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5DIII SDK May be released next week
« on: May 18, 2012, 12:28:51 PM »
Reikan Focal just announced they got word from Canon that the 5DIII SDK may get released around the middle of next week.  Cant find any confirmation of that yet.

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5DIII SDK May be released next week
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Re: 5DIII SDK May be released next week
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 12:41:12 PM »
Reikan Focal just announced they got word from Canon that the 5DIII SDK may get released around the middle of next week.  Cant find any confirmation of that yet.

Possibly also to include SDK for 1DX

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 08:40:08 PM »
That fits the time frame Canon gave out a couple of months ago.

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 08:43:22 PM »
Is this what capture one and Lightroom developers have been waiting for to add tethering support?

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 08:48:14 PM »
Is this what capture one and Lightroom developers have been waiting for to add tethering support?

Likely yes. Also what FoCal has been waiting on to give us the full auto-MFA stuff.
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Re: 5DIII SDK May be released next week
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 02:38:50 AM »
Sorry to sound dumb, but what is SDK, and what does it do that the normal 5D3 doesn't?

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 03:01:44 AM »
Sorry to sound dumb, but what is SDK, and what does it do that the normal 5D3 doesn't?


SDK is Software Development Kit.
Basically, it allows software developers to do things to the camera while it's plugged into a PC via usb.
In short, you don't need it.

But software like Lightroom and Capture One, to use the the 5D3 in tethered-mode (like you can do with Canon software already, whatever it's called), or for the Reikan FoCal auto-AFMA software to do its thing.
So you may not need it, but you're more likely to use some software that couldn't be made without it.

Still, once the SDK is released it could be anything from a week or two of testing to a few months of full software development before we see anything based on it...
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 03:01:44 AM »