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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 17, 2012, 02:43:05 PM »
I will have to try the safety shift since it now includes iso. My 5d & 1DM3 don't have it so its new to me. I remember trying it in 2007 and found at the time if it was underexposed at least i can work with it but if its blurry its useless. I shot Aperture priority then but use manual for most my work now.
Viggo, i thought the guide was pretty good at explaining it plus in camera you can check info for each setting and it will explain what it does. If you guys go to like an office supplies place it can  be printed but i would use the 12mg version of this document because i downsized this one for posting. I'd try case 5 or 6 for kids! :D
For instance i wanted bikes case 3 for shooting bikes @ triathlons, when you select the case the info button explains its use then when you go to adjust tracking sensitivity, Accel./decel tracking, or af point auto switching you can press and hold the info button and it further explains what changes to the sensitivities will mean. I kept it the same but changed the accel/decel to zero from 1 because i wanted it to track better than switch subjects. This setting means quick refocussing for each new subject but hold the tracking down so as not to end up focusing on another bike without your intent if the focus point moves slightly off your subject.


Thanks, I just watched the video, I didn't have time to read the AF-guide through yet. But the info on the display is okay I guess, but I feel like I'm just trying stuff and going back to case 1 as that gives the best results, however it doesn't work when there's a very sudden change of speed or direction. I'll give the other cases a more thorough try and read through the guide.

On a happy sidenot I shot my son indoor in okay, but not great light with the 85 L II, and shot off 8 pictures at 12 fps and it tracked his face hidden under a cap VERY nicely! All of them same level sharp.



Middle of the burst, I liked this one because of the mid air capture and his face being a victim to gravity :P

I dig the photo Vig!

Thanks! Just a snapshot really, but the 1d X is like the first time I watched "Time Warp" , I catch moments I haven't seen in my pictures before... Loving it!

The edge of the cap is blurry and his ears are blurry at f1,6, but eyes sharp, I think that is pretty incredible, he was running fast and was very close to me.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 17, 2012, 02:01:02 PM »
Reikan Focal with 1d X support released (version 1.6)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 17, 2012, 12:31:06 PM »
Set to Av Mode
ISO Safety shift = ON
Set aperture to say, f/6.3
Set Min shutter speed to 1/500
ISO = AUTO

Shoot away :)

How do you set min shutter speed to 1/500? Under auto ISO I saw the min speed is 1/250?

Cn.f 2: Exposure Set shutterspeed range.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 17, 2012, 12:00:13 PM »
I will have to try the safety shift since it now includes iso. My 5d & 1DM3 don't have it so its new to me. I remember trying it in 2007 and found at the time if it was underexposed at least i can work with it but if its blurry its useless. I shot Aperture priority then but use manual for most my work now.
Viggo, i thought the guide was pretty good at explaining it plus in camera you can check info for each setting and it will explain what it does. If you guys go to like an office supplies place it can  be printed but i would use the 12mg version of this document because i downsized this one for posting. I'd try case 5 or 6 for kids! :D
For instance i wanted bikes case 3 for shooting bikes @ triathlons, when you select the case the info button explains its use then when you go to adjust tracking sensitivity, Accel./decel tracking, or af point auto switching you can press and hold the info button and it further explains what changes to the sensitivities will mean. I kept it the same but changed the accel/decel to zero from 1 because i wanted it to track better than switch subjects. This setting means quick refocussing for each new subject but hold the tracking down so as not to end up focusing on another bike without your intent if the focus point moves slightly off your subject.


Thanks, I just watched the video, I didn't have time to read the AF-guide through yet. But the info on the display is okay I guess, but I feel like I'm just trying stuff and going back to case 1 as that gives the best results, however it doesn't work when there's a very sudden change of speed or direction. I'll give the other cases a more thorough try and read through the guide.

On a happy sidenot I shot my son indoor in okay, but not great light with the 85 L II, and shot off 8 pictures at 12 fps and it tracked his face hidden under a cap VERY nicely! All of them same level sharp.



