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just picked mine up!

1st one in shanghai and probably in china :)

got the dock while i was at it too :P

Hey, based in Shanghai? Me too. Where did you get yours and what did you pay? I've seen that they're all over Taobao now, but I usually go to the Xing Guang camera stores at Luban Road.

How's the AF behaving on your 1DX?

Cheers!

got it at xing guang 6500 rmb just got back from walking around yu yuan and wai tan taking some shots so far I think mine might be front focusing a bit and AF is not as good as my 35 but i have to download the pics still. literally only just walked in.

i don't have a 1Dx its 5D3

Couldn't resist. Went down to xing guang and picked up one as well. The guy told me that the first batch to China was only 100 pcs, so we were both lucky getting one early. Same price as you mentioned, 6500rmb.

Ended up with an AFMA adjust of +8, but after that it's really sharp! Also noticed that it struggles a bit hitting the focus 100% in bad light, but as long as the light is decent it's spot-on!

(Read your profile status as 1DX and somehow translated that as you having one. I've got the 5D3 too...  ;D)

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: April 29, 2014, 08:32:43 AM »
just got mine!

First one in Shanghai and probably china :P

awesome and evening is approaching!

Hey, based in Shanghai? Me too. Where did you get yours and what did you pay? I've seen that they're all over Taobao now, but I usually go to the Xing Guang camera stores at Luban Road.

How's the AF behaving?

Cheers! 

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just picked mine up!

1st one in shanghai and probably in china :)

got the dock while i was at it too :P

Hey, based in Shanghai? Me too. Where did you get yours and what did you pay? I've seen that they're all over Taobao now, but I usually go to the Xing Guang camera stores at Luban Road.

How's the AF behaving on your 1DX?

Cheers!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« on: April 26, 2013, 08:10:59 AM »
So I've found a link to the new firmware... I'm not claiming any responsibility for this, but other people on the site seem to have gone through with it, with good results. Apparently someone got a copy of the new firmware directly from Canon, on a memory stick, when they sent in there camera.

Let me know how you fair with it, if you do decide to try it :)

Happy shooting

Where is the link?


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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 25, 2013, 07:58:20 AM »
I had a very long conversation with a friend of mine who received (one week ago) as present for his birthday "all mighty" 35mm 1.4 Sigma.
He is saying that on close subject ( 1m and closer) the lens is amazingly sharp, but if you try to focus on something further than 3m, the the focus is out of control and for him was imposible to micro-adjusted. He likes the lens so bad that he never think to retur it and in the same time is totally frustrated by focusing.



Anyone else had this problem?


My copy was already very sharp on both close ups and longer distances when I received it, and after AF micro adjustment it got even better, with simultaneous improvement on all focus distances. Your friends copy is faulty and he should return it, which shouldn't be a problem as it's only a week old.

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According to the OP over at dpreview who got back his camera with Firmware v1.2.1, the AF points do NOT illuminate...

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Canon General / Re: How well do you see color?
« on: February 26, 2013, 07:35:32 AM »
Your score: 3
Gender: Male
Age range: 40-49
Best score for your gender and age range: 0
Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520

On an iMac

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Lenses / Re: Would a 14-28mm f/1.8 be possible?
« on: February 15, 2013, 01:10:10 PM »
Nor will a UWA  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35 or 135L??
« on: February 15, 2013, 01:05:23 PM »
According to your signature you have the 85mm f/1.8, so the 35mm f/1.4 sounds like the right choice.

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Canon General / Re: What's your definition of "Pro"?
« on: February 07, 2013, 09:24:15 AM »
Would you rather go to bed with a seasoned pro, or a passionate amateur?

My point is that people attach too many positive feelings towards the "professional" tag. To me, it only means that one makes a living doing a particular thing. There are other words to describe skill if that is what you want to.

-h

+1

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX CA correction - cannot correct- no data?
« on: February 03, 2013, 05:42:23 PM »
Not all lens profiles are preloaded in the camera. You can add those through the EOS Utility software in the settings menu when the camera is connected.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:51:50 AM »
Canon launches imagePROGRAF iPF765/iPF760

Was that it?

http://cweb.canon.jp/newsrelease/2013-01/pr-ipf765.html

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Why don't you test it the same way as for stills? Lens cap on and a long shutter time. If you have dead pixels, you'll see them and then they'll likely affect your video too. It's a bit tricky to find a guaranteed way of spotting them in a video clip.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 07, 2012, 12:27:54 PM »
Was a floating dock, so that's why have a bit of blur on the subjects, plus keep my son still for 13 seconds is almost impossible

Somehow that blur adds to the feeling. Love it!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Unholy Trinity of Non-L Primes?
« on: October 07, 2012, 05:27:11 AM »
Both the 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.8 are really good value for the money, and I don't hesitate a second to recommend these.

On the wide end it's a bit trickier to find good non-L primes. I have the 28mm 1.8 and while I think it's a great focal length (being in between 24mm and 35mm), it really is a mediocre lens. I haven't tried the 35 2.0, but I frequently use the 40mm 2.8, which is a fantastic little lens considering the price and size!

I don't see any non-L "replacement" for the 135mm 2.0L. Save up for one! It's great, and it's cheap-ish for being an L lens.

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