Canon 5d mkiii

January 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Canon 5d mk iii
 
Through a long term loan of an old and close friend I am now the proud owner of a 5d mkiii.  There are far to many reviews, better and far more precise then what I could ever give, so I will just give my first impressions.
 
I am coming up from a Canon 60d and with the flood of upgrades I must say I have something things I really enjoy and wish I still had in my new 5d mkiii.  With concerts and any situation when you are shooting a crowed or in a crowed the articulating screen in a must have.  The canon 60d 9 point auto focusing system is no match for the 5ds 61 point. But even when going through some of the modes moving from one corner to another takes to long.  With practice I might be able to cut the time down.
 
A feature I have fallen in love with is the cf and sd card slots, this allows me to run a eye-fi mobi card allowing me to send small file jpg wirelessly to my iPad.  This gives the parents, manager or who ever I am taking pictures, able to view them as I shoot them.
 
For a full frame camera it quick and solid.  I still find a battery grip very helpful,even though it ads greatly to its weight.
 
Update:
 
With a good amount of use as, said above, I have fallen in love.  The low light performance is a huge jump from my Canon 60D.  I use my eye-fi card with my iPad more then ever. The solid construction is a testament to its build quality.  The only issue that I found, that is huge for manual focus shooters is that the top right back, buttons on the body can't be used with magnification.  The magnify button is located on the left side of the screen forcing the user to take their hand off the lens to press the button once for 5x and a second for 10x.  This is a huge issue for people using lenses 100mm or longer, hand held.  This is aperient especially when using 10x.  Each time the button is pressed the user must find the subject all over again.  I am really hoping this will be fixed in future updates, but until then I am very pleased with what I have.

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