« on: April 20, 2012, 12:23:39 PM »
Makes sense assuming the MkII is still a ways off. Customizable auto ISO cap, anyone? As a 7D owner, I want this rumor to be true...
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I own 2 x 5D3's and have shot 4000 frames so far in low light situations and the 1Dx is at least equal or greater than two stops better than the 5D3. 12800 is better than 3200.Do you mean the 5d2? The 1dx isn't 2 stops better than the 5d3.
I'm not going to argue about it either. I edit an average 200 images a day. The 1Dx is everything Canon and others have said it is.
I rented the camera and lens, curious what could be pulled out at night, then took it to the SD Badlands. My initial feelings as far as noise was that it wasn't any better than the 5D II when I had it. Turns out I guess it is a little better. I tried to compare some with the 5D II images I have, but obviously I couldn't do same scene comparisons since I don't own the camera anymore. Had the RAWs converted to DNG then opened in LR3.
Anyway, a bunch of images there with some comparison crops on the second page. Also on the Milky Way images, I really didn't do any noise reduction(except twilight one and not on stars). They could be cleaned up and look quite nice, but I really don't think you'd even need to do anything but color noise removal to the sky/stars/Milky Way even up to 8,000 - 10,000 ISO I guess.
In the end I don't know that image quality would be worth an upgrade from the 5D II but perhaps up at the real high ISOs it may indeed be worthy. I never cared about speed or focusing, or even video, so I didn't pay all that much attention. What is rather cool is that live view leveling. So nice for dark night shooting.
While we're on the topic, what are some other highly useful tweaks and tips that are assumed knowledge? I think we'll be surprised to see how many people were otherwise unaware.
Now focus the camera and move the Multi controller (joy stick), you can select the AF point with out going in to a menu!
I was using center focus point with cross types activated... but since your sooooo amazing, I actually was shooting with a 70-200mm 2.8L is ii... so thanks for the advice...
I'd just give up photography. I've lived with one lens in my film days, I could not afford additional lenses, and ended up losing interest.
35 1.4L. Hands down.
All the specs really look great, the only thing that I am a bit upset about is the price - $3500 seems high for the body only. I was expecting it to be a 20% increase from $2400 for the 5D2 to $2899 (max $3000) for the 5D3.
Let's hope that it's not $3500 body only!
What's the latest on the 5d mark iii pricing? I hope it's not like the jump the 24-70mm lens took from version I to version II.