NEW 5D available in August!

Started Jul 20, 2008 | Discussions thread
brian44 Regular Member • Posts: 143
Re: Late August is the usual Canon announcement time

carlk wrote:
Strange as it might sound but low light capability is mostly demanded
by amateur photographer for snap shot type photography. Pros and
serious photographers will either use elaborated lighting set up or
use tripod for landscapes whenever they can. I don’t think many of
them and their clients will appreciate ISO800+ images from any
cameras. Perhaps that’s the reason you don’t hear many of them
mention low light capability of 1Ds3. There are exceptions of
course. Indoor sports photography is one of them but that’s not
where 1Ds3 is used.

RedFox88 wrote:

bronxbombers wrote:

i thought that the 1dsmkiii has the LOWEST noise per surface area of
sensor of any of the DSLRs and since it has tied for the largest
sensor, wouldn't that make it the lowest noise of them all, even if
definitely not the lowest noise per PIXEL.

If it did, you'd see a lot of talk and example high iso shots from
1Ds3 users and that hasn't happened. Yet most 1Ds3 users (the s
stands for studio) aren't using their camera for family snapshots
after sunset. They are shooting landscapes in good light and studio
shots in controlled studio lighting.

As a studio or landscape camera it's probably true. There are other situations where low noise would make a FF camera very versatile. PJ is one of them, sports another ( I know a couple of tennis photographers who use them) events is yet another. For me as a professional it would make the camera much more attractive. The s may stand for studio, but it's built in an almost identical way to the 1D3 and is weather sealed, so it is obviously not just for a studio.

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