Lensrentals.com posted today their assessment of the 5D Mark III light leak fix, based on a new set of bodies that have been shipped by Canon. Naturally, they opened it up to see the fix, and below is what they found. While not exactly elegant, the simple electrical tape apparently does the job blocking stray light from the LCD display from hitting the metering system. Many folks are in an uproar about this simple solution, but quite frankly, those folks need to just chill. I, for one, think the issue is completely over blown. Who goes around shooting with their lens cap on and their LCD lit up anyway? I can see how this would potentially be an issue for someone doing long exposure night photography with auto-metering, but I can’t say that I’ve ever auto-metered a night shot. I see the point people are making about this being a $3500 camera, and issues like this being unacceptable. And while I agree to some point, I’m still very much enjoying my 5D and don’t plan on sending it back.
From Canon USA: Canon USA will be launching new rebates starting on April 29, 2012. They will run through until June 2, 2012. This rebate program is a “double up” program. Your rebate will double if you purchase a 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 7D or 60D. For example, if you buy a 5D Mark III and a 14 f/2.8L II, the actual rebate would be $320.00.
The prices shown are current prices, rebate prices will be shown April 29th.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Jeff Ascough, one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, seems to have had his hands on a pre-production model of the new EOS 5D Mark III long enough to post a fairly extensive review. The following quote from Jeff sums it up quite nicely:
“So are there any negatives to owning this camera? Maybe just one. You will lose the ability to blame the camera for any shortcomings in your own photographic ability. The camera is what every Canon user has been waiting for and then some.”
Read Jeff’s full review.
Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f/4L Lens
In the mean time, Adorama.com has some great deals going for the 5D Mark II, which officially dropped in price.
It’s here! Well, almost. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has been announced, with many of the expected specs:
- 2MP full frame CMOS sensor
- ISO 100-25600 standard, 50-102,800 expanded
- 6 fps continuous shooting
- Shutter rated to 150,000 frames
- 1080p30 video recording, stereo sound via external mic
- 61 point AF system
- 63 zone iFCL metering system
- 100% viewfinder coverage
- 1040k dot 3:2 LCD
- Dual card slots for CF and SD
Several camera outlets already have it available for pre-order, get yours from Adorama or Amazon.com today!
Also, find the hand’s on preview at DPreview.com
It appears there’s a new 5D coming out, most likely being announced this Friday, March 2nd. I’m really stoked about this, as my 40D might be starting to fail. Going to need a new body soon, whether it’s the new 5D or something similar. Stay tuned, as soon as more information is posted, I’ll pass it along. Here are the current rumored specs:
- 61pt AF
- 100% VF
- 3.2″ LCD
- Dual CF/SD Card Slots
- Price: Around $3500 USD
Speaking of my failing camera… if you enjoy my photos and would like to keep my art dreams alive, please consider contributing to my camera fund! Thanks in advance!!
Well, Canon finally announced the long awaited and much anticipated 5D Mark II Digital SLR. This camera has some fantastic new features that make me foam at the mouth..
Here’s a short list:
- 21.1 MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor
- 1080p HD Video!
- Digic IV processor
- 14-bit A/D
- 3.9 fps continuous shooting
- Improved weather sealing
- 3″ 920,000 dot high resolution LCD
- 50-25600 ISO (w/ expansion enabled)
- Live View with face detection
- Higher capacity battery
- AF micro-adjustment for up to 20 lenses
- Sensor dust reduction
- the list goes on….
All this and more for a palatable price of $2700! The camera should be available for purchase sometime in November. DPReview.com has posted a preview of the camera here.
Also recently announced was the Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR, which I’m somewhat disappointed came out just 12 months after the release of the EOS 40D, which I purchased. While I’m very happy with the 40D’s performance, it is somewhat aggravating that many of the features introduced in the 50D should have been included in the 40D.
Well, I just pre-ordered my Canon 40D Digial SLR Camera from Amazon. It looks like the demand is high, but they’re estimating a pretty reasonable shipping date for me. Hopefully they make good on that estimate!
Canon today announced the long anticipated 40D DSLR. This camera has been on my wish list for a while now, and boasts a slew of exciting new features, including:
- 10.1 MP APS-C sensor
- Digic III processor
- Integrated Sensor Cleaning System
- Improved 9-point auto focus
- 3 inch LCD screen
- 6.5 frame per second shooting
- Custom shooting modes
- And a whole lot more…
The camera starts shipping sometime next month, but can be pre-ordered on Amazon. I know I’ll be ordering mine shortly!
So many gadgets, so little time!! Canon released the brand new EOS 30D Digital SLR camera. 8.2 Megapixels, Digic II processor, 2.5 in. LCD screen, 3-5 frame per second shooting, 9 segment auto focus, the list of features goes on. Anyone want to buy my 10D so I can upgrade??