Author Topic: Dynamic Range: 5D mkii vs 5D mkiii  (Read 1197 times)

bodhidharmazen

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Dynamic Range: 5D mkii vs 5D mkiii
« on: January 24, 2018, 10:45:44 AM »
Hello to all.

I have been looking on the web, youtube and on the ML forums trying to determine the difference in DR between these two cameras while enhanced with ML. So far I have not found side by side comparisons or even numbers to make my mind.

I'm not in to video, I'm just interested in photography. And my main goal is to achieve as much DR as it is possible. So, if the difference between these two cameras is small (relative I know but say less than 0.5 stops) I would buy a 5D mkii. On the other hand, if the difference is 1 stop or bigger, I would definitely pay twice the money for such increment.

Thanks!

Walter Schulz

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Re: Dynamic Range: 5D mkii vs 5D mkiii
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 09:26:01 AM »
Cannot answer that but if you're after DR it is not Canon holding the crown in DSLR realm. Consider switching to something with another sensor: Nikon, Sony ...
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Re: Dynamic Range: 5D mkii vs 5D mkiii
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 10:06:21 AM »
6D (better sensor than 5DIII) vs 5DII. http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR_MagicLantern.htm

bodhidharmazen

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Re: Dynamic Range: 5D mkii vs 5D mkiii
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 06:03:03 PM »
Cannot answer that but if you're after DR it is not Canon holding the crown in DSLR realm. Consider switching to something with another sensor: Nikon, Sony ...

The reason I'm on this forum is because I'm invested in Canon lenses, otherwise what would be the point? Thanks anyway.

bodhidharmazen

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Re: Dynamic Range: 5D mkii vs 5D mkiii
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 06:08:55 PM »
6D (better sensor than 5DIII) vs 5DII. http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR_MagicLantern.htm

Thanks for that link is the only one I'm familiar with. I still prefer the 5D mkii to the 6D, for several reasons (max shutter speed, focus points, etc).

bodhidharmazen

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Re: Dynamic Range: 5D mkii vs 5D mkiii
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2018, 06:12:05 PM »
Here are the links Im familiar with:

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR_MagicLantern.htm

Fantastic illustration about the power of ML for DR, but only the 5D mkii is in the graphic.

https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10111.msg97780#msg97780

This is just related, as it is the investigation about improving the basic ISO and original DR

and lastly: https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10111.0

the 14.8 stops of DR achievable with the 5D mkiii, problem is that, as you can see between the first and the third link the numbers are not directly comparable, as Im guessing the measurement is taken in a different way.

bodhidharmazen

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Re: Dynamic Range: 5D mkii vs 5D mkiii
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 12:21:43 PM »
Oh well, with the excessive moderation this forum is ULTRA slow (on top of it being a niche). That said, I managed to get a 5D mkii, and I will be doing some tests comparing the DR to my 80D. I will attempt to post the results here, if the moderator allows it.

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Re: Dynamic Range: 5D mkii vs 5D mkiii
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 09:35:09 PM »
There are lots of comparative reviews between II and III
Basically from dynamic range and image quality there difference is nearly none. Mark III has the advantage in extremely high ISO, but in a point where photos are hardly useful.
The advantage of Mark III is the autofocus, that is way superior to Mark II. But both and distinguishable for subjects that doesn't need moving subjects or very low light condition as Mark III has a good autofocus in very low light.