Planning to switch from D800 to 5DIII Locked

Started Aug 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Planning to switch from D800 to 5DIII

iseeu wrote:

I am planning to make a switch from the D800 to 5DIII for some reason:

1. D800 lock me up few times and I have to take out the battery and insert it to make it work again, this really annoying.

5D3 has no such issue, never heard.

2. The grip (not the battery grip) made 1 of my finger so painful after 10 hours of work, this is never happened with my D700.

5D3 grip is highly praised.

3. The outer left AF point back focus severely.

5D3 has no known AF issues, AF both fast and reliably.

4. Can't lock focus in low light so I missed few important shots.

5D3 and D800 have the same -2 EV low light sensitivity.

I only have the Nikon 24-70mm for now, so I am not heavily invested in Nikon glass. Do you guys think 5D III will not give me those problems?

Not from what I have seen and experienced.

I will buy the 5DIII with 24-105mm f/4 kit lens.

For low light you might want Canon 24-70L/2.8 II or Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC.

Does 5D III will give me better high ISO performance?

Arguably slightly better in very high ISO.  But D800 should basically match if comparing at the same output size.  However 5D3 is much better in high ISO video with or without ML firmware.

Can you please help me to decide. Thanks in advance.

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