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Lenses / Patent: Canon 17-40 f/2.8-4L
« on: March 02, 2012, 04:35:35 PM »
Canon EF 17-40 f/2.8-4L Patent Below is a patent for a new Canon wide angle zoom concept. The variable aperture is interested, if it remained as light and compact as the current 17-40 f/4L, the additional stop of light wide open would be a nice feature.

Patent Publication No. 2010-42792

  • 2012.3.1 Release Date
  • 2010.8.20 filing date

Example 1

  • 39.05mm – f = 17.64 focal length
  • Fno = 2.64 – 4.10
  • 28.99 deg – 50.80 half angle of view.
  • Image height 21.64mm
  • 136.70mm – 134.67 full-length lens
  • BF 39.97 – 64.95mm
  • Lens Construction 12 elements in 9 groups sheet
  • 4 aspherical surface

Canon’s patent

  • Negative lead type zoom lens of negative-positive
  • Small and light lens for focusing
  • Inner focus
  • Focusing the use (1b in the figure) part of the first lens group
  • Video support

Source: [EG]

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Oh Joy There are very few photographers I look up to. There are a lot of great ones, but only a select few inspire me. One of those people is Jeff Ascough, one of Canon’s explorers of light.

To me, he’s the best wedding photographer in the world and has no interest in the 600EX-RT! I love that.

Jeff has obviously had a 5D Mark III in his hands, and has released his review of the camera.

From Jeff

So are there any negatives to owning this camera? Maybe just one. You will lose the ability to blame the camera for any shortcomings in your own photographic ability. The camera is what every Canon user has been waiting for and then some.

Read the review

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Software & Accessories / Re: recommend me a backpack
« on: March 02, 2012, 02:21:06 AM »
I can only recommend the Gura Gear Kiboko 22L... it'll be the last backpack you buy, unless you get a 600 or 800.. then you'll need a Kiboko 30L

http://www.guragear.com

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EOS Bodies / 5D Mark III Sample Images
« on: March 02, 2012, 02:01:44 AM »
From Canon Japan Check out the sample images Canon has posted from the 5D Mark III. ISO 6400 looks pretty good, though I’d like to see my wedding photography hero Jeff Ascough bust out some high ISO wedding photography.

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos5dmk3/ 

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EOS Bodies / Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:05:50 AM »

London, UK, 2nd March 2012 – Canon today announces the latest addition to its worldfamous EOS range with the launch of the new EOS 5D Mark III. The EOS 5D Mark IIIbuilds on the performance of the legendary EOS 5D Mark II, offering improved speed,greater resolution, enhanced processing power and extended creative options for bothstills and Full HD movies – providing unparalleled artistic freedom for the most demanding photographers.


Incorporating feedback from photographers worldwide, the EOS 5D Mark III offers improved performance in virtually every area. A new 22.3 Megapixel (MP) full-frame sensor offers the ideal balance of resolution for stills and HD movies and up to 6 frames per second (fps) shooting, whilst a 61-point AF system and 63-zone metering provide greater speed, flexibility and accuracy. Powered by the latest DIGIC 5+ processing technology, the EOS 5D Mark III also features enhanced video functions, offeringimproved image quality alongside greater audio control – redefining creative possibilities for photographers and amateur videographers alike. “The EOS 5D Mark III represents a big step forward for the EOS 5D series” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “The EOS 5D Mark II is an exceptional camera and we’ve listened carefully to feedback from its passionate community of users to improve performance in every area. This camera has been designed to meet virtually any creative challenge – it’s faster, more responsive and features the tools to adapt to everything from studio photography to creative videography, while producing results of the highest quality.”



Enhanced performance

With its comprehensively upgraded specification, the EOS 5D Mark III is the ideal toolfor the growing number of photographers shooting both stills and movies. It incorporates a number of the features launched with Canon’s revolutionary EOS-1D X,providing vastly improved performance, flexibility, handling and durability. The camera’s newly-developed 22.3MP full-frame sensor provides increased resolution and finer detail, enabling the capture of a wide range of scenes, from sweeping landscapes to beautiful portraits. Higher speed continuous shooting also offers expanded creative possibilities. With an increased 8-channel read out, the camera comfortably handles a maximum full resolution speed of up to 6fps in bursts of 18 RAW images or over 16,000 JPEGs1, without the need for additional accessories. Additionally, the sensor’s advanced architecture offers a huge native ISO range of 100-25,600, expandable to 102,400, making it possible to capture clean, high quality pictures, even in extreme low-light conditions.


