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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 15, 2012, 05:42:55 PM »
So you guys like the 5dmk3's metering better than the 1dx? i've never really found any one meter to perform much better than any other, but i do remember a few on this site really talking up the 1dx's meter as such an improvement over the 5dmk3. hmmm. yeah, they all get tricked. lately i've been using my 5dmk3 with a +2/3 exp comp. your exp comp works to 5/8ths?

You misunderstood, I overexpose on purpose, I like that for my images. And the metering is wayway better than anything I have ever tried.

Try the 5d3 with bright backlit subject and then do the same with the X, you'll notice the X is spot on and the 5d needs about 3 stops compensation.

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Lenses / Re: DXO - lens reviews - 300mm f/2.8 IS II - that bad ???
« on: October 15, 2012, 04:24:21 AM »
I used to own the mk1 version and I haven't before or after seen anything that is as crazy sharp at 2,8. The 200f2 maybe.. corner to corner is insanely good wide open. I can't really see how the mk2 can be that much sharper, but certainly not LESS sharp. If you don't find the 300 2.8 sharp, then nothing will ever seem sharp.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 14, 2012, 07:54:54 PM »
I own both, 1DX and 5D3.  Let me say this.  At high ISO, say 12,800, I can still print 8 x 10's or better with very fine detail and no noise with the 1DX with minimal processing, whereras the 5D3 requires a lot more post processing.  Also, the 1DX files can pull more shadow detail and highlight recovery.  Despite having 3 less MP's, the prints are substantially better.  My Nikon buddies who shoot sports, ie D4, say they wish they had a 1DX instead when they look at my RAW files and prints.

I have no experience with the D800/E.

The 1dx makes the D4 look like a toy. Sharper, better focus, better resolution, better lens mount, faster frame rate...

But one thing that the 1dx seems to do that makes me scratch my head is that it exposes differently. I've seen photos that were taken at the same time, same settings, same lens, but the 1dx is about a third stop darker. If I need to expose longer on the 1dx vs the 5d3, to me that defeats the point of the 1dx's cleaner ISO performance. You have any experience with this? Same thing with Nikon cameras, they seem to expose 1/3 to 1/2  stop brighter than canon at identical settings. That would be a pretty nice advantage it seems.

The 1DX auto ISO is annoying to be quite frank.  If you want to print, and you had used auto ISO, you better either 1. stop using auto ISO and expose to the right, or 2. add quite a bit of exposure in post.  It underexposes and this really shows up when you print 8 x 10's.  The thing it safeguards against is blown highlights, and that is something you must consider.  The 5D3's auto ISO I don't add much exposure in post.   Now, keep in mind, this would be with the same general metering, within reason.

Never hadde any issues like that with auto-iso. Maybe because I have moved the default 0 ev to +5/8?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 14, 2012, 03:49:06 PM »
I've always bought and wanted better cameras, always been somewhat unhappy with everything. From 400d and the 5d, through the 5d2, 1d3 and 1d4 and the 5d3. Kind of big issues for me with all of them. Then I bought the 1d X, last camera i'll ever buy, do not even remotely care what Canon will replace with it.. Mind>Blown.... every single aspect from build and layout to IQ and functions. I can't stress enough how different from the 5d3 it is...

Is the banding really improved over the 5d3? I do like to push my shadows a lot, so that is one thing that has been bugging me about my 5d3. I shoot almost exclusively with natural light, so that is a big deal for me. And I know the d800e is amazing at pushing shadows.

Yeah, I can push the X-files (nerdyhumor) a lot more.

If I want the best possible shadows expose for them and pull down the highlights. For absolute shadowpush the d800 might be better, I don't know. I guess if that is on top of your list of important things. Look into the d800. For me I can get everything as good as I want, so I don't see why I could want a d800 just to push shadows 5 stops....


