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I would like that the camera displays which AF setting you are switching to more clearly. This only really applies to certain weather conditions and lighting, but I sometimes find it difficult to see the outer ring when I am switching quickly while looking through the view finder - even when I am looking for it. This happened to me a lot today and it was very annoying. I think they could make the outer ring thicker or larger so it is more easy to see.

Like I said, this is only a problem when you are at a game and in a rush and with very poor weather etc.

Can I ask which ring you are referring to?

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: March 29, 2014, 12:43:39 PM »
They suggested it was the camera and told me to send that in too.  I commented that it did it with my XSi, my 7D and my 5D III and my son's 5D II.  Should I send all my cameras in, I asked?  Yes, he said... No thanks...  :(

The lens still does it periodically and yes, it still pisses me off!  I'm going to sell it and get a new one...

My god, what the .. kind of answer is that? I have, luckily for them, never experienced that kind of useless attitude with Canon tech here. It's like they're paid to annoy you, not help you with an answer like that.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: March 29, 2014, 05:27:06 AM »
I had june 2012 copy i sold because it just had af consistancy issues canon refused to acknowledge. I just got a new black and grey boxed one today from bestbuy and it is an 082 batch (8-13) i think. The zoom ring is tighter and when i pick it up nothing feels loose like my original had felt like something was loose. It seems just as sharp. No dust or bubbles. I tried to mimick that youtube video and do not hear that same clicking noise so hope i got a good copy. Any suggestions to test before i send off the rebate upc?

The first I had with the clicking sound, there was no need to test it in anyway, it was there when touching the zoomring. The new one I got back when this thread started has worked perfect since then, and I use it a lot in all temps and weather, no issues found whatsoever.

Can anyone say if they have bought new lenses lately if they still click or squeak or have bubbles and or AF issues? Would be interesting to know if they're getting better.

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Thanks and I'm happy to see that his reply matches what I've experienced, and disagrees with most of what I've read.  It seems like there is a lot of misinformation out there on the two settings.  Also, I noticed that he didn't mention AI Focus :)

Everyone knows Ai Focus doesn't work ;D, and none of the 1-series have Ai Focus.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 25, 2014, 01:29:57 PM »
Great portraits and the large aperture really makes the eyes pop. I'm wondering about your WB though, is it on purpose the cooler color tone? For the little girl, I would have preferred a warmer tone. I find the ColorChecker passport awesome for easy and accurate color managing.
  it would be nice if you could post some of your work of higher quality so I can see how it's done !
have a nice day.


I was just a question if you chose the cooler color on purpose. I took your jpeg and ran it through a quick Lightroom run, and just a simple tune of your own very nice picture.


  you hit the nail on the head you like warmer I like cooler


Yup!

Not sure if my version disappears from this thread, but I'll remove my upload since it's not my picture.

*EDIT* Yup, it's gone.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 25, 2014, 01:12:50 PM »
Great portraits and the large aperture really makes the eyes pop. I'm wondering about your WB though, is it on purpose the cooler color tone? For the little girl, I would have preferred a warmer tone. I find the ColorChecker passport awesome for easy and accurate color managing.
  it would be nice if you could post some of your work of higher quality so I can see how it's done !
have a nice day.


I was just a question if you chose the cooler color on purpose. I took your jpeg and ran it through a quick Lightroom run, and just a simple tune of your own very nice picture.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 25, 2014, 03:18:25 AM »
Great portraits and the large aperture really makes the eyes pop. I'm wondering about your WB though, is it on purpose the cooler color tone? For the little girl, I would have preferred a warmer tone. I find the ColorChecker passport awesome for easy and accurate color managing.

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I will wait until all of the first two batches are sold to all the people that just HAVE to have it, then get bored with it and sell them almost unused for way less than new, including a filter to me. Never fails.

HEY!....while your waiting would you like to purchase my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM ?  I will throw in a Tiffen filter, but I am keeping the B&W!   8)

Ha! Lol, thanks but no thanks  8)

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I will wait until all of the first two batches are sold to all the people that just HAVE to have it, then get bored with it and sell them almost unused for way less than new, including a filter to me. Never fails.

I'm not adverse to used lenses in the least... but with sigma's history... I want to wait a while to see if there are any fatal flaws that I can't live with or if there's an xbox 360 type flaw (red ring of death) that affects launch models at a higher rate than the redesign.

I will definitely find a seller close to me so I can have a go with it before I buy.

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I will wait until all of the first two batches are sold to all the people that just HAVE to have it, then get bored with it and sell them almost unused for way less than new, including a filter to me. Never fails.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X, Dual Back Button AF
« on: March 22, 2014, 05:21:24 PM »
My personal experience has been, through testing on all sorts of subjects in all sorts of light, that One Shot is only better when light is VERY poor and it misses just as much or as little as Ai servo if you take 20 shots of the same subject in normal light. This is true for the 1dX, but not the 1d3, 1d4, 5dc, 5d2 and 5d3. IF you miss more still subjects with the 1dx using Ai Servo, try changing the case to Case 1 or 2. Using Case 6 for a non moving subject will give a lower hit rate for sure. I have also used 4 point expansion for still subjects with great results. 1.2, 2.8 or f4 has nothing to do with the hit rate.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X, Dual Back Button AF
« on: March 22, 2014, 10:49:56 AM »
Thanks for all the replies. The penny still fails to drop. It will one day, I hope. Currently either I do not know something or brain cells not working.
Perhaps soon I will have an 'ah ha' moment. Waiting.

Think of it as having two light switches next to each other for one room, one light switch turns the room yellow (Ai Servo on AF-On button) and the other light switch turns the room blue (One Shot on the AE-Lock).

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X, Dual Back Button AF
« on: March 22, 2014, 08:21:14 AM »
:( I do not understand. I have been using back button focus for a long while now and it seems fast enough. On the top lcd I leave it on servo focus.
What am I missing here? In any case I have the 1dx set exposure on the focus point.

Would love to understand this post, I constantly want to improve my technique.

Sanj...Steve is still using back button AF-on for servo...no change there.

The change is that he's now using the * button (AE lock) for when he wants to shoot in one shot mode.

If you never use One Shot, try my setup if you often wished you had a different AF-case, but try to make the best of what you already had selected. Or if the situation requires two AF scenarios.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 21, 2014, 06:06:46 PM »
It's probably because the Sigma isn't really 1.4 and both set to manual exposure shows that.  ;D ::)

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 21, 2014, 01:48:16 PM »
I doubt this lens be made in Japan. It's more likely be made in China.

We all know the labor cost in China ;)


If you really think that, you don't know Sigma!


Indeed I don't...do I really need to know Sigma when my lenses are L? :P

Well now you know that your 35mm is soft, has tons of CA and a whole world of vignetting compared to the Sigma...you do have that plastic & a red ring that you paid an extra $500 for, tho.  :o


Since when did the 35 Art have LESS vignetting than the 35 L ??


Since the Sigma 35mm Art Lens arrived on the market? :-)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3OuN1ywuufg


That's funny.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Lens-Vignetting-Test-Results.aspx?FLI=0&API=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0&Lens=121&Camera=9&LensComp=829

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