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03/02/2012 11:44:27 AM · #26
"It's like a 5D Mark II, with all the things that make the 7D great."

Well, I'm still happy to own my 7D.
03/02/2012 11:56:15 AM · #27
Ive been waiting and waiting for this camera. Yes....I am in the market to get one of these. So very excited for all the improvements. Just need to announce now that I have a 5D for sale. :O)
03/02/2012 01:10:15 PM · #28
Originally posted by Brent_S:

And why did they release this new flash unit with radio capability without the receivers to go with it? Do you expect people to buy several of these very expensive flash units to work as a set Canon? I don't see Pocket Wizard becoming less popular with this announcement...


Exactly.

I can get radio E-TTL with Pocket Wizards for $200 to use with my existing 580/550/430/etc versus $600 for this new flash.
03/02/2012 01:42:05 PM · #29
Originally posted by njsabs:

Ive been waiting and waiting for this camera. Yes....I am in the market to get one of these. So very excited for all the improvements. Just need to announce now that I have a 5D for sale. :O)

Ha! I knew you had been very patient waiting for this model to come out Jen :) I'll look forward to seeing what this camera can do operated by someone as skillful as you then. Go for it- make me jealous! ;)
03/02/2012 02:11:24 PM · #30
Originally posted by Spork99:

Originally posted by Brent_S:

And why did they release this new flash unit with radio capability without the receivers to go with it? Do you expect people to buy several of these very expensive flash units to work as a set Canon? I don't see Pocket Wizard becoming less popular with this announcement...


Exactly.

I can get radio E-TTL with Pocket Wizards for $200 to use with my existing 580/550/430/etc versus $600 for this new flash.


I just bought my first Pocket Wizards (the new III...it's cheaper than the II!), and I have to agree. PW has been the market standard. It's like Playstation and those UMD movies played in the PSP.
03/02/2012 02:39:30 PM · #31
Some more sample shots taken at various ISO's on dpreview.com:

//www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/albums/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-low-light-iso-samples

I am looking at the results at ISO 3200 and 6400 in particular and if what I am seeing is really true, I must say they look incredible. I wonder if they did some noise reduction in post too or not. I just don't see much noise at all until it hits ISO 12800 and beyond. Click on each image twice to see higher resolution. With my Mark II, I would not dare to go over ISO 1600. Has canon really improved the ISO performance by 2 full stops with its new Mark III? That is what the first video on this page claims:

//blog.planet5d.com/2012/03/planet5d-video-summary-of-the-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-hands-on/

Message edited by author 2012-03-02 14:50:31.
03/02/2012 02:52:05 PM · #32
Originally posted by AllenP:

I am looking at the results at ISO 3200 and 6400 in particular and if what I am seeing is really true, I must say they look incredible.


They do look awfully damn good. Even up to ISO 12800 they look very clean. Of course, there are no 100% crops to compare, and these samples are downsized quite a bit. I'm really waiting until I can play with some RAW files in Lr. That will tell the tale.
I'm as much interested in the *character* of the noise as the amount. If it's fine-grained and has absent of banding artifacts, it will make me sit up and take notice. I know that Canon has taken some abuse on the 5DII banding, and I'm sure they paid attention to this.

ETA: I'm sure it will be weeks, perhaps a month or more before we really know how good the beast is. At that point I might ping Calumet and see whether they have any good deals going. When I bought the 5D, I got 12 months with no payment, no interest on my Calumet credit card. Spread that purchase price out over 12 months, it doesn't seem so painful!

Message edited by author 2012-03-02 14:57:28.
03/02/2012 03:00:28 PM · #33
Originally posted by AllenP:

Some more sample shots taken at various ISO's on dpreview.com:

//www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/albums/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-low-light-iso-samples

I am looking at the results at ISO 3200 and 6400 in particular and if what I am seeing is really true, I must say they look incredible. I wonder if they did some noise reduction in post too or not. I just don't see much noise at all until it hits ISO 12800 and beyond. Click on each image twice to see higher resolution. With my Mark II, I would not dare to go over ISO 1600. Has canon really improved the ISO performance by 2 full stops with its new Mark III? That is what the first video on this page claims:

//blog.planet5d.com/2012/03/planet5d-video-summary-of-the-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-hands-on/


Allen while I certainly may have different standards of Noise then you. I shot quite a bit at 6400 and 8000 ISO with my 1DMKIV and at 6400 with my 1DMKIII. I'm currently shooting Nikon and I have to tell you Noise concerns are a thing of the past with pro-sumer and pro level cameras. This is a shot with a 1DMKIV at 5000 ISO and landed in the top 5 of DPC. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1289/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_916448.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1289/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_916448.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' This is 12,800 with a D3s ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/45000-49999/45524/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_938878.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/45000-49999/45524/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_938878.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' sometimes you just have to get over pixel peeping and bump the ISO.
03/02/2012 03:05:30 PM · #34
I told the wife this morning that if she could find a week for our family in Cuba during March break, we should do it. How do you think it would go over if I just got this new camera instead?
03/02/2012 03:12:31 PM · #35
I always think a crucial think to remember about noise is how you are going to shoot. Are you increasing the ISO to increase shutter speed (which someone like MattO will do) or are you use the ISO range and noise quality for shooting in the dark? Personally I use the second more often (though shooting football now I appreciate the first as well) and the noise pictures that we get rarely tell the tale because they rarely include a lot of black (on purpose those marketing devils). The earlier posts of the aurora looked fairly good at 6400 but you could clearly see both color noise and luminance noise. Still, it looked as good as 3200 on the Mark II.

