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Canon General / Re: Canon Service Centers and Lens/Focus Cailbration
« on: March 27, 2012, 04:53:44 PM »

If you can qualify for CPS Canon Professional Services (point system), I have found excellent turnaround on even significant repairs - and at a discount.  They also bring clean/adjust services out to various major events.   Well worth the membership cost.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Women will hate D800 *full size image*
« on: March 27, 2012, 12:46:33 AM »
Kinda furry above the lips too.

No worries.   Its just a new Twilight look.


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EOS Bodies / Re: LensRentals.com RESOLUTION TESTS
« on: March 26, 2012, 06:18:47 PM »
Excellent write-up jrista.  And a good thread.  Really helps explain some of the impact certain lenses have had on my 7D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII and 70-200 2.8 IS II
« on: March 26, 2012, 01:16:46 AM »

Congratulations - 

I got my 70-200 2.8 II last month - perfect on the 7D, and amazing on the 5DmIII. 

The 4 stops of IS on a high ISO camera makes you invincible :)  Or at least gives you room to shoot.

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Site Information / Thank-you CanonRumors!
« on: March 24, 2012, 01:48:32 PM »

Thank-you CanonRumors!  And thank-you all who participate in the forums!

I wanted to use my Post #100 as sincere appreciation for this resource.  I am quite familiar with operating high volume special interest sites - and other than the mild shock on announce day - the site as been available 24/7 and generally clean of spam or conflict.

And while I know its been an interesting rumor year, once the good rumors came out on the new bodies the site was on top of it.  From linking to the first shots of the 5DmIII in Africa to the Announce (and I appreciate the effort for the video feed even though that provider dropped) to the news of arrivals and all the shipping details - CR kept me informed if not a bit obsessed.

While there is more to come, my new 5DmIII has arrived and I am going to go out and play.

Applause.

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Great Review!  Yes, I agree.  Got my 5DmIII and last night went out to the Las Vegas strip. 

The AF was deadon and quick - it was difficult to throw it off even when looking at darker areas.

I was surprised by the white balance - it was great in challenging conditions.  My friend's D7000 kept going warm.

And then in the Conservatory (now in Spring mode), it was fun shooting handheld with the 5DmIII and the 70-200 2.8 II.  I was mostly at ISO 1600 and felt no pressure to go to 3200 if I needed to to freeze the moving Dutch windmill blades or water fountains.   

We did several test shots of the Paris "Hot Air Balloon" logo sign from the top of the Bellagio parking garage.  The dark blues and golden sun symbols - not directly lit at night - were very readable at 12800 ISO - some noise in the darker area.  Whereas my friends D7000 the symbols were completely lost in the noise.

Quality of shots / keepers  - focus and headroom to find it - much better than my 7D - where I would have needed to tripod for longer exposures - with the mill blades no doubt motion blurred.

Very controlled lighting contrasts between the dark and the intense strip lighting.  Some but not annoying blowout.

Normally I always shoot RAW, but I can now see a reason to send JPEG's off to the SD card;  In many cases the JPEGs were good for the 'catalog' shots.  In Post-  I think less need to rescue images.  More time to polish your best.



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Or better yet, maybe it will poke the MF people to find ways to produce some more entry level backs or something.  There are so many wonderful (and affordable) MF cameras floating around the used market, but the backs tend to be disproportionately expensive.. it would be nice if the D800 forced them to reevaluate their lineup and produce backs to take advantage of that rather untapped market....

That would be an outstanding benefits.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5Diii pink picture problem
« on: March 23, 2012, 04:01:26 PM »

You have Pullitzer-Prize winning evidence that an Alien spacecraft scanned your vehicle.   Caught in the act.  Sell it to the tabloids :)

Heh,,, the Histogram cause sounds interesting!   Could be.


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Lenses / Re: Ultra Wide Angle with Full Frame
« on: March 21, 2012, 08:22:31 PM »

Oh, and if 16mm isn't wide enough, take a step back...   :P


In my area, that could be {{{splash}}}  or <<<<ahhhhhhhhh>>>>thud

:)

But yeah, you could do that in most cases.


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Body Only also in-stock

http://www.adorama.com/ICA5DM3.html

Wow.


Are you sure that's in stock?

It shows "New item available for pre-order. You may place this on order now and it will be shipped on a first come first serve basis. We do not charge your card until we actually ship the item to you."


Ah, missed the fine print.


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Body Only also in-stock

http://www.adorama.com/ICA5DM3.html

Wow.

edit - read fine print.. available for pre-order.

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Tracking Number as well.   

12:41 am EST 3/2 Pre-Order Body Only

4:08 pm EST 3/21 Tracking Notification.

Less than 20 days from announce to ship.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 21, 2012, 04:35:12 PM »
Just got off the phone with Adorama - to upgrade my shipping.

The CS did confirm (by voice) a few times that my 5DmIII will ship today.

My order time was 12:41am Eastern 3/2

I'll update later when I get a tracking #

And my Credit Card has just been Charged.

Looks like Adorama is Shipping Today.

Hope the whole preorder batch goes out for everyone else!

edit - this is a body only order

Tracking Number Received.

The 5DmIII is on its way!

Lets see how deep this goes for all the adorama orders - what time?

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Yeah, they also just charged mine for $50 less - must be the balance + original hold.

I'm a 12:41am EST 3/2 Body-only order. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 21, 2012, 03:13:16 PM »
Just got off the phone with Adorama - to upgrade my shipping.

The CS did confirm (by voice) a few times that my 5DmIII will ship today.

My order time was 12:41am Eastern 3/2

I'll update later when I get a tracking #

And my Credit Card has just been Charged.

Looks like Adorama is Shipping Today.

Hope the whole preorder batch goes out for everyone else!

edit - this is a body only order

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