I love my 5d3, but...

Started Sep 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 54,196
Re: A couple of suggestions...

XeroJay wrote:

I thing Bob's mistaken...unless they're making a silver plastic version a la the original Rebel!

I'm not mistaken, what you are showing there are pictures of the shell, not the chassis.

Skip M wrote:

bobn2 wrote:

Skip M wrote:

Abraxx wrote:

Thats just crappy trolling.
The D600 is in fact not better than the 5D3 in most of her specs.

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Suggestion 1- Learn how to have a civil conversation. If you had any sense at all, you'd know that I, of all people, am not a troll.

Suggestion 2- Learn how to read. I never said, nor did I imply that the D600 is better than the 5D3 in most of "her" specs. I said it was the equal in many ways of the 5D3. I said that it's superior to the 5D2 in many ways, which if you read the specs, you'd know that it is.

The real difference is not the actuality of the specs but the perception of them. Here the 5DIII has a clear advantage, because it is perceived as being specced nearly as the 1DX - this is of course a false impression, it is half as fast and has a plastic chassis - but what matters is not what is, its what the buyer thinks is, and the D600 is at a clear disadvantage - it is specced below the D4, and therefore perceived as not as good. In practice I would guess the main deficits against the 5DIII make very little difference in the type of photography either camera will be used for.

Bob, could you give me a citation for the idea that the 5D3 has a plastic chassis? Every reference I can find for the construction of the camera says it has a magnesium alloy chassis. Canon's publicity is a bit dishonest showing the lens mount attached to that, it actually attaches to the plastic mirror box assembly which is what locates the lens mount in relation to the sensor.

You can see the image from the LensRentals teardown I gave in my reply to Skip, here is a similar teardown for a 1DIV

You can see in this case, the chassis (the bit that holds the camera together) is metal.
7D is also plastic. Only the 1D's are metal.

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