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Canon 5D Mark III

5D Mark III vs 5D Mark II from ISO 50 to 25600 (Dolls)

Here are compared the Canon 5D Mark III to its 5D Mark II predecessor at ISO 50 through ISO 25600, whole ISO values.

The lens was the Leica 90mm f/2 APO Summicron-R at f/5.6, easy to use for Canon users by simply adding a lens adapter. However, it has quite a strong rearward focus shift at closer range, so some care must be taken at closer distances.

Sharpening

For this comparison, I increased my normal sharpening amount to 80 to really bring out the fine details possible.

Test scene

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Comparing the relative resolution

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