Middle of the burst, I liked this one because of the mid air capture and his face being a victim to gravity :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Autofocus guide
« on: August 17, 2012, 07:05:07 AM »
Does Canon offer a printed and bound version of the revised autofocus guide linked above or is it just available in PDF?

Sure would like to have a printed and bound version to keep in my bag along with the camera owners manual.


You could print it out on your printer.  I'm not sure if the same AF Guide is in the LCD Tutorials below, but there's a lot of them.

If anyone's interested here are some 1DX tutorials that can be downloaded and played back on the Cameras LCD screen:

http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources/products/eos_1d_x/1dx_on_camera_tutorials_resource_list.shtml

Rich


Thanks for tips here! I value that AF-guide and these tutorials. It's hard to just try different Cases when out shooting, because there are so many other factors. What I would like is an auto-switch between the cases, lol.

For example shooting kids would require all of them within a split second timedifference.

I would very much appricate if someone had a better explanation of what does what when these three settings are combined. I feel Canon only says what one does over the other, but for instance with the mk4, if you chose that, than this had no effect and so on.

I feel like I can't really get the hang of something to fit shoot running kids. They are often but not always erradic, often stops and skips to the side, then run again. I tried the erradic setting but found I loose focus much more than with Case 1. I like to use 4 or 8 surrounding points, mostly 4, it works very well for normal movement, but when things happen right left really fast I would like to adjust to improve, any hints are greatly appriciated!

Ps. I tried Zone AF and ALL 61 and found it to be as useless as the previous 1d's ;D

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Charged the battery and tried again with the 35 L and the results; exactly the same as before. 12 fps H and 8 fps L locked at exactly the same thing equally quick and they both lost their ability to lock at the same amount contrast and light. One shot still worked until too dark to see and beyond.

In 12 fps H mode it locked on the black zipper of my black Induro tripod bag with f1,4 @ 1/60s 6400 iso. I think that's pretty crazy... Shot with center point, no expansion.

My serial number is: 053011xxxxxx

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Any new updates here?

I tried with my 1d X, and where the One Shot still locks, both the 12 fps (H) and the 3-10 fps (L) I tried stops working. That isn't a problem, and fully understandable.

Where the 3 fps lovked, the 12 fps locked. It seemed very much like it to me that the framerate didn't make a difference and that Ai Servo gave up no matter the framerate, but the One Shot kept going.

Ai Servo locked with very little light and contrast at f1,4, 1/60s at iso 16k.

*update* Tried on my grey couch and at 12 fps (H) it locks, at 8 fps (L) it doesn't ???

*UDPATE 2* I just realized my battery was at 31% (still two dots) and Canon states:

"EOS-1D X maximum continuous shooting speed is restricted to 10 fps when the battery charge is less than 50%, or when the ISO speed is above 32,000. If the camera's internal temperature is low and ISO speed above 20,000, maximum continuous shooting speed is restricted to 10 fps"

So I guess my tests tonight isn't useable, I'll charge up and try again.

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These are very helpful tips on how to use the camera. We should start threads for the 1dx and the 5dm3 sharing tips on what worked best in diff situations. It would just be nice to find things in one place, each camera having its own thread of course.

That's a pretty good idea!!


BTW I would still like to know if anyone knows if dpreview is going to test or have published or when we'll see the results of the 1d X vs the D4. I have always read their tests and I would like to just for fun, although, I must say dpreview have dropped CONSIDERABLY in quality as a page over the last couple of years. USed to be my goto page, but now it seems outdated and boring.

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« on: August 16, 2012, 10:42:56 AM »
I found the "natural" setting to be most to my liking, but it didn't do much, other than make a normal metered image duller.

I trust in Photomatix and a natural look to expand DR, not to see it like I am aón acid.

The TS lenses on the other hand are wonderful. I'm trying to sell my 17mm, but impossible to get rid of! People just don't get how great it is I think. Tons of 14 L II's going away the moment the add is placed.....

