Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Announced Mar 2, 2012 •
22 megapixels | 3.2″ screen | Full frame sensor
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Hi All, I am just curious, what combo would produce quality images (assume other things constant) ? A) Canon 70-200 L IS USM II on Canon 7D II = Effective 105-300 f2.8 IS (Lens costs £1500) B) Canon 5D Mark III + Canon 300mm F2.8 IS USM II (Lens costs £4800 New) If combo A results same images as combo B, I am keen on getting a 7D II body. Please suggest! Thanks. --Tiger Photography
In my 5D Mark III and E-M1, I can set two different default focus points linked to each orientation, so when I shoot in landscape mode, there's a default focus point linked to it, and when I rotate the camera to portrait orientation, a different focus point is automatically linked to it. This allows me to set a focus point about 1/3 up of the frame in each orientation, which is very useful for shooting people. I scoured the user's manual of the a7RII, but didn't find anything like that. Does...
One of the most challenging thing about shooting video on cameras (instead of camcorders) is the continuous AF + subject tracking. I'm curious how the A7R II handles paparazzi styled subject tracking during video recording. For example, I often follow my wife around the house, recording her during daily life (a sort of video diary), and out of the cameras I have, none are perfect. I'll describe briefly how each handles that type of run & gun shooting. Canon 5D Mark III - No continuous AF...
Well, it arrived. Tested 24-105, 70-200 F4 (IS and non-IS), 14mm 2.8 and 50mm 1.2 All worked really well, except the 50mm f1.2 which I could not shoot at f1.2 oddly. The camera only offered f1.3 (an odd choice in it's own right). I can only assume it meant 1.2 but got thoroughly confused poor thing. The really good part was it nailed focus - far better than my 5DIII ; very surprised indeed. Hunted a bit in very dark conditions but the 5DII would not have even tried. Nice...
I spent a fair amount of time trying to make micro adjustments on my 5D3 for two different lenses and I eventually realized that the focus was not consistent at all. Using a tripod and a focus chart I snapped tons of pictures of the exact same point, changing nothing and being very careful not to bump the tripod and the focus was different from picture to picture. I would be consistent several time in a row and then it would shift and be consistent a few more times. I can get it into sharper...
I know with the 5DSR if the files are re-sized to 5D Mark III sizes the result is slightly better in ways of noise. Lets say we were to re-size the Sony A7RII files to 5D Mark III sizes, would it trounce the 5D Mark III? Right now, it looks like the A7RII files are about on-par to slightly below the 5D Mark III at full resolution. I bet re-sizing might be a whole lot better. BTW, Canon 5DX is slated to be announced in October at the Javits Center in NYC at PhotoPlus.