Updated EOS 5D Mark III User&Owner Manual

Looks like there is an updated version of the EOS 5D Mark III user manual (according to this forum post). Not yet clear what changed from the first version of the user guide. The PDF of the manual can be downloaded here. If someone knows what’s the difference with the previous one please let me know.

For the latest 5D Mark III pictures uploaded to Flickr click here.
5D Mark III availability & price check: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Memory Card Deals (exp. 5/12 midnight) and EOS 5D Mark III back in stock

B&H has some cool memory card deals, but there is little time left: at 5/12 midnight EST it’s over. Click here to check the deals. Some examples:

  • SanDisk 128GB SDXC Memory Card Extreme Class 10 for $139.95 (click here) – saving: $94
  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card for $73.95 (click here) – saving: $56
  • SanDisk 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA for $84.95 (click here) – saving: $69
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card for $328.95 (click here) – saving: $126
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card (100 MB/s) 128 GB for $608.95 (click here) – saving: $271


Not much time left, unfortunately. Then: B&H has a limited quantity of EOS 5D Mark IIIs back in stock (click here). Same for Adorama, which is fulfilling all back-orders and also has a limited quantity in stock (click here).


Refurbished EOS 60D in stock again at the Canon Store

The Canon Store has refurbished EOS 60D bodies in stock again for $799.99 (click here). Too check all the refurbished items see the following list (note that some items may be out of stock):

Moreover, the Canon Store is offering savings up to $300 for selected Rebel T3/EOS 1100D kits (click here). Some examples:

  • EOS Rebel T3 Black with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens & EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens for $899.98 (click here) – saving: $300
  • EOS Rebel T3 Black with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens & EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II for $649.98 (click here) – saving: $200

Canon Mirrorless System Camera to be announced in May?

Canon Mirrorless Camera Concept by D. Riesenberg

I got this information from a source (thank you!). It says that Canon will showcase the upcoming mirrorless ILC to selected customers in Australia during PMA Australia at the end of May. The new camera should then be announced in June. That Canon is working on a mirrorless ILC is given for sure. Canon just released its First Quarter Earning Call, and you can find some hints concerning those plans there. Canon…

[…] will further differentiate and enhance [its] lineup by launching new cameras offering the image qualities that approaches SLR cameras; furthering the improvement in design and qualities, and by incorporating features such as network, connectivity capabilities.

Looks like the upcoming mirrorless system camera could have WiFi connectivity (let’s hope so!). I reported the probable specs of Canon’s upcoming mirrorless system camera in a previous post. Here they are again:

  • Two Cameras
  • G1 X Sensor Size
  • APS-C a possibility in one camera
  • 14 & 24 megapixels
  • EF compatibility, but not EF mount.
  • EVF on one camera
  • 3-5 Lenses announced at launch.

Stay tuned! In the meantime, have a look to Canon’s one and only attempt to get into the 4/3 market – the PowerShot G1 X, which can be yours for $724 on eBay (instead of $799, click here). Or check the continuously updated live-ticker below for possible G1 X bargains:



10 Things about Photography you don’t have to like (Humor)

Found this little & funny post at cnet.au. Check it for yourself and let me know what you think.

  1. The Canon vs. Nikon debate
  2. There’s so much proprietary technology
  3. A camera isn’t the same as your eye
  4. It can be ridiculously expensive
  5. Photoshop can’t fix everything
  6. The perils of storage
  7. Not being quick enough to capture that photo
  8. Connectivity shouldn’t be an optional extra
  9. Digital is better than film, or vice versa
  10. Sometimes, I forget to take the lens cap off

I think nr. 2 is the most annoying, followed by 4 and 8.