Sell 5D2 and 1D4 for 5D3?
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saneproduction
Registered: Nov 03, 2010
Total Posts: 1224
Country: N/A

Have to say that moving from 5DII to 5DIII is just such a huge difference. I did not think it would be, but for me it is night and day. Just did the a job for a client that I had done similar work for another time and the photos are so much better and the keeper rate is phenomenal. I also got the 24-70 2.8LII since then...



dmahar
Registered: Jan 12, 2011
Total Posts: 73
Country: Australia

Jo

I just came back from 3 weeks shooting BIF etc. in Antarctica with 5diii, 7d, 100-400 & 300 2.8. Get the 5diii you will not regret it. After my first day shooting the 7d was relegated to back-up only status. The 5diii nailed focus on anything I threw at it.

Cheers

D



Paul Mo
Registered: Dec 12, 2012
Total Posts: 3003
Country: Thailand

dmahar wrote:
Jo

The 5diii nailed focus on anything I threw at it.

Cheers

D


How fast are things moving down there?



OwlsEyes
Registered: Feb 23, 2003
Total Posts: 4354
Country: United States

More on af tracking... was out shooting tundra swans on a 5 degree F morning in very cold and ice conditions. With my former 7D and 1D mark iii I could track these birds moving across the field with a pan, IS on and my 300 f2.8L. On sunday, the flight pattern changed such that the birds were flying towards me landing feet first. This is the real af test and one that my cameras have always failed. This sunday was the first time that I nailed 7 out of 10 (or better shots). The AF picks up on the bird quickly. If you define the af point you want (say the eye or bill), the AF keeps on this as you try to adjust your own composition.... absolutely amazing. The lead image of my recent blog post (see previous comment on page one) shows a bird flying at me before hitting the "breaks" for a landing.

So Jo... I change my mind... if you can live without the crop, get the 5D iii.
cheers,
bruce



dmahar
Registered: Jan 12, 2011
Total Posts: 73
Country: Australia

Paul

Some of the small sea birds were moving fast and we were often shooting from a moving zodiac in rough seas so I think it was a good test of the 5diii af tracking ability. Likewise catching penguins and killer whales porpoising was a stern test.

Cheers

Doug



Jo Dilbeck
Registered: Dec 20, 2007
Total Posts: 2399
Country: United States

Thanks Guys! That's the kind of stuff I was really hoping to hear. I've pulled the trigger on a 5D3 and am selling the 5D2 and 7D, can't wait to try that improved AF on BIF with my 100-400!

Thanks!
Jo



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