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5D Mk 3

Postby gstark on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:56 am

That's the rumour for today, at any rate.

There's a Canon function around lunchtime, and we should know more once the tweets start from there.

In the meantime, perhaps this might keep you entertained.
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5D Mk 3

Postby Wink on Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:16 am

I think it's very safe to say it's a 5D MkIII after all the leaked photos of the event setups with all the 5D MkIII posters and banners.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby surenj on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:15 am

Is this like a delayed response to the D700?? :roll: The only new thing is the Digic5 = faster frame rate. [ignoring video for a moment]
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5D Mk 3

Postby Wink on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:38 am

Very different autofocus system, dual card slots etc etc.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby chrisk on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:54 am

looks pretty solid to me. vast improvement on AF which was needed of course and potentially takes this into the "jack of all trades" category like the d700.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby radar on Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:17 pm

looks like a good upgrade, more of an evolution from the Mk II. So it doesn't have a big upgrade on pixels, big deal really. Probably addresses a lot of issues that people were complaining about.

As a Nikon guy, this means that potentially there will be more buyers for the D800 as Canon pixel envy-ers move from Canon to Nikon, it will make it harder for me to get my D800 when I am ready for it. :roll:

Good deals for those wanting second-hand gear.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby gstark on Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:18 pm

Mind you, the lunch has been ongoing for well over an hour, with no announcements made as yet.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby radar on Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:20 pm

gstark wrote:Mind you, the lunch has been ongoing for well over an hour, with no announcements made as yet.

Hope it's a good lunch. :D
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby gstark on Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:37 pm

radar wrote:
gstark wrote:Mind you, the lunch has been ongoing for well over an hour, with no announcements made as yet.

Hope it's a good lunch. :D


I'm told it is. (I didn't get an invite)
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby gstark on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:05 pm

Ok, officially announced; it was under embargo till 4pm

New 22.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
New DiG!C 5+ processor
New 61-point High Density Reticular AF system
Multiple Exposures – an EOS first
Inbuilt HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode – an EOS first
ISO 100-25600 (with expansion of L:50,H:51200/102400) enabling sharper images in a
broader range of lighting conditions, especially in low light
Intelligent viewfinder with 100% coverage
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby gstark on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:07 pm

GPS and multiple exposure are a couple of serious catch-up items, availability is late March
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby Wink on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:13 pm

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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby chrisk on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:16 pm

so canonrumors had this thing pegged quite a while ago. spec wise on paper, for me personally, its everything a d800 should have been.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby Wink on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:34 pm

$3499 per-order at B&H.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby Steffen on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:59 pm

The Verge has a hands-on preview, sadly no sample shots.

They also have a D4 in-depth preview – with ISO 12,800 sample shots!

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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby gstark on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:17 pm

Rooz wrote:so canonrumors had this thing pegged quite a while ago. spec wise on paper, for me personally, its everything a d800 should have been.


Only 6fps? I thought you wanted much more than that.

And apparently the local pricing - body only - will be in the $4300 realm. Still interested?

The basic feelings that I'm getting from the journos at the launch event is that Canon have dropped the ball.

We'll see in time, but also note that the 5D2 remains in production.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby ozimax on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:24 pm

I don't think I will sell my MKii and upgrade to this. If it had an inbuilt espresso machine maybe, but otherwise, no.
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5D Mk 3

Postby Wink on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:26 pm

Yep. I think it's a very small upgrade considering how long the 5D MkII has been alive. The upgrades are good and needed, but I think they could've done a lot more. The D800 offered a lot more new features than this new 5D does. It sounds like much better value.

Ted's say $4399 here. US is $3499. Figure that one out... You can actually get it in the US with a 24-105L for $100 less than the body alone will go for here.

The picture style preview button and the rate button seem like pretty useless features on a camera to me, but I guess someone must have wanted it.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby radar on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:10 pm

CameraPro in Brisbane have it for $3865, body only.

Like any camera announced, some love it, some don't. Interesting pricing strategy.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby surenj on Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:13 pm

Although it's probably several years late, it's nice to see wireless radio flash integration into EOS. Finally! :roll:
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5D Mk 3

Postby chrisk on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:03 pm

gstark wrote:
Rooz wrote:so canonrumors had this thing pegged quite a while ago. spec wise on paper, for me personally, its everything a d800 should have been.


Only 6fps? I thought you wanted much more than that.

And apparently the local pricing - body only - will be in the $4300 realm. Still interested?

The basic feelings that I'm getting from the journos at the launch event is that Canon have dropped the ball.

We'll see in time, but also note that the 5D2 remains in production.


6fps is reasonable. Haven't asked for more than that. I think those journos are wrong. Canons only issue here appears to be the pricing. This is a massive af upgrade, so not sure why people think its minor tweaks.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby surenj on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:11 pm

Rooz wrote:This is a massive af upgrade, so not sure why people think its minor tweaks.

I guess that's kinda fair especially if it's going to be clean at 25600. Otherwise, it's just AF; and video 720p out: NO Raw output; headphones etc etc.
For a still photog, you'd feel a little shortchanged with these minor improvements.

I guess the D700 has had this sort of fast AF for yonks. It took them 5 years to upgrade the AF. :wink: But then, 5D was the 'game changer'. :roll:
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby Steffen on Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:25 am

Sample shots and videos here:

http://cweb.canon.jp/camera/eosd/5dmk3/ ... index.html

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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby surenj on Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:54 pm

Looking very very good at 3200. 6400 very good. Would be great to see a head to head review 5d2 vs 5d3 vs D700 vs D800. :wink: I am not convinced that there is much in the ISO performance. Actually D800 would be a noisemonster.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby Wink on Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:24 pm

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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby PiroStitch on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:03 am

They can change the guts all they want, the ergonomics (or lack thereof) still remains the same by the looks of it from the first 5D.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby biggerry on Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:37 am

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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby chrisk on Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:41 pm

has anyone bought this camera or ordered it ?
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby chrisk on Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:46 pm

really ???? no one ???
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby aim54x on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:19 pm

Rooz wrote:really ???? no one ???


Does it count that I have played with them a lot whilst demo-ing?
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5D Mk 3

Postby chrisk on Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:04 pm

lol I'm just surprised no one has jumped on this baby.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby Wink on Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:18 pm

There's not a heap of Canon shooters on here though. I can think of 4 that appear regularly.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby aim54x on Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:47 am

Wink wrote:There's not a heap of Canon shooters on here though. I can think of 4 that appear regularly.


That is a good point as well
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby ozimax on Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:32 pm

Rooz wrote:has anyone bought this camera or ordered it ?


Nope, at least not me.
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby ozimax on Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:34 pm

aim54x wrote:
Wink wrote:There's not a heap of Canon shooters on here though. I can think of 4 that appear regularly.


That is a good point as well


I am seriously considering a boots'n'all jump into M4/3s territory with the OM-D, and ditching my Canon gear. Of course, the outstanding Fuji X10 will be the backup. Come to think of it, maybe the X10 will be the main camera and the Olympus as backup...
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Re: 5D Mk 3

Postby chrisk on Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:30 pm

i guess i may have to rent one. anyone know a good source ?
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