The EOS 5D Mark III utilises the same 61-point wide-area AF system as the flagship EOS-1D X, providing exceptional sensitivity, precision and speed. One of the most advanced AF systems currently available, it features an impressive 41 cross-type points and five dual cross-type points, providing unsurpassed accuracy across the frame. The customisable AF pre-sets introduced in the EOS-1D X are also available, helping the capture of traditionally challenging subjects, and providing additional reliability in ituations where subject movement can be unpredictable. Highly accurate exposures are provided by Canon’s acclaimed iFCL metering system, which incorporates a 63-zone Dual-Layer sensor linked to each point of the AF system. Focus information gathered from the AF system is analysed alongside colour and luminance signals measured by the metering sensor itself, enabling the EOS 5D Mark III to deliver consistently accurate skin tones and excellent results in a wide range of shooting situations.


Creative performance without compromise

The EOS 5D Mark III features Canon’s latest DIGIC 5+ image processor, which powers a range of new functions without affecting the camera’s performance. 14-bit A/D conversion provides smoother tonal gradation and transitions between colours, while in-camera HDR shooting combines three different exposures and allows one of five preset tone maps to be applied, enabling photographers to capture all the detail in high contrast scenes. With in-camera RAW processing and editing capability, photographers also have the option to immediately begin post-processing their images while still on a shoot. The increased power of DIGIC 5+ also enables a range of tools which contribute to higher image quality. Lens peripheral illumination correction, Lens chromatic aberration correction (lateral and axial) and high ISO noise reduction are all performed in-camera without affecting performance, allowing photographers to continue shooting without any camera lag. Additionally, in-camera image rating via a dedicated button makes it easy for photographers to organise images ahead of post-production. The EOS 5D Mark III features a new Creative Photo button, which enables users to quickly select Picture Styles and capture multiple exposures, as well as offering direct access to the HDR shooting mode. In playback, pressing the Creative Photo button displays a new comparative playback function, displaying two images side-by-side to allow photographers to view, magnify and compare the quality of different exposures mid-shoot. For situations where photographers want to avoid being noticed, such as weddings, the EOS 5D Mark III also features a new silent shooting mode that dramatically reduces the sound of the shutter and mirror, ensuring they can work quietly in the background. A continuous silent mode is also available, enabling photographers to capture fastermoving subjects without attracting attention.


Next generation EOS Movies

The EOS 5D Mark III builds on the reputation of the EOS 5D Mark II, with a range of new features introduced following feedback received from photographers to provide even better Full HD video performance. As well as offering the depth-of-field control loved by video professionals, the new full-frame sensor combines with the vast processing power of DIGIC 5+ to improve image quality by virtually eradicating the presence of moiré, false colour and other artefacts. The addition of a movie mode switch and a recording button also offers greater usability, enabling videographers to begin shooting immediately when movie mode is engaged. Additional movie functions include manual exposure control and an enhanced range of high bit-rate video compression options, with intraframe (ALL-I) and interframe (IPB) methods both supported. Variable frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps, and the addition of SMPTE timecode support provides greater editing flexibility and easier integration into multi-camera shoots. Users can also check and adjust audio during recording via the camera’s Quick Control screen and a headphone socket enables sound level monitoring both during and after shooting. Enhanced processing power provided by DIGIC 5+ also makes it possible to conveniently trim the length of recorded movies in-camera.


