Canceld the D800 got my 5DIII today

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ArminH
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Canceld the D800 got my 5DIII today
Mar 27, 2012

Yes, I was considering to jump to Nikon land.
I preordered a D800.

I only own 6 canon lenses:
16-35mm 2.8 II
24-105 4 IS
50 1.4
85 1.2 II
100 Macro 2.8 II IS
100-400 4.5-5.6 IS

I did not found replacement lenses for Nikon.
16-35mm 2.8 II
-> There is the great 14-24 and then only 4.0 lenses
To cover 16-35 2.8 I would need two lenses from Nikon or

24-105 4 IS
-> Did not like the 24-120

50 1.4
-> Easy to replace

85 1.2 II
-> Love this lense - Nikon has 85 1.4

100 Macro 2.8 II IS
-> Nikon has Micro 105

100-400 4.5-5.6 IS
-> Nothing even close in Nikon land.
80-400 is very bad
200-400 is very heavy
...

And I compared the features of Nikon and Canon.

The only thing I liked more in the Nikon is the low light recovery vs. Canon banding.

36MP may be nice in some cases but a pain in most others (large files, slow pp ...)

I also simply love the Canon UI.

Yesterday I canceled the D800 preorder and called my local CPS shop that I would like to buy a 5DIII.

Today (!) I got the information from the shop that a few 5DIII have arrived

It's a great camera - I'm sure I'll use it a lot

And wow is the 5DIII light - compared to my (sold) 1DsIII.

1Dx?

I don't need 12fps and the 5DIII has all the features I wanted from the 1Dx - and in a smaller package.

... now I have 3000Euro left to spend

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