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Old February 21st, 2007, 10:40 PM
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Default Canon Posts !D Mark III 10 fps 10.1MP live preview

BREAKING NEWS 2007_02_21

Canon 1D MarkIII (Source Canon USA)


We're so happy to announce the 1DIII!


EOS-1D Mark III
EOS Digital SLR


Item Code: 1888B002
Available in April 2007


The Fastest, Most Powerful Digital SLR in the World*


Canon's flagship EOS-1D Mark III is the most advanced EOS Digital SLR ever produced. It has a new 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-H size) with Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System and a 3.0-inch LCD monitor with Canon's Live View technology. The 1D Mark III has a redesigned 100% viewfinder, a new 45-point AF system, and can shoot up to 10 fps continuously with a maximum burst of 110 shots. Dual DIGIC III Image Processors work in tandem to speed up every process while refining image quality; a new, lighter body has improved weather sealing and shutter durability. Every facet of the EOS experience has been enhanced with the 1D Mark III. It's the new standard.
*As of February 2007.
  • Entirely new 10.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS Sensor (APS-H size, 1.3x lens conversion factor), featuring the EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • World's fastest digital SLR: shooting up to 10 fps (frames per second), with a burst rate up to 110 full-resolution JPEG images or 30 RAW images
  • All new high-precision AF system with 19 user-selectable AF points and 26 additional "assist points"; superior low-light performance and faster operation
  • New lighter body with enhanced weather resistance and outstanding reliability: featuring a shutter that's durability-tested to 300,000 exposures
  • Dual DIGIC III Image Processors working in parallel to provide up to 50% less shadow noise and superb image quality; new Highlight Tone Priority option adds control of bright highlights
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD monitor, featuring Live View
  • Fully compatible with over 50 EF lenses and a wide range of EOS System accessories

Canon announcement here

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Old February 21st, 2007, 11:02 PM
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OMG… I know canon makes their cameras out of magnesium … but… I just got wood….When is this out in the market?, and how much will it be?.
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Old February 21st, 2007, 11:19 PM
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April 2007!

I hope we can test it beforehand!

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Old February 22nd, 2007, 12:12 AM
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Default The Full Monty on the 1DIII bombshell! Part I

The official News release today for corprate followers!

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canon, the worldwide market leader in digital cameras, celebrates the 20th anniversary of its top-selling EOS single lens reflex camera system by announcing the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR, the world’s fastest digital SLR camera. At 10 frames per second, the 10.1 megapixel EOS-1D Mark III digital SLR can fire huge motor-driven bursts of 110 Large JPEGs or 30 RAW files because it employs the new Dual DIGIC III image processor engine, providing enough computational horsepower to do parallel processing at a rate unmatched by any other digital SLR. The all-new 10.1 megapixel, APS-H size CMOS sensor which is designed and manufactured by Canon, is the most light-sensitive and innovative sensor that Canon has developed to date. It features a new microlens array and a more efficient pixel structure for ultra-low noise, resulting in exceptional image quality and an amazing ISO range of 100 to 3200 with extensions to ISO 50 and a highly usable ISO 6400. Furthermore, Canon today unveils several new accessories, including the EF-16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens and the Speedlite 580EX II Flash.

Scheduled for initial U.S. shipments in Spring, the estimated selling price of the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR will be similar to that of its predecessor, the EOS-1D Mark II N Digital SLR. This makes the new camera a stunning bargain and a “must have” for most pro shooters on the basis of features, performance, reliability, ease of use and compatibility with the powerful Canon EOS system.

“The new EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR is an essential tool for professional sports photographers and photojournalists because of its exceptional speed and durability and it will attract a broad range of other professional and advanced amateur photographers because of its superior image quality and improved low-light performance,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A. Inc. “In designing the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR, Canon responded to the requests of its many professional customers by adding new features that cater to their demanding needs. But at the same time, we have once again raised the bar for digital SLR cameras by introducing new technologies that only Canon can offer with the legendary EOS System.”

