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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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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 15, 2012, 03:07:13 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...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 15, 2012, 02:17:31 PM »
Here's three images shot at 51200, 102400 and 204800, quick and dirty.

They're just imported into to Lr and Color noise reduction set to 20, nothing else done. I adjusted the light so the exposure would read the same. It was nearly complete darkness at 204800, yet with the side af-point, non crosstype, expanded with 4 hit focus in One Shot. The images are uncropped full size jpegs.






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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 15, 2012, 01:47:36 PM »
I have both the 1DX and 5D3.  The files from the 1DX are NOT way sharper than the 5D3 and the high ISO noise from both cameras at 25600 are unusable.  So easy to spend someone else's money.  The only reason I bought the 1DX is because yes, it is superior to the 1D4.  But I get paid to shoot sports.  If I didn't get paid to shoot sports, the 5D3/1D4 combo would be MORE than enough for me.

Why would I say something I don't see? It makes no sense. I'm just saying what the differences are, because a lot of people say, meh, it's no difference. Well, that is wrong. And why would it cost twice the money if 4 less mp and a bigger body was all that was between them??

To your defense, I haven't used any other raw-converter than Lightroom 4, and process the 5d3 files in Lr and it is STILL as we talked about when the 5d3 was new, the images aren't as sharp as the 5d2.

If it is the files from the 1d X or if it is MUCH better support in Lr, I don't know, but I have shot 20.000 images with the 5d3 with Reikan calibrated lenses and I haven't gotten one image sharp as I did from the 5d2 or the 1d4. The 1d X is way different, I can apply much less sharpening to get them truly sharp, and overdoing it a tad makes them pop like crazy.

I don't care if people say they are very simmilar. Trying to shoot my kids with the 5d3 was incredibley much easier than with the 1d4, but with the 1d X EVERY shot is perfectly exposed and focused, and I always have the right moment in a burst.

And the perfectly exposed images results in much less rescuing in post which also leads to less noise.

I do agree that you have to be very careful with the 25600 iso, but compare 6400 iso and the 1d is HIGHLY useable and they clean up very nicley, whilst the 5d3 is gritty and ugly. The new lightmetering in the 1d X had a lot more to say than I first thought, as I said, no need to rescue an image, it just sticks.

If that matters to YOU, I have no idea and I don't care, but if it is someone out there who wonders if the 5d3 is the best there is and like me, want to buy the best even if they don't earn that in within 4 months (or at all), the answer is very clear....

If you don't have the money to spend on a 1d X, fine, not all people have it or even remotley close too wanting to spend it. But if you do, don't settle for the 5d3 when you can have an EPIC smilemachine in the 1d X.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 15, 2012, 11:16:44 AM »
The difference between the 1d X and 5d 3 is much bigger than people realize from reading about them. The AF and the 12 fps gets you so many fantsatic images you couldn't have gotten without it. The exposure is so dead on it's ridicolous!! I hardly adjust anything in Lr.

The tracking is awesomely superior. To me it's at least a stop better noise-wise, and the image can be pushed more without adding the crazy noise. The lower iso's are the cleanest I have seen, and also better than the 5d3.

Swap it vertically and have the exact same layout of buttons and the same grip is not to be underestimated.

And all of the small but very important custom functions like limiting your shutterspeed range in Av mode etc makes it way worth it to me.

The 5d3 isn't the same with AF and tracking, it isn't the same IQ wise as the 1d X has much less noise and have WAY sharper files.

It is quite obvious. Things have to be like that. Otherwise you'd be wrong to spend such an awful lot of money on a PJ workhorse. I am glad for every pro who is equipped with excellent gear via the 1DX. As an amateur who hardly commercialzes his photography but who appreciates some better high ISO and IQ, I will go 5D3 within the next months from my current 30D which I am shooting since five years. It always delivered decent results even at ISO 3200 b/w, exposed to the right. So Robert Frank high ISO shots, here I come ;-) I don't worry about decent noise nor blown highlights by pushing it to the limit since I've seen his photography. Sometimes even slight motion blur adds to a b/w photograph.
@Viggo: Did you take any pictures at "insane ISOs" as high as 102 and/or 204 k...? Would be intresting if you had some shots to share. Keep the good work up! Cheers, Peter

Just for the record, I am too just a hobbyist, and I don't think I have earned even a thousand dollars in 12 years of digital photo, lol.

