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5D Mark III Manual Online
« on: March 15, 2012, 03:58:03 PM »
5D Mark III Manual The manual for the 5D Mark III has appeared online at Planet5D.

You can download the manual here.

There are various reports around the globe of 5D Mark IIIs appearing in warehouses and stores. If you preordered, you’re going to be very happy next week.

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5D Mark III Manual Online
« on: March 15, 2012, 03:58:03 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 04:08:53 PM »
It won't open, at least not for me. Might be unstable internet connection, but I have tried several times, and I only get a blank page, and the computer does not indicate that it is still downloading...?
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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 04:21:51 PM »
It won't open, at least not for me. Might be unstable internet connection, but I have tried several times, and I only get a blank page, and the computer does not indicate that it is still downloading...?
I did try twice but on the third try it downloaded.  Must be a lot of traffic.  Let's hope planet 5D's server hold up ;D
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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 04:23:30 PM »
It's also available direct from the Canon USA website

It's 28 MB, over 4 times larger than the 5DII's manual...
« Last Edit: March 15, 2012, 04:27:25 PM by neuroanatomist »
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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 04:23:49 PM »
Thanks. I went to the page of planet 5D instead, and there I got it:)
I think you are right about the traffic. I am happy I got my copy.
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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 04:26:35 PM »
We could cut 5d's server some slack and get it straight from canon usa...

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii#BrochuresAndManuals

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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 04:30:19 PM »

The first thing I looked at the manual was 61 points AF system. I never own 1D nor 7D before - so....61points AF system in 5D III will be very usefull for me.

I might have to sell my 60D and use that money to upgrade my 50mm 1.4 to f1.2 - while canon is offering rebate
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 04:30:19 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 04:32:38 PM »
Adorama did a charge on my card today, so they must be getting ready to ship.  I stopped in at our local camera store, they received their shipment of Nikon D4's this morning, but all were pre-ordered so they did not have a Demo.  There will be a Nikon rep demoing the new ones, but its almost a month off.
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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 04:45:16 PM »
I didn't find the manual particularly enlightening. It seems we already knew most of what's in there.

I am wondering why Live View mode for stills offers an Aspect ratio preview but there's no mention of it in movie mode. I am supposing this means the trope of the indie ambitious taping the top and bottom of their viewfinders to simulate the anamorphic look will continue.

And I should say it's a shame too because if you had aspect ratio control in movie mode, you could save a lot of wasted pixels of compressed bitrate in the solid areas.

I also was expecting to see automagic distortion correction mentioned, all I see is the addition of chromatic aberration correction alongside the already delivered peripheral illumination correction.
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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 04:53:15 PM »
Had a play around with the 5D3 yesterday at the Philip Bloom Workshop (we weren't allowed to put cards in it). The manual would have been handy as the menu system is very different than the old 5D2 lay out wise. Took some time to figure out where everything was.

All i can say is from what we saw yesterday with our demo its not a huge step up from the 5D2 (with AA Filter) but at the same time it IS a huge step up. If that makes any sense.

It was the little things that they have improved they have done well.
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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 05:40:51 PM »
Thanks for the link.

Downloaded it fine and am printing 8.5x11 size for notebook.
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 07:37:47 PM »
Nice. It looks like they do listen after all. It appears as if the histogram is now outlined again so we will be able to see where it ends when shooting outdoors with the sun shining!


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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012, 07:45:11 PM »
Very nice...

One things that didn't seem obvious (and previous reviews have all denied) is whether the 5D3 can record HDR into a RAW file. The FAQ on p. 183 of the manual seems to imply that it can.

Any ideas whether we're talking a HDR raw file, or only an 8-bit jpeg?

Oh, and very nice to see that there's an option for disabling full time manual focus on electronic focus rings when the focus button is held (e.g. the 85 1.2L --the attachment of the lens hood to the focus ring was a dumb move IMO).

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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2012, 08:35:18 PM »
Adorama did a charge on my card today, so they must be getting ready to ship.  I stopped in at our local camera store, they received their shipment of Nikon D4's this morning, but all were pre-ordered so they did not have a Demo.  There will be a Nikon rep demoing the new ones, but its almost a month off.

After reading your post, I went to check my card to see if it's been charged. It hasn't. I'm jealous, man.

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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2012, 08:52:31 PM »
Adorama did a charge on my card today, so they must be getting ready to ship.  I stopped in at our local camera store, they received their shipment of Nikon D4's this morning, but all were pre-ordered so they did not have a Demo.  There will be a Nikon rep demoing the new ones, but its almost a month off.

After reading your post, I went to check my card to see if it's been charged. It hasn't. I'm jealous, man.

Me too...BH didn't charge my american express yet :(  I ordered on march 2nd at 9AM california time. Hope to receive the camera in 1st shipment. Well....soon or later
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