Professional build, easy operation

The EOS 5D Mark III has been built to offer photographers easy-handling and robust build quality. Its lightweight, high-grade magnesium body offers advanced weather proofing for protection against the elements, while the construction of the shutter has also been reinforced, with 150,000-cycle durability making it ideal for repeated, everyday use. An enhanced version of the Intelligent Viewfinder featured in the EOS 7D offers approximately 100% coverage, as well as an on-demand grid display via the builtin transparent LCD. The same reinforced 8.11cm (3.2″) Clear View II LCD screen as used by the EOS-1D X provides high quality framing and playback in all conditions. 1,040k-pixels provide the resolution to accurately check image sharpness and focus, while the gapless structure design introduced with the EOS-1D Mark IV prevents reflections and protects against dust or scratches. A headphone socket and locking mode dial have been included, while the inclusion of a UDMA 7-compatible CF card slot plus an SD card2 slot enables shooting to both cards simultaneously, auto switching when the one in use becomes full and the option to copy images from one card to the other in-camera.


Digital Lens Optimizer – new in Digital Photo Professional v3.11

The EOS 5D Mark III comes complete with the most advanced version of Digital Photo Professional (DPP) yet – Canon’s free, in-box software enabling high-speed, high quality processing of RAW images. New in DPP v3.11 is Digital Lens Optimizer – a revolutionary new tool designed to drastically improve image resolution. Digital Lens Optimizer (DLO) precisely imitates lens performance, with a series of complex mathematical functions replicating each stage of the journey of light through the optical path. Using this information DLO can correct a range of typical optical aberrations and loss of resolution caused by a camera’s low pass filter, by applying an inverse function to each shot to take the image nearer to how the scene appears to the naked eye. This creates exceptionally detailed, high-quality images with highly manageable file sizes, providing photographers with maximum image quality and greater flexibility.


EOS System compatibility

As part of the EOS System, the EOS 5D Mark III is immediately compatible with over 60 EF Lenses, including the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – the new, essential wide-angle zoom lens from Canon’s famous L-series. The camera is also compatible with a newlyannounced range of accessories designed to offer extended creativity, including the Speedlite 600EX-RT – a high performance TTL flash with wireless radio connectivity. Additionally, the new Battery Grip BG-E11 offers greater handling flexibility alongside the ability to double the camera’s battery life.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III – Key features:



  • 22.3 Megapixel full-frame sensor

  • 61-point autofocus

  • Up to 6fps continuous shooting

  • Native ISO 100-25,600 sensitivity

  • Full HD video with manual control

  • 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor

  • Enhanced Weather sealing

  • 8.11cm (3.2-inch) 1,040,000-dot screen

  • HDR mode with presets


 


 



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I'm #1 in a few places in Canada for both... but they'll be rented at Lens Rentals Canada.

If I was just getting one for personal use, I'd get a 5D3...



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Site Information / Re: Record number of members online
« on: March 01, 2012, 12:31:15 PM »
Yes, I have been aware of the traffic coming to the site in recent days. I haven't slept much. :) We're working on upgrading performance on the fly and things are coming together well. It's been more than anticipated.

This forum has been a joy to read and the CR forum moderators have done an superb job. I can only ever think of one incident that ever needed serious attention... that's pretty amazing. It's been a positive community and I hope it stays that way.

If it ever gets a negative tone and we can't correct it, I'll just shut it down. All of this should be fun, educational and not too serious.

Thanks everyone
Craig

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EOS Bodies / 5D Mark III Full Spec List?
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:40:30 AM »

Unsurpassed Image Quality

22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor

DiG!C 5+ Image Processor

ISO 100-25600 (expandable to L:50 H1:51200, H2: 102400

Full HD Movie (ISO 100-12800 (H:25600)


High Performance Operation

61-point high-density reticular AF (up to 41 crosstype points)

6.0 fps for high continuous shooting

Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage

3.2-type, approx.1.04m dot (3:2 wide) Clear View LCD II

iFCL metering with 63-zone dual-layer sensor

Shutter durability of 150,000 cycles


High end features

Silent & low vibration modes

Dual card slots (CF & SD)

