Canon 5d Mark3 (mini review)
A few years ago I wrote a head to head review of the Canon 5d Mark3 and the new Nikon D800. As you might of well guessed, both cameras are pretty stunning. All these shots are from the Canon 5d Mark3.
All the images were shot on Sigma Lenses. A mic of 105mm, 28mm and 120-300mm f2.8
It was about the third or forth shoot using the Canon 5D mark 3 that I pretty much had fallen in love with the camera. This is a clip from the article I wrote for Digital Photographer during the time of release for the camera.
The 5d Mark 3 is one of the most responsive cameras to date and has the best focus systems I have ever used. Combined with a sensible file size, amazing high ISO performance, clarity, tonal gradation and wonderful colour balancing Canon have maybe created the best ever all round camera. The Canon is pure joy to use. Getting usable files at 12,800ISO is nice, but, last year I don’t think I took many files over 1600ISO. Video tends to be shot at Higher ISO’s on average due to the different photographic styles needed for video and film, meaning the 5d 3 needed to excel in this area to keep the huge indie film maker fan base happy. No one will be disappointed with this new camera . . . Super fast, super responsive, super sharp and being able to confidently deal with anything. The 5d mark 3 could be a camera that will improve your photography. Being able to forget about the camera and being able to think in a purely creative direction. The 5dm3 is nothing remarkable, nothing to really get excited about, on paper it seems unimpressive, however, this is one of the most refined cameras on the market today and will be loved for many years to come because of this. It is totally on my shopping list . . . A wise investment.
(it should be noted that I never did by a Canon, but I did by the Nikon D800 I went for file size and quality over usability)