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It feels bad to people who paid big bucks for it. I know it is how it is but feels bit unfair.

I fully understand your pain, going from over US$ 12,000 to 6 or 7,000 is one hell of a drop.

Does make me wonder just how much more Canon would have made globally if they had just sold the 1D C as the 1D X for a thousand or two more than it came out at the time.

Would I have bought the 1D X, with 1D C specs, for a little bit more than I paid for "just" my 1D X without the 4K video? Most probably. But to me the 1D C was never worth 2X 1DXs.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 17, 2015, 09:02:40 AM »
To: Lemmy Shoyu

Wow. Love it! And as it was shot on Boxing Day, perhaps we can say it is a knockout shot! ;-)

Great shot, keep up the good work.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon EOS-1D C Coming Down in Price Again?
« on: January 17, 2015, 12:44:09 AM »
You make some good points there, pbd.

I am definitely a committed 1-series user, and doubt I would buy anything else in the future as I like the form, quality, weather proofing, weight etc. For what I do, they really are perfect. But it would be nice to have a camera that can take 4K video and 1D X-quality stills too. My work is mainly stills, but I do an awful lot of videos as well, and the ability to take quality stills from a 4K video would be nice especially with the same menu, layout and system on both cameras.

Will be keeping my eye on the 1D C a bit more closely now.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon EOS-1D C Coming Down in Price Again?
« on: January 16, 2015, 10:24:56 PM »
What exactly is the difference between a 1D C and 1D X? Is it just the firmware, or are there other differences? Has anyone broke them both down to look at the internals?

There is a bigger heat sink inside the 1DC that accounts for the 150g difference in weight between them, the 1DC weighs more, and, apparently, that is matched to 'reworked circuitry and design to dissipate the heat from 4K recording'. Another hardware difference is that the 1DC has a headphone jack.

Thanks, privatebydesign. So there is zero difference between the two in terms of stills performance?

These price cuts do make the 1D C very interesting. Definitely worth watching more closely.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon EOS-1D C Coming Down in Price Again?
« on: January 16, 2015, 07:51:41 AM »
What exactly is the difference between a 1D C and 1D X? Is it just the firmware, or are there other differences? Has anyone broke them both down to look at the internals?

Not that any of that is all that important, but if it falls in price much more I could be very interested in getting a 1D C. And I never thought I would say that!

Why would I consider it now? I find myself more and more taking stills from the video I shoot with the 1D X. Of course, as it is not 4K they have limited use, and it would be great to be able to combine a 1D X with a 1D C to get the best of both worlds.




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Have any kind of opinion and a minority of users on 'Other filmmaking forums' will criticise you so that doesn't bother me…
That I can understand. Nobody cares about opinions—they are trivial at best. If I were to like the color green and someone calls me a fool for it, I couldn't care less.

When it comes to blogs looking for an audience it gets trickier. Ken Rockwell. Fake Chuck Westfall. Pretty clean cut cases where people knew what to expect. Well, most people.

But once you venture into… journalism(?), people expect knowledge, maybe some research—and not unimportant: perspective. When you pose as a journalist but write opinionated click bait—that's when you get a reaction.

There's other logic in the mix here unrelated to video - I now need a pro stills camera and this one allows me to sell my 5D3, 5D2 and 7D which makes the upgrade cost to the 1D C a lot easier to bear.

Do you remember our discussion on Twitter at all, after the launch? My pro 1Dc arguments? How the 1Dc brings a lot to the table and if you're complaining about price at least consider a user that needs the whole feature set of the camera? I'm glad you understand that point now. Keep them coming.

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My original criticisms of the 1D C still stand. It doesn't deviate enough from the 1D X to justify being double the price
Why do you insist on dragging price into the camera evaluation? It's not part of the equation. It comes at the end. It's useful for 'buying advice', but has nothing to do with the camera itself.

It's an amazing camera—but insanely expensive!—a distasteful item for rich tech snobs.
It's an amazing camera—and cheap!!—shut up and take my money!

Both of the above describes an amazing camera.

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1D C though has the most cinematic image of the lot. I never argued otherwise.
Honestly, it would be difficult to argue against it, so I'm sure you didn't. But you also certainly didn't come out and say that the 1Dc was the most cinematic camera with most beautiful image.

I don't know if you include me in the general "shut up, forum nerd" statement, but seeing that I paid the $12.000 I allow myself this short response.

I don't normally wade into this discussions, but I have to agree with what AndreeOnline has said.

I found that Andrew Reid tried to make a diplomatic reply, but then at the end could not resist a little dig.

I think what, AndreeOnline, said:
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But once you venture into… journalism(?), people expect knowledge, maybe some research—and not unimportant: perspective. When you pose as a journalist but write opinionated click bait—that's when you get a reaction.

This is a big problem now and growing. Bloggers suddenly trying to become "journalists" writing this and that without any experience in the actual field of journalism or even media. Sad.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1DX maintenance?
« on: December 28, 2014, 04:25:46 AM »
I've been wondering the same with my 5D3. I think I'm around 100k or so.

