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#38398 - 03/05/12 09:03 PM Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: psmith]
drpotter2807 Offline
Wanderer

Registered: 11/13/10
Loc: Mississippi
Wanting to jump on the purchase if I can sell some of my current equipment! Hoping this is the golden child of the 7d and 5d2 that I think it is!!

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#38453 - 03/13/12 08:29 PM Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: drpotter2807]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
It looks like I may have my 5d Mark III this week! This is not guaranteed, but Gary (Hunts) said that he may be able to accomplish this. I am excited because next week I am photographing at the Brooklyn Mutt Show. It will be a great opportunity to play with the new AF system. As anyone knows who photographs dark dogs, getting focus can be a real PITA.

James
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#38465 - 03/16/12 04:11 PM Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
...sigh. Looks like not until next week. frown I hope to have it for the Brooklyn Mutt Show on Saturday.

James
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Manhattan, New York, NY Pet Photographer


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#38466 - 03/16/12 07:38 PM Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey]
Tucson Jim Offline
Old hand

Registered: 07/31/07
Loc: Tucson, Arizona, USA
A watched pot never seems to boil, does it?

What you are feeling reminds me of that Heinz commercial where the guy waits & waits for the Ketchup to come out of the bottle while Carol King's song "Anticipation" plays in the background. smile

I know . . . I'm showing my age. A lot of folks here may not remember the days when Ketchup didn't come in a plastic squeeze bottle. BTW, the secret to starting the flow of ketchup in those small mouthed glass bottles is to point the bottle at a 45 degree angle toward the plate with the little embossed "57" on the shoulder of the bottle pointing down. Then lightly tap the "57" on the knuckle of your index finger. Works like a charm.



Jim

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#38469 - 03/17/12 06:09 PM Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: Tucson Jim]
Jim Garvie Offline
Addict

Registered: 03/02/05
Loc: Florida
Jim,
Carly Simon's Anticipation. You're old but apparently not as old as me smile.

Jim
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Jim Garvie
www.jagphoto.biz

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#38470 - 03/17/12 06:46 PM Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: Jim Garvie]
Tucson Jim Offline
Old hand

Registered: 07/31/07
Loc: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Right you are, Sir. blush

Don't know if I'm older or younger than you, but apparently I'm old enough that my memory is starting to fade. cry

Ah, well, 1971 wasn't an especially memorable year for me anyway. laugh

Jim

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#38480 - 03/22/12 05:01 PM Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: Jim Garvie]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Folks,

My 5diii shipped today. I will have it tomorrow - in time for the Brooklyn Mutt Show on Saturday. I am pretty excited.

James
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Manhattan, New York, NY Pet Photographer


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#38482 - 03/22/12 08:45 PM Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey]
Jim Garvie Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Loc: Florida
Can we expect a report sometime soon, James?

Jim
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Jim Garvie
www.jagphoto.biz

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#38484 - 03/22/12 09:22 PM Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: Jim Garvie]
James Morrissey Offline
I
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
LOL, I hope so! I know I have been pretty bad with updating the front page recently. The Brooklyn Mutt Show seems like a nice place to test the camera out a bit. I wish that CO had its raw converter available for the 5diii. I hate using the Canon software. I will probably attempt to color balance and shoot raw+jpeg.

James
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Manhattan, New York, NY Pet Photographer


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#38492 - 03/24/12 04:46 AM Re: Canon EOS 5d Mark III [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
The 5d Mark III came in today. I have not had much time to play with it, but the interface is different enough from the 5d II that it will be my back-up camera tomorrow - at least until I get comfortable with it.

First impressions? AF is super super fast. Also, the body feels much 'grippier' than the old body. It is really nice. I did some 'fun' iso 25,800 shots of Chanthee and I thought they came out suprisingly nice...shooting raw only, not jpeg.

James

PS No grip yet - but it is still really nice.
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