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General Discussion => General Chat => Topic started by: robotfist on July 08, 2012, 10:09:56 PM

Title: Kicktarter for 5D MK III?
Post by: robotfist on July 08, 2012, 10:09:56 PM
I realize the focus is on finishing the 5D MK II right now.  But would it help if a Kickstarter campaign was started to collect funds to purchase a 5D MK III camera for Alex and to put towards developer costs?

I am new to this community so forgive me if I'm rehashing a previous topic.
Title: Re: Kicktarter for 5D MK III?
Post by: a1ex on July 08, 2012, 10:20:39 PM
Maybe - but for this we need somebody from USA. There is Indiegogo for European guys like us, but not really well known afaik.

A nice promo material is a must have.

The current source code compiles on 5D3, but the first few testers reported it as having serious problems, so there's not much I could do until I'll get my hands on this camera. But at least a demo with focus peaking and zebras is possible - those are already working well.
Title: Re: Kicktarter for 5D MK III?
Post by: unity2k on July 10, 2012, 11:13:38 PM
I don't believe a Kickstarter would be appropriate here. There is no tiered payoff incentive available that would entice people to make various donations. What would be given away is very specific to those who own or will own a $3500 camera body, so you are narrowing the number of people this Kickstarter would apply to. I know this could be argued against regarding any endeavor where specialized equipment is required, such as sliders, steadicams, iPhone products, etc., but each of those fund raisers give different tiered products or credits for rewards - in this situation the contributor receives ML which is already free, and that, is that.

I have already made my donation towards the Mark III, I do not own one, nor do I plan on owning one, but I know that the continuing development of ML on all Canon DSLR's benefits ALL of us!
Title: Re: Kicktarter for 5D MK III?
Post by: coutts on July 13, 2012, 11:12:09 PM
I think kickstarter could work, there is no need for a physical product or anything. I think kickstarter or indiegogo would work, but Indiegogo sounds like it would be more appropriate.

If you need someone in the US, i can help.
Title: Re: Kicktarter for 5D MK III?
Post by: Luc on July 27, 2012, 03:49:39 PM
I would like to see some development on the 5D mk3.
Title: Re: Kicktarter for 5D MK III?
Post by: JohnN on July 30, 2012, 06:47:33 PM
I have put a little in the pot for this, however a very kind member here (vijaymukhi712) has put $200 into the pot, now not all of us have that kind of money spare but if all of us that are interested put what we can afford in then we'll have this thing licked in no time...

Now where is my speech and soap box...
Title: Re: Kicktarter for 5D MK III?
Post by: csound on July 31, 2012, 02:18:47 PM
I'd be very happy to donate again if there was a specific fund set up to develop ML for Mk 3.
The Mk 3 has some great improvements over Mk 2 but the ML features in v. 2.3 would really bring it up to a new level.
Hope there's some more news on this soon.