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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #300 on: January 24, 2012, 04:33:52 AM »
funny: the photographer is wearing some "GR digital" white and blue merchandise
GR Digital as in Ricoh's GR Digital or ...something else?
It surely has Greece's colors on it.
Who sells this merchandise?
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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #300 on: January 24, 2012, 04:33:52 AM »

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #301 on: January 24, 2012, 05:04:54 AM »
What are the arguments for this being the 5D mkIII over a 7D mkII? It hasn't been a full three years since the 7D release, but I can see how the 7D might get refreshed early...

It's reasonable for Canon to have prototypes some while before the cycle is completed.

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #302 on: January 24, 2012, 05:15:18 AM »
What are the arguments for this being the 5D mkIII over a 7D mkII? It hasn't been a full three years since the 7D release, but I can see how the 7D might get refreshed early...

It's reasonable for Canon to have prototypes some while before the cycle is completed.

Way to early for a 7D Mk II in my opinion. Would I be correct in saying that it would be out of the ord for Canon to do this for the 7D so soon? Three years is not that long.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #303 on: January 24, 2012, 05:22:55 AM »
What will be interesting to watch is the Canon 5D MK II prices. I've just noticed that I can get one for £1438.80 at the moment which is a good price. Whats the bets you can knock £300-£400 off that in the next week or so.

Could be quite tempting for some.

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #304 on: January 24, 2012, 05:36:59 AM »
What are the arguments for this being the 5D mkIII over a 7D mkII? It hasn't been a full three years since the 7D release, but I can see how the 7D might get refreshed early...

It's reasonable for Canon to have prototypes some while before the cycle is completed.

Way to early for a 7D Mk II in my opinion. Would I be correct in saying that it would be out of the ord for Canon to do this for the 7D so soon? Three years is not that long.

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I think focus in 2012 is Canon 1D-X and Canon 5D MKIII
They may consider an update for the 7D in 2013 with announcement in september (Photokina perhaps?)
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #305 on: January 24, 2012, 05:39:39 AM »
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.

To me, this still leans heavily towards the 7D.

I agree. It surely isn't a FF viewfinder.
here is a corrected image by me:



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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #306 on: January 24, 2012, 05:59:54 AM »
Not read all 21 pages (seriously guys? no one here works?) But my guess is the RATE button will switch between frame rates quickly in movie mode. May be a sign there's more options....

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #306 on: January 24, 2012, 05:59:54 AM »

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #307 on: January 24, 2012, 06:40:35 AM »
Not read all 21 pages (seriously guys? no one here works?) But my guess is the RATE button will switch between frame rates quickly in movie mode. May be a sign there's more options....

Going by the placement (alongside review, delete, magnify etc.) I'd guess it more likely to be in the sense of rating images. Happy to be proved wrong though...

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #308 on: January 24, 2012, 06:47:08 AM »
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.

To me, this still leans heavily towards the 7D.

I agree. It surely isn't a FF viewfinder.
here is a corrected image by me:


1DX also has a black cutout in the viewfinder.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #309 on: January 24, 2012, 06:48:50 AM »
Not read all 21 pages (seriously guys? no one here works?) But my guess is the RATE button will switch between frame rates quickly in movie mode. May be a sign there's more options....

Going by the placement (alongside review, delete, magnify etc.) I'd guess it more likely to be in the sense of rating images. Happy to be proved wrong though...
IMHO, it's just one more button that could be reassigned to do something I really need. That's great! :)
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #310 on: January 24, 2012, 06:49:11 AM »
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.

To me, this still leans heavily towards the 7D.

I agree. It surely isn't a FF viewfinder.
here is a corrected image by me:


1DX also has a black cutout in the viewfinder.

Not only 1dx but older 1d-ds series too. so... ?!?...
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #311 on: January 24, 2012, 06:50:26 AM »

1DX also has a black cutout in the viewfinder.
Ah, now that's interesting. :-)

Back to 5D mk3 again (which is more in sync with the other rumors as well I guess). Nice new button layout, yay!

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #312 on: January 24, 2012, 06:52:27 AM »
Like many others said looks like 7D Mk2 same buttons(except few newer buttons) in same places but doesn't have build-in flash.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #312 on: January 24, 2012, 06:52:27 AM »

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #313 on: January 24, 2012, 07:00:50 AM »
I would suggest for Canon to make a "mode dial lock button mark II" :D with on/off positions, so it won't be necessary to push it each time you use the dial.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #314 on: January 24, 2012, 07:09:25 AM »
Not read all 21 pages (seriously guys? no one here works?) But my guess is the RATE button will switch between frame rates quickly in movie mode. May be a sign there's more options....

Going by the placement (alongside review, delete, magnify etc.) I'd guess it more likely to be in the sense of rating images. Happy to be proved wrong though...
IMHO, it's just one more button that could be reassigned to do something I really need. That's great! :)

Given that it is blue, same as the "play" and other review buttons, I've also been assuming it is to rate each photo as you are scrolling through.  Something like hit the "rate" button and the 5 stars show up and you rate the photo. 

I don't use this feature but maybe "rating" photos is very popular.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #314 on: January 24, 2012, 07:09:25 AM »