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The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« on: March 24, 2012, 07:19:41 AM »

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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 07:30:03 AM »
Yeah, and too bad because the test he is doing is exactly what I want to see.  RAW to RAW comparisons, explaining the methodology of how it was converted.  Other places are comparing out of camera JPEG's.

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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 08:27:27 AM »
yeah, i always shoot raw, so that's what i want to see.
anyway i've preordered the 1D X, not the 5D.
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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 08:28:08 AM »
I just wonder, the 5D MKIII has been tested by a lot of photographers before the camera was released. And none of them reported this problem? Then maybe it is a problem of this specific sample that The Digital Picture used for the review.


If a general problem.....then I hope they can fix that. Maybe with a firmware update?
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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 08:29:49 AM »
yeah, i always shoot raw, so that's what i want to see.
anyway i've preordered the 1D X, not the 5D.


We haven't seen the RAW of the 1D X yet. Maybe the same issue and Canon is working on it?
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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 08:32:56 AM »
I just wonder, the 5D MKIII has been tested by a lot of photographers before the camera was released. And none of them reported this problem? Then maybe it is a problem of this specific sample that The Digital Picture used for the review.


If a general problem.....then I hope they can fix that. Maybe with a firmware update?

The Pre-release testers were all showing in camera JPEG results, so maybe they didn't have DPP, just the camera

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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 08:48:02 AM »
yeah, i always shoot raw, so that's what i want to see.
anyway i've preordered the 1D X, not the 5D.


We haven't seen the RAW of the 1D X yet. Maybe the same issue and Canon is working on it?

i hope not. Anyway i think they don't want to mix that up with all the current 5d hysteria.
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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 06:09:57 PM »
probably just needs a dpp update. i wouldnt worry about it too much.

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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 05:19:14 AM »
I thing the ACR6.7 shows up even softer
the out of camera jpegs are so bad i've just turned them off all together.

My initial feeling about the files is they are not as good as the 5Dmk2 however its to hard to call until proper raw converters come out.

I really dont know what they have done to the in camera jpg output but its not good

i've not processed any files yet just view in DPP and bridge and open in PS but the adobe ones are noticably softer than the dpp preview
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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 08:12:28 AM »
I thing the ACR6.7 shows up even softer
the out of camera jpegs are so bad i've just turned them off all together.

My initial feeling about the files is they are not as good as the 5Dmk2 however its to hard to call until proper raw converters come out.

I really dont know what they have done to the in camera jpg output but its not good

i've not processed any files yet just view in DPP and bridge and open in PS but the adobe ones are noticably softer than the dpp preview

You know, I gave up on DPP after trying it again for the first time in many years.  I installed and uninstalled it and decided to shoot only in JPG for the first time, till Lightroom and Aperture get their RAW updates.  So funny thing is, I can't compare it to any of my MkII or 7D shots (all RAW).

It's interesting that you mention the JPG quality out of the camera is not so good - I know it's not as good as RAW (without a doubt) but for JPG, I thought this was standard?  As I said, I have nothing to compare it to.

One thing's for sure, it's frustrating having received this long awaited camera and not being able to test it using RAW's and in my preferred workflow.  I haven't even used it at the last two gigs - it's a back up, back up to the MkII and 7D!

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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012, 09:15:53 AM »
He is doing is exactly what I want to see.  RAW to RAW comparisons. Other places are comparing out of camera JPEG's.

yeah, i always shoot raw, so that's what i want to see.
Don't we all?

I really can't understand why some people even care about comparing jpegs, or why Chuck Westfall was braging so much about the 2 stop jpeg improvement over the 5D2.. Who the heck cares?

RAW improvement is all that matters

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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2012, 02:26:21 PM »
So this seems to be an issue that requires both a firmware update for the camera and an update for the DPP software.

Now let me just take a second to ask here; How in the f@@k does this sh@t get passed Canon when releasing a VERY important product?!?!?!?!

And do not tell me there's a glitch in the Matrix! And the same happened with the 1d mk3, how did it take some reviewers online to find out the AF doesn't work?!?!?! What in the hell are beta-testers for?!?! Do the Canon people even use their products? Are the people in charge surrounded by yes-men? I am actually asking...

I'm done making excuses for Canon, either do it right or leave it, seriously!

The mk4 was an awesome camera that worked, but it needed a firmware tuning the Ai Servo right at the beginning, how come this wasn't already in the camera considering the useless AF of the mk3???

And how come the S100, one of their TWO most important compacts (before the G1X) had an "off center lens resulted in soft images" discovered ALSO by reviewers...

Do this make me confident waiting ver anxiously for the 1d X?

It shouldn't be like I have creepy feeling in my stomach and just crossing my whatnot for the awkward silence not to happen and Canon drops the ball, again... After trying the D4 which is bulletproof through and through, I'm not settling for paying a thousand dollars more for the 1d X that almost gives me sharp images... Someone needs to wake them up over there at Canon, cuz this announcing a product 8 months before it can be bought and then screw it up releasing firmware just isn't going to cut it...

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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2012, 03:36:12 PM »
I thing the ACR6.7 shows up even softer
the out of camera jpegs are so bad i've just turned them off all together.

My initial feeling about the files is they are not as good as the 5Dmk2 however its to hard to call until proper raw converters come out.

I really dont know what they have done to the in camera jpg output but its not good

i've not processed any files yet just view in DPP and bridge and open in PS but the adobe ones are noticably softer than the dpp preview
 

I agree - I want a better RAW converter the ACR 6.7 was not very good either, though I am not 'underwhelmed' by the in camera JPEG.  Here is a sequence of shots - with out of the camera JPEG settings (except Landscape and WB set to 3200) - not too bad handling of either the JPEG engine or the AF / low light handling, these are a burst at 1/800, f 2.8 ISO 3200 with the 70-200 2/8 II.


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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2012, 03:54:32 PM »
I just wonder, the 5D MKIII has been tested by a lot of photographers before the camera was released. And none of them reported this problem? Then maybe it is a problem of this specific sample that The Digital Picture used for the review.


None of the preliminary users had DPP, just out of camera jpegs.

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Re: The digital picture and the first tests with the 5D Mk III
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 11:12:16 AM »
Some new updates from Bryan of TDP http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=2148 :

Clarification: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is Delivering Very Sharp Images
I am getting a lot of email asking about the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the image softness issue. Let me clarify what I'm seeing:
 
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is Delivering Very Sharp Images
 
There is a softness issue, but it appears to be completely isolated to the Canon Digital Photo Pro software's "High quality" RAW conversion algorithm.
 
You can see the sharp 5D III images in DPP's quick viewer and in the Edit window with preferences set to High speed. The issue appears to be completely in DPP's High quality processing algorithm.
 
Canon has been in touch with me again this morning and appears very eager to resolve the problem. My personal expectation is that the problem resolution will be in the form of a DPP update. The 5D III appears to be fine from my perspective. I have no intentions of returning my camera - I'm having far too much fun with it.

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