Canon 5D Mark 3 - First Impressions

posted on 19th of august, 2012

First of all, I need to stress that this is my no means a technical review of the Canon 5D Mark 3. I will leave that to the experts. I cannot compare this to other brands such as Canon's main competition Nikon because I have never used one. I will however compare this to my 7D. I have also had the opportunity over the last few years to work with the 5D Mark 2.

When I'm not in the studio, I shoot weddings and events which are notorious for ever changing lighting conditions. In need of a camera that works flawlessly in low light conditions, I did my research and settled reluctantly on the Canon 5D Mark 3. Now I say reluctantly for one reason. The cost. It was very difficult to part with all those hard earned dollars, but all that changed as soon as I took it out of the box and held it. This is a substantial...

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Comments (3)

Posted by Robseguin on August 21, 2012
Having spent many more hours using this camera, I am extremely happy with it. It's an incredible camera. Please let me know if any of you have any questions about it.

Posted by Physi28 on August 19, 2012
wow, you may think we are twins, I use since two years a 5D MK II and was cracking my head those weeks if to move to the 7D or the MK III, first I was more close to the 7D coz of the 1.6 zoom sensation (and the price) but lately I was coming back to the MK III coz of image quality, your impressions about the functioning and performing of the MK III's autofocus have really helped me!
Posted by M4rio1979 on August 19, 2012
Congratulations...I have also buyed a new camera a few days ago, so i know how you feel...I wish you many many good photos with your new machine.

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Product review

posted on 31st of august, 2012

I recently picked up a light tent for small product photography and
wanted to share my initial tests. The one I purchased was the
Dynaphos DPL-005L 24x24 LightCube. It packs really small and comes with 4 different backdrops (Black, White, Red and Blue).

Please note that you cannot use these backdrops once you unpack it. The backdrops have so many creases in them which makes them impossible to use as-is.

I had to use my steamer to iron out the very stubborn folds. This is
the only way I could use any of the backdrops.

For my test I set up 3 studio strobes around the light tent. Both
sides and the rear. Here are 2 images I was able to produce.

The investment was small. It was $34.99 CAD at Henrys in Toronto. I'm happy with how the...

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Posted by Seawatch1 on September 07, 2012
I use a home made lightbox. I use tissue paper from a present wrapping store. You can use white poster board as your backdrop and change colors by buying different color boards. Not as elegant but cost me less than ten dollars to make and it's pretty flexible. For black, I use black velvet bought at a fabric shop because the black poster board just isn't black enough.
Posted by Bluneo on September 07, 2012
I own one but never use it, I've learned to shoot products in other ways I never made friends with that thing, as far as for background color change, I guess you could use gels(?).
I guess it's good for macro work and small products shooting but a little limiting composition wise, reason being the space inside and from the object to the background is limited to the dimension of the cube, and also the type of lighting you can do is only limited to that style (top and side lights), so it's no use for a little more complex still life shooting.
Posted by Egomezta on August 31, 2012
I guess it is working really well for you, your images are great.

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