Canon 5D Mark III without optical low pass filter – the verdict

I’ve shot a comparison in Berlin today between my modified 5D Mark III and the standard 5D Mark III.

The modified 5D Mark III is similar to the Nikon D800E in that the anti-aliasing filter has been removed. (Which is why the modified 5D Mark III is dubbed 5D3E in the video).

But is it any good?

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CineStyle on the 5D Mark III and fixing softness in post

Good news – Technicolor CineStyle works with the 5D Mark III already. The picture profile loads in the same way as before on previous Canon DSLRs. You will need to install the EOS Utility from the CD that came with your 5D Mark III to put CineStyle on your camera.

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The anamorphic miracle filter

Pictured: Unique-in-the-world (factory custom job) Iscorama with aspherical elements from a Leica Sumicron.
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Buy: 72mm Tokina +0.4 Diopter on eBay from a London based cinematographer

Diopters or achromats dramatically improve the sharpness and minimum focus distance of anamorphic lenses.

A Tokina double element diopter has transformed my Isco Centavision anamorphic to the point where it rivals the Iscorama 36 for sharpness. It has halved the minimum focus distance of the lens from 2 metres to 1.

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