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Open Letter to Canon: Necessary 5D III Firmware Improvements

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Open Letter to Canon: Necessary 5D III Firmware Improvements
In reply to riknash, Jan 23, 2013

riknash wrote:

I'm not convinced it is a hardware limitation. It so happens the fps is exactly one half of 12fps, which is the frame rate of the 1DX. It 'feels' more like a deliberate marketing decision, possibly somewhat like f/8 AF magically appearing, bowing to user pressure. Canon wanted to redefine AF limits for some unknown reason, not due to hardware/firmware limitations.

The 20D shoots at 5fps, the 1D4 shoots at 10fps, exactly twice as fast. Does it meaning anything? Probably not.

AF at f/8 was probably not reliable enough for Canon to want to release it initially, but giving in to pressure/competition, decided to offer the feature anyway. That's my guess.

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