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Just what I’ve been waiting for, a good quality high iso sample image from the new Canon 5DMkIII. This ‘setup’ wedding photo was sourced via Canon’s Japanese site and shot with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 as a JPG file at 1/80 sec @ f/7.1. With this sample in mind I’m REALLY looking forward to getting my hands on a couple of these!
Like to full high resolution JPG image here – [link]
A couple of issues though – unless there is a major shift in pricing I really think that the rumoured AUS$490 for the battery grip is simply way too expensive. And don’t get me started on the price of the WFT-E7 wireless file transmitter!
What I would like to see on a future body.
- Built-in Wifi with a FTP and mail server. Along with this I’d like to see the camera link with an iOS/Android app to allow settings, custom functions and things like FTP server settings and emails be created and edited on your phone or tablet. The camera would use a Wifi hotspot as the method of transmission. An SMA antenna connector in with the camera ports would be a possible option to allow stronger signal tx and rx?
- A ‘tag to transmit’ feature that allows immediate transmission of ‘tagged’ images direct from the camera.
- Complex time lapse controls built into the firmware. It really can’t be that difficult can it? I’d like to see start time, interval, number of pictures, which days of the week as options.
- 720P at 120fps movie mode. I’m actually only writing that because I hear so many people wanting it – I can’t really see myself using it however I can see where it would be really great!
Had a bit of spare time to muck around today while shooting a football training session so I thought I’d hook my 5D MkII (with a 16-35) to my monopod with a magic arm to give you an idea of the field of view difference between a 16mm lens on a full frame camera compared to a 400mm lens on a 1.3x crop DSLR (equivalent to 520mm on a full frame camera).
It’s not that exciting but hopefully it’s better than a poke in the eye! Feel free to check it out in HD by hitting this link or watch the embedded video below.
Yesterday was race one of the 2010 Townsville 400 and Jamie Whincup once again finished first. I took the opportunity to set the 5D MkII (with 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM) down to shoot a quick demo 1080 24p HD video of the first lap from turn one while I was shooting with the long lens. Here’s a quick look – feel free to click here to watch in 720p or in the full 1080p res!
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds flew their F16 Falcons into Townsville, Australia today ahead of a big airshow planned for the weekend. I was there to shoot them for ‘Uncle Rupert’ and took the opportunity to grab a bit of HD Video as well. Probably a good thing cause it made me realise how urgently I need a fluid head tripod! Trying to manhandle a 5DMkII with a 400 f2.8L IS on a monopod in the wind while shooting video AS WELL AS shooting stills on a 1DMkIII with a 70-200 f2.8L IS is truly tricky. But I guess that’s why I’m paid the measly bucks eh?
Here’s a video I knocked up with a few stills tossed in. Feel free to watch it here or click the link on the video to head over to Vimeo and see it in HD. Hope you like it!
I am parting with my backup camera body which has had very little use at all. I use a Canon EOS 1DSMkIII and a Canon EOS 1DMkIII and this body was purchased as a backup. It has had less than 10,000 shutter actuations and has spent most of its time in a Pelican case. It has been used for a few weddings and portraits where a second full-frame body was required. (Last used for a wedding in May – sample pics here)
It is supplied with a genuine Canon BG-E4 vertical grip, a AA battery holder for the vertical grip, two camera batteries (vertical grip holds two batteries), battery charger, all instruction manuals, paperwork, software etc and all packaged in the original boxes.
FYI: The camera was purchased in late 2007 and I will supply a tax invoice when shipping the camera.
The pics below are of the actual camera.
You can find a very detailed review of the Canon EOS 5D at this DP Review webpage
Keen? – Head to my eBay page at [this link]