B&H has the Canon 5D Mark III in stock again with double instant rebates applicable. These have been going in-and-out rather quickly. Good luck.
The Armor Mini Rig is a slightly different take on some of the traditional HDSLR cages out there. I’ve been using an Armor Mini Rig that Varavon sent me to check out with my 5D Mark II for a couple of months now. In short, it’s a nice, affordable cage that can be a solid foundation for a decent rig. [Read more…]
The Canon 5D Mark III is in-stock for the moment here at B&H Photo.
Mitch over at Planet5D.com just announced a new short film that they shot entirely the 5D Mark III – ‘Incident on Marmont Ave.’ I talked with Mitch about this a bit at NAB this year and he was (justifiably) stoked about how the project was coming together.
Some details on how and why the short was created:
The intent for this project was to create one of the first narrative films showcasing the new 5D Mark III and its long-awaited features but to also do it on a lower end budget. We have seen that many of the “regular” DSLR influencers have been moving more toward the higher end cameras (C300, Epic etc.) and are shooting projects that are way outside of the budget of most independent filmmakers. While these influencers are still fantastic sources for generating high-end interest, an entire group of film and DSLR users don’t have sources that are relevant to them.
Our project is directly aimed at DSLR filmmakers who are shooting on lower budgets frequently. We designed the entire project to meet the budget, time frame and actual considerations that lower budget filmmakers have for their projects. This is a group that is deeply committed to a high quality final image but wants the lower price tag and flexibility of a DSLR.
Head over to Planet5D for more details about the cast, crew and production.
As with the LockPort800, the LockPort5M3 protects HDMI output on your camera from production abuse with a solid universal clamp and a mini to full-size HDMI adapter.
The LockPort5M3 retails for $119 and is available direct from LockCircle.com which shipping set to begin in June.
The Magic Lantern guys look to be hard at work on development of custom firmware for the Canon 5D Mark III. A couple of days ago, one of the developers tweeted the above image of a 5D Mark III displaying a “Hello world” message to Planet5D and others.
While the 5D Mark III is quite the step up for video users when compared to the 5D Mark II, there are still some key concerns in what it is lacking. Two of the top “missing” features are 1080/60p frame rates and clean HDMI output for external recorder capture. No doubt if the Magic Lantern crew can get these two features cranking reliably on the 5D Mark III, there will be a lot of happy shooters out there.
Canon has issued another product advisory (see the last one) for the 5D Mark III with regard to the LCD panel “light leak” issue. Canon has identified a specific range of affected serial numbers for the 5D3 and will offer a free inspection for owners who wish to send their camera to Canon beginning in May.
See the full advisory and contact details below. [Read more…]