Canon EOS 5D Mark III: Is there any disadvantage?

Started Jul 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
qianp2k Forum Pro • Posts: 10,350
Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III: Is there any disadvantage?

Keith Z Leonard wrote:

qianp2k wrote:

bhollis wrote:

Keith Z Leonard wrote:

No, what I mean is LCD viewfinder, which is what I said, though I can see the confusion, it's LCD overlay, the 5d3 and 1dx both have LCD overlay viewfinders just like the 7D, which is what was being discussed.

And the primary criticism of the LCD overlay is that it doesn't provide illuminated AF points for low-light shooting.

Hasn't been much of a problem for me, but some folks have complained bitterly about it. A partial firmware fix was provided for the 1DX, but so far nothing for the 5D3.

I expect this will be rectified in the 5D4.

Also it displays AF points in black not red color in AI-servo mode. It's unable to toggle with 5x/10x magnification directly in OVF where EVF has significant advantage in such areas such as in MF lenses. I'd like future Canon DSLRs support hybrid VF with an EVF that can be inserted into the hotshoe for example.

Sounds like you've fallen in love with focus peaking? EVF might be a hard sell to the 5D crowd, EVF in hotshoe could be interesting as an alternative to rear display during live view though. Or are you assuming that 5D4 would be mirrorless?

I actually don't count on focus peaking (turned on but only for reference) in my A7R. For manual focus, I use 1x/7x/14x magnification toggle directly in EVF that is so easy and straightforward and with higher precision (customized central push button on the back dial wheel for this function, or C1 button next to shutter button), or focus assistance that as soon as you rotate the focus ring on the lens, it automatically enters into magnification mode. One AF mode that many like is DMF (direct manual focus) mode that will allow you to stay in AF and then if you decide to use MF with magnification then all you have to do is turn the lens focus ring while half pressing the shutter button with timer 2 sec~indefinite that you can adjust, so you start with AF and then you can MF with magnification on top of AF for further precise focus calibration.

I don't believe 5D4 will be ML but still DSLR. For an optional EVF works, camera needs to be in LV mode. Then comes to request of much better focus in LV mode that so far Canon is not very good at. Dual-pixel in 70D is much better than other Canon cameras but still lags behind from competitors.

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