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: A Powershot update by September?
« on: August 15, 2012, 05:46:09 PM »
I wonder who will be the first to stick a FF sensor in a mirrorless body. That could be seriously epic.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: 1DX Dynamic Range
« on: August 15, 2012, 05:43:30 PM »
Yeah, nice shot!

Do you guys also think that Lightroom 4 handles the 1d X files much better than the 5d3 files, or is the files just that much better?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 15, 2012, 05:36:53 PM »
Well, interesting conversations. My whole point to this when I asked "is it worth the money", not meaning should I go spend 7 grand on a camera, but meaning are the features the 1dx offers worth the $7,000 price tag. And from what people have posted, it seems like if your using a professional level camera, it's amazing. For my needs of what I'm wanting a camera to do, the 1dx might be a tad over kill when a mark4 would work just fine, but I use the 5d3 for landscape nature portraits, anything that the more pixels the better. And I use the 60D for mainly just macro and or will attach a 70-200 or the 500 being its not full frame. But shooting wildlife and sports, the 5d3 just isn't as fast as I wish it could be fps wise. The auto focus is snappy and will lock on, and 6fps isn't to shabby, but just isn't fast enough to capture small birds in flight or more of a moment happening in some sport. I do make a little money selling wildlife prints and things to do with sporting stuff, but I figured id be getting a used mark4 unless there's some place that has it new, but new is $5,000, and used range from 3-4,500. So I figure I'd be using the camera a lot I'd want something it be worth the price and last. Which the 1dx will do. Lol but this thread turned into something different so I guess I should've phrased my question better instead of being so vague.

Yeah, things went off course a tad ::)

I think a used 1d4 will be a great value for money. I loved that camera, the only problem with it as far as I'm concerned, was the lower light tracking abillities. And that was because I had high expectations coming from a huge let down with an early 1d3 and the 1d4, new, was very expensive too.

But it had everything you expect from a 1d and is a real joy to use! And a better placement and feel of the ISO button than the 1d X ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 15, 2012, 04:32:41 PM »
Who says I don't have lights? That has nothing to do with it. It's not splurging, it's not my job. I invest in memories and do this for my own sake. Stop judging something you know nothing about...

And yeah, in a studio situation , I agree, you shouldn't get a 1d X, the 5d2 will du a killer job. But I don't spend more than an hour a year in studio invironment. I like to take my lights out, and shoot things that move.

I agree that clients would never see the difference, but I know what I can and can't get with those two cameras. In fact I do think there is no comparison between the 1d4 and the 1d X.

I have a very specific wish and personal demand for a camera, and the 1d X is the first camera that really feels like a giant leap there.

People tell me, oh, that's a nice picture, well you should see the 10 moments I didn't catch... that's how I think...

Stop judging on what know nothing about?  Are you serious?  I do this stuff for a living... I think i've got a good grasp of the photography industry.  I dont know about your personal taste and spending habit, and frankly between you, neuro and briansquib, i'd love to have your disposable income... unfortunately i've got 2 kids to feed and keep a sucessful business afloat amidst dozens of wanna be photographers crawling all over craigslist offering photography for a song and a dance, and other nation wide photo companies that have the overhead to offer print prices at ridiculously low rates... Money, in the photography business, is vital...  To me the 5d3 purchase was a big purchase, probably the most i spent on any one piece of equipment I've gotten to date, period...  Is the 1dx a better camera, yes, but can it deliver photos I cannot get with the 5d3?  hell no.  Would I make 1 more dime if i got the 1dx over the 5d3?  nope, but I tell ya what, I would be out of business and a hobbyist, just like you.  Stop being so freaking defensive.

