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Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2013, 10:12:34 AM »
I had a look at toppreise.ch. The list does look similar. However, I did not fine the ranking of sales. The list that have the D800 and the D600 on top is ranked by popularity. Popularity in such a site does not necessarily mean sale figure. It can be, for example, the number of searches  ;D.

+1, no where do I see a what that Top 100 list is, except "Popularity" which could mean anything.

But...even if it does mean sales, Amazon.com (USA) is a substantially larger market size.  Currently, the sales rankings for FF dSLRs (excerpted from the dSLR list) on Amazon have the 6D as the best-selling FF dSLR (#10/11 overall), followed by the 5DIII (#12/14 overall).  The D600 is #19, followed by the old 5DII at #22, then the D800 at #23. 

Also, as referenced above, based on customer reviews on amazon.com the 5DIII blows the D800 out of the water (and Canon in general fares vastly better than Nikon).  As I stated, the 5DIII tops the list of Top 100 Rated.  How about Nikon's FF dSLRs?  The highest customer rated one is the D4 at a rather sad #51, followed by the old D700 at #52, and the D800 doesn't make the list at all.

Yer you're right, it's Popularity, not sales
i didn't really take a look as i should

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Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2013, 10:12:34 AM »

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Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2013, 10:15:52 AM »
thats fot the 1D x, and it's not the case with the 5D III

Actually, it's not for the 1D X.  As PBD stated, "On the 1D that would be..."  1D, as in the original Canon 1D, which is what rlarsen was complaining about.

Personally, I find spot metering linked to the AF point very useful, and on the 1D X it can be linked to any of the 61 AF points.  That's possible on the 1D X due to the 100K pixel metering sensor, but not possible with the 5DIII, no matter what they do to the firmware.  Look at the 61 AF points superimposed on the 63 zone iFCL metering grid:

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Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2013, 10:16:12 AM »
So what do you think about a third party software
tweaking the auto-focus to make it link the spot-meter to any AF point?
Or to make full use of the SD cards?

 
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Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2013, 10:20:20 AM »
thats fot the 1D x, and it's not the case with the 5D III

Actually, it's not for the 1D X.  As PBD stated, "On the 1D that would be..."  1D, as in the original Canon 1D, which is what rlarsen was complaining about.

Personally, I find spot metering linked to the AF point very useful, and on the 1D X it can be linked to any of the 61 AF points.  That's possible on the 1D X due to the 100K pixel metering sensor, but not possible with the 5DIII, no matter what they do to the firmware.  Look at the 61 AF points superimposed on the 63 zone iFCL metering grid:



So i see Neuro, i'ts just not possible with 5DIII
What do you think about the SDXC?

Or what are the expectations to get anything improved to the 5DIII
in the future firmwares?
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Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2013, 10:26:33 AM »
Or what are the expectations to get anything improved to the 5DIII
in the future firmwares?

It's getting the ability to AF at f/8 in the near future.  That's a pretty big enhancement (for some people) and something that was formerly only found on 1-series digital bodies (lesser film bodies had it).  It's also getting uncompressed HDMI output. 
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Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2013, 10:34:43 AM »
Or what are the expectations to get anything improved to the 5DIII
in the future firmwares?

It's getting the ability to AF at f/8 in the near future.  That's a pretty big enhancement (for some people) and something that was formerly only found on 1-series digital bodies (lesser film bodies had it).  It's also getting uncompressed HDMI output.
Well these are good improvements for Tele-photo (birds and other) and video guys
unfortunately, personally i need none of them.

I really see there is room for another FF body in the Canon lineup
as said by Canon representative... the future is more FF
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Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2013, 10:34:43 AM »