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I touched it, and it was awesome!!!
« on: March 14, 2012, 04:00:22 AM »
Had the opportunity to play with the MK3 today at a pre-release presentation from Canon NZ

It is AMAZING.  I'm going to need to spend hours reading the manual, it's that big of a step up from the MK2.  Wasn't allowed to put a card in it, but combined with the new 24-70II, the focus in low light was staggeringly good (couldn't figure out how to enable the single point in the moments I had it, so couldn't test outer points).

Official pricing for NZ is out tomorrow, and the rep confirmed release in NZ will be next week!  Sooo excited, and will be pre-ordering tomorrow as soon as the retailers get their prices up.

Also, it was confirmed that the 1DX will be able to focus at f8 with a firmware update, however the rep couldn't confirm ths for the 5D.



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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 04:26:12 AM »
....you mean pre-orders haven't been available yet in NZ...?  :o

wow, that sucks/is weird.  ???

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Re: I touched it, and it was awesome!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 04:31:47 AM »
Pre-orders have been available, but because official pricing for NZ hasn't been released it's all been a case of 'yeah we'll accept your pre-order if you put down $1000'  :o

Official pricing for NZ comes out tomorrow.

Oh, and it was also confirmed that there will be a kit with the 24-70II, which is definitely the option I'll be getting :)

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 05:23:25 AM »
strange... i would have thought that Canon NZ would have done things more like Canon AU since other things between NZ and AU seem to overlap a lot... oh well.

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 12:16:24 PM »
Could you tell us something about the new 24-70 lens? I'm interested in that as well :)

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Re: I touched it, and it was awesome!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 01:48:18 PM »
Could you tell us something about the new 24-70 lens? I'm interested in that as well :)


Announced a while back, here is a link.

http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/02/canon-ef-24-70-f2-8l-ii-initial-impressions/

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 02:06:36 PM »
Also, it was confirmed that the 1DX will be able to focus at f8 with a firmware update, however the rep couldn't confirm ths for the 5D.

Am I the only one happy about the above ?

What's the chance we will see it later on on the 5DIII ? After all they are claiming the same AF of the 1DX with just the metering different.

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Re: I touched it, and it was awesome!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2012, 03:16:32 PM »
Your title reminds me of what my wife said to her friends after our first date  :D

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Re: I touched it, and it was awesome!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012, 03:26:02 PM »
Your title reminds me of what my wife said to her friends after our first date  :D

That's not what she told me.   ;)

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 03:38:36 PM »
Your title reminds me of what my wife said to her friends after our first date  :D

That's not what she told me.   ;)

What are you talking about? I thought we were there together?

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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2012, 03:46:11 PM »
Your title reminds me of what my wife said to her friends after our first date  :D

 ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2012, 04:15:50 PM »
Your title reminds me of what my wife said to her friends after our first date  :D

LMAO
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2012, 04:19:30 PM »
Your title reminds me of what my wife said to her friends after our first date  :D

Now this is the way to thread jack! LMAO! +1 for creativity  :P

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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2012, 04:44:30 PM »
Your title reminds me of what my wife said to her friends after our first date  :D

Now this is the way to thread jack! LMAO! +1 for creativity  :P

I didn't mean to thread jack. There's just been so much tensions on here lately over the 5DIII/D800 debate that I wanted to try to lighten the mood  :)

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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2012, 04:46:44 PM »
Your title reminds me of what my wife said to her friends after our first date  :D

Now this is the way to thread jack! LMAO! +1 for creativity  :P

I didn't mean to thread jack. There's just been so much tensions on here lately over the 5DIII/D800 debate that I wanted to try to lighten the mood  :)

Thanks for the thought, we could all use a good laugh =)
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