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1411
EOS Bodies / 5D Mark III NOT Getting Recalled?
« on: April 19, 2012, 08:07:00 AM »
From Canon Singapore
Perhaps some good news, though I would still not treat this as 100% until we see the official response to the “light leak issue”.

From Ong Khiaw Seng from Canon Singapore

With reference to your question on whether Canon Singapore will recall the EOS 5D MK III due to the light leak issue, we wish to inform you that we will not. However we will contact you later this month to rectify this issue. Please leave us your contact number for our Service team to contact you.

Here’s hoping the above remains true.

Source: [CS]

c


1412
EOS Bodies / The Big Megapixel Body in 2013?
« on: April 18, 2012, 01:33:20 PM »
More Pixels…
There are various reports that Canon won’t release the big 35 mp camera until 2013. I’ve even heard the suggestion they’ll come in at 40mp .  Canon does feel that their 20mp range for DSLRs is the best course for the moment. Customer demand will probably dictate whether or not they get into the big megapixel market. I do feel it’s inevitable that it’ll happen in the next 12 months.

There’s a big price gap between the 5D Mark III at $3500 and the 1D X at $6799 that I think needs filled. APS-H is dead, so something has to go in there around $4500-$5000. Judging by the initial sales of the 5D Mark III, people are willing to pay a lot of money for high end digital SLRs.

Source: [NL]

cr


1413
Canon General / NAB 2012: Timescapes Premier Tonight in Las Vegas
« on: April 17, 2012, 05:15:33 PM »
Timescapes by Tom Lowe
I’ll be at the Palms tonight in Las Vegas attending the premier for Timescapes, a film by astronomy photographer of the year Tom Lowe. It looks to be visually stunning and a benchmark for timelapse photography.

Thanks to Simon at Digiflix for the ticket.

Timescapes Trailer (in case you handn’t seen it)

[url=http://www.timescapes.org]www.timescapes.org[/url]

cr


1414
Software & Accessories / NAB 2012: Singular Software PluralEyes
« on: April 17, 2012, 02:48:55 PM »
Multicamera audio syncing made super quick and easy
I watched a demo by Bruce Sharpe at Singular software, he was showing off their software package PluralEyes.

PluralEyes is a product that ties in with your existing video editing software like Final Cut, Premier, Media Composer and others. It removes the tedious work of syncing audio from multiple camera sources, and it does it in seconds.

We saw a demo of the upcoming PluralEyes3, which is 10-15 times faster than the already speedy PluralEyes. About 90 minutes of video from 3 cameras was synced in about 25 seconds. There was a nice applause when it completed.

Someone asked “why everyone didn’t use PluralEyes?” and the answer was, “because people just don’t know about us”. So I’m here doing my part. The product is pretty remarkable and it’s so unblievably well priced at $149, everyone can afford to use it.

If you purchase PluralEyes in the next month or two, you will get a free upgrade to PluralEyes3 when it becomes available. The public beta of PluralEyes3 starts in May.

You can download a free 30 day demo at the Singular Software site.

Singular Software

cr


1415
EOS Bodies - For Stills / NAB 2012: Canon Shows the Goods
« on: April 17, 2012, 01:47:23 PM »
Canon at NAB Show 2012
As expected Canon had one of, if not the biggest booth on the NAB Show floor. Most of their video cameras, DSLRs and lenses were on display to play with.

Canon Cinema EOS 1D C

Canon EOS 1D C
A couple of the 1D C’s were around to play with. They were attached to external monitors and you can play around with things like ISO and get a good idea about that kind of performance. The 1D C showed some pretty exceptional ISO via the HDMI out. We weren’t allowed to put cards into the camera, which is normal.

The camera looks exactly like the 1D X, other than not having the flash sync port.

Not much was said about the internals of the 1D C, which differ greatly from the 1D X. Most of which is used to displace the immense heat the 4K capture would create inside the body.

Availability was “sometime in 2012″.

Canon EOS C500
I couldn’t get within 10 feet of the thing. There were hordes of people around it listening to product descriptions and technical info from the folks at Canon.  Again, the video out to the overhead monitors looked great, but we didn’t really get to see the 4K output from the camera.

Another “sometime in 2012″ for availability.

The new prototype CINE zooms and primes

Lenses
All the new cine lenses were on display. The newly announced 15.5-45 and 30-105 lens mockups were also present. The new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II was on display behind glass, I didn’t see a place to get my hands on it. What I didn’t see were the new EF 24 f/2.8 IS and EF 28 f/2.8 IS lenses. However, there are hordes of people always crowding the counters at the Canon booth and maybe they were hiding.

Canon's prototype 4K display

4K Displays
Canon showed off their prototype 4K displays again, and they really are pretty great to look at it. No one could answer if or when they’d make it to market, and there are no mention of price if they did. They were displaying 4K footage from both the C500 and 1D C on the screens.

5D Mark III Issue As expected, no one at the Canon booth wanted, or was allowed to talk about the issue with the 5D Mark III. I still haven’t heard about any possible recourse for the issue yet. I would expect it pretty soon though.

