1. To say that I’ve been excited to get my new Canon 5D Mark III is an understatement. This is my single most anticipated camera for about the past year and one that I pre-ordered the night it was announced. Despite this mountain of expectation, finally getting to shoot with it has been a complete treat and I’m both happy and relieved to say that this camera is everything I wanted it to be and more.

    There has been a lot of talk about its apparent lack of resolution especially compared against the $600 dollar GH2 with various bitrate hacks. I do have a GH2 and it has been hacked. However, I don’t see what the fuss is about. Yes, shooting at a deep depth of field on the Mark III does produce pictures that are a little bit soft, but not nearly to the detriment that is emphasized and what it does well, it does so well that there is very little else that can match its strengths. It is still a completely unique camera in this marketplace.

    The build quality is superb which is to say like the 7D, only better. The new 3.2” LCD is bigger and more pleasant. The colors are classic Canon which are well saturated with lovely skin tones. The moiré and aliasing are both gone and this is a huge deal. Even shooting the metal mesh ceiling of the bumper car stall in the film above, I saw no signs of moiré. Shooting the strings and bottle game, there was no sign of aliasing on the strings. This is a huge deal! The inexpensive SDHC cards are now usable thanks to the Mark III’s dual CF and SDHC slots. Class 10 cards seem to be all I need, even in the more bitrate hungry i-frame encoding mode.

    Finally, the film above was shot entirely on the Mark III with the new i-frame encoding and using the faithful picture profile (sharpness at 1, everything else at defaults). There has been absolutely no grading or color correction in post and this is footage straight off the camera. Audio was captured with the on board mic. Stabilization provided by my always present Manfrotto 561 BHDV-1. Len was only one: the Canon 24-70 2.8L, shot mostly wide open at 24mm, 50mm and 70mm. It was a very quick edit.

    A big thank you to my walking model Faye for being so patient!

    See my full blog post here: pictureandcolor.com/2012/04/02/for-your-amusement/

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  2. Test of the new Canon 5D Mark III at the Bronx Zoo. Took a while to find optimal settings, but the lack of moire and aliasing is a huge improvement over Mark II. Nice to have timecode and clips longer than 12:00.

    Lenses were Canon EF 70-200 / 2.8L II, Nikkor 50 / 1.8.

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  3. A Shortfilm i shot with the new Canon 5D Mark III, there was nothing more than the three of us that morning.
    It was a total free shooting, all Images accured when i saw them.
    I tried to capture the relation between these 2 friends as nearby as i could without beeing cheesy.
    It was a great experience finally using the 5d mark 3 after shooting 2 1/2 Years with the mark 2.
    Really got some features i was waiting for, more will be on my blog soon.
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    Actor: AVZAN & Diana
    Music: Tony Anderson " Hold On"
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    Gear: Canon 5d mk 3, Zacuto rig, Small Hd Dp6,Redrock followfocus blue, Zeiss 21mm,50mm,85mm, canon 70-200mm ,Manfrotto monopod.

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  4. 5D mkIII, Nikon 17-35mm f2.8 with Novoflex adapter, 1/50th, 100 ASA, IPB recording.

    See dslrnewsshooter.com for more details

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  5. sorry for the flickering, I have used wrong shutter speed sometimes, but it was just a quick test. The video clips were made at ISO 6400-10000.

    5D MKIII - 70-200 F.8L IS II

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