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      03-02-2012, 12:45 AM   #45
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i agree. i think it's about time i buy a couple. after i recover from this custody battle.
oh no.... Good luck! Those are never easy on anyone.
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oh no.... Good luck! Those are never easy on anyone.
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I wonder how many 5D MkII + 7D owners will sell both to get this.
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1D X vs. 5D3 vs. D800 specs
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so.... now that it's announced, any of you guys pulling the trigger on one?
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The testing begins:

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

Pretty impressive high-ISO performance.
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For those of you on the fence... here's a good review of it from a wedding photog (he doesn't go much into the video capabilities):

http://blog.jeffascough.com/photogra...ii-review.html
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so.... now that it's announced, any of you guys pulling the trigger on one?
I'm likely, but later in the year, probably next fall. I'll probably borrow one from CPS, along with the Series II 600mm lens and do some comparing with my 7D/500mm combo. I'm afraid it'll be a trade off between high-ISO performance and detail resolution (isn't it always) and I'll have to make a choice.

This clearly blows the 1D X into the weeds for my usage. It's not going to have the detail resolution of this camera and the Mk III looks to have enough high-ISO performance to satisfy me. Including the X's AF system in the MkIII is HUGE for me. That was the feature that I was Jonesing for in the X, but now I can get it for a lot less money and with better detail resolution.

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Thanks for the link Dave. This is a huge difference. The 5D2 was already really good, but this is amazing. Honestly, at the sizes I work with, I can easily go to ISO 25600. Above that you can still take shots, albeit it's a bit noisy, but if it's between not being able to take the shot vs. taking a somewhat noisy one, I'd pick the latter every time.
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I'm likely, but later in the year, probably next fall. I'll probably borrow one from CPS, along with the Series II 600mm lens and do some comparing with my 7D/500mm combo. I'm afraid it'll be a trade off between high-ISO performance and detail resolution (isn't it always) and I'll have to make a choice.

This clearly blows the 1D X into the weeds for my usage. It's not going to have the detail resolution of this camera and the Mk III looks to have enough high-ISO performance to satisfy me. Including the X's AF system in the MkIII is HUGE for me. That was the feature that I was Jonesing for in the X, but now I can get it for a lot less money and with better detail resolution.

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I don't do bird photography, so the ability to crop isn't high on my priorities like you Dave. What I love about it is the higher ISO capabilities and the much-improved AF. The AF was killing me on the 5D2... hell, it was just as good as my 7 year old 20D! At higher ISOs, I literally had to manually focus many times... on a $2500 camera that's just a fail, imo. That being said, I'll take the higher FPS, HDR capabilities, and better accessories as a bonus.

Honestly, the only thing that's stopping me from pulling the trigger on the 5D3 is the price... anyone wanna reserve my 5D2?
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Honestly, the only thing that's stopping me from pulling the trigger on the 5D3 is the price... anyone wanna reserve my 5D2?

Just buy a Nikon then
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haha... I don't want the high MPs
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haha... I don't want the high MPs
If I didn't crop so often (only for birds and some wildlife) I wouldn't give it a second thought either. I suspect that for most users and for videos, Canon's 5D3 sensor will be KING (at least for a short while).

I use those tiny pixels on my 7D, but noise becomes a problem pretty quickly. I now shoot at ISO 6400 pretty regularly, but the results will NOT stand a 100% look. With the 5D3 it looks like 12800 might show well in some very large sizes.

For wildlife, the need to buy more focal length for a FF camera is a little daunting also. The 600mm is now $12,000!!

The camera body actually looks like a bargain to me, but those super-teles have gone out into another orbit.

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assuming the 1D X get's f/8 AF, it would be cheaper to stick with your 500mm f/4 super-tele with a 2x extender.
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Dave, you wouldn't consider the Sigma telephoto lenses? Still expensive, but in at a couple thousand less then the same focal length versions of the Canon lenses.

Or are the optics and auto focus a bit too much of a trade off?
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Dave, you wouldn't consider the Sigma telephoto lenses? Still expensive, but in at a couple thousand less then the same focal length versions of the Canon lenses.

Or are the optics and auto focus a bit too much of a trade off?
you mean this one?

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/200-5...po-ex-dg-sigma
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haha, no, but I do think that one is neat... Probably a great star gazer zoom.
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I've also see it in at 29,000.... So don't shop direct off the site for that lens
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I wonder if Dave can man-handle that beast... it's like 35 lbs
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I wonder if Dave can man-handle that beast... it's like 35 lbs
lol, I'd get one of those electronic telescope tripods for it.
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lol, didn't know this one existed.... it's a 300-800mm and that's a 400mm below for comparison


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