Finally purchased my main body: the 5D Mark 3. I have been trying it out for a few days. Reading articles around the world in regards to the 5D Mark 3 and the fan boys complain about “features” of the 5D. Here is my conclusion:
- I have no problems with the complex auto-focus system. I am very use to changing the focal points and areas using the multi-fn button. (it’s the same as the 7D).
- the zoom in & out buttons are missing: Yes, I noticed a big difference. I still tend to press the top two buttons for zooming. I read that Canon is considering putting this back using firmware upgrade.
- the red/black box during dark situations: I never understood this issue and I haven’t encountered this issue yet. Maybe I don’t take enough photos to have this issue arise.
- light leak issue: This is not an issue for my 5D body. Firstly, I doubt I would use the light on the LCD panel while pressing the shutter button. Secondly, I rarely take such low light photos. Thirdly, I do have the “3″ in the serial number. That means it’s the first batch that has the fix OOTB.
That’s it for now. I’ll post more comments after a few more weeks of using it.
Cheers for now.