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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D600 DXO is out!!!
« on: September 19, 2012, 01:19:30 PM »
I can't really say anything is lacking from the 1d x. I can't say I think about DxO when I'm out shooting. I can't say I give a crap about numbers anymore. After following Canon from the 350d, they finally made the perfect cam for me. If you don't get to try a Canon cam before buying it ask someone who has, not a guy using a d3s

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sync speed only 1/180s?
« on: September 19, 2012, 08:00:58 AM »
Here's an example:

He's not moving very fast at all and for "creative effect" this COULD be tolerated, but to me this image is ruined by that arm moving. I can't remember any situation I had that kind of blur on the 1d 4 with flash.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sync speed only 1/180s?
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:25:05 AM »
Open the aperture? Oh my...

Try to bring the background down and freeze small movements requires a higher sync. I use my wireless flash outside all the time and going to 1/500s or higher gets me so little power I can't tell if the flash fired. And I use two 580's at full power. If you want to have power and less dof ND-filters can help.

Let's hope Odin makes an Optimized flash sync like Pw's and better so I don't have to spend hours tuning them in software.

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Canon General / Re: Loving Canon right now.
« on: September 18, 2012, 09:31:22 AM »
Let me start by saying I love my canon camera.  For me the frustration is not in the speed of upgrades, it's the out of whack practice of lower end cameras getting features first.

I think the 6D is what was needed, a more affordable entry level FF. What I'm pi$$ed that it comes with built in features (wifi control via smart phone & built in GPS) that are thing that I get to pay +$400 for on my Mrk III, or that are not available.  These were features that I (and many others) wanted 4 years ago, and I kind of expected to be standard at this point in time on DSLRs.  Now it appears I could have saved a lot of money going with this lower end camera to get all the features I wanted (FF, Improved focus, improved ISO, Camera and Movie Mode, Around 20mp, Built in GPS, WiFi control via smart phone).

As I recall, when the 7D came out, it ended up having a few features that the 5D Mrk II did not (but eventually did get).  This is almost the same thing, but these features can't be added in firmware, they have to be purchased for a premium. It's like design and marketing aren't thinking when they come up with features for the users. More like how can we get the most money out of our users wallets?  When it's time for me to get a new camera body in a few years, if Canon is still pulling the same stupid maneuvers, I'll be jump ship.

I'm with you on that one, I was seriously upset when the 7d got the spot-af when the 1d4 didn't get it. And also now that an entrylevel gets interchangeable focusing screens and 5d3 not. Along. With the things you mentioned. I think that the 1d X should have everything all other cameras in the next two year has.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 18, 2012, 04:47:11 AM »
I see quite the difference between the 1d X at 1/250s and the 5d3 at 1/200s, so a concern about 1/180s is valid. And the statement, just use hss isn't a valid one, for anyone who need a normal amount of power and also want to freeze action, you just can't use hss. It won't freeze action nor give anywhere near enough power.

I really miss the 1/300s sync of the 1d4, but the X being fullframe I guess it's not possible...

All tip being said, the 6d is entrylevel, these are the things they chop off the 5d to make it small and cheap.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:19:22 AM »
It seems the 6D can be controlled by an Android or Iphone. That's pretty cool! People will make timelapps  : :P :P within the week. Remote LV anyone?

that can be done already, http://www.dslrbot.com/

But then you need the transmitter? I was thinking with built in wi-fi it can be done directly. And you don't need line of sight.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:11:25 AM »
Only center-point crosstype.

Interchangeable focusing screens. (Ouch)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:11:01 AM »
Anybody know if the wireless can trigger the RT600? (I guess if it that were the case, the press release would say about it.)

Not without the st-e3 I guess.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:07:56 AM »
It seems the 6D can be controlled by an Android or Iphone. That's pretty cool! People will make timelapps  : :P :P within the week. Remote LV anyone?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:52:23 AM »
The 6d will be able to focus in -3 ev so in that regard, it's even better than the 1d X.

Sure - *if* you happen to shoot in the dark and *if* you don't have a flash with af assist light (or the distance is too far) and *if* your lens is still able to provide an acceptable shutter speed - that might exclude the kit f4 lens.

The question is how *precise* the af will be at all and at esp. at low light, otherwise it's useless. We'll have to wait until January to find out... to me, the 6d sounds more like a "high iq tourist camera" than d600 competition.

Are you saying you already have forgotten just how much the 1d X has been put down by people who shoot all grey subjects in pitch black of how bad the lowlight af is? Also the same with the very long thread about 5d3 and weddings? Lol.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:48:49 AM »
Oh well, I really don't care if *everybody*  has decided this camera sucks after seeing a first speclist, I just think it's wrong. Everybody thrashed the 1d X for having only 18mp, it has better DR, noticeably! Way less noise, even at lower iso's, sharper and more fine detail than the 5d3 and it isn't exactly the only time this has happened. The 24-70 was thrashed because of the price, but hey people who hav. ACTUALLY used seems to think, hm it's expensive but it is the sharpest zoom ever made...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:34:16 AM »
Maybe it's wise to wait to thrash a camera until after something other than a speclist is provided? The 6d will be able to focus in -3 ev so in that regard, it's even better than the 1d X.

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If you buy a new camera as soon as it is available are you really seriously thinking THAT would be the price for the next three years??

No I don't care!

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 vs 24-70 II Outdoors Test! WHOOAAA!!!b
« on: September 16, 2012, 05:26:08 AM »
Landscapes are one thing, but how is the af for fast close up stuff? I actually find the old 24-70 to have very good af. Is the new one like the 70-200 that doesn't rotate but jumps to focus?
As I said, I am not a landscape photographer. I just did this comparison because people asked for it.
I used it for the first time in the studio today. It was perfect. Didn't miss one photo. Great and fast.
I was having a lot of out of focus pictures with my new 1D X and the old lens. Problems I never had with the 1D Mark IV. I thought I had a defective camera or that it wasn't good enough. Turns out it was the Old lens that couldn't keep up with the speed of the new AF system...
I will be selling the old baby right away. If anybody is interested, let me know before I throw it on eBay.  ;)

Thanks, but in studio is hardly fast action now is it?

I find it very strange your old 24-70 was worse on the 1d X than on the 1d4 though af-wise. I have had all sorts of lenses and with better bodies they have always been better, at least with AF. The worst AF-lens of all (at least speed) the 85 L II is twice as fast on the 1d X than it was on the 5d3 for example, I can use it for moving subjects now.

And when you said in studio, where you still in One Shot mode?

BTW, checked your website, and you have some seriously good skills, cudos! Oh, and pretty models as well ::)

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Lighting / Re: Direct Flash - How to make it useful?
« on: September 16, 2012, 04:36:13 AM »
Has someone even mentioned GELS here? I find that color balance often is the giveaway when using direct flash. You can get away with flat light and harsh shadows more than a dark yellow background. And as pointed out by others, balancing your flash with ambient is key. Have the same light and same focal for a subject shot with flash with background 2 stops under and then two stops over makes for two VERY different pictures.

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