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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???

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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...

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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...

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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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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4
« on: July 26, 2012, 11:42:52 AM »
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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!

No, the 5d3 doesn't have the same AF speed as the 1d X. Due to higher battery voltage it can spin the motor's faster. Canon, however, states "with selected lenses" I haven't read up on which lenses, but I know the 50 L very well, and it was way faster to lock focus than with the mk4 and 5d2, and felt much snappier than the 5d3 also. My gut feeling at least.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X NOT compatible with Pocket Wizard!
« on: July 23, 2012, 06:46:06 AM »
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.


That is of course a very valid point, and I'm glad you pointed it out.

But I must admit, I reeaally don't care about what law says what when I'm buying a very expensive product that promises gold and unicorns and fail on every single level when I wanted to use them.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X NOT compatible with Pocket Wizard!
« on: July 23, 2012, 06:13:22 AM »
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.

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And the mirror and/or focusing screen has no fingermarks on them of course?

Strange problem...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Joystick issue 5d mk iii
« on: July 11, 2012, 07:16:06 PM »
Maybe a bad batch? Are the serialnumbers in the same area?

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What WE could with this camera? Would you ask Shakespeare what sort of pen he used? Do I think I could make Lord of the rings with Peter Jackson's gear?

Those images are fantastic! Be sure to sort that link in the thread where the troll asked if we all though images posted here weren't any good...

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I agree, I hated Canon so much when I got one of the very first of the 1d3's and Canon said nothing, then released a couple of fw kept me thinking I did something wrong that had a 2 out of 15 keeperrate...

I like that they are upfront and public.

But they have too much too loose nowadays for this sort of thing.

And it shouldn't be like we sit and bite our nails hoping and praying the 7k 1d doesn't have it's grip come off or black af points or something crazy...

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Lighting / Re: 580ex II HSS...
« on: July 06, 2012, 03:37:02 AM »
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
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..

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Quick Review
« on: June 30, 2012, 02:55:44 AM »
I would love me 28 IS for video! I wonder how they MF...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MkIII Wake up on Button press
« on: June 28, 2012, 04:44:02 AM »
I felt that the battery life was poor on mine.  I seemed to get about 1/3 less use from it.

Yeah, that doesn't seem right, I get 1000 images on any of my batteries, and I had 700 on the 5d2.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware update - any news there?
« on: June 28, 2012, 04:41:55 AM »
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?

I highly doubt that this means the 7d mk2 is hitting the shelves before christmas to say the least, yes. Maybe the 70d will replace the 7d and it will be a entry level FF between the 70d and the 5d once the 7d is really replaced.

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