EOS 5D Mark III light-leaking patched with tape


Over at lensrentals.com they got back a light-leaking EOS 5D Mark III that was fixed by Canon. Fixed? Not really someone may think. Would be better to say “patched”, since the problem was (albeit perfectly) solved by applying some black tape under the top LCD panel. You might think that is not the most elegant solution, and maybe not the solution you could expect on a $3,500 toy, but it is perfectly working (as lensrentals points out). No more light leaking through the LCD panel.

UPDATE: German site heise.de got a confirmation by Canon that tape is used for the light-leaking problem. This is a normal procedure, and tape is widely used in cameras and lenses.

[lensrentals.com via theverge & petapixel]


DxO Optics Pro v7.2.3 supports the EOS 5D Mark III

A fully-functional trial version of DxO Optics Pro v7.2.3 is available on the DxO Labs website. From the press release:

May 2, 2012 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v7.2.3 for Mac and Windows, its image processing software of reference for all serious photographers. This update allows DxO Optics Pro to offer support for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and for the Pentax K-01, the latest in the Pentax hybrid camera lineup.


DxO Optics Pro v7.2.3 has already integrated 70 DxO Optics Modules for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and 26 Modules for the Pentax K-01.

DxO Optics Modules are developed through a calibration process exclusive to DxO Labs, based on careful analysis of each camera and lens combination under different shooting conditions. This means that DxO Optics Pro automatically applies optical corrections for such problems as distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lack of sharpness in a way that is perfectly adapted to each user’s equipment.

Camera and lens performance analyses are available on DxOMark, the reference site for image quality measurements. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has achieved the best score among all Canon digital cameras (more information about this camera here.)

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Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 and DNG Converter 6.7 released

Both available for download. The following Canon cameras are supported in this release: Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon PowerShot G1 X, Canon PowerShot S100V. To download the software check the following links:

About the DNG Converter:

The Adobe DNG Converter, a free utility that converts files from more than 350 cameras to DNG, enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files to a more universal DNG raw file.

Digital Negative was developed to address the lack of an open standard for the proprietary and unique raw files created by each digital camera. DNG allows photographers to archive their raw camera files in a single format for easy cataloging and access in the future. With the format specification freely available, any developer can build software that supports and takes advantage of DNG. For more information, visit the Digital Negative page.


Northern Lights pictured using a 5D Mark II

This is a beautiful time-lapse video showing northern lights (Aurora Borealis) made using a EOS 5D Mark II. There is a lot of discussion going on about gear, about new gear, and there is no one among us who never thought that better gear would make her or him a better photographer. We all know this is not true, but I bet we all have had this idea. Hence, it is always good to see what awesome stuff you can produce with a camera that is not the newest gear. The following setting and lenses were used:

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PowerShot D20 Digital Camera in stock at B&H – Limited Quantity

The water and shock-proof PowerShot D20 (with GPS!) is in stock at B&H at limited quantity for $349 (click here). Core specs:

  • 12.1Mp High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ Pure Color System LCD
  • 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
  • Waterproof and Shockproof
  • Temperature Resistant Down to 14 Degrees
  • GPS Tracker
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • Intelligent IS
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
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