5D III around the corner according to Ken Rockwell

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5D III around the corner according to Ken Rockwell
May 22, 2010

NO, Ken has NOT said that the 5D III is around the corner.

But what is he doing, he who used to be independent? He is now pushing the 5D II, and pushing it, and re-pushing it. He writes an article here saying how light and easy it is, how great the resolution, how wonderful.

This from a guy who hadn't mentioned this camera for a long time, and to judge by the images he posts, pretty much NEVER uses it.

But all of a sudden he's pushing it like crazy. And he's a guy who nowadays makes TONS of money from clicks.

And probably gets special per click promotions if he can help get old product out of the way (like he did with some of the lower-end Nikon DSLR's).

In september this camera will be 2 years old. It's a fine camera and it out-specs all peers in resolution and IQ, at this price point and at this size. But it suffers in some areas, including AF where the 7D, released one year later, clearly trumps it.

So my hypothetical scenario is this: Ken is in the know, the new 5D is probably coming this fall with upgraded AF among other things, and so he's getting promotional dollars for pushing the 5D2 as much as he can.

Frankly I preferred him when he was independent and talked about how to take better photographs, not about a new piece of equipment on a nearly daily basis.

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