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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX Image Quality
« on: June 18, 2013, 11:47:30 PM »
I'm sitting in the Lounge at Dubai Airport on the way to Tanzania

Have a good trip! I am often on Emirates too, love their inflight entertainment.

Dave 90210 - can you post some examples of the problems you described?

They don't put busy cycles in the drivers for certain routines that tend to be used only by graphics apps so they can be faster for some stuff, but it's not like you HAVE to have a quadro or that geforce are so sketchy. If you read the Adobe stuff it was kinda misleading, ooooooh the gamer driver might not be reliable and ooo this, all nonsense, a good GeForce card did plenty of good (thankfully they made it so easy to hack them to work that you can scarcely call it a hack) an dnot everyone had the money to dump on a Quadro or wanted a Quadro and yet if you read the forums some got scared into it over nonsense.

Like I said, I have a Quadro 4000M but wanted to the 5010M, the difference in performance is huge (30% or so) and that is in real world usage and between two Quadro cards. I have also said that I have other laptops that have GeForce etc and there is a massive difference between them.

The top GeForce are great cards, but the Quadros are better for graphics, video, 3D, engineering software etc.

Same as a 5D Mark III is an excellent camera, one of the best on the market, but is it the best for sports photographers? Not by a long shot, but it is still a very, very good camera. That is the camera industry, why do you think the graphics card industry is any different?

I do not game so I cannot comment on that.

dirtcastle - I am sure there are plenty of benchmarks out there.

This is also being discussed in the stills section:

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 18, 2013, 04:59:34 AM »
I have a question.. canon said this:
"Potentially affected cameras will be inspected and repaired free of charge. If you own one of the potentially affected cameras please contact our Customer Support Center"

Does it mean that my newly bought 1D X is potentially affected because it belongs to the group of "insufficient lubrication" OR does it mean that i can only get it repaired after the symptoms appear? (a.k.a after there is already wear and damage to the camera)

It means that if you do not have the A mark, nor the black mark and your 1D X falls into the affected category as described in their advisory then they will repair it foc. You do not have to wait for any symptoms to appear.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 18, 2013, 01:53:07 AM »
What i don't like about this is that i bought a 1DX just under 3 weeks ago and have been proud of it's 400 000 shutter life and now they tell me that most probably your drive mechanism will fail long before that, hahaha.

They're not really saying that, they are saying send it in and let them fix the issue for free.

Hats off to them for telling us and being proactive. How many companies would have kept quiet. I am impressed - annoyed, but still impressed.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 18, 2013, 01:43:48 AM »
My 1D X is also affected - although I have contacted CPS (by email) to verify as I am not in the USA.

As I do not have the markings, and the sixth number of the serial number is one of the bad ones, I am not hopeful.

I only got the camera in March but have shot over 20,000 images thus far and I have a funny feeling I may have seen the issue the advisory refers to, but can't be certain. I have had times when the AF would not lock and the image in the viewfinder was blurry, but I always put the former down to poor skill, and the latter down to bad eye sight (even though I am 20/20), fatigue, a dirty viewfinder or something else.

I wonder how long they need to keep it for.

Dwight - thanks for the heads up!

You don't need a quadro though. Nvidia and Adobe are just in bed so they try to make it seem like you need a Quadro.

The Quadro is faster, but I have a 4000M not because of Adobe, but because I frequently use Vegas Pro.

I have had machines without Quadro 4000M, that use GEForce or others and I can assure you that the Quadros are faster, especially if the rest of the machine is high spec.

Just between the 5010M and 4000M is a 30% real world speed difference, and the difference is amplified with the newer cards.

Your claim of there being little difference is a little like saying that there is little benefit buying a 1DX over your average P&S.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is This the EOS 3D?
« on: June 17, 2013, 05:58:24 PM »
Note to self: Get some Canon replica camera straps made asap with 7D Mark II, 2D, 1D Xii, 1D S, 3D and 4D, try to hide them a little then walk taking pictures of myself. Maybe get Nikon to sponsor the shirt, and Sony the second camera ;D 8) . This could be fun.

BTW if you can wait, then this monster may help:

Intel leak reveals 8-core Haswell-E series desktop CPU for late 2014

6-and-8-core editions of the CPU, which can pack up to 20MB of L3 cache....

can support DDR4 RAM with a clock speed of up to 2,133MHz....

Mmmmm. Nice. :-)

It's easy: don't ever check it.


I always carry it on. No way am I checking-in my camera gear, and I travel with it all so much I have learned to take only what I need.

Oh, and I am pretty sure that gun trick will only work in the States and could possibly get you arrested in another country. Just learn to pack properly!

The top end Quadro cards do make a massive difference especially if you have a machine that is high specs with regards to the other components (cooling, CPU etc etc).

I have a Quadro 4000 M and am always impressed by the results. When I bought the laptop the best Quadro was the 5010M but that was a lot more than just an extra US$ 1,000 or 2000 so I went for the 4000M

Same with anything, you get what you pay for.

Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 16, 2013, 01:11:07 AM »
I have to agree. Bordering on the pornographic. xxx.  :-[

Ha! You think that's bad, I have two white squirrels going at it - on film, and in HD! I can't remember which external HD it is on but I promise you these white squirrels are horny little things!

Alright, alright enough with the private messages. Just keep it quiet ok. The video can be seen at, and I even made a rap song out of it which is posted at

Just don't tell the mods, or anyone else for that matter. :-)

Surely it must be time for a lunch beer.......

I may be wrong but your CPU will only play a certain part in the speed. Your graphics card also plays a very important role, and from memory LR does not make use of CUDA, unlike something like Vegas Pro which does, and that cuts rendering times down a lot.

Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 15, 2013, 09:44:22 PM »
I quite like white squirrels.

Not sure why I shared that, but still.  8)

EOS Bodies / Re: A Big Megapixel Discussion
« on: June 15, 2013, 02:07:24 AM »
It's not fun uploading 2000+ 21MP RAW images to your desktop or laptop then backing all that up. Can't imagine doing that with 36MP images. And then there's the processing time, I would need a lot more processing power to cope.

I do this frequently and have no problem with it. Doesn't take so long.

Having a camera that fulfils your needs is only part of the job, having the processing power to match is equally as important - some would say a prerequisite.

I would love 36MP Raw files if the camera can also do 12 fps like the 1D X, or even faster. Don't mind at all.

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