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| p.3 #8 · True value of the 5D3? |
If you're a working pro, paying more for new technology makes sense because that new tool makes more money for you.
Do you really think a "working pro" is going to make more money just because he or she trades up to a 5DMkIII from a 5dMkII? Do you really think the images will be so different between those two cameras that a pro photographer will automatically increase their ability to sell their work? If so, please give me some examples where a client exclaimed, "Wow, I will now pay you double for that image because you acquired it with the latest DSLR!".
The whole idea is ridiculous...
Well said, and very true, and basically what I wanted to say earlier. Essentially, I need/want a camera with wider DR and higher MP -- enough to make a significant difference over the 1Ds2 and 5D2, at an affordable price ($2000-3000). The new Digic 5 is great and the new features and menus are better, as is the AF. But none of that will translate to significantly sharper, finer detailed, bolder, or softer image for me. People with other subjects might find the new features a huge improvement for their work. I'm not bad-mouthing the camera, but it needs to get down to a lower price point, otherwise I'll consider a used 1Ds3 as step up from the 1Ds2.
Beni -- I don't know, at least for me, your decision doesn't work. I see a huge difference between the 5D2 and the original 5D, and the 5D3 simply expands the usefulness. Really, you should run one of these cameras through its paces. They are pretty astounding IQ-wise compared to the original. My 5Dc went from back-up to my 1Ds2 to out of the picture when the used 5D2 arrived. Of course you know your needs better than anyone, but I'm just saying that these models have a lot more going for them than the video feature -- both are near double the resolution of the 5Dc. Anyway, enjoy! That's what it's about, taking a satisfying picture.