See the Whole Picture with a Live View LCD

One of the landmark functions of the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR is the introduction of a Live View shooting mode, tweaked to meet the needs of professional shooters. Photographers who use point-and-shoot digital cameras are familiar with looking at the LCD screen on the back of the camera to compose their images. Normally, a single lens reflex cannot do this because the mirror that lets you look through the lens is in the way. With the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR, a photographer has several options in addition to conventional SLR through-the-lens viewing. If the camera is going to be close at hand, the new Live View shooting mode lets the user focus and compose on the extra-large 3.0-inch LCD screen and magnify the image 5x or 10x, to achieve the optimal focus. If a user is going to be several feet away from the camera, in a studio, for example, the camera can be connected to a computer with a USB 2.0 high-speed cable. New software included with the camera, EOS Utility 2.0, lets you view what the camera is seeing in real time and control its operation. If a professional photographer is going to be far away from the camera, say, on the other side of a racetrack or stadium, or if the camera is hidden or buried someplace inaccessible, the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR can be operated wirelessly with the assistance of the new WFT- E2A Wireless File Transmitter. This allows users to view images directly off the camera’s sensor in virtually real time with the ability to adjust many camera settings on the fly. As a side benefit, Live View shooting mode helps to reduce vibration by lifting the reflex mirror out of the optical path well in advance of the exposure, improving image quality at slow shutter speeds.

The EOS Integrated Cleaning System

Another first for a professional digital SLR of this caliber is a complete dust management solution, called the EOS Integrated Cleaning System. The new CMOS image sensor is designed with a lightweight infrared absorption glass cover that vibrates for 3.5 seconds when the camera is turned on or off. This brief delay can be cancelled immediately upon startup if desired, simply by pressing the shutter button. In fact, the sensor is sealed around its edges to help keep dust out. The shutter, newly upgraded to 300,000 cycle durability, generates less dust; it fires three times during the process so dust is shaken off the shutter curtains, too. This cleaning system uses very little battery power and can also be turned off in the custom function menu, if the user chooses to do so. The second part of the anti-dust system is a software solution that records the location of any spots that may remain on the sensor as Dust Delete Data and this information is appended to the image file. In the Digital Photo Professional 3.0 software application included with the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR, the spots are erased automatically.

Advanced Autofocus Technology

The brand-new autofocus system in the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR represents a complete reconsideration of professional AF. Like previous EOS 1-Series Canon cameras, the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR has 45 AF points, but unlike its predecessors, 19 of them, rather than seven, are of the high-precision cross-type configuration. In addition to the center point, the new array allows the other points to be divided into groups of nine inner and nine outer focusing points plus a center point, which makes picking an individual focusing point much faster and easier than going through all 45, as in the past. During manual AF point selection, the AF point area is expandable. At the request of sports and wildlife photographers, a new micro-adjustment feature allows for very fine changes in the AF point of focus for each lens type in use, along with the addition of adjustable focus-tracking sensitivity as another sophisticated new AF feature. In addition to the AF sensor itself, other new components in the AF system include the reconfigured concave submirror and the secondary image formation lens, both products of Canon’s vast expertise in optical engineering. Last but not least, the low-light sensitivity of the new AF sensor has been doubled to EV-1 for superior performance compared to earlier EOS digital SLRs.

Twice as Smart With Dual DIGIC III Image Processors

To cope with the voluminous signal processing required by the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR’s 10.1 megapixel resolution and top continuous shooting speed of 10 fps, Dual DIGIC III imaging engines are incorporated for parallel signal processing. The DIGIC III image processor replaces the DIGIC II and assists in rendering very fine image detail and natural color reproduction with 50% less shadow noise than previous EOS digital SLRs. The CMOS sensor reads out to the dual DIGIC III processors simultaneously in eight channels. By having two processors handle the workload, image processing is now approximately 1.5x faster; Compact Flash™ access speed is now 1.3x faster and SD card access is now 2x faster. The EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR is compatible with the new high-capacity SDHC format memory card. The extra power of dual DIGIC III processors has also allowed analog-to-digital conversion to improve from 12 to 14 bits per channel, meaning that tonal gradation for RAW images is now divided into 16,384 separate levels per channel rather than 4,096. The difference can be seen in the superb prints and magazine spreads the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR makes, as well as, in its freedom from defects such as moiré.

