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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.

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?

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 4.2 update
« on: October 03, 2012, 05:49:48 PM »
It's not my hardware that sucks. Plus I don't have 40k in one catalogue (???) I have the images from import on one card and delete raw's afterwards. Tops 400 images in Lr at one time.

Lr 3 ran fantastic, and the 4 beta also ran great. I'll finish up all my work in Lr 4.1 and uninstall everything and start from scratch with 4.2..

Canon General / Re: Why you should take your camera to family Weddings
« on: October 03, 2012, 11:00:39 AM »
Did she sprint down the isle for him not to have time to switch cards?? No excuses for that... I use my second slot as a pure backup.

Maybe cameras being used for sports and weddings should have a warning in the VF (with variable setting) when this and that many shots left?

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 4.2 update
« on: October 03, 2012, 09:34:21 AM »
So basically nothing to fix the VERYVERY uselessly slow performance.....

The same lowlight AF ability of the 5d2.
Did you try the 1D X configuration fix from another topic?

The set it to 10 fps instead of 12? Yeah, I didn't really feel the difference though. But to be honest, the only time I have had trouble is in the studio setting. I didn't have any time, but I'm going back and will try switch off the af assist on my remote flashes and use 5 fps and more af scenarios to see if it gets any better.

If it was any other fixes you meant I would really appreciate a reminder!


Support for the EC-S focusing screen. Seeing the dof and focus is a great aid and truly missed from the 5d2.

i discovered that the 1dx takes all the old 1dsmk3 screens- all the EC focusing screens. i used the ec-s in a 1dx and it was soooo nice- i shoot at f1.2 a lot, so this made a massive difference.

- things i would like improved-

1/ magnify button moved back to where it was on the ads.
2/ the lighting up of the focus points made at least twice as bright, this projecting on the focus screen cannot be seen when shooting a lot of subject matter.
3/ clean hdmi out for video
4/ 60fps at 1080p (or 120!)

a more dreaming list-

A/fast wireless tethering
B/a way to shoot that you can have live focus through an external monitor and shoot stills without any delay (its too slow at the moment), better yet, allow one monitor to frame the shot, and allow a second monitor to have the image zoomed 100 percent (great if you can dedicate a focusing person on those real hard focus problems).
C/more focus points spread out wider around the frame. i did a quick look at a whole pile of advertising photos and the focus points where they are now do line up with 60% of the shots i saw. most were outside the focus points in the middle.


But then you were shooting in M mode, right? Since it's not firmware supported the metering is off. But if you say the metering works as normal, I'm absolutely get one.

The 1DX does have better low light AF. Just turn the flash IR assist off.

The only thing that I would change is a true silent shutter like the 5D3.

£5000 camera, no proper silent shutter, truly WTF.

It won't lock where the 5d2 does, so, no. I have tried Ai servo, One shot with and without flash. But WHEN the 1d X locks it does track way better and will also not lock unless it is in fact in focus, whereas the 5d2 locks and it can be oof. But in the lowest of light, the 5d2 IS better to lock.

I very much agree with you on the Silent Shutter, the 5d3 is ACTUALLY very useful, whereas the 1d X is just, huh? is that silent?!


The same lowlight AF ability of the 5d2.

I thought the 1D X would exceed the 5D II

We all did.

The thing I mean isn't about tracking a subject in lowish light, because the 1d X pretty much destroys everything else there. But in VERY low light (or very low contrast) the 5d2 snaps on and locks focus where the 1d X just hunts and gives in. It's also a problem (just experienced it the other day) that when shooting flash in one shot and trying to lock with AF-assist from the 580 ex II it takes forever to focus. And that wasn't even close to low light... A big problem as it was in a studio setting and I was trying to shoot some white background shots of my kids, and they would just sit and stare at me as I'm trying so hard to get focus, and when I did, they were already fed up and halfway upstairs...

I would like the option to switch around the order of the main menu's, like have the AF-tab next to My Menu, and the possibllity to have one more My Menu, or being able to add a few more items to the one there is.

I would like red Af-points.

The old 1d4 iso button/placement (although no biggie)

The same lowlight AF ability of the 5d2.

5. I find reaching the M.fn and dof-preview buttons kind of hard, they should be bigger or closer to the grip for my liking.

More options to customize buttons. (Why can't I set every button to whatever?)

Support for the EC-S focusing screen. Seeing the dof and focus is a great aid and truly missed from the 5d2.

All of this minus the red-af point wish, is nitpicking. I must say this camera, it's just f@@@ing EPIC!! I have used almost all Canon bodies since the 1ds2 (owned or used) and this is so near perfect it's ridicolous. Like no other Canon before I can catch moments that are completely out of the question for what can be done with AF, and it just does it.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« on: September 30, 2012, 02:58:46 AM »
A new 5D II for $1,699 is a steal, and the 5D III should be down to $3,000 most everywhere in the next couple of months. If you search daily, (or check back here and at the digital picture) they notify you of price drops. Numerous times the 5D III has sold for $3,000, and that fire sale adorama had on their ebay store saw them go for $2,749 (almost made me buy).

Totally...  The 5D2 is a steal at $1,699. And you can already get it RETAIL for less than $2,000.  The 5D2 is an AWESOME camera even with its age...

I hope the 5D3 will be $2,499 before next summer. Which I think is the price it should've been from the beginning. The superior ISO and AF is awesome, but not worth an extra $1,300.

It might not be worth it to you and some other people, but for me the 5d3 is vastly superior camera for everything, it's not a5d2 with more af points... that being said, the iq isn't really better. The 5d2 has great iq but it misses almost all of the great moments of movement the 5d3 missed less of. The reason I switched to the 1d isn't obvious on paper, but very obvious when using it. Best Canon ever made, and is sure to be a legend as well. If more people could afford it And see what it can do that others just can't.

*applaus* awesome stuff! The first one is seriously great...

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Lanscape: 5D mkIII 24-70mmL
« on: September 26, 2012, 04:29:28 PM »
They look good.  If you dont mind me asking, why not use your 24-105?  Also what are your thoughts on the 14 for landscapes?  I have 16-35 and wondering if the 14 makes a difference or not.

Straighter lines and better corners. And can you say color? Love the colors from the 14. BUT, skip it, you can't point it anywhere up and down, only dead on something because the converging lines will annoy you.

What you should be considering also is the best WA ever, the TS-E 17mm f4 L.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 05:54:54 PM »
How long until we hear about people who switched to Nikon wanting to switch back to Canon.....  :P

yes you have to sit the dry years out. :)

Anyone been over at nikonrumors and hear what they complain over? It seems that the guys here love nikon more than they do...

EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 05:38:58 PM »
Not if you consider I make 65k a year as a seller in a store... we can always buy half off from the US  :P

a stores sales clerk that makes 65k?
you must have a nice and generous boss then.

One word: Union!

i know a media markt department manager in germany who makes 2100 euro NETTO.
that translates into ~25000 euro a year after tax.

i would really like to know where a simple sales clerk (no offense) in europe makes 65k $ ... not to mention 65k euro....

I meant 65k usd, not euro. That would've been fun! And of course no offense taken, I am a sales clerk by choice, no responsibillty, good money, and I get to talk photogear all day with all sorts of weird, interesting, funny and knowledgable people.

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