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Subject:Camera Lust
Time:10:30 am
Last weekend I was off at a club shooting a friend's band with my trusty 5D Mark II. I was shooting with existing light, and the stage lighting was abysmal. The only way I got any shots at all was to crank the ISO up to its highest possible value, shoot wide-open, and hope that a few turned out. Most were still blurry. "Man, I wish I had a better ISO range."

And because I was in extremely low light, the camera had a hard time focusing-- it kept hunting, and I missed lots of shots. "Man, the real weak point of the 5DII has always been autofocus. It just doesn't work half the time."

As if on cue, Canon announced the 5D Mark III today. The two biggest changes seem to be that it has a 61-point autofocus system (as compared to the 9-point one on the Mark II) and the ISO range has been expanded to 25600 native (as opposed to 3200 on the Mark II.) I swear that Canon was listening in on my conversation last weekend.

It would be wildly irresponsible for me to fork over this much cash right now, but oh man do I want one.
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clutch_c
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Time:2012-03-02 07:09 pm (UTC)
You could probably sell your 5D II for at least $1500. $3500-$1500=$2000, about as much as one econo-WSOP event.
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whipartist
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Time:2012-03-02 07:16 pm (UTC)
Nah, I'd want to keep it as a backup body.
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mangosteen
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Time:2012-03-02 07:24 pm (UTC)
Okay. That's hot.

The hard decision for me is getting the EF glass that goes with it, because I currently have a 7D with a bunch of EF-S glass. I think I'm seeing either eBay or Craigslist in my future.
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whipartist
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Time:2012-03-02 07:46 pm (UTC)
I stopped buying EF-S glass pretty quickly, because I knew I wanted to go FF someday. By the time PokerStars bought me the original 5D, I already had good glass to go with it.
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adb_jaeger
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Time:2012-03-02 07:36 pm (UTC)
It would be wildly irresponsible for me to fork over this much cash right now, but oh man do I want one.

Look down at the tattoo. You know you want to.
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wwjfergusond
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Time:2012-03-03 04:38 pm (UTC)
Maybe she should get a "no" on the other hand.... Or how about "Wouldn't be prudent...."
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bittercrackbaby
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Time:2012-03-02 11:32 pm (UTC)
I preordered one. I may still be after the 1Dx but figured if this works out for 2012, I can wait a year given the delays and usual the Olympics crunch. So call me irresponsible.
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whipartist
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Time:2012-03-04 11:03 am (UTC)
It's an amusing but essentially useless toy at this point. I can see the tech having some cool uses-- security cameras spring to mind, for example-- but I don't really see much personal use for one right now.

I wonder how long it will be before someone has focus stacking software for it.
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jellymillion
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Time:2012-03-05 10:48 am (UTC)
I think Trey Ratcliff may have a similar idea https://plus.google.com/u/0/105237212888595777019/posts/FpTokUSpVZY
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