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Re: 5D Mark III Manual Online
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2012, 09:02:46 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

Lol, I checked too, no charge yet. Oh well maybe tomorrow...

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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2012, 09:02:46 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2012, 09:17:23 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.

I pre-ordered the second their preorder page comes up, and today I get a "backordered" email.  I don't get that.

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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2012, 09:56:09 PM »
From page 316:
"The number of shots taken with AEB and white balance bracketing can be changed from the usual 3 shots to 2, 5, or 7 shots."

^ That's it: I'm getting one!  ;)

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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2012, 10:48:38 PM »
From page 316:
"The number of shots taken with AEB and white balance bracketing can be changed from the usual 3 shots to 2, 5, or 7 shots."

^ That's it: I'm getting one!  ;)

Nice!!!!!!!!!!  Me too!

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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2012, 11:40:25 PM »
With the advent of RAW, I fail to understand White Balance Bracketing as a feature. I mean, if you're shooting RAW then just adjust white balance to taste in post. If you are shooting JPEG, one wonders why, since the multiple redundant exposures will take up about as much room on your card, and you will still have to review them all in post...and worse, the scene may have shifted between exposures anyway.

So that is a feature I can't see myself ever using, and as for AEB bracketing, the HDR RAW feature seems to supersede that too and in a more useful/flexible manner.

(Sorry for the slight O/T but this became another preorder thread anyway...)

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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2012, 02:16:04 AM »
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!

I noticed that too.  I'll enjoy that.  My 7D doesn't have the right vertical edge; makes it real tough to find the white point.

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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2012, 04:18:06 PM »
I'm very upset about seeing that metering is done in the center and not linked to the AF point.
What's the point with a faster AF if I have to focus and recompose again?!
Why Canon has to do it everytime and let me with a bad taste.
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2012, 04:33:25 PM »
I'm very upset about seeing that metering is done in the center and not linked to the AF point.

This should vary depending on metering mode.  In evaluative metering, there should be a link between AF and exposure.  In other modes, no.  If this isn't true for the 5D3 then that is a departure—but I find it hard to believe that this is the case.  Can you provide a quote from the manual?

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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2012, 08:07:24 PM »
It's interesting that my Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM can only use a single double-cross AF point (group B lens), and that my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM can't use *any* double-cross AF points (group C lens). Both of these are fairly recent EOS lenses, and I was led to believe that the five centre double-cross AF points were usable with f/2.8 or wider maximum-aperture lenses.

For the case of the macro - it must be due to the really close focusing distances. Still, it should enable group A functionality from 0.5-infinity, and group C from 0.3-0.5, but I guess it defaults to the lowest common denominator. Since I don't shoot sports or track subjects with this lens, it's a moot point really.

For the case of the 24-70, I wouldn't be surprised if the reverse zoom mechanism has something to do with making it a group B lens and not a group A lens. Unfortunately the 5DIII manual doesn't mention what group the new Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens is in, although I'd be very surprised if it wasn't a group A lens. Since I'll be upgrading to the version II lens, I can live with this. I do use this lens for some sports work (on the second body) so it's important to me.

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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2012, 09:03:29 PM »
I'm very upset about seeing that metering is done in the center and not linked to the AF point.

This should vary depending on metering mode.  In evaluative metering, there should be a link between AF and exposure.  In other modes, no.  If this isn't true for the 5D3 then that is a departure—but I find it hard to believe that this is the case.  Can you provide a quote from the manual?

Evaluative metering is weighted toward the selected AF point(s), whether manually or automatically selected.  Partial and spot are at the center on the 5DIII.  But...the 1D X (like previous 1-series bodies), spot metering can be linked to a manually selected AF point - that's what kpk1 is referring to, and to be honest it's a great feature.
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