Canon has released firmware version 1.2.3 for the EOS 5D Mark III, which fixes four bugs (including one in which the flash may not fire when the shutter is pressed) and adds the ability to adjust LCD brightness when an HDMI cable is connected. For the full list of fixes - and a link to the update - follow the link.
LensRentals.com is now shipping the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the Magic Lantern 'hack' pre-installed. The most notable feature gained by using Magic Lantern on the 5D Mark III is Raw video support, which offers much better video quality than on the 'stock' camera. Show More Summary
Magic Lantern has been enhancing the features of Canon EOS digital SLRs for some time now, most recently giving the EOS 5D Mark III a significant increase in dynamic range. One feature found in the second alpha version of their EOS 7D software adds the ability to capture Raw video, albeit at a relatively low 1736 x 1156 resolution. Show More Summary
Magic Lantern, the folks behind the free EOS Camera Tool software for Canon DSLRs, have released a custom firmware hack for the Canon 5D Mark III and 7D. They call their latest release Dual ISO and claim that it expands the dynamic range of the 5D Mark III and EOS 7D by four stops, giving [...]
The folks at Magic Lantern are no stranger to adding new features to Canon DSLRs, courtesy of their EOS Camera Tool software. Their latest creation, Dual ISO, increases the dynamic range of the 5D Mark III and EOS 7D by four stops, bringing the total dynamic range to 14EV. Show More Summary
Magic Lantern's brought some miraculous features to Canon EOS DSLRs lately, including RAW video recording on the 5D Mark III, and video recording, period, to the 50D. Its latest feat is no less amazing, even for jaded DSLR shooters.Show More Summary
The Phottix BG-5DIII battery grip is a budget-friendly alternative to Canon's BG-E11 battery grip for the EOS 5D Mark III, allowing you to double the battery life and enhance handling when shooting vertical format images. Can it do the same job for less cash, or should you save up for the Canon-branded accessory? Find out in our review.
Huge thanks go to A1ex, g3gg0, 1% and the whole Magic Lantern team. I have no other words to describe it – this is huge news. Magic Lantern have done the seemingly impossible and given us a continuous raw recording mode on the Canon 5D Mark III. Show More Summary
Camera feature modifier Magic Lantern has developed a version of its software enabling 24fps Raw video output from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. This news has grabbed videographers' attention as it allows for individual frames of 14 bit output, yielding a much wider dynamic range than you'd get from standard 8 bit video files. Show More Summary
DLSR video is great, having ushered in a new ecosystem of tools, workflows, and filmmakers. In the last couple of years, though, the image quality has stagnated while other, video-centric cameras like the Canon C300 or the Blackmagic Cinema Camera have proven superior. Show More Summary
It's no secret that Canon's 5D Mark III is the go-to DSLR for videographers the world over, but things are about to become a whole lot more interesting. The people behind Magic Lantern have successfully coaxed the 5D Mark III into shooting 24 fps RAW video at resolutions up to 1,920 x 820 pixels using 1000x speed cards. Show More Summary
We remember Peter Belanger from pioneering iPhone photography for magazine covers in 2010. Turns out he is now doing regular photoshoots for Apple and often uses a Canon 5D Mark III with a the 24-70mm lens. He gave the Verge some insight on what its like to use the bigger camera for the most demanding clients in the [...]
Canon has released version 1.2.1 of the firmware for its 5D Mark III DSLR. This update brings two useful features to the popular camera, one benefiting still photographers and the other those who shoot video with the 5D. Firmware 1.2.1 gives filmmakers the ability to capture uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 video. This uncompressed footage will be [...]
If your camera arsenal includes a 5D Mark III, prepare to get your download on. Earlier today, Canon released a major firmware update for the hit DSLR -- version 1.2.1 enables clean, uncompressed HDMI output with simultaneous LCD display...Show More Summary
The Canon 5D Mark III went on sale in the U.S. back in March, 2012. Later that year in October, Canon detailed what software improvements it will be rolling out in April 2013. On the very last day of April, Canon has fulfilled its promise and has released a new firmware update for the high-end DSLR. Show More Summary
Canon has released a firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark III with significant benefits for both stills and video shooters. Firmware version 1.2.1 allows uncompressed video output over the HDMI port as well as cross-type autofocus when working with a maximum aperture of F8. Click through for more details and the download link.
Photographer Finn Beales primarily uses his Canon EOS 5D Mark III when shooting for major brands as well as media outlets, but he also uses his smartphone to capture poignant moments like this image of his son floating in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, which recently won the children's category in the annual Mobile Photography Awards. Show More Summary
DxO Labs has tested 85 lenses on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and analysed the results, looking at its two proprietary measures: 'Perceptual Megapixels' for lens sharpness, and the overall DxOMark score. In the first section of a multi-part...Show More Summary
Here’s a quick tip for Canon 5D MkIII users. If you don’t use this camera, this tip probably isn’t very helpful for you. Instead you might be interested to read about how I shot the above photo. Also, I recommend skimming through your camera manual to see what customizations are available. Customizing your camera’s button [...]Show More Summary