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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:36:11 AM »
Mine has been shipped and I have the UPS tracking number.

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Lenses / Re: Macro Lense-If money were no object.
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:57:58 PM »
Canon needs to add the new HIS to the 180 macro.  I have the 100 macro USM non-L, awesome lens, bought it and the new 100L was announced about a month later. 

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Camera arrives, open box and start shooting. Hopefully the battery is not completely empty - otherwise, will have another couple beers until battery is ready.

Probably not an issue; lithium-ion batteries are usually shipped with 25-40% life as storing them like that over prolonged periods (such as from manufacture -> sitting on store shelf -> purchase) is the best for their long-term survival. Have fun!

Mine came about 20% charged... which I then promptly worked down to zero... haha  ;)

Mine came with 50000% charge on it and I spent about 7.5 hours shooting 6 FPS burst the whole time without running out and there was no noise even at 1,048,576 ISO, then I woke up from the dream and realized I need that $3500 to finish college.  :(

And you'll need another $3500 for a new camera after those 162,000 frames. 


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:24:06 PM »
Probably because so many people ordered from the states and saved a lot of money. People not willing to do that will have no problem getting one from a Canadian retailer I suspect.

Everyone has posted useful information to this thread, except —you.  Do your suspecting in another thread.  Ordering from a Canadian store cost me about an extra $100, and ordering from a Canadian store is worh the extra $100 to me.  The guys at Camera Canada gave me advice to get maximum value for my used gear when I sold it locally (not through them).  So another + 1 to them. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:11:15 PM »
Wow Camera Canada really is on the ball with this.

+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:10:04 PM »
Camera Canada has filled all their preorders and have cameras in stock.


Yes, I received an email from them tonight.  They have my camera in-hand and it will ship tomorrow with overnight service.  So it seems I'll have mine Friday. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mark iii idea
« on: March 21, 2012, 05:05:59 PM »
Yeah, but your mate might want to split the savings too.  Then it's a winner, till the fighting starts! 

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Lenses / Re: EF-S Prime lenses
« on: March 21, 2012, 03:24:51 PM »
The ef 35/2.0 on a crop has a FOV of a 56.7mm lens*, but a perspective of a 35 wide angle lens.  Hence the want for an efs-prime.
*1.62 crop factor

Maybe it's not a big enough of a market for Canon to make it profitable.  It'd be easier for Sigma and other 3rd party manufacturers because they have lower costs than Canon and they have a potentially larger base (Canon + Nikon crop users).

Yes, but I'm on the 5d3 list and will be selling my 50D, so, for me, crop issues  are now moot —yes.

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Lenses / Re: EF-S Prime lenses
« on: March 21, 2012, 02:53:56 PM »
The ef 35/2.0 on a crop has a FOV of a 56.7mm lens*, but a perspective of a 35 wide angle lens.  Hence the want for an efs-prime.


*1.62 crop factor

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 21, 2012, 02:16:04 PM »
I just called Camera Canada, they said they don't have the 5d3 in-store yet, but said they are shipping tomorrow.  Canon Canada is cutting that close with delivery.  They must ship UPS or FedEx, as Canada post would f*ck that up.  I've been waiting two years, so the last few days are the worst —I want it for this weekend.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any Canadian 5dmkIIIs yet???
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:30:27 PM »
Post here if you've had any luck in Canada!

Well, that can go and apply to many things, as far as a 5d3, mine is to ship tomorrow, or so I was told. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: What are you shooting first on your 5Dm3?
« on: March 20, 2012, 10:23:16 PM »
200mm @ f2.  :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III is in-stock!!
« on: March 20, 2012, 10:09:47 PM »
Has anyone in Canada got a mark iii yet or heard of any store receiving stock?

I'm still waiting, I'm was told mine WILL ship March 22nd.

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Lenses / Re: Ultra-Wide-Angle (UWA) wishlist
« on: March 20, 2012, 09:58:44 PM »
ef 20mm f2.0L, or lower the price of the tilt 17mm by $900.

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Lenses / Re: ef 35L on crop - experiences?
« on: March 19, 2012, 11:45:58 PM »
The 35L is great on a crop, and it performs very well wide open.  Its AF is fast and accurate, rarely misses.  I used mine on a 50D for a few years, but now I am waiting for my 5D3.  I also have the 50L; the 35L yields a higher keeper rate when both are used wide open.

Problem with the 35L on a crop and using it as a normal lens is you retain the wide angle perspective of the 35mm. 

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