This was one of my first sessions with my new, but very old, Canon 5D MkIII. My local dealer contacted me indicating that a customer had won a 5D body when it was launched back in 2012 but had put in on shelf and had forgotten about it. The body was available to me a good price if I was interested. I asked to borrow the camera for a day or two. As I had a number of Canon EF lenses I was more than interested providing I could get a suitable GPS unit.
The GPS unit arrived and worked very well but it was not available for this session. However, I no longer have the funds to allow the purchase of the Sony A7RV which is due to be launched on the 26 October 2022. But I have the much less expensive FX3 cine-centric camera on order.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a professional-grade 22.3 megapixels full-frame digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera made by Canon. Succeeding the EOS 5D Mark II, the Mark III was announced on 2 March 2012. This date coincided with the 25th anniversary of the announcement of the first camera in the EOS line, the EOS 650, and was also Canon's 75th anniversary. The Mark III went on sale later in March with a retail price of $3,499 in the US, £2999 in the UK, and €3569 in the Eurozone. On 25 August 2016, Canon announced the camera's successor, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.
Before I switched to Sony I had the original 5D which was my favourite DSLR.