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justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
15 Jun 2007 6:50PM

Quote:Is there any truth in that the 5D blows highlights very easily?

Only from those that aren't using it properly.

The 5D probally has amongst the best dynamic range out of the Canon line up.

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AlexMoi 11 3
16 Jun 2007 6:28AM
I nearly order 1 unit last week, but looking at the AF problem now, it is better to wait for a while before I jump in.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
16 Jun 2007 8:04AM
Spoke at length last night to a guy who took his brand new 1dMKIII to the TT races and spent the whole time cursing the focusing issues and finally resorted to using a 5D to get the shots he HAD to get.
peter shilton 13 1.1k England
16 Jun 2007 11:08AM
It makes you wonder how many people who have problems have not RTFM yet.

It seems like there is quite an advanced set of different settings etc.

Perhaps the problem is between the floor and the shutter release?
Little Jo Plus
16 2.3k United Kingdom
16 Jun 2007 11:17AM
There were reports of an AF issue on the 1D MkIII pre-production units but that was supposed to be fixed by a firmware update before shipping.

There is a huge problem of folk not reading the manual. Modern cameras are just too complex to use them effectively without reading up on their features and functions.

Waiting for the new model to get any last minute gremlins fixed is probably a good idea......and may even save you a few hundred pounds.

andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2007 12:31PM

Quote:Has any one received one yet?

I think Geoff Simpson been using one for a couple of weeks
andybrightuk 16 85
16 Jun 2007 12:40PM
I've had mine for 4 days now, absolutely no issues here. There's certainly some DOA units out there, but for the most part it's users getting used to the tracking system. Most of the bird photographers who did have issues, have now picked it up and are happy (more than happy)

I can't remember many new cameras that didn't have internet scare stories upon release.
Mark_Readman 12 922
16 Jun 2007 7:23PM
I borrowed one and had a quick play with one at the Bollywood oscars green carpet, it amazed me how big and bright the view finder was and the effortless al-servo compared to my old mkii.
It feels like a complete different camera
It's in a new generation on the old models, that's for certain, I will wait until the rush and price settles before upgrading.
lensmonkey 12 22 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2007 7:19AM
I was lucky enough to get my MK III last week, no problems so far. I did a wedding with it yesterday and I was blown away by the results.

One problem though, maybe for another thread, but how do you install the latest RAW plugin into Photoshop??


peter shilton 13 1.1k England
18 Jun 2007 4:36PM
I suspect there isn't a plugin yet!

I hope Lightroom gets an update soon.
dark_lord Plus
13 2.1k 495 England
18 Jun 2007 6:49PM

Quote:the TT races and spent the whole time cursing the focusing issues and finally resorted to using a 5D to get the shots he HAD to get

So much for a 5D being no good for sports then Smile

Might have to wait a bit longer for a used 1d II too.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
18 Jun 2007 8:41PM
He's been using a 5D to shoot for 3 racing teams since the camera's release.
peter shilton 13 1.1k England
3 Jul 2007 4:57PM
I rang my "supplier" today and he said mid to late July.

So that's September then!
peterjones Plus
15 4.7k 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 10:07PM
I bet it is a brilliant camera but until it is everywhere and sub £2K I will manfully struggle on with my 1D Mk2
peter shilton 13 1.1k England
30 Jul 2007 9:02AM
Well, I had a text out of the blue on Friday to say it has been dispatched.

It is due today,(Monday).

I wonder what the serial number will be and which firmware it will have.

I will have to see if I can count the shutter actuations too, to make sure I am not getting someones reject!

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