Ahhhh That New Camera Smell :) Canon 1Ds Mark III

AndyAndy BicameralNew YorkPosts: 50,153Registered Users Major grins
edited December 12, 2007 in Cameras
As in the past, my good friends from Tallyn's Photographic didn't disappoint me :barb and my new Canon 1Ds Mark III arrived this morning :ivar

Oh yes, they packed up some nice Canon goodies in the box, too (I *love* that about Tallyn's) :D

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The battery is charging, and I'll have more to say in a day or so.

I'll add my random thoughts here:

FILESIZES: RAW - 27Mb, In-camera JPG, least compression, highest quality: 11.5mb

WEIGHT, HANDLING: It's noticeably lighter than the 1Ds Mark II. The battery is less than half the weight of the old system. The camera, with E-1 handstrap, fits my hand like a glove. Feels awesome.

VIEWFINDER: HUGE! Bright, clear, extremely useful. A true joy. I'm used to full-frame, but this viewfinder is a step up from the 1Ds Mark II and 5D. The camera info is bright, clear, well laid out: metering mode, shutter speed, aperture, shots on card remaining, ISO, battery life, RAW/JPG, shots available in burst, and EC range scale.

MENU OPERATION: Easy, intuitive. A huge step up from the 1Ds Mark II. You don't need the manual, except for some of the newer functions. Navigation is easy to gr0k right off the bat. I will read the book on how to set "My Menu" so that only the stuff I really care about is shown to me. That's pretty cool. UPDATE: it's extremely cool, I really like having easy access to the few things I do most often. When I need any of the other 8 billion custom functions, I'll just use the menus :)

PERSONALIZATION: Very cool, you can use your own file-naming schema if you like. Like your initials, XYZ_0001.CR2 or really anything, they give you four characters to play with.

Stuff I Don't Like: First of all, Hello, Canon?? For $8 grand, why don't you include the E-1 handstrap in the box? I already had one, but plenty of buyers won't have one of these. Lame, lame, lame.
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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,402Super Moderators moderator
    edited November 29, 2007
    Oh man! clap.gifclapclap.gif

    Oh man! Oh man! Oh man! Oh man! Oh man!

    21 MPix
    "L" lenses"
    T&S lenses

    Oh man, Oh man, Oh man, Oh man, Oh man!

    Your Christmas is already so much better than mine.
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  • schmooschmoo word nerd Posts: 8,468Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    this useless comment brought to you by the letter S
    wings.gifbow:ivar
  • TommyboyTommyboy Inveterate Lensman Posts: 590Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    I have Ds envy. . . .

    Nice work, Andy. Can't wait to hear all about it.
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  • jwwjww UniverseUnderConstruction Posts: 449Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    Andy wrote:
    As in the past, my good friends from Tallyn's Photographic didn't disappoint me wings.gif and my new Canon 1Ds Mark III arrived this morning.

    Very nice! Congrats!

    Hmmm.. Tallyn's doesn't sell Nikon. Tryin' to tell us something? mwink.gif
  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,565Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
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    Congrats
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  • Moogle PepperMoogle Pepper Big picture in the sky Posts: 2,947Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    Congratulations! Do tell us what you think of the camera! Oh man... camera envy growing!!
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  • BendrBendr Major grins Posts: 665Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    OOO.... That will be fun, definitely let us know what you think!
  • jdryan3jdryan3 tao te grin Posts: 1,353Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    I love the background in those shots of your forum postings on the monitor.:lol :lol :lol



    ...oh and please do let us see some made BY the camera also.:cool
    It's 1:20 in the afternoon already!!
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,159Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    There has to be a drool icon somewhere... oh well,

    :drool
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  • DJ-S1DJ-S1 Life is good! Posts: 2,303Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    ChrisJ wrote:
    There has to be a drool icon somewhere... oh well,

    :drool
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,159Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    DJ-S1 wrote:
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    No Fair, you cheated! mwink.gif
    Chris
  • jdryan3jdryan3 tao te grin Posts: 1,353Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    ChrisJ wrote:
    No Fair, you cheated! mwink.gif

