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Old Feb 22, 2007, 1:54 PM   #1
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I'm surprised no one has posted info about it yet.
Canon announced the new 1D MkIII, the replacement for the 1D MkII N.
You can find the press release here:
http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedat...1_1dmark3.html

And a really detailed white paper here:
http://www.robgalbraith.com/public_f...hite_Paper.pdf

I'm a little disappointed that it isn't 12MP, but it still should be an amazing camera and I want it. Interesting points are:
10.1MP
19 cross-type AF sensors (but they are f2.8 sensors, not f4) 45 AF sensors in total
lower dark noise (they claim 50% less)
Live view LCD shooting
Sensor cleaning (and mirror cleaning too!)
Digic III chip (two, actually!)

And a lot more.

Expected May'ish at around $4000USD

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Old Feb 22, 2007, 2:55 PM   #2
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An interesting peice of kit, no doubt the paperazi's will flood ebay

with their current kit, it will be interesting to see what the picture

gallery will be like from it :|
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 6:07 PM   #3
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Some discussion has been taking place in this thread

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...=37&page=3

I've been saving my pennies with an eye toward the mk II - N this summer. I'm thrilled canon went this route rather than one rumored route of combining the 1-series into a single body with a price to match.

Lot's of interesting features - it will be very interesting to see real-world results.
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 12:22 AM   #4
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Eric, I do agree with you about not being 12MP. But, I figure 10MP and low noise is quite capable of putting out a 16x20 print and more than likely I won't be printing many of them. I would have to buy a different printer to handle that size, But, all the other features is too much to overlook. I have a feeling if it comes out in Mayish, by Junish I will have me a new birthday present to me from me! I'll let you use it if you're nice to me!:blah:seriously, it really sounds like a great camera! Now if only Canon would come ot with an L series lens like the sigmonster and about the same price or less!! Hey, I can dream!

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Old Feb 23, 2007, 8:47 PM   #5
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eric s wrote:
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I'm surprised no one has posted info about it yet.
Canon announced the new 1D MkIII, the replacement for the 1D MkII N.
You can find the press release here:
http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedat...1_1dmark3.html

And a really detailed white paper here:
http://www.robgalbraith.com/public_f...hite_Paper.pdf

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Hello eric_s,

Thanks for posting the link to the white paper! And I want one too. Let's just hope when tested it delivers.
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Old Feb 24, 2007, 12:26 AM   #6
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You know guys, we do post all press releases on all new things as soon as we are allowed. You'll find everything new listed here:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/pma2007_index.html

And the EOS-1D Mark III press release and link to the latest white paper is here:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/pr/ca...dmark3_pr.html


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Old Feb 25, 2007, 10:18 PM   #7
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A comment on the LiveView feature...Just found out that while in LiveView Mode you cannot AF. So basically you have to AF first looking through the viewfinder. Press SET to swtich into LiveView Mode to check the framing of your shot. Then fully press the shutter button. How retarded is that? What's the point???!! You're already looking through the viewfinder so why not complete the shot that way? :?

Personally, I would have expected to be able to AF while in LiveView Mode. Then you could use it to shoot those low to the ground shots and over people's heads in a crowd while framing the shot using the LCD. As you would using any compact digicam.

If I were to get this camera I think I would be shooting through the viewfinder 99% of the time. Why even bother including this feaure if you can't use it and AF?? At least all is not lost being that you can still manually focus while in this mode on the camera or remotely using a PC. But why the designers left out the ability to AF while in this mode is beyond me. :?



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Old Feb 26, 2007, 12:39 PM   #8
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This is probably a dumb question but I was wondering why the new Mark III has less resolution than the older Ds. Why wouldnt it have at least the same # of pixels. Are they designed for different purposes? Even so, isnt more always better when it comes to resolution? And while Im throwing dumb ones out there, heres another. At what point or # will we see diminishing returns on the MP increases?
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I was wondering why the new Mark III has less resolution than the older Ds.
The mk III is meant as a replacement for the 1d MkII-N camera which is 8.2mp. Canon basically had 2 different 1-series cameras:

Full frame version (1ds mk II)aimed at magazine, wedding , fashion and such photographers where detail is critical and print sizes can be quite large vs the aps-H (1.3 1d Mk II-N) version aimed at sports and photojournalists where speed is more important and print sizes aren't as large.
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And while Im throwing dumb ones out there, heres another. At what point or # will we see diminishing returns on the MP increases?
We're getting there - the lenses are becoming a limiting factor. There are better tech-savy people here than me, but I seem to recall 22mp as being the limit of the resolving power of the Canon/Nikon lenses.

Kind of scary to think about - given the pricess of the lenses of today what a new breed of pro series lenses would cost - guess then we're into large format territory.
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