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| p.3 #16 · 5D III Authorized US Dealer $2799.99 |
If demand for the 5D III was so high as many assume here, we wouldn't see those rapid price droppings. Let's wait for 5D IV......
I realized that you don't like the 5D Mark III for whatever reasons and that's is fine and you are entitled to your opinion but I know myself and a lot of others really enjoy that camera.
I don't want to warm up and repat the whole earlier 5D III vs 5D II discussions a few months ago (whereby I was laughed at when saying that the 5D III will be at $2700 end of this year - and it already starts now!). At least I can claim that I had a 5D III in my hands, and compared to my 5D II, I only saw the benefit of better AF in the MkIII. Picture-quality-wise, no difference - no surprise since it is fairly much the same sensor. When I purchase a new camera, I need to see a step up in resolution and maybe DR. Just for getting a7n improved AF system, I don't spend even $2500 for a new camera, sorry.
On the other hand, if somebody wants to switch to full frame now and needs very good AF, the 5D III is a very good option (especially if the price reaches more "normal" levels).
I think the high ISO performance is completely discounted in your analysis, and it may be as such for your type of photography too. But many others would benefit from that and the frame rate increase as well.
You are correct, even on my 5D II I never go higher than ISO 6400, and even this is rare. I normally stick between 100-640. Fps is of no interest at all to me - I never take series of photos. As I said, the 5D III might be reasonable for the selected group of sports and wedding photographers.