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EOS Bodies / Re: Who's in for a trip to the US ?
« on: March 07, 2012, 04:03:45 PM »
I just reserved my 5DMK3 and 24-105 in Zurich, it came in at around £3190 which is significantly cheaper than the £3700 it will be over here.

Which store was this? I am seriously considering a trip to Zürich now :)

I ordered mine (Kit with 24-105) here (Zurich):
http://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Details&Artikel=236159
4149 CHF
However prices may change, according to the web site.

Now I'm wondering how long it will take until I get mine...

btw. Zurich is well worth a visit anyway :)

Cool, that's a little cheaper than what I'm paying but I bet that doesn't include the 8% tax.

Ed

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who's in for a trip to the US ?
« on: March 07, 2012, 03:52:35 PM »
I just reserved my 5DMK3 and 24-105 in Zurich, it came in at around £3190 which is significantly cheaper than the £3700 it will be over here.

Which store was this? I am seriously considering a trip to Zürich now :)

Hi, I dealt with Daniel  profot.ch, they were very helpful and I received my reservation email today. Flights are looking at around £120-140 so I think it's worth it.

Ed

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who's in for a trip to the US ?
« on: March 07, 2012, 12:11:24 PM »
I just reserved my 5DMK3 and 24-105 in Zurich, it came in at around £3190 which is significantly cheaper than the £3700 it will be over here.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Who's in for a trip to the US ?
« on: March 07, 2012, 05:05:48 AM »
Hell, I just can't believe that 3499$ = 3499€ so I figured some things out :

- with today's rate, 3499$ = 2662,50€
- difference with european pricing is = 836,50€
- three days trip from Paris to NY, including flights and hotel is approximately 700€
- I've never been to NY before, and I could actually SAVE MONEY  if I'd go visit it ... WHO'S IN ??

And, by the way, although it's (maybe, maybe not) a humorous topic, it could help me knowing some things about taxes and toll controls : is it true that if I get there, buy a camera on the first day, and then shoot 1,000 pics of NY, I'll be able to go through the frontiers with a "used" camera ??? Won't they check the date I bought it and say "you're kidding us (US^^) you bought that three days ago !!" .... Thanks for your help / experiences ;)


I posted this very same comment a few days ago, I'm totally going to do this. I'll save myself £500 and that's after paying for flights!

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Real video samples from 5d Mark iii?
« on: March 05, 2012, 04:30:44 PM »
Take a look at this, I believe it to be real footage and I think it looks awesome. I can't wait to get technicolour running on this camera.

Canon 5D EOS Mk III: Great Spy Experiment (Test)

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Real video samples from 5d Mark iii?
« on: March 04, 2012, 05:40:43 PM »
In searching for video samples from the to be released DSLRs from Canon and Nikon there are TONS of Youtube videos claiming authenticity, but I have my doubts.  Has anyone sorted out which are real (if any) and which are not (beyond those officially released)? It doesn't look like any official ones for the 5d Mark iii yet?

I've been looking for same thing, Just located this at the cinema5D forum. 5D Mk3 @ 12800 ISO

EOS 5D Mark III ISO 12800 MOVIE


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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Canon body this year?
« on: March 04, 2012, 01:41:22 PM »
CR mentioned another body is in the rumor mill for this year. How is that rumor shaping up (especially as the 5D3 is so overpriced)?

5D mk IV . . . going to be around $6k, why do you ask? :)

Kidding.  My guess is the T4i since we've heard nothing about the 60D/7D . . . though that would be my preference (7D price & AF, MFA then add a flip-around screen and a Digic V processor).  I'm betting it'll be a xxxD series though.


I think we'll see a T4i in the next couple of months, before the olympics basically. I think we'll also see the 4K DSLR Cinema given a release date around September/October time. No 60D or 7D replacement until early next year.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / 5DMK3 HDMI Out
« on: March 03, 2012, 05:34:24 PM »
Ok, so quite a lot of chit chat about this. I would have liked uncompressed out, it would be really handy but the industry has got by without it for the last 3 years. Plus I think Canon are just holding this back for the 4K DSLR which I think will be announced in September. 

