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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My Canon EOS-1D X Has Arrived!
« on: July 05, 2012, 05:12:28 PM »

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My Canon EOS-1D X Has Arrived!
« on: July 04, 2012, 10:11:09 AM »
This is great news!!  ;D

Please post some results of the 1D X using the 40mm lens, I am seriously considering this pancake lens with my 1D X (when it finally arrives)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X - June 20, 2012 in Japan
« on: June 30, 2012, 06:20:28 AM »
This doesn't mean anything but I did see that Canon USA is now also listing Digital Photo Professional 3.11 on the EOS 1D X page. This used to be only under the 5D III page. So there is some movement on the site... Let's hope for some box pictures on Monday  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X - June 20, 2012 in Japan
« on: June 26, 2012, 02:09:46 AM »
Maybe someone can answer this question.  If Canon has, in fact, distributed this camera to specified folks in preparation for the Olympics, why hasn't someone taken the camera and done some serious work in evaluating it?  DPReview, I would think, would have gotten one to evaluate by now.....just wondering....I ordered mine back in December from Hunts and just pre-paid the entire amount so that I could go on the 'A' list, which has me #10 to receive my camera when they get them....they are not predicting when they will get them but they did say that they think that they will have them soon, like by July.

I'm guessing because people are full of crap.

And Canon consists of people  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X - June 20, 2012 in Japan
« on: June 25, 2012, 02:20:58 PM »
Now go to OpticsPlanet and they don't have it.  This has been like this for weeks now.

I've talked to them on the phone and they don't actually have any in stock, as you can imagine I was slightly frustrated that they did list it on amazon as being available..

They can order it from the manufacturer and the sales rep said he expected that order to be filled by July 15th.

Opticsplanet have been listing this camera as "in stock" since it was made available for pre-order on B&H, Adorama and Amazon. They also advertised that it should ship between 5 - 7 days of ordering it. I contacted them and told them it is false advertising - but every person who answered my emails just ignored this and answered with stupid answers like : "I don't see your order, what is your question?"

I also reported this to Amazon, and nothing has been done about it. You also can't write a review on the company unless you've purchased from them.

All I can say is that I will stay away from Optics planet just because of the way they do business. I don't care if they really do sell good products - it all comes down to ethics.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Hitting Retailers
« on: June 22, 2012, 08:43:22 AM »
The 1DX is bulky and heavy. I figured most hobbyists would want something smaller and more compact for travel.

Meh.  Both my bodies have grips anyway.

My body also have grips but I have now joined a gym to try and get rid of them  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Hitting Retailers
« on: June 22, 2012, 08:39:54 AM »
Neuro - did you order an additional battery too? I am still in two minds about this... Do you know if it will perform the same as 2 batteries in a 5D battery grip? I know faster focus and extra processors will most probably be power hungry... but I think I am going to hang in there and order the battery a bit later.

I did not order a second battery, yet.  Based on the specs, battery life with the 1D X Will be a couple of hundred shots less than with two batteries in the grip of my current cameras.  But, since I almost never come anywhere near exhausting the batteries in a single session or day of shooting, I will try it with just the one battery, and see how it goes.

I think we are thinking the same here  ;) I have done several events and weddings without depleting the batteries on my current grip - so I am taking that chance too. Thanks for the response

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X - June 20, 2012 in Japan
« on: June 21, 2012, 03:47:08 PM »
indeed it is. Bad news it's I've noticed a little banding with low isos :P

Oh - that's easily fixed... just turn it around  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Hitting Retailers
« on: June 21, 2012, 03:03:09 PM »
  • Larger battery (some people say this allows certain lenses to focus faster... not sure if this has been proven or not when compared to a gripped 5D)

Yes, this is true.  With an add-on grip, the batteries are not connected in parallel, they are used alternately (you can see this from the incremental shot counts).  The 1-series battery delivers a higher voltage which drives the lens' AF motor faster.

Neuro - did you order an additional battery too? I am still in two minds about this... Do you know if it will perform the same as 2 batteries in a 5D battery grip? I know faster focus and extra processors will most probably be power hungry... but I think I am going to hang in there and order the battery a bit later.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X - June 20, 2012 in Japan
« on: June 21, 2012, 02:55:43 PM »
yeah, i also have an invoice. I tried taking photos with it but the IQ is not that good :P

Invoice 1D X!

But the white balance is pretty good  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X - June 20, 2012 in Japan
« on: June 21, 2012, 02:05:10 PM »
Hope will be when my bank account is debited $6800...

Well... my account has already been debited when I placed the order - so don't put your hopes on a debit order  ;D Believe me... it feels REALLY hopeless seeing $6800 go and you have only an invoice to show for it!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX review!!!
« on: June 19, 2012, 12:51:38 PM »
I'm just curious and maybe I'll have to wait to see the full review, but autofocus at 8/10 must raise some eyebrows. Autofocus is one of the BIG talking points of this camera and everyone (except amateur photographer) I know who have used this camera really raves about the autofocus. And yes... I know reviews should all be taken with a pinch of salt - but something like this just throws all credibility out of the window for me. It is quite clear this was a review written by a amateur Nikon user... (Oh and by the way... the 5DIII scored 9/10 for autofocus  ;D)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X - June 20, 2012 in Japan
« on: June 19, 2012, 12:14:25 PM »
Live chatted with B&H today, they have no way of giving priority to CPS platinum members unfortunately, but I was told I am high on the list with an order # xxxxx86xxx ending with low numbers ;)
They suggested possible delivery by my next project, June 28.    One can only hope :)

You where lucky, the representative I chatted with told me is against company policy to give such information. And there is no priority other than your place on the cue which won't discuss either  >:( >:( >:(

I preordered the morning or the 13th, so I hope I'm not to down on the cue.

It is the luck of the draw which sales rep is helping. I also got confirmation a while back that I should be high up on the list to receive the camera, but the company policy basically stops them from telling you exactly what number you are on the list. Also, I think the biggest thing here is not where you are on the list, but when B&H will actually receive their shipment of cameras. Did Canon already send out the shipments and the distributors will have it on the 20th, or is Canon sending out the fleet only on the 20th? B&H basically told me they have no control over when Canon sends the cameras...

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Canon General / Re: Canon Launches Mixed Reality System
« on: June 19, 2012, 07:23:36 AM »
I think this is the key paragraph. That and the likelihood they will sell the software to other designers in other fields.

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During the design phase, the system can help reduce the number of prototypes required and, in addition to shortening the amount of time spent on development, can contribute to minimizing costs and environmental impact.

I think it is clear that this was NOT used by Canon on the 1D X... everything in red in the above quote is exactly what we are seeing with the 1D X. Or maybe the 1D X felt so real in their virtual world that they forgot it wasn't built yet  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX on preorder
« on: June 13, 2012, 08:14:20 AM »
I find it interesting that no one cancelled for the 5D MkIII  ???

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