New Canon 5D Mark III Kit & Firmware Available
Canon announced some changes to the 5D Mark III this week in the form of a new kit and a new firmware update. In the new kit the Canon 5D Mark III comes bundled with the Canon 24-70 f/4L IS USM, the old kit came with the 24-105 F4L. The new kit is actually a little more expensive that the old one, coming in at $4,299 (the old one is currently $3,999), and is currently available for pre-order. It is expected to start shipping on November 5th.
5D mk3 AF point illumination: Firmware update coming April 2013?
One of the first things we noticed when we began testing the 5D mk3 was the un-explained, and to be honest downright annoying change in the way AF points illuminated during a “half-press” for autofocus / metering. Basically, ….the focus points don’t light up anymore. Not until AFTER focus ins confirmed in one-shot AF, and barely at all in AI-Servo mode.