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EOS Bodies / CANON 1Dx - New presentation & video -
« on: March 27, 2012, 11:54:16 AM »
Hellou Canon lovers, especially future owners of 1Dx (myself included)  ;D

I don't know if someone put these videos before on Canon forum, please forgive me if you have watched this. ???

I'm sending 2 links:

1)  New presentation from Ashley McLaughlin -


2) Story about one day in Gran Canaria from Bruno Barbey Canon photographer, filmed entirely on Canon EOS 1Dx.

Something to watch while we waiting for great & final reviews of 1Dx.  ;D


I'm planning to buy Canon EOS 1Dx when hit market, and I now for sure that I will buy 70-200 f2.8 L II with 2X extender to reach 140-400mm. My plan is to shoot macro as well.
My question is...

Did anyone tried to combine this setup for macro shooting?

70-200 f2.8 L II IS USM + 2x extender + extension tubes

What's the gain in magnification compared to MP-E 65mm?

Light setup for this system should be interesting too look at. I presume at least 2x 580EX or 600 (new one) on their stand with attached diffusers placed 0.5m from each side of the lens.

Please post your shots with this configuration if there is any shot at all !  ;)
Thanx in advance.


Hello Canon lovers, especially those who can't wait for 1Dx to come out.

Follow this link if you want to see short demo of sport photographer Tyler Stableford who is using new Canon 1DX and Canon 600-EX-RT Speedlite on location to shoot portraits of legendary alpinist, Steve House.

Enjoy...  ;D


Lenses / Lens and tripod suggestion for CANON EOS 1Dx ?
« on: November 24, 2011, 05:29:20 AM »
Hellou good people of canonrumors.
Croatia here! ;)
I'm following canonrumors for more than a year, and now, I decided to register, and to share my thoughts, news (if  any) and expectations with the rest of Canon community.
For the last 11 years I'm taking pictures with Sony digital camera.
My 1st. camera back in 2001. was DSC S-85 (4.1Mp)
Second one, from 2005. up untill today is DSC R1 ( 10.3 Mp, 24-120 Zeiss f2.8-4.8 ).
I have external flash F-32X, basic aluminum Sony tripod, and... well, that's pretty much all photo equipment I own right now. This was not bad equipment 5 years ago, but today, it's not very competitive to say at least.
I did take some remarkable pictures with my Sony, but... I think it's time for it's retirement.
And now..
I'm going to change my equipment "BIG TIME" next year, and here, I could use a few suggestions.
My first question is...
I will buy nothing less than CANON EOS 1Dx, (that's for sure), and I was planning to buy two more lenses for starters.
After reading 1000 of reviews I came to conclusion that my first 2 lenses should be:
1) EF 16-35mm f2.8 L II IS USM
2) EF 70-200mm f2.8 L II IS USM
I know about certain limitations of 16-35 lens (soft wide open, blurry corners, vignette - maybe 1Dx will help here with some new improvements inside the body (vignette and fringing correction etc., is yet to be seen), but, on my opinion, combination of these 2 lenses should cover 80% of any shooting situtation.
Later on, I will buy EF 50mm f1.2 L II and EF 85mm f1.2 L II.
Now, the tripod...
My decision is GITZO basalt serie GT3830 with ballhead Gitzo GH 3781 QR.
That seems like a solid and more important, STABLE tripod. Not to many reviews on the net though, but, I think I won't make a mistake if I "make that call".
Please tell me what do you think about my choices.
I appreciate all suggestions.
Thank you for reading my first topic, here on canonrumors.
Sorry if I did some gramatic mistakes, english is not my prime language. ::)
Thanks in advance
p.s. If anyone is interested, and have a little time, please check what I did so far with my good, but now, very old Sony DSC R1.


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