So for the past couple of years i’ve been using my 5D MKII .. I saw the MKIII come out and waited for the price to come down .. and waited
In the meantime, I got to learn what I could with my MKII and just yesterday I decided .. ok, it’s time to go for the MKIII, woke up this morning and was ready to buy one, told a friend (who actually owns a MKIII) and he told me “why don’t you get the 6D instead ?” .. my first reaction “I don’t want 1.6x cameras” .. I had no idea the 6D was a full frame
I was shocked when I actually looked at the 6D .. I was just days away from blowing £250+ on a Camranger so I could get wi-fi remote control, this thing has it built in !, I LOVE GPS tagging, I constantly tag my photos manually, I did the whole ‘carry a GPS unit and then sync the times later with the photos’ but it’s a PITA, no such thing on the MKIII
So whats the catch ? do I really NEED the MKIII ?
Focus: The MKIII has more focus points … I’m the kind of guy that disables all but the centre point, don’t know why, but I only like to focus with the centre point and then reframe the scene … so more focus points .. not needed
CFII Card: meh !
Low Light performance: my main reason to move to the MKIII .. I HATE flash, thats why most all my lenses are very fast primes, the 6D is just as good as the MKIII in low light ? some cases marginally better ? …
GPS Tagging: gimme gimme gimme !!!!
1/8000 vs 1/4000: checked my photos .. never used anything even close to 1/4000 .. let alone above it
Wi-Fi: I signed for the Helicon Remote iOS beta program .. when I am in this beauty will make focus stacking with my iPad/Iphone easy as pie .. gimme !!
5D Pride ?: Yes .. that is my sore bit, I love being part of the 5D club, feel like the guy on a Lotus Esprit in a race with Ferraris … I can beat them, but I’m still in a lotus .. but heck, screw it, Ill have fun doing it !
So .. Im sitting here with a 6D next to me, let the fun begin 🙂