Deal Alert – There seems to be quite a trend brewing as of late in regards to the Canon 5D Mark III’s tendencies to drop below the sub-$3,000-mark – price cuts that equate to more than five-hundred dollars off the camera’s original price.
Deal Alert – After the flurry of highly-publicized Canon 5D Mark III price-cuts were found sprouting up all over the product pages of many major online retailers over the last few months, we know have a new deal to mull over and bring to the attention of our over anxious wallets.
In a rather unexpected turn of events, Canon has just let the cat out of the bag, announcing plans to finally introduce the 5D Mark III’s ability to output a fully uncompressed 1080p signal via HDMI – something Nikon’s and Sony’s HDSLR counterparts have been touting for some time.
Watch This: The Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D4/D800 Get the Bloom Treatment – Full Frame Video Battle Royal
While the Nikon D4, D800 and Canon 5D mark III have all seen their respective, and rather extraordinary, time in the review spotlight, aside from the 5D3, they have yet to get their collective Phillip Bloom stamp of approval and usually thorough head to head video capability comparison. But finally, although fashionably-late, we now the latest and greatest unscientific/real-world full-frame shootout, sure to give pixel-peepers their fill for the foreseeable future.
After receiving their first batch of 5D Mark III’s post light-leak, the good folks at LensRentals.com decided it would be fitting to see for themselves what measures Canon took to ensure the issue wouldn’t rear its ugly head once more.
Early this morning, the good folks at Magic Lantern took to Twitter and released the above image – a snapshot that may not look like much to most, but means the world to Canon HDSLR filmmakers who have experienced first hand the incredible amount of benefits running the Magic Lantern hack can provide – a truly welcoming sign for current and future 5D Mark III owners.
Quick News – Although Canon just released a service advisory confirming the 5D Mark III’s light leak phenomenon, which has been documented as altering exposure by up to a 1/3 stop, according to information gathered by Techradar, the camera giant has released more news affirming the halt of the camera’s shipment in some countries, like Canada and the United Kingdom, to properly investigate and rectify the problem more thoroughly.
Quick News – “Leakgate,” the term now being coined by many for the phenomenon affecting numerous early 5D Mark III adopters, has now been officially confirmed by Canon as a legitimate issue, admitting that “in extremely dark environments,” the top LCD panels illumination can directly affect the camera’s metering system.