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I don't absolutely agree that f8 is the sharpest.

I ran a "aperture sharpness test" in focal with all my lenses and the:

24 L II= sharpest at f2,5

35 L II= f3,5

50 L= better at 1,8 than 2,2, sharpest at f5

85 L= f5 (huge drop from f2 to 1,2)

135= f7.1

All lenses showed a fair amount of loss of sharpness any smaller aperture.

I use my lenses at the needed aperture, but I must admit, I use 2,5 with the 24 more now (instead of 1,8-2.0), and the 50 at 1,8


Just curious; does that also mean that you now have set the in-camera sharpness setting to "0" (zero) ?

The software sets up the camera with it's own settings, so I'm not sure. But if you sharpen +3 or -3, the difference between apertures would be the same, all would be softer or sharper.

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35 L II= f3,5
I guess this lens is no longer a rumor then  :P

LOL, yeah sorry about that!

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I don't absolutely agree that f8 is the sharpest.

I ran a "aperture sharpness test" in focal with all my lenses and the:

24 L II= sharpest at f2,5

35 L II= f3,5

50 L= better at 1,8 than 2,2, sharpest at f5

85 L= f5 (huge drop from f2 to 1,2)

135= f7.1

All lenses showed a fair amount of loss of sharpness any smaller aperture.

I use my lenses at the needed aperture, but I must admit, I use 2,5 with the 24 more now (instead of 1,8-2.0), and the 50 at 1,8

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 25, 2012, 03:40:13 AM »
@Richard: Are you sure the "last AF is on the shutter" ? Because if I aim at something white and the AF-light strobes and the AF just sits there and I press the shutter, it does NOTHING, but if I release the AF-ON in the same no-af possible situation, it tries again.
Yes, if you have them both set to Auto-Focus (AF-On, not AF-Off) then release AF-On, then the last button that you press (Shutter Button) will set the final focus. If your white target didn't move then the  shutter button press had no reason to change focus.  Try focusing on something else to test it.

Ah, okay... So I set the shutterbutton to meter when pressed.. Yeeeeah, well then I guess it might not be for me then, just because, If I want to shoot a shot in One shot, I first have to press the m...f..n button to switch to One Shot from Ai, then push the AF-ON button on the back, hold them and then push the shutter. To me, using three buttons to take a picture is ridicolous.

You can just press and release AF-On to stop focus for a stationary photo.  So, you don't have to switch out of AI Servo every time.  if you would like the AF beep and confirmation then you would have to switch to One Shot.  You could also set up different Custom Shooting Functions for One Shot and AI Servo.  Personally, I wouldn't let One Shot be the reason that you don't use AF-On for tracking and the shutter button for image capture. I'm rarely in a rush when I use One Shot and you could always change the setting via AF Mode, so no need to hold any extra buttons in if you don't want to.  But, do what you feel comfortable with.

I took your advice and tried the AF-ON for AF and remove AF from the shutter (just metering). And now it's second nature. And focus and recompose just with releasing the button eliminated the need for One Shot for me.

Awesome advice, thanks!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 25, 2012, 03:36:32 AM »
If you by any chance work in studio, there's also that old powersupply that came with the 1d3.

I saved mine, and I'm really glad I did now. (ESpecially when I calibrated).

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Lighting / Re: Pocket Wizard Canon firmware update 6.150 problem
« on: August 24, 2012, 06:38:45 AM »
I spent nearly three years with my PW's to make them work, they never did, and always something different that was wrong. I even swapped them for new units, and new flashes , same crap all over.

I got the word on the Phottix Odin and I have used those for over 7000 images now, not one single misfire!! Still full battery on the transmitter (c r a z y ) I couldn't be happier. You take them out of the box, put the batteries in, done. Go shoot and have fun!

And they also have remotecontrol over power from trigger to reciever. Fantastic feature, and it worked with the 5d3 straight away. Manual works for the 1d X, but full ettl support is being worked on. (they can still use the ettl communication line, so remote poweradjustment is still working)

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EOS Bodies / Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 24, 2012, 06:01:38 AM »
Did you use the old 1d charger on the X batteries?

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EOS Bodies / Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 24, 2012, 04:50:44 AM »
when I first slide in the two batteries each single "charge" light by each battery lights up for a few seconds then all of them (3 for each battery) 50% 80% 100% blink forever all at once...never stop...

Which color do they flash? if they're red, push the CAL button...

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 II L USM
« on: August 22, 2012, 05:55:19 PM »
"Noah Fence" ;) I like that.

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In fact what I do the first minute I turn on a new 1-series, is remove recording modes like, bulb, Tv, P and such. I limit it to whatever I need.

That being said, adding stuff would also mean you can leave them out.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 21, 2012, 02:34:33 PM »
@Richard: Are you sure the "last AF is on the shutter" ? Because if I aim at something white and the AF-light strobes and the AF just sits there and I press the shutter, it does NOTHING, but if I release the AF-ON in the same no-af possible situation, it tries again. Same thing in One Shot, if I lock with either button the other doesn't do anything as long as the first is pressed. SO if the AF-ON has priority then I can keep AF on both buttons for reasons mentioned below.

Ah, okay... So I set the shutterbutton to meter when pressed.. Yeeeeah, well then I guess it might not be for me then, just because, If I want to shoot a shot in One shot, I first have to press the m...f..n button to switch to One Shot from Ai, then push the AF-ON button on the back, hold them and then push the shutter. To me, using three buttons to take a picture is ridicolous.

In Ai though, it's pretty great! Canon should do a combo, where I can have One shot at the shutter button alone, and then Ai on the AF-ON button, so when it's pushed it's Ai on the AF-on and only release on the shutter, and if I just want one shot release the AF-ON and take shot like you always have (with One Shot focus).

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Third Party Manufacturers / GODOX Propac PB820
« on: August 21, 2012, 12:26:52 PM »
Anyone used these? I'm so tired of charging AA's with my 3 CP-E3 battery-packs it's not even funny, and EVERY time I want to use them the batteries have drained. I used 2700 mAh Sanyo AA's and after a week I had to charge again (they haven't been used)

So now I want something I can plug directly to the batterypack and charge them all at the same time.

I read good reviews, and the price is great and I've looked inside one and it looks pretty good!

My QUESTION IS:

How does it hold up after a year or three's use? Do they keep their power level, do they fall apart? I'm not a person who throws them to the ground two times a day, but they will be put to use.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: San Francisco Zoo
« on: August 21, 2012, 06:09:17 AM »
While we're on the subject of 1d X and WB.

I use a Color Checker Passport to calibrate my colors. However, using the 1d X and sample off the built-in grey card, I'm suppose to get highly accurate WB to use and sample the color checker, but it just turns out VERY warm and orange no matter how I expose the greycard. Anyone else tried this? I haven't tried another greycard, but it always worked with the 5d2.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Phottix Odin, the only thing wrong, fixed!!
« on: August 21, 2012, 06:02:23 AM »
The only small issue I had with the Odin's are now fixed, VERY glad to see this!

http://journal.phottix.com/photo-accessory-news/odin-for-canon-one-third-stop-manual-adjustment-firmware/

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 20, 2012, 06:04:27 PM »

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