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November 15, 2012
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The Blinking Red AF Point Debacle (EOS 5D Mark III in AI Servo Mode)

The Blinking Red AF Point Debacle

This is getting irritating, at least. While Canon released a firmware update for the EOS-1D X, they didn’t for the EOS 5D Mark III. Canon Rumors has new information about this issue. Quoting CR (what they 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.

Well, what do you think…?

Canon EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

 

August 29, 2012
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[Quick Post] Canon EOS 1D-X Shipping Tomorrow At B&H (limited quantity)

Super quick post to inform you that B&H will start shipping the EOS 1D-X by tomorrow, August 30th. Click here to order. $6.799. Limited quantity.

 

August 16, 2012
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EOS 1D-X In Stock At Amazon US And Digitalrev

Looks like the EOS 1D-X is slowly being stocked at the major shops. Amazon US (click here) has it in stock, and DigitalRev (click here) too. The usual list price is $6,799. The EOS 1D-X can be pre-ordered at Adorama (click here) and B&H (click here). However, I’ve been told by various sources that both Adorama and B&H should have the EOS 1D-X in stock very soon.

June 13, 2012
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EOS 1D-X User Manual Available For Download

Well, the EOS-1D X still is not a concrete option, but at least we can have a look into the manual. And maybe that means that the 1D-X will eventually be available for the masses. In the meantime you can download the EOS 1D-X User Guide clicking here (if it doesn’t work, right click and then “save as”).

[via CR]

June 13, 2012
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EOS 1D-X and EOS 5D Mark III Auto-Focus Guide Updated

I wrote about this cool guide time ago. Now the AF Settings Guidebook has been updated:

This guide offers a wealth of information about different possible settings and when to apply them. It explores the basic characteristics of the new AF system, shows the differences that occur when various lenses are mounted, and even gives suggestions for instantly changing from one AF point or AF area mode to another.

The Guidebook can be downloaded from this site (scroll down to find the links).

[via IR]

 

June 12, 2012
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[Rumor] EOS 1D-X Availability Update

This comes from canonrumors:

Canon Canada has started to confirm the preorder lists from retailers for the EOS-1D X. Retailers have to prove the people buying the camera are CPS members, and have prepaid for the camera. If the camera is needed for the Olympics, it appears you’re moved to the front of the line. I don’t know if any other countries are going to experience the same limitations with the initial shipment of cameras.

Canon Canada expects a very small number of cameras in July, and that should be the same across the globe.

Moreover, CR suggests that the EOS-1D X will not start to ship regularly before August-September 2012.

For the time being the EOS 1D-X can be pre-ordered at Adorama (click here), B&H (click here), Amazon US (click here).

June 1, 2012
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[Rumor] Latest EOS 1D-X Tidbits

The latest news about the EOS 1D-X shipping delay comes from canonrumors (click here for the previous update):

For the most part, most things were confirmed. The current cameras out there are not production models and will be returned to Canon when the production cameras hit the marketplace.

A few did mention that the end of June beginning of July is still the target date, but the quantity will be very small. I’m told a few sports photographers will be allocated the 1D X first. Retail availability in July was mentioned as being “optimistic”. August or September may be the months when big stock numbers hit the marketplace.

For the time being the EOS 1D-X can be pre-ordered at Adorama (click here), B&H (click here), Amazon US (click here).

[via CR]

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