It’s Official! Canon 5D Mark III

The long anticipated Canon 5D Mark III was just announced with an impressive list of features.

22.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
3.2″ Clear View High Resolution LCD
DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
61-Point High Density AF
Full HD 1080/30p and 720/60p Formats
Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
Extended ISO Range (50-102400)
Up to 6.0 FPS Continuous Mode
Dual CF and SD Memory Card Slots
Durable Magnesium-Alloy Construction

Available the end of this month for $3499. body only.

Hands on preview and video
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/03/02/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-preview

Low-light ISO Samples
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/03/02/canoneos5dmarkiii-isoseries

Vincent Laforet’s thoughts on the new camera
http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2012/03/01/canon-5d-mkiii-my-thoughts/

A side by side comparison of the 5D Mark II, 5D Mark II and the Nikon D800
http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_eos5dmkii&products=canon_eos5dmkiii&products=nikon_d800

Kodak: All Slide Films Are Now Gone

Citing a decline in demand, Kodak has announced that it will discontinue Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100G, Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100VS, and Kodak Professional Elite Chrome Extra Color 100.

Existing stocks are expected to last another six to nine months, depending on demand.

Slide (transparency) films have accounted for only a single-digit percentage of color film production for many decades. The announcement does not affect Portra or Ektar color negative films, or the remaining Kodak black-and-white films.