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Finally!!! I can get a camera to match my favorite outfit!
Cute really cute infared. LOL!!!!!  :) :) :) ;) ;) ;)

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Wow I'm floored.....ho hum!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Coming in March? [CR1]
« on: February 21, 2014, 08:38:17 AM »
The 7D2 is needed.  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just got my hands on a 5D III for the weekend
« on: February 14, 2014, 04:31:07 AM »
This weekend should be exciting.  We're heading to my daughter's dive meet and I've taken the plunge and borrowed a 5D3 for the weekend.   Coming from a T1i, this camera is a little intimidating, but I do like the larger size - my hand actually fits on it without a battery grip.  I know - it's the small things that amaze me.  I had intentionally held off from working with a full frame due to the potential G.A.S. I know I would experience.  With my new CPS membership - I couldn't resist trying one out for this event.

It's been great to compare the two cameras against each other.   I live in a city that doesn't have a camera store anymore, and the other electronics stores pretty much are useless when it comes to higher end products, so this is a treat for me.   I now have a better understanding of what I've been reading about on this forum.  For the short time I've had with this camera, I've been amazed at how shallow the depth of field can be using my 85 1.8!

I was hoping to get the camera earlier to get more practice with it, but looks like I'll have to do some on-the-job-training as the meet starts tomorrow.  It will take some getting used to, but I'm looking forward to seeing what this camera and my 70-200 can do :)   I do have a 70-300 non-L; should I try this combination at all?  Seems silly to take to zooms, but wondered if anyone here has used the 70-300 non L on this camera and what you thought.

Regards,

Wes
Stick with the 70-200 and you will be fine... :) :) :) :) :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: January 30, 2014, 04:47:40 PM »
Yes I do. Very fortunate. I have put it through a high school basketball game so I will allow that to qualify as poor light albeit not a dark setting.

Autofocus is amazing. Quality of images seen from my 5Diii and 1DX are very similar. A little less noise on the 1DX files but nothing I would classify as amazing.


My 1DX will arrive tomorrow. I can't wait 12 months to hope to get a camera that I need now. I am stoked!
You should be... enjoy!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

Best camera I have ever used. I really wondered if having a 5Diii was going to set me up for a less excited feeling. Not the case. While both cameras seem to give me same photo quality, there is no doubt AI Servo is a MONSTER on the 1DX. 12 FPS where 10 out of 12 frames are sharp, wow!

Too many features to name but I wish my 5Diii could save settings to the card. Biggest complaint against the 5diii now. ;)
Hello Dude,
Wow you have both? Did you get a chance to put the DX through its paces in low light shooting yet?
Hi Dude,
Thank you for the input... I usually shoot concerts in small dark venues. My 5D Mark II hunts for a focal point and I end up missing the shot I want  >:(  I know I'm speaking to the choir. I wish you all the best with your cameras. :) :) :) :)

Cheers Eddie.   

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: January 30, 2014, 09:06:03 AM »
My 1DX will arrive tomorrow. I can't wait 12 months to hope to get a camera that I need now. I am stoked!
You should be... enjoy!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

Best camera I have ever used. I really wondered if having a 5Diii was going to set me up for a less excited feeling. Not the case. While both cameras seem to give me same photo quality, there is no doubt AI Servo is a MONSTER on the 1DX. 12 FPS where 10 out of 12 frames are sharp, wow!

Too many features to name but I wish my 5Diii could save settings to the card. Biggest complaint against the 5diii now. ;)
Hello Dude,
Wow you have both? Did you get a chance to put the DX through its paces in low light shooting yet?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: January 30, 2014, 08:27:50 AM »
My 1DX will arrive tomorrow. I can't wait 12 months to hope to get a camera that I need now. I am stoked!
You should be... enjoy!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: January 30, 2014, 08:24:16 AM »
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I think you're living in a fantasy land if you think there will be a 1DX replacement anytime in the next three years, if ever. I'm on record that it's the last top end, professional, conventional DSLR Canon will ever produce. To the extent it is upgraded, that will happen through code -- firmware.

The 1DX is so advanced at this point there is little they could realistically improve upon. What can they possibly offer that will induce high-end stills shooters to dump their $7K camera for a new $9K camera? Combine that with quickly changing technologies, and the industry is simply going in another direction altogether. Five years from now the 1DX will still be the top still camera with video capability.

