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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx availability in the UK
« on: August 01, 2012, 02:32:22 PM »
I love the fact I no longer work for the camera shop I used to, so now I am looking at 9138 USD compared to 7476 USD.. Plus I can't get a hold of one...

Needles to say I am envious of you guys that have gotten yours...

Do you have problem trying to select the AF point with the multi-controller? It's not responsive with my 1Dx. Let me know if you have the same problem. I'm wondering if it's just my 1Dx or it's the same with all 1Dx


I can't say I have that issue - however You need to enable it - if you haven't then turn the unit on - hit [Q], custom config, select multicontroller (bottom right) and set it to af selector.

Great work keeping this thread alive, maybe Craig could push this issue out on the front page and stir it up also? Seems like this really needs all the attention it can get.

I'm still a tad mad for the silence from Canon on the 1d3 issues, so let's hope this isn't one of those things. They have been more open lately, let's hope they started a new way with that and keep it up!


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX review!!!
« on: July 31, 2012, 02:53:54 PM »
Hello again from Archangel72  8)

Here is another nice review of Canon EOS 1Dx from world-renowned wildlife photographer (and Nikon shooter) Andy Rouse.


Amazing pictures !!!  :o

Can't wait for my piece of 1Dx beauty.
Almost there, almost there ...  ;D


SICK images!! Wow!! ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 30, 2012, 04:32:33 PM »
How's the wakeup time compared to the 5d3? I'm still very annoyed and puzzled the 5d needs a week to wake up...

I adjusted my lenses under artificial light, and had to skip it and after a few mails with the FoCal dudes, it turns out that the flickering in artificial light can create problems, for instance under fluorecent it was absolutely consistently in front by the same amount on all lenses. Outdoors, it was as consistent, but now they were all dead on.

On a side not, I got a heads up from the FoCal people that my 50 L would cause trouble to adjust. I went great with the 5d3, but on the 5d2 I spent nearly three hours as it kept loosing the target during testing.

Do not take advice from this man!

Portrait / Re: Heat Wave! 100 Liters of water + model + sunshine....
« on: July 30, 2012, 06:09:06 AM »
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.
+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...

Keep up the good work and break the rules!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 29, 2012, 01:31:28 PM »
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.

Awesome, thanks for going out of your way to provide your experience, means a great deal!

The metering on my 5d makes me miss the 1-series option to adjust 0 ev on the scale... my 5d3 is usually off by at least one full stop to my liking, always +1 or up to 3 stops up in backlight situations...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 29, 2012, 11:16:00 AM »
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
f2.8L lens.
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.

Thanks, I seems that way to me also.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 29, 2012, 04:16:09 AM »
Oh, I read it all what I can find about specs and know them by heart from.October last year, but I fail to see any proof the tracking is better, not just on paper...

The af and tracking is the main reason why I choose cameras, so I guess the 5d3 is the best choice...

And if we look at what USED to separate the 5d and 1d, I think it's very safe to say the 5d3 is by far the best Canon value for money...

And the difference between å 60d and å 5d is way bigger than the 5d3 and 1d x, so I don't get that point Neuro...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 28, 2012, 07:40:09 PM »
...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.  :o

Well, that's taking it to a even farther extreme than I did ...

My point is, I know the spec lists, I know the 5d3. But from the OP and others I read around on using BOTH cameras it seems like half a stop better noise, which is pretty much expected at 4 mp less and "better built" is it...

But the 1d X is being said as to have WAY better tracking and AF accuracy and speed, but I'm just trying to see if that is Canon-talk, or if it really offers a much better AF and tracking than the 5d3, which in all honesty, could be better and it could be WAY worse like the 5d2.

Misunderstand me the right way. I think the 5d3 is the most substantial upgrade from one model to the next Canon has EVER done, and it couldn't be any better at that price point.

MY point is, what does the 1d X offer in real life, that defends paying double? I've dropped my 5d3, been out in soaking weather drowning where my 50 L started to fog up inside and still the 5d3 didn't miss a beat. So build is very good.

If the AF/Tracking, in real life, doesn't offer anything better than the 5d3, it's half a stop better, heavy as crap (compared) 200 images more on a battery(used to be 2000 images more) no headphonejack, no better DR(?) I just can't see the point....

So of anyone using both cameras can show me a clear cut difference and situations where the 1d X kills the 5d3 for tracking and or IQ in 6400 iso light, I so want to see it, because there are a lot of features with a 1d I would really like back (used to own the 1d3 and 1d4), but not at any cost. Not when I see just how much better camera the 5d3 is over the 1d4.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 28, 2012, 05:15:47 PM »
You can buy a single-use camera for underwater use for 10 bucks, 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???

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 28, 2012, 11:47:21 AM »
Strange about the AF being so much closer together than I would have expected given the whole iTR and metering a stop lower and faster motorspin...

Dissapointing as I am trying to justify getting the X (currently owning the 5d3) I must say, I miss the 1-series... And AF and tracking being the main reason I would upgrade...

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 II vs. 85mm 1.2 II - general opinion
« on: July 28, 2012, 11:33:06 AM »
I sold my 70-200 AGAIN, because it's simply a truly boring lens to me. If you want shots that pop like crazy the 85 L is just out of this world. Get a used one and get the 135 along with it for action shots...

Lenses / Re: Lenses that inspire you?
« on: July 26, 2012, 05:44:57 PM »
Canon 24L MK II

Not my most used lens, but definitely one that allows endless possibilities and gets me thinking about my composition almost every time.
+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.

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