Here are my first quick shots of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, during the ceremonial unboxing at Newtonville Camera, Newton Mass. (Thanks guys!)
I am in the process of working on the first and best (hopefully on both counts) e-book guide for the Canon 5D Mk III called Canon 5D Mark III Experience – The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation with the Canon EOS 5D Mk III. You can learn more about it by clicking on the title or here:
I wrote an initial post about the 5D Mk III Specs and What They Mean for real world use, so you can begin to learn about its new and/ or improved features. I’ve also spent a lot of time with the manual, and a little bit of time with the camera itself, and I am thoroughly impressed! I love the new autofocus system and the new menu systems that are far better organized than ever before. The new menus include the new AF Autofocus Menu tab and sub-menus with the pre-set autofocus Cases to make it far easier to configure your camera for your specific subject tracking needs than was previously possible with the Canon 7D menus and Custom Functions. The side-by-side Comparative Image Review is great for comparing two images at once on the nice, wide rear LCD Monitor, or for comparing a full image with a detailed view of part of it.
Quick shot with the 5D MkIII, with a detail of the dew drop I noticed during post-processing. Captured in JPEG – looks even better full size!. Images copyright by author, taken at Newtonville Camera, Newton, Mass. Please do not use without permission.
The feel of the body is great too, more 7D than 5D Mk II, and the sound of the shutter is much more appealing than the “ka-chunk” of the 5D Mk II. The silent Touch Pad control for movie shooting works great, and the in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposures are fun to play with. I will write more about the camera and its features as I get a chance.
Images copyright by author, taken at Newtonville Camera, Newton, Mass. Please do not use without permission. (Sorry for the copyright watermarks, but I had my previous unboxing image widely stolen by unsavory websites.)
Here are some in-camera HDR Mode and in-camera Multiple Exposure Mode experiments:
Lowell House, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Mass. Canon 5D Mark III – in-camera HDR Mode, Art Embossed
Lowell House, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Mass. Canon 5D Mark III – in-camera HDR Mode, Art Vivid
Example images of all of the other HDR processing options can be seen here.
Neon Sign, Cambridge, Mass. – Canon 5D Mark III Multiple Exposure Mode. Multiple-exposure control: Bright, 3 exposures