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 14, 2012, 02:54:30 PM »
I've always bought and wanted better cameras, always been somewhat unhappy with everything. From 400d and the 5d, through the 5d2, 1d3 and 1d4 and the 5d3. Kind of big issues for me with all of them. Then I bought the 1d X, last camera i'll ever buy, do not even remotely care what Canon will replace with it.. Mind>Blown.... every single aspect from build and layout to IQ and functions. I can't stress enough how different from the 5d3 it is...

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Lenses / Re: AFMA'ed the 24-70 mk.ii ... not loving it.
« on: October 14, 2012, 02:30:08 PM »
The only method I've found to give results is Focal. I've adjusted manually and never been happy, one situation great, the next horrible. Focal gives much better consistently great results. You can also get graphs so you can compare with other people's copies also.

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Reviews / Re: My Mini-Review of the 85mm 1.2L II.
« on: October 14, 2012, 03:59:22 AM »
I bought them all and love them all. I sold the 85 once, and bought it back. And on the 1d x, I wouldn't say the focus is slow anymore. My goto lens will always be the 50 along with the 35, they're actually very different.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 800mm F5.6L IS USM experiment
« on: October 13, 2012, 05:19:56 PM »
I know that view, from Akershus Festning  ;) you from Norway?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« on: October 13, 2012, 08:26:09 AM »
Well they do matter for a few specific use cases. E.g. if you can't get the lighting right and need to brighten your pictures.

I'll buy that. But the examples provided recently in other threads don't show 'can't get the lighting right', they show intentionally choosing to get the lighting wrong, then brightening the image that should not have needed brightening if properly exposed to begin with.

+1 I expose 5/8 to the right by moving my 0 ev, and this leads to pulling shadows DOWN or even the whole exposure, if need. I haven't pulled UP a single image with the 1d x, the metering is fantastic. Leaving me with perfect exposure and no need to do it wrong and try to rescue it later. Learn how to expose instead....

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:37:29 AM »
... The 1d X lacks the f8 focusing and the superlow light af lock and red lit up points. Those things doesn't matter to me, and everything else it just doesn't do better than anything else, it does it to perfection. A real tool I can trust for 100% of my pictures. Only eyes will capture a moment better..
Unless the camera is in the high-speed mode  ;)

That is true. I was thinking about IQ..

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« on: October 12, 2012, 05:29:22 AM »
DxO can't tell me anything at all about the 1d X i don't already know. It's so far ahead in every way compared to any of the cameras I have ever tried. The mk4 was tons better than the 1d3, but there were still lots of things not perfect with it. The 1d X lacks the f8 focusing and the superlow light af lock and red lit up points. Those things doesn't matter to me, and everything else it just doesn't do better than anything else, it does it to perfection. A real tool I can trust for 100% of my pictures. Only eyes will capture a moment better..

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Finnish wearing on my 5D Mark III
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:52:08 PM »
Same here, it wasn't as bad as yours but the worst i've ever experienced with a body. It takes nothing to scratch it. In fact my 1d x is way better but also show marks muchmuch easier than any other. Think only my 5dc showed any wear, and I more than frequently used it as åfootball..

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 6D Need To Change Something..
« on: October 05, 2012, 04:46:11 AM »
Did u ever check the 39 AF points urself? Imho its totally marketing bullshit since they are all cramped up in the middle of the viewfinder! It sounds great "wow 39" but in real its not that cool...



Imho its no advantage over the 6D.

Hadn't bothered to check the af layout yet, thanks for posting, and yeah that doesn't look very good. Do you know how the actual spread compares to the 5d2?

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: October 04, 2012, 02:02:43 PM »
Great images!

I have a quick question:

Did any of you own the mk1 of this lens previously? If so, what would be your key reason to upgrade? I owned the mk1 once, and I can't think of anything other than IS and weight to be better, an incredible lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Shutter count request to Canon.
« on: October 04, 2012, 03:28:40 AM »
What if batterylife in pictures were as inaccurate as the shuttercount guarantee? They say my shutter lasts 400k which you, Neuro, and MANY others have used as an argument over the shutter durability of the 5d3. I'd be pretty angry if my shutter gave in at 60k and my 5d3 would do over half a million, no?

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