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???
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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.
You're going to have very little power with shorter speeds than sync. I use 2 x 580 at half and max power always when outside on sunny days. They're reversemounted in a 60x90 cm softbox..Ok, i was needing ro use it in bright sunlight, not going to wk then if the radio doesnt control it...thx
There is a reasonable chance it will work in bright light providing the IR is not facing at the sun
I felt that the battery life was poor on mine. I seemed to get about 1/3 less use from it.
I wonder if this is the start of improved customisation through better firmware menus.
It could be that Canon have been listening and seeing ML
I wonder also if the announcement of new firmware implies anything about the eventual 7D successor or lack thereof.
Isn't it a little unusual for Canon to do this major a firmware update? Usually they just put out bug fixes.
It almost seems like Canon plans to run the 7D as a companion for the 5D3 for a while yet. Is this a plausible assumption?