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Lenses / Re: 70-300L anyone?
« on: February 20, 2012, 05:38:01 PM »
I think it depends on the aperture.
Is the 70-300L sharper than the 70-200L MkII 2.8?

Probably not at the same apertures as the mkII gets sharper when you stop it down. And I'm a pixel peeping mofo on a full frame body.

Sharper than the 70-200 F4? I can believe that as it's a much older lens.

Sharper than the 70-200L mkI yes indeed.

As for why does it annoy people when sharpness gets discussed, well it's because it's difficult to compare lenses with different max apertures and to be truly diligent on the research you'd need to have a much bigger sample than just one of each lens.

Well I'm about to buy 2 x 1DX's.... if Canon were to announce the 5D3 with an AF that works, in a smaller body, with no AA filter for half the price of the 1DX then I'll be buying those instead.

EOS Bodies / Re: Lack of information with announcement so close
« on: February 20, 2012, 06:46:16 AM »
TBH I was expecting a solid date for the 1DX by now. I'm in Hong Kong in March and would like to know if I'll have it by then or if it's released whilst I'm out there so I can get it cheaper then the UK.

Maybe Canon doesn't even know. Maybe there's going to be one hell of a shortage for the first few months of release.

Lenses / Re: 70-300L anyone?
« on: February 19, 2012, 05:20:55 PM »
If you're looking for a travel lens for landscapes then the 70-300L is brilliant.

But, I sold mine and got the 100-400L instead.

You can't put Canon extenders on the 70-300L but Kenko ones do.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Used 1D Mark IV dirty sensor
« on: February 19, 2012, 03:23:23 AM »

So my question is: being new to the Mark IV, are they prone to dirty sensors, kinda like the old 5D Classic, or is it just one of those things?

Thanks for all help...


After 8 different Canon bodies including the 1D4 I will say they all appear equal. Technique and location make a difference to the dust you pick up. Studio cameras are always clean. Cameras where the owner has loads of lenses less so.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:02:00 AM »
Despite ordering 2 x 1Dx's I would love the replacement 5D3 to mean I don't have to get them.

Not from the money front but the weight. The 5D2 was a lovely camera but the lack of shutter, aperture and iso limits along with the poor AF was a deal breaker for me.

Lenses / Re: 24-105 f2.8IS
« on: February 14, 2012, 04:44:20 AM »

Canon would charge us north of 3K if not 4K with such a lens for sure...   ::)

I'd pay it.

EOS Bodies / Re: How does Canon respond to the D800?
« on: February 12, 2012, 04:29:50 AM »
'How does Canon respond to the D800?'

By flipping two fingers and doing a mooney.

EOS Bodies / Re: Preview of iso 204,800 on 1dx and d4
« on: February 12, 2012, 04:27:33 AM »
Best way to compare is a natural light portrait at 1/60 sec throughout the ISO range

Keep it level and fair. ISO 6400 at 1/8000 will look different to 1/60 second. The faster the shutter, the less resulting noise due to amplification of the image signal.

That's dirt on the sensor, send it in to Canon and get an arctic butterfly for future use. Or just get one and try it out.

When I used some cleaning fluid I used (can't remember what but it was highly regarded) and it just left a load of residue. To the point I thought I'd done something to screw up the sensor.

Bought some other stuff and it cleaned it fine.

So, whenever cleaning a sensor with fluid you should leave that to Canon - and just Canon as you'll never get it all off and you can push it into the edges giving you really rubbish vignette. ESPECIALLY with full frame sensors as you have limited room to work and can pull in gunk from the sides.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Does FF make your photos pop?
« on: February 11, 2012, 05:38:43 PM »
Full frame is to crop sensors what medium format is to full frame.

I'll never forget the day I saw my first full frame images from a 5D2, wow.

Lenses / Re: 36+ Mp EOS dSLR (rumored): How do existing EF lenses cope?
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:21:17 PM »
There's hassy users using 30 year old zeiss lenses on their hassy with a 50mp back...I never see issues with lens resolution there either.

I think it's more that each lens has character. An image wide open from a 50L with grab you by the shoulders and shake you whereas one from the 85L with take your brain out an stroke it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Childish Behaviour
« on: February 08, 2012, 06:38:12 AM »
True, I've printed countless A3 prints from 22mp.

But, there is that nice crop factor...however no good if the IQ is rubbish, which is why I'm stepping away from the D800 as a viable camera. I'd rather go medium format which in all fairness is really cheap.

I've been watching H3D 39's for the last few weeks, some go for the same price, with a lens for the price of a 1DX.
Ok, so it lacks a lot of features that are convenient but for studio work it's excellent.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X High Resolution Samples
« on: February 08, 2012, 05:12:42 AM »
The only way to compare a cameras output is to shoot at the same settings, the same image and to view the raw files.

All sorts of weird stuff happens to the light after it hits the sensor.

Images on the internet aren't a reliable source. Until I have a 1Dx in my hands I can't compare it.
But, I will when I have one, heck I'll be pulling that thing apart with my eyes.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Ultimate Question - Buy a 5D MKII today or wait?
« on: February 08, 2012, 03:47:34 AM »
I have been renting cameras for sometime now or using my t2i. I went to buy a
5D Mk II today and could not pull the trigger out of fear that a new one could be released anyday now? As we all know this is an ongoing problem for many canon users looking to upgrade at this time so I want hear people thoughts.   Buy a 5d MK II today or Wait?

Not this question again!

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