Stanley zheng

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On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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rb67: I don't get it, why kids fight which is better between two cameras with totally different specs. It's like comparing Ferrari with Rolls-Royce.

and which one is the ferrari and which one is the Rolls? well if you mean by associating canon with ferrari, I would get 5d mark III anytimes....:) rather than end up with something that is really dull and boring, and besides, ferrari, is a babe magnet, hmm well I think I will stick with canon in this case...:)

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2012 at 07:44 UTC
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Tape5: When you throw something very good at the market, it is praised and put aside.

When the product is very very good by a large margin, it freaks people out and causes confusion and disorientation.

D800 is one such product.

@tape5, hmmmmmm, man you are an intelligent person.... yeah.. super duper products create confusion... yeah... really a statement from a super duper intelligent person.... and you make me freak out and confused, and wondering how did you ever come up with that logic.....

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 06:26 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)

Light leak issue is actually not a problem, until canon usa made it a big problem by issuing a stupid statement by revealing the serial number that are affected without having the initiative to recall those serial numbers and replace them with the one that have been modified. For canon user, this is the biggest problem that you should be furious about.... think about the resale value of your camera with that serial number, yeah they will fix it, i know that too, but for some freaks.. the camera that has been opened will suffer from a lower resale value!!! Stupid Canon USA..... !!!! Dumb ass!!!! dont u guys out there still have a brain???? y people with the serial number of 1 and 2 have to bear all the consequences, when they are proven to be a loyal canon customer for adopting a new model. And they have to pay for that????? STupid Company policy, may be their brain freeze after the tsunami!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 07:39 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon offers EOS 5D Mark III firmware v1.1.2 article (26 comments in total)

Light leak issue is actually not a problem, until canon usa made it a big problem by issuing a stupid statement by revealing the serial number that are affected without having the initiative to recall those serial numbers and replace them with the one that have been modified. For canon user, this is the biggest problem that you should be furious about.... think about the resale value of your camera with that serial number, yeah they will fix it, i know that too, but for some freaks.. the camera that has been opened will suffer from a lower resale value!!! Stupid Canon USA..... !!!! Dumb ass!!!! dont u guys out there still have a brain???? y people with the serial number of 1 and 2 have to bear all the consequences, when they are proven to be a loyal canon customer for adopting a new model. And they have to pay for that????? STupid Company policy, may be their brain freeze after the tsunami!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 07:32 UTC as 1st comment

Light leak issue is actually not a problem, until canon usa made it a big problem by issuing a stupid statement by revealing the serial number that are affected without having the initiative to recall those serial numbers and replace them with the one that have been modified. For canon user, this is the biggest problem that you should be furious about.... think about the resale value of your camera with that serial number, yeah they will fix it, i know that too, but for some freaks.. the camera that has been opened will suffer from a lower resale value!!! Stupid Canon USA..... !!!! Dumb ass!!!! dont u guys out there still have a brain???? y people with the serial number of 1 and 2 have to bear all the consequences, when they are proven to be a loyal canon customer for adopting a new model. And they have to pay for that????? STupid Company policy, may be their brain freeze after the tsunami!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 07:30 UTC as 8th comment
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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copajaus: Hi everyone,

May be someone can help me on this.
I got a 5D Mark 3 a couple of days ago, read the light leak issue and decided to give it a try just to see.
This is what I did:

Test 1:
Room completely nearly dark (98%).
Using live view in A+ mode, LENS CAP NOT ON LENS
- Took a shot, F1.2 at 1/20s.
- Then took a shot again + switch the top LCD light ON, got F1.2 at 1/20s.

I was actually surprised that my AF could pick a picture on the wall in near total darkness using live view... may be I don't keep up to date with things enough.

Test 2:
Room completely nearly dark (98%).
Using live view in A+ mode, LENS CAP ON LENS.
- Took a shot 0.5s at F1.2.
- Took another shot + switch the top LCD light ON, got 0.5s at F1.2.

So, what am I missing...? Looks to me that it's all good.
I someone could provide some infos on this it will be much appreciated...

Cheers.

well then it seems to me that you have no problem with your camera...:)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 20:00 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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copajaus: Hi everyone,

May be someone can help me on this.
I got a 5D Mark 3 a couple of days ago, read the light leak issue and decided to give it a try just to see.
This is what I did:

Test 1:
Room completely nearly dark (98%).
Using live view in A+ mode, LENS CAP NOT ON LENS
- Took a shot, F1.2 at 1/20s.
- Then took a shot again + switch the top LCD light ON, got F1.2 at 1/20s.

