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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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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.1.3

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.1.3

New Firmware
Canon is issuing new firmware for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on June 19, 2012. No new features have been added to the camera. I’m told that is is coming at a later date.

Firmware Version 1.1.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Supports the single focal length EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens that is to be released at the end of June, 2012.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which an image may become underexposed when using the Auto Lighting Optimizer for continuous Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) shooting.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the backlight of the LCD monitor may not turn off depending on the camera settings and timing.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera’s power may not turn on when a super-telephoto lens*1) is mounted to the camera with an extender*2).
  5. - EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM / EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM
  6. - Extender EF 1.4X III / Extender EF 2X III
  7. Corrects mistakes in the Dutch, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish menu screens

Download Firmware 1.1.3 for the 5D Mark III at Canon USA

Thanks David

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5D Mark III Body & Kits in Stock at Norman Camera

More 5D Mark III’s
Norman Camera now has stock of the 5D Mark III in body and kit forms.

5D Mark III Body $3499 | 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $4299

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5D Mark III Body in Stock at B&H

New Stock
B&H has new stock of the body only for the 5D Mark III.

5D Mark III Body Only $3499 | 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $4299 

5D Mark III Body Only

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5D Mark III in Stock at B&H & Amazon

*UPDATE 2*
Amazon has stock of the 5D Mark III body only.

5D Mark III Body @ Amazon $3499 

From B&H
B&H has available stock of the 5D Mark III. It’s available in body only, as well as in the 24-105 f/4L IS kit.

5D Mark III Body Only $3499 | 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS Kit $4299

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BG-E11 in Stock Again at Norman Camera

Canon BG-E11
A new shipment of the BG-E11 battery grip for the 5D Mark III has arrived at Norman Camera. All preorders have been filled and they’re ready to ship.

Canon BG-E11 at Norman Camera $349

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5D Mark III Stock Levels

5D Mark III Stock Levels

More Soon
I’m told that B&H expects a new shipment of 5D Mark IIIs to arrive today or tomorrow as they are in transit. We should also hear of other retailers getting more shipments in the next few days as well. I’m not sure if it’s bodies and kits, or just kits alone.

5D Mark III at B&H: Body ($3499)  | Kit ($4299)

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Rebates & BG-E11 Shipping Updates

Canon Rebates Extended
The Canon rebate program that was set to expire at the end of May has been extended until the end of June. This is the double up savings program if you buy a camera body along with a lens. There are also instant rebates on lens purchases only.

The 5D Mark III isn’t found in stock in too many places, so at least you get an extra month if you’ve been waiting to take advantage of the rebate when buying a 5D3.

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Visit B&H for the rebate portal.

BG-E11 Shipping Everywhere
I’ve received notifications that B&H and Adorama have begun shipping the BG-E11 to preorder customers.

Sigma Lens Rebates
Sigma has rebates going on until July 31, 2012. Visit B&H for more.

Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Availability
Various smaller retailers have received lenses. I know of a couple of 500′s that appeared in Toronto, and I received my 600 today.

I know B&H is expecting a shipment this week, however there is a preorder wait list. They expect the first 2 shipments to cover what is already preordered. I am unsure about the status with Adorama.

B&H: 500 f/4L IS II | 600 f/4L IS II Adorama: EF 500 f/4L IS II | EF 600 f/4L IS II

If you’re a retailer and get a 500 or 600 in stock that isn’t spoken for, please let me know and I can let the readers of CR know.

5D Mark III Stock
Stock of the 5D Mark III is low at the moment. Shipments for the camera should start arriving near the end of this week. I’m waiting to hear from the large retailers.

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BG-E11 in Stock at Norman Camera

BG-E11 in Stock at Norman Camera

They have lots
Norman Camera in Michigan has lots of battery grips for the 5D Mark III in stock and ready to ship.

Canon BG-E11 at Norman Camera $349

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