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5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: January 18, 2012, 10:24:15 PM »
Minimal Specs Two communications came in tonight about 5D Mark III sightings in an Asian nation. One mentioned the 5D Mark III getting GPS related certification, no mention of what that certification was called. It was also said the camera doesn’t have a high number of autofocus points compared to the 7D or 1D series bodies.

The second communication talked about a prototype having eye control autofocus. This sort of rumour hasn’t appeared for a long time, but lots of people have fond memories of the eye controlled AF of the EOS-3. There was also a mention of the camera being capable of 5fps.

Summary of 5D Mark III features mentioned today.

  • GPS Enabled
  • Less than 19 AF points
  • Eye control autofocus
  • 5fps

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5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: January 18, 2012, 10:24:15 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 10:36:02 PM »
 8) Sounds like a rumor you shouldn't have bothered with. GPS enabled but no 7d-like autofocus. Please! Eye controlled focus; there is probably a reason Canon abandoned it. Maybe it didn't work well in practice.

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 10:40:58 PM »
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... but lots of people have fond memories of the eye controlled AF of the EOS-3.

And at the time enough people hated it that Canon killed "eye control."

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 10:44:22 PM »
If the specs are as stated, getting the mkII now makes every sense.

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 10:54:00 PM »
Note also that GPS certification doesn't have to mean in-body. It could be a WFT portrait grip, too.

I find the rumored AF spec completely unsurprising.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 11:30:07 PM »
I actually got a EOS 3 for Christmas and the Eye Control AF is amazing! Truly one of the greatest features possible and it's the one thing I wish I could transplant into my 7D.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 11:35:41 PM »
I tried to look up eye control because I never heard of it, but wiki is down for another 25 minutes.  I guess I will learn about it then.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 11:57:19 PM »
I tried to look up eye control because I never heard of it, but wiki is down for another 25 minutes.  I guess I will learn about it then.

I'd lend you my EOS-3 if you were in town, great way to learn about it. It actually worked. I really need to buy some rolls of film and use that camera again.
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Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 12:01:37 AM »
Maybe someone could cannibalize a 5d and a EOS 3 into one?
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 12:05:16 AM »
the EOS ELAN 7 also has the Eye AF
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Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2012, 12:19:10 AM »
the EOS ELAN 7 also has the Eye AF

ELAN 7 is on my list to buy, haven't run into a near mint one yet.
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2012, 12:22:13 AM »
the EOS ELAN 7 also has the Eye AF

ELAN 7 is on my list to buy, haven't run into a near mint one yet.

really? Mine was in absolutly mint condition only cost $100 on ebay but my wife broke the latch on the film door the first day :( lucky the local repair shop had the latch in stock which cost $40 to replace :P
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Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2012, 12:35:46 AM »
The one in Asian  mention 5 focusing points only, he said he saw only 5 points in view finder.

It will be disappointed if only 5 focussing ponts, i hope it is more.
Hopefully 5 focussing points are cross type, and extra others focussing points.

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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2012, 12:42:52 AM »
The one in Asian  mention 5 focusing points only, he said he saw only 5 points in view finder.

It will be disappointed if only 5 focussing ponts, i hope it is more.
Hopefully 5 focussing points are cross type, and extra others focussing points.

if they were 5 f2.8 cross type points at a decent spread that would be awesome. I would rather that than have a useable center point and however many half baked outer points which dont work properly. And AI servo would need to be fixed up
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 12:55:45 AM »
If the 5 points are cross type, then I say yay! If only 1 is cross type, I say nay!

Btw, what is eye control AF? "

Let me guess. It can detect where your eye is looking at and pick AF sensor closest to what ever you are looking at?

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