« on: July 30, 2012, 06:30:58 AM »
Do not take advice from this man!
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+10! I expose to my liking, if a stupid Sekonic plastic box tells me it was over I throw it away.. Hm, oh, that's right, I in fact did that with mine after three days of using it...Let's not beat around the bush. It IS overexposed. Justifying that by saying you like bright images doesn't alter the fact that you went to all that trouble and got it wrong.
No problem though, you learnt for next time.
No, it's not. Haha, the very idea that exposure is a set rule and that it belongs dead in the center is a joke, so don't try to sell me such fabricated nonsense. It's exposed perfectly for the desired effect. If you believe that is too much, then I'm happy that you feel it's too much, however it was decided ahead of time, it was edited and shot as such, and published as such.
It's exactly how it was meant to be. The only thing that was "learnt" (not actually a word, by the way) was that I should bring more water for next time.
All right, I'm still out shooting, but so far my general observation is if you have the 1D Mark IV, the clear upgrade is the 1D X. If you already have a 5D Mark III, you would not substitute the 1D X for the 5D Mark III. So far I'm not seeing anything difference in regards to IQ. I did a really far crop on one photo out in a field, and the depth of detail stops shorter in the 1D X photo, likely due to the less 4 mp than the 5D Mark III. Well, now this is interesting. Like Brian mentioned, the coloring looks different because I'm thinking the 1D X and 1D4 for that matter, you can even throw in the 1Ds3, seem to be metering more accurately and the colors look a bit more accurate. Sometimes the auto ISO on the 5D3 is slightly off, even though it says the exposure is correct, whereas the 1D X, 1D4, and 1Ds3, are never wrong. Photos to come.
I am interested to hear from anyone who has used both cameras. I have two 5D3s and I am a wedding photographer. I love my cameras but I am always curious if there is something better that will help me do my job better. I am interested if the AF is just a little faster and better and I have also read that the sensor may be a little better. Anyone have any experience with the two cameras?The focusing on the 1DX is faster and sharper. Only
By a 15% or so. Nothing major but noticeable.
I tested both with the same lightning setup and the same 24-70
Also, listening to the machine gun-like sound of 12fps is
Amazing. Even the sound of the shutter is clean and sturdy. The old 5D II sounded horrible. I
Love the sound of the 1D X
The best advantage of the 1D X is the ergonomics and feel. Even with the grip, the 5D doesn't feel as sturdy and comfortable, but with the extra 4MP and $3000 price
Difference, the 5D is the clear choice.
...please don't tell me the best reason we can come up with to get a DOUBLE priced 1d X over a 5d3 is the damn weathersealing???
Please don't tell me the best reason we can come up with to get a FOURTEEN HUNDRED dollar higher priced 5DIII over a 5DII is better AF??? Please don't tell me the best reason we can come up with to get a DOUBLE priced 5DII over a 60D is a bigger sensor??? Follow that logic to the end and you'll be doing all your shooting with that $10 disposable camera.
Canon 24L MK II+1 to have very wide angle and very shallow dof is something you only get with TS lenses and the 24 f1,4 and they kick ass all three.
Not my most used lens, but definitely one that allows endless possibilities and gets me thinking about my composition almost every time.
I was impressed they both seem like such nice, thoughtful and reasonable guys.
The AF speed difference was pretty amazing, and that's something important to me for street photography, candid portraits and such. I'm curious if the 5D3 has similar speed.
And I like their campaign to protect people from sex trafficking, a despicable crime against humanity.
Thanks for the vid!
Just to toot THAT horn again, it works perfect with the Phottix Odin and always has. Tried with the first firmware on a Sample 1d X and it worked. Used it a lot on my 5d3 and it works without a single hitch, no matter which speed I shoot.
The Phottix Odins come up from time to time when compatibility issues with PocketWizard is discussed. One must keep in mind that the two companies are from two different countries that operate under different laws.
Phottix is a Chinese company, and is simply forwarding the stock Canon flash code on to its receivers. They can only get away with this by operating outside the USA. On the flip side, as an American company PocketWizard cannot use Canon's codes without violating US patents. To get around this, they reverse engineer the flash codes, transmit a proprietary PocketWizard code, which is then converted back to Canon's coding on the receiving end. A bit of a mess which requires the long and tedious process of reverse engineering when new products launch. Unfortunately, it's the only way PW can operate in the USA and remain legal. If all they were doing was sending out Canon signals in a PocketWizard branded box (the Phottix approach), they'd be slapped with a lawsuit in no time.
There are pros/cons to both systems, and pros/cons to working with a foreign manufacturer vs. a US supplier. To each their own. I just think it should be understood why one system often works "out of the box" when the other does not.