I was actually surprised that my AF could pick a picture on the wall in near total darkness using live view... may be I don't keep up to date with things enough.

Test 2:
Room completely nearly dark (98%).
Using live view in A+ mode, LENS CAP ON LENS.
- Took a shot 0.5s at F1.2.
- Took another shot + switch the top LCD light ON, got 0.5s at F1.2.

So, what am I missing...? Looks to me that it's all good.
I someone could provide some infos on this it will be much appreciated...

Cheers.

1.2 at 1/20?? what iso did you use?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 04:47 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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Efinirefd3s: Spoke with Canon USA and Canon Japan. According to the representives, the answer is NO. No modifications will be made to the Camera body both internal and externally for now nor in the future. Current stocks that are in the pipelines to be sent out to the retail stores will continue to have xxxxx1, xxxxx2, xxxxx3, and so on with no modications since this "PROBLEM" is not really a problem to begin with. And as Canon stated on their Website, There is no RECALL on this "issue" to be fixed.
But Canon will be more than happy to take a look at those customers who are stil paranoid beginning Mid-May.

@Sarobar,
do you usually shoot outdoor at night in a very dark condition and no light at all except for moonlight, without the help of any artificial lights?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 05:32 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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BaliPeter: There are more then 250 comments posted on this light leak issue, so obviously there is a problem. All my lenses and camera's are Canon and I just bought the Mark III. What I find rediculous about it all is the way a reputable manufacturer like Canon handles an engineering fault. If Canon where a car manufacturer they would recall all related models and fix the problem. I didn't pay $3000 + for a piece of equipment to have to put duct tape on the inside of an LCD screen, as suggested by some. Canon is responsible for their mistakes and should fix it, simple.

By the way.. you have a very clever analogy in regards to the 250 comments......:) you are very intelligent in analyzing and reasoning!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:16 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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BaliPeter: There are more then 250 comments posted on this light leak issue, so obviously there is a problem. All my lenses and camera's are Canon and I just bought the Mark III. What I find rediculous about it all is the way a reputable manufacturer like Canon handles an engineering fault. If Canon where a car manufacturer they would recall all related models and fix the problem. I didn't pay $3000 + for a piece of equipment to have to put duct tape on the inside of an LCD screen, as suggested by some. Canon is responsible for their mistakes and should fix it, simple.

who ask you to put a duct tape???????? yeah there are 250 comments here...but seems you dont read them carefully, and you dont even have any idea what it is considered to be faulty....what is there to be fixed???? when there is nothing wrong with it....You claimed that you have already got a copy of your mark III, why dont you try to conduct some experiments with it.... all I can say, the metering doesnt change from ev1 onwards.... but if you are shooting at ev-1 yes it changes, but who the hell shoot at ev-1????and besides it is clearly stated in the manual book that canon 5d mark III metering range is between ev1-ev20 try read page 374 on your manual.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:01 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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JLJL: The light Leak DOES affect the images. The faulty metering causes some images to be underexposed. Imagine a scene on the limit between two exposure levels. The light leak will then cause the scene to be exposed at the lower level. This will happen at ALL LIGHT LEVELS! Furthermore, in some situations, the light leaking onto the meter through the LCD screen will cause the image to be underexposed several steps. For example, I recently used a 10 stop ND grad to blur the water in a waterfall on a sunny day. In that situation, the sunlight leaking in through the screen is relatively large compared to the scene (as seen through the filter). The result was an image underexposed by many steps, and the images came out completely black. So the statement from Canon indicating that the leak does not affect the captured images is NOT TRUE..

Have you tried it??? dont say for example,... if you havent tried it on your own.....cuz I have already tried it, the metering doesnt change! the metering range for canon 5d markIII is between ev1-ev20.. read your manual again..... underexposed several step?????? you dont even know what you are talking about..... , the most under very extreme condition it goes underexpose by 2/3 of a stop... several step????????? Are you talking about your stair at home????? Step????? Sunny day is around ev 15, and you reduce it by 10 stops using ND filter its gonna become ev 5!!! at ev 5... the metering doesnt change, I tried that with 1000 watts hot light shinging on the top lcd, I believe its brighter than sunlight!!!..... again DOES NOT CHANGE!!!!! so please make sure that you have already tried it.. before making any comments

