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Ed

« on: January 23, 2012, 21:03 »
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...have been spotted.  Not much in the form of journalism but there are pretty pictures...

http://www.silentjournalist.org/news/canon-5d-mark-iii-200-400mm-600mm-prototypes-2.html


« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 22:41 »
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It's hard to field test equipment like that without somebody noticing.  :)
Ooooh ...  :o

« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 00:52 »
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yap, 16:9 LCD from what i can see.... not bad,

they test the gear in the field... in max. 2-3  months will be officially launched.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2012, 00:55 by nicku »

« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 06:21 »
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Shows camera back in more detail here.

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_5d3.html

« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 07:30 »
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I hope 5D mk III will have better autofocus (and better dynamics). All the rest I can live without.

RacePhoto

« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 11:49 »
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More interested in the lens. Any have some conjecture, wild or otherwise. 200-400 with BUILT IN tele converter? So what's that make it a 560? I mean nice idea, less opening the lens to dirt and dust every time I want to "go long". One less piece to carry. Hey one less lens to carry?

I'll go out on a limb and say this isn't your f/5.6 either from the size of it. Looks like it could be a f/4 at the lower end and that would be f/5.6 with the TC engaged, BUT maybe the auto focus would work on something other than the 1D series for a change? (300mm f/2.8 with 2x converter on many cameras, other than the 1D#, very jumpy random at best, in effect, loses auto focus.)

Here we go again. Do I sell four of my telephoto lenses to buy this one?  8)

Oh price... guestimate? IS/USM f/2.8 $2669.00 List f/4 and $6000 List (just took me out of the game)

http://www.silentjournalist.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/200-400mm-1024x682.jpg

Mode switch 1.4x makes it 280 - 560 That's cool.

I want it Right Now!!!  :D

Gone, 70-200, 35-350, 100-400, 2x TC... just this one and a wide zoom.

(revised to downgrade high expectations)

Will they come out with a lower price model with no built in TC?

Good news I'm safe until next year, because I won't be buying a new lens in August. That's usually Springtime adventure.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2012, 15:55 by RacePhoto »

Ed

« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 12:31 »
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Here are the details on the lens

http://www.thedigitalpicture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-200-400mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Extender-1.4x-Lens-Review.aspx

I am interested in the lens as well to replace my 100-400but it looks to be pricey.

« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 15:12 »
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I've created a mock-up of the spotted camera using a current 7D and the info from the 'spy shots'

Ed

« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 15:16 »
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Thanks Leaf!  Im not sure I like the placement of the on-off switchand a feature I would have liked to have seen is a dial lock on the mode knob that allows you to lock into M, TV, or AP modeI already bump it enough.

Interesting placement for the rate button as well.

« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 16:19 »
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Thanks Leaf!  Im not sure I like the placement of the on-off switchand a feature I would have liked to have seen is a dial lock on the mode knob that allows you to lock into M, TV, or AP modeI already bump it enough.

Interesting placement for the rate button as well.

Yeah, I bump that knob quite a bit as well.  All of a sudden I find myself shooting in C3 with some crazy settings. :S

KB

« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012, 16:24 »
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Thanks Leaf!  Im not sure I like the placement of the on-off switchand a feature I would have liked to have seen is a dial lock on the mode knob that allows you to lock into M, TV, or AP modeI already bump it enough.
It would make a lot more sense if the the on/off and lock positions were switched. I wonder why the did that? Since it's still a prototype, perhaps it will change (though I doubt it, at this late in the game).

« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2012, 22:03 »
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want!

« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2012, 22:38 »
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Thanks Leaf!  Im not sure I like the placement of the on-off switchand a feature I would have liked to have seen is a dial lock on the mode knob that allows you to lock into M, TV, or AP modeI already bump it enough.

Interesting placement for the rate button as well.

Yeah, I bump that knob quite a bit as well.  All of a sudden I find myself shooting in C3 with some crazy settings. :S

Glad I'm not the only one. It does look like the mode dial has some sort of button in the centre on that earlier shot - maybe I'm imagining things...

I really hope they change the way you switch between manual video and still images too - drives me nuts having to dig into the menu to change over the live view mode between "exposure simulation" and movie mode.

KB

« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2012, 22:51 »
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Yeah, I bump that knob quite a bit as well.  All of a sudden I find myself shooting in C3 with some crazy settings. :S

Glad I'm not the only one. It does look like the mode dial has some sort of button in the centre on that earlier shot - maybe I'm imagining things...
Isn't that the purpose of the lock button? That's why I thought it would make more sense being swapped with on/off. If that's not what 'lock' does, what would it do? Lock all controls? What's the need for that?
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I really hope they change the way you switch between manual video and still images too - drives me nuts having to dig into the menu to change over the live view mode between "exposure simulation" and movie mode.
I have C1 dedicated for movies -- there are so many changes that have to be made (live view, picture profile, ISO, etc.) I can't imagine doing it any other way.

Ed

« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2012, 11:03 »
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KB - The on/off button below the dial looks to be the new spot for the on/off button for the  camera (it was previously under the big dial on the right side of the screen).  The 60D has a dial lock where you press to turn the dialthats the feature I was hoping for on all new Canon cameras.

At second look on RockStoxx photoit may be thereIm hoping!

KB

« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012, 11:20 »
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Thanks, Ed. I did get that, but what I don't get is the purpose of the switch labeled 'lock' at the bottom (where the on/off switch is on the current 5D2).

« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2012, 05:46 »
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Brace of new Canon 200-400mm f4L in use at the London 2012 Olympics



 

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