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Canon EOS 5d Mark III #38374
03/01/12 03:56 PM
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Hey Everyone,

It looks like the specs for the new Canon EOS 5d Mark III is out. For those of you who currently own a '2' would this make you want to upgrade? I have been begging for a better autofocus mechanism for ages, and the high ISO performance I hope will be better...but otherwise, it looks like a 5d Mark II.

So the question is - if you own a '2' what reasons would make you upgrade to a '3?' Or, will you skip this model in hopes for a higher megapixel count later this year (Rumored 3d....yet again)?

James

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey] #38375
03/01/12 04:24 PM
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Sorry - The rumored spec list (for more, go to the Canon Rumors website).

http://www.canonrumors.com/

22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor
DiG!C 5+ Image Processor
ISO 100-25600 (expandable to L:50 H1:51200, H2: 102400
Full HD Movie (ISO 100-12800 (H:25600)

High Performance Operation
61-point high-density reticular AF (up to 41 crosstype points)
6.0 fps for high continuous shooting
Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
3.2-type, approx.1.04m dot (3:2 wide) Clear View LCD II
iFCL metering with 63-zone dual-layer sensor
Shutter durability of 150,000 cycles

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey] #38379
03/02/12 02:30 AM
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...well, it is official. With a $3500 MSRP, is it worth it?

James

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey] #38380
03/02/12 03:41 PM
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DpReview just showed off some low light samples taken under "tough lighting conditions." The jpegs look pretty darned good to me at ISO 3200.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/03/02/canoneos5dmarkiii-isoseries

James

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey] #38383
03/03/12 10:53 AM
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The samples on the Canon site are also pretty impressive, especially a couple at 3200 ISO.

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos5dmk3/


Jim


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Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey] #38385
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The autofocus and quiet shutter might make me jump. I have to replace the 5DM2 at some point anyway. I think it is $600 too expensive and will probably drop soon after summer.

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: psmith] #38386
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Hey Preston,

Lol, I jumped. Having said that, I thought long and hard before I did. Personally, I think it is close to 800 too expensive...1000 too much if you include that the new grip (not backwards compat) is 499.00. Mhaving said that, i have been holding off on purchases for the last year and a half and it was time, perhaps my old 20d will pay for 1/2 of the grip.:)

James

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey] #38387
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James, the 5dm2 grip will work fine on it. BG-E6

Last edited by psmith; 03/03/12 06:31 PM.
Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: psmith] #38390
03/05/12 12:19 AM
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Hey Preston,

Are you sure about this? It looks like the new grip is a BG-E11. I checked the Canon USA website and they don't mention the BG-E6 as a possible alternative accessory.

Thanks
James

Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey] #38394
03/05/12 04:28 AM
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Strange, yesterday the web site had the bge6 listed under accesseries. Today it is not. So, i am wrong about it.

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