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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX err80
« on: August 07, 2012, 03:22:42 AM »
Last evening I got the error 80

I was using the 600 II + 1.4 III + Lexar CF 1000x 16GB.
Only one slot in use.

It better be a firmware issue !!!
I had to remove the battery to make the 1Dx operational again.

Not me that's for sure.

I forgot.  It IS all about you.

You are saying !!
I can't have my opinion ?

eosHD had some interesting comments


seems like yet another dslr that dissapoints with the effective resolution of it's 1080p (or so called) output. seems we'll have to wait another generation.

I really wonder who buys a 1dx for filming !!!
Not me that's for sure.
I use it for stills and that's where it's made for.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Shipment in Europe?!?!
« on: May 23, 2012, 12:49:16 PM »
BeneLux including France seem to be the last countries scheduled for the 5D3 shippings..

FNAC customer service called me today. They told me shippings won't start until June....
I purchased a lens on a Hong Kong website, I had to pay taxes to get the package from the deliverer (around 70 euros)..

I'll wait.......

Not really.
In the Netherlands some big stores already had some in store around end march.

A so called BS topic.

I also read his posts.
And indeed.

It's better to remove these kind of topics, because it's clearly wat he wants.

Please share your 5D Mk3 wildlife images and thoughts about the 5D mk3 for wildlife.


Ah, well, maybe there's part of your problem. You're expecting this to be a 1D camera


What are you saying ?
The 5D is not good enough for IQ , etc. and you need a 1D for this ?!

Strange remark.
Also strange topic.
Still waiting for his noisy and banding example from the 5D mark III.

7d has a separate processor JUST FOR AF... the 5d3 doesn't. 

Not true.

The 5D Mark III has a dedicated processor for the AF:

From the Canon site (and many many other sites)

Both the 1D X and the 5D Mark III use dedicated AF microprocessors; these AF microprocessors are not DIGIC chips. The increased sensitivity of the focus system has also allowed for faster predictive focus measurements. Increased processing power is another factor to the 5D III's excellent AF performance - "The dedicated AF processor is four times faster than the one found in the EOS-1D Mark IV.

Also my 5D mark III is very close to 6 FPS.
Not sure why his 5D mark III is slow !! , make sure noise reduction is also off and battery fully charged.

Noisy images at 100 ISO !!!! , please post sample images so that we can see what is wrong.
If your 7D output is less noisy then for sure something is wrong.

EOS Bodies / Re: Up the game
« on: May 07, 2012, 10:39:47 AM »
It sounds like the D800, or Nikon crop bodies like the D7000 or D5100, are the ideal tools for your needs, then. If DR impacts your images that much, and you're willing to deal with the hassle of switching systems, the choice seems pretty clear at this point :) Or you can just pick up some Nikon gear, go dual systems, and decide if you're going to go all Nikon at some point later down the road. I just don't see this issue as something to lose sleep over :)
L lenses and their Nikon equivalents are $2,000+ a piece. And it's not one body, it's two or three. It's not a small investment or a trivial decision. But yes, if Canon continues to lag behind on senor quality over the next few years, then switching will make be more attractive.

I would not call it "to lag behind"
Use both and you see what I mean.

Most of the time in real world photography there is more then only DR and the DXO numbers.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III vs. 1D Mark IV
« on: May 06, 2012, 03:58:58 PM »
- 6fps gives the shooter more time to do minor adjustments, whereas at 10fps the take rate doesn't let that happen.

You mean the camera can do minor adjustments ?
I am not able to do any adjustments while shooting 6fps in one second. I am not that fast. ;)

Maybe it's personal, but I trust the AF more on the 5D mark III.
Just my feeling, not necessary a fact.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III vs. 1D Mark IV
« on: May 06, 2012, 02:18:42 PM »
Even Arthur Morris (Also wildlife photographer) says:
As regular readers know I feel that the new autofocus system in the 5D III is the best ever in any Canon camera body. I make a higher percentage of sharp flight images than ever before and I love the various AF Area Selections modes
My BIF in focus has improved with the NEW 5D Mark III AF.

And I also agree.


EOS Bodies / Re: Up the game
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:59:06 PM »
Ah yes, the sensor.. Kind of important, don't you think?

Not everyone wants to pay 3500 bucks for fixed AF, ratebutton and more FPS.

Yes it's important, but really blown out of porportion.
I am 100% sure you don't own the 5D Mark III.

After reading all of your posts I already know enough  :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Up the game
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:45:13 PM »
Still talking about the sensor......

There is much improved in the 5D Mark III to give us the shot we want...
And that's what counts.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:39:32 PM »
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III vs. 1D Mark IV
« on: May 06, 2012, 10:47:53 AM »
Using a 90mb extreme pro Sandisk CF card, and shooting raw, with a minimum of 1/500 shutter, wide open, fully charged battery, and good exposure to reach the maximum continuous shooting speed of 6fps, I manage to get between 18 - 23 shots. This is about 3 to 3.8 seconds of shooting and it was achieved even with ISO 800 (which increases the file size). It takes about 4-5 seconds to clear the buffer when full (didn't time it with a watch, just mental estimate :) )

When I was reading about the 1DIV tests with the same card, looks it manage to get about 25 - 30 shots which translates to 2.5 to 3 seconds. From the specs, it seems that even the 1DX won' t manage to do better than that due to it's fast 12fps.

It was interesting to read the digital picture reviewer saying that he used to prefer shooting sports with the 1DsIII with it's slow 5fps instead the 1DIV,  so that he get more background blur due to the sensor size difference. This was one of the main reasons I wanted to switch to FF for sports. Now, the 5DIII can give a 6fps with the best AF and and great FF sensor. It is also interesting to hear that the new 5DIII AF has better odds to get the photos in focus compared to the 1DIV.

I want to add that I am noticing that when the 5DIII battery is below 40-50%, the continuous shooting speed sounds to be about 4fps. It made me think about the battery grip rumor saying that the camera could achieve 6.9 fps with it. Anyone noticed the same fps decline ?     


Yep same here with the battery power below 40%.
You are also right about the 5D Mark III buffer, same numbers here.
The clearing of the 5D mark III buffer seems faster then the 1D Mark IV.

But it seems I can't get an OOF image with the 5D mark III....  ;)
Brilliant AF system....

The 1Dx must be even better....

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