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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Technical Report
« on: January 30, 2012, 07:12:31 PM »
You know when this thing comes out you won't be able to get on anywhere. I placed an order for two and had to notify my Canon Pro rep to ensure I get them on release.

It's doubtful we'll see anything Raw or otherwise until a couple of weeks before release. The thing is way off ready imo.

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The thing with Noise reduction is you lose detail, which you're trying to capture.

But I guess it depends on how much detail you need. I guess that's what keeps forums so active!

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Any pro looking to replace an aging 1Ds mkIII should be very careful if they seriously think the 1Dx is a possible replacement.


I wouldn't worry too much about that. For me I cap out at ISO 3200 on the 1Ds3, so two stops improvement over the 1D4 is quite jump for me. ISO 12800 is more than enough. The only reason I didn't move to the 1D4 is because it wasn't full frame.

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But then this is where the 5D3 comes in.

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Until some fantastic new tech comes along the laws of physics will stop improvements. Just like lenses haven't got any smaller in 30 years. a 35mm sensor will always be a 35mm sensor with the same floorspace for pixels.

That's why this DSLR may be the last one before pros move to mirrorless. I never thought would happen but the damn Leica rangefinder has a full frame CMOS in it.

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Lenses / Re: Help me justify the 17mm TS-E
« on: January 28, 2012, 06:03:57 PM »
It's a great lens although mine is for sale as I don't use it enough and as I'm going medium format the lesser used lenses need to be sold.

Nice thing about the TS-E lenses though is you can use the teleconvertors which gives you about 23mm on 1.4x and 34mm on a 2x (Which rocks).

It is INSANELY sharp, totally mind blowingly sharp.

I shoot weddings and portraits mainly with longer lenses but here's a few that I used it for:










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This is quite funny. The camera shoots in Raw, JPG is a conversion.

If the extras stops comes from Noise reduction in camera then Canon will get shafted sideways.

I'm a professional, 95% of the time I only shoot Raw. I will use Jpeg if I need to see things instantly on a Macbook on location.

In all of my cameras noise reduction is turned off, always, and I never use Noise reduction in post either. As a buyer of two models of the 1Dx I expect to see a significant improvement on the Raw files. If not I will seriously consider the smaller form factor of the 5D3 of which the only issue I had with the current model is the autofocus.

The weight of the 1Dx isn't practical for me, but it's necessary that I have a camera that focuses properly.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« on: January 28, 2012, 08:17:12 AM »
It should keep the birders happy if the F/8 Focusing is there, heck they may even go to F/11

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Canon General / Re: Never delete images 'in camera'
« on: January 23, 2012, 04:00:47 AM »
Got a shocked telling off from a friend of mine when I deleted an image I'd taken on his brand new 7D.  He told me it was possible to damage the processor by deleting images from the memory card 'in camera'. ONLY delete the images off the card when the card is being read on a computer, he told me. Never heard THAT before, and can't quite believe it. Is this true? If so, why? - and surely Canon wouldn't provide a 'delete' button!

Don't ever take advice from this person.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: January 19, 2012, 03:25:57 AM »
I experienced Eye Control AF on the Eos3 - Wasn't very good.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50 f/1.2L versus Zeiss 50 MP ZE f/2
« on: January 16, 2012, 06:10:09 PM »
Here are some miscellaneous pictures I took from a recent vacation.

The 50L could easily take those. Maybe even the 50 1.4.

The thing is is doesn't matter how sharp the lens if, or how it renders colour but how you apply it to an image. AF always wins for me unless you are on a tripod shooting landscapes with a TS-E lens.

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DO NOT USE SIMPLY ELECTRONICS

Best place for price in the UK that I know is www.procamerashop.co.uk
Then it's HDEW cameras.

For anything other than cameras and lenses then Dale Photographic or Warehouse Express.

Has anyone else used procamerashop? Their prices look a little on the cheap side across the board, which always sets off alarm bells for me.  I don't mean to slander them if they are genuine, but £899 for a 7D body? Most places sell them second hand for more than that!

Edit: I've looked at hdew cameras as well and they seem to be the same prices.  Neither of these sites appear on Camera Price Buster; I don't know if this comparison site takes commission (which might explain this), but it seems a bit strange...

I bought 4 lenses from Pro camera shop, first 2 turned up within 48 hours, the rest a few days. I recommended them for a reason ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLRs are a dying breed, EVIL is the future!
« on: January 16, 2012, 05:25:29 AM »
Large and medium format are still with us and going strong, DSLR's are strong as ever.
To say the thread title is hogwash is very reserved of me.

Mirrorless cameras were created to fill a gap of those who wanted better compacts and interchangeable lenses.

I was in Venice this weekend and loads of people asked me to take their photos, with their camera. All were on green box or program mode. It doesn't matter how good mirrorless gets, it's still not going to be used professionally by 99% of the market. They just want cameras that take good pictures easily.

Because manufacturers serve the markets needs they won't incorporate professional features. Not like DSLR's have. I know of some pros who have a second camera in the X100, which takes great pictures...but I prefer to change the lens on my 1Ds3 as that lens affords me lots more functions when attached to my main body.

There'll come a point where DSLR's will have smaller and smaller improvements and compacts / EVIL cameras will catch up. The only limitations will be pure laws of physics.

A good example of this was 10 years ago and audio. We had Dolby Surround, DTS, the Soundblaster cards, various upgrades and now nearly every pc has onboard 5.1 audio but since then, not much has changed in the world of audio.

The same thing will happen to imaging until something groundreaking and new comes along.

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The only time I've ever used video in my 5D2 and 1D4 is if a friend asked me to record something for them.

Whilst the specs are great I would have no idea what to do with them  ;D

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DO NOT USE SIMPLY ELECTRONICS

Best place for price in the UK that I know is www.procamerashop.co.uk
Then it's HDEW cameras.

For anything other than cameras and lenses then Dale Photographic or Warehouse Express.

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