The Canon Proprietary CMOS Sensor

The all new, 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor is designed and manufactured by Canon using semiconductor manufacturing equipment that is designed and manufactured by Canon, allowing synergies that are unique in all of photography. The sensor is APS-H size, 28.1 by 18.7mm, significantly larger than the much more commonly found APS-C, usually about 23.5 by 15.5mm. The lens magnification factor is 1.3x, rather than 1.5x or 1.6x. The increased sensor size means that each pixel can be larger for a given resolution. The pixels of the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR are 7.2 microns square. A sensor with 10 megapixels in APS-C size would have pixels less than 6 microns square, smaller and therefore receiving less light, requiring more amplification and producing more noise. The comparison is even more favorable to the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR because Canon’s intense involvement with sensor technology has enabled it to increase the proportion of each pixel that is sensitive to light, called the fill factor, so its pixels are not only bigger, but they are also more receptive to light. Yet another improvement comes from the revised microlens array that collects light for the sensor. The new unit has smaller gaps between the tiny lenses, meaning more light is gathered and less is lost. All of this helps to explain the sensational low-light performance of the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR and the terrific quality of images shot at ISO 3200 and 6400.

Focus On New and Advanced Professional Features

The EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR has several new features that make it much more reassuring and confidence inspiring. Highlight tone priority extends the dynamic range of highlights by about one stop and improves gradation within highlight areas. Safety shift lets the camera automatically change the shutter speed, the aperture or even the ISO speed, according to the photographer’s choice, even if the light level changes out of the range that the settings on the camera can normally handle, thus avoiding unhappy surprises. In-camera noise reduction for high ISO images and silent drive mode reduce a different kind of noise: the sound of the camera shutter in a quiet place.

The EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR is the product of a “reset to zero” design process; absolutely everything was re-evaluated. The result is a new and exceptionally easy to use set of controls. The 1D Mark III Digital SLR uses a Main Dial, a Quick Control Dial, a Multi-controller, a SET button and several other buttons to select and set various functions. In addition, the ISO speed button, AF Start (AF-ON) button, Picture Style button, and Memory selection/Image size/White balance function button have been newly added to make camera operation faster and easier than previous models. This system follows the logic of the EOS family of cameras. You use the Quick Control Dial to make the selection and press the SET button. When you press a button, it remains active for a while so you can let it go and then turn a dial to set something. You use the Quick Control Dial or the Main Dial to select any of the 19 cross-type AF points. Answering the requests of many current EOS system users, information displays have also been improved. For example, both the ISO speed and the metering pattern in use are now visible at all times, not only on the top LCD data panel, but in the viewfinder as well.

The EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR’s power supply is yet another valuable new feature: The camera now uses a new LC-E4 Lithium-ion battery pack instead of the previous NP-E3 Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) type. As a result, the weight of the 1D Mark III Digital SLR with the battery and memory cards installed is approximately 8 oz. lighter than the EOS-1D Mark II N Digital SLR when comparably equipped, and estimated shooting capacity has significantly improved from 1200 shots for the 1D Mark II N Digital SLR to approximately 2200 shots for the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR under normal shooting conditions. Additionally, new technology makes it possible for the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR to display battery charge levels in 1% increments.

The Custom Functions and Personal Functions of previous EOS models have been merged to create an easier to manage set of 57 Custom Functions arranged in four groups according to categories such as exposure and autofocus. Up to six frequently used menu options and Custom Functions can be registered in a new user-friendly feature, called “My Menu.” Up to 10 sets of camera settings can now be saved to one recording medium and moved from one camera to another. Up to five Personal white balance settings and five custom white balance data items can now be registered.


