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EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: March 01, 2012, 03:27:57 PM »
If the price is confirmed to be $3499 then how much will the kit be? Is there more than 1 kit?
If they offer the 24-70 MkII as a kit option I would imagine $4999 (at least). If they offer the 24-105 Mk1 then $4299. Both of these are WAG's from me though...

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Full Spec List?
« on: March 01, 2012, 11:03:42 AM »
Ooo, I see +- 3 stops of exposure comp on the top veiw shots... would make for really nice bracketing... did the 5d2/7d have it? i know i'm limited to +-2 on my 50...

also: can someone clear up what dual layer sensor is =/

I believe the 7D has three stop on exposure compensation.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:31:12 AM »

I was wondering if they would kit these two together - looks like it. Thanks for posting!

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:18:10 AM »
It's all happening!

Now were talking!!! Excellent shots!

EOS Bodies / Re: Neck Strap Loops Design
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:15:18 AM »
here is the modified L bracket, the hacked marks are where i used a dremel to make it fit
this can lock into a capture on my belt to stop the body swinging, the rapid strap remains hooked up all the time
to go to a tripod simply unclip the carabina from the rapid
Cool - here was my solution for a RRS-L bracket:

EOS Bodies / Re: Neck Strap Loops Design
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:59:08 PM »
I'm just a huge fan of Apple's designs, not necessarily their products, and just wish more companies strived to be as innovative as they are, even for the small things such as the neck strap loops on camera bodies.
I am currently reading the Steve Jobs book and he was FANATICAL about design.

EOS Bodies / Re: NO 5dM3 On Friday * CONFIRMED By a canon Rep Today
« on: February 29, 2012, 02:49:23 PM »
I'm putting all my chips on the CR3 Rumor that the MKIII will be announced on Fri. Fingers crossed!!!

+1. Me too - I'm all in for Friday [CR4]  ;D

@Otter - that is some NICE glass you have hanging off the end of your 20D!!!

EOS Bodies / Re: NO 5dM3 On Friday * CONFIRMED By a canon Rep Today
« on: February 29, 2012, 11:33:40 AM »
If Canon reps knew this kind of information, we'd have every detail of every release about 3 minutes after the reps.   There are a lot of reps out there, and it's just a law of human nature.  You can't tell that many people and keep it this under wraps. He could be lucky or have a good guess, but I can almost guarantee you he doesn't know the details.


I am from the technical side of a sales team and management never tells the sales guys ANYTHING unless they want them to start spreading the word because at the end of day, their job is to talk up the products.

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:38:37 PM »
I'm in Canada as well, so it sounds like pricing varies quite a bit depending on the region then.

Canadian prices here - roughly +$800 for the 5D2 kit:

Body only:


EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:28:00 PM »
The 24-105 is too much money to do that, I could see the 28-135 or something close to that price range (although I'd be stoked if it was the 24-105).

Not really. You save a good deal by purchasing them together, so $3500 as a kit price could be fairly accurate. With the current Mark II/24-105, you save $500 in my area. We'll find out soon enough.

In Canada the 24-105 adds roughly $800 to the cost of a 5D2.

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:27:08 PM »
(although I'd be stoked if it was the 24-105).

+1 - I think I would pick that up - I will need a walkaround zoom for the 5D3, although I have been toying with the idea of the 24-70II - it would likely be a ten year lens at least.

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:26:29 PM »
The D800 is the first Nikon camera to tempt me in a while... If canon were to do something like this, I would have to indulge temptation this time :)
Interesting you say this. The D800 has a pop up flash which is very intriguing to me. The pop up flash is nice in those situations when you need a touch of fill and don't have a 580 nearby.

The 36MP frightens me as that would implies upgrades to everything that touches the work-flow such as computer, storage, backup, etc...


Any ideas on how to tell how many shots my lenses have taken?  I think a huge amount of these shots were taken in the first few months on the kit lens, 50 f1.8 and the 50-250mm... But I'd like to know how many I have taken with my 10-22mm, 17-40L and 70-300L

The only way I know would be to have all the shots taken in a pgm like Lightroom and then look at the metadata counts for a given lens.

Canon General / Re: Setting up your Home Studio - advice/tips?
« on: February 28, 2012, 03:44:27 PM »
Personally, I think Paul C. Buff lighting is a great value/quality compromise, sort of the Manfrotto of studio lights.  The Einstein 640 costs slightly more than a 580EX II, and is powerful and versatile.

As for the battery, I'd get the lithium.

+1 for Alien Bees

You don't have any flashes yet - why not consider Speed Lite's - they should be plenty powerful enough for a home studio, IMHO.

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