Fake Chuck Westfall has chipped in with his rapid contributions on the release of the Canon 5D Mark III. For those of you who aren't familiar with the moniker, Fake Chuck Westfall is Real Chuck Westfall's more blunt alter ego and he has been posting insightful (if profanity-laced) comments for awhile now. In particular, he circulated a petition earlier asking Canon to address many of the issues on the Canon 5D Mark II, including its deliberately stunted autofocus.
Fake Chuck Westfall writes, "The time has come for Nikon, Sony, RED and pretty much the entire industry to shit their pants. Yes people, the 5D Mark III is finally out. And boy does it fucking rock!!!! If Jesus Christ were to make his second coming today, this is the camera he’d have around his neck to document his journey.
In previous posts I referred to this camera as the 5DX, because really, I think it deserves that name. Giving it the name “5D Mark III” doesn’t do it justice. That makes it sound like some kind of crappy update to the 5D Mark II, which we all know was shit. This camera is such a big departure from the 5D Mark II on so many levels, that only a 5DX name (X for eXtreme, eXtraordinary) can really do it justice."
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