Planning to switch from D800 to 5DIII Locked

Started Aug 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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OP iseeu Contributing Member • Posts: 869
Re: Planning to switch from D800 to 5DIII

David Hull wrote:

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.

Have you heard other D800 users complaining about this issue? Seems like maybe an issue with your particular camera perhaps?

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.

There is definitely something different about the way Nikon designs that grip, I feel the same way, IMO, it sux.

3. The outer left AF point back focus severely.

The D800 AF is supposed to be pretty good. I wonder if this is not an issue with your particular camera as well. That said, the 5DIII AF is hard to beat I doubt that it is any better than the D800 but it is no worse either. FWIW: All of the AF points on mine work fast and are spot on (including the extra 10 points that Nikon doesn't have -- couldn't resist )

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

I doubt that the Canon is any better here either. But it should be just as good.

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? I will buy the 5DIII with 24-105mm f/4 kit lens. Does 5D III will give me better high ISO performance? Can you please help me to decide. Thanks in advance.

The 5DIII and the 24-105 make an excellent combination. That is the combo that I use the most.

I am sure that you will like the 5DIII but I have to wonder if some of the stuff you are complaining about is not specific to your particular D800. Hope you don't throw away too much money on the switch.

Hi David, thanks for joining this thread, regarding the problems I had with Nikon, are already well known, I thought Nikon has fixed them as they promised in the last firmware update on May 2013, but actually the problems still there, I doubt that Nikon will be able to fix it with FW. I started with Nikon since D70s until now, too bad too much problem this time, I think there is a waste if we have 51 points but I only use the center point just to be safety, I don't trust any other focus points especially the left outer point.

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