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Old February 22nd, 2007, 12:13 AM
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Major advances have also been made in recording, storage, and playback. For example, in addition to the RAW and JPEG options found in previous EOS Digital SLRs, the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR now offers the “sRAW” recording format. “sRAW” has all the flexibility of standard RAW data recording, but at one quarter the resolution and approximately half the file size of conventional RAW images. Another breakthrough option is the ability to record to external USB storage devices connected to the camera via the optional WFT-E2A Wireless Transmitter (see below for more information on the WFT-E2A). Yet another new option is automatic switching of recording media; when the current recording medium becomes full, the camera switches to another automatically and continues recording without interruption. With separate recording, a captured image can be recorded in varying sizes on different media. Each recording medium can be set to record a specific image size (L, M1, M2, S, RAW, sRAW) for each shot. With recording of identical images, the same image is recorded to all recording media. This is also possible with RAW+JPEG and sRAW+JPEG. Any image stored in a memory card or external media can be copied to another installed or connected recording medium.

With the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR, if the card slot cover is opened during the writing operation, an alarm sounds and a warning message appears on the screen to indicate that writing is in progress. The card writing continues even if the slot cover is opened. Also, if you set the power switch to the “off” position during the card writing process, a message appears on the screen to indicate that writing is in progress. After the writing is completed, the power turns off.

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens:

A new EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens succeeds the versatile EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM Lens as a high-performance L-series wide-angle zoom lens, specifically designed for improved peripheral image quality. Compatible with all EOS SLRs past and present, it uses three high-precision aspherical lens elements and two Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) lens elements to minimize lateral chromatic aberration and to produce superb image quality with excellent resolution and contrast. New coatings minimize ghosting and flare. It is an internal focus design, so the front element does not rotate during focusing and zooming, a convenience for users of circular polarizer filters. The lens is also fully gasketed and sealed for dust and moisture resistance, and it features an electronic diaphragm with circular blades for natural-looking background blur effects.

Speedlite 580EX II Flash

The popular Speedlite 580EX Flash is being replaced by the new Speedlite 580EX II Flash, which features a host of improvements, including a metal hot shoe with an improved locking mechanism for added durability, an external metering sensor for non-TTL automatic flash exposure control and a PC socket for use with non-dedicated slave triggers. Fully compatible with all EOS SLRs, the new Speedlite 580EX II is gasketed for dust and moisture resistance, making it possible for users of EOS-1 class digital SLRs and many L-series EF lenses to use flash safely when shooting in dusty or wet environments.

Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A

The new accessory dedicated Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A allows wireless transfer and backup, as well as remote control of the camera in Live View mode. The new transmitter is much smaller and lighter than its predecessor and more affordable as well. The WFT-E2A has many useful capabilities besides wireless transmission of digital photos. In addition to supporting the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR’s Remote Live View functions, it can also be connected to various Hi-Speed USB 2.0 external storage devices such as high-capacity hard drives or convenient flash drives with much larger storage capacity than the memory cards in the camera, for instant backup as images are captured. What's more, the WFT-E2A can be connected to portable GPS devices to record GPS information (longitude, latitude, altitude, UTC) which is added to file metadata and displayed on the camera’s LCD screen below the histogram.

Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3

The newly developed Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 enables independent verification of the authenticity of image data and metadata (including GPS data). Additionally, the OSK-E3 Data Verification Kit features optional data encryption of EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR files upon capture to prevent modification of image data or unauthorized interception of images during wireless transmission.

Improved Software

The EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR will be supplied with the latest versions of Canon’s powerful software applications, including Digital Photo Professional 3.0 and EOS Utility 2.0, which now support the camera’s Remote Live View and Dust Delete Data functions, as well as incorporating a broad range of additional improvements designed to improve image quality and speed up workflow. Also included are new versions of ZoomBrowser EX and ImageBrowser for easy browsing, viewing, printing and archiving with compatible computer operating systems, including Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, as well as Mac OS X.

Canon will display and demonstrate the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR and its new accessories March 8 - 11 at the PMA trade show in Las Vegas.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 04:54 AM
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Me I am personally depressed,
I wanted a better, faster 1DsMkII,
And here I got up early and all today.

I was so hopeing to have a new 1-series before I took off on my cruise in April, guess I will have to suffer along with my 1DsMkII, Oh darn the bad luck

At least I get interest on the money sitting in the bank waiting for what I want.

