Canon #EOS5DMarkIII Walk-around Video

Button controls, weather sealing, shutter mechanism and more tech insights of the EOS 5D Mark III.
And one thing by me: I am really pleased to see that Canon finally put the depth-of-field button where it always had should been (i.e. on the right place). Unfortunately I do not own a 5D3. ;-)

 

You may also want to have a look to my constantly updated 5D3 info page with lots of sample pics and movies, technical info, hands-on reviews and previewsworld-wide pre-order options, and more (click here).

EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Three movies shot with EOS 5D Mark III

More and more movies shot with pre-production 5D3 models show up on the Internet. Here a new bunch for your viewing pleasure.

Canon 5D EOS Mk III: Great Spy Experiment (Test) from No Average Joe TV on Vimeo. Shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 50 f/1.2L, EF 16-35 f/2.8L, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS.

 

Canon 5D EOS Mk III: Pole Dancing at ISO 6400 (Test) from No Average Joe TV on Vimeo. Shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 16-35 f/2.8L, EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS.

 

Canon 5D EOS Mk III: Lion City Rollers (Test) from No Average Joe TV on Vimeo. Shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 16-35 f/2.8L, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS.

Don’t miss my constantly updated 5D3 info page with lots of sample pics and movies, technical info, hands-on reviews and previews, world-wide pre-order options, and more (click here).

Speedlite 600EX-RT hands-on review and tech explained

While everyone is talking (and probably dreaming) about the EOS 5D Mark III, it is not the only new gear announced by Canon. Pro photographers are looking with interest at the Speedlite 600EX-RT. pixsylated.com tested the 600EX-RT and the new ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter and posted a review about:

Canonistas, hold your heads high. Again, we are on the cutting edge of technology. Welcome to the future of Speedliting!

Other highlighted features of the 600EX-RT are
  • 5 Groups / Individual Control
  • Larger, Brighter LCD
  • Interactive Menu System
  • Dedicated Wireless Button
  • 15 Channels, 10,000 Wireless IDs, and a Channel Scanner
  • Wider & Longer Zoom
Read the hands-on review clicking here.
Moreover, I found a noteworthy post about the new Speedlite 600EX-RT by Canon Digital Learning Center. This is a more technical introduction to the features of the 600EX-RT (click here).
The  Speedlite 600EX-RT is available for pre-orders:

 

Jeff Ascough’s hands-on Review of the #EOS5DMarkIII

«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.»

That’s what you call a clear statement! :-)

More points of Mr. Ascough’s hands-on review of a pre-production Canon EOS 5D Mark III

  • The body is much more solid than the 5D Mark II
  • There is no perceptible shutter lag
  • The viewfinder is a world away from the 5D Mark II
  • Chimpers will love the new LCD (as will the video guys)
  • [AF] is on a completely different planet to the 5D Mark
  • [Canon] addressed every issue that we had with the 5D Mark II

The article can be read clicking here. There are also some sample pics. More 5D3 sample pics by Jeff Ascough can be seen on the CPN website clicking here (look for “Canon ambassador Jeff Ascough” on the right, in the “showcase” section).

Don’t miss the continuously updated EOS 5D Mark III page (click here) with lot’s of sample pics and movies, hands-on reviews, video, pre-order options and all the information you may want about Canon’s new FF cam.

[via JA]

Another roundup of G1 X sample pics & SD card write speed

As I wrote in a previous post, I like to see sample pics taken by non professionals. It is helpful to judge a camera’s performance. Let’s say it is a way to see what a cam can do in a “real world” setting.

So, let’s start with a series of pics shot during a concert in low light conditions, all with ISO 6400 (click here). The camera setting are Tv mode @ 1/100 shutter speed, all pics are RAW.

Next, have a look at these ISO 3200 pics (click here).

Finally, some curios user measured the write performance on SD memory cards:

SanDisk Extreme Pro (95MB/s): 21 seconds.
SanDisk Extreme III (30MB/s): 21 seconds.
SanDisk: Ultra II (15MB/s): 22 seconds.

Click here to see the forum post.

For pre-ordering in the USA check the following links: Amazon US (click here) free shipping, Adorama (click here) free shipping, B&H (click here) free shipping, J&R (click here). Readers from outside the US can start to check the following links to see if pre-ordering is possible: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy. The G1 X is now sold on Ebay too (check these offers with the necessary awareness).

[via dpreview Canon forum]