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the camera.

I rearranged among my posts and decided that my equipment deserved it´s own category. Before it was found in a fixed page but that leaved little or no space for me writing about the equipment I so dearly love. I decided to go for own posts making it easier following when I buy and play with something new.

Well, my camera deserves it´s own post of course. I had it for a while now (since January) so it deserve some talky talk about the good and the bad.


Canon 5D Mark iii

As everybody who follow me know I have a Canon 5D Mark iii. That is a long and well deserved name. I haven´t looked up why they are called Mark iii, maybe someone knowledgeable in cameras could fill this gap.

When buying it I was choosing among the 5D Mark iii and the 6D of the Canon cameras. I have no knowledge and have barely tried out the Nikon cameras or other brands so there is nothing saying that my camera is better then other brands professional leveled equals.

But I have never doubted my choice and like the camera a lot. I based my choices of reviews and talking with people that had this camera already or other Canon cameras. Why I decided to go for the 5D instead of the 6D is mainly due to the autofocus-system.

The Mark iii look like other Canon cameras in the EOS series. They are very much a like each other. The Mark iii is kind of big, some girls apparently have troubles with this due to the weight and the size (having to small hands). I have never heard any photoblogger or other photographer complain about this though and I do not have any problems with this one. Maybe if adding professional lenses this will become a problem, but this would of course be a problem with any camera house due to the extreme weight of the lenses. I fancy fixed width lenses why this isn´t either a problem.


Best features:

1. autofocus system that doesn´t fail ever. It has 61 points and even with a low quality lens as my 50 mm, it works. But, for it to work perfect, professional lenses with good optics is of course needed.

2. weight and the cover. It is heavy and I like that. It is stable and can take a punch or two.

3. quick menu up right. Makes it very easy to set shutterspead, white balance, iso and aperture.

4. colors of the photos and the sharpeness. I have no way of measuring the color that comes out in the pictures of course.

5. iso and grainyness, almost no grains even on higher iso- value


Worst features:

1. I like photowalks and this camera is BIG. I drag it along anyway.

2. price. Not affordable for many. Save save save.

3. sometimes I miss wifi, GPS, fancypancy autosystems that does it for you, but that is not often


On my instagram I have published more than one photo of my camera over time. It´s one of my favorite objects. 😉 Here is some of them.



  1. Like your gear – I currently have the EOS 650D, but am saving up to go full frame (probably 5Diii rather than 6D). It is the markiii as it is the 3rd version of the 5D. :-). As for lenses, I use mainly the 24-105 F4/L lens, but have EF 50 1.8, EF 40 2.8 STM, and the 2 kit lenses (EF-S 18-55 & EF-S 55-250). Next up is a speedlite, I think. Do you have one?.

    • Hi! I have the same lens as you do, the 24-105 and 50 mm. But I have the cheap 50 mm. Yes I have a speedlite flash, might write about it in a post in the future, but I am no flash fan. But the speedlite is good, so I like it. I rarely remember the modelnr of any gear I have, I think it is 320 something speedlite. I also have some gear updates to do when I have saved up for it. It will probably be a better 50 mm lens from the Sigma Art series, or a 85 mm Canon lens or the Sigma 35 mm.

  2. Years ago when I started getting serious about photography I bought a Minolta film camera. Over the years I added lenses and got locked into the brand. Fortunately Sony rescued the brand from obscurity and now produces some fine cameras that can you can use Zeiss lenses with.

    However when someone asks me what camera systems (they are systems if you are serious) I like I tell them if I was to do it all over again I would buy Canon. I like the fact that their pro-lenses all use the same filter size, they are fast, great internal anti-shake, and pretty good glass too. Expensive? Yes, but worth it.

    Sony would be my second choice because of the Zeiss lenses you can now buy. I believe the pictures I get from my Zeiss lens can’t be beat.

  3. I have a 5D3 – very good camera but kept now for more specialised work, mainly macro. Frankly it is the lenses that cause the weight problem for me. Hence my migration to Fuji. But the AF, noise levels etc, all very good. Hang on to it!

  4. Tack för komentaren! Ang varför det heter ”Mark III” är för att det är den 3e versionen. ”Mark”, betyder ”model” eller ”variant. 5d kom ut 2005, 5d mkII kom ut 2008 och 5d mkIII kom ut 2012. Rykten sägs att mkIV kommer ut hösten 2016 🙂

    Själv så är den kameran lite för dyr för mig men har tänkt uppgrsdera mig til 70d. Bra och snabb Af i foto och video läge, 7fps, Wi-fi, pekskärm, lätt och robust

    • Japp. 🙂 Var en annan person som skrev en kommentar och sa att det var modellnamnet 🙂 det är tacksamt att slippa googla och få lite kommentarer. Har man rätt och allt är kollat blir det ju inget kul. Men, ja det var ju logiskt att det skulle vara ett två och tre av samma kamera. Ja, kul att det kommer en fyra, men min får nog hålla lite längre än så 🙂

      Jag älskar min kamera och har hört mycket bra om 70D, men ja, 6D också. Glömmer bort namnen ibland.

      Vem är du då? Har du en blogg du med kanske? Ska klicka på din länk när jag svarat och se vad jag hittar..

  5. The reason it’s called Mark III it’s because it followed the Mark II and the 5D… 😛
    Jokes aside. That’s really the reason actually. The 5D was such a massive success (it was the first Canon full frame DSLR) that they had to keep the name so they used the ”Mark” designation to differentiate the incremental improved models that followed.

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