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

Toccata47 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.

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.

3. The outer left AF point back focus severely.

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

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.

Sounds like a lemon. I would send it in for service.

I have both. They nikon focus better in low light, and the nikon lens will be better there than the canon f4, obviously. The canon has a better grip, but that can be added to your nikon.

Getting your nikon fixed will be cheaper than replacing your gear, particularly if your canon comes with a defect too. Keep what you have. The canon is great but so is the nikon once you get past the qc garbage.

I saw some people sent it in and came back even worse, that's why I am not gonna take a chance to send it back and forth, regarding the grip I mean not the vertical grip, the canon even without it I feel more comfortable than nikon.

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