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April 15, 2012
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Canon’s LeakGate: Canon JP announcement

After Canon USA publishing a quality issue announcement regarding the light-leaking issue of the 5D Mark III, now also Canon Japan has reacted (Google translated) to the problem. They say that the problem raises in dark environment, and dark environment is defined as follows:

  1. If you have installed the body cap
  2. If you attach the lens cap

:-)

My thoughts about this can be read here. Canon is definitely in the heat with the problems the 5D Mark III is having.

EOS 5D Mark III price check (click on shop name): Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay. For a list of shops that have the 5D Mark III in stock click here. See the latest 5D Mark III pics uploaded to Flickr (click here).

April 14, 2012
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EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 – How do they compare for photo-journalism?

Let’s go in another round of EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 comparison. Canon is facing hard times these days given the EOS 5D Mark III hardware problem we reported about and have now been officially confirmed. However, there is no reason to return your new 5D Mark III or to cancel pre-orders.

This is the second part on camerastore‘s ongoing field-testing of Canon and Nikon’s new full-frame cameras (I reported about the first part). This time, it is photojournalist Mike Drew who has a look at both cameras in a real-world, photo-event shooting at a horse competition. The setting is challenging: low light and fast moving subjects – the kind of tests I like. Hence, the attention goes mainly to how these cams cope with the issue. Moreover, JPGs are used. For a good reason, since a lot of people prefers to shot JPGs and hence is interested to know how the internal image processing performs.

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April 13, 2012
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Leakgate: EOS 5D Mark III light-leaking issue confirmed by Canon!

So, now it is official! And not really the news I love to hear. The light-leaking issue of the 5D Mark III we reported before (and here and here) has been confirmed by Canon USA. The press release:

To Users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera

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April 13, 2012
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Another Canon Quality Issue Announcement (DPP)

Canon released another quality issue announcement. The issue regards problems the DPP software has with EOS 5D Mark III RAW files. A new version of DPP will be released mid-April. The press announcement:

EOS 5D Mark III – Quality Issue Announcement

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April 13, 2012
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EOS 5D Mark III Hardware Change Rumor

The latest I heard about the 5D Mark III says that new batches that are shipped have a thicker top LCD panel cover that looks a little different than the one mounted on previous batches. Don’t know if it has to do with the light-leaking issue that has been observed on some 5D Mark III bodies, or if it has something to do with the rumored recall/stock delaying of the Mark III.

April 13, 2012
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Inspired Portraits – Mused by EOS 5D Mark III

Our friend Mike Kobal produced this short, artistic video, and he used a EOS 5D Mark III for his work. Lest I forget: did I say that the auto-focus of the 5D Mark III is amazing? :-) Mike confirmed me that the AF featured on the Mark III is really outstanding, something that makes the difference. About the video:

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