View Full Version : CPN Masterclass about Mark III

Jörgen Nyberg
April 24th, 2007, 05:42 AM
Here's a little link: CPN Masterclass about Mark III (http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/masterclass.do)
I'm not getting one (quite happy with my 30D), but found it interesting none the less, some of it's features will eventually trickle down to the smaller bodys.


Asher Kelman
April 24th, 2007, 10:37 PM
The Master Class is well presented. However, it covers a vast amount of functionality in a short space of time. It is more of sales and marketing device than a comprehensive learning tool. Still, it does highlight so much of the special feautres of the 1DIII.

It highlights the simplified yet more comprehensive custom frunction list and the new possibilities for image tranmisson and storage.

Although it refers to higher dynamic range of images or greater ability to have increased tonality range in the highlights, there are no examples and histograms to demonstrate that this indeed true.

The so called "silent mode" is a joke! It merely allows one to trip the shutter and keep the mirror from crashing down for the second component of the normal shtter mash. By burying the camera under a coat or going outside to let down the mirrow, it's supposed to be now quite enough!

Well, from the recordings, I really am not too impressed! The same functionality should be achievable by using live view mode, which has mirror lockup and just keep the mirror up. I think Canon could have come up with something better for "silent mode", like a slick noise dampening jacket!


Nill Toulme
April 25th, 2007, 05:53 AM
Asher as I mentioned over in the other thread, the 1-series DSLRs have always had a PF that reduces shutter sound considerably, but I'm hopeful that the new iteration of that function is even better. The specs say, as I recall, that it reduces shutter noise from 77db to 70, which would be significant.

It's not a joke even in its present version; it's definitely useful in a quiet venue and I leave it enabled all the time. If the new version is quieter still, it will be a good thing.