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Gear Talk => EOS Bodies - For Stills => Topic started by: Sitting Elf on October 07, 2012, 03:35:12 PM

Title: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Sitting Elf on October 07, 2012, 03:35:12 PM
This is the very first click out of my new 1DX and new 24-70L II. Sigh... no longer virgins! 
No changes to menus. Just put on the lens, went outside, turned the camera on, aimed and shot. (Just wanted to see what came out)

Pretty impressed with result.  Now to have fun with the menu's. That will be exciting... maybe!
Camera came back with f/7.1, 1/400, 160 ISO

(http://sittingelf.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-for-Xfer/i-GcBXLZf/0/XL/1DX-first-shot-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: cpsico on October 07, 2012, 06:08:07 PM
Looks like a match made in heaven!
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Menace on October 10, 2012, 04:16:05 AM
I'm sure you'll cherish this moment for years to come  :D

Congrats
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: wickidwombat on October 10, 2012, 04:35:02 AM
there isnt enough dynamic range...
you should have bought a nikon so you could pull 18 stops out of those shadows :o
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: PeterJ on October 10, 2012, 06:59:22 AM
Camera came back with f/7.1, 1/400, 160 ISO
Sounds like first shot in green box mode, hope you don't break in everything without more loving care :P
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: mrmarks on October 10, 2012, 07:42:07 AM
Congrats, you lucky guy!
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Canon-F1 on October 10, 2012, 08:59:58 AM
my casio Z50 does as good....
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Marsu42 on October 10, 2012, 09:43:30 AM
my casio Z50 does as good....

... not if the statue is moving really fast and in unpredictable ways, that's when the fast af of the non-IS lens and the stellar tracking capabilities of the body can show what they can do :-> ... no, really, I'm just envious, if the op has fun with that gear it's absolutely fine by be.
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: rpt on October 10, 2012, 10:09:05 AM
there isnt enough dynamic range...
you should have bought a nikon so you could pull 18 stops out of those shadows :o
LOL! As though we are short on threads that quickly meander over to such topics.
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Diko on October 10, 2012, 11:29:10 AM
Congrats... if you decide to throw that devine equipment any soon... let me know :D :D :D
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: tron on October 10, 2012, 11:56:37 AM
there isnt enough dynamic range...
you should have bought a nikon so you could pull 18 stops out of those shadows :o
LOL! As though we are short on threads that quickly meander over to such topics.
Also, you should have photographed your lens cap  ;D
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: AudioGlenn on October 10, 2012, 01:40:44 PM
man... gear envy 8)
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: neuroanatomist on October 10, 2012, 01:57:53 PM
there isnt enough dynamic range...
you should have bought a nikon so you could pull 18 stops out of those shadows :o
LOL! As though we are short on threads that quickly meander over to such topics.

Not even remotely!  Because Australia, as everyone knows, is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not help but bring up the fact that while Sitting Elf is enjoying his new gear, for now, soon DxOMark will release their Overall Score for the 1D X, and that will surely cause him to want to get so slobbering drunk, he can't even buy brandy.
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Jamesy on October 10, 2012, 02:01:55 PM
You have Statues in your backyard?
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Sitting Elf on October 10, 2012, 02:06:03 PM
Yeah.. we have a few. The one pictured is about 2 feet tall. Took the shot at ground level.
My wife likes the little statues around!
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: K-amps on October 10, 2012, 03:09:03 PM
Congrats Elf....  liking this better than your 7D? :P
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Jamesy on October 10, 2012, 03:22:48 PM
Yeah.. we have a few. The one pictured is about 2 feet tall. Took the shot at ground level.
My wife likes the little statues around!
Here is one of our backyard Garden Gnome taken as a test shot with my 5D3 and 70-200/F4/IS @5.6 (which is the sharpest aperture for that particular copy of the lens per FoCal Pro).
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: neuroanatomist on October 10, 2012, 03:30:27 PM
What sort of fantasy land is this?  We have picture of a gnome in a thread started by an elf on a forum with lots of trolls

 ;D
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: hediz on October 10, 2012, 03:32:31 PM
What sort of fantasy land is this?  We have picture of a gnome in a thread started by an elf on a forum with lots of trolls

 ;D

Ok, now this made me laugh.

thanks neuro!
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: dstppy on October 10, 2012, 04:01:13 PM
my casio Z50 does as good....

... not if the statue is moving really fast and in unpredictable ways, that's when the fast af of the non-IS lens and the stellar tracking capabilities of the body can show what they can do :-> ... no, really, I'm just envious, if the op has fun with that gear it's absolutely fine by be.

I'm guessing you're living in Narnia if the statues move really fast and unpredictably?  ;D
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: rpt on October 10, 2012, 08:29:23 PM
there isnt enough dynamic range...
you should have bought a nikon so you could pull 18 stops out of those shadows :o
LOL! As though we are short on threads that quickly meander over to such topics.
Alos, you should have photographed your lens cap  ;D
;D
Oh I did that many moons ago. I even registered my protest as the picture came out rectangular and not round! ;)

I miss those discussions! (As neuro would say - <sarcasm...>)

Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: rpt on October 10, 2012, 08:37:14 PM
there isnt enough dynamic range...
you should have bought a nikon so you could pull 18 stops out of those shadows :o
LOL! As though we are short on threads that quickly meander over to such topics.