Message edited by author 2012-03-02 15:13:33.
03/02/2012 03:20:26 PM · #36
Originally posted by MattO:

Originally posted by AllenP:

Some more sample shots taken at various ISO's on dpreview.com:

//www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/albums/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-low-light-iso-samples

I am looking at the results at ISO 3200 and 6400 in particular and if what I am seeing is really true, I must say they look incredible. I wonder if they did some noise reduction in post too or not. I just don't see much noise at all until it hits ISO 12800 and beyond. Click on each image twice to see higher resolution. With my Mark II, I would not dare to go over ISO 1600. Has canon really improved the ISO performance by 2 full stops with its new Mark III? That is what the first video on this page claims:

//blog.planet5d.com/2012/03/planet5d-video-summary-of-the-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-hands-on/


Allen while I certainly may have different standards of Noise then you. I shot quite a bit at 6400 and 8000 ISO with my 1DMKIV and at 6400 with my 1DMKIII. I'm currently shooting Nikon and I have to tell you Noise concerns are a thing of the past with pro-sumer and pro level cameras. This is a shot with a 1DMKIV at 5000 ISO and landed in the top 5 of DPC. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1289/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_916448.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1289/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_916448.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' This is 12,800 with a D3s ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/45000-49999/45524/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_938878.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/45000-49999/45524/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_938878.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' sometimes you just have to get over pixel peeping and bump the ISO.


Those are super. It's amazing how far we have come in terms of ISO.
03/02/2012 03:21:52 PM · #37
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

I told the wife this morning that if she could find a week for our family in Cuba during March break, we should do it. How do you think it would go over if I just got this new camera instead?


Just tell her, you need to take "nicer" pictures of your vacation in Cuba and for that you will need a newer camera :)
03/02/2012 03:33:28 PM · #38
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by AllenP:

I am looking at the results at ISO 3200 and 6400 in particular and if what I am seeing is really true, I must say they look incredible.


They do look awfully damn good. Even up to ISO 12800 they look very clean. Of course, there are no 100% crops to compare, and these samples are downsized quite a bit. I'm really waiting until I can play with some RAW files in Lr. That will tell the tale.
I'm as much interested in the *character* of the noise as the amount. If it's fine-grained and has absent of banding artifacts, it will make me sit up and take notice. I know that Canon has taken some abuse on the 5DII banding, and I'm sure they paid attention to this.

ETA: I'm sure it will be weeks, perhaps a month or more before we really know how good the beast is. At that point I might ping Calumet and see whether they have any good deals going. When I bought the 5D, I got 12 months with no payment, no interest on my Calumet credit card. Spread that purchase price out over 12 months, it doesn't seem so painful!


And a good excuse to visit chicago
03/02/2012 03:43:18 PM · #39
would anyone like to buy a kidney or a liver maybe a lung? only 30 years and 1 week on the clock

haha i'll be getting a mk2 if the price drops down a little now then :)
03/02/2012 04:35:43 PM · #40
So... now I just have to wait 6 months and get it for current 5D II prices (I'm sure it won't be staying at rrp for long, they never do).
03/02/2012 04:47:11 PM · #41
Originally posted by HawkinsT:

So... now I just have to wait 6 months and get it for current 5D II prices (I'm sure it won't be staying at rrp for long, they never do).


Good luck with that ;-)

In general, I think that rapid price drops from the introductory price are a thing of the past. I remember when the original 5D was released, the price was $3299 USD, and by 9 months later it was more like $2700. The 5D Mk II, OTOH, did not drop in price nearly so much. If you look at street prices at introduction and 6 to 9 months later, I think you'll see that in recent years there has not been a big percentage drop.
Now, if sales are slow (they misjudged the market) then things may be different.

03/02/2012 04:47:46 PM · #42
Originally posted by kirbic:

They do look awfully damn good. Even up to ISO 12800 they look very clean. Of course, there are no 100% crops


Btw, I just noticed that the original shots are available to download for each image. Under each image after you have clicked on them, there is a link called "original". Just click on it and download the original ones for closer inspection, if you are interested.

