JeanPierre Thibaudeau: Not bad at all but to me, these are some of the darkest images I've seen. Strong contrast and saturation.
I wonder what can cause that.
I figured it would look like 5dm3 images, im glad to see that it really is. Could be a good lowlight sidekick if you can get past the sd card among other things.
Just noticed a serial number middle right directly above the sigma name. For an "Art Series lens that looks this good it seems odd to put it there.
luka3rd: Desirable!Don't be fooled by the price, though... it is "Art" series... there will probably be pro models which will cost much more!I assume that Art will be in the "low build quality / high performance" sector.
The "Art" lineup is also based on focal lengths used for art and portraiture, most likely always Prime Lenses, 35/50/85/135Sports being fast/ weatherproofed/long focal lengthscontemporary line being all purpose
hansolo82: Anyone know if it's weathersealed, they keep talking about higher built quality but I can't seem to find about this important aspect!
Also, anyone else noticed their new QC system uses an APS-C sensor to test quality of a FF lens! Hope they move that sensor around to account for the full image circle!
I don't think it is given it is an art series not a sports series. If it does that will mean several more buyers i would think.
alexkrich: Does this mean that my 7D won't work with the new 40mm pancake without the firmware update if its own (which is not available)?
Actually Canon is releasing a 7d firmware update and i comes with a pile of improvements.http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/06/canon-eos-7d-firmware-version-2-coming-soon/
What annoys me is that people dont seem to stick to the blogs subject. This is about the 5D3, why are there more Nikon people posting on here than anything? There are plenty of honest debates about whether this is the camera for you but seriously this is ridiculous.Testing out the 1dm3 against the new 5dm3 is also interesting, the focus is more accurate and quicker, holy crap! It really is nice. On the note of the posting of the image samples. I posted samples on another site and people just wanted the moon. It really is ridiculous when you think about how much time this all takes to do all this so people can turn around and complain anyway. The image samples DPR show are for variables in architecture and nature to show you the characteristics of the camera not so you can sit in awe and get a new desktop image for your computer. lolI do think people should be in the samples however. Thanks for the time you took to post those DPR.
Ruy Penalva: To tell the truth, lens is more important than camera currently.
The two need each other and if your focus system works well with and F1.2 lens then you are happy and that is me because F1.2 is unforgiving.
Tape5: Well these are all great cameras, fine. That is however not the point. The point is how Canon in my view will lose the edge in SALES over D800 and will suffer for years. Why?
1 Canon marketing thinks one out of every three human beings in this world is a Pro or a journalist or a wedding photographer. My guess is 90% of buyers at this level never sell a photo. This is not a forty grand MF market.
2 Canon got cocky with their 5D mark II and wanted to have a double dip
3 Canon does not appreciate that there are kids out there with five grand a week pocket money and their numbers are increasing by a thousand a day
4 Canon thought if they lower the resolution, people will think there is some genius behind it
5 Canon got caught by Nikon’s clever alliance with Sony who was making video and broadcast sensors for decades before Canon or Nikon did
6 You must be loaded or working for Reuters 24/7 to upgrade to mark III from II. But most Nikon owners want an upgrade with D800.
Video professionals say the Nikon D800 camera features full HDMI but worse camera file compatibility and lower quality video and options. I guess I'd believe a pro using this stuff than people on here who just talk specs.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16hJOI5H7hU
Tape5, I am speechless. Canon has something for people at every level of photography for one. For two, people who do make a livin with it will pay what is asked to get the features they want.Third point is Before the Nikon D800 there was mostly 12mp in their lineup for years. Nikon users might have wanted more but people still bought their cameras. the Nikon D2x was their first venture into more than 12mp and it was $8000. Who bought that camera? People who had a use for the features and the mp who made money with it. Seriously the people on here all Nikon is better theres 36 mp dont know much about real photography. A real photographer, myself included sees both systems offering cameras and features that rock! Those who shoot Canon for the most part have been begging Canon to focus on low light DR and quit jackin up the mp. They have listened. I have next to me my new 5D Mark III. It is everything i want and more. If i was on the Nikon side of the aisle id get the D4.