What concerns me, and frankly annoys me quite a bit is this. If Gordon Laing is correct, and he nearly always is. Then Canon has done something pretty cheeky.

This is a quote from Gordon's preview of the camera on Camera Labs.

"You already know about the new headphone jack in addition to a stereo microphone input, but I understand the Mark III also outputs a higher resolution signal through the HDMI port once recording begins. I also believe the display icons remain present though, so I don't think anyone will be recording the output; I'm confirming this.

What's that all about? Any thoughts or shall I just move this to a video specific thread? Haha.

Apologies if this has already been raised.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Buying a 5DMK3 in the UK?
« on: March 02, 2012, 11:17:56 AM »
Buy it from Amazon or BH.

If they don't ship to UK then get yourself an address from forwarding company like Myus.com and they will ship it to you for $100 or less.

Amazon or BH > Myus > you

I've never even heard of this type of thing. Wont I still end up getting taxed if I use the forwarding company? If I fly somewhere surely I can just pick it up and fly back and leave the box behind.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Buying a 5DMK3 in the UK?
« on: March 02, 2012, 10:56:10 AM »
you can take a flight by easyjet or rayanair to swiss and buy from there, my friend is there they get it for the US price. he already pre ordered his D800 around 2999USD..

Seriously? Do you have any links/contacts for suppliers out there? Thanks.

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EOS Bodies / Buying a 5DMK3 in the UK?
« on: March 02, 2012, 10:01:04 AM »
It's £400 cheaper to fly to New York and purchase the kit package there... and that's factoring in flight. Madness.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 5dmkiii a good investment in the long run?
« on: March 02, 2012, 07:28:39 AM »
I've been positively stunned by the great high-ISO performance of the new 5d after reading the review by Jeff Ascough - http://blog.jeffascough.com/photographers/2012/03/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-review.html

The price seems a bit high, that's true, but I just want your opinion - I'm switching to FF from 550D, I currently have 24-105mm f/4, and 50mm f/1.4 by... some other brand :) For 3500 I could either get 5dmkIII or mkII + 70-200mm  f/4.
But the main problem is that f/4 is a little bit slow when paired with mkII, and its high ISO performance is disappointing, so I won't be able to use these lenses (70-200 f/4 and 24-105) in low-light conditions.

So the question is, isn't it better to grab the much more costly mkIII while saving quite a good amount of money on lenses? I know ISO does not equal aperture, but I mostly do photojournalism so I don't care much about bokeh and DoF. Any opinions are appreciated, thank you.


I'm thinking about the same issues. At present I can't afford the 5D MK3 + the 24-70 and to be honest I don't think I really need it. I shoot video 70% of the time and to be honest I think F4 coupled with the improved ISO will work perfectly for me on a day to day basis. When we're shooting commercials we will always hire lenses in anyway.

Also, shooting video at 2.8 can be a bit of pain as the depth is so shallow. Either way for most of my work the 24-105 will work perfectly. I think £3600 for that kit is a bit pricey but still fair and justified. One thing I can't seem to find out is when it will be available in the UK?

I know you're talking about photography but I think our paths cross slightly on this so I thought I'd give my two cents.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5D III Slow Motion?
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:10:10 PM »
Hey everyone. What do you think is in store for the video fps rate of the 5d III. I'm not asking if anyone knows, I'm just wondering what you'll think. 60p 720p (or even better 60p 1080p)? Thanks!

I predict exactly the same as the 1DX, there is no way they'll let a DSLR  out perform the C300 on frame rates. I'd be astonished if there was a 1080p setting for 50/60FPS.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MK3 + Headphone jack
« on: February 27, 2012, 04:41:12 PM »
yes, next 5d3 have headphone jack... so what r u saying?? like it or not like it?

Yes of course I like it!  8)

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EOS Bodies / 5D MK3 + Headphone jack
« on: February 27, 2012, 04:32:12 PM »
Hello all,

Just before anyone gets the hump, I use DSLR's for photography just as much as I do for shooting commercials so please don't shoot me down for this one. I've had a play with the images of the side of the body (made negative, adjusted contrast etc etc) and I'm 99% sure that next to the mic is a headphone jack. I've compared it to the XF305 and C300 design and to me they look identical.

Just saying.



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