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#1 FF1024


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:56 PM

Anyone have any feedback from using the mark ii vs the mark iii? Thinking of upgrading.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:07 PM

I did the upgrade, IQ wise, not a huge diff, but usability of the body, the fantastic AF...I have no regrets.  It's a true shooter's dream.




p.s.  I waited a year before I upgraded...

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:24 AM

i held off upgrading for quite a while.  I figured that the changes didn't warrant an upgrade.  However, once I did upgrade I wondered why I didn't do so earlier.  As Stewart says the camera is a dream to use.  Focusing is fabulous.  IQ wise, I found that it is a pleasant incremental improvement.  Overall it is a wonderful camera and I don't think you would regret the upgrade.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 04:27 AM

Anyone have any feedback from using the mark ii vs the mark iii? Thinking of upgrading.

I have had two Mark IIs before finally making my decision for Mark III.

Mark II is an incrementally improved over Mark I but the build quality, dust in OVF and on sensor remained the same. I happened to have a Sony A850 which is in many ways better than Mark II


However, Mark III changes everything. It has much better build quality, lightening fast AF and is a great gear for shooting underwater. 

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:24 AM

I was kind of slow to embrace this camera, only because I was so happy with the combination of the Canon MKIV and 1DsMKIII that fit into my same SEACAM housing.  I liked the combination of full frame and 1.3 crop, and wasn't sure I wanted to go back to full frame only.  However, the image quality and color rendition and ergonomics of this camera are so good, I'm glad to have now nearly fully migrated.  If I need an ultra-fast motor drive I'll still go to the MKIV, or maybe use it for marine mammals or big sharks that work well with the 8-15 Canon fisheye zoom.  But, the 5DMKIII is a step up in both AF and IQ.  The IQ in the 1DsMKIII is still pretty remarkable for the age of the camera, but the speed of writing to buffer is another huge advantage to 5DMKIII.  I just came back from the Solomons shooting only the 5DMkIII UW, and was very pleased.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:40 AM

I shot the Mk II since it first came out. Nice camera, but not too great of autofocus (especially in low light).


When the Mk III came out, I went and tried one. AWESOME.  The AF points were expanded, the low light ability is fantastic (I love a lot of macro with snoots, and this camera fills the bill).

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:25 PM

dpaustex, which housing are you using for your Mark iii?  I saw that you were selling the Ikelite housing and wondered what you upgraded to.  I am thinking about trying a Hugyfot or going with Aquatica.  I already have some Aquatica housings which are great, but I have heard really good things about the Hugyfots as well.

Edited by diverdoug1, 12 April 2014 - 07:38 AM.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:13 AM

If you want to upgrade - then you should upgrade to Canon 6D instead of 5d Mark III - in my opinion it has better price value and better low light sensivity!


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