I posted Samples here:http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=4728.new;topicseen#newBuffer info herehttp://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,4740.0.htmlMy first photos from raw to jpg conversionhttp://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,4685.0.html
BestExposures: Just curious, how many folks here got the 5d3 yet? I just got mine :) Would love to chat about "how to's" not just the age old question of Nikon vs Canon
Lucky man, I will prob get mine mid April i hear. It has a beautiful build does it not? :D
METROMODEPHOTO: Okay, i was a little-bit hard with my comments yesterday. sorry to all.i was just simply expecting for the 5d-3 to be a real upgrade from the two and, have a more competitive edge on the d800 since i own the 7D. i was looking to upgrade to a full size sensor SLR but canon did not hit the bulls eye with an upgrade. instead , only made a better 5D-2 and called it a 3 with 1more pixel ad-on.nikon on the other hand accomplished the job thoroughly with the d800 with 36MP .the fact is BOTH camera manufacture are really good, thats why they have been head to head on for years.i was one of those people who switched from nikon to canon during the film to digital transition era.canon just had the digital edge over nikon in that era. but i refuse to go from my 7D to the 5D-3 just to get a generic 5D-2 upgrade. if that was the case i would sacrifice and go back to nikon and get the d800. however i will wait and see to see if canon will surprize me with something better than the 5D-3.
ok, so what if this camera is way better than u think? Here is a guy that travels the world and what he thought of the 5d3.http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/brent_stirton_shooting_eos_5d_mark_iii.do
Here is the best info detail by detail out there.http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/dlc/article/photo_knowledge_base/knowledgebase.spr?subCategoryId=122&categoryId=10
Now after reading these tell me if you cant see the value of this camera!
DanGros: I agree. USB 2.0 is absurd, however; I'm sure the rest of the camera will be a huge improvement. Keeping the MP close to 20 is actually a better idea in my book. I would rather have less noise. Plus with only usb 2 transfer rates, it will take for ever to get the pics to the laptop!
Really? People use the camera to computer transfer process? Most photogs i know use card readers to transfer files.
Alfonso Bresciani: prob is (hope I am wrong) the iso improvement is on JPGs mostly
I see you are. Anyway, I'm still happy with what this camera will offer me.
mbot: The Canon 60D and 7D replacement with all the latest advancements will be much better value for money.
But the Pentax K5 replacement will match the 5D mkIII every step of the way plus improve on it, at half the price...The K5 already has a big bright 100% viewfinder, top-notch autofocus all with cross-hair focus points, full weather sealing, excellent battery-life, 7fps shooting, and even RAW development that can save as TIFF files all onboard.
Any improvements to the K5 including QDX memory cards and all the same video features as the 5D mkIII, manual level audio control (which the recently announced Pentak K-01 already has), headphone socket, external mic etc will simply make any buyers of the 5D mkIII a fashion victim, who is either stupid, or has more money than brains, unless of course they have already invested thousands of dollars in Canon lenses.
The 5D mkIII has no adjustable LCD and is stuck trying not to undermine the 1DX, very sad, Sorry, please leave the room 5D mkIII.
I had 431,000 shutter actuations on my second shutter replacement. Can Pentax do that kinda support?
dan341: These comments are hilarious... Canon addressed all the major complaints with the 5dmkii (weather sealing - autofocus - even better low light performance, auto ISO) and added a lot of new features that are aimed specifically at advanced users.
For those of us who make their living as wedding/event/portrait photographers this camera is exactly what was needed
AMEN! As a wedding/event/portrait photographer myself i have used and flogged my cameras and see the value of the 5D3 as totally worth it!
LOL, you crack me up! Its the system you buy when you do photography for a living. a Pentax isnt going to cut it and in no way will it come close to a 5D. They dont sell because of the Name, they sell because they kick but in most everyday and using the Canon system assists me in getting pro results. I have never heard of a pro going ot Pentax for any reason. I can send my 1dM3 in and have it back within the same week. Can Pentax do that kinda support? Question, what photography equip do you own and use and what for?Thanks for the chuckle.
HowaboutRAW: Damn, cool! Canon didn’t engage in the stupid mega-pixel war!
Agreed! All of the shooters that deal with low light wouldn't sacrifice low light IQ and clean images for more mega pixels. Why do people equate MP with value???
MikeMiami: You had your chance Canon but you blew it. Hello Nikon!!!
Enjoy your megapixels