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Old May 27th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #76
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Re: 5D Mk. III vs Nikon D800 - resolution, ISO, rolling shutter and more

I have the VAF filter for the 5D2. Works great! But the 5D3 would be a much more practical solution. The downsides of the VAF filters are: 1) a pain if you go between photos and video, 2) they don't support ultra-wides, and 3) they ain't cheap. That said, I got one before the 5D3 was announced and it keeps the 5D2 quite viable.

Regarding the first point, I'm paranoid about changing lenses and do it really quickly. However, you can't remove/replace the VAF quickly. The sensor (and filter for that matter) are exposed for quite some time. This isn't an issue if you do video only, but could be an issue for still/video types.

I'm not dissing the product; however, one should be aware of what they are getting into. The 5D3 wins when it comes to simplicity, usability, and the ability to shoot really wide.
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