Milimike: Those D800 samples, to my eye, seems really great ( colors, resolution, DR ). I have a 5DMKIII on pre-order, shipping on April 2nd and I have no EF lenses. There is some review sites that are bashing at the new 5D, even in video mode ( eoshd.com ). The MKIII samples seems duller and a bit softer ( Is it the lens? ), and I am afraid of cancelling the pre-order and not getting either camera when I arrive in USA on May 1st. Do you guys think they will have both cameras in stock a month from now?
I have a D800 on pre-order and was told friday (23 feb) that it would still be 2-4 weeks before the camera ships. I wasn't the first in line and the store I ordered from is not the biggest, even so, I suspect supply will be tight into May.
XmanX: Canon is playing it conservative, expecting their loyal base to just lap it up. And I don't much care for Nikon's color palette; Canon colors are more to my liking.
Waiting for Sony to fire the last salvo in the Full Frame space. If they deliver the goods, I'm willing to get rid of my bag full of L lenses and move to Zeiss glass. I don't use T/S or telephoto over 200mm anyway.
Innovation trumps brand loyalty in my book.
Completely agree with XmanX re Sony + Zeiss. Though I would love the higher fps of a new Sony flagship, I just can't wait another year.The D800 will suit my needs despite my preference for Zeiss glass. Who knows, maybe there'll be word from Sony before my D800 ships ...