But I have to admit Canon listens to the majority of its consumers, At lest it improves the odds of an even better studio version later in the year. Maybe those X2 rumors are true, I can hope.

I am kind of excited by the improved 16-35, although I don't use mine very often, I do use it often enough, I will at least be considering upgrading the lens.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 05:22 AM
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The 1DIII looks like a knockout punch, a homerun. Frightening (in a good way) to imagine what is in store for the Flagship.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 05:38 AM
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I wonder if "Live Preview" will also be accompanied by "Live Histogram." I haven't seen any mention of that, but that might interest me more than the Live Preview feature.
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Page 26 of the white paper file deals with histogram during live mode (it just says it's displayed, so I assume it's "live").
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Here's that info: (in the Live Preview section)

Below the image, the shutter speed, aperture, exposure level (exposure compensation
amount, AEB level), flash exposure level, shots remaining, and ISO speed are displayed.
In the magnified view, the magnified location, magnification, and AE lock status are
displayed on the right of the image. In addition, when you press the INFO button, the
Picture Style, battery check, AE lock status, and flash-ready are also displayed on the
lower left of the image. If C. Fn IV -16-1 is set and you press the INFO button again, a
brightness or RGB histogram appears on the right of the image. (For flash shots and
bulb, the histogram display will be grayed out.)

Press the INFO button again and only the Live View image (without information) will be
displayed. If [Grid display: On] has been set, a four-line grid will be displayed on the image.
This can be used to check the vertical or horizontal orientation of the image. The grid
appears only in the full view mode (not in the magnified view). Also, with C. Fn IV -14
[Add aspect ratio information] set anywhere from 1 to 6, you can shoot in the same
aspect ratio as 6 x 4.5cm, 6 x 6 cm, 6 x 7cm, and 4 x 5 in., corresponding to mediumand
large-format film sizes. When this feature is set, vertical lines matching the respective
aspect ratio will appear on the screen. You can then compose the subject within this
frame. Since the aspect ratio information will be appended to the image, when you open
the image with Digital Photo Professional 3.0, the image will be displayed in the aspect
ratio that was set. Note that the image areas outside the vertical lines are not actually
deleted and that when the image is played back with the camera, the vertical lines
matching the aspect ratio will also appear.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 06:49 AM
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Well I'm pretty well floored. I really didn't want to buy a new camera this year (other than maybe a used 1DsMkII after the prices tank on the 1DsMkIII announcement...), but sheesh this is going to be hard to resist.

You can't say they haven't been listening to the users. There's something there for everybody and almost every issue (other than perhaps physical size) seems to have been addressed. Did they leave anything out? Auto ISO?

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I have been really happy with my 20D since Canon repaired it. Never again will I wait 2 years with everyone telling me that its me not the camera.
This 1DMIII sounds like what I have been waiting for. I like the idea of being able to set it to auto ISO or aperture. I hope the ISO is in the viewfinder. Shooting inside an arena and then going outside to shoot horses in the sunlight, I have messed up many times forgetting the ISO.
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April 2007!

I hope we can test it beforehand!

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It would be interesting to see the difference with the 14-bit AD and Canon's claim to 50% less noise at all ISO settings.

The Live LCD view is a welcome and pleasant surprise.

My plan for this year was to upgrade my 20D (and stay with 1.6), but this could change, depending on some hands-on testing.

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Geesh, I'm a 1DMkII user, and I don't consider myself to be exceptionally stupid, but it sounds to me like there's an opportunity here for someone to make a lot of money teaching people how to use all the new features of this thing.
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I can't wait to pick up a used 1D Mk III for $2000... in the meantime I guess I can get a used 1D MkII for $2000!
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Link to White Paper (63 pages PDF): http://www.robgalbraith.com/public_f...hite_Paper.pdf
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..for the full-frame version (if history is an indicator probably in September). This looks like a good announcement for Canon and I'm almost tempted to order one. I might have to hide the credit cards for a while. But I need FF in a new camera body more. Still, it looks tempting.

