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.
kbphotography: Ahhh, why only 6 FPS! 8 frames to match the 7d would have been a much desired upgrade. This might be a decision killer for me.
because it isnt a sports camera. Its doing a lot of processing as it is. This is geared toward the wedding, landscape and journalist photographer.They want to still sell the 7d for lower end sports photographers who dont want too large of a compromise and to get record breaking speeds the 1D has to be on top in every way.
KlausP: Canon 5DII, The Sequel... Yawn
More than 3 years after the Mark II and they came up with this? I would consider this a minor upgrade with improved auto focus and video. At $3500, it's overpriced and under developed! The 5DII broke new ground by combining a high resolution, clean sensor for stills with full frame video, for $2700. The 5DIII is like most sequels, a rehash of the old formula with a few new twists. The full frame video made a big splash the first time around, so Canon's logic appears to be "let's do more the of the same." While it's nice to have video on a still camera, if I'm serious about video, I get out a dedicated video camera which is superior (for video) to the handling of a DSLR in almost every respect. What Canon seems to have forgotten are the upgrades for still photography. There's simply very little here I see to justify an upgrade, especially for the price. Perhaps they have another card up their sleeve, but for now, Nikon has eaten their lunch.
May i ask what camera you use and what you use it for? Please go pick up the nikon d800 and stay in studio or well lit situations. Ill take the 5d III and go anywhere and do anything with high iq and fastastic low light capability and if i need a camera to act as a backup to my 1dM3 for sports i think id finally feel good about using this new camera. The weather sealing, the functions the 6fps, the focus system with new tracking system and micro focus points to focus on an eye instead of an eyelash at F1.2, in camera HDR, the twice as fast shutter response. I see no downside to this camera other than i'd like to see a lower price but they always get the early adopters and then drop it shortly thereafter.
You aren't serious about only improving on Jpegs are you?
Weyskipper: The 5D III is everything the 5D II should have been. The high ISO pictures are great. The faster AF is a really important improvement Very impressive - for 2008. However, it is now 2012.
Canon must be planning something better than this. There are so many contradictions with this camera. It goes to crazy ISO levels, but doesn't have a low-light autofocus. It does 22mp - which is not much better than 21mp. The price, you have got to be kidding. Are they pretending to be Leica?
Come on Canon we know you can do better than this.
I have the 5d and avoided the 5d2 because of speed and the same focus system now this camera has all that and much more dynamic range as well as low light capabitlity for shooting receptions and creative shots. You guys are wack if you think you need more mp this day and age over low light. Go to nikon and suffer low light situation with the d800.
SonyA77: Canon have gone from 21mp to 22mp on FF in 4 years? Only 1MP increased? while Nikon had gone all the way to 36mp. I guess Canon is sticking to Sports and Wedding shoots while Nikon and Sony, Sports, Wedding and LANDSCAPE photography.
I will prob only ever want to use 22 mp when shooting portraits else its just too large a file size for little to no benefit unless you like to crop which i do in camera when i shoot. Most people have been saying for years give me more low light over more mp. actually light gatheres in little pixel sites. it has always been know that large sensors like the first full frame cameras were the best at light gathering because the photo sites gathering light were larger. If the payoff is better low light most shooters will take it but then you went ot sony and got what you needed so i am not sure why you would bother reading let alone posting something irrelevent to the masses. Also, to have a swivel on a camera means things to break off the camera and now if the lcd doesnt work because you beat up the swivel too much you are dead in the water to a degree. In addition you suffer from water proofing issues or at least another place for water to get in.