Archive for: EOS 5D Mark III
From Adorama, B&H Photo and Amazon
Adorama has a few great deals today that will not last long. Most notable the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body and kit with the EF 24-105 f/4L IS. You can see the deals once you proceed to checkout.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body via Adorama $2699 | Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kit via Adorama $3239
Amazon is now selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2699.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body via Amazon $2699
Adorama and B&H Photo also have a deal on the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, and this one won’t last long. The lens is $1699 after both an instant and mail-in rebate.
EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo | EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at Adorama
via BigValueInc & ebay
BigValueInc (99.2% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2689, and the EF 24-105 f/4L IS white box for $672. Both have limited quantities once again.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2689 | Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $672
Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has posted two articles about the buying experience with BigValueInc. You can read them here and here.
If you ever have an issue with any transaction that’s posted on this web site, please let me know. I can usually get a resolution that will make the buyer happy.
You can see other current deals on our Holiday Buying Deals page.
The story below has some good information in regards to the EOS 5D Mark III and some third party batteries. Not all of them are created equal, and a few companies will support you in making sure you get batteries that are 100% compatible.
When Canon upgraded the firmware of the 5D Mark III to 1.2.2/1.2.3 they killed some of the functionality of aftermarket batteries.
- Each time you put a battery in it required you to acknowledge “Communication with the battery is irregular” and the camera would not register it.
My contact at Canon explained this was an effort to cut out counterfeit batteries claiming to be Canon batteries. I explained to him the 3rd party batteries I used were clearly NOT labeled Canon and in addition contained a chip to allow it to communicate properly. My contact explained that Canon would probably never make a change backwards on this situation.
Third party battery error messages.
Jon contacted the vendor that makes the batteries he likes: Maxtek/YoKool, they advised him that they now have a new battery that is 100% compatible to the new firmware. The new batteries he got directly from them do not have the communications issue and they will register with the camera.
Maxtek/YoKool only sells these batteries through Amazon. Maxtek/YoKool advises at least for the moment (until Amazon stocks reduce and have the new batteries) to make sure to order the batteries directly from them, not use the Amazon fulfilled link: See the correct batteries here.
No big megapixel camera?
NL has posted that a known source has told them that there would be no big megapixel camera coming in 2014. There will be 2 new pro level cameras announced, however the EOS-1 line would remain unified.
One of the new models (1D X replacement?) would see a “modest bump” in resolution and have a split pixel sensor. It would have a slight body shape change which would be the same as a new EOS-1D C camera. The full frame lineup would remain EOS-1D X/EOS-1D C/EOS 5D/EOS 6D.
I’m definitely not sold on this idea, too many mentions of large megapixel cameras in testing for something not to come. With Sony and Nikon moving beyond 35mp, it’s going to be important for Canon to have some kind of studio solution if they’re not going into the medium format segment.
Two new full frame cameras coming?
We see talk of two new full frame cameras coming in 2014 with availability in the early part of 2015. It’s mentioned that the EOS 5D Mark III would move up the spec ladder once again, but wouldn’t be the camera for “total image quality”. That would be saved for studio based EOS-1 body that is coming next year.
There is no chance of an EOS-3D according to this report. Although medium format is “still an option”. This information apparently comes from a higher end dealer presentation that occurred in Japan.
This is the first mention we’ve seen for an EOS 5D Mark IV. If two new full frame cameras are on the horizon and one is an EOS-1DXs type of body, what could the other one be? I’m willing to wager the EOS 6D won’t be replaced before the EOS 5D Mark III or EOS-1D X.
I assume he above report doesn’t consider the Cinema EOS branded EOS-1D C as one of the “full frame” cameras.
From B&H Photo
B&H Photo is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2999 for a very limited time. We expect the deal to end in the next 24 hours. B&H Photo includes a 32gb SD card, a monopod, a camera bag and an extra third party LP-E6 battery in the sale.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body Bundle $2999 at B&H Photo
Amazon is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2999 for a limited time.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2999 at Amazon
From B&H Photo
If you hadn’t noticed, B&H Photo currently has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2999 (reg. $3399) when added to your cart. There is also a bunch of free accessories, free USA shipping and 4% rewards.
- SanDisk 32GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
- Watson LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
- Canon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag
- Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body at B&H Photo $2999
Canon USA to start selling the new kit
Canon USA will start selling the EOS 5D Mark III w/24-70 f/4L IS kit next month (November 2, 2013). The MSRP will be $4299.
Is this the beginning of the end for the EF 24-105 f/4L IS?
Source: [Canon] via [TDP]
EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.3
Firmware Version 1.2.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the flash may not fire depending on the timing of when the shutter button is pressed.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value may change.*
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may show a line of false color along boundaries of high contrast.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the histogram of a LiveView image is incorrectly displayed when an HDMI cable is connected.
- Enables the brightness of the camera’s LCD monitor to be adjusted even when an HDMI cable is connected.
- * The phenomenon listed in 2 was addressed with Firmware Version 1.2.1, and has been further improved with Firmware Version 1.2.3.
Firmware Version 1.2.3 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
Download: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.3