$800 (Rebel) vs $5400 (Mark III) | Can You Tell The Difference?


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  • Great video (as are all the SLR Lounge videos I've seen so far). The 85mm 1.8 lens you used is a magic lens… despite not being an L series. Most people who have a Rebel (or XX0D camera here in Australia) probably wouldn't have one of these – they'd most likely have the 18-55mm or 18-135mm kit lenses. It might have been more interesting and a more meaningful comparison if you had used one of those kit lenses on the Rebel body. Still a great video though! (-:

  • That first part about the the photos taken with the iPhone is so misleading. Yes it was a iPhone but there was over $10,000 of pro lighting with pro Photographers, pro Model and pro retouching, so anyone with a camera phone who doesn't have the lighting equipment and skills don't be fooled.

  • True for being outside in great natural sunlight, but not so much for low light concerts, events, and wedding receptions. Can't push the iso on the cheaper cameras near as much

  • The name of the series is "Photography 101"… It was not made for the pros who have to come home with the "money shot" every time they take an assignment. Remember when you started out in photography… While you were struggling with trying to understand "Depth of field, Shutter speed, Aperture, Lighting, etc." somebody comes and tells you " You also need a camera with a 1200 page manual to take great pictures". Doing, doing doing… learning, learning, learning, and then doing some more and learning some more. Now you are ready to think about upgrading your equipment a little, to meet your needs. If you are very lucky and you got the shutterbug, you may end up with some professional gear… by then you can handle it.

    If there is any critique on the lesson…. I would have used the Kit Lens instead of the $300 lens featured in the movie. Well done slrlounge, well done.

  • I find this wrong and misguiding. If you are a professional photographer with professional light tools then indeed every camera does the same thing.. But if you use your camera in situations where you don't control the light or you don't have the tools to do it, what you want is a flexible camera with a nice clear lens that allows you to go as high as 6400 iso (or even more) and get zero noise. EG if you are in a gig you can't shoot the same images with the rebel that you can with the Mark3. And there are many more examples. Also a full frame sensor is way better that the crop one. It's just adds more stuff in your frame. FYI i have a Nikon D7100, its a very very good camera (the best i could afford when i got it) but compared even with the D600 witch is an older model is kinda crappy… Anyway, nice video tho! Well shot and well delivered.

  • For still photography in portrait it might be okay… for all the rest (birding, sports, wedding real life event) that might be a nightmare because of that slow shutter button.

  • if you take the 2 raw files and started playing with them you will find the better color rendition. In your example only the skin tones and the dof are taking them apart,. But if you will try landscape on the full frame you will magically have lots of tones and better detail. If you address this for facebook "photographers" then the camera is not that important. Also you could have switched lenses to show the images that way also. As long as the photos are never displayed on as print or just as 1600×900 on a pc. The photos may seem identical, the bottom line is how much are you willing to pay and how passionate you are.

  • I'm fine with the pop up tips. But seems like some viewers don't like it. Here's a suggestion. When you do a pop up tip, provide a clickable annotation on the video for people to skip the tip and jump back to the video. I hope this will please both camps. Cheers and keep up the good work.

  • bullshit, if you go 100% at the eyes, those entry level cameras are pretty crap. of course if u only look at things with thumbnail size picture. all the cameras are gonna be the same 

  • It's like comparing your espresso maker with the one in the Starbucks. Both make "delicious" coffee (probably almost the same), one is more intended for home use/light use, one is more powerful/pro/industrial/durable.
    (of course a $30,000 medium format camera would be a much better example of an industrial-level workhorse)

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