5d3 first impressions

Started Mar 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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abracadabenhotmailfr Contributing Member • Posts: 717
5d3 first impressions

ok so I just got mine this morning.
here are my first impressions (compared to 5d2. I never used a 7d...)

  • grip is way better. feels as good as my d700...

  • I like the extra customizable buttons (finally)

  • the mirror blackout difference is definitely there. I mean you can feel its better

  • same for shutter lag. feels more snappy.

  • I like how they moved the on/off button. though I wish they had it accessible to rich hand...

  • I love the new viewfinder and the focus points. not intrusive at all. plus the left right indicators on manual focus... I also noticed the view finder seems better integrated. eye piece seems dust proof now.

  • I shot jpegs only so far. and ISO performance seems outstanding.

  • I would also say that noise seems a lot more film like than the 5d2. but that could be just an impression

  • I found that focus acquisition was a lot faster. specially in low light

  • another big difference I found is metering. seems to meter better, specially in low light.

  • awe seems also a little more accurate.

  • menus seem deeper and better organized. though UI didn't appear very intuitive.

  • AF menu is a monster....

  • no black dots! LOL

now time to go shooting and Ill post more impressions/shots

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 7D Nikon D700
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