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Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« on: April 11, 2012, 12:27:08 PM »
Hellou Canon people.  :)

I can't stop thinking about recent article from EOSHD, where the owner of new 5DMarkIII has decided to remove low pass filter that's placed in front of the sensor, in order to enhance resolution of camera, for both stills and video.
It's not easy decision to lose warranty, and there is always a slight chance of braking something while performing this operation... or we could decide not to touch anything, and continue to shoot with camera as it is, and now with certain knowledge that your result could be a lot better if Canon didn't decide to put that little "nuisance".
Here is the article:

http://www.eoshd.com/content/7813/how-i-opened-my-5d-mark-iii-and-why-you-have-to-be-crazy-to-do-it


Sure, there is always PROS and CONS on every decision, but this one should be considered thoroughly.

... and one more thing...

I hope that Canon will decide to remove that, tiny, little obstacle on long awaited body of 1Dx!

WILL YOU PERFORM THIS OPERATION ON YOUR 5DMarkIII ???

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Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« on: April 11, 2012, 12:27:08 PM »

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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 12:30:01 PM »
I opened the link, saw the pictures, said "no" out loud, closed the page.


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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 12:55:59 PM »
I almost had a heart attack when I saw those photos. No no no no no.

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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 01:27:35 PM »
By myself, no way. Maybe I'll pay someone to do it though.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 01:30:06 PM »
Yep easy and save operation and the warranty stays...............

NOT !!!!

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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 01:41:26 PM »
I just did this blindfolded.

Really though, if I so desired a camera without an optical low-pass filter I would sooner sell all of my Canon gear and buy a D800E. The hue change to blacks and removal of the warranty and self-cleaning unit are too much to sacrifice.

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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 01:49:45 PM »


$3500 is a lot money for me.  NO THANKS
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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 01:56:11 PM »
I have tweaked many things in the past. If I were to take the risk, I would need to understand (and believe) the benefits accrued.

I would need "before"/ after RAW images (the "before" can be a calibrated stock 5diii) and side by side comparison of all good effects and the purple on black effects. The moire reduced or increased etc.

I do have a "clarity" fetish and had Canon made a mp monster without the AA filter, I would have got that instead of the 5diii.  Having said that, the 5diii is growing on me.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 02:11:13 PM »
Hell no!
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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 02:18:45 PM »
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Really though, if I so desired a camera without an optical low-pass filter I would sooner sell all of my Canon gear and buy a D800E. The hue change to blacks and removal of the warranty and self-cleaning unit are too much to sacrifice.


Exactly! On the other hand, if he had money to burn, it was an intersting experiment.

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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 03:23:08 PM »
Nope, not gonna do that.

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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 03:43:34 PM »
Who ever tried this, its crazy!  I guess some are more adventurous then others!
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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2012, 03:46:17 PM »
I almost had a heart attack when I saw those photos. No no no no no.

Ditto.  Not in a million years.
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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 03:49:28 PM »
Some people buy a new car and do a major modification, however not many.  If you want to spend your money to do it, fine.  I would save money and get a D800E and have a warranty, as well as support in processing software, etc.

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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 04:54:17 PM »
Trying to recalibrate your camera's autofocus would be a pain. This kind of mod is somewhat more advantageous to the article's author as he's a manual-focus live mode video shooter. Also, consider having to add more glass to your optical path to add in an IR (and he doesn't mention UV) filter, losing some of that sharpness you've gained.

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Re: Will you tweak your new 5D MARK III ???
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 04:54:17 PM »