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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2012, 10:03:15 AM »
And don't forget they had that hiccup with the 7D firmware kinda recently. Last thing we need are sketchy firmware updates that have been hastily released!
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2012, 10:03:15 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2012, 10:20:13 AM »
And don't forget they had that hiccup with the 7D firmware kinda recently. Last thing we need are sketchy firmware updates that have been hastily released!
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Noone said "hastily released". If you read again you will read "thoroughly tested". So it's not that I want the firmware upgrade today or even yesterday. But I cannot believe that it will be ready and tested by April 2013

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2012, 10:52:43 AM »
PLEASE!  If that is a reason to return your MK3 in favor of the 7D then you obviously spent too much money for your ability.  GO ahead and return it or sell it and those of us who use the 5D3 will continue to turn out better pictures with less noise and higher resolution.

At least they should try to make the outline of the focus square box (selected AF point) bolder.  At the current "very thin lines" it is very hard to find against any back ground but white.  I shoot single point most of the time and compared to my 7D the 5DMkIII is a pain in the bippy.  A bolder box should not affect metering unless the bolder lines will emit more light the instant it flashes red when focus is confirmed.

At this point I am considering the return of my MkIII and just go back to my 7D.  Otherwise it is a wonderful camera body.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2012, 11:02:25 AM »
And don't forget they had that hiccup with the 7D firmware kinda recently. Last thing we need are sketchy firmware updates that have been hastily released!
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Noone said "hastily released". If you read again you will read "thoroughly tested". So it's not that I want the firmware upgrade today or even yesterday. But I cannot believe that it will be ready and tested by April 2013

apologies I was using my phone, must have missed that.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2012, 11:14:39 AM »
if Canon wont release the proper firmware, might as well wait for an upgrade from Magic Lantern  :P
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2012, 11:25:27 AM »
if Canon wont release the proper firmware, might as well wait for an upgrade from Magic Lantern  :P

I don't think it's a matter of won't, it would be more like can't or isn't possible.  Canon will release it if it can be done.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2012, 11:46:37 AM »
WTF, then just give us a short AF blink when the AF-On button is pushed. Just like it was with the MarkII. At least it would be on the same level then. No reason to make this more complicated as it is.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2012, 11:54:33 AM »
I bought 5Diii @ $3500 & 24-70mm MKii @ $2300 and have 0 regrets with excellent pics whether or not the red points blinking & the price tags decreasing.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2012, 12:35:58 PM »
WTF, then just give us a short AF blink when the AF-On button is pushed. Just like it was with the MarkII. At least it would be on the same level then. No reason to make this more complicated as it is.
You are missing the point.  go back and reread the original article.  It messes up the metering.  BTW, metering is done when you press the shutter button.
I'd much rather have a properly metered image than the red AF point if I had to make a choice.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2012, 12:54:41 PM »
if Canon wont release the proper firmware, might as well wait for an upgrade from Magic Lantern  :P
I don't think it's a matter of won't, it would be more like can't or isn't possible.  Canon will release it if it can be done.

Magic Lantern atm cannot influence most things outside live-view, esp. the af system.

Concerning Canon: I'm really happy Canon is communicating what they're doing and why, if they continue this they'll make much more customers less alienated with their favorite brand. Next up: Why does the fw take until 4/2013? Does Canon acknowledge the low-light problem af that isn't even fixed by the lagged af beam, and are they working on a solution for this?

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2012, 12:58:27 PM »
So...them not implementing a user-changable focusing screen is coming back to bite them when trying to work on this fix. Why couldn't they just give us the user-changable screen? They had it on the 5d2!
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2012, 01:00:12 PM »
WTF, then just give us a short AF blink when the AF-On button is pushed. Just like it was with the MarkII. At least it would be on the same level then. No reason to make this more complicated as it is.
At any rate, that would only work for the first shot - you still wouldn't know where the AF points would move for the 2nd, 3rd, ... shot. Which is the actual issue, because the red-flare-on-focus *is* available in One Shot mode (and we all set the DOF button to toggle between One Shot and AI Servo. Right? Right?). So don't oversimplify either ;)
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2012, 01:15:48 PM »
Kudos to Canon for trusting our intelligence enough to tell us the technical details of what they are doing.  Let's see if we can repay that respect.

I was pretty shocked by the poster above who asked for apologies and even money.  Can we please avoid badmouthing Canon for not delivering things they never promised?

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2012, 01:26:30 PM »
I'd rather have metering linked to AF point, than a red blinking one anyway.

And I shoot most frequently in very dark circumstances, usually in AI Servo... I've just gotten used to it.  If I don't know where the AF point is, I just move it back and forth (which lights it up a bit).  Thumb is always on the joystick anyway.

The metering at the center, regardless of AF point is what really kills me
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2012, 01:27:48 PM »
You are missing the point.  go back and reread the original article.  It messes up the metering.  BTW, metering is done when you press the shutter button.
I'd much rather have a properly metered image than the red AF point if I had to make a choice.

I'm not and the shutter button isnt my AF start button. It would be easy to pause the light metering for this one short location blink of the AF point.

At any rate, that would only work for the first shot - you still wouldn't know where the AF points would move for the 2nd, 3rd, ... shot. Which is the actual issue, because the red-flare-on-focus *is* available in One Shot mode (and we all set the DOF button to toggle between One Shot and AI Servo. Right? Right?). So don't oversimplify either ;)

I dont care, i just dont want it to be a step backwards from the 5D II, i would be happy with the same funcionality if more cant be done. But less is just not an option.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2012, 01:27:48 PM »