Yes, I'm in the business of capturing memories, but unlike you, i'm paid to capture sometimes strangers memories whom i know nothing about.  I dont have the luxury of rapid firing while a bride walks down the isle hoping i get 1 in focus...  If i went that approach I wouldn't have card space to get past the ceremony.  Everyshot is calculated, composed, and done just the way I want it.  Do I get missed shots?  Before the 5d3, constantly... but I'd regroup and make sure I nail the next.  Just shot a wedding recently... Ceremony natural light with ISO's bouncing in the 20,000 range... didn't miss a shot...  The rest was flash and my keeper rate was in the 60-70%, with a lot of the non-keepers being duplicates...  please dont talk down to me like an idiot, I know what I'm talking about... you got a 1dx, good for you... but from my experience, if you cannot get a shot with a lesser camera and you need that top of the line camera to pull it off, it may say more about the photographer and not so much about the camera.   

Yes I am serious!

You wanna hear my story? I just moved 6 hours from where I have lived all my life. I have a 3yr old boy and a 9 month old daughter, we bought a house, we don't have jobs. Guess what, that doesn't have ANYTHING to do with this. My income? That doesn't matter. I am a dedicated saver by nature. I bought a t-shirt in 2006, my newest piece of clothing. I eat water. That's how I can afford what I want. Including the 1d X. None of this matter at all.

You might know about photography business, which I never claimed nor am a part of.

"if you cannot get a shot with a lesser camera and you need that top of the line camera to pull it off, it may say more about the photographer and not so much about the camera"

Then why are you using a 5d3 and not a Canonet QL17?

And please tell this to the sports photogs who shot in the Olympics and others that depend on great gear to perform what they want and/or need.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 15, 2012, 04:26:24 PM »
Things the 5d couldn't catch at f1,2. Try catching the eyeball of a running person up close with the 50 L, and have the right moment, under any circumstance.

Basketball with a 70-200 at 2,8 is different. I don't why people need so bad for me to not need a 1d, I try to offer my advice and thoughts since I've had both and the 5d since April. I am not the only one who likes and wants the 1d over the 5d and feeling it is absolutely worth it. Is it worth it to you?

Everybody wants you to have a 1DX and enjoy it.  What they don't want is to come up for justification of it using shortcomings of the 5D3 which don't really exist.  I'm glad you enjoy your 1DX and are getting great shots from it.  But you don't need to justify it to anyone but you.  You don't have to list shortcomings of the 5D3 to justify the 1DX.  I use each for a specific purpose.  When I do baby pictures or weddings, I'm banking on the 5D3 because I can use the extra 4 mp with they way I crop.  And yes I can notice 22 vs 18.  For sports, however, I leave the 5D3 at home and shoot with the 1DX, because it's way better.  Enjoy it for what you need to do/want to do.  It is nice to hear your perspective since you got rid of the 5D3 for a 1DX.  I kept both for different reasons.

The OP asked about if it's worth the money, and yes it is. And for me to just say yes, would prompt someone to ask, why, what's better?

And that's what I did.

But fair enough. We have different needs and style. I also shoot a lot of kids, and I don't need to crop there, I would crop for sports, so there's one difference. And nothing wrong with either.

This is why Canon make the 1100d and the 600d (and the 650d was just to show you how black rubber can turn white, apparently ::) and the 5d's and the 1d's. We all now the same thing here. There's good reason why they make all of them. Different needs and wants.

And we can argue until we are blue in the face of which one is better. I have friends who use the first 5d, because it has better edge sharpness than enay other camera on the planet. I'm not getting into that, I'll just take it for what is, and argument for or against something and make up my own mind.

*shakehands* bdunbar79

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 15, 2012, 03:29:18 PM »
Things the 5d couldn't catch at f1,2. Try catching the eyeball of a running person up close with the 50 L, and have the right moment, under any circumstance.

Basketball with a 70-200 at 2,8 is different. I don't why people need so bad for me to not need a 1d, I try to offer my advice and thoughts since I've had both and the 5d since April. I am not the only one who likes and wants the 1d over the 5d and feeling it is absolutely worth it. Is it worth it to you?

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