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      10-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #3926
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Originally Posted by Chewy734 View Post

Btw, they may not allow that feature on the 5D3 just to differentiate between the two. But, it would be awesome if they did give that functionality to the 5D3.

Can't wait to do the update... Too bad I'm out of town right now though.
The 5D3 is Canon's competitor to Nikon's D800, which does AF to f/8 (I wonder how good it is, since it's doesn't cut the mustard at f/4). I think the 5D3 needs this feature to help justify the price premium over the D800. Also, it's being recognized as a very viable bird and wildlife photography body (with some limitations) but this addition would give it a big boost in that direction.

We'll see, but I think that it'd be a big mistake to not offer it on the 5D3 now that we know that it's not a mechanical limitation for that AF system. Either it'll happen in a matter of weeks, or Canon will hit us on our heads again for being so logical and presumptuous.