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode

Multiple Exposures

Comparative Playback function

Improved durability & water and dust resistance


SPECIFICATIONS

Available Colours – Black

Megapixels – 22MP

Sensor Size – 36 x 24mm

ISO/Sensitivity – 100 – 25600

Autofocus Points – 61 points

Lens Mount – Canon

LCD Size – 3.2″

Liveview – Yes

Viewfinder – Optical TTL

Min Shutter Speed – 30 sec

Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000 sec

Continuous Shooting Speed – 6 fps

Self Timer – 10 sec, 2 sec

Metering – Centre-weighted, Spot, Evaluative, Partial

Video Resolution – Full HD 1080

Memory Type – Compact Flash

Connectivity – USB 2, HDMI, Mic Input, Wireless (optional)

Battery – LP-E6

Battery Type – Lithium-ion

Charger – Includes Li-Ion Charger

File Formats – AVI, RAW, H.264, MOV, MPEG-4

Dimensions – 152 x 116 x 76mm

Box Contents – Battery Pack LP-E6 .. Battery Charger LC-E6 .. AV Cable AVC-DC400ST .. Interface Cable IFC-200U .. Eyecup Eg .. Wide Strap EWEOS5DMKIII .. CR1616 Lithium Battery+


5D Mark III Front


5D Mark III Back


5D Mark III Top


cr



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EOS Bodies / More Images From Shanghai
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:04:01 AM »
5D Mark III Everywhere Below are some more images from the Shanghai setup. Various posters showing the likeness and name of the camera. Also included is another invite graphic. It mentions “speed” & “quality”, two things most seem to want from the new camera, me included.

Thanks everyone

cr

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EOS Bodies / Re: canonrumors phototips live cast 1 March 2012
« on: February 29, 2012, 03:50:05 PM »
I can't promise a level of excitement like the C300 announcement, but at least there WILL be a 5D Mark III, so it will be better than Geraldo and the vault.

Official announcement here a bit later today.

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EOS Bodies / Re: NO 5dM3 On Friday * CONFIRMED By a canon Rep Today
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:11:45 PM »
:-\

I work for a big camera shop in Canada and Our rep Canon CONFIRMED to us today that its a rebel series thats is gonna be announce On friday March 2, 2012... probably T4-i
Something else he didnt want to tell me will be announcing in the next 2 month

Sorry For party stoping!

The why CR doesn't have any rumors about new Rebel lately

I mentioned the T4i last week, it'll come with a new 18-135 with a silent AF motor. Other than that, no one is talking about it. I think the world is focused on the more sought after 5D3.

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EOS Bodies / *UPDATE* Here's an Invite for March 2, 2012
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:18:00 AM »

Lots of chatter

A lot of people have been wondering where the invite graphics are for the event on March 2, 2012 that will bring the 5D Mark III to the world. I have confirmed events in Singapore, Paris and Shanghai as well. I’m sure many more major cities will see events.


Here you go.


5D Mark III on Friday


It’s sure to be a great day, and we’ll be here to cover it all.


thanks Tovich


The Shanghai Event

Here’s some pictures of the event setup in Shanghai. I’ll wager they’re not doing all that work for jokes.


Getting ready in Shanghai


I see you Jackie Chan!


More photos here


thanks jchl97


cr



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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:02:07 AM »
*UPDATE*

March 2 will be the date for the 5D replacement. Confirmation of events in France and Singapore. There may be something else on February 28 and things were reversed, I am trying to confirm that.
So yes, I changed the announcement date rated [CR3]. I may catch a little flack for that, but it had to be done.

Sorry to insist, jet the [CR3] that there are two announcements, one on 27/28.2. and on 2.3. is at least invalidated for the first bit --- nothing here, and 28th has passed.
Still hoping for the 2.3. though.

Ouch, that'll be some negative karma for me, I assume (and somebody will get rated down from being a CR3-source for sure by Craig)

The issue with Feb 28 was a miscommunication that I take responsibility for.

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EOS Bodies / Re: NO 5dM3 On Friday * CONFIRMED By a canon Rep Today
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:24:01 AM »
I deleted the posts in this thread that named some person that is allegedly with Canon Canada. Naming people can lead to bad things for that person, so I'm going to be on the side of caution.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 28, 2012, 08:42:24 PM »
This is one very very long week!!!!!

Tell me about it... I'm going to sleep all weekend.

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