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 10:49 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)

I also read in the manual book under specification, exposure control on page 374 , it is clearly stated that the metering range from ev1 - ev20, at ev1 there is no effect whatsoever on the metering value when you turn on the lcd back light. Thus, its pretty clear that this camera is not build to meter anything below ev1 accurately, so I dont think its a defect...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 20:44 UTC as 16th comment
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)

I dont know if this is a valid argument, but if and only if let say there is a light leaking, then if you capture the image and you see the result there will be a 1/3 stop or 2/3 difference in the final image output? I dont see there is a difference between the 2 images with the light on and with the light off, at the same EV value, isnt it the image should be 2/3 stop brighter at the same ev value????? if you turn on the light, as the lcd indicates? Where is the metering sensor located at in relation to the top LCD? and where is the cmos sensor located at, on 5d mark III?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2012 at 10:22 UTC as 19th comment
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)

It is not an issue at all in normal photography work situation, the object and the surrounding has to be dark for it to affect the ae. Even at f4, at 2 seconds iso 800 does not affect the ae metering when u turn on the lcd top light! with the lens cap off and view finder being covered. Is this really an issue??? at ISO 800, f4, at 2 seconds no change! I am surprised that people are really hyped abt this. the object you are metering and the surrounding has to be really dark for it to affect the ae metering!!!. My goodness and people are really getting so fussy abt this!! and who shoots with the lens cap ON?????????

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2012 at 09:15 UTC as 20th comment
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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Kinematic Digit: People love to hate. I wouldn't expect any less from those that never handled one of these cameras (and I mean both the D800 and the 5Dmk3)

I draw my opinions on both handling and owning Nikons and Canons. It's my job to know the issues as I teach beginners and pros on both systems.

After three days of trying to make this fail in real world conditions, I could not. The only time I make it fail is when I throw on a lens cap on it. Even in .01EV @ISO 100 where I could barely read the LCD screen I could not make the meter fail.

The irony is people want to b**ch about Canon's problems, and typically, barely a peep on the Nikon issues (D800: CLS flash failures, LCD colour casts, AWB issues, CF card failures) things I've seen on my unit I've tested as well (who's denying now?). Are we surprised where the haters like to hang out?

They both have issues, it will be worked out while they work great in most conditions (I love both). This is so overblown. Put another bullet into the horse.

yes I think you are right....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2012 at 08:13 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)

I have tested canon eos 5 d mark III, its not a problem that people should really worry so much, because with lens cap off the metering doesnt shift under a dim light condition, but it will shift around 2/3 of a stop under extremely dim condition, and we also encounter the same problems with at least 2 canon 5d mark II as well, and the question is why people start complaining now? we also try to conduct the same test on Nikon d300s because thats the only nikon camera we have available, Nikon didnt even bother to start metering with the lens cap on, and with its view finder being covered.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2012 at 05:27 UTC as 22nd comment
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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pacogwapo: DxOMark verdict: Nikon D800 – 95, Canon 5D Mark III – 81

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Canon-5D-Mark-III-Review/Sensor-performance

Yeah I kinda agree with gothmoth, that's one of the possibility, according to dxomark test, even some phaseone sensor is not as good as Nikon d800 ... yeah... something is wrong.....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2012 at 05:13 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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pacogwapo: DxOMark verdict: Nikon D800 – 95, Canon 5D Mark III – 81

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Canon-5D-Mark-III-Review/Sensor-performance

@ Kinematic, hmmm I wonder y.....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 05:07 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)
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nravindra: I was about to place my order... its all confusing now: should I wait for the issue to be rectified or totally go for another FF camera? Ofcourse, I am locked on to Canon as I have couple of premium lens... Any suggestion? :-(

relaxxxxxxx, I have the same problem with canon eos 5d mark II as well, and I have been using it for about 3 years now, and the camera did just fine, ... and nobody had been bitching about it since it first came out.. only now then people start to get really fussy about it...and I just got my MKIII as well, and no, I am not too worry about it. maybe because I never shoot in the dark.....so it is not an issue for me...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 05:50 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (282 comments in total)

some people including myself encounter the same problem on canon eos 5d mark II, we conducted the same experiment,and we encounter the same problem. But why nobody had been bitching about it????? is this a marketing war between Nikon and Canon? canon mark III is already out in the market and ready stock in most stores and in most countries, and Nikon is still struggling with their d800 inventory??

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 05:43 UTC as 29th comment
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