//www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/albums/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-low-light-iso-samples

03/02/2012 05:13:24 PM · #43
Yep, I took a peek at the ISO 100 and ISO 12800 files and compared color channels side-by-side. The 12800 file actually looks pretty darn good. Very good looking noise, what there is of it.
These are JPEGs and there will be some in-camera funny business, though. I will make my final judgment when I can poke at RAW files. Still, damn nice looking files.
03/02/2012 05:54:30 PM · #44
Canon is marketing that the noise at ISO 6400 on the M3 is comparable to ISO 1600 on the M2 (a two stop difference). This is an improvement I can appreciate.
03/02/2012 07:29:25 PM · #45
Originally posted by macpapas:

Canon is marketing that the noise at ISO 6400 on the M3 is comparable to ISO 1600 on the M2 (a two stop difference). This is an improvement I can appreciate.

It's a marketing "claim".

Image1 is ISO800 and looks noisy to me.

//web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos5dmk3/

Message edited by author 2012-03-02 19:29:56.
03/02/2012 07:55:29 PM · #46
The mark II is a great camera. I mostly use it, with my 500 f4 L IS to shoot birds. For most situations, it has been great. But when the birds get erratic, the autofocus can let me down. Leading to oof images. Unfortunate, as these images are often the peak of action. But alas that old autofocus system! So for me, the mark III looks great! Hugely improved autofocus is a real plus to me. It seems the responsiveness of the camera is improved too. Less shutter lag and black out. Along with 6 fps. Not blazing but nice. I'm a big stickler of noise, sorry.... Usually staying at iso 800 or under. So an added performance in image quality, is another big plus to me.
So looking it all over, I took the plunge and called Henry's. preordered up a mark III and booster. So now it's just to wait. Get the call, go test it out. Then most likely pay for it and take it home.
Then sell the markII. Ahhh, good times....

03/04/2012 05:51:22 AM · #47
Canon 5D Mark III Hands-on First Impression (DigitalRevTV)
03/04/2012 08:00:57 AM · #48
Canon 5D Mark III

- Auto focus is faster than 550 horse power Ferrari
- 1,258 AF points, nothing missed on the face to focus, including a piece of meet stuck between her teeth
- ISO 3 million 40 thousand... You sure can take wedding photos, in a closet with no light, either bride and groom wants you there while they're banging or not.
- 100 Frame Per second to see a car flipping in the air and expression of the driver while ejecting from the car... don't miss a millisecond of it
- SHD (Super HD) movie option with AF... Oscar Guaranteed results. On the dial, there is a "Porn" option to avoid sweat on the view finder.
- 67 thousand menu option. You can adjust everything and everything in it with very sensitive measurements... yet, camera does it all for you automatically if you select "A"
- Radar detector. Finally someone thought about that. Just put the camera on your dashboard, and stop those speed tickets.
- WiFi option to send text messages from one camera to any phone.
- 23 inch screen in the back to chimp around much easier.
- Touchscreen image editor. You can get rid of all the hair on her face, before it gets out of the camera.
- Toaster option with Jelly dispenser next to 5 built in memory card holder.
- Comes in 8 colors, including pink and shit color

Remember, they all are thinking about YOU photographers ;)

******************
Sarcasm is not for Canon only, but all new cameras coming out every other month now. This is a pee contest, who can pee farther. Love your current camera and learn how to take good photos instead.

Message edited by author 2012-03-04 08:10:03.
03/04/2012 09:36:20 AM · #49
when i saw you'd posted in here i was hoping and expecting an "its not as good as my old nikon..." style post but alas nope..... :)
03/04/2012 10:08:22 AM · #50
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

Canon 5D Mark III

- Auto focus is faster than 550 horse power Ferrari
- 1,258 AF points, nothing missed on the face to focus, including a piece of meet stuck between her teeth
- ISO 3 million 40 thousand... You sure can take wedding photos, in a closet with no light, either bride and groom wants you there while they're banging or not.
- 100 Frame Per second to see a car flipping in the air and expression of the driver while ejecting from the car... don't miss a millisecond of it
- SHD (Super HD) movie option with AF... Oscar Guaranteed results. On the dial, there is a "Porn" option to avoid sweat on the view finder.
- 67 thousand menu option. You can adjust everything and everything in it with very sensitive measurements... yet, camera does it all for you automatically if you select "A"
- Radar detector. Finally someone thought about that. Just put the camera on your dashboard, and stop those speed tickets.
- WiFi option to send text messages from one camera to any phone.
- 23 inch screen in the back to chimp around much easier.
- Touchscreen image editor. You can get rid of all the hair on her face, before it gets out of the camera.
- Toaster option with Jelly dispenser next to 5 built in memory card holder.
- Comes in 8 colors, including pink and shit color

Remember, they all are thinking about YOU photographers ;)

******************
Sarcasm is not for Canon only, but all new cameras coming out every other month now. This is a pee contest, who can pee farther. Love your current camera and learn how to take good photos instead.


Nice one.
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