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Why on earth would the vast majority of Rebel owners want AFMA ?

Are they going to be shooting with 200 Ls at f2 ?

AFMA is extremely tricky to use properly and easy to b*****k up your AF.
That's why the firmware should be able to automatically perform AFMA at the press of a button, using contrast-detect to calibrate phase-detect, it's not rocket science...

To be fair, the previous releases did at least improve something:

500D to 550D was 15MP to 18MP

550D to 600D was articulating screen and a few other video features

600D to 650D was improved AF with 9 cross-type points

650D to 700D is nothing really new?!?

Lighting / Re: Question about lighting ratios
« on: February 22, 2013, 02:24:40 AM »
Yes thats right

1/4 to 1/16 is 4:1 (not the OP's 3:1).

Lenses / Re: lens question for the math geniouses
« on: February 19, 2013, 10:22:45 AM »
(Deleted -- neuroanatomist has a better and more elaborate response, read that instead.)

EOS Bodies / Re: What if the rumored 5Dx is actually a 4D?
« on: February 14, 2013, 09:28:31 AM »
I know it's against the current stream of excessive classification and name calling (e.g. displays, retina vs. non, and these useless uwxyzvga designations; just tell me the size and the number of pixels already) but I couldn't care less about whether it's called the 5DX, the 5D9, the 1DY or the 4D, if the performance and specs are what I need I'll try to get it, and if not I won't...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DPReview: Canon EOS 6D Reviewed
« on: February 13, 2013, 08:51:49 AM »
I would hope that the 6D has moire in video, that means it doesn't have the overly strong "let's make ALL images soft just for the couple of people that use this for serious video"-AA-filter in the 5D3! At least that was my initial impression after looking at the first 5D3 reviews and sample images, that the AA-filter was too strong.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New MFA method
« on: February 11, 2013, 01:03:27 AM »
Hmmmm....  I suspect we'll see an official word from FoCal why this method doesn't work so good and we will all read it and collectively say "nice try, bye bye".
Sorry to be cynical, but we live in a day and age where people and companies with any kind of commercial interest are known to tell a lot of lies and even defend them in court if it means that they can, well, maximise profit. They might of course really have something, but anything they say will have to be double checked. And although I'll have to do some more tests, as I wrote above, double checking this new method the other day indicated that it was spot on for me.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New MFA method
« on: February 10, 2013, 02:41:07 PM »
Tried this yesterday evening, and except for being a bit shocked for how much adjustment my shiny new 1DX needed (only the 24-70@24 came out at 0) it actually worked pretty well, that is when I double-checked some of the obtained values they were spot on...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX ITR AF Feature
« on: February 08, 2013, 03:44:15 PM »
Yes.  Setting 'select cross type points' limits only what you can manually select.  With 4- or 8-pt expansion or 61-pt in Servo, when the camera is picking the AF point(s), it will use both cross- and line-type points.
Thanks for the confirmation, I got the 1DX only two weeks ago, and haven't had an opportunity to put all AF modes to a proper test yet.

PS: It was also some of your input that convinced me to get the 1DX, and what can I say, it's great, and I don't miss the 3MP from the 5D2!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX ITR AF Feature
« on: February 08, 2013, 02:33:55 PM »
It's face-detection with phase AF.  I find that it works pretty for tracking a person moving through a group.  I have a Servo setting for 'people/events' and I use iTR for that, but not for my wildlife/birds setting.  Note that for iTR to work, you've got to be in 61-point auto selection more for the AF point selection.

Is it ok to have only cross-type points selectable?

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX - The Workhorse?
« on: February 05, 2013, 02:07:01 AM »
I just went from the 5D2 to a 1DX. Once you stop fretting over the 3MP difference you'll be a happy camper (until something with more MPs from Canon arrives, perhaps even longer). I'd say the overall image quality is definitely not worse.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Technical Report
« on: January 18, 2013, 01:04:22 PM »
Any update on this subject?

It's not supported at this point, although the only problem it causes is with metering (physically, it fits).  Chuck Westfall told me that it's apparently something Canon could fix in firmware, if they choose to.

Hm, thanks for the info, I'll try to let them know that some people would like this.

(And I'll let them know that it took me about 2 hours to install EOS Utility on my Mac, using tools like dtruss to skip the stage that always got stuck - Canon's Mac software is still as crappy as ever).

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Technical Report
« on: January 18, 2013, 10:00:12 AM »
A list of accepted focussing screens is given, but the Ec-S high-precision one is not among them.

If it has been desupported, that would be a real step backwards. Users of fast manual-focus lenses in particular would have a problem; with back-button autofocus set, you'd need to hold the AF button down to get focus confirmation. Users of lenses via unchipped adaptors would be in real trouble.

Hmmm... "The EOS-1D X supports the Ec-A, B, D, H, I, and L focusing screens."

Still, I wouldn't panic quite yet - the technical report lists only 6 screens, but the Canon CPN spec page states, Focusing Screen: Interchangeable (12 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Ec-CV.   So, I suspect the 1D X will take the Ec-S, or Canon will come out with a 1D X-compatible equivalent.

Any update on this subject?

Canon General / Re: Hey Canon, I've got cash to burn, but...
« on: January 17, 2013, 02:39:13 PM »
It's done, just ordered the 1DX. Just read the manual, many unexpected things and details, all of them positive with one exception, just as I had put an Eg-S in the 5D2 I wanted to put the equivalent Ec-S into the 1DX but it doesn't seem to be properly supported; what do other people use, one of the split-prism screens or just install the Ec-S and work around the supposed exposure issues?

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