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Will you buy the 5D mk3?
Poll ended at Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:17 pm
Yes, as soon as it is available 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
Yes, when the price comes down a bit 23%  23%  [ 7 ]
Yes, when the price comes down a lot 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
No, can't afford it 32%  32%  [ 10 ]
No, I'm on a different system 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Maybe, will see what happens with other models 23%  23%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 31
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Just a quick poll I threw together... I don't think there is much need for discussion here so suggest that continue in the dedicated thread.

Question for mods: if you lock this thread from replies does the poll remain active?

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Cant afford one on a student budget. Im getting a 60D so that will be a big step up from my ixus.
Did anyone else read that canon are still going to make the 5D2 and sell it at a cheaper price.

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No, entirely on account of not needing its feature set.

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I'd love to own the mk3, who wouldn't?! But I just can't justify £3000 and I known this will be the same for a few of us on here. What I'm looking forward to now, is the fall in price of the mk2 :-) And I'll also keep an eye on eBay to see what used prices are.

Professionals seem to have coped well with the mk2 for 3 years so there's no reason why it can't continue to produce professional results for a few more years to come, bring on the price drop!

Coupled with my 50d as a second body my 50 f1.4 85 f1.8 and 24-70 f2.8 I reckon that's a pretty decent kit :D

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I don't require one at the moment and the launch price is far too high.

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No, i could have 70-200 f2.8L is with 100 2.8L is macro for that price!

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I went with the "Maybe" option, because by the time I can afford a 5D3, the landscape may have changed, or I might decide to shoot for the 1D X. There is no hurry, for me; I am enjoying the cameras I have. The main thing I miss is the peace of mind that dual card slots can provide. I plan to wait a bit.

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nah, Im going for the 5Dmark II .... the price for it will drop even lower... its good enough to replace my secondary 40D

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in simple terms its a full framed 7D with a few upgrades and even better low light capabilities than the previous 5D.
Would I buy one, no. But I would buy a ff body with those specs and the old sensor from the 12.8MP 5D at a reduced cost. ie around the price of a 60D.
I would even settle for a 60D with the 12.8 MP sensor in it.

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I went with the "Maybe" option, because by the time I can afford a 5D3, the landscape may have changed, or I might decide to shoot for the 1D X. There is no hurry, for me; I am enjoying the cameras I have. The main thing I miss is the peace of mind that dual card slots can provide. I plan to wait a bit.


I'm thinking the same thing. Maybe go for the 1D X. If you go for the 5D3 and then add the grip, than for less than 2000 more you can own the 1D X.

That was my thinking for awhile, but I'm starting to reconsider and think more seriously about the 5D3. The speed of the 1DX is insane, but aside of that, I'm not sure I'm as tempted as I was.

The size of the 1DX is looking less and less appealing to me. I travel a bit, and would find the 1DX not friendly in that respect. Earlier this week I went for three days to a nearby country, and took a 7D. I did a lot of street photography, and the 7D was big enough as it is. Even if I had had the 1DX I would've still opted for a less obvious camera. Being able to use or not use the battery grip is a real advantage if the 5D3.

Anyway, for a battery grip as expensive as it is, I sure hope it comes with a little joystick to work the AF. In fact, I expect it to be as buttoned-out as the regular grip!


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I will be getting it when the price has dropped a bit. I have been waiting and saving up for the 5D3 for a while and it has showed to be very suitable to my needs. Had hoped for it to be priced around the same as the D800, perhaps a bit more, but with this price I have to save up a bit longer. Still, it's not deterring me from wanting to spend a lot of money on it.

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I saw for the first time today - finally! - the back of the battery grip. It does have a multi-button control, and the three buttons in a row up top.

Done - I'm going for this over the 1D X. Well, I feel like that today...

In the end, it realy depends how they feel and preform in hand...

The 1DX has three chips! The AF must be the speed of light. In my mind, I picture a 5D3 (with a grip attached) as a 1DX with half the shots per second. But I think this is probably naive.
With those 3 microchips of the 1DX to the 1 microchip of the 5D3, I'm thinking there must be more to it than just the continous shooting speed. I just wonder what it is...? Autofocus is one part - it makes me wonder if the 5D3 is going to be sluggish.


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The two digic 5 chips are needed to shift the higher frame rate of the 1D X, with the digic 4 left to cope with the AF system which is tied into the RGB higher resolution metering sensor. The 5D3 has the two colour zone sensor for metering. The 1D X is believed to have better AF tracking as a result.

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The 5D3 has the two colour zone sensor for metering.


Just to clarify, the 1DX uses RGB information when metering, while the 5D3 uses white to black tonal information?

I know the 1DX uses color information to track subjects. Does anyone know if the 5D3 does as well?

I remember reading that the 1DX has face detection. I haven't seen anything about the 5D3 having it...

Contrasting these two cameras, will they have the same dynamic range?


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The 5D3 uses two colours, I can't remember what they are, but it isn't "black and white". As for the sensor output that's a wait and see game for when more testers get their hands on final models.

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