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Finally, the 5D gets a real focusing system

Plus 6fps, 1080p and a sophisticated metering system. Maybe the best news is that Canon didn’t go the mega megapixel route that Nikon did with the D800 — the low-light performance of the 5D Mark III promises to be spectacular.

Of course, for $3,500, it should be …

Here’s the DPR writeup:

Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR: Digital Photography Review.

Expert tips for taking pictures at Burning Man

The panel: Curious Josh, Ryan, Liana, Kevissimo and Paynie

A group of super-talented LA photographers got together in a downtown loft the other night to talk about taking pictures at Burning Man, and there was a ton of helpful information you want to know about, whether you’re planning to bring a high-end DSLR, a disposable camera from the supermarket, or anything in between.

Here’s who was there and where to see their work. Take a look. These folks are seriously good:
* Ryan Jesena – http://tinyurl.com/6k8epez
* Curious Josh – http://tinyurl.com/66mdqt3
* Steve Payne – http://www.paynie.net/
* Liana BandžiulytÄ— – http://tinyurl.com/5s8ucmx
* Kevin Rolly – http://www.kevissimo.com

So what they have to say about photographing on the playa is going to be worth your while. And we’ll get to some of their tips in a minute, but there’s some fine print that should come first. Lots has been written already about the rights and responsibilities of photographers on the playa, and we don’t have to go over it all again. But what a lot of it boils down to is:
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