I can take a few for you later tonight, but I have to say, I don't see the need for me to go beyond 25600, both because it's noisy and because with fast lenses, it almost doesn't exist a situation where I need to. Maybe for depth in video...

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I think that I can't assign ISO to any of the to M.fn buttons is crazy.

I think they could have done a lot more serious options to these buttons.

And also they could have had the set button to one function in play and another in rec-mode. For example I use the SET to magnify, but I could seriously have used it for ISO, because the new ISO button is too far to the right, and too small.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 15, 2012, 07:43:27 AM »
The difference between the 1d X and 5d 3 is much bigger than people realize from reading about them. The AF and the 12 fps gets you so many fantsatic images you couldn't have gotten without it. The exposure is so dead on it's ridicolous!! I hardly adjust anything in Lr.

The tracking is awesomely superior. To me it's at least a stop better noise-wise, and the image can be pushed more without adding the crazy noise. The lower iso's are the cleanest I have seen, and also better than the 5d3.

Swap it vertically and have the exact same layout of buttons and the same grip is not to be underestimated.

And all of the small but very important custom functions like limiting your shutterspeed range in Av mode etc makes it way worth it to me.

The 5d3 isn't the same with AF and tracking, it isn't the same IQ wise as the 1d X has much less noise and have WAY sharper files.

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I didn't get mine fixed and the guy who bought it never asked or commented it either. And I never thought about it. The 1d X exposes sooo accurate compared, but I have no way of saying it would have been less of a gap if the 5d3 had been fixed or not.

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Lenses / Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« on: August 14, 2012, 02:53:58 PM »
24 f1,4 L II
35 f1,4 L (II)
50 f1,2 L

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d - max ISO issues
« on: August 14, 2012, 07:07:56 AM »
Forget Auto-ISO und the other auto-functions. Dial in the wanted ISO, the wanted aperture and the wanted shutter speed.

That gives the best results.

I disagree. When I take pictures of my son indoors, I set my camera to Av, limit my shutterspeed to never go below 1/1000s and set auto iso to 100-3200. If he gets some bright lights on him I get cleaner images, and I get properly exposed images when he is hit by a shadow, and always freezing his motion. Any other mode and I would either get too long speed, to much or little dof or blown images in bright light in manual mode if iso 100 on 1/1000s is too bright.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1D X custom WB question
« on: August 14, 2012, 06:44:15 AM »
I haven't found how to delete it no, maybe you need to wipe the custom settings?

Here's an idea for you Canon:

Make the WB button on the 1d X access the "Sample and register WB" directly. Or even better, have it register WB directly when you push the WB button, that would not be too much to ask and save 50 pushes of a button.

As for the AF registered point, I'm not really sure what you mean, When I choose one pont, push the shutter half way and push the multicontroller it jumps between the registered and the center point, but it never blinks and show if I haven't selected it..

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX - issues in low light at reception
« on: August 14, 2012, 05:14:06 AM »
You must have set the 1d X up wrong, because even if you have a magic 7d and 1d3, the X is still way better. But to use that supersmall spot af will be a poor choice for lowlight and without expansion points the iTR tracking doesn't work. I find the 1d X to be without question the best camera on every level ever produced. I shoot in 12800 f1,4 light with 1/80s and the exposure and af works  fantastic!

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Landscape / Re: Perseid Meteor Shower. Share your photos.
« on: August 13, 2012, 05:49:19 AM »
Apply the "rule of 600" for this type of photo. Divide 600 on your focal, for example 600:24= 25 seconds, which is the longest shutter you can use without seeing trails.

the 35 would give you 17 seconds, so you might need a pretty high iso, but helped a huge amount by the 1,4 aperture.

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Chuck Westfall indicated to me that supporting correct metering with an Ec-S is something Canon could fix in firmware, but obviously there's no guarantee they will.

Yes, of course, the manual. Thanks!

Is this because Canon think that screen is only used to mf, not composition with large apertures and to really specify focus.

I love that focusing screen on the 5d2 and I don't use it for mf....

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / 1d X Super precision focusing screen
« on: August 12, 2012, 06:21:34 PM »
Is there one?

I'm trying to see it on the canon web-site, but can't find good enough info.

I'm looking for the same focusing screen as the the EG-S I had for the 5d2 to see true dof with fast lenses.

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