The future will be video cameras with stills capability. A whole different world is emerging.

Well they could start by giving it the MP of one of the cameras it is supposed to have replaced, or even, as has always been the case previously, give it a slight bump, 26mp sounds sweet to me. Then:-
  • Improve DR
  • Improve low iso performance
  • Add ever more to high iso performance, some will never have enough
  • Use dual pixel technology
  • Build in WiFi, who doesnt use it now in a pro environment?
  • Build in GPS, it is a $2 chip not a $400 addon
  • Build in RT Speedlite transmitter, it won't happen but boy it would be nice to shoot with a "clean" camera every now and again
  • The transmisive focus screen could give a lot more info
  • Make it lighter

To name just my most important top few.

You can go on record all you like, play King Kanute, the next 1D is comming and it is due to announce this year, the market that buys these cameras in bulk needs to buy new cameras, it is just a product cycle, they will be using them at the Olympics and World Cup, just like they always do. We will start to see blurred pictures of mystery bodies, I'd be taking pictures of the remote controlled cameras at the major venues to see what is comming later this year or at the latest early next year.
+100000

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: January 30, 2014, 08:22:42 AM »
These are exciting times for photography. I think we'll see a new 1D body in the very near future but for right now I just weeks from getting that 1DX. Does anyone have the link to the mysterious taped up Canon body attached to a 400 2.8 glass in the winter games? I'd love to see it... just curious.  :) :D ;)
Cheers
Eddie

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Sports / Re: 17 years old: My First NCAA Basketball Game ASU vs. DePaul
« on: January 30, 2014, 06:25:14 AM »
Charles I like the shot where that guy is try to save the ball. Great effort for your 1st time out. I do agree on cropping out the ref. Great job overall!!!   ;) ;) :) :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: January 29, 2014, 08:52:26 AM »
FWIW, I saw an active photographer with a 1D-type body neatly anonymized in black tape, with a 400/2.8L IS II, covered in black lens coat neoprene during the Kitzbuhel downhill race. Fingers crossed!
Wow ok that's postive...!!! It would be nice to see some of those shots too!!! :) :) :) :) :)

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Canon General / Re: Top sites for Canon gear reviews!
« on: January 28, 2014, 05:46:21 AM »
Hi Eddie,
Sorry, couldn't resist the temptation! Thank you for taking it the way it was meant.

Cheers Graham.

Hi ewg.
Self proclaimed troll?  8) ;D
Or you have witnessed trolls there because you use it frequently?  ::)

Cheers Graham.

Amazon is great but not troll proof!! I use it frequently!!
LOL not I. I just witness them at work... Graham I guess I walked into that one...

Cheers,
Eddie
You're welcome Graham I can always appreciate some good humor.
Cheers Eddie

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Canon General / Re: Top sites for Canon gear reviews!
« on: January 27, 2014, 08:45:53 PM »
Hi ewg.
Self proclaimed troll?  8) ;D
Or you have witnessed trolls there because you use it frequently?  ::)

Cheers Graham.

Amazon is great but not troll proof!! I use it frequently!!
LOL not I. I just witness them at work... Graham I guess I walked into that one...

Cheers,
Eddie

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Canon General / Re: Top sites for Canon gear reviews!
« on: January 27, 2014, 07:15:10 PM »
Hi All,

I though it would be nice to start a Topic based on favourite spots around the internet people use to help them decide, which Canon gear to get.

I found inspiration for this Topic from a post I just replied to. If this has been done before, it doesn't hurt to get get a fresh update.

To start this list is from Rienzphotoz:

1. michaelthementor.com
2. the-digital-picture.com
3. Dave Dugdale's youtube channel
4. thecamerastore tv youtube channel
5. digitalrevtv youtube channel
In addition I also, follow/watch at least dozen other reviewers, infrequently.



I've added these youtube channels:

Matt Granger - (He's a Nikon guy in Canon Clothes... but his views have help me with my 70-200 purchase)
Jared Polin - If you like Kai, this guy must be his US counterpart with substance.
Dan (Learningcameras.com) - Nice and clear. Great video on Canon 5DmkIII vs 6D
Indy Mogul - Top for Indie DSLR film makers! If your into that stuff.

actually the best camera review site is Amazon.com(not DPR crap, I mean Amazon user reviews)
Amazon is great but not troll proof!! I use it frequently!!

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