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show user profile  9krausec
Debating on picking up a full frame camera for-

conventional photography (reference/plates)
texture images
Panoramic HDRI for IBL

I'd like to stick with Canon as I run a 60D right now and like Canon's setup. Here are the models I'm looking at-

5D Mark III refurbished via canon
5D Mark IV

Anyone have any input, suggestions? Right now I'm leaning towards the 5Ds/r for the 50mp. I'm not going to be taking high movement shots, but more controlled studio/setup photos. The 5Ds/r seems to have a pitfall when it comes to ISO range, but I don't think that's too big of a deal as I'll always be shooting with a tripod onto subject matter that will be relatively still.

I feel the the 5Ds/r would also be best suited for high resolution HDRI panos. Nom nom.

Any input from camera gurus here would be nice. Thank you.

Edit: Just realized the memory buffer on the 5ds/r isn't the greatest... That might be a deal breaker. Plus it's really fucking expensive. Might just pick up a refurbished Mark III from Canon (unless anyone here has suggestions).

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9/18/2016 12:30:03 AM (last edit: 9/18/2016 12:49:48 AM)
show user profile  nemac
5D3 would be great value with 5D4 out. It's not ISO invariant so bracketing will likely to be part of your workflow.

5DSR res might be overkill for most stuff and you should factor bracketing and storing very large raw files into your workflow. For general stuff, worrying about processing and storing such large files might make your shooting tighten up.

Allow budget for a good panoramic head, fisheye lens or rectilinear UWA, lots of cards for 5DSr etc

edit: + a macro for your textures.
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9/18/2016 1:37:54 AM (last edit: 9/18/2016 7:00:30 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Yeah.. I think I might just go with the 5D Mark III. I waited this long to see with the Mark IV was going to be all about and all things considered, I don't think it's worth the added $1k.

The 32MP, the 2 faster FPS shooting and the larger scale ISO would be nice, but cannot justify the addition expense. I figured people are going to want to upgrade their 5D Mark III to the IV so I might have some good options for Craiglist camera (or just go the refurbished route through Canon as they offer a proper warranty). THANKS!

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9/18/2016 2:03:11 AM (last edit: 9/18/2016 2:03:11 AM)
show user profile  Error404
I went the used route with my 5dMk2 and have been quite happy. If I ever upgrade again I'll probably do the same thing, get a used previous-gen 5d unless there's a specific need for one of the new features of whatever the current gen has. -

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9/19/2016 5:09:13 PM (last edit: 9/19/2016 5:09:13 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Thanks Error for the input.

After doing more research and really thinking about it, I'm actually going with the 5dsr with the 50.2mp.

Memory buffer takes 14 frames and after talking with RedStar it sounds like I wouldn't have any need to take more than 9 shots per bracket. Now I need to figure out how quickly that memory buffer clears as I want to be able to shoot another bracket quickly after I adjust the pano head/camera.

The 50.2mp holds some freaky detail. Sacrifice in ISO levels though and light information retention (just a little bit though from what I've read).

Once again, thanks for the input.

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9/19/2016 6:12:51 PM (last edit: 9/19/2016 6:12:51 PM)
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