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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 05, 2012, 02:40:21 PM »
March 14th, 6 PM Eastern.  Was told my order should ship end of this week or early next week.
I'm in the same boat--albeit ordered a little before, but you wouldn't tell it by the order number.

Order number 1019890xxx.  They said probably tomorrow for shipping, but maybe next week. I think it simply depends on how many they fulfill before they close for Shabbat.

For what it's worth, it seems like mine and neuro's number just missed the very first shipment.  One of the guys (the guy who made is order at two thirty) had an order number of 1019886xxx.

Seriously...that's why the 1DX got delayed so many times--they needed to install robotic functionality and give the entire first batch to a robot.  That's awesome.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« on: July 03, 2012, 12:11:40 AM »
friend of mine did order 1dx from B&H on 3/14, his order is 101989010x, wonder where he is in the line and if he will be able to get his from the 1st shipment... he is glad that B&H is huge store and they probably will get quite a few of them...
My number is quite similar to that; yours is a little lower than mine, which should be on the first shipment as told by a live chat rep. Congrats to your friend!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Availability in North America
« on: July 02, 2012, 04:11:31 PM »
I just got off live chat with BH too, and they told me pretty much the same as Neuro...That Canon sent them a shipment over the weekend and they should get it in a few days.  I too am getting mine first batch! Granted, my order number was nearly the same as Neuro's, but I'm really excited, and so was the dude on BH's live chat.  In fact, he might have been more enthusiastic than I was.

Dr. Deano-I'd recommend live-chatting them and putting your order number in the opening dialog box.

That's great, you'll love the camera.  Which lens do you have on there?
50mm f/1.2.

That is a gorgeous camera; I'm jealous  :o

Site Information / Re: Canon Rumors Site Information
« on: April 01, 2012, 10:09:07 PM »
Will you be upgrading to vBulletin 4.x forum or 4.x publishing suite?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Available at B&H for Preorder
« on: March 14, 2012, 06:42:01 PM »
Well...I'm in the queue!   ;D
Count me queued as well!!  I tried live-chatting with a fellow, but he would not give me the length of the queue after much petitioning.  Is there any way we can find out where in line we are?

EOS Bodies / Re: It's official!
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:13:07 AM »
Is it already available for shipping/pre-order??  At the B&H website, it says it is backordered and you can add to cart, but with the 1dx is still says price is not determined and it isn't even available for preorder. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 09:54:58 AM »
Hate to break it to you, Tuggen, but you are simply wrong. What reports are you hearing? And there is absolutely no chance that the D800 beats  or ties the 1DX in high iso performance!

EOS Bodies / Re: CP+ 2012
« on: February 12, 2012, 12:06:53 AM »
While the press release is interesting, saying for 4k video it will crop close to aps-h, the body is the exact same as a 1dx, as in a rebadged 1dx.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 11, 2012, 09:21:25 PM »
It does sound nice...I just dunno if I can justify the upgrade price.  I think if you take the time to get the lens dialed in the Mk. I is pretty sharp. 

And I wonder - once we've got a few thousand copies out there I bet we'll still have folks saying "it's not sharp".  Also, no sharing filters with my other glass is a bummer, unless I get that 16-35...
Well, I think the 16-35 was one of the main reasons they made the 27-70 have an 82mm filter threading.  Many people buy the "trifecta" of 16-35, 24-70, and 70-200; so Canon makes some redundancy for this common combination.  And then they assume if you have all three, then you'll have 77mm as well as 82mm filters.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 09, 2012, 07:32:14 PM »
Yet Canon does not plan on either of these being the 4k cinema DSLR?  Not going to lie, but this seems like a pretty good solution for a 5D replacement.

Wedding, low-light, movie makers, and even sports photogs can use the 5DIII for their purposes; yet when high iso speeds are unnecessary, such as in a studio or in landscape environments, the 5dX provides great resolution.

Interestingly, the 5DIII sounds more like what the 5dX should be (sports, speed, low-light, and movie hybrid), and the 5Dx sound more like the natural successor to the 5DII (landscape, high-resolution portraiture).

That said, I don't anticipate these specs coming to fruition.

Currently, I occasionally use the 1.4x tc with the 100-400, and not being able to autofocus does not really bother me, since I don't have a 1 series body.  Most of the time I use the 1.4x tc is only with my 70-200.
FWIW, I tried a comparison of the extenders on the 100-400mm vs. cropping the image (using the 7D), and with the 1.4x, I preferred the cropped image, whereas with the 2x I preferred the extender.
Oh, that's interesting.  I'd assume the 5D2 would be better cropped as well, as opposed to using the TC.

My favorite use, albeit not very useful--just fun, of the 100-400 with 1.4x (I don't have the 2x) was getting super long distance shots with that combination + an xl-h1s for surveying things.  This is a 560*7.2 crop factor= 4035 full frame equivalent.  Yes, it was blurry; yes, it was crazy hard to hold steady, even with a tripod; however, you could see objects from quite a long distance away.

Add the xl-1.6x tc and you get a 6456mm full frame equivalent.  :o

I'm in the exact same boat as Neuro; I'd use my 1.4x tc on the 100-400 if I had the ability to AF with the 1dx.  Currently, I occasionally use the 1.4x tc with the 100-400, and not being able to autofocus does not really bother me, since I don't have a 1 series body.  Most of the time I use the 1.4x tc is only with my 70-200.

Edit: Well, I missed the boat with the third option, but, because I occasionally use the 1.4x with the 100-400, I'd stay the first choice stands.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: S and X
« on: February 01, 2012, 06:41:28 PM »
Canon doesn't really seem to have a set routine for using S and X. They do have the 1Ds which differentiates it from the 1D as being full frame. But I don't know why they chose an "s".
I've always been under the assumption that the S indicates a higher end model.  Although most would argue that the 1D serves a fundamentally different purpose (sports) than the 1Ds series (landscape, studio), one cannot argue about the price hike for the 1Ds.

The same goes for Canon's camcorders.  Note the XL1 and XL1s, XHA1 and XHA1s, and the XLH1a (no HD-SDI, genlock, or timecode) and XLH1s.

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