I also asked about firmware, and was told there was new firmware on the way, but it could have been delayed while Canon investigates the top LCD AE issue.

The magnesium alloy shell of the Canon EOS-1D X

Other cool things
Above is the magnesium alloy shell of the Canon EOS-1D X. It was pretty amazing to feel how light it is. The Canon rep at the  display agreed with me that they should sell just the shell. People would buy it for sure.

cr


1416
Final Cut Pro X Evolving
Apple met with video consultant Larry Jordan very recently prior to NAB 2012. The discussing lead to some information what we can expect in 2012 for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.

Coming in 2012

  • Multichannel Audio Editing Tools
  • Dual Viewers
  • MXF Plug-in Support
  • RED camera support

Apple appears to be working hard on changing the perception that they don’t care about the pro market with Final Cut Pro X.

Read more at Larry Jordan’s blog

Source: [MR]

cr


1417
EOS Bodies / Re: my first video shoot with 5Dmark3 In NYC
« on: April 14, 2012, 10:26:22 PM »
Well done

1418
EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 5D Mark III Product Advisory
« on: April 13, 2012, 03:47:48 PM »

To Users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera

Thank you for using Canon products.


The phenomenon described below has been confirmed when using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera.


Canon is now examining the countermeasures and once the countermeasures are decided, we will post the information on our Web site.


Phenomenon

In extremely dark environments, if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change as a result of the AE sensor’s detection of light from the LCD panel.


Affected Product

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera


Support

Once the preparations are complete, we will be making an announcement on our Web site.


This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.


Please register the EOS 5D Mark III. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.


Source: [CUSA]


thanks Ken


cr






1419
I moved the info to the post about the 5D3 stock delay. Better it all in one place, shoulda done that originally.

1420
Looks to just be something that is related to supply.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1104080/4



cr

1421
And a flood of LCD pressing and probing commences.:)

haha, true!

1422
From LensRentals.com
Roger from LensRentals.com had this to say today about 3 new 5D Mark III’s they received directly from Canon.

Please read the entire two paragraphs.

I just got 3 new 5D IIIs this morning. Compared to the 90 some odd previous ones, the new ones all have a much thicker, stiffer plastic cover on the TOP (not main) LCD with a slightly larger black border. On all of the previous cameras the top LCD cover was thin enough that if you pressed on it firmly it would touch the LCD (apparent because the LCD under your finger would turn black for a second). The new cover is much stiffer and you can’t press hard enough to touch the LCD screen.

I can’t say this is the change that’s being made, but these recent camera came direct from Canon so it’s certainly possible. And it’s also possible that this simply means Canon used up all of their first supply of top LCD covers and the second is just slightly different for no real reason.

Roger and I are friends, and he knows gear about as well as anyone else I personally know.

Public Service Announcement Please don’t start pressing hard your top LCD covers. Thanks David 

cr


1423
Software & Accessories / New DPP Next Week
« on: April 13, 2012, 08:48:50 AM »
Canon Digital Photo Professional Update
We’re told a new version of DPP should be available for download by next Wednesday.

Included in the update will be bug fixes, better handling of 5D Mark III RAW files and a fully functional Lens Optimizer module.

cr


1424
EOS Bodies / *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« on: April 12, 2012, 02:49:10 PM »
*UPDATE 3*
There’s some news out there now, that some LCD covers on the top of 5D Mark IIIs differ from others. Some being quite stiff, others being flexible.

You can see the discussion at FredMiranda. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1104080/4 

*UPDATE 2*
We have confirmed new firmware for the 5D Mark III that addresses a few issues is coming very soon. Cameras could get held back for this reason. The firmware will for sure address the 200 f/2L IS and 800 f/5.6L IS issues.

I changed the title of this post from “recall” to “stock delayed”.

*UPDATE*
Lots more information is rolling in about this. Two of the retailers are BuyDig and Beach Camera which are one in the same. The story coming from them is the cameras have been held back “in case a recall is necessary”. However there is no mention as to why. The word “recall” may be the wrong word to describe the experience the retailer and customer had.

Canon Digital Photo Professional to blame?
Another theory I have heard is a new version DPP is coming out next week to address the issues with it and the 5D Mark III RAW files, and the cameras are being held back to get the new version into the boxes. We reported the issue with DPP last week.

I do NOT want to start a firestorm
I have received various reports of 5D Mark III shipments to retailers being cancelled. Retailers in the USA have told various preorder buyers that the cameras have been “recalled” and that an announcement would come next week.

I have no idea at this moment if this is true, or what the rumoured “recall” is about. Its out there on other message boards, so I have to post it here.

Warning
Please wait for an official announcement before treating this as fact. I have asked a few other retailers in Canada if they have heard anything, and for the moment the answer is “no”. Again, I have received the same story from 3 USA retailers and their customers.

There are 3 possibilities with this one.


  1. Retailers are being misquoted or the wrong use of the word “recall”
  2. The cameras are getting a firmware update before being released
  3. There is a hardware issue that needs to be resolved.

More info coming soon I’m sure.

cr


1425
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.

cr


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