Archive for: EOS 5D Mark III
B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS for $3699. That is a $400 savings.
Also included free in the sale are the following items:
- Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Camera Shoulder Bag
- SanDisk 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme Pro 600x UDMA
- Pearstone LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V 1450mAh)
- $145.83 Total Value
You have to add the kit to your cart to see the discounted price.
Buy the EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS Bundle for $3699
The deal has sold out, but still available for $2886 shipped from the same seller.
Big Value Inc has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2499 via eBay.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2499 via eBay
From BigValue Inc
Big Value Inc. is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2886 shipped (US Only).
Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2886 Shipped via eBay
There has been a lot of questions wondering when Canon will release a firmware update similar to the EOS-1D X that adds the blinking red AF point when in AI servo mode. While I figured they were working on it, I wasn’t quite sure why it hadn’t been brought to market or included with the announced and upcoming firmware update.
This is a direct quote of what I have been told:
They are testing that at the moment but don’t know if it is possible to implement. The former system had a different type of focusing screen and it was easy to handle because it had no reflection in the viewfinder. The new system, with the LCD screen inside the viewfinder is reflecting the red light back and this can affect the light metering system. In the EOS-1D X, the viewfinder box is bigger than in EOS 5D Mark III, which aids in making it possible and workable. In the EOS-1D X they alternate red illumination and metering, and this is why there is the red blinking. With the EOS 5D Mark III, they are testing it but they are not sure if they can make it operate in the same way.
This sounds logical enough, and it’s good to know they are trying to implement it.
5D Mark III at Norman (Body | Kit), B&H (Body | Kit) Amazon (Body | Kit), Adorama (Body | Kit)
Things just got a bit more pricey
Canon is starting the enforcement of their MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) pricing rules today. Some camera bodies and lenses will see an immediate increase in their base price. Below are a few examples of the price increases, not including the current rebate program that expires on November 24, 2012.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III $3,499.00 from $3,149.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/ EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS $4299.00 from $3949.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II $2,199.00 from $2,099.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II w/ EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS $2,999 from $2,899.00
Canon EOS 7D $1,499.00 from $1,457.00
Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Kit $1,899.00 from $1,699.00
There are a lot more examples through the Canon lineup. It’s going to be quite important to take advantage of rebate programs, as retailers are going to be unable to give their own deals via web sites. We may also see a lot more bundle deals coming down the pipe to add value to a purchase. Use our Pricewatch pages, and if you see a lower price somewhere, you should probably jump on it immediately, as it may not last long.
B&H has dropped the price on the EOS 5D Mark II and the EOS 5D Mark III.
EOS 5D Mark II Body – $1699 (Down from $1799) at B&H
EOS 5D Mark III Body – $2994 (Down from $3459) at B&H
Not included in the April update?
I’m wondering aloud if we’ll see the blinking red AF point firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark III before April?
Maybe the recent clean HDMI out software from Magic Lantern forced their hand.
NEW FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR CANON EOS 5D MARK III DIGITAL SLR CAMERA PROVIDES UNCOMPRESSED HDMI OUTPUT SUPPORT AND IMPROVED AF PERFORMANCE
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 23, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera that significantly improves the camera’s performance and usability. In response to requests from professionals working in the fields of cinema and television production, the firmware update enables the use of uncompressed HDMI Output support, making possible more efficient video editing and monitoring procedures. Additionally, the upgrade supports the advanced needs of photographers through improved AF performance when capturing still images.
Uncompressed HDMI Output Support
When shooting video, HDMI Output makes possible the recording of high-definition uncompressed video data (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) from the EOS 5D Mark III to an external recorder via the camera’s HDMI terminal. This, in turn, facilitates the editing of video data with minimal image degradation for greater on-site workflow efficiency during motion picture and video productions. Additionally, video being captured can be displayed on an external monitor, enabling real-time, on-site monitoring of high-definition video during shooting.
Improved AF Functionality
Even when the EOS 5D Mark III is equipped with an extender and lens making possible a maximum aperture of f/8, the firmware update supports AF employing the camera’s central cross-type points (currently compatible with maximum apertures up to f/5.6). Accordingly, the update will allow users to take advantage of AF when shooting distant subjects, benefitting sports and nature photographers, particularly when using telephoto lenses.
The new firmware update will be available, at no charge, in April 2013 from the Canon U.S.A. website and can be downloaded by end users or through Canon Factory Service Centers.
5D Mark III at B&H (Body | Kit) Amazon (Body | Kit), Adorama (Body | Kit)
Win a PowerShot G1 X This Friday
If you enter the contest below, you will automatically be eligible to win a PowerShot G1 X this Friday. If you have already entered to win the 5D Mark III kit, you will automatically be entered into the G1 X giveaway.
Click here to enter the contest.
From Norman Camera
Norman Camera is one of Canon Rumors biggest supporters, and have launched a Facebook “Like” contest for a 5D Mark III kit. All you have to do is “Like” their Facebook page and sit back and wait to win.
What’s up for Grabs?
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body
- Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS Lens
- Manfrotto MVK502AM Pro Video Tripod & Fluid Head
- Thinktank Camera Bag
*Contest only open to US residents.
From OneRiver Media
The folks at OneRiver Media decided to compare the EF model of the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. They put both cameras through a battery of tests to compare sharpness, dynamic range, lowlight performance as well as a few others.
OneRiver recommends that you download the video to your computer, as they weren’t completely happy with the compression on Vimeo. Although, even the compressed file shows the differences in the two cameras pretty easily.
After several DAYS of trying to upload this video to Vimeo, we’ve ultimately had to reduce the bit-rate compression down to 18mbps (Vimeo recommends 5mbps, ha!), which is down from our minimum quality level of 40mbps. This means the SOURCE file you can download will also inhibit some amount of compression blocking and smearing, even in the Cinema Camera footage, which doesn’t originally exist in our ProRes master file. We’ve tried EVERYTHING, multiple types of uploads, different encoding methods, you name it. This is as best as it will get unless someone can host our 40mbps H.264 file (about 3GB) on their server that the world can download from.
Although the downloadable source file is a little better than the streaming version, it still doesn’t compare to the original ProRes source file which imposes no banding, compression artifacts, or chrominance sub-sampling (down from 4:4:4 to H.264′s 4:2:0 space). Please keep this in mind when viewing.
Unfortunately Vimeo only allows 100 downloads per day, so check back to download the 2GB file if the queue is filled. And remember to always watch in FULL 1080 HD or you will have added scaling and moiré issues on some of the tests than what is already been added by Vimeo and our horrid bit-rate restrictions.
Background: This video compares the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera and the Canon 5D Mark III in several tests. This includes dynamic range, sharpness, pushing levels, banding, artifacts, rolling shutter, chromakeying, wide/telephoto lengths, DOF (depth of field), low light, macro blocking, contrast, and more.
Thanks for watching. Hope this is as informative for you as it was for me making it.
Source: [Planet5D] via [OneRiver Media]