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Software & Accessories / Re: Software (Mark III) and Mac OS
« on: March 24, 2012, 11:55:58 AM »
The DPP that came with my 5d3 installed fine and works.  I have not tried remote, as I never use that.  I'm on Lion and current as of yesterday.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Just got my 5D MKIII
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:28:06 PM »
Definition of frustration: My camera got delivered today. To my friends house, 3500 miles away.

I have to wait a week and a half to pick it up. YUCK.

Have your friend FedEx it overnight to you.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 23, 2012, 11:23:27 AM »
UPS just delivered right —NOW. ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Buy 60D or Save for 5D?
« on: March 22, 2012, 04:32:23 PM »
Go for the 5d, or like me, buy a crop only to go full frame later and sell the crop for half of what I paid for it. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« on: March 22, 2012, 04:22:12 PM »

Just a heads up MasterCard, Visa, and AMEX from the major Cdn banks all charge 2.5% to the best of my knowledge.

Because of that and not wanting to give 2.5% to the credit card companies for nothing when I travel to the U.S. and more importantly when I spend fair amounts of money at B&H, I got a U.S. Dollar Bank of Montreal MasterCard.

It costs $25/year, however, when you spend over $1000/yr on it, they waive the fee, as in it's free. 

Since last summer I've placed all of my B&H orders using the card and I don't pay any credit card fees on the USD transactions.  All I have to do is pay off my U.S. Dollar MasterCard when the bill comes with U.S. funds.  I don't have an account with BMO so I withdraw the U.S. funds from my U.S. account at my bank in the form of a draft and pay then my M/C with it.

I have a BMO U$D card too and U$D account but it still costs money to change money unless you trade in the millions. 2.5-2.9% is pretty standard.

On a CDN 5D3 note, I just went on lunch and picked one up in a kit, I bought the extended 4yr warranty 'cause he knocked $80 off of it and I had him throw in an extra battery. I was not sure if I was going to jump in yet but I did. It might be a slight upgrade from my 40D ;)
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Enjoy!  An extra battery is a good idea.  As my first DSLR that does video, I can only assume the video is a battery drainer.


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EOS Bodies / Re: (CAN) Henry's extended warranty of 5D3
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:48:08 AM »
Unless you shoot 10k+ images a month and you're hard on gear, that's a hefty insurance premium.  For my use I would not buy the insurance.  I've only once had an issue with Canon gear, I had the AF die on a 200/2.8L I once owned, it was fixed under Canon's warranty.   

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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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