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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Recall?
« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2012, 04:32:49 PM »
my local vendor went from some kits and open box body in stock to none today.

http://www.cameta.com/index.cfm?fa=display.search&page=1&keywords=5d%20mark%20iii

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Recall?
« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2012, 04:32:49 PM »

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« Reply #61 on: April 12, 2012, 04:33:26 PM »
IS sound issue with the 200 & 800mm perhaps.

Maybe, but 800/5.6 and 200/2 owners are few so I doubt a camera wide re-call.

No matter how few owners there are, if that problem exists and it's a mechanical problem that needs to be fixed in the camera, they have to recall everything out there right?  It doesn't make sense to me if they just recall from those who have the lenses in question.  So you'd prefer to send in yours later when you plan to get 200 f/2 IS ?   :o

No, I have the 200/2 now.  Your point is valid though, they'd have to fix them all, not just a few.   There is no way for Canon to contact each owner, they don't know who we are, in more ways than one.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Recall?
« Reply #62 on: April 12, 2012, 05:55:37 PM »
I can't think of any actual issues with the camera, though. Only two, unlikely, things come to mind as possibilities:

1. The finish seems to be very easily damaged. Mine has scratches on the bottom from the mere act of setting it down on concrete.

2. Maybe the sensor isn't performing up to snuff. Could be the low ISO pattern noise, or the high ISO amp noise.

Pure speculation on my part. Nothing else has been an issue, that I'm aware of. The "light leak" is the biggest non-issue in the world.

removing the second AA filter after seeing all those posts on the video forums :D

adding tons of video features in firmware that it should've had to begin with :D

but probably it's just for some mundane thing

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« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2012, 06:00:20 PM »
but probably it's just for some mundane thing

Probably the internal timer is off slightly so recording 29 mins 59 seconds actually resuts in 30 mins 0 seconds of video.
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #64 on: April 12, 2012, 06:08:30 PM »
Should they issue a new firmware already, this would show great responsiveness on Canon part.  I think this would be good news...
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #65 on: April 12, 2012, 06:32:23 PM »
Hi,

A few days ago I post a comment about my 5d mark III having problems and some people told me I was crazy.

The problem is the camera underexpose the images, if I want to take a picture with an average exposure 0ev I have to set my camera to +2/3 or +1.0 stop.

could be a firmware problem
could be a hardware

yesterday I sent my camera back for a refund, and I was planing to order a new one today (is faster than an exchange) but now I think I will wait to see how this end.



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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #66 on: April 12, 2012, 06:45:45 PM »
I too was going to upgrade my 5DII soon. Now I'll just wait to see what's going on.

The light leak issue is real, at least to the point that a light on the LCD does move the meter, and it is reproducible. That's not very comforting when it comes time to decide on spending almost $4000 on a new body. I tested my 5DII and 60D, and they were not affected.

Many other photographers have commented that the 5DIII routinely underexposes by about 2/3 of a stop. That also is not comforting.

Remember, the 5DII had a "black spot" issue when it was first released. It only really mattered in Astro photography, but Canon fixed that. They also modified the 24-105 f4L soon after production. If there is a significant issue with the 5DIII, I expect Canon will address it.

I'm not leaving Canon, but at $3500, I hope to be wowed and not worried.
Anyway, I'll wait for the full review from DPR now, and for an answer on what's going on with this "recall" if it is a recall.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #66 on: April 12, 2012, 06:45:45 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Recall?
« Reply #67 on: April 12, 2012, 07:04:55 PM »
Hi All

Maybe they discovered as some did on launch day it's missing about 12 megapixels

Do us all a favor and leave this forum. This used to a place where constructive conversations were held. Now it's filled with ignored flamers.

Oh please. Lighten up or do us all a favour and leave this forum. We are only allowed constructive comments and no humour? Truth to be told, 95% of the contributions are noise; live with it. At least this one was funny.
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Well you arent ignoring the "ignored flamers" are you?
It is possible to have constructive conversations with humor... well for those capable of humor anyways...
 

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #68 on: April 12, 2012, 07:18:48 PM »

Many other photographers have commented that the 5DIII routinely underexposes by about 2/3 of a stop. That also is not comforting.

Oh please... Have you shot with any other Canon bodies? I have shot with quite a few... Xsi, T1i, 7D, 5Dc, 5D2 and now 5D3... They ALL have required +1/3 to +2/3 EC no matter what.

It is not a new thing.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2012, 07:19:06 PM »
I believe this firmware was already planned at launch because the GPS unit (which CR has said has late April availbility) isn't compatible with the 5D Mark III without it!

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/gps_receivers/gps_receiver_gp_e2#Features

"*The EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D require a firmware upgrade to be compatible with the GPS Receiver GP-E2, which will be available soon."

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #70 on: April 12, 2012, 07:47:58 PM »
Should they issue a new firmware already, this would show great responsiveness on Canon part.  I think this would be good news...

Not to mention, an early and welcomed starting position for the Magic Lantern team.  8)

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« Reply #71 on: April 12, 2012, 07:50:22 PM »
I just went to Beach Camera and this is what it states;

Our offices will be closed for the Passover holiday this Thursday and Friday. We will reopen on Sunday, April 15th. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your continued patronage.
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« Reply #72 on: April 12, 2012, 08:30:13 PM »
Should they issue a new firmware already, this would show great responsiveness on Canon part.  I think this would be good news...

Not to mention, an early and welcomed starting position for the Magic Lantern team.  8)

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?
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
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« Reply #73 on: April 12, 2012, 08:33:11 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.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #74 on: April 12, 2012, 08:38:01 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. 

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS 5D Mark III Stock Delayed? [CR1]
« Reply #74 on: April 12, 2012, 08:38:01 PM »