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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark III

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              Avatar for Jean Max Jean Max (4:12 PM, January 27, 2018)
              How is the Mark III cheaper than the Mark II ? I can pick up a used Mark II for about $1000 on eBay.
               
              Avatar for ALLAN SILLIPHANT ALLAN SILLIPHANT (8:05 AM, September 15, 2017)
              The biggest VIDEO advantage I can see with the 5D Mark3 over the Mark II is that you can control your sound level & hear if an external mic is getting wind popping. Otherwise, when using a good mic plugged into snd input... is a crap shoot! Unacceptable for news stand-ups or outdoor acting or speech making., a secondary advantage of a Mark 3 is the camera chip set digic 5, I recall that it is 17 times more powerful than the digic4 in the Mark II, this is manifested by far better moire reduction. With the controllable sound levels you can use a higher end directional mic, such as a 14 inch Sennheiser, which lets you mic actors well, from up to 16 feet. A last word on the Mark IIs. Keep at least one of your earlier purchased Mark IIs as a second angle camera for reaction shots, & cut-aways, since you can't get much for it ...& that second angle can be cut in easily if you slate both...front end & again at end of the two camera shoot Why dump it for a lousy $600 or so $$$!.Another good thing for keeping a Mark II, is that you can used if with good results with a 40mm Canon pancake lens which has huge depth of focus, & usually works well without an operator for shooting audiences, or a closeup of the second person in a conversation for sync inter-cutting, or an interviewer listening to the interviewee.
               
              Avatar for Tim Krenzke Tim Krenzke (11:52 PM, August 01, 2017)
              You. have to be kidding. Trivial differences and nothing substantial when it comes to image quality. Worth the money? Only to canon. Instead of a new body, buy the best lenses.