Jsut got hold of a 1dx for 8999 brand new, so I put up my 5d3 and TS 17 for sale, I have until wednesday to make it happen, fingers crossed!
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Nope, not jpeg. I shot that in RAW with a 24-105 f/4L lens, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 12,800. I wasn't allowed to use a flash. I imported as RAW, saved to jpeg. I then took the RAW and applied 80 NR, saved to jpeg. The colors look spectactular out of the camera with the 1DX. I'm very pleased with it so far.
To the people having having difficulty with the Multi-controller. How long have you had your camera?
I have mine about 10 days, and I feel that it is starting to improve slowly.
The other thing I wanted to point out is that:
With the 1DMKIV, the viewfinder and AF point turn off together after about 7-8 seconds:
1) all you had to do to wake up the AF points was to press the center of the multi-controller, then select your AF position with the multi-controller while your thumb is already on that button (Mutli-Controller Button) "thumb"
2) then shoot (Shutter Button) "index finger"
With the 1DX, after the viewfinder lights turn off, and the AF point stays on but is inactive.
1) you have to first press the shutter button to wake it up the viewfinder and AF points (Shutter Button) "thumb"
2) then choose the AF point (Multi-Controller Button) "index finger"
3) then shoot (Shutter Button) "thumb"
I use AF-On back button to focus, so I start my shooting sequence in this order; AF point selection (thumb), focusing (thumb), shutter button (index finger).
I don't start with half-press shutter button (index finger) to activate VF and AF point activation, then select AF point with mutlti-controller (thumb), then back to shutter button for firing (index finger).
I'm finding this change quite annoying and I'm not sure why Canon changed this as an extra button press for the 1D series?
It's really messing me up. I continuously change the AF point position as I'm following the action and tracking a subject to pick the best composition. Sometimes there may be a pause in the action for 10 seconds and now I have to press the shutter button to activate the VF and AF point display, prior to selecting my new AF point position for composition and then it sometimes sticks, compared to the MKIV.
Am I missing a setting somewhere?
Also to others having difficulty with the Multi-controller. If it gets a little stuck and 8 seconds goes by, or you haven't touched a setting for 8 seconds, you first must hit the shutter button to wake up the VF and AF points and some of the "initial" non-responsiveness may be due to the inactive AF point as the display is asleep.
I'm happy to report that both my multicontrollers are sufficiently and equally sensitive.
Just a question here, so how is the 1d X af?
How many keepers do you have of a runner, a car speeding towards you, kids running around, birds leaving a branch , simple tasks compared to what Canon says it can..
I remember the D4 gave of 100% tacksharps and honestly would like to hear if it's as good as that... i found the mk4 pretty average for a simple test of a speeding biker, i had to chose the few focused one's and not the right moment. Is it perfect under good light and simple movements?
Hi Mate - in good light, tack sharp nothing dropped, in low light (where i normally shoot and hence the problem) it does drop probably in the realm of 8% and not all images are tack sharp - it is a bit like the lottery in low light at 12 fps.
However at 10fps or lower I haven't seen a frame dropped in similar conditions.
I'm gonna take a quick stab and say viggo was joking with a subtle undertone as to the validity of the waffle pumped out by dxo anywayI have a bit of inside info on this subject, can't really say too much but they're "resolving the issue of how to alter the test so that the 1d X doesn't beat the D4"
If this is the only bit of "inside information" you have, i'd call BS.
Thanks for the summery, but let me respond to your quote below, because that isn't really the full story. You are right that the 1Dx when set to 10fps or slower does track and lock focus better than when it is set to 12fps, however there is still something strange going on, because in my testing in the SAME lighting/contrast conditions where the 1Dx set to 10fps or slower in AI-SERVO fails completely (meaning not slow focus, but can't focus at all), my older 5D2, 5D, and 7D in AI-SERVO mode all focus lock and track just fine. If my 1Dx set to 10fps or slower focused in AI-SERVO as well as those older cameras then I would be totally okay with this and move on, but as it stand that is not the case.
I think you are right in that there must be some sort of engineering tradeoff going on here, but why is it that in the same light that the 1Dx (at 10fps or slower) totally fails, the older cameras focus and track just fine? This is what I would like for Canon to either explain or fix if possible.
Otherwise, I agree with you that this is the finest camera I have ever owned.Hello Viggo,
I believe the reason the 5D, 5DII, and 7D acquired focus lock on the low contrast, low light, "stationary" towel in AI Servo was because they have a slower frame rate (the 7D lowers its frame rate automatically in low light) which seems to put the emphasis on focus acquisition. The 7D, MKIV, 1DX also have the default feature for first Image focus priority, which also places an emphasis on slower focusing, as opposed to shutter release. We're not yet saying that the 1DX doesn't track well in AI Servo, we're just saying that the first focus lock of a stationary or slow moving subject in low light, low contrast situations is difficult to lock-on when higher than 10fps are in use.
I think that was Richard Lane's answer to me you quoted