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marekjoz

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #75 on: April 12, 2012, 08:50:48 PM »
Many other photographers have commented that the 5DIII routinely underexposes by about 2/3 of a stop. That also is not comforting.

Underexposing 1/3 - 2/3 of a stop, as with chrome film, is actually preferable in order to protect the highlights.


Exposure should be dead accurate, regardless of what is preferable.

Doesn't it lead to the green zone?
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #75 on: April 12, 2012, 08:50:48 PM »

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #76 on: April 12, 2012, 08:55:10 PM »

Doesn't it lead to the green zone?

No, It leads to the DANGER ZONE!

marekjoz

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #77 on: April 12, 2012, 09:04:35 PM »

Doesn't it lead to the green zone?

No, It leads to the DANGER ZONE!

I'm already afraid  :o
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #78 on: April 12, 2012, 09:31:24 PM »
Of the problems we have heard rumors about, only the light leak issue seems like it could lead to a recall.

I cannot see recalling for a firmware upgrade or for a fix to DPP.

The light leak issue is apparently real, although I'm not sure how serious it is. I have used my 5D III outdoors for maybe around 100 shots.  I did not notice any tendency to underexpose. Rest of my use has been in the studio with all manual exposure using my flash light meter.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #79 on: April 12, 2012, 09:34:00 PM »
If there is a new firmware for the 5D3, or a new version of DPP, there is absolutely no need to have a recall. Such software updates can be downloaded and installed easily by the user. I tend to think that this "delay" is due to something else than a new firmware or software.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #80 on: April 12, 2012, 09:44:45 PM »
It seems there are at least 4 problems this delay could be addressing that I've either seen first-hand or read about...
- Light leak
- 200/2 noise
- Error 80
- Underexposure (maybe related to Light leak)
Edit: Add front focusing with outer AF points wide angle lenses to this list of potential issues worthy of a fix
« Last Edit: April 12, 2012, 10:07:09 PM by VirtualRain »
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #81 on: April 12, 2012, 09:47:56 PM »
Of the problems we have heard rumors about, only the light leak issue seems like it could lead to a recall.

I cannot see recalling for a firmware upgrade or for a fix to DPP.

The light leak issue is apparently real, although I'm not sure how serious it is. I have used my 5D III outdoors for maybe around 100 shots.  I did not notice any tendency to underexpose. Rest of my use has been in the studio with all manual exposure using my flash light meter.

I highly doubt its regarding the Light Leak.  My 5D2's exhibit the EXACT same behavior as the "Light Leak" in the 5D3.  No recall was done on the 5D2. 

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #81 on: April 12, 2012, 09:47:56 PM »

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #82 on: April 12, 2012, 09:52:26 PM »
Of the problems we have heard rumors about, only the light leak issue seems like it could lead to a recall.

I cannot see recalling for a firmware upgrade or for a fix to DPP.

The light leak issue is apparently real, although I'm not sure how serious it is. I have used my 5D III outdoors for maybe around 100 shots.  I did not notice any tendency to underexpose. Rest of my use has been in the studio with all manual exposure using my flash light meter.

I highly doubt its regarding the Light Leak.  My 5D2's exhibit the EXACT same behavior as the "Light Leak" in the 5D3.  No recall was done on the 5D2.

I think the same. Although in 5d3 it may have more influence as in dark places 5d3 might be more often used.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Recall?
« Reply #83 on: April 12, 2012, 10:34:37 PM »
Here's the even more likely order of sequence:

1)  Canon corporate issues press release
2)  Craig splashes it over the internet 29 seconds after the announcement
3)  You find out on this forum 3 minutes later.
3a) You call CPS immediately and they have no idea what you're talking about.
3b) You call CPS 5 minutes later and they have no idea what you're talking about.
3c) You call CPS 30 minutes later and they have no idea what you're talking about.
3d) You call CPS 4 hours later and they have no idea what you're talking about.
3e) You call CPS 1 day later and they have no idea what you're talking about.

4)  A CPS rep calls you 2 days after that.

 :P :P

pretty much like Apple, you go to a genius bar and they still can't figure out what's wrong. :-[

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #84 on: April 12, 2012, 10:56:26 PM »
I think its to address some of the serious issues some copies are experiencing
such as the one I returned, I would rather wait longer for a replacement that actually works
properly rather than risk getting another one that doesnt work
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #85 on: April 12, 2012, 11:00:20 PM »

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #86 on: April 13, 2012, 12:20:02 AM »
How would this help Magic Lentern?  Is the fact Canon releasing a new firmward helping them in anyway to "hack" the system as they say?

In theory, you can reverse engineer the update to figure out some of what's needed to produce your own firmware version. However since Magic Lantern doesn't directly change the firmware, instead choosing to load off the card on each startup, its unlikely to be of much help.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #87 on: April 13, 2012, 02:40:35 AM »
It probably lets them figure out some of the procedures of injecting new code into the camera. In any case, whatever the reason, one of the Magic Lantern guys stated that they need to wait for the first firmware update to begin work on it.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #87 on: April 13, 2012, 02:40:35 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Recall?
« Reply #88 on: April 13, 2012, 05:16:13 AM »
Here's the even more likely order of sequence:

1)  Canon corporate issues press release
2)  Craig splashes it over the internet 29 seconds after the announcement
3)  You find out on this forum 3 minutes later.
3a) You call CPS immediately and they have no idea what you're talking about.
3b) You call CPS 5 minutes later and they have no idea what you're talking about.
3c) You call CPS 30 minutes later and they have no idea what you're talking about.
3d) You call CPS 4 hours later and they have no idea what you're talking about.
3e) You call CPS 1 day later and they have no idea what you're talking about.

4)  A CPS rep calls you 2 days after that.

 :P :P

Obviously both of you got it wrong:

1)  Craig splashes it over the internet BEFORE the announcement
2)  You find out on this forum 3 minutes later.
3)  Canon corporate issues press release


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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #89 on: April 13, 2012, 05:38:20 AM »
It probably lets them figure out some of the procedures of injecting new code into the camera. In any case, whatever the reason, one of the Magic Lantern guys stated that they need to wait for the first firmware update to begin work on it.

Exactly! please stay tuned

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #89 on: April 13, 2012, 05:38:20 AM »