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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 29, 2013, 08:32:16 AM »
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Nice TS work.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 11:00:29 AM »
Hmm, I see that now.  Crazy how they would not put that in the list of features on the USA site.  ::)

Highlight a feature intended to correct for inconsistencies in the manufacturing process?  A feature that even the manuals for the cameras recommend you not use?   ::) ::) ::)

As mentioned by another user, the UK seems to think it is worth mentioning.  Apparently only the Americans feel the need to hide such a feature.  ::)

http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_70D/index.aspx

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:48:21 AM »


@ Studio1930 - Canon USA doesn't seem to list AFMA as a feature for any of the bodies which have it...

Hmm, I see that now.  Crazy how they would not put that in the list of features on the USA site.  ::)

I guess this will be a good fit for my mother to replace her 40D finally.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:00:10 AM »
DPR's hands on preview states:

"AF microadjustment (can be set individually for up to 40 lenses, remembered by lens serial number)"

But the Canon site doesn't show this as a feature.  Why would they not list an important feature on their USA site if it has it?  Hmmmmm.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: July 01, 2013, 11:49:20 AM »
On Thursday morning I had my 1D-X at Canon's services in Switzerland. Following Studio1930s advise I ran the camera through a series of high speed test shots, then used it during the weekend and it appears to be perfect. No need for cleaning up afterwards whatsoever.

Excellent news.  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:27:01 AM »
I would really appreciate if you would share any findings regarding oil drops on the sensor, and hopefully it's clean. I'm sending mine in on monday, so I can get it back between weekends.

I really think you are far too worried about the oil drops. It is out of your hands, and even if a few of us have an issue (which I doubt will happen) what are you going to do? Worry about other things, and have confidence in Canon, don't spend so much time worrying about something you cannot control.

Hahaha, obviously you never had an issue with excessive oil from Canon before.  The 1DsM3 oil issue threw so much oil around that everything was covered with oil, sometimes including your attached lens (not something you can clean yourself)!  Having to send a body back in to Canon cost time and money so I think it is worth being concerned about.  I don't think we should avoid having the fix done by Canon, but I am concerned about having my body come back clean until I shoot high speed and it throws over 1000 drops of oil everywhere.  Given that consideration, I'll only send in my 1DX when I have the most down time.  I'll also make sure my backup 1Dm4 body is clean and ready to be used full time.

You call it worried, I call it prepared.

You shot high speed mode with the 1Ds3?  Does that even have "high burst mode?"  LOL

Ooooh snap!  Yeah, I know.  5 fps isn't exactly high speed.  ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 25, 2013, 08:45:20 AM »
I would really appreciate if you would share any findings regarding oil drops on the sensor, and hopefully it's clean. I'm sending mine in on monday, so I can get it back between weekends.

I really think you are far too worried about the oil drops. It is out of your hands, and even if a few of us have an issue (which I doubt will happen) what are you going to do? Worry about other things, and have confidence in Canon, don't spend so much time worrying about something you cannot control.

Hahaha, obviously you never had an issue with excessive oil from Canon before.  The 1DsM3 oil issue threw so much oil around that everything was covered with oil, sometimes including your attached lens (not something you can clean yourself)!  Having to send a body back in to Canon cost time and money so I think it is worth being concerned about.  I don't think we should avoid having the fix done by Canon, but I am concerned about having my body come back clean until I shoot high speed and it throws over 1000 drops of oil everywhere.  Given that consideration, I'll only send in my 1DX when I have the most down time.  I'll also make sure my backup 1Dm4 body is clean and ready to be used full time.

You call it worried, I call it prepared.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 24, 2013, 01:55:14 PM »
I get mines back tomorrow :-) i asked them what happened they told me the modification was complete so lets hope it comes back with a clean sensor and still properly weather sealed.

I would really appreciate if you would share any findings regarding oil drops on the sensor, and hopefully it's clean. I'm sending mine in on monday, so I can get it back between weekends.

Keep in mind that it may have none on the sensor until you shoot some high speed shots.  That is what happened to my 1DsM3.  Also curios to find out how this goes for others with the 1DX.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 21, 2013, 12:38:10 PM »
Car shots are a 1DX with the 85 f/1.2.  (2014 Grand Cherokee Overland)
Dog shots are a 1DX with the 40 f/2.8 pancake (shorty-forty).

All very quick snapshots as I was in a hurry. :)






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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX Image Quality
« on: June 19, 2013, 08:50:16 AM »
This has to be a troll.  >:(

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 19, 2013, 08:48:37 AM »
yeah send them in and get more oil splattered on your sensor when you start using it,im not concerned ill keep shooting for now ;)

Yeah, I was thinking that too.  I had a 1DsM3 with too much oil and it soaked my sensor to the point where I had to send it in to be repaired.  I probably could have made some money on all the oil that was in that sucker!  I don't want my 1Dx to come back the same way.  My serial number is in the affected group but I have not looked for the markings yet.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: May 30, 2013, 08:48:45 AM »
I just ordered this lens from BH....will arrive this coming friday. Can't wait :o

Better than arriving on Monday!  :P

You will love this lens.  Take some time to get to know it.  I found that it needed a bit faster of a shutter speed than I expected to keep things sharp.  Crank up the shutter speed and enjoy.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« on: May 03, 2013, 08:51:29 AM »
To my way of thinking, if you're using it much above f1.2, then you're not getting anything out of it you couldn't get with the faster focusing f.18 or a 70-200 2.8...

This is a common comment on lenses but it is not accurate.  The 85L shot at 2.2 is not the same as the 1.8 version shot at 2.2.  Just like the 70-200 shot at 200mm f/2.8 is not the same as the 200 f/2 shot at f/2.8.  You will get more light with these more expensive lenses and focusing is usually much better. I have done side by side comparisons and there is definitely a difference and an advantage to the more expensive lenses, even when stopped down.

Now whether it is worth it to you for the more expensive lens is subjective.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« on: May 01, 2013, 11:04:20 AM »
I use it on the 1DX and it is okay at best.  It is faster than older bodies I have used it with but I am not sure how that would compare to the 5D3.  I only use it for portraiture and stills so it works okay for me.  No moving subjects.

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Software & Accessories / Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« on: April 11, 2013, 09:15:35 AM »
I think these threads about memory cards are funny.  If you have ever built a computer then you know that memory has to be matched to the hardware to work well (or at all).  Cameras, readers and computers are the same for memory cards.  Some combinations work and some don't.  It usually has nothing to do with the brand but more to do with the combination or even the memory card batch.

If you ask people if they have had issues with X brand of memory cards you will always get those who say yes and those who say no.  But maybe you have carpet in your computer room instead of tile.  Or maybe you drop your cards more often than others.  Or maybe your humidity is higher where you live.  All of these factors can contribute to failed cards and some brands and models of cards might be better than others. 

Also, what firmware is your camera running?  Is it different than those who have not had issues?  Are you running two cards at once (in a body that can do that)?  Do you turn off your camera when it is reading the card (image coming up on display)?

I could go on and on and on about the different factors that can make a card fail for you but not your "pro" buddy.  Buy some cards and try them.  Buy some more and try them.  And in a few years things will have changed so you will need to buy some different cards and try them too.

Not that it matters since you probably don't have the same camera, settings, reader, computer, computer room, shooting technique, location, shooting rate, cards from my batch, or fill your cards 100% like me, but I have over 10 Lexar 1000x 32 GB cards that have held hundreds of thousands of shots and I have not have one failure yet (Sandisk has failed me though).

-Remind me to copy and paste the next time we see a memory card thread.
(Not meant to sound like a rant, but it probably did.   :-\ )

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