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FF vs crop; that depends on the shooting requirements. Obviously, 1 D-3 is for the press shooters
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Hi Michael,

This camera is, I believe a wonderful camera for fashion and runway too. I bet for many this will be their all purpose dream camera. The avaialblility of the new Canon 16-35mm 2.8L II will bring closer to universality the use of this camera, notwithstanding the the x 1.3 multiplication factor.

Until now, the wider end was below the quality of the longer lenses.

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Old February 22nd, 2007, 04:09 PM
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Did someone see the MTF's of the new 16-35?
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New sRAW, Small RAW image mode:
2.5mp fully functional RAW files, for those who want smaller size (white paper suggests wedding candids) yet retain the full control of the RAW based workflow!
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This camera is, I believe a wonderful camera for fashion and runway too. I bet for many this will be their all purpose dream camera. The avaialblility of the new Canon 16-35mm 2.8L II will bring closer to universality the use of this camera, notwithstanding the the x 1.3 multiplication factor.

Until now, the wider end was below the quality of the longer lenses.

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iIf your field of activity is wide, the 1DM3 would definitely be capable of handling most situations and in some, it would be overkill.

If I could only have body today, this would be the one.
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iIf your field of activity is wide, the 1DM3 would definitely be capable of handling most situations and in some, it would be overkill.

If I could only have body today, this would be the one.
I don't feel for going from FF (1 Ds-2) to crop 1.3...
having quite some good, third party lenses adapted as distagon's and zuiko's, in the 21 - 35 mm-range.

The other day, I made a entire (architecture) shooting, 10 shots to deliver, with the 28 mm distagon only; it doesn't works all the time, (not very easy on small buildings) but if it works , it's very fine, as all the photos fit very well one beside the other one, which is much harder with different angles.

A 28 mm would become a 36 mm, on crop 1.3.....
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Old February 25th, 2007, 08:44 AM
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I hope the ISO is in the viewfinder. Shooting inside an arena and then going outside to shoot horses in the sunlight, I have messed up many times forgetting the ISO.
That is especially bad if you are in Tv-pri mode, then you get lots of diffraction and all your sensor dust is highlighted. Could get clipping too, if the lens has to stop all the way down.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 10:09 AM
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I don't feel for going from FF (1 Ds-2) to crop 1.3...
having quite some good, third party lenses adapted as distagon's and zuiko's, in the 21 - 35 mm-range.

The other day, I made a entire (architecture) shooting, 10 shots to deliver, with the 28 mm distagon only; it doesn't works all the time, (not very easy on small buildings) but if it works , it's very fine, as all the photos fit very well one beside the other one, which is much harder with different angles.

A 28 mm would become a 36 mm, on crop 1.3.....
Last summer I shot a wedding with my brother's 24-70L on my 20D (which translates to 38mm), I found it was ok for most shots, but there were instances when a little more wide would have been great. For gigs in banquet halls, I now use the 17-40 on the 20D and everything else on the 5D (mostly the 135 f2 and sometimes the 70-200 f2.8).
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Old February 25th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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Hi Joseph and Michael,

The sigma ultrawide is superb. Nicolas Claris, a hifgly respected marine and architectural photographer, routinely uses this lens and the pictures are used for double page spreads and up to 10 feet high massive wall displays! He has won many First Prizes.

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Old February 25th, 2007, 10:56 AM
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Yep Asher

Nicolas is on FF as well...
I guess he uses the sigma 12-24 to shoot the small yacht's cabins
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Old February 25th, 2007, 01:32 PM
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Not just the cabins, Michael!

How about the WHOLE yacht!

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Old February 25th, 2007, 02:48 PM
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58 meters yacht (190 feet) 12-24 @ 20mm (after correction of lens distortion in CS3

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Old February 25th, 2007, 02:54 PM
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Asher, thanks,
I wasn't sure about that....

following the DXO-thread, I wanted to go for the 12-24, but either I had jobs, or the Sigma's importer didn't had 5 copies of it, to chose.., yet
looks like the crop-guys go for it fot the wides....


Nicolas: yeah, rather big, impressive yacht ;-)

Why did you corrected lens distortion in Cs-3?
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