D3 plus the support it will need will be too expensive for me to justify over my aging, die hard, 5Dc.

5D3 - 3500$
Windows 7 Pro retail - 250$
RAM to run Win7 - 200$
Lightroom 4 to process RAW files - 150$

Total for moving to a 5D3
4100$ + Tax.

Ouch. Too much $$$$ for what i offers compared to just 1700$ for a MK2. Easy choice.

You forgot the new MacBook pro retina 3000$ !!
That is the minimum for the Canon 5D III
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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2012, 03:14:37 PM »
I can't think of any more options to add...

- None of the above
- I am buying a 1DX
- I have a 1DS3

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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2012, 03:14:46 PM »
The other poll sucked because you cannot stand logic?

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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2012, 03:15:31 PM »
where is the option "i already own a kick ass camera and don't see the need to upgrade"?
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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2012, 03:18:11 PM »
I can't think of any more options to add...

- None of the above
- I am buying a 1DX
- I have a 1DS3

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- because I am a Nikon fanboy
- because I have a MF
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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2012, 03:18:11 PM »

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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2012, 03:25:10 PM »
Trying to decide between 1DX , 5DIII and 1DIV
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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2012, 03:27:55 PM »
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RLPhoto -- you're going to have to do a big catch up sometime in the near future. With the impending Windows 8 OS you'll be three systems behind with XP, and more and more software will be not supported. I was in the same place a couple of years ago nursing a year 2000 computer using Win2K. It's like the floor just starts crumbling under you! On the plus side, you'll have entirely skipped over Vista and Win7.

Anyway to stay on topic -- for me, the 5D3 adds insufficient value.

I Know. XP will die sooner or later. At that point, I will be ready but until then 4000$ in the pocket has more weight than moving workflows. I'm still using CS3 photoshop also, might as well update that. Tack on another 800$ for CS6... :o


Windows 7 Pro retail - 250$
RAM to run Win7 - 200$


Windows 7 Pro 64-bit w/SP1 - OEM version is only $139 on newegg.  Even if you feel wary about the OEM version, since you have Win XP you can buy an UPGRADE license instead of full retail, both of which are identical and allow a clean install.  The retail copy of the upgrade is only $175

Also,  what RAM are you buying that's $200?   Not knowing how old your system is, i can't say exactly, but 4gb of older RAM (DDR2-800, for example) can be had for under $50.    Newer memory is even cheaper!

Newegg is your friend! (and so am i)

I've had a bad experience with upgrades. Long story short, I just buy retail copys now. Less hassle.

I've got 4GB of ram, and my Mobo support's 16GB. I'll just buy 16GB and dump my old ram. Future proof it now and not worry about it for another 6 years LOL.
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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2012, 03:35:09 PM »
So, the initial small but statistically relevant poll sample so far supports obvious observation on these forums to date.

A vast majority of those who actually own the 5D III love it, are wholeheartedly satisfied with it, and are not complaining, even or especially about the price.

And then there are those who would definitely like one but can not afford it at this time, or ever. This subset is divided into those who are hopeful and those who are bitter and thus complain.

And, of course, there are "other."
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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2012, 03:36:28 PM »
I can't think of any more options to add...

How about

- because I prefer reading forums, overanalyzing DxO scores, and/or posting useless polls to help me feel better about my decision not to upgrade

...thus far, the "I already bought one, what's your problem" option seems to be doing pretty well
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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2012, 03:37:23 PM »
I can't think of any more options to add...

How about, "I'm not getting a 5DIII because I'm getting a 1D X instead"?

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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2012, 03:40:07 PM »
I use crop and FF bodies. Both are great at what they do, but 3500$ for a 5D3 plus the support it will need will be too expensive for me to justify over my aging, die hard, 5Dc.

5D3 - 3500$
Windows 7 Pro retail - 250$
RAM to run Win7 - 200$
Lightroom 4 to process RAW files - 150$

Total for moving to a 5D3
4100$ + Tax.

Ouch. Too much $$$$ for what i offers compared to just 1700$ for a MK2. Easy choice.

Just curious as to how you process now.  Why would you need all that extra stuff for Mk III and NOT the Mk II?  Compatability?

Windows XP Pro supports Lightroom 3 and the 5D2. <------My old faithful OS.

Lightroom 4 threw that out of the window as they no longer support Win XP. Now i'll need 8gb of RAM to run Win7 smoothly, Retail copy of Win7 for re-installs, and lightroom 4 itself to process.

Added PC centric option to the list.

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« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2012, 03:40:07 PM »

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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2012, 03:40:28 PM »
I can't think of any more options to add...

You forgot about every option which would mention a Nikon D800 ...  ;D
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Re: The other 5D Mark III polls sucked... here's a better one...
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2012, 03:42:37 PM »
I use crop and FF bodies. Both are great at what they do, but 3500$ for a 5D3 plus the support it will need will be too expensive for me to justify over my aging, die hard, 5Dc.

5D3 - 3500$
Windows 7 Pro retail - 250$
RAM to run Win7 - 200$
Lightroom 4 to process RAW files - 150$

Total for moving to a 5D3
4100$ + Tax.

Ouch. Too much $$$$ for what i offers compared to just 1700$ for a MK2. Easy choice.

Just curious as to how you process now.  Why would you need all that extra stuff for Mk III and NOT the Mk II?  Compatability?

Windows XP Pro supports Lightroom 3 and the 5D2. <------My old faithful OS.

Lightroom 4 threw that out of the window as they no longer support Win XP. Now i'll need 8gb of RAM to run Win7 smoothly, Retail copy of Win7 for re-installs, and lightroom 4 itself to process.

Added PC centric option to the list.

Hello, Im a PC. ;D See this giant quote box above me? This is why you shouldn't stick with me for over 8 Years. 8)

I already voted but +1 on the crazy new software that i'd need to buy but couldn't run anyway!  LOL
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