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Old 15-03-2012, 10:39 AM
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They're doing what they've always done. They show average samples on their web site (have a look at the original 5D and 5D Mark II samples, they were also garbage), yet, people have used both those cameras to make iconic images. If people were to make their minds up about Canon's prosumer range judging by the samples on their web site, they wouldn't have sold any. I don't agree with this, entirely; they should show what a professional can do. But, I guess, they want to show what is possible, straight out of camera, without any /further/ image processing.

The RAW converter will ship in the box with the camera, as they have always done. A week or so later, the latest DPP will be available online to download. As they have always done. This time it is a little different in that the RAW specification has changed (likely due to DLO implementation) and the current DPP cannot read the files. This hasn't happened before.

I would still argue that Canon systems deliver colour and vibrancy straight off the sensor/out of the camera better than the Sony sensor -- particularly when it comes to skin tones. This is something that I am not willing to forego for the work I do.

If Canon releases a megapixel monster later on down the line, I will be the first in line to buy that, too.

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Old 15-03-2012, 10:52 AM
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If Canon releases a megapixel monster later on down the line, I will be the first in line to buy that, too.

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We can chat while waiting in line H! I'll be ordering that camera without waiting for reviews.
Megapixel monster misa likes!
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Old 15-03-2012, 12:38 PM
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I think we can agree both cameras will be sensational. There is a lot of nit picking on other forums much like Holden versus Ford type conversations which I don't want to be a part of. Kind of childish really and shows the worst in some people. Thank God its civilised on this site.

We are lucky to have 2 superb choices.

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http://g1.img-dpreview.com/091AE8145...7117B9938A.jpg

ISO-10,000.

weee.

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Old 27-03-2012, 11:54 AM
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When does your arrive H?

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Old 27-03-2012, 12:51 PM
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No idea at the moment.

Trying not to think about it -- I've got too much on my plate already!

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Check out the focusing manual for the 1D X/5D Mark III:

http://downloads.canon.com/CDLC/EOS_...Guide_CDLC.pdf



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That link comes up as an error.

5D mk iii new autofocus is getting some excellent reviews.

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http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources...?categoryId=12

In the left-hand column.

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Look at the DP review test images
Select ISO 51200, the Canon blows the mighty Pentax K5 out of the water. Gee Canon have really raised the bar now. A modded and cooled version of this new camera would be the best one shot colour astro camera ever made.
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FWIW there's a mention on the No Film School website about removal of the front low pass filter to increase the resolution for video use and some test images showing the improvement. Seems that someone has already been to work taking their new toy apart.

http://nofilmschool.com/2012/03/remo...oFilmSchool%29
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The only negative about this new uber camera is its seems to not focus quickly / correctly under some unusual conditions. I found this very surprising - but a few reviewers seem to found this and passed data and questions to Canon to ask for a firmware fix.
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Arrives on Tuesday.

Grip arrives early May.

Can't wait.

I had a play with one on Saturday in a camera store. I pointed it at the darkest place I could find in the shop which had camera bags hanging on a wall with no contrast to speak of. The camera locked focus immediately. I was impressed.

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Very exciting.

Expect serene beautiful landscapes soon eh?!!

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He doesn't need the Mk 3 for that. He's already been doing it for some time
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He doesn't need the Mk 3 for that. He's already been doing it for some time
Yes that's right. I should've said more serene terrestial shots!

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Interesting!!

http://gizmodo.com/5901975/the-5d-ma...irmed-by-canon

Light leak issue affecting the AE sensor.
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Interesting!!

http://gizmodo.com/5901975/the-5d-ma...irmed-by-canon

Light leak issue affecting the AE sensor.
ouch! ... that's a nasty little 'feature' ... be interesting to see how canon deal with it (sounds like a hardware fix and not a firmware one to me)... or if it's all cameras or just some affected.

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No big deal, the problem is only apparent when the backlight is turned on, all that's needed is to turn the backlight off after use.
I would't be surprised if the same issue isn't apparent in the 5DII as well.

Storm in a teacup stuff.
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Old 16-04-2012, 07:47 AM
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It is a storm in a teacup.

It will effect a very, very small minority of users, if any, at all. The type of users we are talking about are those who shine flashlights on to the LCD panel while taking meter readings.

Canon has at least done the right thing and acknowledged the phenomenon, while Nikon remains tight-lipped about the D800 AF and green tint issues.

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