Yeah it only took me about 1.5 hours. Let me look at mine and try to figure out what is going on with yours.
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Yea I don't think this camera is going to happen. If it does...someone in Marketing should get fired for giving out an upgrade to the 7D...
Wait, so someone who sent in a 5DII got a 1D mkIV back?
i have the canon 50mm f1.4 on 5d markii.. from my experience this lens is not very sharp, especially on wide open f1.4. it cannot be compared to other L prime. however, if u slow down to f1.8 or f2, the result are very sharp.
Wrong. I shoot tennis for a Division II college. The players can hear the shutter because you are THAT close in those instances. This isn't Wimbeldon. Again, don't generalize for every sports shooter. Of course I can go stand in the parking lot with a 200 f/2L lens with a 1DX, but if I am allowed to get much closer, I'm going to. The silent shutter on the 5D3 is GREAT for these matches.My point wasn't really whether or not they could hear you. I'm sure they can at times. But in my opinion, tennis players just have to accept shutter sounds and learn not to be distracted by them. If they ever reach pro level, they will be hearing that sound over and over again. I don't think there's any etiquette in tennis requiring absolute silence like in golf. Having said that, I am aware of players complaining, but it's extremely rare. They better learn to get used to it instead.
Presumably, if you're photographing a sport, it's at least in part because you enjoy watching the athletes perform at their best.
Would you rather watch (and photograph) the athletes actually at their best, or would you rather watch (and photograph) athletes pissed off at you because you're annoying them with your machine-gun-sounding camera?
And which photographer do you think the athlete will prefer working with for an off-the-court photo shoot: the one whom they didn't even notice during the match, or the one whose camera made a really annoying braaaaaaap sound every time a critical point came up?
I got tired of waiting and bought a 400 f2.8 prime instead...
Oh -- and, if you're shooting for Sports Illustrated but you're shooting golf or tennis, you'd again be a fool to go with a 1D X over a 5DIII (because of shutter sound).
True about golf, but shutter sound is barely of any importance in tennis. At least if you are shooting as a professional. As an amateur, silent shutter can be useful at times - but mainly to not annoy other spectators if you shoot very close to them. The drawback is the drop in FPS of course.