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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 05, 2012, 11:35:36 AM »
B and H took the 3499.99 charge off my card now, they were correct, the authorization looks like a charge but only stays on a couple of days. its basically so you are approved to be on the list and be charged as soon as they can ship.
I'm sure they get their fill of fraudulent charges from all over the world and its probably just their way of making it more streamlined when they are filling the orders.

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Lenses / Re: Lytro - the light field camera
« on: March 05, 2012, 01:40:50 AM »
i pre-ordered mine a long time ago, it will be a fun and cheap toy :)
apparently it has no flash because it doesn't need one, it captures extreme low light.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 05, 2012, 01:38:28 AM »
I just realized B&H charged the full amount to my credit card, rather than doing a temporary authorization as both the item page and checkout page state (even with shipping set to Canada).  I now have a $3600 charge on my card with no camera in sight for months.  I also no longer have the option of cancelling and and ordering elsewhere if necessary, because I end up losing the exchange fees on both the payment and refund.



I see buried in the international order page it says "International orders are charged at the time the order is placed."  Considering this is their standard order policy anyway, and the web site informed me multiple times I would not be charged, I'd say it's pretty misleading to do this.  Reading around, it would appear a number of Canadian photographers discovered this the hard way with recent Nikon camera pre-orders.  I would not have ordered from B&H if I'd know this up front.  Adorama does not charge international orders like this.

I am not impressed, B&H.

you can just call them and cancel at anytime before it ships and you will get a full refund. my credit card sees it as a charge right now too, but b an h assured me it was an authorization and it will go away in a day or so. regardless, you can cancel any time by calling them. they even take returns for a full refund as well if you are not happy with the product.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 04, 2012, 07:25:52 PM »
because if you don't pre-order you won't have yours until late summer, and soon as they are available at rental houses in the next month there will never be a 5DMK2 on another professional set, and if you plan on waiting for a MK4 then you'll be waiting 2-3 years.
since you were wondering why...

That does not really answer the question.  The person is asking why people are pre-ordering a camera when there is still so little information about how well the camera will actually meet their needs or how good the improvements actually are, not to mention what design flaws might be present.. with the implication that it would be more purdent to wait a few months and see how they get vetted.

As for studios.. I am skeptical that the 5D3 will wipe out 5D2 professional use overnight like that.  The camera has some marginal improvements, but I imagine quite a few places are not going to be so careless with their money that they completely convert to the 'go faster stripes' model so quickly and completely, esp when the 5D2 has proven it can be used for professional published (and televised) work that is acceptable to currend end-user standards.
well i have to say you are dead wrong on this, as someone that orders the camera package every week for my upcoming shoots, i would never order a lesser camera body then the newest model that is out and available. for example as soon as the red epic became available, there was never a red one camera on my set again. its not worth the slight discount not to have the newest technology on a professional set. as another example, since the new 70-200mm MK2 has been available, there has never been a 70-200 MK1 on my 5D sets again. sorry to inform you of this, but in my 20 years of filming professionally i see cameras come and go that fast, even back in the film world. we all shot on arri BL's, then one day the 535 came out and there was never another BL on set.
sure for your personal projects you can still shoot with it, but if you are entering or in the professional rhelm of the industry, we are moving on to the next generation of cameras and yes, its that fast!
 also, if he wants to see the big Improvement, this is one of the best examples i have found, but the real reason we are all preordering is because the canon dslrs have proven themselves, so much so that by name they are actually written into treatments. "this is a 5D job"
it seems to me that the improvements are far above marginal and this price for studios in ridiculously cheap to upgrade, plus its not the studios who upgrade, its the rental houses. and you want to know what the clients really care about? that their monitors stay in HD while you are recording, for that alone nike does not allow me to shoot on 5Ds, they specify 7Ds for all their shoots and when i got to the bottom of it, the reason was client monitoring.
http://www.eoshd.com/content/7328/astonishing-canon-5d-mark-iii-iso-12800-video

go ahead though, wait a few months, i will have made most of my money back on it by the time you get yours in august.
these things will be back ordered for most of the year according to some websites.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 04, 2012, 05:48:16 PM »
Why are you preordering before you know about the IQ, Dynamic Range and high iso noise? (Im not telling you not to just wondering why)
I will for sure wait untill I know how much IQ improvement there is from 5D2.
Even if the 5D3 is better at all points than 5D2 it would just be impossible for me to buy if the D800 has higher IQ at both low and high iso and is cheaper. In that case I will keep the 5D2 and wait for 5D4. Perhaps even consider switching.

because if you don't pre-order you won't have yours until late summer, and soon as they are available at rental houses in the next month there will never be a 5DMK2 on another professional set, and if you plan on waiting for a MK4 then you'll be waiting 2-3 years.
since you were wondering why...

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please please bring an hdmi cable and see if you plug it in during live view if the lcd goes out or stays on!
if it does go out, see if there is a setting that lets you choose to keep it on.
thanks!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 04, 2012, 01:48:14 AM »
get this, B and H already charged my credit card 3499.99
i ordered one from adorama too to see which i get first, they haven't changed me anything yet.
anyone else get charged?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 02, 2012, 07:39:01 PM »
has anyone heard anywhere if the live view lcd cuts out when you attach an external monitor?
if we don't have clean hdmi, then we better have at least that!
my gh2 from last year has that!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 02, 2012, 03:35:53 PM »
With 5D III Specs...are you going to get 1D X?

Most likely the 1D X, yes.  Still not 100% decided, but I definitely didn't preorder the 5DIII.

With you there Neuro.
In UK 5d3 + grip £3330  1dx £5300

I think I'm on this bandwagon. 5Dm3 is certainly good, and better than the 5Dm2, but for the difference, I'm going with the 1Dx. They just didn't do enough for an $800 price increase. If you have to break the bank, why not do it for the flagship?
didn't do enough? 61 point focus for stills??? and all new hd video specs, with sound monitoring??? thats well worth the money right there, once its out there will never be another 5d2 on my sets again, ever.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 02, 2012, 03:31:02 PM »
right now there are 200 dollar rebates on the 70-200's, anyone know if that will last? or has an ending to it?
i wanted to wait until my 5d3 came in, but if il save money then i might as well get it.
thanks in advance!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 02, 2012, 02:31:45 PM »
i ordered one from adorama at 9:50pm pacific and one from b and h at 9:55pm, let's se which one comes first!!!
anyone have a preference in which they buy from?
i also pre-ordered the new 24-70 mkII, does anyone have info on when that is expected to ship?
if i can get the 5D mid march ill make half my money back in rentals already :)

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i think the price is right, they scared me with that 1DX pricing!
ill take two!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Do you think the 5D II will stay around
« on: March 01, 2012, 02:30:01 AM »
no, it won't. except for people that own one and do there own little projects, but professional jobs will always demand the newest version of whatever camera is out. for example, soon as the epic came out the red one became dead to all professional productions.

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Lenses / Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« on: February 12, 2012, 02:42:47 PM »
the fact that this is not a internal zooming lens, makes it useless in professional video production, very disappointed.
prosumers have fun!
now bring on the dang new camera canon!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:15:28 AM »
IS, no IS, i don't care for video production, what we film makers DO care about is if the end of the lens protrudes out when zooming or focusing so we can ride a matte box. if it does then i won't be buying this lens, id just get the 70-200mm and then one of the wide primes :)

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