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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #630 on: March 26, 2012, 12:09:44 PM »
Update: I have now switched my camera on. ISO 25K, not bad Canon, not bad :) I need to read the manual though, it's too annoying dealing with the little niggles like the zoom button (which I know you can change) and the menu selection system (there must be a way to skip to the next icon with one button!).

I like it. It feels nice. Everything is spring-loaded :) But the silent mode isn't quite as silent as I remember from when I tested it in a noisy hall, unsurprisingly! I'll still have to clear my throat every time I take a picture when the minister says "no photos". Thankfully, those nasty ministers are few and far between.

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« Reply #630 on: March 26, 2012, 12:09:44 PM »

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« Reply #631 on: March 26, 2012, 12:10:21 PM »
Has anyone actually received their camera from B&H yet?  I ordered just minutes after the announcement.  I've received a tracking number and my card has been billed but my status for the last 2 days has been the following

"A UPS shipping label has been created. Once the shipment arrives at our facility, the tracking status--including the scheduled delivery date--will be updated."

Print the label, charge my card, and just let it sit there... what gives?  Anyone else see this?

According to UPS, mine should be in-hand within the hour.  I'll be sure to chime in if that turns out to be differnet than planned :)

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #632 on: March 26, 2012, 12:38:58 PM »
It arrived! 

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #633 on: March 26, 2012, 01:44:28 PM »

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #634 on: March 26, 2012, 05:26:50 PM »
This morning I finally canceled my kit order from Amazon and ordered from Adorama. Amazon order was originally placed March 9th and never heard a thing.  Placed order with Adorama this morning and got the tracking number an hour ago.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #635 on: March 26, 2012, 07:56:11 PM »
It looks like Canon is to blame for not supplying enough Body only units compared with kits. Kits appear to be available nearly everywhere, even direct from Canon. Still, those of us who ordered body only are left without it.

This is disappointing, as those most likely to order the body only are loyal Canon customers who already have good lenses.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #636 on: March 26, 2012, 09:28:29 PM »
Update: I have now switched my camera on. ISO 25K, not bad Canon, not bad :) I need to read the manual though, it's too annoying dealing with the little niggles like the zoom button (which I know you can change) and the menu selection system (there must be a way to skip to the next icon with one button!).


If you're talking about the tabs in the Menu Operation screen, just press the Quick Control Button to advance to the next tab.

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« Reply #636 on: March 26, 2012, 09:28:29 PM »

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #637 on: March 27, 2012, 04:20:07 AM »
Update: I have now switched my camera on. ISO 25K, not bad Canon, not bad :) I need to read the manual though, it's too annoying dealing with the little niggles like the zoom button (which I know you can change) and the menu selection system (there must be a way to skip to the next icon with one button!).


If you're talking about the tabs in the Menu Operation screen, just press the Quick Control Button to advance to the next tab.

Thanks!

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #638 on: March 27, 2012, 11:56:03 AM »
I broke down and chatted with B&H. It looks like my order "might" be fulfilled with their next shipment on 04/02.
So, for now, we can assume at the very least 577xx will be the upper limit on the next shipment.
Anyone with a higher order number care to check in with B&H?


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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #639 on: March 28, 2012, 02:05:11 AM »
Just heard from Amazon finally. I ordered body only march 10th I think and I will not see the Camera until May 16th. You have got to be kidding me.
Called my local camera shop and they have 4. the extra 112 in tax might be worth it since I actually need this for work...
happy shooting to all have their new camera!


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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #640 on: March 28, 2012, 04:30:40 AM »
All. My first post here but wanted to alert you to an authorized Canon dealer that has both 5D Mark III bodies and kits in stock. Bedford Camera and Video in Alabama (I'm on the west coast) has "several" of each on their shelves. I had preordered with Adorama and, like several here had been waiting and waiting for a shipping notification. I finally cancelled my order earlier this morning and placed an order through Bedfords at www.bedfords.com. I received a shipping notification within a hour of placing the order and it's in transit and scheduled for a Thursday delivery.  As an aside, I did check with Canon to verify they are an authorized Canon dealer and, as above, they are. Check them out. So far I completely happy!

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #641 on: March 28, 2012, 10:10:46 AM »
long time forum lurker but 1st post.  had a 5dmk2, sold it, pre-ordered from adorama on 3/11 and my order was shipped out yesterday 3/27. body only.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #642 on: March 28, 2012, 03:17:49 PM »
Adorama has the kit ready to ship and they are doing a lens buy back for $700.
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« Reply #642 on: March 28, 2012, 03:17:49 PM »

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #643 on: March 28, 2012, 03:40:07 PM »
Looks like another batch of bodies are shipping out today from B&H. I ordered 3/2 and was not in the first shipment last week, but my order status just changed to "Shipped." It will be a nice weekend!  :)

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #644 on: March 28, 2012, 04:05:09 PM »
Looks like another batch of bodies are shipping out today from B&H. I ordered 3/2 and was not in the first shipment last week, but my order status just changed to "Shipped." It will be a nice weekend!  :)

Still glad I cancelled and picked up a kit from a local camera store.  I was a 3/6 order with B&H.  Unboxed it on Tuesday (I bought it this past Thursday but was out of town) and got most if not all of it set up to my particular way of shooting. Now to get out for a little after work today and fire away. As I've said before. I hope all of the bigger stores get these out as fast as possible to those who are still on the pre-order wait list.
Happy owner of the 5D Mark III, 24-105 f/4L and other L lenses

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #644 on: March 28, 2012, 04:05:09 PM »