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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Recall?
« on: April 12, 2012, 03:56:00 PM »
IS sound issue with the 200 & 800mm perhaps.

Maybe, but 800/5.6 and 200/2 owners are few so I doubt a camera wide re-call.

No matter how few owners there are, if that problem exists and it's a mechanical problem that needs to be fixed in the camera, they have to recall everything out there right?  It doesn't make sense to me if they just recall from those who have the lenses in question.  So you'd prefer to send in yours later when you plan to get 200 f/2 IS ?   :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Recall?
« on: April 12, 2012, 03:46:43 PM »
IS sound issue with the 200 & 800mm perhaps.

That sounds like it as it's the only issue Canon officially acknowledged so far for 5D3.  The other announced issue with DPP is only about the software itself.

EOS Bodies / Re: any more word on the 5d3+24-70 II Pro Kit?
« on: April 12, 2012, 02:12:59 PM »
The kit exists

I will probably get it when i go for a mk3 body for my wife after i get a working copy to make sure its good
but i want to test that lens against the 3 fast primes in the range it covers first too before i shell out that much money on it

also keep in mid these are australian prices and this is probably the cheapest we have any real hope of seeing this kit available for on this continent

Just hope it doesn't turn into an Oceania thing only. Most of the early talk about it came out of Canon in Australia and New Zealand. Someone claimed they did see a mention of it for the US too though, even with official pricing and all for the US, but since then it's just gone silent. I wonder if Canon USA didn't decide to can the idea since then? In the past the kits haven't always been the same across all countries and some have decided to opt out of certain kits.

But all of the kits should be available to Japan right?

Where do you see the mentioning of "Pro Kit" from Canon announcement?  From Australia?

Canon Japan shows only 2 packages (Body-only and Kit with 24-105):

EOS 5D Mark III・ボディー

EOS 5D Mark III・EF24–105L IS U レンズキット

One more delay and they will miss the Olympics! This is scary. The dream camera for sports shooters may not be ready (and if ready, i'm sure there will be plenty of orders not yet filled) for the most extreme sporting event in the world.

Given the hint of their announced reason of delay (...due to a delay to the start of mass production...), I guess they should have produced / delivered enough units of 1D X to Olympics journalists.  It sounds like the delay just affects the mass production for general public, while they might have created a separate production line for some sort of special (and early) order from large press houses...

Hey Craig and folks, do you have a link to the press release?  Is it an official statement from US / UK?
As of now, Canon Japan still shows 1D X to be released in late April:

"London, UK, 12 April 2012 – Canon would like to advise of updated sales start dates for the previously announced EOS-1D X and EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens, due to a delay to the start of mass production. The EOS-1D X will now be available to buy from mid-June 2012, and the EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens from early-July. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers."


This is as official as it will be. Don't expect any other statement from Canon. They hope the 4K cinema stuff will be burying this bad news fast.

Urgh...  just found the statement from Canon UK too...


From Canon
We previously reported that the Canon EOS-1D X had been delayed until June and the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II delayed until July, both have been confirmed delays by Canon themselves.
There was no real reason given for the production delays.

Hey Craig and folks, do you have a link to the press release?  Is it an official statement from US / UK?

As of now, Canon Japan still shows 1D X to be released in late April:

And they still shows 24-70 f/2.8 L II to be released in April:

The 5D Mark III get support
Adobe has released Lightroom 4.1 release candidate and it now supports the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 Release Candidate (supports 5D3 and D800) is also available too:

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 21, 2012, 07:05:12 PM »
Got my delivery confirmation from Adorama a couple hours ago. I'll have mine tomorrow!!! Finally the wait is almost over.

Me too!

I had 2 1Dx's on order but the 5D3 has this over / the same as, the 1Dx:

Lighter, AF system practically the same, Higher MP

If it wasn't that I trusted pro bodies and their extra features more I'd probably cancel both orders and go purely 5D but I'll get one of each.

For weddings just how much 'noticeable' difference in IQ will the client see between both bodies?

I've switched my pre-order of 1D X to two 5D III's.  It looks like by the time the general public is still waiting for their 1D X pre-order to be filled, I might have been actually having fun with 5D III for at least a month on client assignments.

I'm also considering to get one of each and I'm pretty sure a used 5D III within the first 6 months will still be a hotcake.  One of my 2 5D III's is more likely to be the stop gap before getting 1D X.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III high ISO samples
« on: March 02, 2012, 02:09:13 PM »

This one is 25,600 ISO.

While it's easy to pick apart this image, for all purposes, this is incredible for being done at 25600.  On the 5d2 this would have been almost unusable except for small internet files...  If you're in a crunch and dont mind NR, this is pretty darn good.  (Also keep in mind this is the most the D800 could go)... that's saying something.


If you consider D3s is still the king of high ISO that is available to buy (D4 and 1D X ain't yet), the following samples at ISO 12800 have more or less similar level of noise compared to this one at ISO 25600 by 5D III, provided that 5D III has almost 10 more MP than D3s.


EOS Bodies / Re: BH has it up
« on: March 02, 2012, 03:49:16 AM »
Edit: it may not be an official info in the press release since I could not find the availability info on canon.com.

Canon Japan says "Available for sale in late March" right there:


EOS Bodies / Re: BH has it up
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:28:33 AM »
Got an immediate backorder on BH

Adorama has a lead page, but dead link at this moment.

The actual product page with "Add to Cart" button now shows up.


EOS Bodies / Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:10:34 AM »
Craig, congrats on your spot-on CR3!

Spot metering linked to any AF point

Right.  1D X's 100k-pixel RGB metering and its association to AF are really droolable.  And spot metering at the chosen AF point is just at a total different level.  BTW, does anyone know if D800's 90k RGB metering can do the same?

I was never going to buy a 1Dx
if i wanted the intergrated bulky grip i'd get a 1D4 (might still)
but a couple of 5Dmk3s will surely find a home :D

I was just wondering how adamant other potential 1D X buyers are and what their rationales are.   :)

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