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Canon 5D Mark III Arrives

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The new Canon 5D Mark III

Great news for Canon junkies. The new 5D Mark III has arrived. What’s so great about this camera? Well, more speed, higher resolution, enhanced processing power, and added creative options for  stills and Full HD movies. This new beast provides the most creative freedom ever for those of us who need to shoot with our brains instead of a machine.

Here is a look at the body with lens kit.  Here is a look at the body only.

So what’s the damage to your wallet? The body only is $3,499. The kit with lens will empty you out to the tune of $4,299. An investment, yes, but one I am willing to make. I think about the shots I have missed in low light, the noise I struggle to remove, and think – yes, this is worth the great shots I will get once it is in my hands.

Read a full review of the Canon 5D Mark III here.

I am holding my breath until mine arrives. Hopefully I won’t turn blue.




About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The "June Gloom" series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The "Kala" series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. "Economy Portraits" was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly. I curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

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  1. How much better is the Canon 5D mark 3 over the mark 2 for a photographer?

    I can see that those who make films are getting a lot of extra’s, but all I see is the AF system is much better on the mark 3.

    • Here’s a little more research (done by a colleague) on the 5D Mark III:
      A little more in depth review of the specs shows there are a few things I haven’t seen mentioned that I really like that is causing me to warm up to this camera. First, the focusing system is cut from the 1D X, and not the 7D, which is a relief, at least for now. Second, DXO Labs notes that the 6fps shooting speed is unlimited, meaning that the buffer won’t fill so, although this is not the perfect sports camera, it sounds like it does have some application for action. It was only a few years ago that I used a 20D as a second camera and it shot at 5fps which proved workable. Finally, DXO Labs also notes that the video start/stop on this camera is now trigger by the shutter button which means you can also trigger the camera via wireless remote. Since I am doing more and more video projects this is something that really appeals to me. The increase to 29 minutes long clips is also a welcome addition.

      • The constant 6fps is interesting. It makes sense that they did not go any faster. It would eat into the 1DX market. I do not really need the speed of 6fps. Therefore, wondering if it worth picking up a second hand 5D Mark 2 or is the AF system improvement worth the extra cash.

      • I don’t shoot sports, so I don’t need that kind of speed either. However, I was doing a portrait session yesterday, and I still get frustrated with missing those “in between” moments that really capture a personality. I think the constant 6fps may greatly increase the ability to get those shots.

  2. Hi Gina

    Do you have it avaliable to sell?

    Best regards


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