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EOS Bodies / Re: Used 1DsIII Prices
« on: October 29, 2011, 10:33:30 AM »
They still go for 3k on ebay used (UK). I've got mine listed on Play.com for £2699

Even though the 1DX is out in march a lot of guys still want the autofocus and resolution...and at half the price. I'm still keeping my other one for studio and portraits because of this.

EOS Bodies / Re: No 5D Mark III on Novemeber 3 [CR2]
« on: October 26, 2011, 04:17:28 AM »
According to hte bods at PRo Solutions something nice is appearing on the 3rd.

No idea what that is though. But it's good.

EOS Bodies / Re: Feedback on 1D X from 1-series users?
« on: October 24, 2011, 09:41:33 AM »
Until I owned a 1D body I had a 5D2. I always looked at the 1D bodies from the eyes of someone whose camera was amazing as it was and I 'could see' what the benefits were and as such was unfairly critical of that line.

Then I bought one and it made the 5D2 like a toy in comparison.

EOS Bodies / Re: Feedback on 1D X from 1-series users?
« on: October 23, 2011, 05:24:32 PM »
I own a 1D4, 2 x 1Ds3 and a 5D2.

I'm primarily a wedding photographer (47 this year, 35 already booked for next) who also does a significant amount of portraits.

For me I was perfectly happy with the 1Ds3 apart from a few things which I'll list below in the order or most important:

Rubbish LCD (Biggest hinderance to me)
High ISO performance
CPU speed (buffer emptying speed)
Shutter Noise

To counter this, I used the 1D4 which addressed all of the above....except it wasn't full frame.

You could say it was like dating a hot girl who was a psychopath.

For me the 1Dx is the (almost) perfect camera and indirectly it's beneficial in other areas.

I can sell my 24L prime and I can start using my 24-105L in a church by bumping the ISO.
I also now effectively can effectively replace my 24-70 and I may not need to carry around my 70-200L as much.

Thing is, I shoot at 2.8 because I have to, not because I want to. A lot of the time I'm at an angle to the bride and groom and have to decide which one is in sharp focus.

Also, I don't need to upgrade my PC for another 3 years to handle 40mp Raws.

What I don't like is the drop in 3mp - I would of expected them to stay at 21mp and even though it is ony a small percentage smaller overall I do like my images to breathe and to have the option to crop later.
What worries me though is the ISO 100 performance. The 1Ds3 was totally unbeatable and because of this fear I'll be keeping hold of the 1Ds3 for portraits.

I never use the 5D2 apart from some small scale video and as a backup camera for my assistant. Even though the 5D2 shares the same sensor (apparently) to the 1Ds3 it's output isn't the same, colours are too warm and in my hands the weight is unbalanced with any serious glass attached to it. You can't push the RAW files anywhere near as much as the 1Ds3.

Going back to the 1Dx, all I wanted was better iso performance and a better screen. I would of been happy with that and Canon kinda overdelivered. Let's hope they did a good job. I'm one of 200 going to the Pro Solutions private hands on this coming Wednesday.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50MM 1.2L
« on: October 23, 2011, 05:40:38 AM »
The MkII version of the 85L is already out buddy. The 135L F2 is great as well.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50MM 1.2L
« on: October 22, 2011, 05:41:00 PM »
On full frame the 50mm can be a bit too short and therefore a bit in your face for the subject to relax.

The 85L MkII though.....

EOS Bodies / Re: The EOS-1D X & f/8
« on: October 22, 2011, 09:49:52 AM »
This may soon be addressed if the 7D2 is APS-H and the 1D4 is still available.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Japan EOS-1D X The Birth of Entirely new Flagship
« on: October 21, 2011, 05:53:05 AM »
The F8 limitation is only on a lens whose maximum aperture is F8 or smaller.
As far as I'm aware Canon doesn't make any, at all.

Even with a x2 Extender which changes the aperture by 2 stops this is only when the picture is being taken.

When the camera focuses it uses the whole width of a lens. So, even if you are in AV mode, set at F11, the lens will still be at F2.8 until you take the picture AFTER it's already focused. ( like with a 24-70 2.8 )

If anything the high accuracy 2.8 focus points in the centre are a concern as a lot of people use the 24-105L and cannot take advantage of those....but most people who buy this camera will have fast glass.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 09:08:20 AM »
I just pre ordered 3, saving the fourth slot for the studio version when it comes out.

EOS Bodies / Re: What else will they do with that 18MP FF Sensor?
« on: October 18, 2011, 04:30:35 AM »
...I think you could see the 1DX sensor in the 5D3

Or they could split the lines further buy putting a 12mp sensor in the 5D3 for dedicated video quality (dual digic 5 power for af whilst filming) and release a super high mp camera for studio use.

It's not entirely unbelievable considering the 5D2 is renowned for video and the D800 rumored at 38mp.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 03:49:49 AM »
I am now eagerly anticipating some high iso examples compared to the 1D4, 5D2, 1ds3 and D3x

That would be awesome.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 03:23:27 AM »
Well I don't know about you all, but I'm skeptical of this 'new and improved' AF technology - only 5 f/2.8 sensitive points down the middle of the frame!? What the hell were Canon thinking!?

Yeah, I did think that too. Was surprised about it replacing both the D4 and Ds3, says to me another new camera is on it's way to cover the high mp needs of studios.

EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 05:04:37 AM »
All you guys betting against a new 1Ds MkIV seem to miss that this is exactly what was shown in the Singapore Today ad, a 1Ds. I think we're going to see a 25 year celebration of the EOS mae with some kind of blow everyone away announcement.

Also Canon must know that what happened to Flip is soon going to happen to the entire p&s market. Anyone played with the camera on the new iPhone 4s yet? It'll blow your mind, and will send every camera maker running for the high ground.

I've have played with the camera on my new iPhone 4S and it sucks, but I think it's because I got a phone with a bad lens defect or a bad sensor. I get this blue banding in the highlights across all of my images. Taking it back tomorrow. As for the image quality, it's good considering it's camera on a phone but can't begin to touch the IQ of my Canon 1D Mark IV.

It's the low iso banding of the 4S that really brings it down.

EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 16, 2011, 04:10:46 PM »

18th Oct - 1D4x, Bayer sensor, Full frame, Exceptional Lowlight and dynamic range designed to run alongside the 1D4
26th October - 1DS4 - Foveon, huge MP
3rd Nov - Video Cameras and 5D3

With the olympics next year it makes sense to out everything before then to make sure it's wall to wall Canon for 2012, pleases all camps.

If this were to happen it'll be a tough act for any manufacturer to follow.

EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 16, 2011, 09:02:07 AM »
What Polansky says about Tax is true. If as Pros we have a good year financially then we can buy new equipment and it eats into our taxable profit, reducing the tax we have to pay.

So I would doubt anything later than March because of this.

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