Should I return my new EOS 5D Mark III? – (no, you shouldn’t)

This is the main question that’s raising among new 5D Mark III owners – together with the question if you should cancel your pre-orders. The answer is: no!

First, the light-leaking issue we reported about is nothing that you should be really worried about. It’s not influencing your pics in a way that could make them useless – not in a real-world setting (i.e. >90% of what you will do with a camera). It only, if ever, shows up in extreme settings, like night shots. It’s annoying, that’s true, but if it should be a real issue Canon will react accordingly. But then: you are not shooting with a mounted lens-cap, right? :-)

Second, don’t get scared by the rumors saying that Canon is recalling the 5D Mark III. It is just a rumor, and we need some official announcement by Canon before taking for granted that there is some real and limiting problem with the 5D Mark III. Canon recalled the 1D Mark III (I am not sure about the exact model) body in the past, and it wasn’t too much annoying for customers. If Canon decides that the 5D Mark III has a serious hardware problem, it will not left its customers out in the rain.

The 5D Mark III is an amazing camera and I have lots of reports of users who are more than satisfied by its performance (the AF is simply outstanding, and ISO performance is great too – not to mention the video-capabilities). More in one of the next posts.

EOS 5D Mark III price check (click on shop name): Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

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).

Have a nice day, or night – wherever you are.



EOS-1D X and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens, both delayed

Canon UK released a press release where it says that both the EOS-1D X and the new EF 24-70mm F2.8L will be delayed to June-July. No reason is given for the delay, except that there is a delay of the start of mass production. Canon USA confirmed the delay.

Updated sales start dates for the EOS-1D X and EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens

London, UK, 12 April 2012 – Canon would like to advise of updated sales start dates for the previously announced EOS-1D X and EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens, due to a delay to the start of mass production. The EOS-1D X will now be available to buy from mid-June 2012, and the EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens from early-July.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers.

EOS 5D Mark III recalled by Canon?

This is breaking news in this very moment.

Rumors that Canon will stop delivery of the 5D Mark III to retailers are going around, and getting louder by the minute. canonrumors broke the news and I also heard something about it from customers but did not yet have any confirmation by retailers. There is no official announcement so far. I don’t think that a firmware update could be the cause, since it could easily be applied as an update at any moment. The only plausible motivation for a recall would be a serious hardware problem.

But then this is just a rumor, nothing more. Hence, let’s wait for an official announcement.

Rumor: Canon EOS 650D coming soon – maybe at NAB?

It seems that the new EOS 650D/T4i could be announced soon. Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany and Amazon Canada (and possibly other Amazon shops too) have a “Canon 650D for dummies” listed (in French, and not yet available). The book will be released May, 17th.

The EOS 650D/Rebel T4i will most probably have a 18.1MP sensor, DIGIC V image processor, improved ISO performance, built-in WiFi, a touchscreen and a new AF functionality for video recording. I always thought that the EOS 650D/T4i would be released for Photokina, but the EOS 650D book showing up at Amazon made me change my mind. I mean, next week there is NAB and Amazon shops list a book that will be released short after? Cannot be a coincidence. If true, this is a good time to check for EOS 600D/T3i deals.

EOS 600D/T3i automatic price check: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

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