Archive for: EOS 5D Mark III
The EOS 5D Mark III body is currently $2549 via BigValueInc on eBay.
EOS 5D Mark III Body $2549 (Save $950)
The EF 24-105 f/4L IS is currently $659 via BigValueInc on eBay.
EF 24-105 f/4L IS $659
*Note: If you’re worried about BVI and things such as warranty, please purchase the item from authorized dealers such as B&H Photo or Amazon. If you don’t mind less or slower support to save some money, then this sale is for you.
Smartphones to blame?
Canon sold 19% fewer digital cameras worldwide in the second quarter of 2013, compared to the same period last year – with demand for interchangeable-lens cameras falling 4%. However, Canon’s global imaging division sales revenue climbed 4.4%….
Sales of Canon compact cameras fell 26% worldwide from April-June 2013 in volume terms (year-on-year) but demand for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D DSLRs continued to grow and the EOS 700D ‘proved popular’ in Japan over the three months.
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From Magic Lantern
A video showing the difference between normal RAW and Dual ISO RAW can be seen below. Take a look at the shadow noise reduction in the Dual ISO RAW example, pretty remarkable. The person that made the video did so in a “worst case scenario” way, so your results should be dramatically better if you’re actually trying to make great video.
In case you missed it, this is part of Magic Lantern increasing the dynamic range of the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D by 3 stops using a dual ISO technique. You can read about it here.
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From Magic Lantern
The Magic Lantern team is letting the world know that they are at the beginning of a new function for the 5D Mark III and EOS 7D. Apparently they’ve figured out a way to boost dynamic range by 3 stops by using a new way of making a photograph by using ISO 100 for some of the vertical lines and ISO 1600 for the rest of it. Sounds wild to us, not sure how they’re doing that. There will be a process to combining the lines of 100/1600 ISO to give you the full resolution file.
From Alex at ML
- Works for both photos and raw videos on Canon EOS 5D Mark III. On Canon EOS 7D, photo only (since it can’t do raw video).
- What are the benefits? more dynamic range (less shadow noise).
- The functionality was not really in Canon firmware, but in the chip that samples the sensor. Canon firmware does not make any use of it (they just set both ISO “registers” to the same value). It was implemented on the hardware side though (and that’s why it works only on these 2 cameras, because only they have two ISO amplifiers).
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Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS Bundle
- Canon EOS 6D Body
- Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS
- Canon Pixma Pro-100 Printer
- Pack of Photo Paper
- SanDisk 16gb SD Card
- $1999 after $400 mail-in rebate
Canon EOS 6D Bundle at B&H Photo $1999 (after mail-in rebate)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Bundle
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body
- Canon Pixma Pro-100 Body
- Pack of Photo Paper
- SanDisk 64gb SD Card
- $2899 after $400 mail-in rebate
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Bundle at B&H Photo $2899 (after mail-in rebate)
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Is the EF 24-105 f/4L IS Going Away?
The EF 24-70 f/4L IS will soon be kitted with the EOS 5D Mark III. I’m also hoping we’ll see it with the EOS 6D as well.
The release date for the new kit(s) is June 13, 2013.
As of writing this, we have no pricing. Expect to see some “white box” discounts on the EF 24-70 f/4L IS soon.
I haven’t heard anything in regards to the EF 24-105 f/4L IS getting discontinued, so I’d expect to see that lens in kits for some time to come.
EF 24-70 f/4L IS $1199
Magic Lantern is onto something…
There have been a lot of posts lately about Magic Lantern’s breakthrough enabling RAW video recording on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Below is an ISO test of the standard H.264 of the 5D3, and what the RAW video from Magic Lantern looks like. This was done by Dustin J Tolman.
The results are pretty remarkable and easy to see, this software is still in its early stages and will probably get a lot better over the next few months.
An ISO test comparing Canons H264 compression vs Magic Lantern’s 14 Bit RAW hack.
• First I converted the RAW files with ML’s raw2dng.
• Next I dragged the files into Photoshop which opened up Adobe Camera Raw.
• I selected the first image and used the auto white balance setting which got rid of the heavy magenta tone.
• Then I synchronized the additional files, and exported them as 16bit tiff files.
• First I tried to use QuickTime 7 to create an image sequence, but it render the video with incorrect color.
• So instead of QT I ended up using Final Cut Pro X to create an image sequence to a ProRes 422 HQ output.
Canon 5dmk3 @ F8
Canon 70-200 2.8L IS II @ 200mm
Music – Soundgiant
Read more about this test at Planet5D.com | EOS 5D Mark III at B&H Photo
Canon Deals at B&H Photo
B&H Photo has posted new rebates for various Canon camera bodies and kits. The following deals run until June 22, 2013. Some of the kits include extra goodies, as well as 2% rewards and free shipping within the USA.
London, UK, 14 May 2013 – Canon today announces the release of a new in-camera Picture Style pre-set for its range of EOS DSLRs. Created following direct feedback from video enthusiasts, the new Picture Style, called Video Camera X–series-look, enables users to capture EOS Movie footage with lower contrast levels, allowing for easier colour grading during post production processes.
Similar to that available in Canon’s range of X-series camcorders, the new Picture Style works by lowering colour saturation levels and contrast during filming. This makes it ideal for videographers during post production grading processes, especially if complementing with pre-existing footage shot with Canon’s X-series models, or alternatively for those who instantly want to add atmosphere to Full HD movies. In addition, the new Picture Style can also be applied to still images captured in RAW or JPEG formats.
The new Picture Style can be downloaded now from: http://software.canon-europe.com/
From Magic Lantern
Magic Lantern has unlocked RAW video recording in the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. From early reports the quality of the video files is pretty amazing and might be better than the C300 and definitely better than the BlackMagic Cinema Camera.
You can read about the workflow, see sample videos and more at EOSHD.
Read Mor at EOSHD | EOS 5D Mark III at B&H Photo