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Lenses / Re: List of rumored lenses
« on: February 14, 2013, 02:50:19 PM »
.. And nothing about the 35 L II, well it's only rumored several times a year for the last better part of a decade.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX ITR AF Feature
« on: February 13, 2013, 04:23:12 PM »
Does that mean I should turn it off if I never use zone and all 61?

No need to turn it off, but if left on it's not doing anything for you...

Thanks a lot! I was a bit surprised by this, lol. Oh well, the 1dx hardly ever misses anything  for me anyway  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX ITR AF Feature
« on: February 13, 2013, 02:02:55 PM »
Really? I thought iTR also worked with 4 and 8 expanded, at least the color tracking?

Nope - 61-pt auto and Zone AF only.  See p.95 of the manual.

Wow... So I haven't even tried color-tracking at all? That is weird because with the 1dx and same settings as the 5d3 with 4 point expansion the 1dx tracks waaay better, and I'm not sure the 50 L benefits from the higher drive power from the bigger battery...

Does that mean I should turn it off if I never use zone and all 61?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Panic button - 1Dx
« on: February 13, 2013, 01:57:26 PM »
I have my camera normally in Av mode with a set shutter speed I don't want to go longer than, but I LOVE the recall function , I have set the AElock button to recall because I use af-on to start af operation so they're right next to each other. With normal Av I have my au servo set up to normal movement with no expansion etc, case 1. And on the ae lock button I have the camera set up for fast erratic motion with every setting, faster shutter , actually smaller shutter to give the af a bit more help, 4 expansion, customised case 6 etc. that way I can shoot EVERYTHING without taking the eye off my viewfinder, so all the things I had to change to switch between fast action and more
Normal movement in the menus I can now have active by moving my thumb 5 mm! Best thing ever! I also ha r one of the front custom buttons to switch to one shot when needed. It speeds up the shooting process from 3 minutes to a split second.

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Canon General / Re: Canon 1D X on the Street
« on: February 13, 2013, 06:49:01 AM »
I usually say if you see me without the 1d X, it wasn't me. It goes everywhere I go, even if it's a trip to the grocery store, and why not ?

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Lighting / Re: Phottix Odin: Inaccuate high-ISO metering problem
« on: February 11, 2013, 03:55:11 AM »
More love for the Odins. Strongly back-lit subjects always threw the infrared Canon flash triggering off, but with the Odins, shooting straight into the sun is no problem.



This is far from a great shot, but I love the convenience of being able to adjust the backlight and fill in groups independently, right at the camera, without having to manually re-adjust the flashes. It's a great way to make an otherwise boring shot not quite as boring :)




The light really lifts the image, care to share your setup for this shot, number of lights and what sorts of modifiers do you use?

The reason I ask is because I saw some similar types of shots and it was listed as bare bulb flash, and I couldn't work how one gets soft light from a small bare buld speedlite (unless bounced at least)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: February 10, 2013, 01:29:22 PM »
1dX 24mm f1.4 L II@ f4. Light Quadra in a 70cm Deep Octa.




That photo looks very nice, clean, and sharp. Well done.


Thanks a lot! :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: February 09, 2013, 02:03:27 PM »
1dX 24mm f1.4 L II@ f4. Light Quadra in a 70cm Deep Octa.


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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« on: February 09, 2013, 04:07:58 AM »
If the 100 L and the 135 and all the nikons survive the heat, then this will too. "Shameless marketing" is much easier to believe.

Physics........................Physics.

Yes, yes, the same physics that says if my lens is melting I'm already inside..

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« on: February 08, 2013, 06:30:24 PM »
Auric Goldfinger had his painted in 24 carat gold ;D

It wasn't  lenses he painted in 24 carat gold but beautiful bodies

The 1dx you mean?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX ITR AF Feature
« on: February 08, 2013, 03:38:45 PM »
It's face-detection with phase AF.  I find that it works pretty for tracking a person moving through a group.  I have a Servo setting for 'people/events' and I use iTR for that, but not for my wildlife/birds setting.  Note that for iTR to work, you've got to be in 61-point auto selection more for the AF point selection.

Really? I thought iTR also worked with 4 and 8 expanded, at least the color tracking?

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II "Fix"
« on: February 08, 2013, 03:36:50 PM »
If the 100 L and the 135 and all the nikons survive the heat, then this will too. "Shameless marketing" is much easier to believe.

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Sports / Re: It's just not cricket
« on: February 08, 2013, 07:55:43 AM »
Cricket? Is that when they play for 36 hours and then suddenly somebody picks up the ball and throws it over the sideline and someone wins?

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 1D X - Clean HDMI out
« on: February 08, 2013, 06:12:26 AM »
Not that I use clean hdmi, but I completely agree with your logics and I was very surprised that the 5d3 had this added in firmware and nothing about it for the 1d x.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lens repair taking forever - option
« on: February 06, 2013, 06:29:30 PM »
FWIW I always send my camera along with the lens that needs AF-hardware adjusment. I have sent only the lens, once, and it came out even worse.

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