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Chris Gampat at the Phoblographer published another one of his great reviews. It’s a long term review of the EOS 5D Mark III. Other photographer have been involved. The review covers every aspect of the 5D3 you may be interested in (including video modes). Lot’s of samples are provided. The review has been done over the period of a couple of months. Additional contributing was done by photographers Thomas Campbell and Thursten Kent. A review that is definitely worth to be read if you are interested in the 5D Mark III.
Photographer Alexandros Maragos shares his thoughts about gear, light, electronics and more things that may be useful if not needed if you are shooting an interview. He uses an EOS 5D Mark III and an EOS 7D as backup body. If you are into this kind of photographic assignments, then you should have an eye on this post. There are lot of valuable informations.
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A quick round-up of news concerning the brand Canon. Let’s start with Canon’s South-Africa Expo (click here for the whole story):
Canon South Africa has announced that this year’s highly anticipated Canon SA Expo will be held from Friday, 30 November to Sunday, 2 December 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
The Canon SA Expo will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily and entrance will be free.
As with last year’s incredibly successful Canon SA Expo which attracted in excess of 13 500 visitors over the three-day period, Canon SA has taken it upon themselves to make this year’s show bigger and better.
The Expo will again showcase Canon’s wide range of consumer and selected business solutions. Visitors to this exclusively Canon Expo will also be the first to see and touch some of Canon’s latest technology.
Canon Taiwan Inc, a Taiwanese affiliate under Canon of Japan known as a globally-leading digital still camera (DSC) brand, increased investment to NT$ 15 billion (US$ 500 million) in the camera-lens factories in the Taichung Export Processing Zone and Jiayi County, in Southern Taiwan.
[...] Canon Taiwan’s Jiayi plant focuses on producing its popular single-lens digital cameras series EOS-600D and 1100D, and will move all production lines of single-lens digital cameras to the Jiayi plant at the end of this year.
Finally, Alodia Gosiengfiao, a costume playing star, is Canon’s newest brand ambassado (click here for the whole story) for the Image Communications Products (ICP) division.
She considers Canon to be her number one brand of choice for gadgets because of its highly advanced features, superior quality, and numerous offerings, which are not limited to only professional photographers. “It really targets the community, what they want and need,” she declares. “The service is great; anything is accessible with Canon.”
Her plans with Canon include participating in conventions, encouraging people to join the photography community, modelling in monthly photo shoots, and meeting and working with people with the same interests—not too far from what she would do in the cosplaying industry.
Time to come back to the glorious EOS 5D Mark III. As I wrote before, I prefer user generated gear reviews. Although such a review is not comparable with tests made in a lab setting (obviously), user reviews are often closer to real world problems and settings. In other word: as much as I am interested to learn about the details and to know all the technical measures, there is nothing as a review made by a photographer who wants to know how his or her gear performs in every day usage. photographyreview has such a review, written by an admittedly expert user.
Next, Adorama notified ma about two kits bundled around the EOS 5D Mark III.
- EOS-5D Mark III & TS-E 17MM f/4 Lens – $5,363.00 (click here) instead of $5,763.00 (Mail In Rebate -$400)
- EOS-5D Mark III & EF 24-105L IS with Lexar 64GB Professional 600x SDXC UHS-I Memory Card and b/w 77mm UV (Ultra Violet) Haze Multi Coated (2C) Glass Filter and Canon 200-DG Digital Gadget Bag for $4,299.01 (click here) instead of $4,451.85
Update (thanks to Bobby): Amazon also discounted the 5D3 body and one kit. Get the 5D Mark III body only for $3,349 (click here), but you are better done if you take the 5d3 body & 32 GB Extreme HD Video Secure Digital Memory Card 45MB/s (Class10) bundle offered by beach camera on Amazon for the same price ($3,349, click here). Amazon itself has also a kit with the 5d3 body and the EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens for $4,099.99 (click here), that’s $50 less than below.
- 22.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- 3.2″ Clear View High Resolution LCD
- DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
- 61-Point High Density AF
- Full HD 1080/30p and 720/60p Formats
- Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
- Extended ISO Range (50-102400)
- Up to 6.0 FPS Continuous Mode
- Dual CF and SD Memory Card Slots
- Durable Magnesium-Alloy Construction