Problem is that there's never good time to send it out :( There's always something fun to shoot, so I cannot part with my camera...

That's where CPS comes in - though I admit that it is very different from country to country (both in entry and service etc).

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I take my DSLR on trips and for work, assignments etc. But when I nip to the shops or walk to the local market  to buy food or just look around, I won't take it along. It is at those times when, if I see something I want to shoot, I have no choice but to use the only camera on me which is my phone.

There have been times though that I wanted the shot so much, that I snapped it with my phone, walked home and grabbed my 1D X and walked back hoping what I wanted to shoot was still there!

Perhaps the Sony RX100 Mark IV will include phone features, or perhaps Canon could produce a 1D X micro that fits in my pocket and ...... ::)

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Canon General / Re: Advice on which DSLR to get
« on: December 19, 2014, 12:16:35 AM »
Hello,

My wife is getting more into photography and I would like to get her a a DSLR. This would be her first DSLR, but I'd like to get her one that she could grow into and not one that will be replaced in a year or two. I have read some very positive reviews for the Rebel T5i. Would this be a good choice? What lens(es) would you recommend? From what I see this camera was last refreshed March of last year, which was quite a while ago. Should I wait for a new version to be released first? Is there one coming out soon?

Any advice/help is greatly appreciated! :)

I think you really need to tell us a little more.

Why do you think a DSLR will benefit her?

What does she have now?

Do you have any Canon lenses, and if so which?

What does she want to take pictures of, and how is her photography going to "grow"?

Is weight an issue?

Unless you tell us more, we really are just plucking cameras out of the dark. Cheers.

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Thanks for the heads up.

I tried DPP 4 when it first came out and maybe it is just familiarity, but I greatly prefer 3.14.X and still use the latter for all my images.

I will take another look at 4 later on to see if they have improved it from the initial release.

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Canon General / Re: Canon USA Addresses the Gray Market
« on: December 17, 2014, 02:55:24 AM »
Welcome to the global economy.

Most CF cards are made in China, but they cost 4 times as much to buy in Asia as they do in the US.

Last time I bought CF cards, they were made in China, shipped to the U.S., put on promotion at B&H, sent by UPS from the U.S. to Hong Kong and all for cheaper than I could buy them locally!!

Crazy times we live in.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buy another 1DX?
« on: December 15, 2014, 11:01:10 PM »
Purely speculation on my behalf, but I doubt the 1DX II will be out, or even announced, by March 2015.

If you need a second 1D as a backup or secondary lens shooter, then just get another 1D X or if money is a little tight then grab a 1D Mark IV.

Both the 1D X and 1D Mark IV are very reasonably priced at the moment.

Have fun!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Question for 1DX owners
« on: December 08, 2014, 11:41:24 PM »
No, not in the slightest.

And I crop almost all the images that get used, and it still does not bother me (or anyone else dealing with the pics) at all.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 02, 2014, 10:51:27 PM »
I wouldnt say the 1DX is better in every way.  Some things to consider against the 1DX

1. Cost - You can buy two or three 5D3's for the cost of one
2. Size - No removable grip so you have to lug the heavy camera everywhere...plus the charger which weighs as much as the camera
3. Noise - The shutter is very noisy.  Even in single shot it will turn heads.  In drive mode it's a machine gun going off. Scared off a lot of ducks with that one.
4. Shorter battery life - 5d3 with one battery will last longer than the 1DX.  Add the grip to the 5D3 and you may last a week of pretty heavy shooting before needing to charge batteries.
5. 1DX cannot run Magic lantern.  5D3 can, adding a lot of additional capability such as one shot HDR (Dual ISO), focus peaking, intervalometer, ETTR and more.
6. 1DX is 18MP.  Not much smaller than the 5d3's but if you end up cropping you will notice it.

I opted for the 5D3 and have used that for pretty much everything from landscapes to pro sports...now that I have the 7D mark II, I also have the FPS and AF system to help in that regard.  Oh and between the two I spent less than that of one 1DX.

Many people would say point 2 is a plus rather than a negative. I like the build, size and weight of the 1D X. It balances perfectly when used with big whites. Plus you cannot forget the grip at home, one less thing to worry about.

Are you sure about point 4? I would be surprised if that is true. Even if it is, I doesn't make much difference. I forget how many thousands of pictures I can take with just one battery, my spare hardly ever gets used.

As for point 5 - could be a plus or minus depending on your point of view. I do not have any desire to install Magic Lantern, I doubt I am the only one.

6 - nah, you won't.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 02, 2014, 07:04:41 PM »
It does sound as if, from what dash2k8 says s/he needs, the 5D Mark III will suffice.

But, as the first post also states money is not an issue then I would be tempted to take the 1D X. Why? Because you are already used to the 1D form, there is a certain comfort knowing you have the absolute best that Canon has to offer - you will never wonder whether that other camera is better, it isn't. Plus, you never know what the future may bring and fast action of one form or another could play a role in your life, and there are technical benefits too.

Personally I would take the 1D X. I love it.

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