    In this corner,
    Chris J mwink.gif
    vs
    6141437-M.jpgDJ-S1

    :smack or maybe:duel possibly :beatwax
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  • HoyBoyHoyBoy SmugMug FanBoy Posts: 135Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    Congrats Andy. I can't wait to see some of your images! clap.gif
  • KEDKED Laffin' & Blastin' Posts: 843Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    Your serial number must be somewhere around 000001!
  • ehughesehughes Major grins Posts: 1,675Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    I talked to Scott at Tallyn's today and I'm in line for the next batch. Let us know how you like it...
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,153Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
  • schmooschmoo word nerd Posts: 8,468Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    Andy wrote:

    Nice choice of background music! rolleyes1.gif
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,153Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    schmoo wrote:
    Nice choice of background music! rolleyes1.gif
    Total porn-track (not that I'd know!)
  • zweiblumenzweiblumen Spec Ops Posts: 369Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    Of course she beat me to it since I was actually watching the damn thing... but yeah, the porn-track music really is key :whew
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  • photobugphotobug Major grins Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 633Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    Big congrats, Andy! thumb.gifthumb.gif

    I just got my 40D ... you're a bit ahead of me on the curve :D.


    ........you seem to buy all the latest Canon toys, then they show up here in Andy-Bay (I mean DGrin Flea Market) ... so we should expect your new 1Ds MkIII to be on the Flea Market by when, the end of the year? :ivar
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  • saurorasaurora Major grins Posts: 4,320Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    Andy wrote:

    Whoa!!! I thought that guy would never finish unpacking that box!!! I could never keep track of that many cables! headscratch.gif Congrats, Andy, and of course, we are eagerly awaiting your first shots. :D
  • jdryan3jdryan3 tao te grin Posts: 1,353Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 29, 2007
    Andy wrote:

    Sorry it took so long to reply ... I was out digging up my 'Shaft' 33 1/3 soundtrack LP from the garage:pimp ylsuper.gif

    Wow! I have that same strap (from my 300D in some drawer), and it is a bolder more masculine body deal.gif

    Seriously, that is sweet. Separate ISO, better menus, that big display (especially next to the MkII).
    Andy, not that I want you to go down to Jones Beach and dump a bunch of sand in there, but I would like your assessment of these self-cleaning sensor covers.
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  • SkippySkippy Forensic Wannabe Posts: 12,075Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 30, 2007
    Andy wrote:

    Hey Congratulations ANDY clap.gif

    The link doesn't work for me it opens to the page but the video clip doesnt show up :cry ... Skippy
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  • patch29patch29 C|34N3R Atlanta, GAPosts: 2,928Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited November 30, 2007
    Andy, did you get the RRS L bracket? If you did could you post a photo from the side showing the connectors and the USB cord holder? Thanks! :D
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,325Administrators moderator
    edited November 30, 2007
    standing by over in the flea market....

    Ian

    P.S. congrats!
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  • DJ-S1DJ-S1 Life is good! Posts: 2,303Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 30, 2007
    ChrisJ wrote:
    No Fair, you cheated! mwink.gif
    Yes, but at least I am steroid free!:D
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,153Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 30, 2007
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    patch29 wrote:
    Andy, did you get the RRS L bracket? If you did could you post a photo from the side showing the connectors and the USB cord holder? Thanks! :D
    Battery and most connectors are fully accessible. PC terminal, remote terminal, Video out, and the USB port, all good. If you want to connect the AC adapter, with this RRS plate, you're screwed (it's completely covered).

    I'll give the boys in San Luis Obispo at RRS a shout about it.
  • patch29patch29 C|34N3R Atlanta, GAPosts: 2,928Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited November 30, 2007
    Andy wrote:
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    Battery and most connectors are fully accessible. PC terminal, remote terminal, Video out, and the USB port, all good. If you want to connect the AC adapter, with this RRS plate, you're screwed (it's completely covered).

    I'll give the boys in San Luis Obispo at RRS a shout about it.



    I guess you cannot use the usb cord holder either? Is this a mkII or mkIII plate?


    On the RRS site the mkIII bracket can move out an inch or so, would that solve those problems? headscratch.gif
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,153Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 30, 2007
    patch29 wrote:
    I guess you cannot use the usb cord holder either? Is this a mkII or mkIII plate?


    On the RRS site the mkIII bracket can move out an inch or so, would that solve those problems? headscratch.gif
    Oh it's the very same plate - and that's how you'd access that other panel then deal.gif
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,325Administrators moderator
    edited November 30, 2007
    patch29 wrote:
    I guess you cannot use the usb cord holder either? Is this a mkII or mkIII plate?
    mkII plate won't work. At least not for the 1dMkIII.
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