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EOS Bodies / Re: Touch Screen in Future Full-Frames?
« on: June 09, 2012, 06:22:39 AM »
Touch screens on pro level bodies? It's probably inevitable but just so long as they are there as an option. Properly located buttons & joysticks that fall naturally to hand without taking your eyes off the action are a least until instant, perfect voice control takes the stage.

And that would want to be a whole lot better than Siri. Can you imagine it? "Siri, focus on the, not those eyes, the other ones...hey that's a nose...oh forget it...Siri, switch to full not the user-guide manual...SIRI behave !!!!  (coming this century)

There's a place for touch-screen for something like Q or Info, but please, not for the menus. And no Siri.


You're trying to make it sound like you wrote your initial post to assist everyone, but I'm afraid that your tone made it come across like you were gloating at everyone who can't afford a 1D X...  Rather than act defensive now, I'd suggest that you are a little bit more careful not to cause unnecessary offense in future. 

Horses for courses. I found the OP interesting and value the trouble he went to to overlay the controls of the 5D3 & the 1DX to illustrate his points. It was a well presented description coming out of direct experience.

If it's pushing buttons for you, try sidestepping the emotion for a moment and see that he's offering a personal viewpoint that is 100% valid for him and plenty of others, but just may not mesh with everyone's position.  And that's OK!


Doing sports/action based photography, I can't see how anyone could manage to lug around a huge 1-series plus its lens all day without having serious back problems. I gave up the 1DII for the 7D, never looked back... The grip comes in handy sometimes, but usually it just makes the damn thing too big. 

Hmmm, maybe. I guess all those Canon shooters at elite sports events shooting with Mk4 & Mk3 bodies must be missing something. Expect 7D sales to surge.


I think it's going too far to say that the 5D has "bad ergonomics".  I find it immensely comfortable to use, with the only 'why did they do that' button placement being the playback zoom buttons.  Yes, perhaps the 1Ds have better ergonomics - and I certainly prefer the integrated grip look rather than the 'bolt-on' type - but mostly it seems like you have particular preferences that are determined by the size of your hands or simply habit.
No, I am not going too far. I am a professional photographer and I expect something professional or at least pro-sumer like a 5D to be better...
It seems all of you 5D users fail to see the reality and can't accept the truth.
I rented a 5D III for a whole week without a grip to see if I liked it. I was extremely happy with the quality of the camera... Build, photo quality, noise levels, focusing speed, screen... The best camera in the market so far, but this grip is just not right... It took me 5 seconds to realize there is something wrong with it. 

+1 Exactly. When you use both cameras on a daily basis in demanding high pressure environments, you notice all sorts of subtleties. The button placement of the BG-E11 is unfortunate. It's still a great camera, but the 1- Series bodies are unsurprisingly so much more refined. Interestingly the 5D3/BG-E11 is heavier, taller, thicker and overall bulkier than the 1D4.


As I understand stand it, RAW processing and conversions made with the camera manufacturer's software (Canon and DPP) provide the best results.

Sometimes that may well be the case. But why do you suppose most professionals or enthusiasts who work with high volumes of files choose a program like LR over DPP? It's all about a great set of tools and options and the ability to work through large numbers of files very very quickly, especially once you skill up.

Very occasionally I'll call on DPP if I'm struggling with skintones in LR. Personally I like the output from DPP, but find that in spite of a very pretty GUI, the backend is fairly under developed with unexpected workflow roadblocks that push it away from high volume shooters. If you're working with low volumes of files it's perfectly fine, plus it has the distinct advantage of coming free with your Canon camera.   8)


Lighting / Re: 600ex-RT & Gary Fong
« on: June 08, 2012, 06:59:27 AM »
Thanks. I saw one in a camera store today. They look like they would shoot out light in every direction - a good idea for diffuse lighting.

Probably best to buy on eBay if you're price sensitive. That's where I went for mine. 100% happy with the seller. Just pick one with the most sales and free or moderate shipping.


Lenses / Re: Canon 17-40L lens for $500...good deal?
« on: June 08, 2012, 06:53:43 AM »
Much better than 17-40L is Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 at the same price.
Oh come on.  The 17-40L would be way better overall :)

+1 You can't argue with this. The 17-40 is a professional grade L lens. I've had one since they first shipped nine years ago. It's been in daily use ever since in a demanding client environment. At $500 it probably won't last long. Snap it up. You'll easily make your money back in the unlikely event it doesn't work for you.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Bought a 5D Mark iii Today (YAY)
« on: June 08, 2012, 02:10:23 AM »
Is that the POTUS on board? Third window from the front?

Good luck with the 5D3. I gather you bought the kit with the 24-105?
With 128Gb of card space I also gather you're a heavy shooter.


EOS Bodies / Re: Heavy strap?
« on: June 08, 2012, 12:15:29 AM »
I like the BR straps. But with a lot of weight swinging off the tripod thread, I'd be a bit cautious. A few years ago I dislodged the tripod thread in the base of a 5D Classic grip. In that instance I probably overtightened a SpiderPro plate with the supplied hex/allen key. Fortunately no damage was done beyond the wrecked thread. You'd be hard pressed to strip the thread, but just think about how that little thread is mounted into the body. It's a separate component, engineered for lighter duties. I'd regard the thread in grips to be less robust than those in the body. And the thread in the lens collar will probably be more robust again.

Just something to think about...


I don't get the anger and disappointment about the 1D X delays.  It comes out when it comes out.  In the meantime keep shooting with your current gear and have fun.

+1. Absolutely! If there are issues that need to be dealt with, I'd prefer it was delayed until Christmas if they need the time to get things right. A premature release can disappoint...


Lenses / Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« on: June 07, 2012, 06:25:52 PM »
How about a pre-owned 24-105? Their L build quality means that most examples will be as good as gold.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D MkIII review at PDN
« on: June 07, 2012, 06:22:17 PM »
Photo District News has posted their review of the 5D MkIII


Lighting / Re: 600ex-RT & Gary Fong
« on: June 07, 2012, 03:44:49 AM »
How much light power do you lose when you use it?

It depends on the physical environment you are in. Low white ceilings will help. Whatever you lose for bounce vs straight/direct flash, factor in "just a bit more". Sorry for being so imprecise, but that's just how it is.


Lenses / Re: Best (Recommended) ways to clean your lenses?
« on: June 07, 2012, 03:39:27 AM »
If you have awkward bits of dust in the rear element then a lump of cheese will pull them out.

Is there anything cheese can't do?


EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:58:01 AM »

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