5D MK III // Field Review / Everglades
Before the Canon 5D MK III came out, I remember talking shop with a few other photographers about whether the change would be significant enough to justify purchasing a new camera body. I thought not.
Canon sent me new MK III a few weeks ago for my Everglades adventure, and from moment one, I was impressed.
It would seem impossible to improve on the color, clarity, and ease of use from the MK II, but they did.
And it is very quiet. So, immensely helpful with wildlife. I never realized how loud my MK II’s shutter is until I shot with the MK III.
The color and the contrast straight out of the camera in RAW is incredible. I would actually liken it to some of the more advanced Nikon bodies I’ve tested before.
I know, I know, sacrilege, right? Well, I have always been a Canon guy… literally from day one (AE-1, 35mm). But I have played around with Nikons as well, and I’m not afraid to criticize my brand and give credit where credit is due. Often times the color and contrast that came out standard on raw files from Nikon seemed to have more punch to me. Finally, Canon has an answer. It is partly due to the lateral color fringe correction (that most newer Nikons have).
I’m not much of an HDR fan, though I am asked all the time whether my work is processed as such. The MK III has an in camera HDR function that I found fascinating and tastefully done.
And the internal processing is incredibly fast.
The high ISO noise reduction is of course, phenomenal. And truly, it would be difficult to see much of a noticeable difference from its predecessor, but you absolutely can. It’s that much better!
I’ve never been one of those guys who just buys the new thing right when it comes out… I’m a little bit more cautious than that. But to all those who did with the Canon 5D MK III… kudos.
Canon really changed the game with the 5D MK II, but after spending a week in the Everglades with the MK III, I’m reassured that they continued the game changing camera bodies with this one!
There are so many improvements made with the MK III like color fringe correction, copyright and shooter info embed (not to mention you can finally customize file name in camera!), and dual memory card slots. I highly recommend it as a huge improvement over its predecessor…
The two main improvements though that I would like to see, and my only criticisms would be the lack of built in WiFi or GPS. I would assume that the MKIV will incorporate these (now) necessities. But I don’t see myself waiting until Fall 2015…
For further tech specs, please visit: CANON 5D MK III
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