Not even remotely!  Because Australia, as everyone knows, is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not help but bring up the fact that while Sitting Elf is enjoying his new gear, for now, soon DxOMark will release their Overall Score for the 1D X, and that will surely cause him to want to get so slobbering drunk, he can't even buy brandy.
No problem there. If that happens SItting Elf, meander over to my place with your 1DX and 24-70 II and I'll fix the problem and take good care of your gear too ;)
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: rpt on October 10, 2012, 08:38:34 PM
What sort of fantasy land is this?  We have picture of a gnome in a thread started by an elf on a forum with lots of trolls

 ;D

Ok, now this made me laugh.

thanks neuro!
LOL! Really good one  :)
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Marsu42 on October 11, 2012, 04:39:10 AM
my casio Z50 does as good....
... not if the statue is moving really fast and in unpredictable ways, that's when the fast af of the non-IS lens and the stellar tracking capabilities of the body can show what they can do :-> ... no, really, I'm just envious, if the op has fun with that gear it's absolutely fine by be.
I'm guessing you're living in Narnia if the statues move really fast and unpredictably?  ;D

No, I'm living in the land where evil wizards make people buy the most expensive gear to shoot their doorknobs and them hex them to rationalize it :-p ... but as I wrote above, that's ok by me, and I've really bad "first shot" pictures.

I'm just rather surprised when looking at 24-70 shots that many amateurs get them because it's the best, no matter the limited zoom range or the missing IS, and then they are used stopped down to do casual landscape or architectural shots and downscale them to web size.

It's really time for a 24-70IS version, Canon - o a 24-105 mk2 @$3000 that'll sell like nothing else before it, for that price tag it'll be "THE" lens :->
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Sitting Elf on October 11, 2012, 07:57:34 AM
Geez!  This has not been the intention of my OP!

All I was doing was taking a "first" shutter click with a new camera and new lens, both just out of their boxes.
The first thing I needed to know is whether the cameras or lens were DOA or not.
So, rather than taking a shot of my kitchen table, I just ran out my back door to click the shutter on something that was a little more esthetic.

Second, I was curious as to how the camera settings were shipped from the factory. I didn't even LOOK at the settings at first...just for fun. So I took the shot and THEN started rolling through the menus so see the defaults they set when coming off the factory line. (Set on Program Mode , Single Point Focus without the grid)

It resulted in a fair shot, but not something I would have otherwise posted anywhere, except for the reasons I did. Can't believe some of the vitriol and sarcasm that resulted. Sheesh!  Apparently, some people think I was trying to show what a fantastic camera the 1DX and the lens were. Nothing could be further reality.

I'm looking forward to learning the functions and settings of the camera, and begin to use it as it was intended...and to be able to get shots like the one below, taken with my 7D, but with even more precision and at FF.

13th shot in a burst of 19 during the launch of a target drone that accelerates from 0-250 MPH in 1.3 seconds.
(http://sittingelf.smugmug.com/photos/i-HBdzgdJ/0/XL/i-HBdzgdJ-XL.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: PeterJ on October 11, 2012, 08:11:25 AM
Geez!  This has not been the intention of my OP!
Unfortunate, anyway back on topic I could only find one photo of my garden ornmanents I'd posted online, looking at EXIF a 7D plus I guess 100mm macro but pretty much the same...

(http://food.sndimg.com/img/recipes/30/71/63/large/picpR5uPJ.jpg)
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Marsu42 on October 11, 2012, 08:21:19 AM
I'm looking forward to learning the functions and settings of the camera, and begin to use it as it was intended...and to be able to get shots like the one below, taken with my 7D, but with even more precision and at FF. 13th shot in a burst of 19 during the launch of a target drone that accelerates from 0-250 MPH in 1.3 seconds.

While maybe not my preferred subject (But I recon a target drone isn't designed to hit the bad guys, whoever they are) I'd really be interested in a gallery "These shots could only have been taken with a 1dx", maybe you can start one - because looking at that excellent shot, it's only the fps that I can think of that could improve it.
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: rpt on October 11, 2012, 10:47:35 PM
13th shot in a burst of 19 during the launch of a target drone that accelerates from 0-250 MPH in 1.3 seconds.
Lovely shot! You seem to have a dream job!
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: expatinasia on October 11, 2012, 11:46:10 PM
13th shot in a burst of 19 during the launch of a target drone that accelerates from 0-250 MPH in 1.3 seconds.
(http://sittingelf.smugmug.com/photos/i-HBdzgdJ/0/XL/i-HBdzgdJ-XL.jpg)

Cheers

Very cool shot! Wow. Was that fired from a carrier? Just curious, but do you have any idea of the heat that is generated? The colours are quite amazing.
Title: Re: New 1DX and 24-70L II lose their cherries together (1st shot)
Post by: Sitting Elf on October 12, 2012, 09:58:46 AM
Launched off of a Military Sealift Command Supply ship (USNS) from the helideck. A team from Guam came aboard to do the launches and control (Remote control). This was in support of an International Naval Exercise near Singapore.
The ship launched five drones that day, and none were shot down by the players... though they tried!

I also have pictures of the drone recoveries. (They are brought back near the ship by remote, then parachuted into the sea, where they are picked up.  I'll try to find those pics in my mess, and post a couple.