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Old Aug 16, 2013, 5:46 PM   #1
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Default Just picked up a pair of 5DmkIIIs :)

I'm happy bunny, I've just received my 2 new 5DmkIII bodies which will replace my current mkII bodies which I've been happily using for quite a while. I mainly wanted the better AF and dual card slots, but I think I'm going to like the handling and quality that they produce.

I will have my first shoot with them tomorrow so have been getting things set up, hopefully the basics are done and I can have a play some more after.

I will pop some photos up when I get back.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 4:14 AM   #2
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Congrats. Let us know how you like them.
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TWO mark 3's??
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Mark - I'll be interested to hear what you think. When I went from the 1dIII to 5dIII I was amazed at how much shadow detail there was that I could recover. That was probably the biggest gain for me. Shots that were otherwise ruined with my 1diii were very usable with the 5diii. Of course I had to buy a new computer to process the files but that's another story
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LOL, if it wasn't work I couldnt' get away with them

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Congrats. Let us know how you like them.
Thanks Jim, I shot my first wedding yesterday with them and have the 2nd tomorrow so giving them a good run in. I'm liking the handling and the results look good. Obviously the AF is quite a bit better than the mkII which is a great help. I'm not loving the zoom option in playback, however, I've changed the Set button to view and zoom in which is very helpful. Another feture that is very helpful is the silent shutter, I don't feel conspicuous in the church any longer so that's great.

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I always work with a pair of cameras and don't like to mix the controls so having a pair is the best way. A few years ago I had 1 x 5D and 1 x 5DmkII but I was messing up settings when working quickly as some things were backwards...... well that's my excuse

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Mark - I'll be interested to hear what you think. When I went from the 1dIII to 5dIII I was amazed at how much shadow detail there was that I could recover. That was probably the biggest gain for me. Shots that were otherwise ruined with my 1diii were very usable with the 5diii. Of course I had to buy a new computer to process the files but that's another story
I've not really played enough yet to be sure, but I'm liking what I see. I have a 1DmkIV at the moment but only ever use that in JPG so not sure how those two compare but wouldn't mind having a comparison when I get a moment.

One happy bunny here for sure and won't miss the mkIIs, well, actually I will keep one of them as a backup so might pick it up from time to time to ensure everything is working OK.
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Nice going, sure you will have lots of fun with the new cameras.
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I'm happy bunny, I've just received my 2 new 5DmkIII bodies which will replace my current mkII bodies which I've been happily using for quite a while. I mainly wanted the better AF and dual card slots, but I think I'm going to like the handling and quality that they produce.

I will have my first shoot with them tomorrow so have been getting things set up, hopefully the basics are done and I can have a play some more after.

I will pop some photos up when I get back.
Standard equipments of wedding professionals! I am seeing more 5DMKIIIs used in the recent wedding I attended.
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