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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #180 on: January 23, 2012, 05:29:10 PM »
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.



That's because that one is of his 1D4 and not the mystery camera.  ;)

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #180 on: January 23, 2012, 05:29:10 PM »

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #181 on: January 23, 2012, 05:30:02 PM »
what if this camera was neither 5dmk3 or 7dm2 but in fact a 5dx
Personally I think a lot of people would love a full frame 7d and hopefully this new camera will be it, I don't care what they call it as long as it's a beast!  ;D


I think it is a 5D Mk III.

How would a 5D Mk III differ from a 5D X?
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #182 on: January 23, 2012, 05:30:58 PM »
Another thing that indicates it is a 5D3, if you look at the size of the optical viewfinder opening, the 5D's is slightly larger than the 7d's  ) relative to width of the Flash holder; on the mystery camera, it is more like the size of the 5D2/ FF.

In the attach pic, it's a crude approximation of the relative sizes of the view finder. & has the smallest, 5d2 is larger and mystery camera is as large as 5d2 (if not more), and visibly wider than 7d.

Thanks for the picture comparison, it made me look closer. But I cannot draw the same conclusion as you did. When brightening up the "mystery camera" picture, you see the edges of a smaller viewfinder than the 5D's inside the dark cutout - just like you see in the 7D picture you posted. On the 5D picture, there are no edges visible - only corners (inside the viewfinder). Now if you look at the mystery camera prototype and brighten it up, you do see edges - even though the camera is angled slightly to the side, you see full side edges on both sides. Note the blue spotted line.

that could be a reflection or anything. hard to judge.

but the bulge says FF. no pop up says FF.
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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #183 on: January 23, 2012, 05:32:48 PM »
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[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...

the 7D MK2 will have a pop up flash.. i bet my 300mm F2.8 .....
But apart from that, in pretty much everything else that's visible of the body design, it's a 7D. So if this prototype is indeed a 5D mk3, then they've copied almost the entire 7D body, removed the flash, and put a fullframe sensor in it.

Somehow I find it equally plausible that this might in fact be a 7D mkII. I see pop-up flash as pretty worthless, and I'm not even all that serious in photography yet... Surely Canon and most serious photographers would notice that as well? Get a good flash if you're flashing...

But why make the prism housing so large just for APS-C then? It's got to be FF no?

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #184 on: January 23, 2012, 05:34:29 PM »
what if this camera was neither 5dmk3 or 7dm2 but in fact a 5dx
Personally I think a lot of people would love a full frame 7d and hopefully this new camera will be it, I don't care what they call it as long as it's a beast!  ;D

They already made that, and better, it's called the 1d X.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #185 on: January 23, 2012, 05:36:34 PM »
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« Reply #186 on: January 23, 2012, 05:37:16 PM »
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[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...

the 7D MK2 will have a pop up flash.. i bet my 300mm F2.8 .....
But apart from that, in pretty much everything else that's visible of the body design, it's a 7D. So if this prototype is indeed a 5D mk3, then they've copied almost the entire 7D body, removed the flash, and put a fullframe sensor in it.

Somehow I find it equally plausible that this might in fact be a 7D mkII. I see pop-up flash as pretty worthless, and I'm not even all that serious in photography yet... Surely Canon and most serious photographers would notice that as well? Get a good flash if you're flashing...

But why make the prism housing so large just for APS-C then? It's got to be FF no?
That I don't know. The viewfinder opening seems smaller than the 5D one though (and similar-looking to the 7D, considering the visible edges inside the viewfinder opening). Perhaps it's a 7D mk2 with an IR assist light built into its missing crap-flash space. *drool*

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #187 on: January 23, 2012, 05:38:28 PM »
what if this camera was neither 5dmk3 or 7dm2 but in fact a 5dx
Personally I think a lot of people would love a full frame 7d and hopefully this new camera will be it, I don't care what they call it as long as it's a beast!  ;D


I think it is a 5D Mk III.

How would a 5D Mk III differ from a 5D X?

It would only differ by name. No one knew the 1dx was going to get that designation. At first it was rumoured to be a 1ds mk4 or 1dmk5
maybe canon are freshening up the model names. Maybe even the new 7d will be a 7dx.
to be honest who cares what it's called it's just another possibility.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #188 on: January 23, 2012, 05:40:02 PM »
what if this camera was neither 5dmk3 or 7dm2 but in fact a 5dx
Personally I think a lot of people would love a full frame 7d and hopefully this new camera will be it, I don't care what they call it as long as it's a beast!  ;D

They already made that, and better, it's called the 1d X.

yes AND better AND $7000

The 3D/5D3 could be a trace worse (fps, maybe 6.3 as the 50D instead of the 8 of the 7D) and better (improved 7D AF) and not $7000  (maybe $6999!).
Maybe $2700-3800.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #189 on: January 23, 2012, 05:40:36 PM »
To me, it has a lot of 7D-looking features, but probably could be a 5d-III also...
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #190 on: January 23, 2012, 05:41:50 PM »
I've got absolutely nothing to contribute to this conversation.  I just want to be a part of what will surely be an internet sensation.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #191 on: January 23, 2012, 05:42:07 PM »
I'd be very surprised if this was a replacement for the 5D2 as it's got so much of the 7D about it. Also why would you test a 5D replacement on wildlife? That's 7D territory isn't it?

The large pentaprism housing could simply be that large for aesthetics / ergonomics and it is still APS-C or maybe H.

Interesting that no-one seems all that bothered that the 200-400 and 600 lenses are clearly on show here but all we care about is what body he's using them on!
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #192 on: January 23, 2012, 05:43:43 PM »
the real question is, what comes after X?  1D X and G1X sound cool now, but next generation Canon is in trouble.  the 1D X 2?  G1XII?  1DX Mark II?  I assume their marketing department has thought about this already but I am really, really curious to know what their idea is because it seems like a dead end road to me.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #193 on: January 23, 2012, 05:45:32 PM »
This new 200-400  makes me definitely more crazy than the unknown attached body on the 600 ;D

The idea of a potential 3D is interesting...

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #194 on: January 23, 2012, 05:46:17 PM »
I'd be very surprised if this was a replacement for the 5D2 as it's got so much of the 7D about it. Also why would you test a 5D replacement on wildlife? That's 7D territory isn't it?

The large pentaprism housing could simply be that large for aesthetics / ergonomics and it is still APS-C or maybe H.

Interesting that no-one seems all that bothered that the 200-400 and 600 lenses are clearly on show here but all we care about is what body he's using them on!

 :D good point there Mark.  maybe it's because we can in theory afford a 5D3 or 7D2, maybe even a 1DX if we sell a child.  but the 200-400 and 600 lenses ... there goes the wife, children, and the car ... it's better to just not think about things that we know we will never touch  ;)

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« Reply #194 on: January 23, 2012, 05:46:17 PM »