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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2012, 06:11:43 PM »
Did you MFA your lenses?

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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 06:26:07 PM »
what settings are you using with the AF system?  The new system is so complex that you may be using multiple point without knowing it.  Just to test the sensor try shotting with single point AF in the middle and see if it feel still soft?

Just a suggestion...

this seems like a very good explanation, I'm gonna mess with it throughout the day but this will be my first point of attack

Do let us know how things turn out!  Good luck, I cross my finger for you.
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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2012, 06:35:19 PM »
I wonder how many people are gonna want their 5DIIs back?
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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2012, 06:38:45 PM »
I wonder how many people are gonna want their 5DIIs back?

If image quality is an issue as what has been mentioned assuming it is valid and not a misalignment/user error, then maybe quite a few... If they turn out to be like the recent production samples we have been seeing the last few days, probably not a one. 
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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2012, 07:39:24 PM »
I wonder how many people are gonna want their 5DIIs back?

Hopefully very few.  With some of the sample showing up in other thread I hope this is an isolated event and the camera does seem really good at ISO 25k!!!!!

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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2012, 09:03:32 PM »
Dr. Rorschach:  "So, you say your 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy?  Tell me what you see here..."

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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2012, 09:05:27 PM »
I wonder how many people are gonna want their 5DIIs back?

If image quality is an issue as what has been mentioned assuming it is valid and not a misalignment/user error, then maybe quite a few... If they turn out to be like the recent production samples we have been seeing the last few days, probably not a one.

When I first got my 5D MK II, there was a 1 week learning curve on how to use it.  Its not a point and shoot camera.  When I bought a 7D a year later, it was even more difficult to learn, and pretty frustrating.
 
I do expect to spend some time taking several hundred images and trying the settings to better understand which ones work for me. 
 
I will start by using center poiint only, which will reduce operator error and tell me if I need AFMA or not.  Once I've mastered that and get sharp images, then I'll move on to tracking and the more complex features.
 
The resolution of the body is fixed by the 22 mp sensor, so sharpness is going to be determined by the lens and the operator.

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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2012, 10:47:53 PM »
shot all day and my images are still lacking that sharpness that the 5D2 had, I've tried all 4 of my lenses and I get the same blotchy effect at 100%, I'll post a bunch of samples later.

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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2012, 03:15:59 AM »
I find this worrisome. Please do keep us updated.

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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2012, 01:48:02 PM »
Anything new to report SF?

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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2012, 04:42:34 PM »
Was definitely something wrong with the camera, I returned it and ordered from BH, pretty interesting little scenario!

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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2012, 08:03:00 PM »
shot all day and my images are still lacking that sharpness that the 5D2 had, I've tried all 4 of my lenses and I get the same blotchy effect at 100%, I'll post a bunch of samples later.

Are you the second person in the forums to have this problem?

What issues did the Mk.II have on release? I forget. I thought it was something.
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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2012, 08:10:21 PM »
Thanks for keeping us updated, sorry you seemed to have gotten a bad unit. You went above and beyond trying to solve the problem (I read your other post), great job. Your efforts are much appreciated and I'm sure the replacement will be a good one. Thanks again.
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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2012, 08:35:38 PM »
Was definitely something wrong with the camera, I returned it and ordered from BH, pretty interesting little scenario!

Hope you get a new one as soon as possible :)
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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2012, 03:10:24 PM »
I think I might have the same problem but I'm not to sure, can I get a second opinion?

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Re: My 5D MK III images seem a little blotchy....
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2012, 03:10:24 PM »