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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/17/intel-leak-haswell-e-2014/

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. :-)

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

+1

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!

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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.

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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 hotsquirrels.com, iluvsquirrelstoomuch.com and I even made a rap song out of it which is posted at wholetthesquirrelsout.com.

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

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

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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.

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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)

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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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Software & Accessories / Re: Advice: Black Rapid shoulderstrap
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:26:37 PM »
Just an advise, do not put your camera in your back or on you side unprotected in crowded area when using these type of straps, or the normal straps. Strap may be hard to cut, but it is possible to steal the lens.

Great advice and info. I had never even thought about that. Thanks.

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Lenses / Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« on: June 14, 2013, 03:26:07 AM »
I shoot sports, and I must admit that there have been times recently when I have wondered about the 200-400 1.4X. I even asked Canon CPS for their opinion on it over the 400 f/2.8 ii.

What did CPS say?

Considering I do sports mainly, they said I should stick with the 400 f/2.8 ii.

I will be trying the 200-400 1.4X and I am sure it is an excellent lens, and for those that shoot wildlife etc then wow, couple that lens with an extra 1.4 or even 2 and you have quite some reach. But for me, at the moment, it looks like the 400 f/2.8 ii will remain king.

I will let you know once I do try it out, though not sure yet when that will be.

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Lenses / Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« on: June 14, 2013, 12:40:29 AM »
I shoot sports, and I must admit that there have been times recently when I have wondered about the 200-400 1.4X. I even asked Canon CPS for their opinion on it over the 400 f/2.8 ii.

I will try it at the next major event I am at, but I also agree with what bdunbar79 says in that using two cameras is really not that big of a deal.

The 400 f/2.8 ii is an outstanding lens, wow, I smile just thinking about it - and it is considerably cheaper than the 200-400 1.4X.

Anyone that was watching the men's final of Roland Garros will have seen a couple of 200-400 1.4X in use behind the players seats.

I am keeping an open mind. I use the 400 f/2.8 ii quite a bit but have not yet bought one, and as I have not yet used or even touched the 20-400 1.4X I really am in no position to pass judgement.

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