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I'd like a see a few examples of real world situations where the 1DX's more advanced 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor will provide an advantage over the 5DIII's older iFCL 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor . Say you are trying to track a bride walking down the aisle in a low light situation. I find it odd that no comparison threads seams to be discussing this and are instead all about FPS and weather proofing. 

I expect we'll see those sorts of examples coming after both cameras are actually in the wild...

Only anecdotal, but didn't the interview of the sports photographer trying out the 1DX on racing cars say he was seeing improvements through the RGB pixel sensor?
If canon gave me the new 1Dx or 2 and the latest superteles I would say anything they wanted me to as well :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII Buffer
« on: March 13, 2012, 02:16:54 AM »
Does anyone know what the total Buffer capacity will be on the 5DIII?  I'm basically a landscape or otherwise 'very slow' action photographer and so wondering if a 5-15MB per second transfer will be sufficient in order to facilitate enjoyable RAW shooting. 

Thanks!

do you mean using SD cards of very slow CF?
I know my 10MP 1Dmk3 seems to take FOREVER to write to 30MB/s SD cards vs 90 MB/s CF

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 13, 2012, 02:15:44 AM »
I just got a delivery date from Amazon for the kit.

  "Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens"
   Estimated arrival date: April 03, 2012

Kinda disappointed - plus that's with next day delivery as well.
Don't take that as a solid date, Amazon are known to over estimate the dates on their shipments to cover themselves!

hehe yeah I pre-ordered joe mcnallys book released before christmas sketching light and i got an email saying it was delayed a month and i would get it in january. the next day it arrived. so get out the salt shaker with that one :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« on: March 13, 2012, 01:47:32 AM »
Oh yeah the difference in speed between having it write raw to the CF and to the SD is massive (well this is based on the 1Dmk3 anyway) i only write raw to SD if its an emergency generally i have RAW to CF and jpg to SD to at least have the jpg backup if the CF card takes a dump

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Chuck Westfall & the 5D Mark III
« on: March 13, 2012, 12:42:23 AM »
I have to say, I'm not overly impressed with Westfall's interview.

I found his response to the question about high ISO performance with RAW files more than a bit unsatisfying:
"These figures are not being disclosed, but of course they will be lower than the noise reduction achieved with in-camera JPEGs and EOS Movies."

It sounds like the camera has a great autofocus system and I know that's what most 5D II people wanted, but as a 7D owner hoping for improvements in sensor technology, his comments aren't giving me a lot of confidence.
ditto there is always so much spin and or dodging the real questions people want answered whenever he says anything

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO comparo: 5DIII vs. D800
« on: March 12, 2012, 11:41:23 PM »
V8 Beast - since you already shoot and merge multiple exposures i am interested to hear how you think that the theoretical greater DR of the D800 is going to impact your workflow (I like how you provide specific examples illustrating your arguments)

I can see where the additional MP might benefit you and more likely to a greater extent the Nikkor 14-24 will give you some serious benfits that well outweigh the D800 benefits (I assume you are going for the E version)

I can see where there will be some marginal real world difference in a single exposure with pushed shdows but in this scenario its really subjective and up to the tolerance to noise of the individual. however as soon as you are merging multiple exposures then the theoretical DR of a single exposure goes out the window as rather than struggling pushing shadows you just take the cleaner data from the relevent exposure

I will reference this tutorial again as a way to blend exposures (I am not sure of your method)
http://goodlight.us/writing/paintinghdr/paintinghdr-1.html


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i gave you an applaud for having a low tolerance for stupidity :D

I always give you an applaud just because you live in the land of the sun and keep a sense of humour when you lose the ashes :P

LOL thanks! did we lose the last ashes? :P and land of the sun its a heat wave here its been high 30's low 40's the last few days and thats Celcius for all the confused emperial types out there :P

you must be happy to know you guys beat us hands down recently - as if it was like taking a stroll in the park
The country i live in cricket is a religion :)

oh yeah the aussie team is really hitting their straps and coming together nicely there is some seriously good talent in the aussie side now and that last test series was wonderfull to watch especially since the ashes debacle as brian so kindly pointed out :P

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take your 1D2 with you, and buy a 5D3 in the phillapines at a significantly lower cost than you will pay in the UK
A friend of mine is there now he just got a 24-70 f2.8 mk1 New for $1000

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Lenses / Re: Rumored 10 new lenses, 5 of which (CR) mentioned...
« on: March 12, 2012, 11:18:24 PM »
A new 50/1.4 that is doubled in price, so I can sell my current 50/1.4 at a less or no loss.

yours might be the most likely wish to be granted! :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MK lll arriving a little early ?
« on: March 12, 2012, 10:52:13 PM »
Sounds good to me. The sooner I can get my grubby hands on it the better  :)
yep I cant wait, I've stopped even looking at online samples now I'll just wait to do my own comparison
the frenzy surrounding it all is quite crazy :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:17:59 PM »

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:15:22 PM »
i have the cable version exact same handpiece and functionality
it works well however the only thing that bugs me alot is there is no on off switch so you have to take the batteries out when you stop using it. really stupid design IMO
Not sure on how much benefit the wireless vs cable version is though the cable version is alot cheaper

Thanks.

Does it not shutdown after a period of inactivity? The wireless version would be for studio shots, selfie's or group shots with me in 'em  :D

nope It doesn't just runs the batteries out, PITA! but its cheap and functionality is good the counter is super handy for bulb exposures. the only downside is the stupid have to take the batterys out thing
if you have an iphone and a camera with IR and want wireless look at this which I use now aswell
http://www.dslrbot.com/

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Yongnuo wireless Intervelometer
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:03:10 PM »
i have the cable version exact same handpiece and functionality
it works well however the only thing that bugs me alot is there is no on off switch so you have to take the batteries out when you stop using it. really stupid design IMO
Not sure on how much benefit the wireless vs cable version is though the cable version is alot cheaper

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Calculating Dynamic Range
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:00:16 PM »
I do enjoy watching the arguments that erupt because somebody over analyzed a black pixel and therefore concluded that the 5D3 has the same DR as the Apple QuickTake, or that Nikon cameras have 250 more stops of DR than Canon cameras. Pretty funny stuff.

this made me really LOL :D nice one!

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I think it makes alot of sense
7D +17-55 f2.8 covers wide to standard
5D3 + 70-200 f2.8 covers standard to tele

no worry about changing lenses
they use the same batteries
as long as you are cool with carrying 2 bodies its actually a very nice way to shoot
I prefer to shoot with 2 bodies

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