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Software & Accessories / Re: Are Ultrabooks Fast enough?
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:50:40 PM »
Chewy734, what file sizes do you throw at your machine? And which PP app do you use?
I'm considering going the MacBook pro route, so I'm curious about what it can handle...

I use LR4 most of the time.  Sometimes Photoshop, sometimes Illustrator (not for PP, but other stuff).  I actually use my laptop for complex computational scientific research, so any PP stuff I throw at it is not a problem at all.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 14, 2012, 10:13:18 AM »
Built-in GPS and wifi?  Why can't Canon include those useful features on the 5D3 or 1D X?   :-[

Software & Accessories / Re: Are Ultrabooks Fast enough?
« on: September 09, 2012, 10:12:24 AM »
I do all my post-processing with my MacBook Pro, 16gb RAM, and 512gb SSD.  It's super fast for anything that I throw at it.  The key is getting at least 8gb RAM and the SSD.  The SSD makes a world of difference.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: September 04, 2012, 09:25:34 AM »
I'd have to say... Somehow the 1Dx generates better image quality after post processing, retains better details and greater dynamic range compared to MKIII

i used MKIII for few months before make a switch, and 1DX also points accurate exposures

I agree with you completely on this.  However, I do feel that the 5D3 gives you more bang for the buck.  Unless you need the weather sealing or faster frames per second, the 1D X just isn't the smarter buy.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: September 04, 2012, 09:23:48 AM »
Size difference is actually kind of a non-issue. Gripped a 5D Mark III or 7D is similar in size to a 1D-X. Instead there is a significant advantage for 1-series bodies in terms of better usability. Getting used to this is similar to the addiction to L-lenses. Once you have experienced just how good it can be, you don't want to go back.

You are right about the size difference.  But, the 1D bodies overall feel noticeably better in the hands than a gripped non-1D body.

Software & Accessories / Re: ND Filters for Photography
« on: September 02, 2012, 04:20:56 PM »
The LEE Big Stopper.  Arguably the best 10-stop ND filter you can buy.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 01, 2012, 11:25:34 PM »
thanks for the nightmares Gary.   :-[

This is the one I bought.  Seems to work well for me, and it arrived much quicker than I expected.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Survival of the fittest/luckiest
« on: August 28, 2012, 08:54:23 AM »
Rapid strap. Happened to me, never used it once i got the spiderpro holster.

How much weight can it hold comfortably and safely?  How does it work if you have a longer lens attached and that lens has its own tripod collar for mounting?

Lenses / Re: Lens choices for airshow
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:05:53 AM »
I used the 100-400mm lens to take shots of planes in flight.  It seemed to work well as an all-around lens on a FF body for that purpose.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: August 22, 2012, 06:11:04 PM »
I have used both for about a month each.  I can't tell a noticeable difference between the 1D X and the 5D3 in terms of image quality, particularly at lower ISOs.  At higher ISOs there is slightly less noise with the 1D X.  However, I've noticed I can bring the shadows a little bit better in post with 1D X files than the 5D3 ones.

In terms of shooting itself, the 1D X is a tank, and it felt that way in every way.  It's noticeably more solid than the 5D3 with a battery grip.  The shutter feels and sounds better on the 1D X.  However, I do miss the silent shooting mode on the 5D3, because the silent mode on the 1D X is a joke. I could take the 1D X to an outdoor shoot in the pouring rain without worrying about it at all.  The much faster frame rate allows you to take action photos with ease.  If you have a clear view of the object, you can't miss it with the 1D X.  It focuses fast, and keep the action sharp throughout the entire sequence. The AF is also noticeably improved on the 1D X, especially in lower light.  Most of my lenses lock focus faster on the 1D X than on the 5D3.  Overall, the 1D X feels much better in my hands than the 5D3, which in turn, felt better than the 5D2 I previously had.

Those are just my personal observations...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:26:45 AM »
However this camera turns out, 5D3 owners will be burned.

Unless it costs like $5k.  Which wouldn't be surprising, given Canon's recent pricing.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:06:31 AM »
And here I thought the 5D3 couldn't shoot landscapes.   ;)

There are some awesome photos on this page!  Nice job guys!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:00:40 AM »
So, if the 3D is supposed to between the 5D and 1D series, that also means the price will be somewhere between $3500 and $6800.  If this is supposed to compete with the D800(E), then I think Canon seriously missed its price-point.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 20, 2012, 05:22:13 PM »
awesome photos Viggo!

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