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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #120 on: January 23, 2012, 04:20:42 PM »
otter, I see what you're saying, but it very well could have fallen off.  it's odd that that's taped at all when it looks like the canon logo on the viewfinder bulge is actually uncovered (you can kind of see the top edge of the white letters even though it's facing away at 90 degrees).
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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #120 on: January 23, 2012, 04:20:42 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #121 on: January 23, 2012, 04:21:24 PM »
funny: the photographer is wearing some "GR digital" white and blue merchandise

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #122 on: January 23, 2012, 04:22:07 PM »
My bad then.  I don't have a keen eye from telling one body from another, I can just notice the obvious ascetics, like the tape.  I hope one of them is the MKIII!  I've been waiting a long time for that camera!  Nice to finally see some sort of leaks(if you can call it that) regardless.

SOMETHING looks fishy.  If you look at this site : http://blog.apertureacademy.com/2012/01/canon-200-400mm-and-600mm-prototype.html  you will see there are 6 pictures of this fellow shooting with the mystery camera.  IN THE THIRD PICTURE from the top there is NO TAPE over the canon logo at the bottom of the screen on the back, yet every other picture has the tape on which leads me to believe that someone has done something to the photograph(s) as I don't think the tape fell off for one only one of the pictures.


My bet is that it's not a 7D II. I can't see a 7D II without a pop up flash for wireless function.

If you notice there is also a piece of black tape over the bottom of the screen to cover the model I would guess. But looking at my 7D it only says "Canon" there. Do some other Canon's have the Model below the screen? I know Nikon's do.

I took a screen grab of the back LCD panel and lightened it up. I thought it would reveal something interesting. I don't really think it does. It kinda looks like the head of a bird but it's not oriented in portrait.
Not that interesting but I attached it anyway. (Maybe PS would be better. All I have at work is Picasa)

The third picture from the top is just a 1Dx. No secret, no tape.

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #123 on: January 23, 2012, 04:23:24 PM »


The third picture from the top is just a 1Dx. No secret, no tape.
:P "just" an 1Dx  ::)
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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #124 on: January 23, 2012, 04:24:43 PM »
This is definitely the 5d replacement.  No Flash, Grip and especially the 16:9 LCD(movie)...  The 5d is THE choice of filmmakers. 

I also think the exif data in the picture of the camera is relevant.  The fact that it is 25mp.. would make sense that this is a leak from canon.  Why would a prototype shooter risk his status with canon to post these pictures unless it was planned?

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #125 on: January 23, 2012, 04:25:53 PM »
Oh dear god, no.  Not that stupid mode dial unlock button.  To me, that's one of the most useless additions that Canon can put on a semi-pro body.  I can see the reason for putting it on the 60D, but come on.  Anyone using a 7D or higher should have some idea of what they're doing and in all my years of photography I've never heard of anyone accidentally switching the mode dial unintentionally.  If the new 5D is in fact coming standard with the unlock button, I hope that one can "downgrade" and remove it.  Even for a fee, I'd do it.


Shooting weddings I commonly carry two cameras.  As the camera bumps up against my side it changes mode constantly (both 5DII and 50D).  Drives me crazy when I go to get a quick shot and I realize it went from Av to Manual and exposure is way off.  Seems like a minor incovienience for those who dislike it relative to the huge benefit for those find it almost necessary.  I dont find it my lack of ability that is an issue, but more an ergonomic fault from Canon. 

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #126 on: January 23, 2012, 04:26:20 PM »
18mp/8fps on the 7DII.

18mp/8fps,  so same as 7Di ?

But agree, this is surely exciting if it is a 5diii    !
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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #126 on: January 23, 2012, 04:26:20 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #127 on: January 23, 2012, 04:26:55 PM »
I don't have a keen eye from telling one body from another

The absence of the mode dial is the easiest way to spot visually a 1-series body from the rest.   ;)

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #128 on: January 23, 2012, 04:28:38 PM »
I believe this is a Canon employee being shot by another Canon employee (with a 5D mk III as well) for a controlled leak to hype up the camera.   Why would Canon charter a safari outing with the public when they could just easily go on private outing?
The shots of the employee weren't taken by an employee.
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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #129 on: January 23, 2012, 04:30:15 PM »
This is definitely the 5d replacement.  No Flash, Grip and especially the 16:9 LCD(movie)...  The 5d is THE choice of filmmakers. 

I also think the exif data in the picture of the camera is relevant.  The fact that it is 25mp.. would make sense that this is a leak from canon.  Why would a prototype shooter risk his status with canon to post these pictures unless it was planned?

From what I understand, the person posting the pics WASN'T the prototype shooter... he's just a guy who met up with the shooter...  Could be that they were in cahoots... and possibly the shooter, if found by canon, could reprimand him and or give other disciplinary action, but who knows?
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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #130 on: January 23, 2012, 04:30:28 PM »
I agree with those who say the mode dial lock is a good thing.  I primarly photography for fun on vacation, but even so I've noticed that I often end up in Bulb mode instead of Manual ... which is definitely confusing and irritating.  it's not a killer thing since it's happened maybe ... oh, I don't know, half a dozen times in the span of a year.  I have missed shots due to winding up in bulb mode, and I can imagine I would have been much more greatly irritated if I were photographing for work and not for fun.

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #131 on: January 23, 2012, 04:31:29 PM »
Can someone explain why the EXIF of the image of the prototype camera matters?  Is it a magic prototype camera that can take pictures of itself from odd angles?  Do we think the purported Canon employee had a second prototype camera and handed it to a stranger to take a picture of the first prototype camera to post on the Internet?

nobody can.. but some think they are very clever.. when in fact they have no clue at all. :)

and these pictures are sure not photoshoped.

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #132 on: January 23, 2012, 04:31:33 PM »
Quick & dirty comparison for 7D, 5D Mark II, and this spotted model.
Judging from that picture, it looks much more like a 7D II than a 5D III.

Of this new model:

In favor of the 7D comparison:
- On/off button placement is identical to the 7D, different from 5D.
- M-fn button on top identical placement on 7D, absent on the 5D II.
- Same lock button as 7D, different from 5D.
- Same layout text of the left side buttons on the back as 7D (different from 5D, where the text is next to the buttons)
- Two buttons left of viewfinder, as with 7D, only one for 5D
- Thumb ridge on the right of the back shaped same as 7D, different from 5D
- Start/stop button same as on 7D, absent on 5D
- Same placing "Canon" text on body bottom as 7D, different from 5D (scratched out in prototype model)
- Small white circle-line marking to the left of the top LCD panel, as with 7D (absent on 5D)

In favor of the 5D comparison:
- Shape of body at the top part (near the shutter button) more similar to 5D than 7D (ridge wise)
- No pop-up flash

Why do so many of you think it's a 5D III? I understand you want it to be, but... It just doesn't look similar at all, compared to the 7D...
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« Reply #132 on: January 23, 2012, 04:31:33 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #133 on: January 23, 2012, 04:31:57 PM »
Looks like fake...  :D
That's two different cameras in the two shots, that's why they look different.
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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #134 on: January 23, 2012, 04:32:55 PM »
Andreas; thats the 1Dx not the 5d3.
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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #134 on: January 23, 2012, 04:32:55 PM »