BaldCol: If only there was this much fuss every time a software developer brought out software with bugs in it.
There is - you're just on the wrong forum!
As the Yanks would say, "Jeez" ... but Jesus, what the he** (US **="ck", UK **="ll") is all this utterly pathetic and impotent ranting about Canon vs Nikon?
For Go(sh/d)'s sake, children, these are just brands of camera gear. And I have owned both, simultaneously, without disappearing in a puff of logic - at a time (which continues to this day) when OLYMPUS is my main preferred marque.
Stop this perpetual masterbation - they are just CAMERA manufacturers, and we can all buy or not buy their products as we choose. And if I want an Olympus SLR, a Nikon scuba camera, and a Canon compact, that's my prerogative. Anyone who dares say different, go buy some more Kleenex.
KonstantinosK: I wouldn't ever use sticky tape in the internals of such an upmarket camera. I would either live with the "flaw" (if I hadn't known) or I wouldn't buy it in the first place (if I had known).
Bald Col seems to think that everyone except itself (him/her? doesn't specify) is an idiot. A bit like, "The whole world is out of step except for me". Perhaps said person could actually CONTRIBUTE an opinion, rather than another slur on people whose opinions (s)he doesn't, apparently, comprehend?
Olgierd: A good solution is a simple solution. Why bother with something else if simple tape takes care of the problem. Plus it's inside the camera, means it's not changing aesthetic of 5D3 at all.
Perhaps a little too much testosterone around this forum for the general good ... if you want to think me and idiot, fine, that's your loss. And where, exactly, is the rest of this tape? Evidence, rather than loudmouth hot air might be a positive contribution. And of course, there are some great adhesive tapes ... but do we know this is one of them? With several camera bodies and lenses that I own from assorted "top shelf" manufacturers, there are all to many body coverings and suchlike that have worked loose over as little as 5 years - but which at least are all on the OUTSIDE, and so can be stuck back down. I wonder why these didn't use those "amazing" adhesives?
FACT: bodging with (even hi-tech) Gaffa is still bodging.
My only problem with this is the certain knowledge that most generic sticky tapes have a glue which eventually fails, either through drying out, moisture absorption or melting in the heat of sunlight. Furthermore, in the latter two cases, adhesive may seep its way into places where it is not entirely welcome - such as around the pentaprism.
Fine as a bodge, but a simple custom-moulded part would be much preferable here. Canon have cut a corner too far.
Daryl Cheshire: I dimly recall some Leica problem with the M8, a sensor which was too sensitive to IR and the solution was an IR filter which Leica supplied.
I don't know of any Nikon issues but I'm sure there are some.
I have a 5D Mk III and I'm not too fussed and I seldom use the display light. And I know that tape is used in many electrical devices.
On the other hand, Leica didn't ask you to fix the IR filter to your lens with Gaffa Tape. It came properly mounted and simply screwed into your lens!
Someone at Canon obviously works backstage in theatre ... you can fix ANYTHING with a little Gaffa Tape - even a £1595 DSLR body, it seems! :-)
Boris: I tend to agree.....most stuff I bought that was made/assembled/further processed (lol) in China was crapola....clothing, shoes, vacuum cleaner, coffee makers, many power supplies for charging phones...all crapola!
I did say, "verging on ...", and I'll sticlk to that. Why this assumption that Chinese workers can't do the same moronically boring assembly jobs than any other nation's production line workers? I'd go further: kudos to anyone, of any nationality, who is willing to work in a production line just to fulfill the purchasing desires of the rich in the first world.
Ibida Bab: Anything that says CHINA on it is crapola. Bottom line...
Speaks an ignoramus who probably thinks that iMacs, iPads and iPhones are somehow "American" ...
iPhone? iPad? ... c'mon, it's plain jingoistic and verging on racist to assume that "Made In China" means something is "crap[ola]". Blame the commissioning companies if corners are cut due to "lean" deals, not those fine souls or work every hour their God gives them so that YOU can get your "special" deals at your retail outlets.
Fuji is having a rough run - glowing white orbs, chattering apertures ... they say things come in threes, so what's next?
OMG, reading these posts would make one think the ONLY purpose of a Pro DSLR was to take pictures of people running round a track. Thankfully, the rest of the world is still out there, and will enjoy these cameras when they finally appear.
Biowizard: Tne 5DIII jpeg samples seem VERY over-sharpened - were these taken at a different setting than the D800 and 5DII?
True. On my Oly E-1, I set sharpening to the lowest setting the day I bought it, and have short JPGs at that setting ever since. I did spend some time trying to better my results using the RAW format, but actually, found that on this camera at least, JPGs gave me better results, albeit with fewer post-exposure processing options.
Tne 5DIII jpeg samples seem VERY over-sharpened - were these taken at a different setting than the D800 and 5DII?
Biowizard: OIL PAINT FILTER! Om nom nom!!! WANT!!!
Can't quite figure out why, but "pixel bender" sounds just a wee tad dodgy!
Biowizard: The "Content-Aware Move tool" looks great - but is the AUTHOR aware that these "ducks" are actually GEESE? Canada Geese, to be precise! LOL!!!
Hehe! Thanks, Amadou - after all, you don't want anyone to think that dpreview is ...
... QUACKING up! :-)
The OBVIOUS benefit of 36 million pixels is that you can CROP freely, and still end up with a high res image. Enough so, that you could effectively double the length of any lens you shoot with, by settling for a 9 megapixel "4/3rds" crop, which would still print at A4 size at 300 dpi without interpolation.
Yes, your 24-70 f2.8 zoom could "effectively" give you 140mm at f2.8, if you are willing to drop to a 9Mpx crop.
This is something you CANNOT do on any Canon right now ...
Toh: Is this the beginning of the end of Wacom?
Ever since iPad (the first one) came out, I've been waiting for someone to produce a "Cintiq" app ...
Thanks - I didn't know that ...
... While I can imagine it becomes boring (like any other special effect), I do a lot of show posters for musical productions, and this kind of thing is a godsend!
OIL PAINT FILTER! Om nom nom!!! WANT!!!