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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2012, 04:28:28 AM »
I enjoyed reading Chuck's interview and I was very pleased to learn about significant improvements to 5D auto focus. It's important to me to be able to use the new camera to shoot action. Six frames a second with high-end auto focus sounds really good to me. I had planned to buy one DX, but damn, it's nearly $7000, and it's pretty darn heavy.
Instead I'm getting 2 5D MK lll's in a few days and I really look forward to many of it's features.
Chuck Westfall is a great guy and he supports photographers. For years, nearly every time I called him, he picked up the phone and helped answer my technical questions and offered advice. He was always friendly, and patient.

Chuck will never discuss future Canon technology or products,  but he and fellow tech expert, Rudy Winston, always pass on photographer's suggestions, wishes (and complaints) to Canon Japan.

Chuck, Rudy, and other Canon USA techs don't always agree with decisions made in Japan but from what I can tell they are loyal to their company while always supporting and speaking up for photographers.

During my 36 years as a pro using Canon there have always been a few things with their products that drive me crazy and I question, but I use Canon for their innovation, leadership, and all the things they do well.

For some reason, if you go to the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, the White House, Iraq, Fashion Week in New York or Milan, the Olympics, you will see a lot of white lenses.

Use the gear that works best for your needs and budget, but don't knock Chuck Westfall, he supports photographers.

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+1 - Chuck is the conduit between Canon and photographers

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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2012, 05:16:31 AM »
I hope the 1Ds3 price plummets. I can tell you that there is nothing nicer than framing a bird at 1200mm with 21mp. Max on the 5D3 is 840mm  :-[

I believe it will. I wouldn't pay more than $3,000 for a used 1DsIII. I would struggle paying that much for a new one now that the 5D3 is out and proud.

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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2012, 10:57:35 AM »
I can tell you that there is nothing nicer than framing a bird at 1200mm with 21mp. Max on the 5D3 is 840mm  :-[

Not sure why you think that.  1200mm on the 5DIII is quite possible.



Who needs a house?   :P

(But then I suppose you'd be on about nothing being better than 1680mm...   ::)  )
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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2012, 03:49:58 PM »
I can tell you that there is nothing nicer than framing a bird at 1200mm with 21mp. Max on the 5D3 is 840mm  :-[

Not sure why you think that.  1200mm on the 5DIII is quite possible.



Who needs a house?   :P

(But then I suppose you'd be on about nothing being better than 1680mm...   ::)  )

Indeed  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

If I had the money I could be tempted - although probably I would be after a 80mps MF first  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« Reply #64 on: March 16, 2012, 05:02:45 PM »
Chuck Westfall is a great guy and he supports photographers. For years, nearly every time I called him, he picked up the phone and helped answer my technical questions and offered advice. He was always friendly, and patient.

Exactly.

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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« Reply #65 on: March 16, 2012, 08:26:45 PM »

I hope the 1Ds3 price plummets. I can tell you that there is nothing nicer than framing a bird at 1200mm with 21mp. Max on the 5D3 is 840mm  :-[

No, the 5D3 will AF just fine with the 1200mm f/5.6L. ;)

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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2012, 08:35:01 PM »

I hope the 1Ds3 price plummets. I can tell you that there is nothing nicer than framing a bird at 1200mm with 21mp. Max on the 5D3 is 840mm  :-[

No, the 5D3 will AF just fine with the 1200mm f/5.6L. ;)

I had discounted 1200 due to diffculty in getting one - however that would be 1680 on the 1Ds3 then .....  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2012, 08:35:01 PM »

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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2012, 06:04:16 AM »
Sorry Guys but I'm getting lost on this SD card battle...

You say that UHS is not support on the 5DMKIII. Very well, nothing we can do about it.

What do you mean by not supported? A UHS card would not work or it woudn't benefit from the full speed?

I'm planning on getting this on the primary CF port:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/646876-REG/SanDisk_SDCFXP_032G_A91_32GB_Extreme_Pro_CompactFlash.html

But I need to choose the SD card that goes along. My main purpose is Backup, ideally in RAW format. Woud this work???
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/824140-REG/SanDisk_SDSDXPA_032G_A75_32_GB_SDHC_Memory.html

if it does work, it is over speedy for what the 5DMKIII can do and I should just get something slower and save the money? like:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/828326-REG/SanDisk_SDSDRX3_032G_A21_32GB_SDHC_Memory_Card.html

I have an Apple Macbook Pro early 2011, maybe there is an impact on the support SD cards as well...

Thank you,
almograve

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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« Reply #68 on: March 22, 2012, 06:34:36 AM »
Page 32 of the 5DMkIII manual (small print at the bottom of the page):

"Although the camera does not comply with the UHS speed class standard, UHS SDHC/SDXC cards can be used"
« Last Edit: March 22, 2012, 06:49:37 AM by ereka »

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Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
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