|Canon EOS-5D Mark III, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II at 18mm, f/4.0 at 1/40, ISO 5000|
The long awaited EOS-5D Mark III ($3,739 for the body) has finally started shipping and we also have one in our rental department now. In the next couple of weeks we should be caught up with all our pre-orders as well. Was it worth the wait? In my opinion, most definitely!
Not only has Canon improved the video quality and video mode functionality over the Mark II, but for still photographers, Canon more or less dropped in the AF system that will be coming in the top end EOS-1DX later in the year. While I have not had much opportunity to use the Mark III yet, during my brief testing, the AF seemed convincingly fast and accurate, even under very low light conditions. While my own EOS-7D was a noticeable step up over the 5D Mark II, the new 5D Mark III seems a big step up over the 7D when it comes to its AF system.