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CMDVisuals

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #315 on: January 24, 2012, 07:11:29 AM »

1DX also has a black cutout in the viewfinder.

Not only 1dx but older 1d-ds series too. so... ?!?...

which makes only one possible conclusion: The cutout in the viewfinder has nothing to do with whether the mystery cam is ff or not.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #315 on: January 24, 2012, 07:11:29 AM »

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #316 on: January 24, 2012, 07:14:42 AM »

1DX also has a black cutout in the viewfinder.

Not only 1dx but older 1d-ds series too. so... ?!?...

which makes only one possible conclusion: The cutout in the viewfinder has nothing to do with whether the mystery cam is ff or not.

+ 1 for that. Exactly ! We wont know until some new info will leak (or be presented).
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #317 on: January 24, 2012, 07:15:11 AM »
Well, could it be a 70D?
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #318 on: January 24, 2012, 07:19:31 AM »
Well, could it be a 70D?
No, not without a flash. 70D is too consumer-oriented. It has all the portrait, macro, auto-flash preset modes and everything for those who don't want to watch apertures and shutter speeds. Being able to flash (even if it's crap) has a high convenience value for those people.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #319 on: January 24, 2012, 07:22:09 AM »
Well, could it be a 70D?
No, not without a flash. 70D is too consumer-oriented. It has all the portrait, macro, auto-flash preset modes and everything for those who don't want to watch apertures and shutter speeds.

You are right. 70D is a consumer model with all consumer features like modes and etc.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #320 on: January 24, 2012, 08:02:24 AM »
What makes me think that this isn't a 7d replacement is for 3 reasons: 1st.: No pop up flash, 2nd.: no creative mode on the dial, 3rd.: Viewfinder size

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #321 on: January 24, 2012, 08:06:15 AM »
What makes me think that this isn't a 7d replacement is for 3 reasons: 1st.: No pop up flash, 2nd.: no creative mode on the dial, 3rd.: Viewfinder size
First reason is valid.
Second reason goes for 7D but also for 5D mk2 (it has this mode, also), so that doesn't work.
Viewfinder size works against the FF theory, not with it. It has full side edges, as does the 7D but not the 5D mk2. 1D X does have inside edges, but they're more narrow than the edges on this mystery body.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #321 on: January 24, 2012, 08:06:15 AM »

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #322 on: January 24, 2012, 08:11:19 AM »


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Lots of good discussion.  I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but the battery door/compartment for the grip has definitely been redesigned, likely because of the inclusion of a joystick on the grip.  The battery door and release do not appear to be on the same plane as the back of the camera anymore.  From what I can tell, it looks like battery(ies) will load on the side, similar to the 1D series.  The grip also appear to have a lower profile on the back, which is a welcome change.  It looks significantly more ergonomic than current grips.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #323 on: January 24, 2012, 08:27:30 AM »
Can't help wondering if this new camera is targeted at wildlife photographers, some of whom seem to feel overlooked with the 1DX. The testing location and lenses used would also tie in with this theory.

Perhaps it is a new higher MP APS-H.

Hypothetically, if you were setting off on an African Safari to shoot wildlife with a couple of long telephoto lenses, presuming you had to make a choice between FF and APS-H what would you use? What do most wildlife photographers use now? The Canon Employee was taking photos of a  bird, when I want to take bird photo I use my Aps-C for the crop-factor although for most things I favour FF.

I'd love this to be the 5Dii replacement and I bet it's going to be announced very soon  but... it also makes  sense that the camera in the photo may be something else.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #324 on: January 24, 2012, 08:31:06 AM »


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Did somebody notice that the diopter adjustment is set very far back into the body? There is also some kind of "hole" left from it. The adjustment wheel should be centered, which it isn't.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #325 on: January 24, 2012, 08:47:29 AM »
I reckon that it's the 5D Mark3.

Apologies if this has been dealth with in the previous 22 pages but would I be correct in stating that all of Canon's APS-C cameras have an intergrated flash. All of Canon's APS-H and FF cameras do not have an integrated flash? I doubt this will change. It appears that this camera does not have an integrated flash, ergo my conclusion.

Also, and this might just be my sense of scale being off, consider the actual viewfinder proportion involved. The viewfinder looks chunky relative to the body - you can have a look at them handily enough at http://a.img-dpreview.com/reviews/CanonEOS7D/Images/allroundview.jpg vs http://a.img-dpreview.com/reviews/CanonEOS5DMarkII/Images/allroundview.jpg - I would imagine that the 5D Mark3 is deffo getting some of the 7D feature set and a viewfinder upgrade style / functionality upgrade may be part of it.

Thoughts?

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #326 on: January 24, 2012, 09:01:44 AM »
I reckon that it's the 5D Mark3.

Apologies if this has been dealth with in the previous 22 pages but would I be correct in stating that all of Canon's APS-C cameras have an intergrated flash. All of Canon's APS-H and FF cameras do not have an integrated flash? I doubt this will change. It appears that this camera does not have an integrated flash, ergo my conclusion.

Also, and this might just be my sense of scale being off, consider the actual viewfinder proportion involved. The viewfinder looks chunky relative to the body - you can have a look at them handily enough at http://a.img-dpreview.com/reviews/CanonEOS7D/Images/allroundview.jpg vs http://a.img-dpreview.com/reviews/CanonEOS5DMarkII/Images/allroundview.jpg - I would imagine that the 5D Mark3 is deffo getting some of the 7D feature set and a viewfinder upgrade style / functionality upgrade may be part of it.

Thoughts?

Same here. I think that those changes are really practical.

1.) Moving the ON/OFF switch to a mode dial is good - and there they can put a lock for dial (which is also great to have in case of accidentally swithing/changing some settings). 5D Mk II doesnt have lock on dial.
2.) New button/switch for stills/video as on 7D would be great on 5D Mk III.
3.) Q button in reach of right thumb is also fine - you can quickly review/change - and you can do it with one hand. Handy placemnet of button :-)

I think it is logical to review button placement with new body. There is nothing wrong with putting 7D-like placement to a new 5D Mk III - especially good for video stuff.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #327 on: January 24, 2012, 09:09:39 AM »
I agree mathino. The only gripe I have is that the delete button is beside the play button and that the play button is less accessible than the delete button (ie: bottom left hand corner). Why this is fascinates me...

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #327 on: January 24, 2012, 09:09:39 AM »

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Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #328 on: January 24, 2012, 09:11:44 AM »
The shots of the employee weren't taken by an employee.
http://blog.apertureacademy.com/2012/01/canon-200-400mm-and-600mm-prototype.html

yup exactly, even on the most expensive camps in the mara (assuming this is where they went), then you are out in the field with all the other camps. Hiding isn't easy  :D The person taking the shot had a 100-400mm, so I suspect they took the shots without the tester realising. And I guess as soon as he made contact, the tester decided to come clean as frankly the annoucement is imminent on both the lens availability and perhaps even the well-disguised body.

The 200-400mm was announced almost a year ago to be in development, so what would be the point of keeping the fact that it's being field tested a secret?

As for the camera body - the employee said nothing, and the photos do not reveal what body it is, so what have we learned? That Canon field tests new camera bodies?

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #329 on: January 24, 2012, 09:16:04 AM »


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Did somebody notice that the diopter adjustment is set very far back into the body? There is also some kind of "hole" left from it. The adjustment wheel should be centered, which it isn't.

http://acmaxx.net/product/canon_7d/canon_7d_top.jpg

Another design this camera takes from the 7D  ;)
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #329 on: January 24, 2012, 09:16:04 AM »