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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop

From B&H
The slide down of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III pricing has begun. B&H Photo currently has the 5D Mark III body only listed at $3349 and the kit with the 24-105 f/4L IS at $4149. That’s a drop of $150 on both ways to buy the 5D3.

Canon 5D Mark III at B&H Body Only $3349 | EF 24-105 f/4L IS Kit $4149

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AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]

AF Point Color on the 5D Mark III & 1D X Update [CR2]

User preference known by Canon
I have been talking to various professionals about what they think about the black AF points on Canon’s new 61 point AF system. I have yet to find one that doesn’t have at least one issue with it.

A lot of people are finding it hard and/or impossible to see which AF point is selected when shooting in dark conditions, like a wedding reception. There are also people telling me they’re having trouble tracking birds in flight with the 1D X and the black AF points.

Solution
I have been told that Canon is aware users aren’t particularly happy with the way the AF points are displayed to the shooter. I’m told there is a “solution coming” that “may not be ideal for everyone”. There is no timetable for any firmware update as of yet.

Most users want the AF system to operate like the previous 1D camera did, always lit red when AF is engaged.

I’m posting this to lend my vote to the growing number of people that want some kind of fix. I had trouble last weekend with the 1D X and tracking birds myself.

More to come.

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5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama

5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama

Crazy Kit Deal from Adorama
Adorama has pieced together a crazy 5D Mark III starter kit. All the items are regularly $8450, but can be had for $6699.95 after discounts and rebates. Add it to cart to see all the savings.

  • Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM AF Lens
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
  • Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
  • Canon Backpack 200EG
  • Mini SoftBox Diffuser
  • 4 AA NiMH Batteries/Charger
  • Tiffen 77mm Filter Kit
  • Canon Pixma Pro9000 MII Printer

5D Mark III Kit at Adorama $6699.95

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The 5D Mark III & SD Memory Cards

The 5D Mark III & SD Memory Cards

From Jeff Cable
Photographer Jeff Cable has posted an article on his blog about some of the speed limititations associated with using SD cards in the new Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

From Jeff

Well…after some testing I have determined that, if you care at all about high speed shooting or clearing you buffer quickly, YOU DO NOT want to put a card in the SD slot. Why? Because, for some reason unbeknownst to me, Canon decided to build the 5D Mark III with one very fast CF slot which supports the newer UDMA7 protocol and a standard SD card slot which does NOT support the high speed standard (called UHS – for Ultra High Speed).

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5D Mark III & BG-E11 Stock Update

5D Mark III & BG-E11 Stock Update

Lots of 5D Mark III’s out there
B&H has notified us that they have the 5D Mark III back in stock.

From B&H
5D Mark III Body $3499 | 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $4299 | BG-E11 Battery Grip $349

From Norman Camera
Norman camera has the Canon BG-E11 battery grip for the 5D Mark III in stock, as well as the camera.

5D Mark III Body $3499 | 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $4299 | BG-E11 Battery Grip $349

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