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Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX Teathered - what works best?
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:54:11 AM »
Thanks for the info Brad. Much Appreciated.

Software & Accessories / 1DX Teathered - what works best?
« on: February 11, 2013, 11:02:18 PM »
I have the 1DX and and am going to be doing a lighting workshop with my photo club.  Looking for advice on the best way to tether to a laptop running a data projector so I can show lighting setup changes relatively live.

What is the best way to connect a longer piece of Ethernet from camera to PC? what software should I run on the PC what will show the images pop on the screen as take them?

Your feedback is much appreciated!

Got word that mine is shipping to me today from a western Canada distributor. Should have in my hand by Tuesday.  I am a CPS member and have been keeping in touch.

EOS Bodies / Re: 3D or 2D really possible?
« on: July 10, 2012, 07:53:19 PM »
I think canon since the 50D has become overly influenced by accountants than photographers.

Does anyone actually think it was the 'photographers' idea to merge the 1D & 1Ds line. Of course not, it was a business decision to take two lines into one. Although 1 series cameras are the flagship and what people read about in magazines, and good for marketing, they are not the money maker to canon.  Why tool two assembly lines when you can tool one, and charge more to help with the R&D costs. Hence "we merged the camera lines to one super duper camera!" Ta-Da!!!!

At the end of the day canon sells Rebels through to 5D's to make money and 1 series probably cover costs because of lower production runs and make for good advertising. Average consumers ogle 14 fps, they don't read that the it is achieved with mirror lock.  Rebel owners don't ogle over f8 focusing etc. 

But at the end of the day we need consumers to buy lots of consumer grade cameras so the R&D can continue to build 1 series cameras for the pros and serious camera enthusiasts. In the meantime we take a hit during economic deprived times where companies are most interested in staying afloat, which doesn't put them in a spot to cater to specified groups that don't have the camera sales to justify another line. 

At the end of the day make as many product lines that are financially feasible and target the biggest markets.  They are corporate company and have to focus on the bottom line.

Sucks at times but that is business.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Manual Posted
« on: June 12, 2012, 09:48:21 AM »
I think I finally figured it out the 'X' stood for the number of months that it would take to become available (Oct-August).

Then again when I got contacted to verify my CPS number for my pre-order my response should have been"Olympics... yeah, yeah, I'm going to the Olympics... sure. Yeah right I need it for the Olympics!"

My first fear when reading this is that the camera has problems.  Then I hope they are taking the time to work the bugs out. I would rather wait now than deal with an after sale nightmare, like others have done in the past.

I have a new to me 400mm 2.8 IS that is not exactly paired best with the 5DII or 40D.  I find that I don't even shoot my 40D at weddings anymore I change lenses on my 5DII, and wedding season will almost be done by the time I get my hands on the 1DX, even being a CPS member.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delays [CR2]
« on: June 05, 2012, 05:18:56 PM »
The 1DX was announced and I was sold on it, from a 5D2 upgrade. Then the 5DIII addressed 90% of what I was looking for in an upgrade, but I already set my sights on the 1DX, and have researched and self-justified it to myself. Now just waiting, especially after the March release came and went, then April, now June.

I am starting to worry as we are now into June and there are no rumours of potential shipping dates. Still shooting weddings on what I anticipated would be my new 1DX by now.  And each wedding that passes without a prospect to release is frustrating.

Sorry just needed to vent!

Lenses / Re: Worth Getting 24L & 35L both?
« on: May 03, 2012, 08:49:48 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. I ended up getting both as I got a good deal on the two of them new. I knew that a year down the road I would probably get the other anyway.  I enjoy shooting low avail. light and if worst case scenario I don't use one that much I can sell it as used prices go for about 80-85% of new.

Lenses / Worth Getting 24L & 35L both?
« on: May 01, 2012, 06:31:05 PM »
I shoot wedding and portraiture, I am targeting to shoot most of my weddings with shallow DOF and available light.  I currently have the 14L, 50L & 85L already and the standard zooms 17-40, 24-70 and 70-200/2.8.

I am looking at the getting one or both the 24L and 35L and although I am favoring the 35L for portraits but I am wondering if it is worth getting both?  Is there enough of a difference to also get the 24mm?

Lenses / Re: 24L or 35L
« on: April 22, 2012, 10:45:22 AM »
I'm have been in the same delema betweend the 24/35. I have the 14L, 50L & 85L. I know most say that the 24L would complement best however I too am swaying towards the 35L because I mainly shoot people.   I think the 35 is a better people lens and 24 better landscape for most instances.

I once had a Then $2000 10D and a 28-70L hit the floor and break in half and the camera only had an aperature of 0.

Things I learned and know now, that I wish I knew before;

1) a camera cannot fall off the floor! Now I always lay my camera on the floor never a table etc.
2) insurance is good if you loose alot of stuff, if you have a small claim it can bite you in the ass, especially if it is a rider on your home insurance.  See what the claim will do to your insurance before filing one.
3) wish I knew about repair discounts offered by joining CPS Canon Professional services earlier.  If you have the amount of gear to qualify, you may save the membership amount or more by saving 20% on your repairs.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed Again? [CR2]
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:51:04 PM »
I find it odd that people are complaining that the 1D is delayed and that the 5DM3 was rushed to release.

Easy when the 1DX was announced in October and we are still waiting and the 5DIII is out a month after announcement.  However I do understand that there is far greater market share and profits to be made on the 5DIIII and it makes the most business sense.  I originally planed on getting a 1DX then the 5DIII was announced an it met most of my needs that I was looking to upgrade too, I had one pre-order until I reverted back to the decision to get a 1DX.

Would be nice to have it by wedding and sport season!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed Again? [CR2]
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:46:02 PM »
Last week I applied for my CPS membership in Canada, the $100 Gold membership.

My question is Can I order new equipment form CPS? I assume there are no discounts on new equipment, are there? (I did research but could not find anything other than the 20% savings on repairs and the welcome kit that also include 2 free check and clean)

So if true how does one get to the front of the line with a CPS membership? Notify your retailer like B&H?

Curious to know if I can order directly from CPS and how?


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark 3 Queue @ B&H
« on: March 20, 2012, 07:31:26 PM »
If it helps any. I just cancelled my pre-order that I ordered on Mar. 1st at 9am EST @ B&H. 

I decided to get a 1DX, however since I only got on that list today not sure how long I will have to wait? I hope not as many will be buying the 1DX so hopefully I won't have to wait too long  :D

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII Fastest SD Card
« on: March 13, 2012, 12:05:50 PM »
Thanks for the response.  Looks like the Sandisk 45mb is the best SD.  I have approx 8 Sandisk CF cards. Only one I had fail was in my 10D where it only took about 36 pictures and then I would get and error any any others would be corrupt. Was replaced under warranty.

The lexar 600x and 1000x (UDMA 7) have good reviews. Now just to decide how many 'bursts' I plan on shooting!

Thanks again!

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