Regardless of the sensor (which I doubt will be much if any superior to the current D4)...based on other performance aspects such as autofocus performance, isn't the 1DX already the answer to the D4S?
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Well, as a follow-up on the original thread where the greatest drivers were discussed, I have to say that my most sincere thoughts are going to Schumacher, who's in critical condition after a severe head injury while skying in the french alps. He is in intensive care ina an artificial coma and hypothermia to prevent further brain damage. That is surely one poor way of coming in to 2014...
He may not be the best sportsman, but he surely is part of F1 history. Hope he recovers without sequels.
Very well put. I was stunned to hear the news. I hope Schumi pulls through it. My thoughts are with him and his family at this most unfortunate time.
Next up is from the Ferrari Cliente event last year, there were about 4 old F1 cars there, someone told me that it cost the owners $10 million to buy one of them and a further $30 million to ship them to 8 events annually, one of the drivers was apparently too drunk to make it to one of the 3 days so his F1 Ferrari sat there costing him millions while he slept off his hangover!!
The second photograph is of one of the awesome FXX, these things MUST be heard to be believed!!
Also a 135 L would work nicely on a 6d with maybe a single yongnuo 622c which will emit a red grid of lines and help lock onto focus. There are a ton of options... Heck manually focusing will work if you do it often enough.+1
If 135mm is a regularly required focal length and a wide spread of AF points isn't needed, the 6D/135L system would be hard to beat in low light.
The 1DX is a great body, but you can achieve comparable results at a fraction of the price. Another guy mentioned it before, but I thought it was interesting.
pictures of herons catching fish? Sometimes you don't need the best to capture mundane...
For instance, I highly doubt this new sensor will exceed (or even equal) the dynamic range of the existing 24 MP 1.5x sensor being used across the way. How could it? It's going to have smaller photosites, by definition, so each will get less photons. Do any of you really see a quantum leap in crop sensor performance coming soon from Canon? I don't.
I'd be surprised if Canon's sensors don't move to back-side illumination pretty soon. It's a quantum leap for high-density sensors like the ones used in cell phones, but the benefit would be smaller in a sensor as big as APS-C unless the sensor's resolution were utterly insane. Either way, though, it should improve the SNR, and should compensate somewhat for the shrink in pixel size caused by a resolution increase, though I'm not sure exactly how much.
I though about the very good Fujifilm X-20 but I purchased a Fuji X-A1 w 16-50mm kit zoom for under $500 and am impressed by how well it works and it has a larger sensor and X-mount. Liked it so much I added the pricier X-M1 kit including the new 50-230mm zoom. Again, it performs very nicely and I'll likely keep the xm1 as it is and possibly convert the xa1 into an infrared or full spectrum machine.
What I really like is that every lens I have I can adapt to the APS-C - sized Fuji with an adapter. Since I often shoot full manual I can get away with cheap eBay adapters for under $40 each. - there are even tilt-shift adapters that will allow me to T&S my favorite old Nikon FF lenses on my Fuji X-mount. This is a very versatile imaging back and that's the main reason I got it/them.
Pros: image quality/price, good ergonomics and interface, versatility, good staibilized OEM kit glass, excellent Hi ISO performance with OOC jpgs good to iso 6400, reasonably fast AF and handling for a mirrorless camera, can be used with one hand, small and light enough to carry comfortably but not "pocketable."
Cons: AF gives up in low light when other compacts would alter their AF mode to use a larger evaluation area (firmware fixable), not quite "pocketable" but small and light enough to carry comfortably. Battery life could be better but it's still adequate.
I was on the fence about getting the excellent X-E2 instead of the X-M1 but the higher price held me back as rumors started to hit the forums of a new, weather-sealed X-mount camera with various improvements over the X-E2/Xpro at a possibly similar price point.
I'll wait to see what Fuji's new camera will be. My next purchase is likely this new body or an Xe2. I'm still not into MFT altho Oly's EM1 is really tempting.
Just saw this on techbargains.com - the BigValueInc on eBay is selling the RX100 for $408 & free shipping right now.Id go with the rx100. I use one as backup to my 5d3. For still landscapes sometimes I can barely tell the difference. Rx100 is the best compact I've ever used. Plus it's a "compact" ie you can still fit it in your pocket; unlike many compact system cameras.
Now the rx100 mk ii is out the mk i is going cheaper.
Cheaper yes but still $500 or more.
I tested 6D a year ago. I did some shooting in very dark club (ISO 12 800, F2,8, 1/60 s) and on the evening street and was quite happy with the AF performance. Most of the time I used central point, outer points were significantly slower, but still accurate. As a 1D Mark IV owner (at that time) I was really positively surprised as one shots AF was noticeable better.
As a sport photographer I also give it a try in indoor cycling under the poor lighting conditions (ISO 6400, F2,8, 1/320 s). Central point was working acceptably well and was able to focus on moving cyclist. Outer points were no use at all. 1D Mark IV performed significantly better under these really hard conditions.
For me only shame was a lack of dual memory slot, otherwise it'd be perfect second body for weddings, parties, proms etc.
No.Exactly.... I need more focal length but I do not have the $12,000 it costs to purchase it.
Right now, you have to spend $10,000 to get more resolving power than the 400F5.6, so a better version at $2000 or so will sell.
Oh give me a break..."resolving power"?? Just how much into your image are you cropping? If you're cropping that much you just need more focal length.
Oh, so you're saying a new 400mm f/5.6 is going to be as sharp, or specifically it would have to be sharper than the 500mm f/4 ii or the 600mm f/4 ii? Get real, never going to happen.
What I am saying is that the lenses that fit a Canon which have more resolving power than a 400F5.6 are all $10,000 or more in price.
I need more focal length. I would like an 800F5.6 or a 600F4. I can not afford them.
The 400F5.6 is the highest resolving lens THAT I CAN AFFORD. It costs about $1200 to $1300, about a tenth of what the big whites will set me back. If the new version sells for $2000 or $2500 it is still a lot less than the next lens up....
My contribution to the 5Dm3 image pool.
Thoughtful daughter on Christmas eve
5DIII, Zeiss Otus 55/1.4, f1.4 ISO1600
One of a girl i shot in budapest Ivett,shot with 85 1.2 L 2 @ f1.6
Merry Christmas to all the wonderful people on this 1DX thread!
It's been very enjoyable for me to follow along in the discussions, learn some new things, and view the superb photos.